Moonlighting Function of Phytochelatin Synthase1 in Extracellular Defense against Fungal Pathogens1[OPEN]

@article{Hmaty2020MoonlightingFO,
  title={Moonlighting Function of Phytochelatin Synthase1 in Extracellular Defense against Fungal Pathogens1[OPEN]},
  author={K. H{\'e}maty and M. Lim and C. Cherk and M. Piślewska-Bednarek and Clara S{\'a}nchez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Monica Stein and Ren{\'e} Fuchs and C. Klapprodt and V. Lipka and A. Molina and E. Grill and P. Schulze-Lefert and P. Bednarek and S. Somerville},
  journal={Plant Physiology},
  year={2020},
  volume={182},
  pages={1920 - 1932}
}
PCS1 is a moonlighting protein that functions in abiotic stress response and is indispensable for proper extracellular immune responses and pathogen-triggered glucosinolate metabolism. Phytochelatin synthase (PCS) is a key component of heavy metal detoxification in plants. PCS catalyzes both the synthesis of the peptide phytochelatin from glutathione and the degradation of glutathione conjugates via peptidase activity. Here, we describe a role for PCS in disease resistance against plant… Expand
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