Pep-13, a plant defense-inducing pathogen-associated pattern from Phytophthora transglutaminases.

@article{Brunner2002Pep13AP,
  title={Pep-13, a plant defense-inducing pathogen-associated pattern from Phytophthora transglutaminases.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Brunner and Sabine Rosahl and Justin Lee and Jason J. Rudd and Carola Geiler and Sakari Kauppinen and Grethe Rasmussen and Dierk Scheel and Thorsten N{\"u}rnberger},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 24},
  pages={6681-8}
}
Innate immunity, an ancient form of defense against microbial infection, is well described for animals and is also suggested to be important for plants. Discrimination from self is achieved through receptors that recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) not found in the host. PAMPs are evolutionarily conserved structures which are functionally important and, thus, not subject to frequent mutation. Here we report that the previously described peptide elicitor of defense responses… CONTINUE READING