Proteomics shed light on the brassinosteroid signaling mechanisms.

  title={Proteomics shed light on the brassinosteroid signaling mechanisms.},
  author={Wenqiang Tang and Zhiping Deng and Zhi-Yong Wang},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={13 1},
Large numbers of receptor-like kinases (RLKs) play key roles in plant development and defense by perceiving extracellular signals. The mechanisms of ligand-induced kinase activation and downstream signal transduction have been studied for only a few RLK pathways, among which the brassinosteroid (BR) pathway is the best characterized. Recently, proteomics studies identified new components that bridge the last gap in the genetically defined BR-signaling pathway, establishing the first complete… CONTINUE READING