Regulation of Arabidopsis defense responses against Spodoptera littoralis by CPK-mediated calcium signaling

@inproceedings{Kanchiswamy2010RegulationOA,
  title={Regulation of Arabidopsis defense responses against Spodoptera littoralis by CPK-mediated calcium signaling},
  author={Chidananda Nagamangala Kanchiswamy and Hirotaka Takahashi and Stefano Quadro and Massimo E Maffei and Simone Bossi and Cinzia Margherita Bertea and Simon Atsbaha Zebelo and Atsushi Muroi and Nobuaki Ishihama and Hirofumi Yoshioka and Willhelm Boland and Junji Takabayashi and Yaeta Endo and Tatsuya Sawasaki and Gen-Ichiro Arimura},
  booktitle={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2010}
}
Plant Ca2+ signals are involved in a wide array of intracellular signaling pathways after pest invasion. Ca2+-binding sensory proteins such as Ca2+-dependent protein kinases (CPKs) have been predicted to mediate the signaling following Ca2+ influx after insect herbivory. However, until now this prediction was not testable. To investigate the roles CPKs play in a herbivore response-signaling pathway, we screened the characteristics of Arabidopsis CPK mutants damaged by a feeding generalist… CONTINUE READING