The role of vacuolar processing enzymes in plant immunity.

@article{Zhang2010TheRO,
  title={The role of vacuolar processing enzymes in plant immunity.},
  author={Huajian Zhang and Xiaobo Zheng and Zhengguang Zhang},
  journal={Plant signaling & behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 12},
  pages={1565-7}
}
Proteases play important roles in plant innate immunity. In this mini-review, we describe the current view on the role of a plant protease, vacuolar processing enzyme (VPE), and the first identified plant caspase-1-like protein, in plant immunity. In the past several years, VPEs were determined to play important roles in various types of cell death in plants. Early studies demonstrated the identification of VPE as a vacuolar hydrolytic protein responsible for maturation of vacuolar proteins… CONTINUE READING

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