Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2009 Aug;12(4):414-20. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2009.06.003. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Early molecular events in PAMP-triggered immunity.

Author information

  • 1The Sainsbury Laboratory, Colney Lane, Norwich, UK. cyril.zipfel@tsl.ac.uk

Abstract

In plant innate immunity, the first line of microbial recognition leading to active defence responses relies on the perception of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) by pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). This recognition leads to PAMP-triggered immunity (PTI). Despite the numerous PAMPs recognised by plants, only a handful of PRRs are characterised. For most, they correspond to transmembrane proteins with a ligand-binding ectodomain. PRRs interact with additional transmembrane proteins that act as signalling adapters or amplifiers to achieve full functionality. The crucial role of PRRs in anti-microbial immunity is demonstrated by the direct targeting of PRRs and their associated proteins by pathogenic virulence effectors.

PMID:
19608450
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk