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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 10;107(32):14502-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1003347107. Epub 2010 Jul 27.

Direct transcriptional control of the Arabidopsis immune receptor FLS2 by the ethylene-dependent transcription factors EIN3 and EIL1.

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The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom.

Abstract

In plant innate immunity, the leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase FLS2 recognizes the bacterial pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) flagellin. The molecular mechanisms underlying PAMP perception are not fully understood. Here, we reveal that the gaseous phytohormone ethylene is an integral part of PAMP-triggered immunity. Plants mutated in the key ethylene-signaling protein EIN2 are impaired in all FLS2-mediated responses, correlating with reduced FLS2 transcription and protein accumulation. The EIN3 and EIN3-like transcription factors, which depend on EIN2 activity for their accumulation, directly control FLS2 expression. Our results reveal a direct role for ethylene in regulation of an innate immune receptor.

PMID:
20663954
PMCID:
PMC2922558
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1003347107
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