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Title: Mitogen-Activated Protein (MAP) Kinases in Plant Metal Stress: Regulation and Responses in Comparison to Other Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Authors: OPDENAKKER, Kelly 
REMANS, Tony 
VANGRONSVELD, Jaco 
CUYPERS, Ann 
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: MDPI AG
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 13 (6), p. 7828-7853
Abstract: Exposure of plants to toxic concentrations of metals leads to disruption of the cellular redox status followed by an accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS, like hydrogen peroxide, can act as signaling molecules in the cell and induce signaling via mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades. MAPK cascades are evolutionary conserved signal transduction modules, able to convert extracellular signals to appropriate cellular responses. In this review, our current understanding about MAPK signaling in plant metal stress is discussed. However, this knowledge is scarce compared to research into the role of MAPK signaling in the case of other abiotic and biotic stresses. ROS production is a common response induced by different stresses and undiscovered analogies may exist with metal stress. Therefore, further attention is given to MAPK signaling in other biotic and abiotic stresses and its interplay with other signaling pathways to create a framework in which the involvement of MAPK signaling in metal stress may be studied.
Notes: Cuypers, A (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Agoralaan Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Opdenakker, Kelly; Remans, Tony; Vangronsveld, Jaco; Cuypers, Ann] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. kelly.opdenakker@uhasselt.be; tony.remans@uhasselt.be; jaco.vangronsveld@uhasselt.be; ann.cuypers@uhasselt.be
Keywords: toxic metals; oxidative stress; reactive oxygen species (ROS); MAPK cascades; phosphatases; WRKY's; ZAT12; antioxidative defense system; ethylene; jasmonic acid;Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13862
e-ISSN: 1422-0067
DOI: 10.3390/ijms13067828
ISI #: 000306188700082
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2013
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