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Oxidized Fatty Acids as Inter-Kingdom Signaling Molecules
Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology, University of the Free State, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa
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Received: 26 December 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 20 January 2014
Abstract: Oxylipins or oxidized fatty acids are a group of molecules found to play a role in signaling in many different cell types. These fatty acid derivatives have ancient evolutionary origins as signaling molecules and are ideal candidates for inter-kingdom communication. This review discusses examples of the ability of organisms from different kingdoms to “listen” and respond to oxylipin signals during interactions. The interactions that will be looked at are signaling between animals and plants; between animals and fungi; between animals and bacteria and between plants and fungi. This will aid in understanding these interactions, which often have implications in ecology, agriculture as well as human and animal health.
Keywords: oxidized fatty acids; signaling; inter-kingdom communication
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Pohl, C.H.; Kock, J.L. Oxidized Fatty Acids as Inter-Kingdom Signaling Molecules. Molecules 2014, 19, 1273-1285.
Pohl CH, Kock JL. Oxidized Fatty Acids as Inter-Kingdom Signaling Molecules. Molecules. 2014; 19(1):1273-1285.
Pohl, Carolina H.; Kock, Johan L. 2014. "Oxidized Fatty Acids as Inter-Kingdom Signaling Molecules." Molecules 19, no. 1: 1273-1285.