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Plants 2016, 5(1), 6; doi:10.3390/plants5010006

The Ubiquitin System and Jasmonate Signaling

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Department of Plant Systems Biology, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium
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Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium
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Academic Editor: Debora Gasperini
Received: 10 November 2015 / Revised: 21 December 2015 / Accepted: 28 December 2015 / Published: 9 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Jasmonate Pathway)
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Abstract

The ubiquitin (Ub) system is involved in most, if not all, biological processes in eukaryotes. The major specificity determinants of this system are the E3 ligases, which bind and ubiquitinate specific sets of proteins and are thereby responsible for target recruitment to the proteasome or other cellular processing machineries. The Ub system contributes to the regulation of the production, perception and signal transduction of plant hormones. Jasmonic acid (JA) and its derivatives, known as jasmonates (JAs), act as signaling compounds regulating plant development and plant responses to various biotic and abiotic stress conditions. We provide here an overview of the current understanding of the Ub system involved in JA signaling. View Full-Text
Keywords: ubiquitin; COI1; jasmonic acid; E3 ligase; JAZ; MYC2 ubiquitin; COI1; jasmonic acid; E3 ligase; JAZ; MYC2
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Nagels Durand, A.; Pauwels, L.; Goossens, A. The Ubiquitin System and Jasmonate Signaling. Plants 2016, 5, 6.

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