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Plant Lectins and Lectin Receptor-Like Kinases: How Do They Sense the Outside?

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Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Végétales, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, UPS, 24 Chemin de Borde Rouge, Auzeville, BP 42617, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
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LIPM, Université de Toulouse, INRA, CNRS, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(6), 1164; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18061164
Received: 28 April 2017 / Revised: 26 May 2017 / Accepted: 28 May 2017 / Published: 31 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Lectins: From Model Species to Crop Plants)
Lectins are fundamental to plant life and have important roles in cell-to-cell communication; development and defence strategies. At the cell surface; lectins are present both as soluble proteins (LecPs) and as chimeric proteins: lectins are then the extracellular domains of receptor-like kinases (LecRLKs) and receptor-like proteins (LecRLPs). In this review; we first describe the domain architectures of proteins harbouring G-type; L-type; LysM and malectin carbohydrate-binding domains. We then focus on the functions of LecPs; LecRLKs and LecRLPs referring to the biological processes they are involved in and to the ligands they recognize. Together; LecPs; LecRLKs and LecRLPs constitute versatile recognition systems at the cell surface contributing to the detection of symbionts and pathogens; and/or involved in monitoring of the cell wall structure and cell growth. View Full-Text
Keywords: lectin; lectin receptor-like kinase; carbohydrate; cell wall; signalling; plant development; plant pathology lectin; lectin receptor-like kinase; carbohydrate; cell wall; signalling; plant development; plant pathology
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Bellande, K.; Bono, J.-J.; Savelli, B.; Jamet, E.; Canut, H. Plant Lectins and Lectin Receptor-Like Kinases: How Do They Sense the Outside? Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1164.

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