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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(2), 639;

Ten Prominent Host Proteases in Plant-Pathogen Interactions

The Plant Chemetics Laboratory, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK
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Received: 2 February 2018 / Revised: 17 February 2018 / Accepted: 17 February 2018 / Published: 24 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Defense Genes Against Biotic Stresses)
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Proteases are enzymes integral to the plant immune system. Multiple aspects of defence are regulated by proteases, including the hypersensitive response, pathogen recognition, priming and peptide hormone release. These processes are regulated by unrelated proteases residing at different subcellular locations. In this review, we discuss 10 prominent plant proteases contributing to the plant immune system, highlighting the diversity of roles they perform in plant defence. View Full-Text
Keywords: protease; plant; pathogen; defence; substrate; immunity; hypersensitive response; recognition; signalling; priming protease; plant; pathogen; defence; substrate; immunity; hypersensitive response; recognition; signalling; priming

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Thomas, E.L.; van der Hoorn, R.A.L. Ten Prominent Host Proteases in Plant-Pathogen Interactions. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 639.

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