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The Sugar-Signaling Hub: Overview of Regulators and Interaction with the Hormonal and Metabolic Network

Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, Agrocampus-Ouest, INRA, Université d′Angers, SFR 4207 QUASAV, F-49045 Angers, France
Equipe “Sucres & Echanges Végétaux-Environnement”, Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, Université de Poitiers, UMR CNRS 7267 EBI, Bâtiment B31, 3 rue Jacques Fort, TSA 51106, 86073 Poitiers CEDEX 9, France
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Soulaiman Sakr and Ming Wang are co-first author
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(9), 2506;
Received: 23 July 2018 / Revised: 7 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 24 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Annual Reviews in Molecular Sciences 2019)
Plant growth and development has to be continuously adjusted to the available resources. Their optimization requires the integration of signals conveying the plant metabolic status, its hormonal balance, and its developmental stage. Many investigations have recently been conducted to provide insights into sugar signaling and its interplay with hormones and nitrogen in the fine-tuning of plant growth, development, and survival. The present review emphasizes the diversity of sugar signaling integrators, the main molecular and biochemical mechanisms related to the sugar-signaling dependent regulations, and to the regulatory hubs acting in the interplay of the sugar-hormone and sugar-nitrogen networks. It also contributes to compiling evidence likely to fill a few knowledge gaps, and raises new questions for the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: sugar; pathway; sensing; crosstalk; regulation; hormone; nitrogen sugar; pathway; sensing; crosstalk; regulation; hormone; nitrogen
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Sakr, S.; Wang, M.; Dédaldéchamp, F.; Perez-Garcia, M.-D.; Ogé, L.; Hamama, L.; Atanassova, R. The Sugar-Signaling Hub: Overview of Regulators and Interaction with the Hormonal and Metabolic Network. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2506.

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