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Genes 2016, 7(9), 62;

Mechanisms and Physiological Roles of the CBL-CIPK Networking System in Arabidopsis thaliana

Tobacco Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Qingdao 266101, China
College of Agriculture and Plant Protection, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao 266109, China
Dezhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Dezhou 253051, China
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Academic Editor: Paolo Cinelli
Received: 12 June 2016 / Revised: 10 August 2016 / Accepted: 18 August 2016 / Published: 8 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
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Calcineurin B-like protein (CBL)-CBL-interacting protein kinase (CIPK) network is one of the vital regulatory mechanisms which decode calcium signals triggered by environmental stresses. Although the complicated regulation mechanisms and some novel functions of CBL-CIPK signaling network in plants need to be further elucidated, numerous advances have been made in its roles involved in the abiotic stresses. This review chiefly introduces the progresses about protein interaction, classification and expression pattern of different CBLs and CIPKs in Arabidopsis thaliana, summarizes the physiological roles of CBL-CIPK pathway while pointing out some new research ideas in the future, and finally presents some unique perspectives for the further study. The review might provide new insights into the functional characterization of CBL-CIPK pathway in Arabidopsis, and contribute to a deeper understanding of CBL-CIPK network in other plants or stresses. View Full-Text
Keywords: CBL; CIPK; signaling; physiological functions; Arabidopsis thaliana CBL; CIPK; signaling; physiological functions; Arabidopsis thaliana

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Mao, J.; Manik, S.M.N.; Shi, S.; Chao, J.; Jin, Y.; Wang, Q.; Liu, H. Mechanisms and Physiological Roles of the CBL-CIPK Networking System in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genes 2016, 7, 62.

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