Special Issue "The Role of Peptide and Kinase in the Growth of Plants"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics and Genomics".

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Special Issue Editor

Dr. Miyoshi Haruta
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Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Interests: peptide hormone; cell growth; receptor kinase; plant development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Genes invites submissions to a new Special Issue on “The Role of Peptide and Kinase in the Growth of Plants”. Plants use a wide range of peptide molecules as signals and their receptor kinases to sense environmental and developmental cues. Recent advancements in plant peptide factor and receptor kinase research have opened new avenues to plant biologists. This Special Issue aims to capture the essence of past and current plant peptide growth factor and receptor kinase research and to further expand the field. We welcome the submission of original research, review, and communication articles that describe the identification of peptides, their processing mechanisms and functions, kinase signaling components, as well as the action of second messengers. The Issue covers all research approaches including biochemical, molecular genetics, physiological, bioinformatic, imaging, or synthetic biology to enrich future development of the plant peptide signaling community.

Dr. Miyoshi Haruta
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • plant peptide hormone
  • kinase activity
  • receptor mediated signaling
  • growth and development
  • environmental sensing
  • peptide hormone processing

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Versatile Physiological Functions of Plant GSK3-Like Kinases
Genes 2021, 12(5), 697; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12050697 - 08 May 2021
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The plant glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3)-like kinases are highly conserved protein serine/threonine kinases that are grouped into four subfamilies. Similar to their mammalian homologs, these kinases are constitutively active under normal growth conditions but become inactivated in response to diverse developmental and [...] Read more.
The plant glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3)-like kinases are highly conserved protein serine/threonine kinases that are grouped into four subfamilies. Similar to their mammalian homologs, these kinases are constitutively active under normal growth conditions but become inactivated in response to diverse developmental and environmental signals. Since their initial discoveries in the early 1990s, many biochemical and genetic studies were performed to investigate their physiological functions in various plant species. These studies have demonstrated that the plant GSK3-like kinases are multifunctional kinases involved not only in a wide variety of plant growth and developmental processes but also in diverse plant stress responses. Here we summarize our current understanding of the versatile physiological functions of the plant GSK3-like kinases along with their confirmed and potential substrates. Full article
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The PSY Peptide Family—Expression, Modification and Physiological Implications
Genes 2021, 12(2), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12020218 - 02 Feb 2021
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Small post-translationally modified peptides are gaining increasing attention as important signaling molecules in plant development. In the family of plant peptides containing tyrosine sulfation (PSYs), only PSY1 has been characterized at the mature level as an 18-amino-acid peptide, carrying one sulfated tyrosine, and [...] Read more.
Small post-translationally modified peptides are gaining increasing attention as important signaling molecules in plant development. In the family of plant peptides containing tyrosine sulfation (PSYs), only PSY1 has been characterized at the mature level as an 18-amino-acid peptide, carrying one sulfated tyrosine, and involved in cell elongation. This review presents seven additional homologs in Arabidopsis all sharing high conservation in the active peptide domain, and it shows that PSY peptides are found in all higher plants and mosses. It is proposed that all eight PSY homologs are post-translationally modified to carry a sulfated tyrosine and that subtilisin-like subtilases (SBTs) are involved in the processing of PSY propeptides. The PSY peptides show differential expression patterns indicating that they serve several distinct functions in plant development. PSY peptides seem to be at least partly regulated at the transcriptional level, as their expression is greatly influenced by developmental factors. Finally, a model including a receptor in addition to PSY1R is proposed. Full article
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The Roles of Peptide Hormones and Their Receptors during Plant Root Development
Genes 2021, 12(1), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12010022 - 25 Dec 2020
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Peptide hormones play pivotal roles in many physiological processes through coordinating developmental and environmental cues among different cells. Peptide hormones are recognized by their receptors that convey signals to downstream targets and interact with multiple pathways to fine-tune plant growth. Extensive research has [...] Read more.
Peptide hormones play pivotal roles in many physiological processes through coordinating developmental and environmental cues among different cells. Peptide hormones are recognized by their receptors that convey signals to downstream targets and interact with multiple pathways to fine-tune plant growth. Extensive research has illustrated the mechanisms of peptides in shoots but functional studies of peptides in roots are scarce. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are known to be involved in stress-related events. However, recent studies have shown that they are also associated with many processes that regulate plant development. Here, we focus on recent advances in understanding the relationships between peptide hormones and their receptors during root growth including outlines of how ROS are integrated with these networks. Full article
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