Recent advances in plant MAP kinase signalling

K. Zwerger, H. Hirt*

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Mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPK) are important mediators in signal transmission, connecting the perception of external stimuli to cellular responses. MAPK cascades are involved in signalling various biotic and abiotic stresses, like wounding and pathogen infection, temperature stress or drought, but are also involved in mediating the action of some plant hormones, such as ethylene and auxin. Moreover, MAPKs have been implicated in cell cycle and developmental processes. In Arabidopsis mutant screens and in vivo assays several components of plant MAPK cascades have been identified. This review gives an update of recent advances in plant MAPK signalling and discusses the emerging mechanisms of some selected MAPK pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1123-1131
Number of pages9
JournalBiological Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Auxin
  • Cell cycle
  • MAP kinase
  • Osmotic stress
  • Pathogen response
  • Signal transduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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