Plant natriuretic peptides control of synthesis and systemic effects

Abstract
Plant natriuretic peptides (PNPs) are signaling molecules that are secreted into the apoplast particularly under conditions of biotic and abiotic stress. At the local level, PNPs modulate their own expression via feed forward and feedback loops to enable tuning of the response at the transcript and protein level and to prevent overexpression. PNPs also employ a systemic signal, possibly electrical, to rapidly alter photosynthesis and respiration not only in treated leaves but also in upper and lower leaves thereby modulating and integrating physiological responses at the level of the whole plant. © 2011 Landes Bioscience.

Citation
Wang, Y. H., Donaldson, L., Gehring, C., & Irving, H. R. (2011). Plant natriuretic peptides. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6(10), 1606–1608. doi:10.4161/psb.6.10.17304

Publisher
Informa UK Limited

Journal
Plant Signaling & Behavior

DOI
10.4161/psb.6.10.17304

PubMed ID
21918378

PubMed Central ID
PMC3256397

Additional Links
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3256397

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