Canadian Forest Service Publications
The family 10 of plant pathogenesis-related proteins: Their structure, regulation, and function in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. 2006. Liu, J.-J.; Ekramoddoullah, A.K.M. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 68: 3-13.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 26548
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The aim of this review is to present the current state of our understanding on the structure, regulation, and function of plant pathogenesis-related protein family 10 (PR-10). This protein family consists of relatively diverse members subgrouped into classes that suggest different functions. It is believed that PR-10 proteins are involved in plant defense because their genes are usually induced upon the attack of various pathogens and by environmental stresses. However, updated evidence shows that PR-10 proteins display several additional functions, including a role in developmental processes and enzymatic activities in secondary metabolism. Because of the complexity of the PR-10 gene family and its potential multiple functions, it is important to summarize current knowledge as basis for a further dissection of the functions of PR-10 proteins and a better understanding of their structural adaptation. This paper provides the first review of existing knowledge of plant PR-10 proteins and examines their structural and functional adaptations.