Signal transduction and oxidative stress in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to toxic concentrations of cadmium and/or copper. Hasselt University
Unravelling the biological role of novel stress-induced peptides (SIPs) in Arabidopsis thaliana. KU Leuven
Plant peptides accommodate a broad functional diversity ranging from development, growth, fertilization, senescence, cell death, symbiotic interactions to stress tolerance. They act as key components of cell-to-cell communication, interfere with signaling and response pathways, or display antimicrobial activity. Nevertheless, the total number of peptides is largely underestimated and different types of peptides are underexplored. Most plant ...
Unravelling the molecular function of the Arabidopsis thaliana LSU peptide family in the plant stress response using an interactomics-based approach. KU Leuven
Plants defend themselves against pathogens and abiotic stresses using a wide arsenal of defence mechanisms. The model plant Arabidopsis thaliana has four members of the LSU (Low Sulfur Upregulated) gene family (LSU1-4) encoding small proteins with 59-89% sequence similarity and homologues in several other plants and major crops.
Originally, the LSU peptides were characterized as induced during sulfur deficiencies, but ...
Characterization of growth, bacterial population and cadmiumresponsen of ccr mutant Arabidopsis thaliana and the potential of endophytes to increase the biomass and phytoremediation-efficiency Hasselt University
Exploiting mutants to study the control of cell elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyls. University of Antwerp
Regulation of acute responses in cadmium-exposed Arabidopsis thaliana plants. From signal transduction to acclimation Hasselt University
Plant defensins (PDFs) are small, cysteine-rich peptides that are structurally related to insect and mammalian defensins. They were originally isolated based on their antifungal activity and consequently believed to play a crucial role in the innate immune system of plants. However,accumulating evidence suggests additional in vivo functions for those peptides in general plant development. Surprisingly, however, no clear evidence for any of ...