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Russian Journal of Plant Physiology

, Volume 56, Issue 6, pp 727–741 | Cite as

At the beginning of the route: ABA perception and signal transduction in plants

  • G. V. Novikova
  • N. S. Stepanchenko
  • A. V. Nosov
  • I. E. Moshkov
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Abstract

Nowadays, fundamentally important data toward the molecular mechanisms of phytohormone action, starting from hormonal signal perception and up to changes in hormone-regulated gene expression, became available. Signaling mechanisms for plant cell responses to ABA remained the least known. Although a substantial progress was achieved in our understanding of the role of protein kinases and protein phosphatases functioning downstream receptors, identification of ABA receptors has induced very hot debates. This review summarizes information obtained during the last decade and concerned the molecular mechanisms of perception and signal transduction of ABA signal in plants.

Key words

plant ABA ABA receptors ABA signal transduction protein kinases mitogen-activated protein kinases protein phosphatases 

Abbreviations

AAPK

ABA-activated protein kinase

ABAP1

ABA-binding Protein 1

ABAR

putative abscisic acid receptor

abi

ABA insensitive

AHG1/3

ABA hypersensitive germination 1/3

AKIP1

AAPK interacting protein 1

AMBP

ABA-activated MBP kinase

AMPK

AMP-activated Protein Kinase

AREB

ABA Responsive Element Binding protein

b-ZIP

basic-leucine Zipper

CHLH

H-subunit of trimeric Mg2+-protoporphirin-IX chelatase complex (Mg-chelatase)

CK2

casein kinase 2

era1

enchanced response to ABA

ERK

extracellular signal-regulated kinase

FCA

Flowering time Control protein A

FLC

Flowering Locus C

FY

Flowering locus Y

GCL1 and GCL 2

GCR 2-like protein 1 and 2

GCR1

G-protein-coupled receptor 1

GCR 2

G-protein-coupled receptor 2

GPCR

G-protein-coupled receptor

G-proteins

GTP-binding proteins

HAB1/2

hypersensitive to ABA 1/2

LANCL 1 and LANCL 2

Lanthionine synthetase C-like 1 and 2

LRR

Leu-Rich Repeat

MAPK

mitogen-activated protein kinase

MAPKK or MAP2K

MAPK kinase

MAPKKK, MAP3K, or MEKK

kinase of MAPK kinase

MBP

myelin basic protein

OST1

open stomata1

PA

phosphatidic acid

PLDα1

phospholipase Dα1

PP

Protein Phosphatase

PTP

protein Tyr phosphatase

rcn 1

roots curl naphthylphtalamic acid 1

RPK1

Receptor-like Protein Kinase 1

SAPK

stress-activated protein kinase

SNF1

Sucrose Non-fermenting kinase 1

SnRK kinase

Sucrose Non-fermenting related kinase

UBA2a and UBA2b

poly(U)-binding associated

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Novikova
    • 1
  • N. S. Stepanchenko
    • 1
  • A. V. Nosov
    • 1
  • I. E. Moshkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Timiryazev Institute of Plant PhysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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