MAP Kinase Cascades in Arabidopsis: Their Roles in Stress and Hormone Responses

  • Tsuyoshi Mizoguchi
  • Kazuya Ichimura
  • Riichiro Yoshida
  • Kazuo Shinozaki
Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 27)


Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades have essen­tial roles in diverse intracellular signaling processes in plants, animals and yeasts. In plants, MAPK and MAPK-like kinase activities are transiently ac­tivated in response to environmental stresses and plant hormones. In addi­tion, transcription of genes encoding protein kinases involved in MAPK cascades is upregulated by environmental stresses. A possible MAPK cas­cade of Arabidopsis was identified based on both the yeast two-hybrid anal­ysis and functional complementation analysis of yeast mutants. This MAPK cascade may have important roles in stress signal transduction pathways in Arabidopsis.


Histidine Kinase MAPK Cascade Plant Signal Transduction Stress Signal Transduction Pathway Gene Encode Protein Kinase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuyoshi Mizoguchi
    • 1
  • Kazuya Ichimura
    • 1
    • 2
  • Riichiro Yoshida
    • 1
  • Kazuo Shinozaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)Tsukuba Life Science CenterTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Biological SciencesThe University of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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