Receptor Kinase Interactions: Complexity of Signalling

  • Milena Roux
  • Cyril ZipfelEmail author
Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 13)


Receptor-like kinases (RLKs) are signal detection systems used for myriad aspects of plant life, including growth, development and defense. RLKs are regulated by differential phosphorylation controlled by associated kinases and phosphatases. These regulators and other interactors control receptor localization and abundance to carefully balance signal perception and changes in downstream gene expression. RLK-mediated signalling is mediated initially by phosphorylation events occurring between proteins present in receptor complexes. The following chapter is a summary of our current knowledge on plant RLK signalling at the plasma membrane, highlighting some of the common principles evident in RLK complex composition.


Shoot Apical Meristem Dwarf Phenotype Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Analysis Plant RLKs Basal Daughter Cell 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



Arabidopsis H+-ATPase


ARM-repeat containing 1


BRI1-associated RK 1


Barely any meristem


Botrytis-induced kinase 1


BRI1 kinase inhibitor 1


Brassinosteroid insensitive 1


BR signalling kinase








Central zone


Detergent-resistant membrane


Exocyst subunit






Kinase-associated protein phosphatases


M-locus protein kinase


Organizing centre


Pathogen-associated molecular pattern




Peripheral zone


Rho GTPase


Receptor-like protein kinase 2


Rib zone


Stomatal cytokinesis defective 1


Sorting nexin 1


S-locus protein kinase


Thioredoxin-h-like 1


TGFbeta-interacting protein 1




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.The Sainsbury LaboratoryNorwich Research ParkNorwichUK

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