SCIENTIA SINICA Vitae, Volume 49, Issue 9: 1125-1132(2019) https://doi.org/10.1360/SSV-2019-0162

Mechanism of NRP-mediated plant stress responses

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  • ReceivedJul 24, 2019
  • AcceptedAug 7, 2019
  • PublishedSep 9, 2019


As sessile organisms, plants have evolved the complex mechanisms of adapting to changing environments. Appropriate responses in accordance with various stresses facilitate the survival of plants. Following advances in the study of stress responses, numerous signaling pathways have been revealed. Recently, our laboratory, accompanied by other laboratories, has identified a novel molecule, N-rich protein (NRP) that is highly conserved in plants and has a crucial role in controlling plant responses to various stresses. Studying NRP provides a molecular basis for the control of plant stress responses and could facilitate improvements in crop yields. In the present study, we summarized the discovery and analysis of NRP protein sequences as well as the signal transduction pathways of NRP involved in plant stress response and the specific molecular mechanisms underlying NRP functions.


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