Jan 4, 2005

Role of inhibitors of proteolytic enzymes in plant defense against phytopathogenic microorganisms

Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
T A Valueva, V V Mosolov

Abstract

This review analyzes the literature on various mechanisms of proteolytic enzyme inhibitors involved in plant defense against attack by phytopathogenic microorganisms. The action of proteinase inhibitors from plants upon the enzymes from pathogenic microorganisms and viruses is reviewed. Considerable attention is given to the induction of proteinase inhibitors in plants in response to the invasion of pathogens. Some aspects of application of proteinase inhibitors in biotechnology for production of transgenic plants with enhanced resistance to diseases are discussed.

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Microorganism
Proteinase inhibitors, antifibrinolytic
Enzymes, antithrombotic
Pathogenic Organism
Peptide Hydrolases
Biological Adaptation
Proteolytic enzymes for treatment of wounds and ulcers
Plants, Transgenic
Enzymes for Treatment of Wounds and Ulcers
Biotechnology

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