标题：Diverse roles of SERK family genes in plant growth, development and defense response
作者：Fan, Min; Wang, Minmin; Bai, Ming-Yi
作者机构：[Fan Min] School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Key Laboratory of Plant Cell Engineering and Germplasm Innovation, Ministry of Education, Jina 更多
通讯作者地址：[Bai, MY]Shandong Univ, Sch Life Sci, Minist Educ, Key Lab Plant Cell Engn & Germplasm Innovat, Jinan 250100, Peoples R China.
关键词：RLK; SERK; signal transduction
摘要：Plant receptor-like protein kinases (RLKs) are transmembrane proteins with an extracellular domain and an intracellular kinase domain, which enable plant perceiving diverse extracellular stimuli to trigger the intracellular signal transduction. The somatic embryogenesis receptor kinases (SERKs) code the leucine-rich-repeat receptor-like kinase (LRR-RLK), and have been demonstrated to associate with multiple ligand-binding receptors to regulate plant growth, root development, male fertility, stomatal development and movement, and immune responses. Here, we focus on the progress made in recent years in understanding the versatile functions of Arabidopsis SERK proteins, and review SERK proteins as co-receptor to perceive different endogenous and environmental cues in different signaling pathway, and discuss how the kinase activity of SERKs is regulated by various modification.