Receptor kinase activation and signal transduction in plants: an emerging picture

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2000 Oct;3(5):361-7. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00097-2.


Plant receptor kinases play key roles in the cell-cell recognition process during development, defense against pathogens, and self incompatibility. Recent identification of potential ligand molecules and downstream signaling components, together with biochemical studies on receptor-complex formation, have revealed an emerging picture of receptor-kinase activation and signal transduction in plants.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Protein Kinases / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction


  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Protein Kinases