Recent Advances in Plant Chemical Biology of Jasmonates

Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Feb 7;21(3):1124. doi: 10.3390/ijms21031124.


Lipid-derived plant hormone jasmonates are implicated in plant growth, reproductive performance, senescence, secondary metabolite productions, and defense against both necrotrophic pathogens and feeding insects. A major jasmonate is (+)-7-iso-jasmonoyl-l-isoleucine (JA-Ile), which is perceived by the unique COI1-JAZ coreceptor system. Recent advances in plant chemical biology have greatly informed the bioscience of jasmonate, including the development of chemical tools such as the antagonist COR-MO; the agonist NOPh; and newly developed jasmonates, including JA-Ile-macrolactone and 12-OH-JA-Ile. This review article summarizes the current status of plant chemical biology as it pertains to jasmonates, and offers some perspectives for the future.

Keywords: COI1-JAZ; agonist; antagonist; jasmonates.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / chemistry*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism
  • Cyclopentanes / chemistry
  • Cyclopentanes / metabolism*
  • Oxylipins / chemistry
  • Oxylipins / metabolism*
  • Plant Proteins / chemistry*
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism
  • Protein Binding
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / chemistry*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism
  • Repressor Proteins / chemistry*
  • Repressor Proteins / metabolism


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • COI1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Cyclopentanes
  • JAZ1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Oxylipins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Repressor Proteins
  • auxin receptor, plant
  • jasmonic acid