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Special Issue "Brassinosteroid (BR) Signal Transduction in Plants"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 169

Special Issue Editor

Department of Plant Production Technology and Commodities Sciences, Faculty of Agrobioengineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: agrobioengineering; alternative plants and plant products; bioactive compounds; commodity science; food safety; oxidative stress; plant resistance mechanisms
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Dear Colleagues,

Brassinosteroids (BRs) are a class of plant hormones that play an important role in plant growth, development, and stress responses. The BR signal transduction pathway begins with its binding to the cell membrane receptor enzyme, which leads to the activation of downstream signaling elements and results in changes in gene expression and physiological responses. The BR–enzyme complex activates a cascade of phosphorylation events. Together, they form a complex that transmits the BR signal downstream. Enzyme phosphorylation leads to the activation of transcription factors that bind to specific DNA sequences in the region of target genes and regulate their expression. Recent studies have also revealed the existence of alternative BR signaling pathways. These alternative pathways may play an important role in BR response and integration of signaling with other signaling pathways in plants. Therefore, we invite you to submit your papers for a Special Issue devoted to “Brassinosteroid (BR) Signal Transduction in Plants” and solutions to this problem.

Prof. Dr. Barbara Sawicka
Guest Editor

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  • brassinosteroids
  • stress responses
  • phosphorylation
  • signaling pathways

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