Special Issue "Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Plants under Changeable Environment"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Physiology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115201, Taiwan, China
Interests: stem cell biology; dolichol biosynthesis; flowering and reproduction; unfolded protein response; endoplasmic reticulum stress response; heterotrimeric G proteins; protein quality control; light biology; translation control; protein homeostasis; Arabidopsis thaliana
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK
Interests: nuclear envelope; nuclear lamina; LInker of Nucleoskeleton and Cytoskeleton (LINC) complex; endoplasmic reticulum (ER); nuclear dynamics and organisation; live cell imaging
Dr. Charlotte Herein
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Guest Editor
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK
Interests: plant endoplasmic reticulum (ER); ER structure and function

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Higher plants are sessile in their habitats; they adapt their growth and development according to the changing environment. In elucidating various stress responses at the molecular level, the organellar homeostasis is revealed to be essential for organismic survival under adverse conditions. Among these organelles, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) plays a crucial role in regulating secretory protein synthesis and maturation, while accumulating un-/mis-folded proteins overwhelm the ER folding capacity and therefore cause cellular dysfunction and death.

Previous studies on protein quality control in plant ER reveals a systemized transcriptional program to reduce translating mRNA and increase the protein folding capacity in model plants. Recently, the field of stress biology of plant ER has shifted its focus on to how does ER stress response function under non-stress conditions to support plant growth and how ER stress response restores ER homeostasis under ambient environments.

This Special Issue on the endoplasmic reticulum stress response of plants in changing environments aims to gather recent advances in the understanding of molecular mechanisms to cope with the accumulation of unfolded/misfolded proteins inside of ER in plant cells as they encounter various environmental stimuli. We welcome all types of research articles focused on (but not limited to): different stages of endoplasmic reticulum quality control for protein folding processes such as unfolded protein response (UPR), endoplasmic-reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) or ER stress-induced autophagy of a model or non-model plant in response to fluctuated external conditions such as ion concentration, temperature, water and nutrient availability or light intensity. 

Dr. Yueh Cho
Dr. Katja Graumann
Dr. Charlotte Herein
Guest Editors

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  • abiotic stress
  • cold stress
  • drought stress
  • endoplasmic reticulum
  • endoplasmic-reticulum-associated degradation
  • endoplasmic reticulum stress response
  • endoplasmic reticulum quality control
  • excess light
  • flood stress
  • heat stress
  • nutrient deficiency
  • osmotic stress
  • salt stress
  • unfolded protein response

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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