Oligogalacturonides Induce Proteinase Inhibitor Synthesis Via the Octadecanoid Pathway

  • Clarence A. Ryan
  • Barry McGurl
  • Gregory Pearce
  • Edward E. Farmer
  • Javier Narvaez-Vasquez
  • Martha Orozco-Cardenas
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 81)


Proteinase inhibitor proteins are synthesized in leaves of several plant genera in response to localized and systemic signals that are released from sites of insect and pathogen attacks. Several chemical signals have been identified including oligouronides (14), chitosan fragments (15), an 18 amino acid polypeptide, called systemin (13), linolenic acid (4), and its derivative, jasmonic acid (3).


Linolenic Acid Jasmonic Acid Methyl Jasmonate Proteinase Inhibitor Gene Octadecanoid Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clarence A. Ryan
    • 1
  • Barry McGurl
    • 1
  • Gregory Pearce
    • 1
  • Edward E. Farmer
    • 1
  • Javier Narvaez-Vasquez
    • 1
  • Martha Orozco-Cardenas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biological ChemistryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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