Analysis for Protein Glycosylation of Pattern Recognition Receptors in Plants

  • Takaakira Inokuchi
  • Yusuke SaijoEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1578)


Recognition of molecules typical of microbes or aberrant cellular states, termed microbe- or danger-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs/DAMPs), respectively, provides an important step in plant and animal innate immunity. In plants, pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) identified to date are limited to membrane-associated proteins, of which the majority has an extracellular leucine-rich repeat (LRR) or lysine-motif (LysM) domain. These PRRs undergo quality control (QC) in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) that is dependent on Asn (N)-linked glycosylation (Glc3Man9GlcNAc2 conjugation) of their extracellular domain. In Arabidopsis, genetic studies have revealed that a subset of these PRRs require an intact N-glycosylation pathway in the ER for their biogenesis and function. Here, we describe methods for immunoblot-based detection of protein glycosylation states in plants.

Key words

Plant immunity Endoplasmic Reticulum quality control (ERQC) Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) Immunoblot analysis N-linked glycosylation Glycosidase treatment 



The researches in the Saijo Lab have been supported in part by JST PRESTO and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research to Y.S.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Biological SciencesNara Institute of Science and TechnologyIkomaJapan
  2. 2.Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO)KawaguchiJapan

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