Plant natriuretic peptides: control of synthesis and systemic effects

Yu Hua Wang, Lara Donaldson, Chris Gehring, Helen R. Irving

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Plant natriuretic peptides (PNPs) are signaling molecules that are secreted into the apoplast particularly under conditions of biotic and abiotic stress. At the local level, PNPs modulate their own expression via feed forward and feedback loops to enable tuning of the response at the transcript and protein level and to prevent overexpression. PNPs also employ a systemic signal, possibly electrical, to rapidly alter photosynthesis and respiration not only in treated leaves but also in upper and lower leaves thereby modulating and integrating physiological responses at the level of the whole plant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1606-1608
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Signaling and Behavior
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Abiotic stress
  • Photorespiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant homeostasis
  • Plant natriuretic peptides
  • plant stress responses

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