Transcriptional Regulation of Pattern-Triggered Immunity in Plants. Academic Article uri icon


  • Perception of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) by cell-surface-resident pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) induces rapid, robust, and selective transcriptional reprogramming, which is central for launching effective pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) in plants. Signal relay from PRR complexes to the nuclear transcriptional machinery via intracellular kinase cascades rapidly activates primary immune response genes. The coordinated action of gene-specific transcription factors and the general transcriptional machinery contribute to the selectivity of immune gene activation. In addition, PRR complexes and signaling components are often transcriptionally upregulated upon MAMP perception to ensure the robustness and sustainability of PTI outputs. In this review, we discuss recent advances in deciphering the signaling pathways and regulatory mechanisms that coordinately lead to timely and accurate MAMP-induced gene expression in plants.

published proceedings

  • Cell Host Microbe

altmetric score

  • 10.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, B. o., Meng, X., Shan, L., & He, P.

citation count

  • 188

complete list of authors

  • Li, Bo||Meng, Xiangzong||Shan, Libo||He, Ping

publication date

  • January 2016