Pipped at the Post: Pipecolic Acid Derivative Identified as SAR Regulator. Academic Article uri icon


  • The non-protein amino acid pipecolic acid (Pip) is a lysine catabolite involved in plant systemic acquired resistance (SAR). In this issue of Cell, Hartmann etal. (2018) demonstrate that a flavin-dependent monooxygenase converts Pip to N-hydroxypipecolic acid (NHP), which functions as a critical metabolic regulator of SAR in Arabidopsis.

published proceedings

  • Cell

altmetric score

  • 6.95

author list (cited authors)

  • Shan, L., & He, P.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Shan, Libo||He, Ping

publication date

  • January 2018

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