Protein & Peptide Letters

Prof. Ben M. Dunn  
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Florida
College of Medicine
P.O. Box 100245
Gainesville, FL


Phytocystatins and their Potential to Control Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi

Author(s): Aline M. Lima, Savio P. dos Reis and Claudia R.B. de Souza

Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal do Para, Belem, PA, 66075-110, Brazil.

Graphical Abstract:


Plant cystatins, also called phytocystatins, constitute a family of specific cysteine protease inhibitors found in several monocots and dicots, where they can be involved in the regulation of several endogenous processes and in defense against pests and pathogens, as well as in response to abiotic stress. In this mini-review we aimed to present isolated and characterized phytocystatins with potential use in control of plant disease caused by fungi.

Keywords: Cysteine protease inhibitors, phytopathogenic fungi, plant cystatin, plant disease, plant-pathogen interaction.

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Article Details

Page: [104 - 111]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/0929866521666140418101711