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Protein & Peptide Letters
ISSN (Print): 0929-8665
ISSN (Online): 1875-5305
Epub Full Text Article
DOI: 10.2174/0929866521666140418101711      Price:  $95









Phytocystatins and their Potential to Control Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi

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Author(s): Aline Medeiros Lima, Sávio Pinho dos Reis and Claudia Regina Batista de Souza
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 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, plant cystatin, plant disease, plant-pathogen interaction, phytopathogenic fungi
Affiliation:
Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, 66075-110, Brazil