Elicitin-responsive lectin-like receptor kinase genes in BY-2 cells

Michiko Sasabe, Kana Naito, Hiroko Suenaga, Takako Ikeda, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Yoshishige Inagaki, Tomonori Shiraishi, Yuki Ichinose

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


The inhibition of elicitor-induced plant defense responses by the protein kinase inhibitors K252a and staurosporine indicates that defense responses require protein phosphorylation. We isolated a cDNA clone encoding Nicotiana tabacum lectin-like receptor protein kinase 1 (NtlecRK1), an elicitor-responsive gene; in tobacco bright yellow (BY-2) cells by a differential display method. NtlecRK forms a gene family with at least three members in tobacco. All three NtlecRK genes potentially encode the N-terminal legume lectin domain, transmembrane domain and C-terminal Ser/Thr-type protein kinase domain. Green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusion showed that the NtlecRK1 protein was located on the plasma membrane. In addition, NtlecRK1 and 3 were responsive to INF1 elicitin and the bacterial elicitor harpin. These results indicate that NtlecRKs are membrane-located protein kinases that are induced during defense responses in BY-2 cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-159
Number of pages8
JournalDNA Sequence - Journal of DNA Sequencing and Mapping
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Defense response
  • Elicitin
  • Lectin
  • Receptor-like kinase
  • Tobacco BY-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology


Dive into the research topics of 'Elicitin-responsive lectin-like receptor kinase genes in BY-2 cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this