Mol Plant 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.
Department of Bioenergy Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea; Kumho Life Science Laboratory, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea; Department of Integrative Food, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. Electronic address:
Membrane-localized leucine-rich repeat receptor kinases (LRR-RKs) sense diverse extracellular signals, and coordinate and specify cellular functions in plants. However, functional understanding and identification of the cellular signaling of most LRR-RKs remain a major challenge owing to their genetic redundancy, lack of ligand information, and subtle phenotypes of LRR-RK overexpression. Here, we report an engineered rapamycin-inducible dimerization (RiD) receptor system that triggers a receptor-specific LRR-RK signaling independent of their cognate ligands or endogenous receptors. Read More