Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2017, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (6): 808-819.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16202

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Advances in the Functions of Immunophilins in Plants

Sun Wanmei, Wang Xiaozhu, Han Erqin, Han Li, Sun Liping, Peng Zaihui, Wang Bangjun*()   

  1. Key Laboratory of Eco-Environments in Three Gorges Reservoir Region (Ministry of Education), School of Life Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2016-10-20 Accepted:2017-03-18 Online:2017-11-01 Published:2018-02-22
  • Contact: Wang Bangjun


Immunophilins are receptors for immunosuppressive drugs that exist widely in bacteria, viruses, fungi, plants and animals. In plants, immunophilins have three subfamilies: FK506-binding proteins, cyclosporine A-binding proteins (cyclophilins) and parvulins. Many members of immunophilins are peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerases that may act as molecular chaperones for protein folding. In this review, we summarize the research progress in the functions of plant immunophilins in hormone signaling, photosynthesis, stress response and gene expression etc., to provide valuable information for further study of immunophilin functions.

Key words: growth and development, gene expression, immunophilins, photosynthesis, stress response