Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2018, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (2): 175-184.DOI: 10.11983/CBB17144

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Research Advances in Functions of SUMO E3 Ligases in Plant Growth and Development

Han Danlu, Lai Jianbin, Yang Chengwei*()   

  1. Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Biotechnology for Plant Development, College of Life Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
  • Received:2017-08-07 Accepted:2017-10-20 Online:2018-03-01 Published:2018-03-10
  • Contact: Yang Chengwei

Abstract: SUMOylation is an important type of protein posttranslational modification. SUMO E3 ligases are critical in this process via substrate recognition and reaction enhancement. Several SUMO E3 ligases, involved in development regulation, have been identified in plants. Here, we summarize the research advances in the functions of SUMO E3 ligases in root development, flowering, gametogenesis and photomorphogenesis and prospects for further study.

Key words: MMS21, plant growth and development, SIZ1, SUMO E3 ligases, SUMOylation