Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2019, Vol. 54 ›› Issue (3): 396-404.DOI: 10.11983/CBB18099

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Advances in Molecular Regulation of Sphingolipids in Plant-fungus Interactions

Tingting Shan1,Xiaomei Chen1,*(),Shunxing Guo1,*(),Lixia Tian1,Lin Yan2,Xin Wang1   

  1. 1. Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100193, China
    2. Agricultural Service Center of Changsha Town, Chishui City, Guizhou Province, Chishui 564700, China
  • Received:2018-04-16 Accepted:2018-10-06 Online:2019-07-01 Published:2019-11-24
  • Contact: Xiaomei Chen,Shunxing Guo

Abstract: Sphingolipids are essential components of cell membranes and take part in many critical processes of signal transduction. In plant-fungus interactions, plant sphingolipids mainly induce programmed cell death, whereas fungus sphingolipids induce plant death or plant disease resistance. In this paper, we summarize the structure and metabolic characteristics of plant and fungus sphingolipids as well as advances in the molecular regulation of sphingolipids in plant-fungus interactions. Moreover, the research direction of the role of sphingolipids in plant-fungus symbiosis is also prospected.

Key words: glucosylceramides, pathogenic fungi, programmed cell death, sphingosine