[Ming-Hsiun Hsieh] Glutamate metabolism and signaling in plants

Liao et al., 2022 Plant Science

Fig. 1 Primary metabolites function as danger signals in plants.

Glutamate (Glu) is a multifunctional amino acid. In addition to metabolism, Glu functions as a signaling molecule to regulate plant growth, development, and defense responses. Dr. Ming-Hsiun Hsieh’s group published a review article to discuss Glu metabolism and signaling in plants. They also propose that primary metabolites may act as danger signals to induce defense responses in plants (Fig. 1). The paper, co-authored by Hong-Sheng Liao and Yi-Hsin Chung, is published in Plant Science (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2022.111238).