Calcium-regulated transcription in plants

Yael Galon, Aliza Finkler, Hillel Fromm*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The past two decades revealed a plethora of Ca2+-responsive proteins and downstream targets in plants, of which several are unique to plants. More recent high-throughput 'omics' approaches and bioinformatics are exposing Ca2+-responsive cis-elements and the corresponding Ca 2+-responsive genes. Here, we review the current knowledge on Ca 2+-signaling pathways that regulate gene expression in plants, and we link these to mechanisms by which plants respond to biotic and abiotic stresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-669
Number of pages17
JournalMolecular Plant
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2010


FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development


    • Transcription
    • calmodulin (CaM)
    • cis-element
    • gene expression
    • transcription factor (TF)


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