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Molecular characterization of a thaumatin-like protein PR-NP24 in tomato fruits.

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Summary of "Molecular characterization of a thaumatin-like protein PR-NP24 in tomato fruits."

Pathogenesis-related proteins play significant roles in plant responses to pathogen infection and environmental stresses. PR-5 proteins are thaumatin-like proteins (TLPs) and can improve plant resistance to diseases. In this study, a protein named PR-NP24 belonging to the PR-5 family was found to be specifically expressed in tomato exocarp. Subsequently, PR-NP24 and orthologous TLPs were identified in partial Solanaceae species. The differential expression patterns of the PR-NP24 protein in exocarp of tomato were further analyzed, which resulted in a better understanding of PR-NP24 regulation in plant responses to the abiotic and biotic stresses. Accumulation of PR-NP24 induced by salt (NaCl) treatment could promote plant resistance against invasive fungal pathogens. This study concluded that the regulation of PR-NP24 in tomato exocarp could provide a possible applicability to improve the harvest management of tomato fruits as well as a practical significance of the allergenic potentials in the fruits of other plants.

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Name: Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
ISSN: 1520-5118
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