Review of the Rpt3 Genes Encoding Part of the 26S Proteasome Associated with Loci Underlying Disease Resistance in Soybean
The 26S proteasomal complex is a multifunctional proteolytic machinery of the cell. The proteasome plays role in myriad of cellular functions, which have been further diversified by its separable proteolytic and non-proteolytic sub-complexes. Protein quality control and turnover, cell cycle regulation, gene regulation and DNA repair are among the key processes controlled by the proteasome. Disease resistance in plants invokes changes in all the processes controlled by the 26S proteasome. In this review, the potential contribution of genes encoding the proteasome to disease resistance in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) was examined.