Spatial control of Rho (Rac-Rop) signaling in tip-growing plant cells
Kost, Benedikt (2008) Spatial control of Rho (Rac-Rop) signaling in tip-growing plant cells. Trends in Cell Biology, Vol.18 (No.3). pp. 119-127. ISSN 0962-8924Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tcb.2008.01.003
Spatially restricted signaling by Rho GTPases is essential for the polarization of eukaryotic cells, which is required for the morphogenesis, mobility and division of single cells, and for the development of multicellular organisms. Rac-Rop GTPases, which constitute a plant-specific Rho GTPase subfamily, accumulate at the apical plasma membrane of pollen tubes and root hairs, where they control rapid polar cell expansion by a process known as tip growth. Here, recent insights into the spatial control of Rac-Rop-dependent signaling in tip-growing plant cells by regulatory proteins (i.e. Rho GTPase-activating proteins, Rho guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitors, Rho guanine nucleotide-exchange factors and phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C) and lipids [phosphatidylinositol (4,5)-bisphosphate and diacyl glycerol] are summarized. A model is presented, which integrates the current knowledge concerning the molecular mechanisms that maintain the polarization of Rho signaling in plant cells.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Warwick HRI (2004-2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Cell Biology|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 119-127|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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