Cytosolic metal handling in plants : determinants for zinc specificity in metal transporters and metallothioneins
Blindauer, Claudia A. and Schmid, R. (Ralf) (2010) Cytosolic metal handling in plants : determinants for zinc specificity in metal transporters and metallothioneins. Metallomics, Vol.2 (No.8). pp. 510-529. ISSN 1756-5901Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c004880a
The handling of trace elements by plants plays a fundamental role in food security and safety. Therefore, there is a need to understand the mechanisms that govern metal ion trafficking in plants. The past decade has seen an immense expansion of knowledge on metal ion transport in a variety of biological systems including plants, but as for other organisms, the mechanisms for intracellular zinc trafficking remain enigmatic. The current report highlights recent advances in understanding zinc transport in plants and in identifying the biomolecules involved in this process. A particular focus is put on pinpointing determinants for zinc specificity, and we also highlight areas in need of development. Reliable experimental speciation data are a first step towards systems biology approaches to mineral nutrition in plants-but there is also a need to understand molecular details. One intriguing question, in particular in the context of predicting protein function, concerns how discrimination between metal ions in a biological system functions.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Metallothionein, Zinc, Plant translocation, Biological transport, Plants -- Effect of zinc on, Zinc -- Physiological effect|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Metallomics|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Official Date:||August 2010|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 510-529|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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