Plasmodesmata form and function

Cilia, M. L., Jackson, D. P. (2004) Plasmodesmata form and function. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 16 (5). pp. 500-506. ISSN 09550674 (ISSN)

DOI: 10.1016/


Intercellular transport via plasmodesmata controls cell fate decisions in plants, and is of fundamental importance in viral movement, disease resistance, and the spread of RNAi signals. Although plasmodesmata appear to be unique to plant cells, they may have structural and functional similarities to the newly discovered tunneling nanotubes that connect animal cells. Recently, proteins that localize to plasmodesmata have been identified, and a microtubule- associated protein was found to negatively regulate the trafficking of viral movement proteins. Other advances have delivered new insights into the function and molecular nature of plasmodesmata and have shown that protein trafficking through plasmodesmata is developmentally regulated, opening up the possibility that the genetic control of plasmodesmal function will soon be understood.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: CAPRICE CPC endoplasmic reticulum ER GFP green fluorescent protein heat-shock protein 70 HSP70 increased size exclusion limit 1 ise1 KN1 KNOTTED1 LEAFY LFY movement protein MP NCAPP1 NON-CELL-AUTONOMOUS PATHWAY PROTEIN 1 non-cell autonomous pathway protein 1 PD plasmodesmata SEL microtubule associated protein nanotube protein RNA cell fate cell motion cell transport development experiment genetic analysis genetic regulation microtubule molecular biology molecule mutant passive transport phenotype plant plant cell plant development plasmodesma priority journal protein analysis protein localization regulatory mechanism review signal transduction structure analysis transport kinetics virus Cell Differentiation Endocytosis Epigenesis Genetic Exocytosis MicrotubuleAssociated Proteins Plant Physiology Plants Protein Transport Animalia
Subjects: organism description > plant behavior > plasmodesmata
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > sub-cellular tissues: types and functions > plasmodesmata
organism description > virus
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Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
School of Biological Sciences > Publications
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: 2004
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 20:22
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 14:54
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