Intercellular movement of transcription factors

Tetsuya Kurata, Kiyotaka Okada, Takuji Wada

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    Intercellular communication by the direct trafficking of transcription factors has been reported in plant developmental events such as root radial or epidermal cell patterning and shoot organogenesis. Investigations of this novel communication system have just begun and have highlighted the structural requirements for and mechanisms of transcription factor movement. Early studies suggest that plants employ both targeted (selective) and non-targeted (non-selective) intercellular movement of transcription factors. Factors that affect the intercellular movement of transcription factors through plasmodesmata have been explored.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)600-605
    Number of pages6
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Plant Science


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