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Cell wall biology: perspectives from cell wall imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21199879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polysaccharide-rich plant cell walls are important biomaterials that underpin plant growth, are major repositories for photosynthetically accumulated carbon, and, in addition, impact greatly on the human use of plants. Land plant cell walls contain in the region of a dozen major polysaccharide structures that are mostly encompassed by cellulose, hemicelluloses, and pectic polysaccharides. During the evolution of land plants, polysaccharide diversification appears to have largely involved structural elaboration and diversification within these polysaccharide groups. Cell wall chemistry is well advanced and a current phase of cell wall science is aimed at placing the complex polysaccharide chemistry in cellular contexts and developing a detailed understanding of cell wall biology. Imaging cell wall glycomes is a challenging area but recent developments in the establishment of cell wall molecular probe panels and their use in high throughput procedures are leading to rapid advances in the molecular understanding of the spatial heterogeneity of individual cell walls and also cell wall differences at taxonomic levels. The challenge now is to integrate this knowledge of cell wall heterogeneity with an understanding of the molecular and physiological mechanisms that underpin cell wall properties and functions.
Kieran J D Lee; Susan E Marcus; J Paul Knox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2011-01-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular plant     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1752-9867     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol Plant     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  2011-07-05     Revised Date:  2014-07-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101465514     Medline TA:  Mol Plant     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Wall / chemistry,  metabolism*
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Plant Proteins / metabolism
Plants / chemistry*,  metabolism*
Grant Support
BB/G024898/1//Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; //Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Proteins

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