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The intracellular transport of transporters: membrane trafficking of mineral transporters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19836293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For mineral nutrients to be used by plants, they must be taken up from soil solutions into root cells and then transported to shoots. Mineral nutrient transporters play a central role in this process, and their expression and accumulation are known to be strictly regulated in response to change in nutrient conditions. Roots are cylindrically shaped organs with various types of cells. For the nutrients to move from soil solution toward the xylem they have to be transported across various types of cells. Nutrient condition-dependent accumulation and polar distributions of transporters in plant cells are established by membrane trafficking systems. The present article provides an overview of current findings regarding the membrane trafficking of mineral nutrient transporters and a discussion of future perspectives in this field of research.
Kentaro Fuji; Kyoko Miwa; Toru Fujiwara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in plant biology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1879-0356     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Plant Biol.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-30     Completed Date:  2010-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883395     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Plant Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-704     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biotechnology Research Center, University of Tokyo, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism
Endosomes / metabolism
Membrane Transport Proteins / metabolism*
Minerals / metabolism*
Plant Proteins / metabolism*
Plant Roots / metabolism*
Plant Shoots / metabolism
Protein Transport
Xylem / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Membrane Transport Proteins; 0/Minerals; 0/Plant Proteins; 0/Soil

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