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Interactions between plant endomembrane systems and the actin cytoskeleton

Wang, Pengwei; Hussey, Patrick J.

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Pengwei Wang


Membrane trafficking, organelle movement, and morphogenesis in plant cells are mainly controlled by the actin cytoskeleton. Not all proteins that regulate the cytoskeleton and membrane dynamics in animal systems have functional homologs in plants, especially for those proteins that form the bridge between the cytoskeleton and membrane; the membrane-actin adaptors. Their nature and function is only just beginning to be elucidated and this field has been greatly enhanced by the recent identification of the NETWORKED (NET) proteins, which act as membrane-actin adaptors. In this review, we will summarize the role of the actin cytoskeleton and its regulatory proteins in their interaction with endomembrane compartments and where they potentially act as platforms for cell signaling and the coordination of other subcellular events.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 25, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 9, 2015
Publication Date Jun 9, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 17, 2015
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2015
Journal Frontiers in Plant Science
Publisher Frontiers Media
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Article Number 422
Keywords Actin cytoskeleton, Endomembrane system, Membrane-cytoskeleton interactions, NET super-family, Arabidopsis.
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© 2015 Wang and Hussey. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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