Calcium is an organizer of cell polarity in plants Journal Article

Author(s): Himschoot, Ellie; Beeckman, Tom; Friml, Jiřĺ; Vanneste, Steffen
Article Title: Calcium is an organizer of cell polarity in plants
Affiliation IST Austria
Abstract: Cell polarity is a fundamental property of pro- and eukaryotic cells. It is necessary for coordination of cell division, cell morphogenesis and signaling processes. How polarity is generated and maintained is a complex issue governed by interconnected feed-back regulations between small GTPase signaling and membrane tension-based signaling that controls membrane trafficking, and cytoskeleton organization and dynamics. Here, we will review the potential role for calcium as a crucial signal that connects and coordinates the respective processes during polarization processes in plants. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: 13th European Symposium on Calcium.
Keywords: Calcium; Polarity; Arabidopsis; Trafficking; GTPase; Tension
Journal Title: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research
Volume: 1853
Issue 9
ISSN: 0167-4889
Publisher: Elsevier  
Date Published: 2015-09-01
Start Page: 2168
End Page: 2172
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2015.02.017
Notes: The contributing authors were supported by the Ghent University Special Research Fund (to E.H.), the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme (IAP VI/33 and IUAP P7/29 ‘MARS’), the European Research Council (project ERC-2011-StG-20101109-PSDP, to J.F.), and the Research Foundation Flanders (to S.V.).
Open access: no