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EMBO Rep. 2004 Jun;5(6):572-8.

Plants: the latest model system for G-protein research.

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Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA. alan_jones@unc.edu

Abstract

In humans, heterotrimeric G proteins couple stimulus perception by G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) with numerous downstream effectors. By contrast, despite great complexity in their signal-transduction attributes, plants have a simpler repertoire of G-signalling components. Nonetheless, recent studies on Arabidopsis thaliana have shown the importance of plant G-protein signalling in such fundamental processes as cell proliferation, hormone perception and ion-channel regulation.

PMID:
15170476
PMCID:
PMC1299082
DOI:
10.1038/sj.embor.7400174
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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