Identifying the transporters of different flavonoids in plants
Thompson, Elinor P., Davies, Julia M. and Glover, Beverley J. (2010) Identifying the transporters of different flavonoids in plants. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 5 (7). pp. 860-863. ISSN 1559-2316 (print), 1559-2324 (online)
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We recently identified a new component of flavonoid transport pathways in Arabidopsis. The MATE protein FFT (Flower Flavonoid Transporter) is primarily found in guard cells and seedling roots, and mutation of the transporter results in floral and growth phenotypes. The nature of FFT’s substrate requires further exploration but our data suggest that it is a kaempferol diglucoside. Here we discuss potential partner H+-ATPases and possible redundancy among the close homologues within the large Arabidopsis MATE family.
|Additional Information:|| This is an open access article. Definitive version: Elinor P. Thompson, Julia M. Davies and Beverley J. Glover. Identifying the transporters of different flavonoids in plants. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5:7, 860-863, July 2010.  Previously published online: www.landesbioscience.com/journals/psb/ article/11894. Article Addendum to: E Thompson, C Wilkins, V Demidchik, J Davies, BJ Glover. An Arabidopsis flavonoid transporter is required for anther dehiscence and pollen development. J Exp Bot 2010; 61: 439-51.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||auxin, flavonoid, guard cell, pollen, transporter|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
Q Science > QK Botany
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Life & Sports Science
|Last Modified:||19 Dec 2012 15:56|
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