Author's School

Arts & Sciences

Author's Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-4-2017

Originally Published In

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2017 Jul 24;40:43-48. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.07.002.

Abstract

Mechanosensitive ion channels, transmembrane proteins that directly couple mechanical stimuli to ion flux, serve to sense and respond to changes in membrane tension in all branches of life. In plants, mechanosensitive channels have been implicated in the perception of important mechanical stimuli such as osmotic pressure, touch, gravity, and pathogenic invasion. Indeed, three established families of plant mechanosensitive ion channels play roles in cell and organelle osmoregulation and root mechanosensing - and it is likely that many other channels and functions await discovery. Inspired by recent discoveries in bacterial and animal systems, we are beginning to establish the conserved and the unique ways in which mechanosensitive channels function in plants.

Comments

This is an author manuscript version of Basu, D., & Haswell, E. S. (2017). Plant mechanosensitive ion channels: an ocean of possibilities. Current opinion in plant biology, 40, 43-48.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2017.07.002

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1016/j.pbi.2017.07.002

Embargo Period

9-4-2019

Available for download on Wednesday, September 04, 2019

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