Submitted to: Current Opinion in Genetics and Development
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Jackson, D., Hake, S.C. 1997. Morphogenesis on the move: cell-to-cell trafficking of plant regulatory proteins. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 7(4) 495-500. Interpretive Summary: Plant proteins move between cells. The protein movement may coordinate activities of plant cells.
Technical Abstract: It has been shown recently that some plant transcription factors that regulate cell fate during development can traffic through plasmodesmata--the intercellular channels that connect plant cells. This phenomenon helps explain the non-autonomous effects of many developmental mutations in plants and defines a novel mechanism by which cells signal to each other during development.