Current Research on Protein-Protein Interactions Among Auxin-Signaling Factors in Regulation of Plant Growth and Development

Author(s): Hideki Muto, Masataka Kinjo

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 13 , Issue 14 , 2012

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In many signaling pathways, various factors have been isolated by molecular genetic studies and wholegenome analysis. Understanding the interactions among these factors is crucial to understanding the signaling process as a whole. Recent studies on auxin signaling in the regulation of plant growth and development have discovered primary factors interacting with each other, and elucidated a very simple pathway modulating gene expression in response to auxin. However, these studies of auxin-signaling led to the question of how such a simple pathway generates multiple types of regulation in various processes of different cells throughout the life of a plant. Here, we provide an overview of recent progress in auxin biology focusing on protein-protein interactions in the signal transduction pathway and discuss various possibilities and approaches to resolve the issue.

Keywords: Auxin, signal transduction, protein-protein interaction, growth regulation, plant hormone, signaling pathways, molecular genetic studies, various factors, protein-protein interactions, auxin signaling, molecules, fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS), interacting proteins, co-immunoprecipitation

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Year: 2012
Published on: 18 December, 2012
Page: [2604 - 2611]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138920101314151120122745
Price: $65

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