Expansins as agents in hormone action

Hyung Taeg Choe, Daniel J. Cosgrove

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Expansins are wall-loosening proteins implicated in plant responses to most of the major plant hormones. These include cell enlargement, cell proliferation, fruit softening, abscission, senescence, and adaptation to water stress - all hormone-controlled responses in which the cell wall is modified so as to make it more extensible or softer or more easily separated from other walls. In this chapter 1 we summarize the current evidence implicating expansins in the action of various hormones, beginning with a short summary of the characteristics of this protein and its likely mechanism of action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Hormones
Subtitle of host publicationBiosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781402026867
ISBN (Print)9781402026843
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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