Plants: The latest model system for G-protein research

Alan M. Jones, Sarah M. Assmann

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In humans, heterotrimeric G proteins couple stimulus perception by G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) with numerous downstream effectors. By contrast, despite great complexity in their signal-transduction attributes, plants have a simpler repertoire of G-signalling components. Nonetheless, recent studies on Arabidopsis thaliana have shown the importance of plant G-protein signalling in such fundamental processes as cell proliferation, hormone perception and ion-channel regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-578
Number of pages7
JournalEMBO Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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