Stitching organelles : organization and function of specialized membrane contact sites in plants
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The coordination of multiple metabolic activities in plants relies on an interorganelle communication network established through membrane contact sites (MCS). The MCS are maintained in transient or durable configurations by tethering structures which keep the two membranes in close proximity, and create chemical microdomains that allow localized and targeted exchange of small molecules and possibly proteins. The past few years have witnessed a dramatic increase in our understanding of the structural and molecular organization of plant interorganelle MCS, and their crucial roles in plant specialized functions including stress responses, cell to cell communication, and lipid transport. In this review we summarize recent advances in understanding the molecular components, structural organization, and functions of different plant-specific MCS architectures.
Pérez-Sancho , J , Tilsner , J , Samuels , A L , Botella , M A , Bayer , E M & Rosado , A 2016 , ' Stitching organelles : organization and function of specialized membrane contact sites in plants ' Trends in Cell Biology , vol 26 , no. 9 , pp. 705-717 . DOI: 10.1016/j.tcb.2016.05.007
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This work was supported by the Canada Research Chairs Program (to A.R.), two Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants (to A.R. and L.S.), a Research Training Fellowship from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (FPI-BES 2012-052324 to J.P-S.), the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund; grant BIO2014-55380-R to M.A.B.), the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC grant BB/M007200/1 to J.T.), and the French National Agency for Research (grant ANR-14-CE19-0006-01 to E.B.).
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