Fasciclin-Like Arabinogalactan-Protein 16 (FLA16) Is Required for Stem Development in Arabidopsis
Edgar Liu, Colleen P MacMillan, Thomas Shafee, Yingxuan Ma, Julian Ratcliffe, Allison van de Meene, Antony Bacic, John Humphries, Kim L Johnson
Frontiers in Plant Science | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020
The predominant Fascilin 1 (FAS1)-containing proteins in plants belong to the Fasciclin-Like Arabinogalactan-protein (FLA) family of extracellular glycoproteins. In addition to FAS1 domains, these multi-domain FLA proteins contain glycomotif regions predicted to direct addition of large arabinogalactan (AG) glycans and many contain signal sequences for addition of a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor to tether them to the plasma membrane. FLAs are proposed to play both structural and signaling functions by forming a range of interactions in the plant extracellular matrix, similar to FAS1-containing proteins in animals. FLA group B members contain two FAS1 domains and are not predicted..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls
Awarded by La Trobe Research Focus Area grant
EL and YM were supported by the University of Melbourne research scholarships. AB, TS, and KJ were supported by the La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food and AB, KJ, AM, and JH by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls (CE110001007). KJ was supported by a La Trobe Research Focus Area grant 2000004372.