Journal article

At the border: the plasma membrane-cell wall continuum

Zengyu Liu, Staffan Persson, Clara Sanchez-Rodriguez

Journal of Experimental Botany | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015


Plant cells rely on their cell walls for directed growth and environmental adaptation. Synthesis and remodelling of the cell walls are membrane-related processes. During cell growth and exposure to external stimuli, there is a constant exchange of lipids, proteins, and other cell wall components between the cytosol and the plasma membrane/apoplast. This exchange of material and the localization of cell wall proteins at certain spots in the plasma membrane seem to rely on a particular membrane composition. In addition, sensors at the plasma membrane detect changes in the cell wall architecture, and activate cytoplasmic signalling schemes and ultimately cell wall remodelling. The apoplastic po..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We apologize to those colleagues whose work we could not cover due to space limitations. This work was supported by Chinese Scholarship Council (ZL), the Max Planck Gesellschaft (SP), and the Deutsche Forsaungsgemeinschaft (CSR; PE1642/5-1).