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Sphingolipid-mediated Signalling in Plants.

Ng, Carl K.-Y. and Hetherington, Alistair M. (2001) Sphingolipid-mediated Signalling in Plants. Annals of Botany, 88 (6). pp. 957-965. ISSN 1095-8290

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Abstract

A plethora of biological effects, ranging from cellular survival to apoptosis, has been assigned to sphingolipids and, in particular, to the sphingolipid metabolites ceramide, sphingosine and sphingosine-1-phosphate. One aspect of sphingolipid biology that is currently attracting a great deal of interest in animals and yeast is their role in cell signalling. In contrast, much less is known about sphingolipids in plants, although available information suggests that these compounds may also fulfil important signalling roles. There are suggestions that sphingolipid metabolites may be involved in diverse processes including pathogenesis, membrane stability and the response to drought. Here, we review current information on the role of sphingolipid metabolites and highlight their emerging roles in plant signalling.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sphingolipid ; cerebrosides ; glucosylceramides ; sphingosine-1-phosphate ; pathogenesis ; stomata ; guard cells ; calcium ; signal transduction ; cell signalling
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 10809
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2008 13:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 15:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10809

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