Ng, Carl K.-Y. and McAinsh, Martin (2003) Encoding specificity in calcium signals in plants : hot spotting the ups and downs and waves. Annals of Botany, 92 (4). pp. 477-485. ISSN 1095-8290Full text not available from this repository.
Calcium ions function as intracellular second messengers in regulating a plethora of cellular processes from acclimative stress responses to survival and programmed cell death. The generation of specificity in Ca2+ signals is dependent on influx and efflux from the extracellular milieu, cytosol and intracellular organelles. One aspect of plant Ca2+ signalling that is currently attracting a great deal of interest is how ‘Ca2+-signatures’, specific spatio-temporal changes in cytosolic-free Ca2+, encode the necessary information to bring about this range of physiological responses. Here, current information is reviewed on how Ca2+-signatures are generated in plant cells and how stimulus-specific information can be encoded in the form of Ca2+-signatures.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Annals of Botany|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Calcium ; waves ; oscillations ; hot-spots ; cytosolic free calcium ([Ca2+]cyt) ; guard cells ; ion channels|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Martin R McAinsh|
|Deposited On:||20 May 2008 11:41|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:29|
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