Molecular, cellular, and physiological responses to phosphatidic acid formation in plants

Christa Testerink*, Teun Munnik

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Abstract

Phosphatidic acid (PA) is an essential phospholipid involved in membrane biosynthesis and signal transduction in all eukaryotes. This review focuses on its role as lipid second messenger during plant stress, metabolism, and development. The contribution of different individual isoforms of enzymes that generate and break down PA will be discussed and the downstream responses highlighted, with particular focus on proteins that bind PA. Through characterization of several of these PA targets, a molecular and genetic basis for PA's role in plant stress and development is emerging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2349-2361
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Volume62
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DGK
  • diacylglycerol kinase
  • phosphatidic acid
  • phospholipase
  • phospholipid metabolism
  • phospholipid signalling
  • plant development
  • plant stress
  • PLC
  • PLD

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