Microtubules and cellulose biosynthesis

The emergence of new players

Shundai Li, Lei Lei, Yaroslava G. Yingling, Ying Gu

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Abstract

Microtubules determine the orientation of newly formed cellulose microfibrils in expanding cells. There are many hypotheses regarding how the information is transduced across the plasma membrane from microtubules to cellulose microfibrils. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the co-alignment between microtubules and cellulose microfibrils were not revealed until the recent discovery of cellulose synthase interacting (CSI) proteins. Characterization of CSIs and additional cellulose synthase-associated proteins will greatly advance the knowledge of how cellulose microfibrils are organized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Volume28
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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microtubules
cellulose
biosynthesis
cellulose synthase
plasma membrane
proteins
cells

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Microtubules and cellulose biosynthesis : The emergence of new players. / Li, Shundai; Lei, Lei; Yingling, Yaroslava G.; Gu, Ying.

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