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A Plant Vacuolar Protease, VPE, Mediates Virus-Induced Hypersensitive Cell Death
Programmed cell death (PCD) in animals depends on caspase protease activity. Plants also exhibit PCD, for example as a response to pathogens, although a plant caspase remains elusive. Here we showExpand
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Gibberellin Modulates Anther Development in Rice via the Transcriptional Regulation of GAMYB[W]
Gibberellins (GAs) play important roles in regulating reproductive development, especially anther development. Our previous studies revealed that the MYB transcriptional factor GAMYB, an importantExpand
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Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition)
In 2008 we published the first set of guidelines for standardizing research in autophagy. Since then, research on this topic has continued to accelerate, and many new scientists have entered theExpand
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Vacuolar sorting receptor for seed storage proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana
The seeds of higher plants accumulate large quantities of storage protein. During seed maturation, storage protein precursors synthesized on rough endoplasmic reticulum are sorted to protein storageExpand
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Transport of Storage Proteins to Protein Storage Vacuoles Is Mediated by Large Precursor-Accumulating Vesicles
Novel vesicles that accumulate large amounts of proprotein precursors of storage proteins were purified from maturing pumpkin seeds. These vesicles were designated precursor-accumulating (PAC)Expand
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Myosin XI-i Links the Nuclear Membrane to the Cytoskeleton to Control Nuclear Movement and Shape in Arabidopsis
The cell nucleus communicates with the cytoplasm through a nucleocytoplasmic linker that maintains the shape of the nucleus and mediates its migration. In contrast to animal nuclei, which are movedExpand
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Vacuolar Processing Enzyme Is Essential for Mycotoxin-induced Cell Death in Arabidopsis thaliana*
Some compatible pathogens secrete toxins to induce host cell death and promote their growth. The toxin-induced cell death is a pathogen strategy for infection. To clarify the executioner of theExpand
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Altered shoot/root Na+ distribution and bifurcating salt sensitivity in Arabidopsis by genetic disruption of the Na+ transporter AtHKT1
Sodium (Na+) is toxic to most plants, but the molecular mechanisms of plant Na+ uptake and distribution remain largely unknown. Here we analyze Arabidopsis lines disrupted in the Na+ transporterExpand
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Cytosolic HSP90 Regulates the Heat Shock Response That Is Responsible for Heat Acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana*
Plant survival requires the ability to acclimate to heat. When plants are subjected to heat shock, the expression of various genes is induced, and the plants become tolerant of higher temperatures.Expand
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A novel membrane fusion-mediated plant immunity against bacterial pathogens.
Plants have developed their own defense strategies because they have no immune cells. A common plant defense strategy involves programmed cell death (PCD) at the infection site, but how theExpand
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