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Sugar transporters for intercellular exchange and nutrition of pathogens
Sugar efflux transporters are essential for the maintenance of animal blood glucose levels, plant nectar production, and plant seed and pollen development. Despite broad biological importance, theExpand
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Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Key Step for Phloem Transport
That Sweet Sensation Photosynthesis in the leaf generates sucrose that must be transported via the phloem to other parts of the plant in order, for example, to be incorporated into harvestableExpand
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A Cascade of Sequentially Expressed Sucrose Transporters in the Seed Coat and Endosperm Provides Nutrition for the Arabidopsis Embryo[OPEN]
Triple mutants of three sucrose-transporting SWEETs show reduced seed yield, indicating that multiple sucrose translocation pathways move sugar from the maternal to the filial tissues. DevelopingExpand
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SWEETs, transporters for intracellular and intercellular sugar translocation.
Three families of transporters have been identified as key players in intercellular transport of sugars: MSTs (monosaccharide transporters), SUTs (sucrose transporters) and SWEETs (hexose and sucroseExpand
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Nectar secretion requires sucrose phosphate synthases and the sugar transporter SWEET9
Angiosperms developed floral nectaries that reward pollinating insects. Although nectar function and composition have been characterized, the mechanism of nectar secretion has remained unclear. HereExpand
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Optical sensors for monitoring dynamic changes of intracellular metabolite levels in mammalian cells
Knowledge of the in vivo levels, distribution and flux of ions and metabolites is crucial to our understanding of physiology in both healthy and diseased states. The quantitative analysis of theExpand
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Phylogenetic evidence for a fusion of archaeal and bacterial SemiSWEETs to form eukaryotic SWEETs and identification of SWEET hexose transporters in the amphibian chytrid pathogen Batrachochytrium
SWEETs represent a new class of sugar transporters first described in plants, animals, and humans and later in prokaryotes. Plant SWEETs play key roles in phloem loading, seed filling, and nectarExpand
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