γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling in plants

@article{Ramesh2016AminobutyricA,
  title={$\gamma$-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling in plants},
  author={Sunita A Ramesh and Stephen D Tyerman and Matthew Gilliham and Bo Xu},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={1577-1603}
}
The role of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as a signal in animals has been documented for over 60 years. In contrast, evidence that GABA is a signal in plants has only emerged in the last 15 years, and it was not until last year that a mechanism by which this could occur was identified—a plant ‘GABA receptor’ that inhibits anion passage through the aluminium-activated malate transporter family of proteins (ALMTs). ALMTs are multigenic, expressed in different organs and present on different… Expand
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