Cell Polarity and Patterning by PIN Trafficking through Early Endosomal Compartments in Arabidopsis thaliana

@inproceedings{Tanaka2013CellPA,
  title={Cell Polarity and Patterning by PIN Trafficking through Early Endosomal Compartments in Arabidopsis thaliana},
  author={Hirokazu Tanaka and Saeko Kitakura and Hana Rakusov{\'a} and Tomohiro Uemura and Mugurel Ioan Feraru and Riet De Rycke and St{\'e}phanie Robert and Tatsuo Kakimoto and Jiř{\'i} Friml},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
  year={2013}
}
PIN-FORMED (PIN) proteins localize asymmetrically at the plasma membrane and mediate intercellular polar transport of the plant hormone auxin that is crucial for a multitude of developmental processes in plants. PIN localization is under extensive control by environmental or developmental cues, but mechanisms regulating PIN localization are not fully understood. Here we show that early endosomal components ARF GEF BEN1 and newly identified Sec1/Munc18 family protein BEN2 are involved in… CONTINUE READING