Evidence for a regulatory role of diatom silicon transporters in cellular silicon responses.

@article{Shrestha2015EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a regulatory role of diatom silicon transporters in cellular silicon responses.},
  author={Roshan Prakash Shrestha and Mark Hildebrand},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={29-40}
}
The utilization of silicon by diatoms has both global and small-scale implications, from oceanic primary productivity to nanotechnological applications of their silica cell walls. The sensing and transport of silicic acid are key aspects of understanding diatom silicon utilization. At low silicic acid concentrations (<30 μM), transport mainly occurs through silicic acid transport proteins (SITs), and at higher concentrations it occurs through diffusion. Previous analyses of the SITs were done… CONTINUE READING
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