Occurrence, function and potential medicinal applications of the phytohormone abscisic acid in animals and humans.

@article{Li2011OccurrenceFA,
  title={Occurrence, function and potential medicinal applications of the phytohormone abscisic acid in animals and humans.},
  author={Hai-Hang Li and Rui-Lin Hao and Shan-Shan Wu and P Guo and Chang-Jian Chen and Li-ping Pan and He Xue Ni},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={701-12}
}
Abscisic acid (ABA) is an important phytohormone that regulates plant growth, development, dormancy and stress responses. Recently, it was discovered that ABA is produced by a wide range of animals including sponges (Axinella polypoides), hydroids (Eudendrium racemosum), human parasites (Toxoplasma gondii), and by various mammalian tissues and cells (leukocytes, pancreatic cells, and mesenchymal stem cells). ABA is a universal signaling molecule that stimulates diverse functions in animals… CONTINUE READING
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