OsCYP2, a chaperone involved in degradation of auxin-responsive proteins, plays crucial roles in rice lateral root initiation.

@article{Kang2013OsCYP2AC,
  title={OsCYP2, a chaperone involved in degradation of auxin-responsive proteins, plays crucial roles in rice lateral root initiation.},
  author={Bo Kang and Zhongchen Zhang and Lingling Wang and Libin Zheng and Weihua Mao and Meifei Li and Yunrong Wu and Ping Wu and Xiaorong Mo},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={86-97}
}
Auxin plays a pivotal role in many facets of plant development. It acts by inducing the interaction between auxin-responsive [auxin (AUX)/indole-3-acetic acid (IAA)] proteins and the ubiquitin protein ligase SCF(TIR) to promote the degradation of the AUX/IAA proteins. Other cofactors and chaperones that participate in auxin signaling remain to be identified. Here, we characterized rice (Oryza sativa) plants with mutations in a cyclophilin gene (OsCYP2). cyp2 mutants showed defects in auxin… CONTINUE READING