Plant voltage-dependent anion channels are involved in host defense against Pseudomonas cichorii and in Bax-induced cell death

@article{Tateda2008PlantVA,
  title={Plant voltage-dependent anion channels are involved in host defense against Pseudomonas cichorii and in Bax-induced cell death},
  author={Chika Tateda and Koji Yamashita and Fumio Takahashi and T. Kusano and Yoshihiro Takahashi},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={41-51}
}
The voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) is a major outer mitochondrial membrane protein. It is well documented that VDAC plays an important role in apoptosis, a kind of programmed cell death, in mammalian systems. However, little is known about the role of the plant counterpart during the process of plant-specific cell death such as pathogen-induced hypersensitive response. To address this issue, we isolated three VDAC full-length cDNAs (NtVDAC1–3) from Nicotiana tabacum. The deduced… CONTINUE READING