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AtPiezo Plays an Important Role in Root Cap Mechanotransduction

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Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Cell Activities and Stress Adaptations, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(1), 467; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22010467
Received: 15 November 2020 / Revised: 18 December 2020 / Accepted: 30 December 2020 / Published: 5 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Plant Sciences)
Plants encounter a variety of mechanical stimuli during their growth and development. It is currently believed that mechanosensitive ion channels play an essential role in the initial perception of mechanical force in plants. Over the past decade, the study of Piezo, a mechanosensitive ion channel in animals, has made significant progress. It has been proved that the perception of mechanical force in various physiological processes of animals is indispensable. However, little is still known about the function of its homologs in plants. In this study, by investigating the function of the AtPiezo gene in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, we found that AtPiezo plays a role in the perception of mechanical force in plant root cap and the flow of Ca2+ is involved in this process. These findings allow us to understand the function of AtPiezo from the perspective of plants and provide new insights into the mechanism of plant root cap in response to mechanical stimuli. View Full-Text
Keywords: Arabidopsis; mechanical stimuli; mechanosensitive ion channel; AtPiezo; root cap; Ca2+ Arabidopsis; mechanical stimuli; mechanosensitive ion channel; AtPiezo; root cap; Ca2+
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Fang, X.; Liu, B.; Shao, Q.; Huang, X.; Li, J.; Luan, S.; He, K. AtPiezo Plays an Important Role in Root Cap Mechanotransduction. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 467. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22010467

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Fang X, Liu B, Shao Q, Huang X, Li J, Luan S, He K. AtPiezo Plays an Important Role in Root Cap Mechanotransduction. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021; 22(1):467. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22010467

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Fang, Xianming, Beibei Liu, Qianshuo Shao, Xuemei Huang, Jia Li, Sheng Luan, and Kai He. 2021. "AtPiezo Plays an Important Role in Root Cap Mechanotransduction" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22, no. 1: 467. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22010467

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