Protein farnesylation in plants: a greasy tale

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Oct;2(5):388-92. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(99)00010-2.


Although farnesylation is required for a number of abscisic acid mediated responses in plants, knowledge of how this lipid modification of proteins regulates specific developmental and physiological processes remains unclear. Recent information from the Arabidopsis genome-sequencing project in combination with mutants deficient in farnesylation should unravel the role(s) of this process in plant signaling.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abscisic Acid / metabolism*
  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism*
  • Genome, Plant
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Protein Prenylation*
  • Signal Transduction


  • Plant Proteins
  • Abscisic Acid