The ZIP family of metal transporters

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2000 May 1;1465(1-2):190-8. doi: 10.1016/s0005-2736(00)00138-3.

Abstract

Members of the ZIP gene family, a novel metal transporter family first identified in plants, are capable of transporting a variety of cations, including cadmium, iron, manganese and zinc. Information on where in the plant each of the ZIP transporters functions and how each is controlled in response to nutrient availability may allow the manipulation of plant mineral status with an eye to (1) creating food crops with enhanced mineral content, and (2) developing crops that bioaccumulate or exclude toxic metals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arabidopsis
  • Arabidopsis Proteins*
  • Biological Transport
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics*
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism
  • Cation Transport Proteins*
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics
  • Genes, Plant*
  • Humans
  • Iron / metabolism*
  • Manganese / metabolism
  • Membrane Proteins / genetics*
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • Plant Proteins / genetics*
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins*
  • Zinc / metabolism*

Substances

  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Cation Transport Proteins
  • Fungal Proteins
  • IRT1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • ZRT1 protein, S cerevisiae
  • ZRT2 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Zinc