Determining functions of multiple phospholipase Ds in stress response of Arabidopsis

Biochem Soc Trans. 2000 Dec;28(6):813-6.


Phospholipase D (PLD) is encoded by a multiple gene family, and several PLDs from Arabidopsis have been characterized at the molecular biological and biochemical levels. PLDalpha is the most abundant plant PLD and exhibits a number of different biochemical properties to the other isoforms. The other PLDs have many overlapping catalytic properties but display some unique patterns of expression during development and in response to stress cues. Accumulating data indicate that different PLDs have multiple and different roles in plant responses to stress.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Abscisic Acid / pharmacology
  • Abscisic Acid / physiology
  • Arabidopsis / enzymology
  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / physiology*
  • Calcium / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Membrane Lipids / physiology
  • Phosphatidylinositols / physiology
  • Phospholipase D / genetics*
  • Phospholipase D / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*


  • Membrane Lipids
  • Phosphatidylinositols
  • Abscisic Acid
  • Phospholipase D
  • Calcium