Plant physiology: The importance of sucrose transporters

Curr Biol. 2001 Mar 6;11(5):R169-71. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00085-9.


Sucrose transport is essential for the distribution of carbohydrates in plants. Recent studies have shown that a specific transporter protein plays an essential role in loading sucrose into the phloem component of the plant vasculature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / physiology
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / physiology*
  • Membrane Transport Proteins*
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Plant Proteins / physiology*
  • Sucrose / metabolism


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • sucrose transport protein, plant
  • Sucrose