Auxin signalling: the beginning, the middle and the end

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2001 Oct;4(5):382-6. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00189-8.


The plant hormone auxin is central to the regulation of growth and development. Recent work has demonstrated that auxin signalling depends on targeted protein degradation, and in the past year this model has been strengthened. The focus is now on identifying the targets of this degradative pathway, determining how auxin influences the degradative process and linking the turnover of specific proteins to the numerous downstream responses to auxin.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Indoleacetic Acids / genetics
  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism*
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Indoleacetic Acids
  • Plant Proteins
  • indoleacetic acid