mRNA localization in plants: targeting to the cell's cortical region and beyond

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2002 Dec;5(6):553-9. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(02)00304-7.

Abstract

mRNA localization efficiently targets gene products to specific subcellular compartments, thereby controlling cell fate and polar cell growth. Plants also localize RNAs to target proteins in the endomembrane system, and to different tissues by long-distance transport. Recent developments support the existence of multiple pathways that transport RNA to the cortical region of the cell and to different tissues of the plant.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Actin Cytoskeleton / metabolism
  • Biological Transport, Active / physiology
  • Cytoplasmic Streaming / physiology
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism
  • Microtubules / metabolism
  • Oryza / metabolism
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Plasmodesmata / physiology
  • RNA / metabolism
  • RNA Transport / physiology
  • RNA, Chloroplast / metabolism
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism*
  • RNA, Mitochondrial
  • RNA, Plant / genetics*
  • RNA, Plant / metabolism
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Ribonucleoproteins / metabolism

Substances

  • Plant Proteins
  • RNA, Chloroplast
  • RNA, Messenger
  • RNA, Mitochondrial
  • RNA, Plant
  • RNA-Binding Proteins
  • Ribonucleoproteins
  • RNA