Synthesis, assembly and function of plant cell wall macromolecules

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1992 Oct;4(5):856-62. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(92)90111-o.


The plant cell wall consists of a structurally intricate network of polysaccharide and protein whose biosynthesis, assembly and functions are still poorly understood. Recent research has shown how cell wall macromolecules, and fragments thereof, appear to be involved in processes such as cell growth, cell and tissue differentiation and the control of pathogenesis.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Cell Wall / physiology*
  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Plant Physiological Phenomena*
  • Plant Proteins
  • Polysaccharides / physiology


  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Plant Proteins
  • Polysaccharides