Moving with purpose and direction: transcription factor movement and cell fate determination revisited
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division
Center for Desert Agriculture
KAUST Grant NumberBAS/1/1081-01-01
Online Publication Date2020-09-28
Print Publication Date2020-10
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AbstractCell diversity in a multicellular organism relies on cell–cell communication where cells must receive positional information as input signals to adopt their proper cell fate in the right place and at the right time. This process is achieved through triggering signaling cascades that drive cellular changes during development. In plants, signaling through mobile transcription factors (TF) plays a central role in development. Rather than acting cell-autonomously and exclusive to their expression domains, many TFs move between cells and deploy regulatory networks and cell type-specific effectors to achieve their biological functions. Here, we highlight a few examples of mobile TFs central to cell fate specification in Arabidopsis.
CitationGundu, S., Tabassum, N., & Blilou, I. (2020). Moving with purpose and direction: transcription factor movement and cell fate determination revisited. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 57, 124–132. doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2020.08.003
SponsorsThis study was supported by King Abdulah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) baseline funding BAS/1/1081-01-01 given to Ikram Blilou.
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
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