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Plant hormone transporters: what we know and what we would like to know

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Review article (peer-reviewed)
Author Park Jiyoung, Lee Youngsook, Martinoia Enrico, Geisler Markus,
Project The multifaceted roles of strigolactones in plant development and nutrition
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Review article (peer-reviewed)

Journal BMC Biology
Volume (Issue) 15(93)
Page(s) 1 - 15
Title of proceedings BMC Biology
DOI 10.1186/s12915-017-0443-x

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Hormone transporters are crucial for plant hormone action, which is underlined by severe developmental and physiological impacts caused by their loss-of-function mutations. Here, we summarize recent knowledge on the individual roles of plant hormone transporters in local and long-distance transport. Our inventory reveals that many hormones are transported by members of distinct transporter classes, with an apparent dominance of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) family and of the Nitrate transport1/Peptide transporter family (NPF). The current need to explore further hormone transporter regulation, their functional interaction, transport directionalities, and substrate specificities is briefly reviewed.