|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2012|
|Authors:||Murphy, E, Smith, S, De Smet, I|
|Journal:||The Plant Cell|
To sustain plants' postembryonic growth and development in a structure of cells fixed in cell walls, a tightly controlled short distance cell-cell communication is required. The focus on phytohormones, such as auxin, has historically overshadowed the importance of small peptide signals, but it is becoming clear that secreted peptide signals are important in cell-cell communication to coordinate and integrate cellular functions. However, of the more than 1000 potential secreted peptides, so far only very few have been functionally characterized or matched to a receptor. Here, we will describe our current knowledge on how small peptide signals can be identified, how they are modified and processed, which roles they play in Arabidopsis thaliana development, and through which receptors they act.
|Short Title:||The Plant Cell|