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Forde, B. G. 2000. Nitrate transporters in plants: structure, function and regulation. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes. 1465 (1-2), pp. 219-235.
|Authors||Forde, B. G.|
Physiological studies have established that plants acquire their NO−3 from the soil through the combined activities of a set of high- and low-affinity NO−3 transport systems, with the influx of NO−3 being driven by the H+ gradient across the plasma membrane. Some of these NO−3 transport systems are constitutively expressed, while others are NO−3-inducible and subject to negative feedback regulation by the products of NO−3 assimilation. Here we review recent progress in the characterisation of the two families of NO−3 transporters that have so far been identified in plants, their structure and their regulation, and consider the evidence for their roles in NO−3 acquisition. We also discuss what is currently known about the genetic basis of NO−3 induction and feedback repression of the NO−3 transport and assimilatory pathway in higher plants.
|Keywords||Nitrate transporter; Major facilitator superfamily; Nitrogen regulation|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes|
|Journal citation||1465 (1-2), pp. 219-235|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/S0005-2736(00)00140-1|
|Open access||Published as bronze (free) open access|
|Funder project or code||442|
|Online||30 Mar 2000|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||22 Dec 1999|
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