Sci. STKE, 29 August 2006
PLANT BIOLOGY BKI1 Keeps the Receptor Quiet
The plant steroid hormone, brassinosteroid, is perceived at the cell membrane through interaction with a membrane-bound receptor. Subsequent signaling events carry the signal to the nucleus. Wang and Chory now clarify a new interacting partner that regulates the receptivity of the receptor at the cell membrane. BKI1 keeps the signaling pathway relatively quiet until the brassinosteroid appears and activates the system.
Citation: BKI1 Keeps the Receptor Quiet. Sci. STKE 2006, tw298 (2006).
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