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Directed Cell-to-Cell Movement of Functional Proteins: Do Transcription Factors Double as Signal Molecules in Plants?

Cell fate in plants is predominantly determined by position during development. Jorgensen discusses a new mechanism by which cells can regulate gene expression in neighboring cells. Several lines of evidence suggest that transcription factors expressed in one cell can traffic through plasmodesmata to regulate gene expression in adjacent cells that are not expressing the transcription factor themselves. In plants, some transcription factors appear to be intercellular signaling molecules, as well as intracellular regulators of gene expression.

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Audience Level: Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate, Professional (degree program)

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Authors and Editors: Richard A. Jorgensen of Department of Plant Sciences and Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics at the University of Arizona, Tucson
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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