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Actin and Myosin Co-Localize in Plasmodesmata and Ectodesmata-Like Structure
- DONG, Yu, LIU, Na, LIU, Gang, LI, Wen-long, YAN, Ai-hua, WANG, Dong-mei
- Agricultural sciences in China 2011 v.10 no.6 pp. 845-849
- Allium sativum, actin, cytoskeleton, immunocytochemistry, myosin, parenchyma, plasmodesmata
- Actin and myosin were found to be associated with the cytoplasmic sleeve of plasmodesmata. As cytoskeletal proteins, actin and myosin are believed to regulate the conductivity of plasmodesmata (PDs) in higher plants. Using immunocytochemical methods, we found the two proteins to be co-localized - and closely linked to each other - in plasmodesmata and ectodesmata-like structure in ageing parenchymatous cells of Allium sativum L. We suggest that intercellular communication is affected by the interaction between actin and myosin.