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1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid as a signalling molecule in plants

Author:
Yoon, Gyeong Mee, Kieber, Joseph J.
Source:
AoB plants 2013 v.5 no.0 pp. plt017
Subject:
1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid, biochemical pathways, ethylene
Abstract:
This review summarizes and discusses the role of ACC synthase in plants. The classic role of ACC synthase is to act as the key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway for the plant hormone ethylene. Several recent papers have converged on the notion that ACC, the immediate product of ACC synthase, acts as a novel signaling molecule in plants independent of its conversion to ethylene. The evidence for this hypothesis from these papers and potential roles for ACC is summarized and discussed.
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1151652