Protein Trafficking in Plant Cells

  • Editors
  • Jürgen Soll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Patrice Lerouge, Marion Cabanes-Macheteau, Catherine Rayon, Anne-Catherine Fischette-Lainé, Véronique Gomord, Loïc Faye
    Pages 31-48
  3. David G. Robinson, Giselbert Hinz, Susanne E. H. Holstein
    Pages 49-76
  4. Klaus Müntz
    Pages 77-99
  5. Gerhard Thiel, Nick Battey
    Pages 111-125
  6. Jean-Marc Neuhaus, John C. Rogers
    Pages 127-144
  7. Antje Heese-Peck, Natasha V. Raikhel
    Pages 145-162
  8. Colin Robinson, Peter J. Hynds, David Robinson, Alexandra Mant
    Pages 209-221
  9. Steven D. Schwartzbach, Tetsuaki Osafune, Wolfgang Löffelhardt
    Pages 247-263
  10. Ian Small, Henri Wintz, Kinya Akashi, Hakim Mireau
    Pages 265-277
  11. Elzbieta Glaser, Sara Sjöling, Marcel Tanudji, James Whelan
    Pages 311-338
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 339-343

About this book


The highly structured eucaryotic cell with its complex division of biochemical labour requires a distinct protein complement in each cellular structure and compartment. Nuclear coded and cytosolically synthesized polypeptides are specifically sorted to every corner of the cell in a post- or co-translational manner. The presence of separate genomes and protein translation machineries in plastids and mitochondria requires further coordination not only on the transcriptional, translational but also most likely on the protein import level. Numerous different protein transport systems have developed and coexist within plant cells to ensure the specific and selective composition of every sub-cellular compartment.
This volume summarizes the current knowledge on protein trafficking in plant cells. Aside from the fundamental aspects in cell biology of how specific pre-protein sorting and translocation across biological membranes is achieved, a major focus is on transport, modification and deposition of plant storage proteins. The increasing use of plants as bioreactors to provide custom-designed proteins of different usage requires detailed understanding of these events.
This text is directed not only at students and professionals in plant cell and molecular biology but also at those involved in horticulture and plant breeding. It is intended to serve as a text and guide for graduate-level courses on plant cell biology and as a valuable supplement to courses in plant physiology and development. Scientists in other disciplines who wish to learn more about protein translocation in plants will also find this text an up-to-date source of information and reference.


Chloroplast Cytosol Pathogen Plant physiology Polypeptide Protein Translation Transport biosynthesis molecular biology physiology proteins transcription

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