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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(4), 863; doi:10.3390/ijms18040863

Annexins as Overlooked Regulators of Membrane Trafficking in Plant Cells

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Plant Biochemistry Department, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 02-106, Poland
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Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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Academic Editors: Gian-Pietro Di Sansebastiano and Antonio Gaballo
Received: 31 December 2016 / Revised: 3 April 2017 / Accepted: 6 April 2017 / Published: 19 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Unconventional Proteins and Membranes Traffic)
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Abstract

Annexins are an evolutionary conserved superfamily of proteins able to bind membrane phospholipids in a calcium-dependent manner. Their physiological roles are still being intensively examined and it seems that, despite their general structural similarity, individual proteins are specialized toward specific functions. However, due to their general ability to coordinate membranes in a calcium-sensitive fashion they are thought to participate in membrane flow. In this review, we present a summary of the current understanding of cellular transport in plant cells and consider the possible roles of annexins in different stages of vesicular transport. View Full-Text
Keywords: annexin; vesicular transport; membrane trafficking; stress response; Rab protein; SNARE annexin; vesicular transport; membrane trafficking; stress response; Rab protein; SNARE
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Konopka-Postupolska, D.; Clark, G. Annexins as Overlooked Regulators of Membrane Trafficking in Plant Cells. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 863.

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