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Towards Understanding the Role of Membrane-bound Endo-β-1,4-glucanases in Cellulose Biosynthesis

Michael Mølhøj, Silvère Pagant and Herman Höfte

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 43, issue 12, pages 1399-1406
Published in print December 2002 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online December 2002 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcf163
Towards Understanding the Role of Membrane-bound Endo-β-1,4-glucanases in Cellulose Biosynthesis

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Recent studies have highlighted the involvement of membrane-anchored endo-β-1,4-glucanases in cellulose biosynthesis in plants, suggesting that there are parallels with Agrobacterium tumefaciens and other bacteria which also require endo-β-1,4-glucanases for cellulose synthesis. This review summarises recent literature on endo-β-1,4-glucanases and their role in plant development and addresses the possible functions of membrane-anchored isoforms in the synthesis of cellulose.

Keywords: Keywords: Cellulose — KORRIGAN — Membrane-anchored endo-β-1,4-glucanase.; Abbreviations: CBD, cellulose-binding domain; CESA, cellulose synthase catalytic subunit; CMC, carboxymethyl cellulose; EGase, endo-β-1,4-glucanase; EST, expressed sequence tags; GFP, green fluorescent protein; SG, sitosterol-glucoside.

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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