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Molecular mechanisms of ammonium transport and accumulation in plants

Ludewig, Uwe and Neuhäuser, Benjamin and Dynowski, Marek :
Molecular mechanisms of ammonium transport and accumulation in plants.
In: FEBS letters, 581 (12) pp. 2301-8. ISSN 0014-5793
[Article] , (2007)

Abstract

The integral membrane proteins of the ammonium transporter (AMT/Rh) family provide the major route for shuttling ammonium (NH(4)(+)/NH(3)) across bacterial, archaeal, fungal and plant membranes. These proteins are distantly related to the Rh (rhesus) glycoproteins, which are absent in higher plants, but are present in many species, including bacteria and mammals. It appears that the large nitrogen requirement of plants resulted in unique strategies to acquire, capture and/or release ammonium. The biological function of plant ammonium transporters will be discussed and compared to other AMT/Rh proteins.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2007
Creators: Ludewig, Uwe and Neuhäuser, Benjamin and Dynowski, Marek
Title: Molecular mechanisms of ammonium transport and accumulation in plants
Language: English
Abstract:

The integral membrane proteins of the ammonium transporter (AMT/Rh) family provide the major route for shuttling ammonium (NH(4)(+)/NH(3)) across bacterial, archaeal, fungal and plant membranes. These proteins are distantly related to the Rh (rhesus) glycoproteins, which are absent in higher plants, but are present in many species, including bacteria and mammals. It appears that the large nitrogen requirement of plants resulted in unique strategies to acquire, capture and/or release ammonium. The biological function of plant ammonium transporters will be discussed and compared to other AMT/Rh proteins.

Journal or Publication Title: FEBS letters
Volume: 581
Number: 12
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology > Plant Nutrition and Biomass
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