Towards understanding the role of membrane-bound endo-β-1,4-glucanases in cellulose biosynthesis

Michael Mølhøj, Silvère Pagant, Herman Höfte

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1406
Number of pages8
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cellulose
  • KORRIGAN
  • Membrane-anchored endo-β-1,4-glucanase

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