How do expansins control plant growth? A model for cell wall loosening via defect migration in cellulose microfibrils

A. Lipchinsky

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    Expansins are plant cell wall-loosening proteins that promote cell growth and are essential for many critical developmental processes and stress responses. The molecular basis for expansin action is uncertain. Recently, it has been proposed that expansins loosen the wall by means of the generation of mobile conformational defects at the surface of cellulose microfibrils. The present work addresses this hypothesis by elaborating three assumptions: (1) microfibril–matrix interfaces cause steep stress gradients on the microfibril surface, (2) stress gradients drive the motion of conformational defects along the microfibril surface toward the microfibril–matrix interfaces, and (3) the approach of the defects to the microfibril–matrix interfaces facilitates the dissociation of matrix polysaccharides from cellulose microfibrils.
    Язык оригиналаанглийский
    Страницы (с-по)3277-3284
    ЖурналActa Physiologiae Plantarum
    Том35
    Номер выпуска12
    DOI
    СостояниеОпубликовано - 2013

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