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Author Schippers, Jos H. M. ♦ Nguyen, Hung M. ♦ Lu, Dandan ♦ Schmidt, Romy ♦ Mueller Roeber, Bernd
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher SP Birkhäuser Verlag Basel
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Evolution ♦ Reactive oxygen species ♦ Development ♦ Biomedicine general ♦ Cell Biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Life Sciences
Abstract The balance between cellular proliferation and differentiation is a key aspect of development in multicellular organisms. Recent studies on Arabidopsis roots revealed distinct roles for different reactive oxygen species (ROS) in these processes. Modulation of the balance between ROS in proliferating cells and elongating cells is controlled at least in part at the transcriptional level. The effect of ROS on proliferation and differentiation is not specific for plants but appears to be conserved between prokaryotic and eukaryotic life forms. The ways in which ROS is received and how it affects cellular functioning is discussed from an evolutionary point of view. The different redox-sensing mechanisms that evolved ultimately result in the activation of gene regulatory networks that control cellular fate and decision-making. This review highlights the potential common origin of ROS sensing, indicating that organisms evolved similar strategies for utilizing ROS during development, and discusses ROS as an ancient universal developmental regulator.
ISSN 1420682X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-07-28
Publisher Place Basel
e-ISSN 14209071
Journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Volume Number 69
Issue Number 19
Page Count 13
Starting Page 3245
Ending Page 3257


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