May the proton motive force be with you: A plant transporter review

Camilla Gottlieb Andersen, Laust Bavnhøj, Bjørn Panyella Pedersen*

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As our ecosystems experience challenges associated with climate change, an improved understanding of the fundamental biochemical processes governing plant physiology is needed. Strikingly, current structural information on plant membrane transporters is severely limited compared to other kingdoms of life, with only 18 unique structures in total. To advance future breakthroughs and insight in plant cell molecular biology, structural knowledge of membrane transporters is indispensable.

This review summarizes the current status of structural knowledge in the plant membrane transporter field. Plants utilize the proton motive force (PMF) to drive secondary active transport. We discuss the PMF, how it relates to secondary active transport and provide a classification of PMF driven secondary active transport, discussing recently published structures of symporters, antiporters, and uniporters from plants.
TidsskriftCurrent Opinion in Structural Biology
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2023