Special Issue "Plant Vacuolar Channels and Transporters"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 541

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Armando Carpaneto
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Guest Editor
Department of Earth, Environment and Life Sciences–DISTAV, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV, 5-16132 Genova, Italy
Interests: Carpaneto’s research efforts have been devoted to the investigation of the molecular mechanisms controlling ion transport through plant plasma/intracellular membranes using electrophysiological, biophysico-chemical and wide-field fluorescence microscopy techniques.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The plant vacuole can occupy up to 90% of the cell volume and has a fundamental importance in the physiology of the cell. It accumulates inorganic ions and metabolites essential for cellular functioning and is involved in cellular homeostasis maintaining a constant level of cytosolic ions, including protons and calcium, and metabolites by means of controlled uptake or release of substances from the vacuolar lumen to the cytosol and vice versa. Recently, a role of the vacuole in signal transduction is also emerging. All these functions are mediated by channels and transporters of the tonoplast. The combined use of molecular biology, biochemical and electrophysiological techniques improves our knowledge on the functional mechanisms of these proteins, so important in plant growth and development. The goal of this Special Issue is the study of the different families of vacuolar channels and transporters with particular emphasis on the experimental techniques that allow their investigation.

Prof. Armando Carpaneto
Guest Editor

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  • vacuoles
  • tonoplast
  • vacuolar channels
  • vacuolar transporters

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