Protein lipid modifications and the regulation of ROP GTPase function

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In eukaryotes, the RHO superfamily of small G-proteins is implicated in the regulation of cell polarity and growth. Rho of Plants (ROPs)/RACs are plant-specific Rho family proteins that have been shown to regulate cell polarity, auxin transport and responses, ABA signalling, and response to pathogens. A hallmark of ROP/RAC function is their localization in specific plasma membrane domains. This short review focuses on the mechanisms responsible for membrane interactions of ROPs/RACs and how they affect ROP/RAC function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1617-1624
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • Cell polarity
  • Membrane association
  • Palmitoylation
  • Prenylation
  • RAC
  • ROP
  • Rho
  • S-acylation
  • Subcellular targeting


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