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Roles of ROS and redox in regulating cell-to-cell communication: Spotlight on viral modulation of redox for local spread
  • Tessa M. Burch-Smith,
  • Mazen Alazem
Tessa M. Burch-Smith
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
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Mazen Alazem
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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Reactive oxygen species are important signaling molecules that influence many aspects of plant biology. One way in which ROS influence plant growth and development is by modifying intercellular trafficking through plasmodesmata (PD). Viruses have evolved to use plasmodesmata for their local cell-to-cell spread between plant cells, so it is therefore not surprising that they have found ways to modulate ROS and redox signaling to optimize plasmodesmata function for their benefit. This review examines how intracellular signaling via ROS and redox pathways regulate intercellular trafficking via PD during development and stress. The relationship between viruses and ROS-redox systems, and the strategies viruses employ to control PD function by interfering with ROS-redox in plants is also discussed.
11 Nov 2023Submitted to Plant, Cell & Environment
14 Nov 2023Assigned to Editor
14 Nov 2023Submission Checks Completed
19 Nov 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Nov 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned