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Do plant cell walls have a code?

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Autor(es):
Tavares, Eveline Q. P. [1] ; Buckeridge, Marcos S. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bot, Inst Biosci, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: Plant Science; v. 241, p. 286-294, DEC 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 9
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A code is a set of rules that establish correspondence between two worlds, signs (consisting of encrypted information) and meaning (of the decrypted message). A third element, the adaptor, connects both worlds, assigning meaning to a code. We propose that a Glycomic Code exists in plant cell walls where signs are represented by monosaccharides and phenylpropanoids and meaning is cell wall architecture with its highly complex association of polymers. Cell wall biosynthetic mechanisms, structure, architecture and properties are addressed according to Code Biology perspective, focusing on how they oppose to cell wall deconstruction. Cell wall hydrolysis is mainly focused as a mechanism of decryption of the Glycomic Code. Evidence for encoded information in cell wall polymers fine structure is highlighted and the implications of the existence of the Glycomic Code are discussed. Aspects related to fine structure are responsible for polysaccharide packing and polymer-polymer interactions, affecting the final cell wall architecture. The question whether polymers assembly within a wall display similar properties as other biological macromolecules (i.e. proteins, DNA, histones) is addressed, i.e. do they display a code? (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/52065-3 - Uso da abordagem de biologia de sistemas para desenvolver um modelo de funcionamento em plantas
Beneficiário:Marcos Silveira Buckeridge
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Parceria para Inovação Tecnológica - PITE
Processo FAPESP: 15/13479-8 - Uso de biologia de sistemas para desenvolvimento de modelo para funcionamento de plantas
Beneficiário:Eveline Queiroz de Pinho Tavares
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado