Gene Symbol: RCP1
Description: root cap 1 (RCP1)
Alias: K3M16.90, K3M16_90, MALTOSE EXCESS 1, MEX1, ROOT CAP 1, root cap 1 (RCP1)
Species: thale cress

Top Publications

  1. Niittyla T, Messerli G, Trevisan M, Chen J, Smith A, Zeeman S. A previously unknown maltose transporter essential for starch degradation in leaves. Science. 2004;303:87-9 pubmed
    ..The mutations affect a gene of previously unknown function, MEX1. We show that MEX1is a maltose transporter that is unrelated to other sugar transporters...
  2. Hofmann J, Hess P, Szakasits D, Blöchl A, Wieczorek K, Daxböck Horvath S, et al. Diversity and activity of sugar transporters in nematode-induced root syncytia. J Exp Bot. 2009;60:3085-95 pubmed publisher
    ..The expression of three highly up-regulated (STP12, MEX1, and GTP2) and three highly down-regulated genes (SFP1, STP7, and STP4) was analysed by quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-..
  3. Smith A, Zeeman S, Smith S. Starch degradation. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2005;56:73-98 pubmed
    ..We discuss the differences in relation to the biology of each system. ..
  4. Tsugeki R, Fedoroff N. Genetic ablation of root cap cells in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999;96:12941-6 pubmed
    ..These observations imply that the root caps contain essential components of the signaling system that determines root architecture. ..
  5. Yazdanbakhsh N, Fisahn J. Mutations in leaf starch metabolism modulate the diurnal root growth profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signal Behav. 2011;6:995-8 pubmed
    ..video imaging was performed to quantify the growth kinetics of Arabidopsis wild-type as well as pgm, sex1, mex1, dpe1 and dpe2 starch metabolism mutants grown in three different photoperiods...
  6. Purdy S, Bussell J, Nunn C, Smith S. Leaves of the Arabidopsis maltose exporter1 mutant exhibit a metabolic profile with features of cold acclimation in the warm. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e79412 pubmed publisher
    ..We therefore investigated whether the elevated maltose level in mex1-1 in the warm could result in changes in metabolism and physiology typical of WT plants grown in the cold...
  7. Streb S, Egli B, Eicke S, Zeeman S. The debate on the pathway of starch synthesis: a closer look at low-starch mutants lacking plastidial phosphoglucomutase supports the chloroplast-localized pathway. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:1769-72 pubmed publisher
  8. Cho M, Lim H, Shin D, Jeon J, Bhoo S, Park Y, et al. Role of the plastidic glucose translocator in the export of starch degradation products from the chloroplasts in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 2011;190:101-12 pubmed publisher
    ..sugar transporters, pGlcT, the triose-phosphate/phosphate translocator (TPT), and the maltose transporter (MEX1), and analyzed their growth phenotypes, photosynthetic properties and metabolite contents...