Light-Induced Signal Transduction Pathway Involving Inositol Phosphates

  • Sudhir K. Sopory
  • Meena R. Chandok
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 26)


Signals such as light, hormones, and gravity control diverse physiological and developmental processes throughout the life cycle of plants. How a plant senses these signals and then responds in an appropriate manner has been a subject of great interest. In animal systems, the mechanism of transduction of extracellular signals into intracellular events has been studied in great detail. It involves two major signal pathways. The first pathway employs the messenger cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP), and the second pathway involves a combination of messengers that include inositol trisphosphate (InsP3), diacylglycerol (DAG), and calcium ion (Berridge and Irvine, 1984; Nishizuka, 1986, 1988; Berridge, 1987).


Nitrate Reductase Phorbol Myristate Acetate Inositol Phosphate Inositol Phospholipid Phototropic Response 
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  • Sudhir K. Sopory
    • 1
  • Meena R. Chandok
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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