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PLANT CELL BIOLOGY

Braking plant endocytosis

Endocytosis mediates the internalization of proteins and lipids at the plasma membrane and plays essential roles in plant growth and development. A new small molecule enables manipulation of plant endocytosis in an acute and transient manner.

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Fig. 1: Endosidin9-17 inhibits plant endocytosis by targeting the terminal domain of clathrin heavy chain.

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Zhang, C., Hicks, G.R. Braking plant endocytosis. Nat Chem Biol 15, 553–555 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-019-0273-y

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