Regulation of secondary cell wall patterns

Xylem cell differentiation involves temporal and spatial regulation of secondary cell wall deposition. To reveal the molecular mechanism underlying the secondary wall patterning, we newly established in vitro Arabidopsis xylem cell differentiation system and performed microarray analysis and live cell imaging. We identified a novel plasma membrane-anchored MAP, MIDD1 (Microtubule Depletion Domain 1), which controls depolymerization of cortical microtubules beneath pits lacking the secondary wall.


Oda, Y. and Fukuda, H. (2013) Rho of Plant GTPase signaling regulates the behavior of Arabidopsis Kinesin-13A to establish secondary cell wall patterns. Plant Cell 25, 4439-4450.

Oda, Y. and Fukuda, H. (2012) Initiation of cell wall pattern by a Rho- and microtubule-driven symmetry breaking. Science 337, 1333-1336.

Oda, Y. and Fukuda, H. (2012) Secondary cell wall patterning during xylem differentiation. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 15, 38-44.

Oda, Y. and Fukuda, H. (2011) Dynamics of Arabidopsis SUN proteins during mitosis and their involvement in nuclear shaping. Plant J. 66, 629-641.

Oda, Y., Iida, Y., Kondo, Y. and Fukuda, H. (2010) Wood cell-wall structure requires local 2D-microtubule disassembly by a novel plasma membrane-anchored protein. Curr. Biol. 20, 1197-1202.