Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2023, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (3): 461-474.DOI: 10.11983/CBB22092

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Research Progress on MATE Transporters in Plants

Jia Zhang1,2†, Qidong Li2,3†, Cui Li2, Qinghai Wang2, Xincun Hou2, Chunqiao Zhao2, Shuhe Li1(), Qiang Guo2()   

  1. 1College of Horticulture and Landscape, Tianjin Agricultural University, Tianjin 300384, China
    2Institute of Grassland, Flowers, and Ecology, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, China
    3College of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
  • Received:2022-04-29 Accepted:2022-08-25 Online:2023-05-01 Published:2023-05-17
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  • About author:†These authors contributed equally to this paper

Abstract: Multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) transporters are also known as detoxification efflux carriers (DTXs) that are ubiquitously present in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. MATE transporters are membrane proteins usually with twelve transmembrane regions arranged in a "V" shape. MATE/DTX transporters are mainly involved in the modulation of iron homeostasis, transport of inorganic anions and secondary metabolites, the detoxification of heavy metals and xenobiotics, regulation of growth and development, and response to diseases and abiotic stress in plants. This review summarizes the research progress for the discovery, phylogeny, structure, and function of MATE/DTX family proteins and may provide a reference for the stress tolerance improvement of crops and forages with MATE/DTXs.

Key words: MATE transporters, gene structure, function, abiotic stress, growth and development