Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2017, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (2): 225-234.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16023

Previous Articles     Next Articles

Research Advance of K+ Channel AKT1 in Plants

Guoqiang Wu*, Qingzhao Shui, Ruijun Feng   

  1. School of Life Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China
  • Received:2016-02-01 Accepted:2016-04-26 Online:2017-03-01 Published:2017-04-05
  • Contact: Wu Guoqiang
  • About author:

    # Co-first authors

Abstract: Potassium (K) is an essential macronutrient for plant growth and development. K+ uptake was mainly mediated by K+ channels and transporters in root cells. Arabidopsis K+ transporter 1 (AKT1) is one of the important members of the Shaker type K+ channel families and plays crucial roles in root K+ uptake and transmembrane transport of plants. Here, we summarize the latest research advances for the K+ channel AKT1, mainly its molecular structure, tissue-specific expression, regulation mechanisms, and biological function. We propose research hotspots and directions for research into the AKT1 channel.