The PIN auxin efflux facilitators: Evolutionary and functional perspectives

Ivan A. Paponov, William D. Teale, Martina Trebar, Ikram Blilou, Klaus Palme*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

323 Scopus citations


It is widely believed that the PIN proteins are crucial for proper cellular coordination. Since the analysis of the Arabidopsis pin-formed mutant in 1991, and the subsequent cloning of AtPIN1, a further seven members of the family have been discovered. Here, we present an overview of this family of auxin efflux facilitators in monocot and dicot plants, summarizing their evolutionary history, expression profiles and, where appropriate, relating them to protein function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


Dive into the research topics of 'The PIN auxin efflux facilitators: Evolutionary and functional perspectives'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this