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The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life

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    Chapter 1 Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Alkali Metal Ions
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    Chapter 2 The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life
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    Chapter 3 The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life
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    Chapter 4 Discriminating Properties of Alkali Metal Ions Towards the Constituents of Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Conclusions from Gas-Phase and Theoretical Studies
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    Chapter 5 Alkali Metal Ion Complexes with Phosphates, Nucleotides, Amino Acids, and Related Ligands of Biological Relevance. Their Properties in Solution
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    Chapter 6 Sodium and Potassium Interactions with Nucleic Acids
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    Chapter 7 Role of Alkali Metal Ions in G-Quadruplex Nucleic Acid Structure and Stability
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    Chapter 8 Sodium and Potassium Ions in Proteins and Enzyme Catalysis
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    Chapter 9 Roles and Transport of Sodium and Potassium in Plants.
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    Chapter 10 Potassium Versus Sodium Selectivity in Monovalent Ion Channel Selectivity Filters
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    Chapter 11 Sodium as Coupling Cation in Respiratory Energy Conversion
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    Chapter 12 The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life
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    Chapter 13 Proton-Potassium (H + /K + ) ATPases: Properties and Roles in Health and Diseases
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    Chapter 14 Bioinspired Artificial Sodium and Potassium Ion Channels
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    Chapter 15 The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life
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    Chapter 16 Sodium and Potassium Relating to Parkinson’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury
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Chapter title
Roles and Transport of Sodium and Potassium in Plants.
Chapter number 9
Book title
The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life
Published in
Metal ions in life sciences, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-21756-7_9
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Book ISBNs
978-3-31-921755-0, 978-3-31-921756-7
Authors

Nieves-Cordones, Manuel, Al Shiblawi, Fouad Razzaq, Sentenac, Hervé, Manuel Nieves-Cordones, Fouad Razzaq Al Shiblawi, Hervé Sentenac

Abstract

The two alkali cations Na(+) and K(+) have similar relative abundances in the earth crust but display very different distributions in the biosphere. In all living organisms, K(+) is the major inorganic cation in the cytoplasm, where its concentration (ca. 0.1 M) is usually several times higher than that of Na(+). Accumulation of Na(+) at high concentrations in the cytoplasm results in deleterious effects on cell metabolism, e.g., on photosynthetic activity in plants. Thus, Na(+) is compartmentalized outside the cytoplasm. In plants, it can be accumulated at high concentrations in vacuoles, where it is used as osmoticum. Na(+) is not an essential element in most plants, except in some halophytes. On the other hand, it can be a beneficial element, by replacing K(+) as vacuolar osmoticum for instance. In contrast, K(+) is an essential element. It is involved in electrical neutralization of inorganic and organic anions and macromolecules, pH homeostasis, control of membrane electrical potential, and the regulation of cell osmotic pressure. Through the latter function in plants, it plays a role in turgor-driven cell and organ movements. It is also involved in the activation of enzymes, protein synthesis, cell metabolism, and photosynthesis. Thus, plant growth requires large quantities of K(+) ions that are taken up by roots from the soil solution, and then distributed throughout the plant. The availability of K(+) ions in the soil solution, slowly released by soil particles and clays, is often limiting for optimal growth in most natural ecosystems. In contrast, due to natural salinity or irrigation with poor quality water, detrimental Na(+) concentrations, toxic for all crop species, are present in many soils, representing 6 % to 10 % of the earth's land area. Three families of ion channels (Shaker, TPK/KCO, and TPC) and 3 families of transporters (HAK, HKT, and CPA) have been identified so far as contributing to K(+) and Na(+) transport across the plasmalemma and internal membranes, with high or low ionic selectivity. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, these families gather at least 70 members. Coordination of the activities of these systems, at the cell and whole plant levels, ensures plant K(+) nutrition, use of Na(+) as a beneficial element, and adaptation to saline conditions.

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France 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 13%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Master 3 6%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 14 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 11%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 15 28%

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