Biochemical Pharmacology volume 82, issue 7, P701-712 2011 DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2011.06.042 View full text
Hai-Hang Li, Rui-Lin Hao, Shan-Shan Wu, Peng-Cheng Guo, Chang-Jian Chen, Li-Ping Pan, He Ni

Abstract: Abscisic acid (ABA) is an important phytohormone that regulates plant growth, development, dormancy and stress responses. Recently, it was discovered that ABA is produced by a wide range of animals including sponges (Axinella polypoides), hydroids (Eudendrium racemosum), human parasites (Toxoplasma gondii), and by various mammalian tissues and cells (leukocytes, pancreatic cells, and mesenchymal stem cells). ABA is a universal signaling molecule that stimulates diverse functions in animals through a signaling …

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