New publication about plant and animal immunity


Together with a research team CEPLAS members Takaki Maekawa (UoC) and Jane Parker (MPIPZ) uncovered parallels in plant and animal immune systems.

Takaki Maekawa and Jane Parker

The study provides insights into how a family of immune proteins in plants confers disease resistance. The proteins that are similar in both life forms rely on calcium levels to trigger an immune response.

The work is the result of a collaborative effort of several CEPLAS members and institutions, in which former CEPLAS member Jijie Chai was also involved. The paper is published in the journal "Cell Host & Microbe".

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