In the footsteps of giants: New insights into the activation of NLR immune receptors

KamounLab
Dec 1, 2023

In this paper, adapted from one of his thesis chapters, Mauricio (Mau) Contreras not only sheds light on a crucial aspect of plant immune receptor activation but also pays tribute to the groundbreaking work of Peter Moffett and other scientists who made a remarkable and oft overlooked observation two decades ago. Indeed, good science stands the test of time.

Read Mauricio’s X / Twitter thread here.

Contreras, M.P., Pai, H., Thompson, R., Claeys, J., Adachi, H., and Kamoun, S. 2023. The nucleotide binding domain of NRC-dependent disease resistance proteins is sufficient to activate downstream helper NLR oligomerization and immune signaling. bioRxiv, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.30.569466.

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