An antagonist of lipid A action in mammals has complex effects on lipid A induction of defence responses in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
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Lipopolysaccharides, the ubiquitous part of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and their derivatives are recognised by plants to trigger or potentiate particular defence responses such as induction of genes encoding pathogenesis-related proteins. The molecular mechanisms of LPS perception that underpin these effects in plants are, however, unknown. Here, lipid A from Halomonas magadiensis, which is an antagonist of lipid A action in human cells, was used to investigate lipid A action in plants. Our findings offer an insight into the different structural requirements for direct induction and potentiation of plant defences by lipid A.
|Journal||Microbes and Infection|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Former LIFE faculty - PAMPs, Halomonas magadiensis, Lipid A, Antagonist, Arabidopsis thaliana