New contribution from our lab

Have a look at the new manuscript by the lab of Marco Trujillo (IPB Halle) on the regulation of exocyst Exo70B2 function, which has just been made available on the bioRxiv pre-print server. We were happy to contribute some imaging and image analysis to it. We wish good luck for submission process and hope for…

Yet another contribution of our EM unit

We analyzed plastid structures from a crystal-forming Arabidopsis thaliana PHYTOENE SYNTHASE -overexpressing line by transmission electron microscopy. These roots were shown to accumulate similarly high carotenoid levels like callus. Ultrastructural analysis revealed plastid-localized membrane remnants exclusively in the carotenoid-accumulating line, while these structures were absent in WT roots. Read more in: Schaub P, Rodriguez-Franco M,…

New contribution of our EM unit

In a recent publication in PNAS the group of Sonja Albers from the University of Freiburg demonstrates that the archaeal CheY protein shares the overall structure and mechanism of magnesium-dependent phosphorylation with its bacterial counterpart. Furthermore they show that phosphorylation-dependent activation, and conserved residues in the archaeal CheY helix α4, are important for interaction with…

New findings from our lab on bioRxiv

We have just released our newest dataset on the bioRxiv pre-print server. In this manuscript we report that the remorin SYMREM1 is required and sufficient to recruit and stabilize the Medicago truncatula entry receptor LYK3 in membrane nanodomains in a FLOTILLIN 4-dependent manner. These findings provide the molecular mechanism of SYMREM1 and demonstrate genetically that…

Paper accepted

We just got a manuscript accepted in Journal of Cell Science entitled “Green light for quantitative live-cell imaging in plants”. There, we together with a number of other cell biologists review advances in plant cell imaging and plant growth for microscopy studies.

Paper accepted

A comprehensive review by Thomas on “Membrane nanodomains and microdomains in plant–microbe interactions” has just been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.  In this review, we not only summarize the most relevant recent findings but also suggest a novel nomenclature to precisely differentiate between types of membrane sub-compartments (i.e. membrane nanodomains and…