« Cellular Stress Management in People and Plants »- AlphaGalileo

« Heidelberg bioscientists discover the function of a fundamental biological mechanism.

In their research on the model plant thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), scientists from the Centre for Organismal Studies of Heidelberg University have discovered a major function of a fundamental cellular mechanism for stress management.

They observed that the biochemistry and cell biology of plants and humans are quite similar. Their findings are significant for the stress biology of human cells as well as the development of agricultural crops that are highly resistant to their primary stressor, drought.

The Heidelberg team under the direction of Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell and Dr. Markus Wirtz also cooperated with researchers from France and Norway in their investigations. Their results were published in the journal “Nature Communications”.(…) »

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Original publication

E. Linster, I. Stephan, W.V. Bienvenut, J. Maple-Grødem, L.M. Myklebust, M. Huber, M. Reichelt, C. Sticht, S. Geir Møller, T. Meinnel, T. Arnesen, C. Giglione, R. Hell, M. Wirtz. Downregulation of N-terminal acetylation triggers ABA-mediated drought responses in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications (17 July 2015), doi: 10.1038/ncomms8640


Sources:
Communiqué de Presse Heidelberg, Universität du 26 Octobre 2015, site AlphaGalileo
http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=157712&CultureCode=en
http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/presse/news2015/pm20151026_cellular_stress_management.html
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150717/ncomms8640/abs/ncomms8640.html

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