Yang Lab Provides Novel Insight into How Plants Regulate Biotic and Abiotic Stress Resistance
Posted: September 15, 2014
The Plant Cell article was authored by Kabin Xie (postdoc), Jianping Chen (former Ph.D. student), Qin Wang (research technologist), and Yinong Yang. The study reveals a novel mechanism that regulates the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade by a calcium-dependent protein kinase (CDPK) in land plants. The finding provides new insight into the crosstalk mechanism between the CDPK and MAPK pathways and identifies a role for this mechanism in stress signal transduction and plant immunity.