Scientists unlock secrets of cell-surface receptor activation creating opportunities to engineer plant-microbe interactions

In a study combining structural biology, biochemical and genetic approaches, scientists showed that plant cell-surface receptors employ a mechanism for error correction responsible for the control of receptor activation and signaling select bacterial symbionts. This demonstration opens the door to potentially manipulating such receptors’ binding sites in legumes and other organisms in the future. Cell-surface

Scientists detect key structures responsible for coupling process in sugar symporters and decode active sugar transport in plants

Researchers from Aarhus University achieved breakthrough insights about the coupling process that allows active sugar transport in plants aided by MAX IV’s BioMAX beamline. They successfully detected the inward and outward confirmations of the symporter Sugar Transport Protein 10 (STP10) – a protein responsible for monosaccharide transport across cell membranes – at high resolutions (1.8