The soluble redox carriers NAD(H) and NADP(H) are key components of life. This is because they are the largest mediators of reduced electrons between metabolic processes that are central to biosynthesis, carbon utilisation and stress responses. We study this system at molecular, biochemical and physiologicl levels.
Please contact Allan Rasmusson if you are interested in this proposal.
Benevolent fungi protect plants and are therefore used for biocontrol of pathogens. In particular, Trichoderma fungi kill bacteria and other fungi by excreting antimicrobial peptides. Plants protect themselves against these peptides by inducing unknown molecular changes to their cellular functions.
Calreticulin is an endoplasmic reticulum-located protein important in calcium homeostasis as well as in protein folding. Three isoforms have been identified in Arabidopsis, crt1a and crt1b belonging to one group, and crt3 belonging to another group. The isoforms have partially overlapping, partially different functions in development and stress.
Please contact Susanne Widell if you are interested in this proposal.