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Quinones shuffling the CARDs

Quinones are small secondary metabolites synthesized by a broad range of organisms. Perception of these aromatic molecules in plants involves membrane-bound LRR-RLKs to induce downstream cellular responses in plants such as calcium fluxes, specific gene expression and MAPK activation.

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Fig. 1: Quinone sensing via CARD1 in A. thaliana and CADLs in the parasitic plant P. japonicum.


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Körner, M., Slaby, P. & Albert, M. Quinones shuffling the CARDs. Nat. Plants 6, 1074–1075 (2020).

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