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Silencing translation with phenolic acids

Phenolic acids, such as salicylic acid, are part of a mechanism that helps to suppress the growth of neighbouring plants. New work shows that phenolic acids inhibit global translation by promoting the sequestration of ribosomal subunits into stress granules.

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Fig. 1: Working model of PA-induced growth inhibition.

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Thirumalaikumar, V.P., Chodasiewicz, M. & Skirycz, A. Silencing translation with phenolic acids. Nat. Plants 9, 1381–1382 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-023-01497-8

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