Human pathogenic bacterium Shigella infects Arabidopsis plants using type-III effectors that suppress conserved MAP kinase signaling

@inproceedings{Jo2018HumanPB,
  title={Human pathogenic bacterium Shigella infects Arabidopsis plants using type-III effectors that suppress conserved MAP kinase signaling},
  author={Sung Hee Jo and Jiyoung Lee and Dong Wook Kim and Dae Hee Lee and Choong-Min Ryu and Jeong Mee Park},
  year={2018}
}
Although human enteropathogenic bacteria can survive both on the surface of and inside plants, little is known about the molecular interactions between bacteria and plants. Here, we examined the interaction between the human pathogenic bacterium Shigella and the plant Arabidopsis. Four Shigella strains actively proliferated in, and showed virulence against, Arabidopsis. Using mutants lacking type-III secretion systems (T3SS), we showed that T3SS that regulate the pathogenesis of shigellosis in… CONTINUE READING