Co-opting the cell-cycle machinery for plant immunity

Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Dec 10;16(6):707-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2014.11.015.


Plant effector-triggered immunity is a robust cellular defense response activated by a family of intracellular receptors. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Wang et al. (2014) show that receptor-activated defense pathways utilize several core cell-cycle regulatory components to induce resistance and programmed cell death against pathogens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / immunology*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / immunology*
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / immunology*
  • E2F Transcription Factors / immunology*
  • Plant Diseases / immunology*


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • E2F Transcription Factors