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Molecular basis of HopZ5-triggered immunity

Choi, S., Jayaraman, J. and Sohn, K. H. (2018). Arabidopsis thaliana SOBER1 (SUPPRESSOR OF AVRBST-ELICITED RESISTANCE 1) suppresses plant immunity triggered by multiple bacterial acetyltransferase effectors. New Phytologist 219, 324-335.

Choi, S.1, Jayaraman, J.1, Segonzac, C., Park, H. J., Park, H., Han, S. W. and Sohn, K. H. (2017). Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae Type III Effectors Localized at Multiple Cellular Compartments Activate or Suppress Innate Immune Responses in Nicotiana benthamiana. Frontiers in plant science 8, 2157.

Jayaraman, J.1, Choi, S.1, Prokchorchik, M., Choi, D. S., Spiandore, A., Rikkerink, E. H., Templeton, D. M., Segonzac C. and Sohn, K. H. (2017). A bacterial acetyltransferase triggers immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana independent of hypersensitive response. Scientific Reports, 7.


Mechanisms by which paired NLRs, RPS4 and RRS1, activate defense

Newman, T. E.1, Lee, J.1, Williams, S. J., Choi, S., Halane, M. K., Zhou, J., Solomon, P., Kobe, B., Jones J. D. G., Segonzac, C.2 and Sohn, K. H.2 (2018). Autoimmunity and effector recognition in Arabidopsis thaliana can be uncoupled by mutations in the RRS1‐R immune receptor. New Phytologist (in press).

Segonzac, C.1, Newman, T.1, Choi, S., Jayaraman, J., Choi, D. S., Jung, G., Cho, H., Lee, Y. K. and Sohn, K. H. (2017). A conserved EAR motif is required for avirulence and stability of the Ralstonia solanacearum effector PopP2 in planta. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2017.01330

Sarris, P.F. 12, Duxbury, Z. 1, Huh, S.U. 1, Ma, Y. 1, Segonzac, C. 1, Sklenar, J., Derbyshire, P., Cevik, V., Rallapalli, G., Saucet, S.B., Wirthmueller, L., Menke, F.L.H., Sohn, K.H. and Jones, J.D.G.2 (2015) A plant immune receptor complex is activated by bacterial effectors that target WRKY transcription factors. Cell 161, 1089-1100

Saucet, S.B., Ma, Y., Sarris, P.F., Sohn, K.H. and Jones J.D.G. (2015) Two linked pairs of TNL resistance genes function independently to recognize bacterial effector AvrRps4 in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications 6:6338

Sohn, K.H. 12, Segonzac, C. 1, Rallapalli, G. 1, Sarris, P.F., Woo, J.Y., Williams, S.J., Newman, T.E., Paek, K.H., Kobe, B. and Jones, J.D.G.2 (2014) The Nuclear Immune Receptor RPS4 is Required for RRS1SLH1-Dependent Constitutive Defense Activation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS Genetics 10, e1004655

Williams, S.J. 12, Sohn, K.H. 12, Wan, L. 1, Bernoux, M. 1, Sarris, P.F., Segonzac, C., Ve, T., Ma, Y., Saucet, S.B., Ericsson, D.J., Casey, L.W., Lonhienne, T., Winzor, D.J., Zhang, X., Coerdt, A., Parker, J.E., Dodds, P.N., Kobe, B.2 and Jones, J.D.G.2 (2014) Structural Basis for Assembly and Function of a Heterodimeric Plant Immune Receptor. Science 344, 299-303.

Sohn, K.H 1., Hughes, R 1., Piquerez, S., Jones, JD and Banfield, M. (2012) Identification of crystal structure and functional analysis of bacterial effector AvrRps4. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 16371-16376

Sohn, K.H., Zhang, Y. and Jones, JDG (2009) Functions of a Pseudomonas syringae effector protein, AvrRPS4, require in planta processing and KRVY motif. Plant Journal 57, 1079-1091.

Sohn, K.H., Lei, R., Nemri, A and Jones, JDG (2007) The Downy Mildew effector proteins ATR1 and ATR13 promote disease susceptibility in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 19, 4077-4090.


Functional diversity of RIN4 in plant immunity


Development of bacterial wilt-resistant Solanaceae crops

Jayaraman, J., Segonzac, C., Cho, H., Jung, G. and Sohn, K.H. (2016) Effector-assisted breeding for Ralstonia solanacearum resistance in horticultural crops. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology 57, 415-423