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The availability of genome sequences has revolutionized biology and in particular proteomics.

With the increasing speed and resolving power of the latest mass spectrometers, comprehensive proteome coverage has become a (not to distant) reality. However mapping the increasing numbers of post-translational modifications on the proteome and identifying protein-protein interactions in the context of host microbe interactions remains a formidable challenge that keeps us from truly understanding signal transduction and plant immunity from a network biology perspective.

The proteomics team at TSL addresses this challenge through collaborative projects using our new discovery proteomics platform, the Orbitrap Fusion from Thermo Fisher, and applying targeted proteomics approaches on our Xevo TSQ triple quadrupole (Waters).

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Zess EK, Jensen C, Cruz-Mireles N, De la Concepcion JC, Sklenar J, Imre R, Roitinger E, Hughes R, Belhaj K, Mechtler K, Menke F, Bozkurt T, Banfield M, Kamoun S, Maqbool A, Dagdas Y (2018)

N-terminal β-strand underpins biochemical specialization of an ATG8 isoform. bioRxiv preprint Oct 25, 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/453563

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Kadota Y, Liebrand TWH, Goto Y, Sklenar J, Derbyshire P, Menke FLH, Torres MA, Molina A, Zipfel C, Coaker G, Shirasu K (2018)

Quantitative phosphoproteomic analysis reveals common regulatory mechanisms between effector- and PAMP-triggered immunity in plants. New Phytol. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1111/nph.15523.

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Perraki A, DeFalco TA, Derbyshire P, Avila J, Séré D, Sklenar J, Qi X, Stransfeld L, Schwessinger B, Kadota Y, Macho AP, Jiang S, Couto D, Torii KU, Menke FLH, Zipfel C (2018)

Phosphocode-dependent functional dichotomy of a common co-receptor in plant signalling. Nature, 3 Sept 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0471-x

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Wirthmueller L, Asai S, Rallapalli G, Sklenar J, Fabro G, Kim DS, Lintermann R, Jaspers P, Wrzaczek M, Kangasjärvi J, MacLean D, Menke FLH, Banfield MJ, Jones JDG (2018)

Arabidopsis downy mildew effector HaRxL106 suppresses plant immunity by binding to RADICAL-INDUCED CELL DEATH1. New Phytol. 2018 Oct;220(1):232-248. doi: 10.1111/nph.15277.

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