New receptor involved in symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia identified



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NFRe contributes to nitrogen-fixing symbiotic signalling. In the presence of native soil rhizobia, wild-type plants (WT) are larger, have more shoots (arrow), more flowers and formed pods (arrowhead), while nfre mutant plants are shorter, and have just started to develop flowers, indicating a lower fitness. Photo: Murakami Ei-ichi and Simona Radutoiu.

2018.07.04 | Research

New receptor involved in symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia identified

Legumes are able to grow in nitrogen-poor soils due to their ability to engage in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. There is a great interest in using the knowledge about this symbiosis, to enable transfer to other non-symbiotic plants. An international research team has come a step further to understanding this complex biological process.

Schematic representation of the albumin molecule engaging with the neonatal FcRn receptor. Graphics supplied by Albumedix Ltd.

2018.07.03 | Research

New cancer target identified for albumin enabled anti-cancer therapeutics

Researchers from the NanoPharmaceutical Lab at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) Aarhus University led by Associate Professor Ken Howard, together with researchers from Albumedix Ltd., have identified a novel target in several cancer types that may pave the way for efficient delivery of drugs into cancer cells using the blood…

Rune Hartmann

2018.06.29 | People

New professor in innate immunology

Rune Hartmann is appointed professor of “Innate Immunology” at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University, effective from 1 June 2018.

Fig. 1. RNA is composed of four bases (abbreviated A, U, G and C) and disseminates its message with a fairly simple code. Research in recent years has shown an unprecedented impact of RNA modifications at all steps of the maturation process (figure: Annita Louloupi and Evgenia Ntini).
Fig. 2. Newly made RNA consists of functional parts (exons) and non-functional parts (introns). Introns are excised in a process called splicing to yield a mature and functional RNA molecule composes entirely of exons. The RNA modification m6A can increase or inhibit this maturation process dependent of where m6A is deposited on newly made RNA (figure: Ulf Andersson Vang Ørom).

2018.06.20 | Research

Encrypted messages in biological processes

RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A Danish-German research team has shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect…

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Cagla Sahin

2018.06.27 | Talent development

Cagla Sahin: Self-assembly of proteins – what causes Parkinson's Disease?

PhD defence, Wednesday 27 June 2018, Cagla Sahin.

Jakob Ulstrup

2018.06.15 | Talent development

Jakob Ulstrup: Flippin' Lipids - A Study of P4-ATPases

PhD defence, Friday 15 June 2018, Jakob Jensen Ulstrup.