Professor Renier van der Hoorn

Research Interests

Apoplast manipulation by plant pathogens

We investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning host manipulation by plant pathogens, with a particular focus on apoplast manipulation of Solanaceous plants by bacterial microbes. One intruiging aspect of this work is the recruitment of an protease in the extracellular recognition of pathogen-derived inhibitors at the plant cell surface by the Cf-2 resistance protein. 

Our research activities also aim at improved molecular pharming of secreted (glyco)proteins through the depletion of extracellular proteases. Unique is our approach to display protein activities by pioneering activity-based protein profiling (ABPP), a powerful functional proteomics technology that offers an exciting platform for collaborations. Please contact us if you are interested to join or collaborate!

  • Agromonas: a rapid disease assay for Pseudomonas syringae growth in agroinfiltrated leaves.

  • Proteome-wide Profiling of RNA-Binding Protein Responses to flg22 Reveals Novel Components of Plant Immunity

  • Evolution of a guarded decoy protease and its receptor in solanaceous plants.

  • Extracellular proteolytic cascade in tomato activates immune protease Rcr3.

  • BGAL1 depletion boosts the level of β-galactosylation of N- and O-glycans in N. benthamiana.

  • Plant Biology: Distinct New Players in Processing Peptide Hormones during Abscission.

  • Discovering the RNA-Binding Proteome of Plant Leaves with an Improved RNA Interactome Capture Method.

  • Classification and Nomenclature of Metacaspases and Paracaspases: No More Confusion with Caspases

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