Yan Ma


Ma Y and Nicolet J (2023) Specificity models in MAPK cascade signaling. FEBS Open Bio 13(7):1177-92.

Ma Y, Flückiger I, Nicolet J, et al. (2023) Comparisons of two receptor pathways in a single cell-type reveal features of signalling specificity. bioRxiv:2023.07.03.547518.


Guo H, Ahn HK, Sklenar J, et al. (2020) Phosphorylation-regulated activation of the Arabidopsis RRS1-R/RPS4 immune receptor complex reveals two distinct effector recognition mechanisms. Cell Host Microbe 27(5):769-81.

Okuda S, Fujita S, Moretti A, et al. (2020) Molecular mechanism for the recognition of sequence-divergent CIF peptides by the plant receptor kinases GSO1/SGN3 and GSO2. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 117(5):2693-703.


Ma Y, Guo H, Hu L, et al. (2018) Distinct modes of derepression of an Arabidopsis immune receptor complex by two different bacterial effectors. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115(41):10218-27


Huh SU, Cevik V, Ding P, et al. (2017) Protein-protein interactions in the RPS4/RRS1 immune receptor complex. PLoS Pathogsn 13(5):e1006376.


Duxbury Z, Ma Y, Furzer O, et al. (2016) Pathogen perception by NLRs in plants and animals: Parallel worlds. Bioessays 38(8):769-81.

Sarris PF, Duxbury Z, Huh SU, et al. (2015) A plant immune receptor detects pathogen effectors that target WRKY transcription factors. Cell 161(5):1089-100.

Saucet SB, Ma Y, Sarris PF, et al. (2015) Two linked pairs of Arabidopsis TNL resistance genes independently confer recognition of bacterial effector AvrRps4. Nat Commun 6:6338.

Williams SJ, Sohn KH, Wan L, et al. (2014) Structural basis for assembly and function of a heterodimeric plant immune receptor. Science 344(6181):299-303.

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