Associate Professor Zheng Wenhui Discovered the Role of Vesicle Sorting and Transport in the Pathogenesis of Fusarium graminearum

time: 2018-05-16   author:   clicks: 21

   Vesicles are the most important membranous structures in cells, which are surrounded by monolayer membranes. The vesicles exchange materials, energy, and information between cell organelles or cells mainly by sorter transport, and participate in many important life activities in vivo.Research on vesicles has been a hot topic in the field of biology and medicine and has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.Compared with the study of vesicle sorting and transport in mammalian cells, the research on the vesicle sorting and transport system and related mechanisms of plant pathogenic fungi is still in its infancy, and little is known.

  Recently,Professor Wang Zonghua and Associate Professor Zheng Wenhui of the University published a paper entitled “The endosomal recycling of FgSnc1 by FgSnx41–FgSnx4 heterodimer is essential for polarized growth and pathogenicity in Fusarium graminearum” in the online journal of New Phytolog.This paper reveals that FgSnx41–FgSnx4, a type of vesicle sorting and transport complex in Fusarium graminearum, regulates the polarity growth of pathogenic bacteria and their ability to infect pathogens by circulating transport of the cargo protein FgSnc1.