The researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Dr Mojca Mally and Dr Jure Derganc have developed a new microfluidic method for analyzing the interactions of toxins with plant membranes. The article reveals the unique molecular mechanism underlying the membrane damage induced by the cytotoxic model NLP. NLP-producing pathogens infect a wide range of important crops, including potato, tomato, soybean, grapevine, and tobacco.
The study was carried out by an international group of researchers led by their peers from the Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana. This work was published in a world-renowned scientific journal Science Advances on March 11, 2022.