Signals Controlling Extracellular Trap Formation in Plant and Animal Immune ResponsesGilberto Curlango-Rivera1, Yolanda Flores-Lara2, Ihnbae Cho3, David A Huskey1, Zhongguo Xiong4 and Martha C Hawes1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Martha C Hawes
Department of Soil
Water and Environmental Sciences
University of Arizona, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 01, 2014; Accepted date: August 26, 2014; Published date: September 04, 2014
Citation: Curlango-Rivera G, Flores-Lara Y, Cho I, Huskey DA, Xiong Z, Hawes MC (2014) Signals Controlling Extracellular Trap Formation in Plant and Animal Immune Responses. Clin Microbial 3:166. doi: 10.4172/2327-5073.1000166
Copyright: © 2014 Curlango-Rivera G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Newly characterized defence processes based on extracellular DNA-based trapping in mammals point to new targets for control of diseases ranging from lupus to sepsis to cancer. Emerging evidence that this is an ancient underpinning of immune systems includes the observation that DNA-based extracellular traps also operate in plants. Potential clinical applications include the use of plant metabolites as signals to modulate plant and animal extracellular trapping responses.