[Yuki Nakamura] Current trends in plant non-specific phospholipase C (NPC) researchPOST:
Non-specific phospholipase C (NPC) is originally known as a bacterial toxin to invade the host cell. Although such an activity was believed to be too toxic for eukaryotes to possess, Dr. Nakamura and co-workers discovered the first functional eukaryotic NPC in Arabidopsis 15 years ago. Since then, this emerging class of phospholipase has received greater attention in plant biology. Together with Dr. Anh H. Ngo who developed the concept of plant NPCs with Dr. Nakamura in recent years, a review article is published that summarizes current topics and future perspectives concerning plant NPC research. This is a contribution invited from Botanical Society of Japan (BSJ) after Dr. Nakamura’s BSJ Award for Young Scientist.