NOD Like Receptors (NLRs) are the most abundant cytoplasmic immune receptors in
plants and animals and they similarly act sensing pathogen invasion and activating immune response.
Despite the fact that plant and mammals NLRs share homology.; with some protein structure differences.;
for signalling pathway.; divergent evolution of the receptors has been hypothesized. Next generation
genome sequencing has contributed to the description of NLRs in phyla others than plants and
mammals and leads to new knowledge about NLRs evolution along phylogeny. Full comprehension
of NLR-mediated immune response in plant could contribute to the understanding of animal NLRs
physiology and/or pathology.
Keywords: NLR, plant, invertebrate, mammals, LRR, domains.
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