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Jewell JB, Berim A, Tripathi D, Gleason C, Olaya C, Pappu HR, Gang DR, Tanaka K (2022) Activation of indolic glucosinolate pathway by extracellular ATP in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 190: 1574-1578.

Wei W, Xu L, Peng H, Zhu W, Tanaka K, Cheng J, Sanguinet KA, Vandemark G, Chen W (2022) A novel fungal extracellular effector inactivates plant polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein. Nature Communications 13: 2213.

Mora-Romero GA, Félix-Gastélum R, Bomberger RA, Romero-Urías C, Tanaka K (2022) Common potato disease symptoms: ambiguity of symptom-based identification of causal pathogens and value of on-site molecular diagnostics. Journal of General Plant Pathology 88: 89-104.

Yuan P, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2022) Calcium/Calmodulin-mediated defense signaling: what is looming on the horizon for AtSR1/CAMTA3-mediated signaling in plant immunity. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 12: 795353.

Marcec MJ, Tanaka K (2022) Crosstalk between calcium and ROS signaling during flg22-triggered immune response in Arabidopsis leaves. Plants 11: 14.



Yuan P, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2021) Calmodulin-binding transcription activator AtSR1/CAMTA3 fine-tunes plant immune response by transcriptional regulation of the salicylate receptor NPR1. Plant, Cell & Environment 44: 3140-3154.

Tanaka K, Heil M (2021) Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) in plant innate immunity: applying the danger model and evolutionary perspectives. Annual Review of Phytopathology 59: 53-75.

Combest MM, Moroz N, Tanaka K, Rogan CJ, Anderson JC, Thura L, Rakotondrafara AM, Goyer A (2021) StPIP1, a PAMP-induced peptide in potato, elicits plant defenses and is associated with disease symptom severity in a compatible interaction with potato virus Y. Journal of Experimental Botany 72: 4472-4488.



Yuan P, Jewell JB, Behera S, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2020) Distinct molecular pattern-induced calcium signatures lead to different downstream transcriptional regulations via AtSR1/CAMTA3. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21: 8163.

Kumar S, Tripathi D, Okubara PA, Tanaka K (2020) Purinoceptor P2K1/DORN1 enhances plant resistance against a soilborne fungal pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani. Frontiers in Plant Science 11: 572920.

Moroz N, Tanaka K (2020) FlgII-28 is a major flagellin-derived defense elicitor for potato. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 33: 247-255.



DeShields JB, Moroz N, Braley LE, Mora-Romero GA, Tanaka K (2019) Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) for the rapid isothermal detection of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea and potato mop-top virus. American Journal of Potato Research 96: 617-624.

Jewell, JB, Tanaka K (2019) Transcriptomic perspective on extracellular ATP signaling: a few curious trifles. Plant Signaling & Behavior 14: e1659079.

Marcec MJ, Gilroy S, Poovaiah BW, Tanaka K (2019) Mutual interplay of Ca2+ and ROS signaling in plant immune response. Plant Science 283: 343-354.

Ramachandran SR, Kumar S, Tanaka K (2019) Quantification of extracellular ATP in plant suspension cell cultures. Methods in Molecular Biology 1991: 43-54.

Jewell JB, Sowders JM, He R, Willis MA, Gang DR, Tanaka K (2019) Extracellular ATP shapes a defense-related transcriptome both independently and along with other defense signaling pathways. Plant Physiology 179: 1144-1158.



Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2018) DNA damage and chromatin conformation changes confer nonhost resistance: a hypothesis based on effects of anti-cancer agents on plant defense responses. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1056.

Yuan P, Tanaka K, Du L, Poovaiah BW (2018) Calcium signaling in plant autoimmunity: a guard model for AtSR1/CAMTA3-mediated immune response. Molecular Plant 11: 637-639.

DeShields JB, Bomberger RA, Woodhall JW, Wheeler DL, Moroz N, Johnson DA, Tanaka K (2018) On-site molecular detection of soil-borne phytopathogens using a portable real-time PCR system. Journal of Visualized Experiments e56891.

Tripathi D, Tanaka K (2018) A crosstalk between extracellular ATP and JA signaling pathways. Plant Signaling & Behavior 13: e1432229.

Tripathi D, Zhang T, Koo AJ, Stacey G, Tanaka K (2018) Extracellular ATP acts on jasmonate signaling to reinforce plant defense. Plant Physiology 176: 511-523.



Moroz N, Huffaker A, Tanaka K (2017) Extracellular alkalinization assay for detection of early defense response. Current Protocols in Plant Biology 2: 210-220.


Yuan P, Jauregui E, Du L, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2017) Calcium signatures and signaling events orchestrate plant-microbe interactions. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 38: 173-183.

Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2017) A Simple and rapid assay for measuring phytoalexin pisatin, an indicator of plant defense response in Pea (Pisum sativum L.). Bio-protocol 7: e2362.

Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2017) Nonhost resistance: DNA damage is associated with SA signaling for induction of PR genes and contributes to the growth suppression of a pea pathogen on pea endocarp tissue. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 446.

Tanaka K, Hadwiger LA (2017) Nonhost resistance: reactive oxygen species (ROS) signal causes DNA damage prior to the induction of PR genes and disease resistance in pea tissue. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 98: 18-24.

Moroz N, Fritch KR, Marcec MJ, Tripathi D, Smertenko A, Tanaka K (2017) Extracellular alkalinization as a defense response in potato cells. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 32.

Ramachandran SR, Yin C, Kud J, Tanaka K, Mahoney AK, Xiao F, Hulbert SH (2017) Effectors from wheat rust fungi suppress multiple plant defense responses. Phytopathology 107: 75-83.


2014 – 2016

Nguyen CT, Tanaka K, Cao Y, Cho S-H, Xu D, Stacey G (2016) Computational Analysis of the ligand Binding Site of the Extracellular ATP Receptor, DORN1. PLoS One 11: e0161894.

Hadwiger LA, Tanaka K (2015) EDTA a novel inducer of pisatin, a phytoalexin indicator of the non-host resistance in peas. Molecules 20: 24-34.

Tanaka K, Choi J, Cao Y, Stacey G (2014) Extracellular ATP acts as a damage associated molecular pattern (DAMP) signal in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 466.