Roger Innes Biology, Indiana University, USA, USA,
2 protocols

Katie Rutter Department of Biology, Indiana University, USA
1 protocol

Brian D. Rutter
  • Graduate, Indiana University
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • In the Innes lab, I am researching plant extracellular vesicles (EVs), small membranous compartments important in defense and intercellular signaling. The field of EV research in plants has been neglected for decades, but my recent efforts in isolating EVs from Arabidopsis leaves has opened the field up to new innovations and discoveries. Already plant EVs seem to have an important role in the immune response and may facilitate the interspecies exchange of RNAs during certain infections.
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D., Indiana University

Lab information

The Roger Innes lab studies the molecular and cellular basis for disease resistance in plants.


Rutter, Brian D., Katie L. Rutter, and Roger W. Innes. "Isolation and Quantification of Plant Extracellular Vesicles." Plant Physiology (2017).

Rutter, Brian, and Roger W. Innes. "Extracellular vesicles isolated from the leaf apoplast carry stress-response proteins." Plant physiology (2016): pp-01253.
1 Protocol published
Isolation and Quantification of Plant Extracellular Vesicles
Authors:  Brian D. Rutter, Katie L. Rutter and Roger W. Innes, date: 09/05/2017, view: 17996, Q&A: 4
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) play an important role in intercellular communication by transporting proteins and RNA. While plant cells secrete EVs, they have only recently been isolated and questions regarding their biogenesis, release, uptake and ...
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