A novel small molecule A2A adenosine receptor agonist, indirubin-3′-monoxime, alleviates lipid-induced inflammation and insulin resistance in 3T3-L1 adipocytes
Salinity can adversely affect the yield of major crops, impacting on all plant developmental stages from germination through to ripening. In the latest issue of the Biochemical Journal (volume 476, issue 16), Khan et al. investigate the potential of rhizobacteria AK1 in remediating the toxic effects of salinity stress in soybeans. This cover features photographs exhibiting the effect of bacterial isolate AK1 at various concentrations of NaCl over 6 (top row) and 12 (bottom row) days.