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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332189/the-arabidopsis-histone-chaperone-fact-is-required-for-stress-induced-expression-of-anthocyanin-biosynthetic-genes
#1
Alexander Pfab, Matthias Breindl, Klaus D Grasser
The histone chaperone FACT is involved in the expression of genes encoding anthocyanin biosynthetic enzymes also upon induction by moderate high-light and therefore contributes to the stress-induced plant pigmentation. The histone chaperone FACT consists of the SSRP1 and SPT16 proteins and associates with transcribing RNAPII (RNAPII) along the transcribed region of genes. FACT can promote transcriptional elongation by destabilising nucleosomes in the path of RNA polymerase II, thereby facilitating efficient transcription of chromatin templates...
January 13, 2018: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330694/volatile-compounds-from-beneficial-or-pathogenic-bacteria-differentially-regulate-root-exudation-transcription-of-iron-transporters-and-defense-signaling-pathways-in-sorghum-bicolor
#2
Erasto Hernández-Calderón, Maria Elizabeth Aviles-Garcia, Diana Yazmín Castulo-Rubio, Lourdes Macías-Rodríguez, Vicente Montejano Ramírez, Gustavo Santoyo, José López-Bucio, Eduardo Valencia-Cantero
Our results show that Sorghum bicolor is able to recognize bacteria through its volatile compounds and differentially respond to beneficial or pathogens via eliciting nutritional or defense adaptive traits. Plants establish beneficial, harmful, or neutral relationships with bacteria. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) emit volatile compounds (VCs), which may act as molecular cues influencing plant development, nutrition, and/or defense. In this study, we compared the effects of VCs produced by bacteria with different lifestyles, including Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2, Bacillus methylotrophicus M4-96, Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021, the plant pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, and the commensal rhizobacterium Bacillus sp...
January 12, 2018: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327227/structural-characterization-of-a-novel-full-length-transcript-promoter-from-horseradish-latent-virus-hrlv-and-its-transcriptional-regulation-by-multiple-stress-responsive-transcription-factors
#3
Ahamed Khan, Ankita Shrestha, Kashyap Bhuyan, Indu B Maiti, Nrisingha Dey
The promoter fragment described in this study can be employed for strong transgene expression under both biotic and abiotic stress conditions. Plant-infecting Caulimoviruses have evolved multiple regulatory mechanisms to address various environmental stimuli during the course of evolution. One such mechanism involves the retention of discrete stress responsive cis-elements which are required for their survival and host-specificity. Here we describe the characterization of a novel Caulimoviral promoter isolated from Horseradish Latent Virus (HRLV) and its regulation by multiple stress responsive Transcription factors (TFs) namely DREB1, AREB1 and TGA1a...
January 11, 2018: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322303/salt-tolerance-of-two-perennial-grass-brachypodium-sylvaticum-accessions
#4
Nir Sade, Maria Del Mar Rubio Wilhelmi, Xiaojuan Ke, Yariv Brotman, Matthew Wright, Imran Khan, Wagner De Souza, Elias Bassil, Christian M Tobias, Roger Thilmony, John P Vogel, Eduardo Blumwald
We studied the salt stress tolerance of two accessions isolated from different areas of the world (Norway and Tunisia) and characterized the mechanism(s) regulating salt stress in Brachypodium sylvaticum Osl1 and Ain1. Perennial grasses are widely grown in different parts of the world as an important feedstock for renewable energy. Their perennial nature that reduces management practices and use of energy and agrochemicals give these biomass crops advantages when dealing with modern agriculture challenges such as soil erosion, increase in salinized marginal lands and the runoff of nutrients...
January 10, 2018: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270891/de-novo-transcriptome-analyses-reveals-putative-pathway-genes-involved-in-biosynthesis-and-regulation-of-camptothecin-in-nothapodytes-nimmoniana-graham-mabb
#5
Gulzar A Rather, Arti Sharma, Shahzad A Pandith, Veenu Kaul, Utpal Nandi, Prashant Misra, Surrinder K Lattoo
Comprehensive transcriptome analysis of leaf and root tissues of Nothapodytes nimmoniana unravels several putative pathway genes, transcription factors and CYPs related to camptothecin (CPT) biosynthesis. Additionally, post-transcriptional suppression by artificial microRNA (aMIR) of NnCYP76B6 (geraniol 10-hydroxylase) suggests its role in CPT biosynthesis. Tissue-specific LC-MS/MS analysis revealed the presence of secologanin as the central intermediate of MIA pathway in N. nimmoniana. Nothapodytes nimmoniana is a rich source of potent anticancer drug camptothecin (CPT) whose biosynthetic pathway is unresolved due to the lack of genomic and transcriptomic information...
December 21, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270890/degradation-of-the-stress-responsive-enzyme-formate-dehydrogenase-by-the-ring-type-e3-ligase-keep-on-going-and-the-ubiquitin-26s-proteasome-system
#6
Daryl McNeilly, Andrew Schofield, Sophia L Stone
KEG is involved in mediating the proteasome-dependent degradation of FDH, a stress-responsive enzyme. The UPS may function to suppress FDH mediated stress responses under favorable growth conditions. Formate dehydrogenase (FDH) has been studied in bacteria and yeasts for the purpose of industrial application of NADH co-factor regeneration. In plants, FDH is regarded as a universal stress protein involved in responses to various abiotic and biotic stresses. Here we show that FDH abundance is regulated by the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS)...
December 21, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222611/kiwifruit-svp2-controls-developmental-and-drought-stress-pathways
#7
Rongmei Wu, Tianchi Wang, Ben A W Warren, Susan J Thomson, Andrew C Allan, Richard C Macknight, Erika Varkonyi-Gasic
Genome-wide targets of Actinidia chinensis SVP2 confirm roles in ABA- and dehydration-mediated growth repression and reveal a conservation in mechanism of action between SVP genes of taxonomically distant Arabidopsis and a woody perennial kiwifruit. The molecular mechanisms underlying growth and dormancy in woody perennials are largely unknown. In Arabidopsis, the MADS-box transcription factor SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE (SVP) plays a key role in the progression from vegetative to floral development, and in woody perennials SVP-like genes are also proposed to be involved in controlling dormancy...
December 8, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218491/a-specific-amino-acid-residue-in-the-catalytic-site-of-dandelion-polyphenol-oxidases-acts-as-selector-for-substrate-specificity
#8
Sarah M Prexler, Ratna Singh, Bruno M Moerschbacher, Mareike E Dirks-Hofmeister
Successful site-directed mutagenesis combined with in silico modeling and docking studies for the first time offers experimental proof of the role of the 'substrate selector' residue in plant polyphenol oxidases. The plant and fungi enzymes responsible for tissue browning are called polyphenol oxidases (PPOs). In plants, PPOs often occur as families of isoenzymes which are differentially expressed, but little is known about their physiological roles or natural substrates. In a recent study that explored these structure-function relationships, the eleven known dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) PPOs were shown to separate into two different phylogenetic groups differing in catalytic cavity architecture, kinetic parameters, and substrate range...
December 7, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214424/itraq-based-comparative-proteomic-analysis-provides-insights-into-somatic-embryogenesis-in-gossypium-hirsutum-l
#9
Hua-Guo Zhu, Wen-Han Cheng, Wen-Gang Tian, Yang-Jun Li, Feng Liu, Fei Xue, Qian-Hao Zhu, Yu-Qiang Sun, Jie Sun
KEY MESSAGE: iTRAQ based proteomic identified key proteins and provided new insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying somatic embryogenesis in cotton. Somatic embryogenesis, which involves cell dedifferentiation and redifferentiation, has been used as a model system for understanding molecular events of plant embryo development in vitro. In this study, we performed comparative proteomics analysis using samples of non-embryogenic callus (NEC), embryogenic callus (EC) and somatic embryo (SE) using the isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) technology...
December 6, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197938/suppression-of-wheat-tacdk8-tawin1-interaction-negatively-affects-germination-of-blumeria-graminis-f-sp-tritici-by-interfering-with-very-long-chain-aldehyde-biosynthesis
#10
Lingyao Kong, Cheng Chang
Wheat TaCDK8 interacts with TaWIN1 to regulate very-long-chain aldehyde biosynthesis required for efficient germination of Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici. Powdery mildew caused by Blumeria graminis f.sp. tritici (Bgt) is a devastating disease of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Bgt infection initiates with its conidia germination on the aerial surface of wheat. In this study, we isolated the cyclin-dependent kinase 8 (TaCDK8) from wheat cultivar Jing411 and found that silencing of TaCDK8 impeded Bgt germination...
December 2, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196904/deletion-of-psbq-gene-in-cyanidioschyzon-merolae-reveals-the-function-of-extrinsic-psbq-in-psii
#11
Maksymilian Zienkiewicz, Tomasz Krupnik, Anna Drożak, Wioleta Wasilewska, Anna Golke, Elżbieta Romanowska
We have successfully produced single-cell colonies of C. merolae mutants, lacking the PsbQ' subunit in its PSII complex by application of DTA-aided mutant selection. We have investigated the physiological changes in PSII function and structure and proposed a tentative explanation of the function of PsbQ' subunit in the PSII complex. We have improved the selectivity of the Cyanidioschyzon merolae nuclear transformation method by the introduction of diphtheria toxin genes into the transformation vector as an auxiliary selectable marker...
December 1, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177640/heat-stress-alters-genome-wide-profiles-of-circular-rnas-in-arabidopsis
#12
Ting Pan, Xiuqiang Sun, Yangxuan Liu, Hui Li, Guangbin Deng, Honghui Lin, Songhu Wang
1599 novel circRNAs and 1583 heat stress-specific circRNAs were identified in Arabidopsis. Heat stress enhanced accumulation of circRNAs remarkably. Heat stress altered the sizes of circRNAs, numbers of circularized exons and alterative circularization events. A putative circRNA-mediated ceRNA networks under heat stress was established. Heat stress retards plant growth and destabilizes crop yield. The noncoding RNAs were demonstrated to be involved in plant response to heat stress. As a newly-characterized class of noncoding RNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs) play important roles in transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation...
November 24, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149417/spl13-regulates-shoot-branching-and-flowering-time-in-medicago-sativa
#13
Ruimin Gao, Margaret Y Gruber, Lisa Amyot, Abdelali Hannoufa
Our results show SPL13 plays a crucial role in regulating vegetative and reproductive development in Medicago sativa L. (alfalfa), and that MYB112 is targeted and downregulated by SPL13 in alfalfa. We previously showed that transgenic Medicago sativa (alfalfa) plants overexpressing microRNA156 (miR156) show a bushy phenotype, reduced internodal length, delayed flowering time, and enhanced biomass yield. In alfalfa, transcripts of seven SQUAMOSA-PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) transcription factors, including SPL13, are targeted for cleavage by miR156...
November 17, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143299/a-comparative-transcriptomic-approach-to-understanding-the-formation-of-cork
#14
Pau Boher, Marçal Soler, Anna Sánchez, Claire Hoede, Céline Noirot, Jorge Almiro Pinto Paiva, Olga Serra, Mercè Figueras
The transcriptome comparison of two oak species reveals possible candidates accounting for the exceptionally thick and pure cork oak phellem, such as those involved in secondary metabolism and phellogen activity. Cork oak, Quercus suber, differs from other Mediterranean oaks such as holm oak (Quercus ilex) by the thickness and organization of the external bark. While holm oak outer bark contains sequential periderms interspersed with dead secondary phloem (rhytidome), the cork oak outer bark only contains thick layers of phellem (cork rings) that accumulate until reaching a thickness that allows industrial uses...
November 15, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143298/a-single-nucleotide-mutation-of-ispf-gene-involved-in-the-mep-pathway-for-isoprenoid-biosynthesis-causes-yellow-green-leaf-phenotype-in-rice
#15
Rui Huang, Yang Wang, Pingrong Wang, Chunmei Li, Fuliang Xiao, Nenggang Chen, Na Li, Caixia Li, Changhui Sun, Lihua Li, Rongjun Chen, Zhengjun Xu, Jianqing Zhu, Xiaojian Deng
We identified IspF gene through yellow-green leaf mutant 505ys in rice. OsIspF was expressed in all tissues detected, and its encoded protein was targeted to the chloroplast. On expression levels of genes in this mutant, OsIspF itself and the genes encoding other enzymes of the MEP pathway and chlorophyll synthase were all up-regulated, however, among eight genes associated with photosynthesis, only psaA, psaN and psbA genes for three reaction center subunits of photosystem obviously changed. Isoprenoids are the most abundant natural compounds in all organisms, which originate from the basic five-carbon units isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP)...
November 15, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139059/evolution-of-rubisco-activase-gene-in-plants
#16
Ragupathi Nagarajan, Kulvinder S Gill
Rubisco activase of plants evolved in a stepwise manner without losing its function to adapt to the major evolutionary events including endosymbiosis and land colonization. Rubisco activase is an essential enzyme for photosynthesis, which removes inhibitory sugar phosphates from the active sites of Rubisco, a process necessary for Rubisco activation and carbon fixation. The gene probably evolved in cyanobacteria as different species differ for its presence. However, the gene is present in all other plant species...
November 14, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119347/n-glycan-structures-and-downstream-mannose-phosphorylation-of-plant-recombinant-human-alpha-l-iduronidase-toward-development-of-enzyme-replacement-therapy-for-mucopolysaccharidosis-i
#17
Owen M Pierce, Grant R McNair, Xu He, Hiroyuki Kajiura, Kazuhito Fujiyama, Allison R Kermode
Arabidopsis N-glycan processing mutants provide the basis for tailoring recombinant enzymes for use as replacement therapeutics to treat lysosomal storage diseases, including N-glycan mannose phosphorylation to ensure lysosomal trafficking and efficacy. Functional recombinant human alpha-L-iduronidase (IDUA; EC 3.2.1.76) enzymes were generated in seeds of the Arabidopsis thaliana complex-glycan-deficient (cgl) C5 background, which is deficient in the activity of N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase I, and in seeds of the Arabidopsis gm1 mutant, which lacks Golgi α-mannosidase I (GM1) activity...
November 8, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119346/structure-target-specificity-and-expression-of-pn_lnc_n13-a-long-non-coding-rna-differentially-expressed-in-apomictic-and-sexual-paspalum-notatum
#18
Ana Ochogavía, Giulio Galla, José Guillermo Seijo, Ana María González, Michele Bellucci, Fulvio Pupilli, Gianni Barcaccia, Emidio Albertini, Silvina Pessino
KEY MESSAGE: ncRNA PN_LNC_N13 shows contrasting expression in reproductive organs of sexual and apomictic Paspalum notatum genotypes. Apomictic plants set genetically maternal seeds whose embryos derive by parthenogenesis from unreduced egg cells, giving rise to clonal offspring. Several Paspalum notatum apomixis related genes were identified in prior work by comparative transcriptome analyses. Here, one of these candidates (namely N13) was characterized. N13 belongs to a Paspalum gene family including 30-60 members, of which at least eight are expressed at moderate levels in florets...
November 8, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094279/high-throughput-transcriptome-analysis-of-coffee-reveals-prehaustorial-resistance-in-response-to-hemileia-vastatrix-infection
#19
Juan Carlos Florez, Luciana Souto Mofatto, Rejane do Livramento Freitas-Lopes, Sávio Siqueira Ferreira, Eunize Maciel Zambolim, Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle, Laércio Zambolim, Eveline Teixeira Caixeta
We provide a transcriptional profile of coffee rust interaction and identified putative up regulated resistant genes Coffee rust disease, caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix, is one of the major diseases in coffee throughout the world. The use of resistant cultivars is considered to be the most effective control strategy for this disease. To identify candidate genes related to different mechanism defense in coffee, we present a time-course comparative gene expression profile of Caturra (susceptible) and Híbrido de Timor (HdT, resistant) in response to H...
November 1, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094278/substrates-of-the-chloroplast-small-heat-shock-proteins-22e-f-point-to-thermolability-as-a-regulative-switch-for-heat-acclimation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#20
Mark Rütgers, Ligia Segatto Muranaka, Timo Mühlhaus, Frederik Sommer, Sylvia Thoms, Juliane Schurig, Felix Willmund, Miriam Schulz-Raffelt, Michael Schroda
We have identified 39 proteins that interact directly or indirectly with high confidence with chloroplast HSP22E/F under heat stress thus revealing chloroplast processes affected by heat. Under conditions promoting protein unfolding, small heat shock proteins (sHsps) prevent the irreversible aggregation of unfolding proteins by integrating into forming aggregates. Aggregates containing sHsps facilitate the access of Hsp70 and ClpB/Hsp104 chaperones, which in ATP-dependent reactions disentangle individual proteins from the aggregates and assist in their refolding to the native state...
November 1, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
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