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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633497/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-characterization-of-udp-glucosyltransferase-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-glycine-max
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Qinggang Yin, Guoan Shen, Shaokang Di, Cunying Fan, Zhenzhan Chang, Yongzhen Pang
Flavonoids, natural products abundant in the model legume Glycine max, confer benefits to plants and animals health. Flavonoids are present in soybean mainly as glycoconjugates. However, the biosynthesis mechanisms of flavonoid glycosides are largely unknown in G. max. In the present study, 212 putative UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGTs) genes were identified in G. max by genome-wide searching. The GmUGT genes were distributed differentially among the twenty chromosomes, and they were expressed in various tissues with distinct expression profile...
June 19, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633475/cloning-and-characterization-of-cheilanthifoline-and-stylopine-synthase-genes-from-chelidonium-majus
#2
Mahdi Yahyazadeh, Purwanto Ratmoyo, Florian Bittner, Fumihiko Sato, Dirk Selmar
The most prominent alkaloid of Chelidonium majus is dihydrocoptisine, revealing the characteristical benzophenanthridine skeleton. Up to now, any information about the enzymes responsible for its biosynthesis in C. majus and the related genes respectively, is lacking. Based on sequence similarities to the corresponding methylenedioxy bridge-forming cytochrome P450-enzymes involved in the isoquinoline alkaloid biosynthesis in Eschscholzia californica, genes for a cheilanthifoline synthase and a stylopine synthase from C...
June 19, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637253/synthesis-and-secretion-of-isoflavones-by-field-grown-soybean
#3
Akifumi Sugiyama, Yumi Yamazaki, Shoichiro Hamamoto, Hisabumi Takase, Kazufumi Yazaki
Isoflavones play important roles in rhizosphere plant-microbe interactions. Daidzein and genistein secreted by soybean roots induce the symbiotic interaction with rhizobia and may modulate rhizosphere interactions with microbes. Yet despite their important roles, little is known about the biosynthesis, secretion and fate of isoflavones in field-grown soybeans. Here, we analysed isoflavone contents and the expression of isoflavone biosynthesis genes in field-grown soybeans. In roots, isoflavone contents and composition did not change with crop growth, but the expressions of UGT4, an isoflavone-specific 7-O-glucosyltransferase, and of ICHG (Isoflavone conjugates hydrolysing beta-glucosidase) was decreased during the reproductive stages...
June 16, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633325/malus-hupehensis-mir168-targets-to-argonaute1-and-contributes-to-the-resistance-against-botryosphaeria-dothidea-infection-by-altering-defense-responses
#4
Xinyi Yu, Yingjun Hou, Weiping Chen, Sanhong Wang, Peihong Wang, Shenchun Qu
MicroRNA-mediated post transcriptional regulation plays a fundamental role in various plant physiological processes, including responses to pathogens. MicroRNA168 has been implicated as an essential factor of miRNA pathways by targeting ARGONAUTE1 (AGO1), the core component of the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). A fluctuation in AGO1 expression influences various plant-pathogen interactions, and the homeostasis of AGO1 and miR168 accumulation is maintained by a complicated feedback regulatory loop. In this study, the connection between miR168 and the resistance of M...
June 13, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633293/the-tonoplast-localized-transporter-mtp8-2-contributes-to-manganese-detoxification-in-the-shoots-and-roots-of-oryza-sativa-l
#5
Yuma Takemoto, Yuta Tsunemitsu, Miho Fujii-Kashino, Namiki Mitani-Ueno, Naoki Yamaji, Jian Feng Ma, Shin-Ichiro Kato, Kozo Iwasaki, Daisei Ueno
Manganese (Mn) cation diffusion facilitators (Mn-CDFs) play important roles in the Mn homeostasis of plants. In rice, the tonoplast-localized Mn-CDF metal tolerance protein 8.1 (MTP8.1) is involved in Mn detoxification in the shoots. This study functionally characterized the Mn-CDF MTP8.2 and determined its contribution to Mn tolerance. MTP8.2 was found to share 68% identity with MTP8.1 and was expressed in both the shoots and roots, but its transcription level was lower than that of MTP8.1. Transient expression of the MTP8...
June 13, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586469/dormancy-associated-mads-box-dam-and-abscisic-acid-pathway-regulate-pear-endodormancy-through-a-feedback-mechanism
#6
Pham Anh Tuan, Songling Bai, Takanori Saito, Akiko Ito, Takaya Moriguchi
In the pear 'Kosui' (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai), dormancy-associated MADS-box (PpDAM1 = PpMADS13-1) gene has been reported to play an essential role in bud endodormancy. Here, we found that PpDAM1 upregulated expression of 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase (PpNCED3), which is a rate-limiting gene for abscisic acid (ABA) biosynthesis. Transient assays with dual luciferase reporter system (LUC assay) and electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) showed that PpDAM1 activated PpNCED3 expression by binding to the CArG motif in the PpNCED3 promoter...
June 6, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586467/plastidial-folate-prevents-starch-biosynthesis-triggered-by-sugar-influx-into-non-photosynthetic-plastids-of-arabidopsis
#7
Makoto Hayashi, Mina Tanaka, Saki Yamamoto, Taro Nakagawa, Masatake Kanai, Aya Anegawa, Miwa Ohnishi, Tetsuro Mimura, Mikio Nishimura
Regulation of sucrose-starch interconversion in plants is important to maintain energy supplies necessary for viability and growth. Arabidopsis mutants were screened for aberrant responses to sucrose to identify candidates with a defect in the regulation of starch biosynthesis. One such mutant, fpgs1-4, accumulated substantial amounts of starch in non-photosynthetic cells. Dark-grown mutant seedlings exhibited shortened hypocotyls and accumulated starch in etioplasts when supplied with exogenous sucrose/glucose...
June 6, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586465/ros-induces-anthocyanin-production-via-late-biosynthetic-genes-and-anthocyanin-deficiency-confers-the-hypersensitivity-to-ros-generating-stresses-in-arabidopsis
#8
Zhenhua Xu, Kashif Mahmood, Steven J Rothstein
Anthocyanins are known to have antioxidant activities. Their accumulation can be triggered by many chemical and environmental factors, including reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, the mechanism of ROS-induced anthocyanin accumulation and the role of anthocyanins in the response of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) to different stresses are largely unknown. Here, we study the cross-regulation between ROS and anthocyanin production. Ten Arabidopsis mutants covering the main anthocyanin regulatory and biosynthetic genes are systematically analyzed under ROS-generating stresses...
June 6, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586431/proteomic-analysis-of-calcium-effects-on-soybean-root-tip-under-flooding-and-drought-stresses
#9
Xin Wang, Setsuko Komatsu
Flooding and drought are disadvantageous environmental conditions that induce cytosolic calcium in soybean. To explore the effects of flooding- and drought-induced increase in calcium, a gel-free/label-free proteomic analysis was performed. Cytosolic calcium was decreased by blocking calcium channels in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plasma membrane under both stresses. Calnexin, protein disulfide isomerase, heat shock proteins, and thioredoxin were predominately affected as the ER proteins in response to calcium, and ER-associated degradation-related proteins of HCP-like superfamily protein was upregulated under stress exposure and then downregulated...
June 6, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575507/advances-in-the-myb-bhlh-wd-repeat-mbw-pigment-regulatory-model-addition-of-a-wrky-factor-and-co-option-of-an-anthocyanin-myb-for-betalain-regulation
#10
Alan Lloyd, Austen Brockman, Lyndsey Aguirre, Annabelle Campbell, Alex Bean, Araceli Cantero, Antonio Gonzalez
Flavonoids are secondary metabolites derived from the general phenylpropanoid pathway and are widespread throughout the plant kingdom. The functions of flavonoids are diverse, including defense against phytopathogens, protection against UV light damage and oxidative stress, regulation of auxin transport and allelopathy. One of the most conspicuous functions of flavonoids has long attracted the attention of pollinators and scientist alike: the vivid shades of red, pink, orange, blue and purple on display in the flowers of angiosperms...
May 30, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575477/regulation-of-gene-expressions-in-the-remobilization-of-carbon-reserve-in-straws-of-rice-at-grain-filling
#11
Guan-Qun Wang, Shuai-Shuai Hao, Bei Gao, Mo-Xian Chen, Ying-Gao Liu, Jian-Chang Yang, Neng-Hui Ye, Jian-Hua Zhang
Carbon reserves in rice straws before flowering contribute to a significant portion of grain filling. However, the molecular mechanism of carbon reserve remobilization from straws (stem and sheath) to grains remains unclear. In this study, super rice LYP9 and conventional rice 9311 showed different carbon reserves remobilization behaviors. The transcriptomic profiles of straws of LYP9 and 9311 were analyzed at three stages of grain filling. Among the differentially expressed genes (DGs), 5733 genes were uniquely up- or down-regulated at 30 days after anthesis (DAA) between LYP9 and 9311 in comparison to 681 at 10 DAA and 495 at 20 DAA, respectively, suggesting that the gene expression profile of LYP9 was much different than that of 9311 at late stage of grain filling...
May 29, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541504/e3-ubiquitin-ligases-ubiquitous-actors-in-plant-development-and-abiotic-stress-responses
#12
Kai Shu, Wenyu Yang
Understanding the precise regulatory mechanisms of plant development and stress responses at the post-translational level is currently a topic of intensive research. Protein ubiquitination, including the sequential performances of ubiquitin-activating (E1), ubiquitin-conjugating (E2) and ubiquitin ligase (E3) enzymes, is a refined post-translational modification ubiquitous in all eukaryotes. Plants are an integral part of our ecosystem and, as sessile organisms, the ability to perceive internal and external signals and to adapt well to various environmental challenges is crucial for their survival...
May 25, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505371/the-arm-domain-of-armadillo-repeat-kinesin-1-is-not-required-for-microtubule-catastrophe-but-can-negatively-regulate-nima-related-kinase-6-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#13
Ryan C Eng, Laryssa S Halat, Samuel J Livingston, Tatsuya Sakai, Hiroyasu Motose, Geoffrey Wasteneys
Microtubules are dynamic filaments, the assembly and disassembly of which are under precise control of various associated proteins, including motor proteins and regulatory enzymes. In Arabidopsis thaliana, two such proteins are the ARMADILLO-REPEAT KINESIN 1 (ARK1), which promotes microtubule disassembly, and the NIMA-RELATED KINASE 6 (NEK6), which has a role in organizing microtubule arrays. Previous yeast 2-hybrid and in vitro pull-down assays determined that NEK6 can interact with ARK1 through the latter protein's Armadillo-repeat (ARM) cargo domain...
May 13, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505342/letter-author-response-analysis-of-rhizome-development-in-oryza-longistaminata-a-wild-rice-species
#14
Kyozuka Junko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482045/using-gcamp3-to-study-ca2-signaling-in-nicotiana-species
#15
Thomas A DeFalco, Masatsugu Toyota, Van Phan, Purva Karia, Wolfgang Moeder, Simon Gilroy, Keiko Yoshioka
Ca2+ signaling is a central component of plant biology; however, direct analysis of in vivo Ca2+ levels is experimentally challenging. In recent years the use of genetically-encoded Ca2+ indicators have revolutionized the study of plant Ca2+ signaling, although such studies have been largely restricted to the model plant Arabidopsis. We have developed stable transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana and Nicotiana tabacum lines expressing the single-wavelength fluorescent Ca2+ indicator, GCaMP3. Ca2+ levels in these plants can be imaged in situ using fluorescence microscopy, and these plants can be used to both qualitatively and semi-quantitatively evaluate Ca2+ signals in response to a broad array of abiotic or biotic stimuli, such as cold-shock or pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs)...
May 8, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460115/bud-position-and-carbohydrate-play-a-more-significant-role-than-light-condition-in-the-developmental-transition-between-rhizome-buds-and-aerial-shoot-buds-of-oryza-longistaminata
#16
Zhiquan Fan, Zhongquan Cai, Jianwei Shan, Jiangyi Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449056/plant-hexokinases-are-multifaceted-proteins
#17
Giovanna P Aguilera-Alvarado, Sobeida Sánchez-Nieto
Sugars are the main carbon and energy source in cells, but they can also act as signaling molecules that affect the whole plant life cycle. Certain tissues can produce sugars and supply them to others, and this plant tissue heterogeneity makes sugar signaling a highly complex process that requires elements capable of perceiving changes in sugar concentrations among different tissues, cell compartments and developmental stages. In plants, the regulatory effects of Glucose (Glc) have been the most studied to date...
April 25, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444368/simultaneous-targeting-of-multiple-gene-homeologues-to-alter-seed-oil-production-in-camelina-sativa
#18
J A Aznar-Moreno, T P Durrett
The ability to easily transform Camelina sativa with biosynthetic enzymes derived from other plants has made this oil seed crop an ideal platform for the production of unusual lipids valuable for different applications. However, in addition to expressing transgenic enzymes, the suppression of endogenous enzyme activity to reduce competition for common substrates or cofactors is also required to enhance the production of target compounds. As camelina possesses a relatively undifferentiated hexaploid genome, up to three gene homeologues can encode for any particular enzymatic activity, complicating efforts to alter endogenous biosynthetic pathways...
April 21, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444301/soybean-nima-related-kinase1-promotes-plant-growth-and-improves-salt-and-cold-tolerance
#19
Wen-Jia Pan, Jian-Jun Tao, Tong Cheng, Ming Shen, Jin-Biao Ma, Wan-Ke Zhang, Qin Lin, Biao Ma, Shou-Yi Chen, Jin-Song Zhang
NEK (NIMA-related kinase) is known as a family of serine/threonine kinases which mainly participate in microtubule-related mitotic events in fungi, mammals and other eukaryotes. Our previous studies found that Arabidopsis NEK6 plays an important role in plant response to abiotic stress. We further investigated roles of NEK family in soybean and found that at least eight members can respond to abiotic stresses. Among them, only GmNEK1, a novel NEK member which is distantly-related to Arabidopsis NEK6, enhanced plant growth and promoted salt and cold tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants...
April 21, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444222/feronia-receptor-kinase-at-the-crossroad-of-hormone-signaling-and-stress-responses
#20
Hongdong Liao, Renjie Tang, Xin Zhang, Sheng Luan, Feng Yu
Plant receptor-like kinases (RLKs) are involved in nearly all aspects of plant life including growth, development and stress response. Recent studies show that FERONIA (FER), a CrRLK1L subfamily member, is a versatile regulator of cell expansion and serves as a signaling node mediating crosstalks among multiple phytohormones. As a receptor for the RALF (Rapid Alkalinization Factor) peptide ligand, FER triggers a downstream signaling cascade that leads to a rapid cytoplasmic calcium increase and inhibition of cell elongation in plants...
April 19, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
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