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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915455/overexpression-of-atedt1-promotes-root-elongation-and-affects-medicinal-secondary-metabolite-biosynthesis-in-roots-of-transgenic-salvia-miltiorrhiza
#1
Yu Liu, Geng Sun, Zhaohui Zhong, Linyi Ji, Yong Zhang, Jianping Zhou, Xuelian Zheng, Kejun Deng
Medicinal secondary metabolites (salvianolic acids and tanshinones) are valuable natural bioactive compounds in Salvia miltiorrhiza and have widespread applications. Improvement of medicinal secondary metabolite accumulation through biotechnology is necessary and urgent to satisfy their increasing demand. Herein, it was demonstrated that the overexpression of the transcription factor Arabidopsis thaliana-enhanced drought tolerance 1 (AtEDT1) could affect medicinal secondary metabolite accumulation. In this study, we observed that the transgenic lines significantly conferred drought tolerance phenotype...
December 3, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913906/synergistic-mitotoxicity-of-chloromethanes-and-fullerene-c60-nanoaggregates-in-daphnia-magna-midgut-epithelial-cells
#2
Mariana Seke, Milica Markelic, Arian Morina, Danica Jovic, Aleksandra Korac, Dragana Milicic, Aleksandar Djordjevic
Adsorption of non-polar compounds by suspended fullerene nanoaggregates (nC60) may enhance their toxicity and affect the fate, transformation, and transport of non-polar compounds in the environment. The potential of stable fullerene nanoaggregates as contaminant carriers in aqueous systems and the influence of chloromethanes (trichloromethane and dichloromethane) were studied on the midgut epithelial cells of Daphnia magna by light and electron microscopy. The size and shape of fullerene nanoaggregates were observed and measured using dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, and low vacuum scanning electron microscopy...
December 3, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913905/proteins-immunologically-related-to-map65-1-accumulate-and-localize-differentially-during-bud-development-in-vitis-vinifera-l
#3
Luigi Parrotta, Claudia Faleri, Mauro Cresti, Giampiero Cai
Various arrays of microtubules are present throughout the plant cell cycle and are involved in distinct functions. Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) regulate microtubule dynamics by acting as stabilizers, destabilizers, and promoters of microtubule dynamics. The MAP65 family is a specific group of cross-linkers required for structural maintenance of microtubules. In plants, different isoforms of MAP65 are differentially expressed according to their developmental program. In this work, we analyzed the differential distribution of proteins immunologically related to MAP65-1 during bud development in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L...
December 2, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900595/overexpression-of-a-thaumatin-like-protein-gene-from-vitis-amurensis-improves-downy-mildew-resistance-in-vitis-vinifera-grapevine
#4
Rongrong He, Jiao Wu, Yali Zhang, Cecilia B Agüero, Xinlong Li, Shaoli Liu, Chaoxia Wang, M Andrew Walker, Jiang Lu
Downy mildew is a highly destructive disease in grapevine production. A gene encoding pathogenesis-related (PR) thaumatin-like protein was isolated from the downy mildew-resistant grapevine "Zuoshan-1," a clonal selection from wild Vitis amurensis Rupr. The predicted thaumatin-like protein (VaTLP) has 225 amino acids and it is acidic, with a calculated isoelectric point of 4.8. The full length of the VaTLP gene was transformed into somatic embryogenic calli of V. vinifera 'Thompson Seedless' via Agrobacterium tumefaciens...
November 30, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900484/membranes-of-unification
#5
EDITORIAL
Peter Nick
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November 29, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885443/roles-of-the-haustorium-and-endosperm-during-the-development-of-seedlings-of-acrocomia-aculeata-arecaceae-dynamics-of-reserve-mobilization-and-accumulation
#6
Hellen Cássia Mazzottini-Dos-Santos, Leonardo Monteiro Ribeiro, Denise Maria Trombert Oliveira
The mobilization of palm seed reserves is a complex process because of the abundance and diversity of stored compounds and results from the development of a highly specialized haustorium. This work focused on the important Neotropical oleaginous palm Acrocomia aculeata, with the aim of defining phases of seedling development associated with mobilization of reserves and elucidating the role of haustorium and endosperm in this process. Standard methods were performed, including biometric, anatomical, and histochemical analyses, as well as the evaluation of the activities of the enzymes endo-β-mannanase and lipase, throughout the reserve mobilization in seeds during germination and in seedlings...
November 24, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853871/tandem-affinity-purification-of-attert-reveals-putative-interaction-partners-of-plant-telomerase-in-vivo
#7
Jana Majerská, Petra Procházková Schrumpfová, Ladislav Dokládal, Šárka Schořová, Karel Stejskal, Michal Obořil, David Honys, Lucie Kozáková, Pavla Sováková Polanská, Eva Sýkorová
The life cycle of telomerase involves dynamic and complex interactions between proteins within multiple macromolecular networks. Elucidation of these associations is a key to understanding the regulation of telomerase under diverse physiological and pathological conditions from telomerase biogenesis, through telomere recruitment and elongation, to its non-canonical activities outside of telomeres. We used tandem affinity purification coupled to mass spectrometry to build an interactome of the telomerase catalytic subunit AtTERT, using Arabidopsis thaliana suspension cultures...
November 16, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853870/octanal-inhibits-spore-germination-of-penicillium-digitatum-involving-membrane-peroxidation
#8
Shiwen Dou, Shengquan Liu, Xiaoyong Xu, Qiuli OuYang, Nengguo Tao
Octanal is a potential alternative to chemical fungicides in controlling postharvest disease of citrus fruit. In this study, the antifungal activity and the underlying mechanism of octanal against spore germination of Penicillium digitatum, one of the main postharvest pathogens in citrus, were investigated. Results showed that octanal at different concentrations (0, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00 μl/ml) inhibited the growth of P. digitatum spores in a dose-dependent manner. The morphology and the membrane permeability of P...
November 16, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838782/the-influence-of-salinity-on-growth-morphology-leaf-ultrastructure-and-cell-viability-of-the-seagrass-halodule-wrightii-ascherson
#9
Chirle Ferreira, Carmen Simioni, Éder C Schmidt, Fernanda Ramlov, Marcelo Maraschin, Zenilda L Bouzon
Halodule wrightii is an ecologically important seagrass; however, little is known about the adaptation of this species in the context of environmental change, particularly changes arising from alterations in salinity of coastal ecosystems. This study aimed to determine the effects of different salinities on growth, morphology, leaf ultrastructure, and cell viability of H. wrightii. To accomplish this, plants were cultivated for 21 days in salinities of 25, 35, and 45. More hydropotens were observed in samples exposed to salinity of 45 with increased invagination of the plasma membrane and cell wall...
November 12, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837285/dendrobium-protoplast-co-culture-promotes-phytochemical-assemblage-in-vitro
#10
Abitha Thomas, Ipsita Pujari, Vasudeep Shetty, Manjunath B Joshi, Padmalatha S Rai, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Vidhu Sankar Babu
The present study is intended to analyze the occurrence of potent, low produce, naturally occurring stilbenes in protoplasts of wild species and hybrids of Dendrobium. The wild species selected for the study was Dendrobium ovatum, endemic to Western Ghats of India. Protoplasts were isolated from leaves and tepal tissues of all the species and were cultured purely to generate homofusants and cross-cultured to raise heterofusants. Phytochemical composition of protoplast culture with atypical and pure microcolonies was performed using mass spectrometry...
November 11, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834030/does-the-grass-snake-natrix-natrix-squamata-serpentes-natricinae-fit-the-amniotes-specific-model-of-myogenesis
#11
Damian Lewandowski, Magda Dubińska-Magiera, Ewelina Posyniak, Weronika Rupik, Małgorzata Daczewska
In the grass snake (Natrix natrix), the newly developed somites form vesicles that are located on both sides of the neural tube. The walls of the vesicles are composed of tightly connected epithelial cells surrounding the cavity (the somitocoel). Also, in the newly formed somites, the Pax3 protein can be observed in the somite wall cells. Subsequently, the somite splits into three compartments: the sclerotome, dermomyotome (with the dorsomedial [DM] and the ventrolateral [VL] lips) and the myotome. At this stage, the Pax3 protein is detected in both the DM and VL lips of the dermomyotome and in the mononucleated cells of the myotome, whereas the Pax7 protein is observed in the medial part of the dermomyotome and in some of the mononucleated cells of the myotome...
November 10, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817005/pattern-of-callose-deposition-during-the-course-of-meiotic-diplospory-in-chondrilla-juncea-asteraceae-cichorioideae
#12
Krystyna Musiał, Maria Kościńska-Pająk
Total absence of callose in the ovules of diplosporous species has been previously suggested. This paper is the first description of callose events in the ovules of Chondrilla juncea, which exhibits meiotic diplospory of the Taraxacum type. We found the presence of callose in the megasporocyte wall and stated that the pattern of callose deposition is dynamically changing during megasporogenesis. At the premeiotic stage, no callose was observed in the ovules. Callose appeared at the micropylar pole of the cell entering prophase of the first meioticdivision restitution but did not surround the megasporocyte...
November 5, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807664/intercellular-crosstalk-in-human-malignant-melanoma
#13
REVIEW
Barbora Dvořánková, Pavol Szabo, Ondřej Kodet, Hynek Strnad, Michal Kolář, Lukáš Lacina, Eliška Krejčí, Ondřej Naňka, Aleksi Šedo, Karel Smetana
Incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing globally. While the initial stages of tumors can be easily treated by a simple surgery, the therapy of advanced stages is rather limited. Melanoma cells spread rapidly through the body of a patient to form multiple metastases. Consequently, the survival rate is poor. Therefore, emphasis in melanoma research is given on early diagnosis and development of novel and more potent therapeutic options. The malignant melanoma is arising from melanocytes, cells protecting mitotically active keratinocytes against damage caused by UV light irradiation...
November 3, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798718/floral-structure-of-two-species-of-bulbophyllum-section-cirrhopetalum-lindl-b-weberi-ames-and-b-cumingii-lindl-rchb-f-bulbophyllinae-schltr-orchidaceae
#14
Agnieszka K Kowalkowska, Sławomir Turzyński, Małgorzata Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno, Natalia Wiśniewska
Flowers of Bulbophyllum weberi and B. cumingii are characterized by fly-pollinated features. The secretory activity was described in dorsal sepals in both species (putative osmophores), petals in B. weberi (possible osmophores) and adaxial surface of lips in both species. In the cells of dorsal sepals and petals of B. weberi proteins, dihydroxyphenols, lipids and starch grains were detected, in lateral sepals-lipids. Whereas in dorsal sepal of B. cumingii only lipids and starch grains were noted, in lateral sepals-proteins and dihydroxyphenols and in petals-proteins and starch grains...
October 31, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783182/bottlenecks-in-bog-pine-multiplication-by-somatic-embryogenesis-and-their-visualization-with-the-environmental-scanning-electron-microscope
#15
Helena Vlašínová, Vilem Neděla, Biljana Đorđević, Ladislav Havel
Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is an important biotechnological technique used for the propagation of many pine species in vitro. However, in bog pine, one of the most endangered tree species in the Czech Republic, limitations were observed, which negatively influenced the development and further germination of somatic embryos. Although initiation frequency was very low-0.95 %, all obtained cell lines were subjected to maturation. The best responding cell line (BC1) was used and subjected to six different variants of the maturation media...
October 25, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783181/potassium-up-regulates-antioxidant-metabolism-and-alleviates-growth-inhibition-under-water-and-osmotic-stress-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
#16
Mohammad Abass Ahanger, R M Agarwal
Pot experiments were conducted to find out the effectivity of K on Triticum aestivum L cultivars. Polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG 6000) was used as an osmoticum to induce osmotic stress under sand culture setting up the water potential of external solution at -3 and -5 bars. In pots, plants were raised under restricted and normal irrigation and K was applied in varying doses (0, 20, 40, 60 kg ha(-1)) and estimation of different physiological and biochemical parameters was done at two developmental stages, i...
October 25, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766425/reduced-expression-of-setd2-and-snx9-proteins-in-chemically-induced-mammary-tumorigenesis-in-wistar-rats-a-prognostic-histological-and-proteomic-study
#17
Ishfaq Ahmad Ganaie, Samar Husain Naqvi, Swatantra Kumar Jain, Saima Wajid
Breast cancer is a major global health concern, appealing for precise prognostic approaches. Thus, the need is to have studies focusing on the identification and recognition of preliminary events leading to the disease. The present study reports the tracing of precancerous progression and serum proteomic analysis in a breast cancer model developed as a result of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) administration. Mammary gland histological changes of prime importance were examined by histopathology, and immunohistochemical analysis with Ki-67 was performed to monitor enhanced cell proliferation, right from the onset of hyperplasia till neoplasia...
October 20, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730310/bacteriomes-of-the-corn-leafhopper-dalbulus-maidis-delong-wolcott-1923-insecta-hemiptera-cicadellidae-deltocephalinae-harbor-sulcia-symbiont-molecular-characterization-ultrastructure-and-transovarial-transmission
#18
María Eugenia Brentassi, Ernesto Franco, Pedro Balatti, Rocío Medina, Franco Bernabei, Ana M Marino de Remes Lenicov
In this study, we surveyed the bacteriome-associated microbiota of the corn leafhopper Dalbulus maidis by means of histological, ultrastructural, and molecular analyses. Amplification and sequencing of 16S rDNA genes revealed that the endosymbiont "Candidatus Sulcia muelleri" (Phylum Bacteroidetes) resides in bacteriomes of D. maidis. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the sequence was closely allied to others found in representatives of the subfamily Deltocephalinae. We failed to amplify other sequences as "Candidatus Nasuia deltocephalinicola," a co-primary symbiont frequently associated to deltocephaline leafhoppers...
October 11, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714464/leaf-anatomy-of-two-reciprocally-non-monophyletic-mountain-plants-heliosperma-spp-does-heritable-adaptation-to-divergent-growing-sites-accompany-the-onset-of-speciation
#19
Clara Bertel, Peter Schönswetter, Božo Frajman, Andreas Holzinger, Gilbert Neuner
Evolution is driven by natural selection, favouring individuals adapted in phenotypic traits to the environmental conditions at their growing site. To shed light on ecological and (epi-) genetically based differentiation between Heliosperma pusillum and Heliosperma veselskyi, two reciprocally non-monophyletic, but morphologically and ecologically divergent species from the south-eastern Alps, we studied various leaf anatomical traits and investigated chloroplast ultrastructure in leaves of the two species grown either in their natural habitat or in a common garden...
October 7, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704278/comparison-of-headspace-oxylipin-volatilomes-of-some-eastern-himalayan-mosses-extracted-by-sample-enrichment-probe-and-analysed-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#20
Souvik Mitra, Barend V Burger, Mousumi Poddar-Sarkar
Mosses have an inherent adaptability against different biotic and abiotic stresses. Oxylipins, the volatile metabolites derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), play a key role in the chemical defence strategy of mosses. In the present study, a comparative survey of these compounds, including an investigation into their precursor fatty acids (FAs), was carried out for the first time on the mosses Brachymenium capitulatum (Mitt.) Paris, Hydrogonium consanguineum (Thwaites & Mitt.) Hilp., Barbula hastata Mitt...
October 5, 2016: Protoplasma
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