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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722115/transcriptional-profiling-of-mechanically-and-genetically-sink-limited-soybeans
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Anne V Brown, Karen A Hudson
The absence of a reproductive sink causes physiological and morphological changes in soybean plants. These include increased accumulation of nitrogen and starch in the leaves and delayed leaf senescence. To identify transcriptional changes that occur in leaves of these sink-limited plants, we used RNAseq to compare gene expression levels in trifoliate leaves from depodded and ms6 male sterile soybean plants and control plants. In both sink-limited tissues, we observed a deferral of the expression of senescence-associated genes and a continued expression of genes associated with leaf maturity...
July 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720072/tissue-and-cell-specific-transcriptomes-in-cotton-reveal-the-subtleties-of-gene-regulation-underlying-the-diversity-of-plant-secondary-cell-walls
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Colleen P MacMillan, Hannah Birke, Aaron Chuah, Elizabeth Brill, Yukiko Tsuji, John Ralph, Elizabeth S Dennis, Danny Llewellyn, Filomena A Pettolino
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of plant secondary cell wall (SCW) regulation and deposition is mainly based on the Arabidopsis model of a 'typical' lignocellulosic SCW. However, SCWs in other plants can vary from this. The SCW of mature cotton seed fibres is highly cellulosic and lacks lignification whereas xylem SCWs are lignocellulosic. We used cotton as a model to study different SCWs and the expression of the genes involved in their formation via RNA deep sequencing and chemical analysis of stem and seed fibre...
July 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713414/divergent-evolutionary-patterns-of-nac-transcription-factors-are-associated-with-diversification-and-gene-duplications-in-angiosperm
#3
Xiaoli Jin, Jing Ren, Eviatar Nevo, Xuegui Yin, Dongfa Sun, Junhua Peng
NAC (NAM/ATAF/CUC) proteins constitute one of the biggest plant-specific transcription factor (TF) families and have crucial roles in diverse developmental programs during plant growth. Phylogenetic analyses have revealed both conserved and lineage-specific NAC subfamilies, among which various origins and distinct features were observed. It is reasonable to hypothesize that there should be divergent evolutionary patterns of NAC TFs both between dicots and monocots, and among NAC subfamilies. In this study, we compared the gene duplication and loss, evolutionary rate, and selective pattern among non-lineage specific NAC subfamilies, as well as those between dicots and monocots, through genome-wide analyses of sequence and functional data in six dicot and five grass lineages...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713394/a-novel-nac-transcription-factor-pbenac1-of-pyrus-betulifolia-confers-cold-and-drought-tolerance-via-interacting-with-pbedrebs-and-activating-the-expression-of-stress-responsive-genes
#4
Cong Jin, Kong-Qing Li, Xiao-Yong Xu, Hu-Ping Zhang, Hui-Xian Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Jing Hao, Yang Wang, Xiao-San Huang, Shao-Ling Zhang
NAC (NAM, ATAF, and CUC) transcription factors are important regulator in abiotic stress and plant development. However, knowledge concerning the functions of plant NAC TFs functioning in stress tolerance and the underlying molecular basis are still limited. In this study, we report functional characterization of the NAC TF, PbeNAC1, isolated from Pyrus betulifolia. PbeNAC1 were greatly induced by cold and drought, while salt stress had little effect on expression. PbeNAC1 was localized in the nuclei showed transactivation activity...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710129/manipulation-of-a-senescence-associated-gene-improves-fleshy-fruit-yield
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Bruno S Lira, Giovanna Gramegna, Bruna Trench, Frederico Rocha Rodrigues Alves, Éder Marques Silva, Geraldo Felipe Ferreira Silva, Venkatesh Periyakavanam Thirumalaikumar, Alessandra Cavalcanti Duarte Lupi, Diego Demarco, Eduardo Purgatto, Fabio Ts Nogueira, Salma Balazadeh, Luciano Freschi, Magdalena Rossi
Senescence is the process that marks the end of leaves lifespan. As it progresses, the massive macromolecular catabolism dismantles the chloroplasts and, consequently, decreases the photosynthetic capacity of these organs. Thus, senescence manipulation is a strategy to improve plant yield by extending the leaf photosynthetically active window of time. However, it remains to be addressed if this approach can improve fleshy fruit production and nutritional quality. One way to delay senescence initiation is by regulating key transcription factors (TFs) involved in triggering this process, such as the NAC TF ORESARA1 (ORE1)...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698232/genome-wide-sequence-and-expression-analysis-of-the-nac-transcription-factor-family-in-polyploid-wheat
#6
Philippa Borrill, Sophie A Harrington, Cristobal Uauy
Many important genes in agriculture correspond to transcription factors which regulate a wide range of pathways from flowering to responses to disease and abiotic stresses. In this study, we identified 5,776 transcription factors in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum) and classified them into gene families. We further investigated the NAC family exploring the phylogeny, C-terminal domain conservation and expression profiles across 308 RNA-seq samples. Phylogenetic trees of NAC domains indicated that wheat NACs divided into eight groups similar to rice (Oryza sativa) and barley (Hordeum vulgare)...
July 11, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684428/a-lipid-anchored-nac-transcription-factor-translocates-into-nucleus-to-activate-glyi-gene-expression-involved-in-drought-stress
#7
Tao Wang, Jiangli Dong, Rongxue Zhang, Fugui Zhu, Zhenqian Zhang, Lanming Gou, Jiangqi Wen, Mei Duan
The plant-specific NAC (NAM, ATAF½ and CUC2) transcription factors (TFs) play a vital role in response to drought stress. Here, we report a lipid-anchored NACsa TF in Medicago falcata. MfNACsa is an essential regulator of plant tolerance to drought stress, resulting in the differential expression of genes involved in oxidation-reduction, lipid transport and localization. MfNACsa is associated with membranes under unstressed conditions, and more specifically, it is targeted to the plasma membrane through S-palmitoylation...
July 6, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667649/analysis-of-transcription-factors-among-differentially-expressed-genes-induced-by-drought-stress-in-populus-davidiana
#8
Bong-Gyu Mun, Sang-Uk Lee, Eung-Jun Park, Hyun-Ho Kim, Adil Hussain, Qari Muhammad Imran, In-Jung Lee, Byung-Wook Yun
Populus davidiana is native to the Korean Peninsula and is one of the most dominant and abundantly growing forest trees in eastern Asia. Compared to other Populus species such as P. trichocarpa, P. euphratica, and P. tremula, relatively little is known about P. davidiana. Here, we performed transcriptomic analysis of P. davidiana under drought stress induced by 10% polyethylene glycol. A total of 12,403 and 12,414 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were successfully annotated with the P. trichocarpa reference genome after 6 and 12 h of treatment, respectively...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649093/ntl8-regulates-trichome-formation-in-arabidopsis-by-directly-activating-r3-myb-genes-try-and-tcl1
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Hainan Tian, Xianling Wang, Hongyan Guo, Yuxin Cheng, Chunjiang Hou, Jin-Gui Chen, Shucai Wang
The NAM, ATAF1/2, and CUC (NAC) are plant-specific transcription factors that regulate multiple aspects of plant growth and development, and plant response to environmental stimuli. We report here the identification of NTM1-LIKE 8 (NTL8), a membrane-associated NAC transcription factor, as a novel regulator of trichome formation in Arabidopsis. From an activation-tagged Arabidopsis population, we identified a dominant, gain-of-function mutant with glabrous inflorescence stem. By using plasmid rescue and RT-PCR analyses, we found that NTL8 was tagged, thus the mutant was named ntl8-1 Dominant (ntl8-1D)...
June 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640975/nac-transcription-factor-jungbrunnen1-enhances-drought-tolerance-in-tomato
#10
Venkatesh P Thirumalaikumar, Vikas Devkar, Nikolay Mehterov, Shawkat Ali, Rengin Ozgur, Ismail Turkan, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, Salma Balazadeh
Water deficit (drought stress) massively restricts plant growth and the yield of crops; reducing the deleterious effects of drought is therefore of high agricultural relevance. Drought triggers diverse cellular processes including the inhibition of photosynthesis, the accumulation of cell-damaging reactive oxygen species, and gene expression reprogramming, besides others. Transcription factors (TF) are central regulators of transcriptional reprogramming and expression of many TF genes is affected by drought, including members of the NAC family...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638397/generation-annotation-and-analysis-of-a-large-scale-expressed-sequence-tag-library-from-arabidopsis-pumila-to-explore-salt-responsive-genes
#11
Xianzhong Huang, Lifei Yang, Yuhuan Jin, Jun Lin, Fang Liu
Arabidopsis pumila is an ephemeral plant, and a close relative of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but it possesses higher photosynthetic efficiency, higher propagation rate, and higher salinity tolerance compared to those A. thaliana, thus providing a candidate plant system for gene mining for environmental adaption and salt tolerance. However, A. pumila is an under-explored resource for understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying abiotic stress adaptation. To improve our understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms of salt stress adaptation, more than 19,900 clones randomly selected from a cDNA library constructed previously from leaf tissue exposed to high-salinity shock were sequenced...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628905/a-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway-and-nrf2-pathway-activation-are-involved-in-bde-47-induced-apoptosis-in-neuro-2a-cells
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Hongmei Chen, Xuexi Tang, Bin Zhou, Zhongyuan Zhou, Ningning Xu, You Wang
Our previous study showed that 2,2'-,4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) is cytotoxic and induces apoptosis in Neuro-2a cells. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), an antioxidant transcriptional regulator of oxidative stress and apoptosis, is involved in this process. The results of toxicological experiments showed that BDE-47 decreased the cellular mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and increased cytochrome c release to the cytoplasm, followed by an increase in intracellular caspase-9 and caspase-3 activity, suggesting that a mitochondrial pathway was involved in the apoptotic process...
June 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626466/identification-characterization-and-functional-validation-of-drought-responsive-micrornas-in-subtropical-maize-inbreds
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Jayaraman Aravind, Sharma Rinku, Banduni Pooja, Mittal Shikha, Shiriga Kaliyugam, Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna, Arun Kumar, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Thirunavukkarasu Nepolean
MicroRNA-mediated gene regulation plays a crucial role in controlling drought tolerance. In the present investigation, 13 drought-associated miRNA families consisting of 65 members and regulating 42 unique target mRNAs were identified from drought-associated microarray expression data in maize and were subjected to structural and functional characterization. The largest number of members (14) was found in the zma-miR166 and zma-miR395 families, with several targets. However, zma-miR160, zma-miR390, zma-miR393, and zma-miR2275 each showed a single target...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600879/ifn-gamma-priming-of-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-at-physiological-hypoxia-and-under-acute-hypoxic-stress
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E R Andreeva, O O Udartseva, O V Zhidkova, S V Buravkov, M I Ezdakova, L B Buravkova
Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are considered cue regulators of tissue remodelling. Their activity is strongly governed by local milieu, where O2 level is most important. The elevation of inflammatory mediators and acute O2 lowering may additionally modulate MSC activity. In present paper the priming effects of IFN-gamma on adipose tissue-derived MSCs (ASCs) at tissue-related O2 level (5%) and acute hypoxic stress (0.1% O2 ) were assessed as alterations of ASCs' CFU-F, proliferation, migration, osteo-commitment...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596552/genome-wide-survey-of-switchgrass-nacs-family-provides-new-insights-into-motif-and-structure-arrangements-and-reveals-stress-related-and-tissue-specific-nacs
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Haidong Yan, Ailing Zhang, Yuntian Ye, Bin Xu, Jing Chen, Xiaoyan He, Chengran Wang, Sifan Zhou, Xinquan Zhang, Yan Peng, Xiao Ma, Yanhong Yan, Linkai Huang
NAC proteins comprise of a plant-specific transcription factor (TF) family and play important roles in plant development and stress responses. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is the prime candidate and model bioenergy grass across the world. Excavating agronomically valuable genes is important for switchgrass molecular breeding. In this study, a total of 251 switchgrass NAC (PvNACs) family genes clustered into 19 subgroups were analyzed, and those potentially involved in stress response or tissue-specific expression patterns were pinpointed...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594931/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-and-quantification-reveal-differentially-expressed-genes-between-soft-seed-and-hard-seed-pomegranate-punica-granatum-l
#16
Hui Xue, Shangyin Cao, Haoxian Li, Jie Zhang, Juan Niu, Lina Chen, Fuhong Zhang, Diguang Zhao
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) belongs to Punicaceae, and is valued for its social, ecological, economic, and aesthetic values, as well as more recently for its health benefits. The 'Tunisia' variety has softer seeds and big arils that are easily swallowed. It is a widely popular fruit; however, the molecular mechanisms of the formation of hard and soft seeds is not yet clear. We conducted a de novo assembly of the seed transcriptome in P. granatum L. and revealed differential gene expression between the soft-seed and hard-seed pomegranate varieties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560642/identification-and-characterization-of-micrornas-and-their-targets-in-high-altitude-stress-adaptive-plant-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp
#17
Sujay Paul
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous, short (~21-nucleotide), non-coding RNA molecules that play pivotal roles in plant growth, development, and stress response signaling. In this study using recently published draft genome sequence of a high-altitude plant maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) and applying genome-wide computational-based approaches, a total of 62 potentially conserved miRNAs belonging to 28 families were identified and four (lme-miR160a, lme-miR164c, lme-miR 166a, and lme-miR 319a) of them further validated by RT-PCR...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559906/drawing-links-from-transcriptome-to-metabolites-the-evolution-of-aroma-in-the-ripening-berry-of-moscato-bianco-vitis-vinifera-l
#18
Laura Costantini, Christian D Kappel, Massimiliano Trenti, Juri Battilana, Francesco Emanuelli, Maddalena Sordo, Marco Moretto, Céline Camps, Roberto Larcher, Serge Delrot, Maria S Grando
Monoterpenes confer typical floral notes to "Muscat" grapevine varieties and, to a lesser extent, to other aromatic non-Muscat varieties. Previous studies have led to the identification and functional characterization of some enzymes and genes in this pathway. However, the underlying genetic map is still far from being complete. For example, the specific steps of monoterpene metabolism and its regulation are largely unknown. With the aim of identifying new candidates for the missing links, we applied an integrative functional genomics approach based on the targeted metabolic and genome-wide transcript profiling of Moscato Bianco ripening berries...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555148/genome-wide-identification-of-orthologous-zip-genes-associated-with-zinc-and-iron-translocation-in-setaria-italica
#19
Ganesh Alagarasan, Mahima Dubey, Kumar S Aswathy, Girish Chandel
Genes in the ZIP family encode transcripts to store and transport bivalent metal micronutrient, particularly iron (Fe) and or zinc (Zn). These transcripts are important for a variety of functions involved in the developmental and physiological processes in many plant species, including most, if not all, Poaceae plant species and the model species Arabidopsis. Here, we present the report of a genome wide investigation of orthologous ZIP genes in Setaria italica and the identification of 7 single copy genes. RT-PCR shows 4 of them could be used to increase the bio-availability of zinc and iron content in grains...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555077/the-dendritic-spine-morphogenic-effects-of-repeated-cocaine-use-occur-through-the-regulation-of-serum-response-factor-signaling
#20
M E Cahill, D M Walker, A M Gancarz, Z J Wang, C K Lardner, R C Bagot, R L Neve, D M Dietz, E J Nestler
The nucleus accumbens (NAc) is a primary brain reward region composed predominantly of medium spiny neurons (MSNs). In response to early withdrawal from repeated cocaine administration, de novo dendritic spine formation occurs in NAc MSNs. Much evidence indicates that this new spine formation facilitates the rewarding properties of cocaine. Early withdrawal from repeated cocaine also produces dramatic alterations in the transcriptome of NAc MSNs, but how such alterations influence cocaine's effects on dendritic spine formation remain unclear...
May 30, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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