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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820425/bioinformatics-analysis-of-phylogeny-and-transcription-of-taa-yuc-auxin-biosynthetic-genes
#1
Axel Poulet, Verena Kriechbaumer
Auxin is a main plant growth hormone crucial in a multitude of developmental processes in plants. Auxin biosynthesis via the tryptophan aminotransferase of arabidopsis (TAA)/YUCCA (YUC) route involving tryptophan aminotransferases and YUC flavin-dependent monooxygenases that produce the auxin indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) from tryptophan is currently the most researched auxin biosynthetic pathway. Previous data showed that, in maize and arabidopsis, TAA/YUC-dependent auxin biosynthesis can be detected in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) microsomal fractions, and a subset of auxin biosynthetic proteins are localized to the ER, mainly due to transmembrane domains (TMD)...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813005/identification-and-functional-divergence-analysis-of-wox-gene-family-in-paper-mulberry
#2
Feng Tang, Naizhi Chen, Meiling Zhao, Yucheng Wang, Ruiping He, Xianjun Peng, Shihua Shen
The WOX (WUSCHEL-related homeobox) is a plant-specific transcription factor involved in plant development and stress response. However, few studies have been reported on the WOX gene in woody plants. In this study, 10 BpWOX genes were isolated from paper mulberry by RACE-PCR and categorized into three clades through phylogenetic analysis, ancient, intermediate and WUS clade. Among them, five members had the transcriptional activity detected by yeast one-hybrid and seven were uniquely localized to the nucleus through green fluorescent protein (GFP) observation...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812970/indole-3-carbinol-induces-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-thp-1-monocytic-cell-line
#3
Saeed Mohammadi, Fakhri Sadat Seyedhosseini, Nasser Behnampour, Yaghoub Yazdani
OBJECTIVES: The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in carcinogenesis has been studied recently. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is an AhR agonist and a potential anticancer agent. Here, we investigated the effects of I3C on cell cycle progression and apoptosis through activation of AhR on THP-1 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell line. METHODS: MTT viability assay was used to measure the cytotoxic effects of I3C on THP-1 cells. Apoptosis and cell cycle assays were investigated using flow cytometry...
October 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811017/improved-methodology-for-analysis-of-multiple-phytohormones-using-sequential-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#4
Xiao-Tong Luo, Bao-Dong Cai, Xi Chen, Yu-Qi Feng
Phytohormones are special small molecules that play important role in plant growth and development at trace levels. Quantification of multiple phytohormones will be great helpful for researches about cross-talks that plant hormones regulate the responses of plants against both biotic and abiotic stresses by means of synergistic or antagonistic interactions. In the current study, we developed a method for profiling of phytohormones in one small sample, including indole-3-acetic acid, abscisic acid, jasmonic acid, gibberellins, cytokinins and brassinosteroids...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807907/an-original-chemical-series-of-pyrimidine-biosynthesis-inhibitors-that-boost-the-antiviral-interferon-response
#5
Marianne Lucas-Hourani, Daniel Dauzonne, Hélène Munier-Lehmann, Samira Khiar, Sébastien Nisole, Julien Dairou, Olivier Helynck, Philippe V Afonso, Frédéric Tangy, Pierre-Olivier Vidalain
De novo pyrimidine biosynthesis is a key metabolic pathway involved in multiple biosynthetic processes. Here, we identified an original series of 3-(1H-indol-3-yl)-2,3-dihydro-4H-furo[3,2-c]chromen-4-one derivatives as a new class of pyrimidine biosynthesis inhibitors formed by two edge-fused polycyclic moieties. We show that identified compounds exhibit a broad-spectrum antiviral activity as well as immunostimulatory properties, in line with recent reports linking de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis with innate defense mechanisms against viruses...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805743/inhibitors-of-the-detoxifying-enzyme-of-the-phytoalexin-brassinin-based-on-quinoline-and-isoquinoline-scaffolds
#6
M Soledade C Pedras, Abbas Abdoli, Vijay K Sarma-Mamillapalle
The detoxification of the phytoalexin brassinin to indole-3-carboxaldehyde and S-methyl dithiocarbamate is catalyzed by brassinin oxidase (BOLm), an inducible fungal enzyme produced by the plant pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans. Twenty-six substituted quinolines and isoquinolines are synthesized and evaluated for antifungal activity against L. maculans and inhibition of BOLm. Eleven compounds that inhibit BOLm activity are reported, of which 3-ethyl-6-phenylquinoline displays the highest inhibitory effect. In general, substituted 3-phenylquinolines show significantly higher inhibitory activities than the corresponding 2-phenylquinolines...
August 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802880/isobutanol-and-2-ketoisovalerate-production-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-via-a-native-pathway
#7
Jinjie Gu, Jidong Zhou, Zhongxi Zhang, Chul Ho Kim, Biao Jiang, Jiping Shi, Jian Hao
Isobutanol is a valuable chemical and is considered a new generation biofuel. Construction of isobutanol synthesis pathways in bacteria is a hot topic in isobutanol production. Here, we show that an isobutanol synthesis pathway exists naturally in Klebsiella pneumoniae; however, this pathway is dormant in the wild-type bacterium. K. pneumoniae is a 2,3-butanediol producer, and the synthesis pathways of 2,3-butanediol, valine and isobutanol all start from condensation of two pyruvate molecules to yield α-acetolactate...
August 9, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800701/a-new-indole-derivative-decreased-sall4-gene-expression-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cell-line-nb4
#8
Zahra Sheikhrezaei, Parisa Heydari, Alireza Farsinezhad, Ahmad Fatemi, Soudeh Khanamani Falahati-Pour, Shokoofeh Darakhshan, Mojgan Noroozi Karimabad, Ali Darekordi, Hossein Khorramdelazad, Gholamhossein Hassanshahi
Background: Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) is a clonal disorder due to bone marrow failure and uncontrolled proliferation of myeloid lineage. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a subtype of AML. Heterocyclic compounds, such as indole, are considered as attractive candidates for cancer therapy, due to their abundance in nature and known biological activity. Sal-like protein (SALL4) is a zinc finger transcription factor involving in the multi-potency of stem cells, in the NB4 cell line...
August 12, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798173/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-endophytic-bacillus-aryabhattai-strain-squ-r12-identified-from-phoenix-dactylifera-l-roots
#9
Mahmoud W Yaish
Bacillus aryabhattai strain SQU-R12 was isolated from date palm seedlings, where it showed a growth-promoting capacity by being able to synthesize indole-3-acetic acid phytohormone and reduce ethylene biosynthesis by producing 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid deaminase. The draft genome sequence of this strain is reported here.
August 10, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796169/cell-surface-and-nuclear-receptors-in-the-colon-as-targets-for-bacterial-metabolites-and-its-relevance-to-colon-health
#10
REVIEW
Sathish Sivaprakasam, Yangzom D Bhutia, Sabarish Ramachandran, Vadivel Ganapathy
The symbiotic co-habitation of bacteria in the host colon is mutually beneficial to both partners. While the host provides the place and food for the bacteria to colonize and live, the bacteria in turn help the host in energy and nutritional homeostasis, development and maturation of the mucosal immune system, and protection against inflammation and carcinogenesis. In this review, we highlight the molecular mediators of the effective communication between the bacteria and the host, focusing on selective metabolites from the bacteria that serve as messengers to the host by acting through selective receptors in the host colon...
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795267/cyp79-p450-monooxygenases-in-gymnosperms-cyp79a118-is-associated-with-the-formation-of-taxiphyllin-in-taxus-baccata
#11
Katrin Luck, Qidong Jia, Meret Huber, Vinzenz Handrick, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, David R Nelson, Feng Chen, Jonathan Gershenzon, Tobias G Köllner
Conifers contain P450 enzymes from the CYP79 family that are involved in cyanogenic glycoside biosynthesis. Cyanogenic glycosides are secondary plant compounds that are widespread in the plant kingdom. Their biosynthesis starts with the conversion of aromatic or aliphatic amino acids into their respective aldoximes, catalysed by N-hydroxylating cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYP) of the CYP79 family. While CYP79s are well known in angiosperms, their occurrence in gymnosperms and other plant divisions containing cyanogenic glycoside-producing plants has not been reported so far...
August 9, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794929/high-frequency-direct-shoot-organogenesis-of-leaf-explants-and-a-comparative-evaluation-of-phytochemicals-antioxidant-potential-of-wild-vs-in-vitro-plant-extracts-of-lysimachia-laxa
#12
Sanjoy Gupta, Tapan Seal, A A Mao, Soneswar Sarma
The present studies were attempted to develop direct shoot organogenesis from in vitro grown leaf explants of Lysimachia laxa and comparative evaluation of phytochemical and antioxidant potential of in vitro raised and wild plants extracts. The fresh leaves of this species are used for deworming gastrointestinal worm infection in traditional medicine. Overexploitation of this species and poor regeneration has led to rapid decline in wild population, therefore, present investigation was attempted to develop an efficient rapid mass propagation protocol for this species...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792478/marine-inspired-2-5-halo-1h-indol-3-yl-n-n-dimethylethanamines-as-modulators-of-serotonin-receptors-an-example-illustrating-the-power-of-bromine-as-part-of-the-uniquely-marine-chemical-space
#13
Mohamed A Ibrahim, Abir T El-Alfy, Kelly Ezel, Mohamed O Radwan, Abbas G Shilabin, Anna J Kochanowska-Karamyan, Howaida I Abd-Alla, Masami Otsuka, Mark T Hamann
In previous studies, we have isolated several marine indole alkaloids and evaluated them in the forced swim test (FST) and locomotor activity test, revealing their potential as antidepressant and sedative drug leads. Amongst the reported metabolites to display such activities was 5-bromo-N,N-dimethyltryptamine. Owing to the importance of the judicious introduction of halogens into drug candidates, we synthesized two series built on a 2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-N,N-dimethylethanamine scaffold with different halogen substitutions...
August 9, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782205/microbiota-derived-tryptophan-indoles-increase-after-gastric-bypass-surgery-and-reduce-intestinal-permeability-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
M Jennis, C R Cavanaugh, G C Leo, J R Mabus, J Lenhard, P J Hornby
BACKGROUND: The diet and microbiome contribute to metabolic disease in part due to increased intestinal inflammation and permeability. Dietary tryptophan is metabolized by both mammalian and bacterial enzymes. Using in vitro, in vivo models, and clinical data, we tested whether bacterial tryptophan indole derivatives underlie the positive benefits of microbiota on inflammation that is associated with metabolic disease. METHODS: In high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice intestinal permeability and plasma endotoxin levels were measured after indole-3-propionic acid (IPA; 20 mg kg(-1) p...
August 7, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771755/pickle-chromatin-remodeling-factor-controls-thermosensory-hypocotyl-growth-of-arabidopsis
#15
Ping Zha, Yanjun Jing, Gang Xu, Rongcheng Lin
Temperature is a major signal that governs plant distribution and shapes plant growth. High ambient temperature promotes plant thermomorphogenesis without significant induction of heat-stress responses. Although much progress of warm temperature-mediated plant growth have been made during recent years, the thermomorphogenic signaling pathway is not well understood. We previously revealed that PICKLE (PKL), an ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling factor, negatively controls photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana...
August 2, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764036/high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-studies-of-sulforaphane-and-indole-3-carbinol-in-broccoli
#16
Maroula G Kokotou, Panagiota-Kyriaki Revelou, Christos Pappas, Violetta Constantinou-Kokotou
Broccoli is a rich source of bioactive compounds. Among them, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol have attracted a lot of attention, since their consumption is associated with reduced risk of cancer. In this work, the development of an efficient and direct method for the simultaneous determination of sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol in broccoli using UPLC-HRMS/MS is described. The correlation coefficient, and limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) were 0.993, 0.77mg/L and 2.35mg/L for sulforaphane and 0...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763708/sensory-role-of-actin-in-auxin-dependent-responses-of-tobacco-by-2
#17
Xiang Huang, Jan Maisch, Peter Nick
Polar auxin transport depends on the polar localization of auxin-efflux carriers. The cycling of these carriers between cell interior and plasma membrane depends on actin. The dynamic of actin not only affects auxin transport, but also changes the auxin-responsiveness. To study the potential link between auxin responsiveness and actin dynamics, we investigated developmental responses of the non-transformed BY-2 (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv Bright Yellow 2) cell line and the transgenic BY-2 strain GF11 (stably transformed BY-2 cells with a GFP-fimbrin actin-binding domain 2 construct)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763213/novel-3-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridin-4-yl-1h-indole-based-multifunctional-ligands-with-antipsychotic-like-mood-modulating-and-procognitive-activity
#18
Adam Bucki, Monika Marcinkowska, Joanna Śniecikowska, Krzysztof Więckowski, Maciej H Pawłowski, Monika Głuch-Lutwin, Anna Gryboś, Agata Siwek, Karolina Pytka, Magdalena Jastrzębska-Więsek, Anna Partyka, Anna Wesołowska, Paweł Mierzejewski, Marcin Kołaczkowski
The most troublesome aspects of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are nowadays addressed by antidepressant, anxiolytic and antipsychotic drugs, often administered off-label. Considering their modest effectiveness in dementia patients, the increased risk of adverse events and cognitive decline, there is an unmet need for well-tolerated and effective therapy of BPSD. We designed and synthesized multifunctional ligands characterized in vitro as high-affinity partial agonists of D2R, antagonists of 5-HT6R and blockers of SERT...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763151/supramolecular-architecture-of-substituted-tetraphenyl-carbo-benzenes-from-the-energetic-viewpoint
#19
Svitlana V Shishkina, Viktoriya V Dyakonenko, Oleg V Shishkin, Valérie Maraval, Remi Chauvin
The use of DFT-calculated energy-vector diagrams (EVDs) featuring the topology of pairwise intermolecular interaction energies is applied to crystals of carbo-benzenes. A homogeneous set of six ideally centrosymmetric tetraphenyl-carbo-benzenes is selected, with various substituents R in para positions: R=4-anisyl, 1-ethyl-2-phenyl-1H-indol-3-yl, 2-chloro-2-(1-ethyl-2-phenyl-1H-indol-3-yl)ethenyl, tetradecyl, and 9,9-dihexyl-9H-fluoren-2-yl, 2-(9,9-dihexyl-9H-fluoren-2-yl)ethynyl. The basic structural motifs (BSMs) of the crystals vary from layers to columns, depending on the size and shape of the substituents R...
August 1, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762035/characterization-of-a-novel-nitrilase-bgc4-from-paraburkholderia-graminis-showing-wide-spectrum-substrate-specificity-a-potential-versatile-biocatalyst-for-the-degradation-of-nitriles
#20
Haiyang Fan, Lifeng Chen, Huihui Sun, Hualei Wang, Qinghai Liu, Yuhong Ren, Dongzhi Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biodegradation of nitriles via the nitrilase-mediated pathway. RESULTS: A novel nitrilase, BGC4, was identified from proteobacteria Paraburkholderia graminis CD41M and its potential for use in biodegradation of toxic nitriles in industrial effluents was studied. BGC4 was overexpressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3), the recombinant protein was purified and its enzymatic properties analysed. Maximum activity of BGC4 nitrilase was at 30 °C and pH 7...
July 31, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
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