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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341868/transcriptional-evidence-for-crosstalk-between-ja-and-et-or-sa-during-root-knot-nematode-invasion-in-tomato
#1
Wenchao Zhao, Xiaoxuan Zhou, Hui Lei, Jingwei Fan, Rui Yang, Zilong Li, Canli Hu, Mengyan Li, Fukuan Zhao, Shaohui Wang
Previous studies have demonstrated that jasmonic acid (JA) reduces root-knot nematode (RKN) infections in tomato plants. RKN invasion is sensed by roots, and root-derived JA signaling activates systemic defense responses, though this is poorly understood. Here, we investigate variations in the RKN-induced transcriptome in scion phloem between two tomato plant grafts: CM/CM (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill. cv. Castlemart) and CM/spr2 (a JA-deficient mutant). A total of 8,716 genes were differentially expressed in the scion phloem of the plants with JA-deficient rootstock...
December 20, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339777/regulation-of-the-response-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-to-simulated-microgravity-by-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling
#2
Wenjie Li, Daoyong Wang, Dayong Wang
The in vivo function of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling in regulating the response to simulated microgravity is still largely unclear. Using Caenorhabditis elegans as an assay system, we investigated the in vivo function of p38 MAPK signaling in regulating the response of animals to simulated microgravity and the underlying molecular mechanism. Simulated microgravity treatment significantly increased the transcriptional expressions of genes (pmk-1, sek-1, and nsy-1) encoding core p38 MAPK signaling pathway and the expression of phosphorylated PMK-1/p38 MAPK...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339397/hsfa1a-is-essential-for-mi-1-2-mediated-resistance-to-meloidogyne-incognita-and-regulates-wfi1-transcription-and-h2o2-production
#3
Jie Zhou, Xuechen Xu, Jiajian Cao, Lingling Yin, Xiaojian Xia, Kai Shi, Yanhong Zhou, Jingquan Yu
Plants, especially those with resistance (R) genes, generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the apoplast in response to pathogen attack; however, how this process is activated remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that root-knot nematode (RKN, Meloidogyne incognita) infection rapidly induces ROS accumulation and the hypersensitive response (HR) in the roots of tomato plants with the R gene Mi-1.2 but rarely does so in the susceptible or Mi-1.2-silenced resistant genotypes. While RKN induces the expression of numerous class-A heat shock factor (HsfA) genes in resistant tomato, only silencing of HsfA1a gene compromises Mi-1...
January 16, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338795/the-first-report-of-xenorhabdus-indica-from-steinernema-pakistanense-co-phylogenetic-study-suggests-co-speciation-between-x-indica-and-its-steinernematid-nematodes
#4
A H Bhat, A K Chaubey, V Půža
During a survey in agricultural fields of the sub-humid region of Meerut district, India, two strains of entomopathogenic nematodes, labelled CS31 and CS32, were isolated using the Galleria baiting technique. Based on morphological and morphometric studies, and molecular data, the nematodes were identified as Steinernema pakistanense, making this finding the first report of this species from India. For the first time, we performed a molecular and biochemical characterization of the bacterial symbiont of S. pakistanense...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338709/wormachine-machine-learning-based-phenotypic-analysis-tool-for-worms
#5
Adam Hakim, Yael Mor, Itai Antoine Toker, Amir Levine, Moran Neuhof, Yishai Markovitz, Oded Rechavi
BACKGROUND: Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes are powerful model organisms, yet quantification of visible phenotypes is still often labor-intensive, biased, and error-prone. We developed WorMachine, a three-step MATLAB-based image analysis software that allows (1) automated identification of C. elegans worms, (2) extraction of morphological features and quantification of fluorescent signals, and (3) machine learning techniques for high-level analysis. RESULTS: We examined the power of WorMachine using five separate representative assays: supervised classification of binary-sex phenotype, scoring continuous-sexual phenotypes, quantifying the effects of two different RNA interference treatments, and measuring intracellular protein aggregation...
January 16, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335213/jietacins-azoxy-antibiotics-with-potent-nematocidal-activity-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-against-parasitic-nematodes
#6
Akihiro Sugawara, Masahiko Kubo, Tomoyasu Hirose, Kyoichi Yahagi, Noriaki Tsunoda, Yoshihiko Noguchi, Takuji Nakashima, Yoko Takahashi, Claudia Welz, Dennis Mueller, Christina Mertens, Johannes Koebberling, Satoshi Ōmura, Toshiaki Sunazuka
Jietacins, an azoxy antibiotic class of chemicals, were isolated from the culture broth of Streptomyces sp. KP-197. They have a unique structural motif, including a vinyl azoxy group and a long acyclic aliphatic chain, which is usually branched but non-branched in the case of jietacin C. During a drug discovery program, we found that jietacins display potent anthelmintic activity against parasitic nematodes and that jietacin A has a moderate or low acute toxicity (LD50 > 300 mg/kg) and no mutagenic potential in a mini Ames screen...
December 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334340/identification-of-anti-filarial-leads-against-aspartate-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-of-wolbachia-endosymbiont-of-brugia-malayi-combined-molecular-docking-and-molecular-dynamics-approaches
#7
Dhamodharan Prabhu, Sundaraj Rajamanikandan, Mathimaran Amala, Surekha Kanagarajan, Jeyaraman Jeyakanthan
Lymphatic filariasis is a debilitating vector borne parasitic disease that infects human lymphatic system by nematode Brugia malayi. Currently available anti-filarial drugs are effective only on the larval stages of parasite. So far, no effective drugs are available for humans to treat filarial infections. In this regard, aspartate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (ASDase) in lysine biosynthetic pathway from Wolbachia endosymbiont Brugia malayi represents an attractive therapeutic target for the development of novel anti-filarial agents...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333560/a-design-of-experiment-approach-for-efficient-multi-parametric-drug-testing-using-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model
#8
M C Letizia, M Cornaglia, G Tranchida, R Trouillon, M A M Gijs
When studying the drug effectiveness towards a target model, one should distinguish the effects of the drug itself and of all the other factors that could influence the screening outcome. This comprehensive knowledge is crucial, especially when model organisms are used to study the drug effect at a systemic level, as a higher number of factors can influence the drug-testing outcome. Covering the entire experimental domain and studying the effect of the simultaneous change in several factors would require numerous experiments, which are costly and time-consuming...
January 15, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332288/ros-and-cell-death-in-tomato-roots-infected-by-meloidogyne-incognita
#9
Paola Leonetti
Phytoparasitic nematodes are plant pests causing serious problems to a broad range of hosts, and Meloidogyne species are widely recognized as the most damaging among the root knot nematode groups. During the incompatible interaction between avirulent pathogens and resistant tomato cultivars, juvenile nematode invasions provoke a defense cascade, culminating in hypersensitive responses. Methods to detect the key molecules involved in oxidative metabolism of the infected tomato roots are described here.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331268/the-population-biology-and-transmission-dynamics-of-loa-loa
#10
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Charles Whittaker, Martin Walker, Sébastien D S Pion, Cédric B Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq, María-Gloria Basáñez
Endemic to Central Africa, loiasis - or African eye worm (caused by the filarial nematode Loa loa) - affects more than 10 million people. Despite causing ocular and systemic symptoms, it has typically been considered a benign condition, only of public health relevance because it impedes mass drug administration-based interventions against onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis in co-endemic areas. Recent research has challenged this conception, demonstrating excess mortality associated with high levels of infection, implying that loiasis warrants attention as an intrinsic public health problem...
January 10, 2018: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329628/spirocerca-lupi-induced-oesophageal-neoplasia-predictors-of-surgical-outcome
#11
Paolo Pazzi, Anastasia Kavkovsky, Anna Shipov, Gilad Segev, Eran Dvir
Canine spirocercosis is caused by the nematode Spirocerca lupi. Migration results in oesophageal fibro-inflammatory nodules that may undergo neoplastic transformation. No studies have assessed pre- or post-surgical prognostic indicators in dogs that undergo intervention for S. lupi induced oesophageal neoplasia. This observational, multi-center study aimed to assess the outcome of dogs with Spirocerca induced sarcoma undergoing endoscopic-guided ablation (n = 12) or surgery (n = 18), and identify prognostic indicators...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329626/applicability-of-flotac%C3%A2-technique-in-recovering-equine-strongyle-larvae-in-the-pasture-a-comparison-study
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Ingrid Carla do Nascimento Ramos, Rafael Antonio do Nascimento Ramos, Victor Fernando de Santana Lima, Alessio Giannelli, Irma Yaneth Torres López, Leucio Câmara Alves
The FLOTAC® technique represents a highly sensitive method for the isolation of oocysts, eggs, and larvae of parasites in faeces. This assay could be used for detecting free-living stages of nematodes in the pasture but no attempt has been assessed so far. Therefore, the performance of FLOTAC® technique for isolating infective larvae of nematodes in the environment was investigated and compared with the spontaneous sedimentation (SST) and centrifugal sedimentation (CST) techniques. The study was conducted in a horse farm located in northeastern Brazil, where the occurrence of strongyle larvae had been previously reported...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329625/immune-development-and-performance-characteristics-of-romney-sheep-selected-for-either-resistance-or-resilience-to-gastrointestinal-nematodes
#13
A W Greer, J L McKenzie, R W McAnulty, J F Huntley, T N McNeilly
Immunological and performance characteristics were explored in Romney sheep from lines selected for either resistance or resilience to parasite infection. At a mean 78 days-of-age, twin lambs from a line selected for resistance (RT) and lambs from a line selected for resilience (RL) were infected with the intestinal nematode Trichostrongylus colubriformis for 100 days (I) while their twin remained as an uninfected control (C). Compared with RL, RT animals had lower levels of circulating CD4+ T-cells (P = 0...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329490/nematode-eggs-observed-in-cytology-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-diagnostic-for-intramedullary-spirocerca-lupi-spinal-cord-migration
#14
Sigal Klainbart, Orit Chai, Rafael Vaturi, Kira Rapoport, Itamar Aroch, Merav Hagar Shamir
Spinal spirocercosis due to aberrant Spirocerca lupi nematode migration is an emerging etiology for acute myelitis in dogs in Israel, causing severe, mostly nonsymmetrical hind limb paresis or paralysis, and sometimes tetraparesis or tetraparalysis. So far, incidental identification of parasites during spinal surgery or at necropsy provides the only definite diagnosis, while antemortem diagnosis of this condition has been uncertain. Specifically, antemortem diagnosis is based on the typical clinical presentation of acute, progressive, asymmetrical hind limb paresis or paralysis, with moderate to severe eosinophilic to mixed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis and increased CSF protein concentration...
January 12, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327647/afrina-sporoboliae-sp-n-nematoda-anguinidae-associated-with-sporobolus-cryptandrus-torr-a-gray-from-idaho-usa-phylogenetic-relationships-and-population-structure
#15
Bianca L Barrantes-Infante, Brenda K Schroeder, Sergei A Subbotin, Timothy D Murray
The dropseed gall-forming nematode, Afrina sporoboliae sp. n., is described from seed galls of Sporobolus cryptandrus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Sporobolinae) collected in Idaho, USA. This is the third report of an Afrina species in North America and the first report of this genus in a natural plant population on this continent. Morphological, morphometric, and molecular analyses placed this nematode in genus Afrina and demonstrated that it differs from Af. hyparrheniae and Af. spermophaga by having longer body and stylet lengths for females and males, and from Af...
January 12, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327412/partial-proteome-of-the-corynetoxin-producing-gram-positive-bacterium-rathayibacter-toxicus
#16
Christine M Fennessey, Michael B McMahon, Aaron Sechler, Jaclyn Kaiser, WesleyFixed The Affiliations M Garrett, Matthew A Tancos, Douglas G Luster, Elizabeth E Rogers, William L Schneider
Rathayibacter toxicus is a Gram-positive bacterium that is the causative agent of annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT), a disease that causes devastating losses in the Australian livestock industry. R. toxicus exhibits a complex life cycle, using the nematode Anguina funesta as a physical vector to carry it up to the seed head of the host plant. ARGT is caused by a tunicamycin-like corynetoxin that is produced in R. toxicus-infected seed galls. We analyzed protein expression in R. toxicus under stationary growth phase conditions to obtain a more complete understanding of the biology of this organism and identify potential targets for immunoassay development...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327360/aboveground-herbivory-induced-jasmonates-disproportionately-reduce-plant-reproductive-potential-by-facilitating-root-nematode-infestation
#17
Ricardo A R Machado, Carla C M Arce, Michael A McClure, Ian T Baldwin, Matthias Erb
Different plant-feeders, including insects and parasitic nematodes, can influence each other by triggering systemic changes in their shared host plants. In most cases however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear, and the consequences for plant fitness are not well understood. We studied the interaction between leaf feeding Manduca sexta caterpillars and root parasitic nematodes in Nicotiana attenuata. Simulated Manduca sexta attack increased the abundance of root parasitic nematodes in the field and facilitated Meloidogyne incognita reproduction in the glasshouse...
January 12, 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327323/inclusion-complex-and-nanoclusters-of-cyclodextrin-to-increase-the-solubility-and-efficacy-of-albendazole
#18
P A Pacheco, L N C Rodrigues, J F S Ferreira, A C P Gomes, C J Veríssimo, H Louvandini, R L D Costa, L M Katiki
Albendazole (ABZ), a benzimidazole widely used to control gastrointestinal parasites, is poorly soluble in water, resulting in variable and incomplete bioavailability. This has favored the appearance ABZ-resistant nematodes and, consequently, an increase in its clinical ineffectiveness. Among the pharmaceutical techniques developed to increase drug efficacy, cyclodextrins (CDs) and other polymers have been extensively used with water-insoluble pharmaceutical drugs to increase their solubility and availability...
January 11, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327317/transcript-levels-of-members-of-the-slc2-and-slc5-families-of-glucose-transport-proteins-in-eel-swimbladder-tissue-the-influence-of-silvering-and-the-influence-of-a-nematode-infection
#19
Gabriel Schneebauer, David Mauracher, Birgit Fiechtner, Bernd Pelster
The rate of glucose metabolism has been shown to be correlated to glucose uptake in swimbladder gas gland cells. Therefore, it is assumed that in the European eel silvering, i.e., the preparation of the eel for the spawning migration to the Sargasso Sea, coincides with an enhanced capacity for glucose uptake. To test this hypothesis expression of all known glucose transport proteins has been assessed at the transcript level in yellow and in silver eels, and we also included Anguillicola crassus infected swimbladders...
January 11, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325570/de-novo-assembly-of-the-complex-genome-of-nippostrongylus-brasiliensis-using-minion-long-reads
#20
David Eccles, Jodie Chandler, Mali Camberis, Bernard Henrissat, Sergey Koren, Graham Le Gros, Jonathan J Ewbank
BACKGROUND: Eukaryotic genome assembly remains a challenge in part due to the prevalence of complex DNA repeats. This is a particularly acute problem for holocentric nematodes because of the large number of satellite DNA sequences found throughout their genomes. These have been recalcitrant to most genome sequencing methods. At the same time, many nematodes are parasites and some represent a serious threat to human health. There is a pressing need for better molecular characterization of animal and plant parasitic nematodes...
January 11, 2018: BMC Biology
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