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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445075/dried-plum-ingestion-increases-the-osteoblastogenic-capacity-of-human-serum
#1
Paulina Delgado Cuenca, Lama Almaiman, Simon Schenk, Mark Kern, Shirin Hooshmand
In cell culture studies, dried plum (Prunus domestica L.) polyphenols increased osteoblast alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, mineralized nodule formation, and the expression of the bone marker genes runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) and osterix. The purpose of this study was to determine whether human serum collected 1 and 2 h after dried plum ingestion influenced osteoblast cell activity and gene expression. Five healthy women ingested 100 g of dried plum, and serum samples were collected at baseline (before dried plum ingestion) and 1 and 2 h postingestion of dried plum...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443103/genotyping-by-sequencing-for-snp-based-linkage-analysis-and-identification-of-qtls-linked-to-fruit-quality-traits-in-japanese-plum-prunus-salicina-lindl
#2
Juan A Salazar, Igor Pacheco, Paulina Shinya, Patricio Zapata, Claudia Silva, Mallikarjuna Aradhya, Dianne Velasco, David Ruiz, Pedro Martínez-Gómez, Rodrigo Infante
Marker-assisted selection (MAS) in stone fruit (Prunus species) breeding is currently difficult to achieve due to the polygenic nature of the most relevant agronomic traits linked to fruit quality. Genotyping by sequencing (GBS), however, provides a large quantity of useful data suitable for fine mapping using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) from a reference genome. In this study, GBS was used to genotype 272 seedlings of three F1 Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl) progenies derived from crossing "98-99" (as a common female parent) with "Angeleno," "September King," and "September Queen" as male parents...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441955/self-in-compatibility-in-apricot-germplasm-is-controlled-by-two-major-loci-s-and-m
#3
Juan Vicente Muñoz-Sanz, Elena Zuriaga, Inmaculada López, María L Badenes, Carlos Romero
BACKGROUND: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) exhibits a gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI) system and it is mostly considered as a self-incompatible species though numerous self-compatible exceptions occur. These are mainly linked to the mutated S C-haplotype carrying an insertion in the S-locus F-box gene that leads to a truncated protein. However, two S-locus unlinked pollen-part mutations (PPMs) termed m and m' have also been reported to confer self-compatibility (SC) in the apricot cultivars 'Canino' and 'Katy', respectively...
April 26, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428840/an-internet-based-platform-for-the-estimation-of-outcrossing-potential-between-cultivated-and-chilean-vascular-plants
#4
Pablo Cid, Carlos Aguirre, Miguel Ángel Sánchez, Daniel Zamorano, Maritza Mihoc, Erika Salazar, Gustavo Chacón, Humberto Navarrete, Marcelo Rosas, Humberto Prieto
A national-scale study of outcrossing potential within Chilean vascular flora was conducted using an upgraded algorithm, which adds parameters such as pollinator agents, climate, and geographic conditions. Datasets were organized and linked in a Web platform (www.flujogenico.cl), in which the development of a total outcrossing potential (TOP) predictor was formulated. The TOP predictor is the engine in the Web platform, which models the effect of a type of agricultural practice on others (coexistence calculation mode) and on the environment (biodiversity calculation mode)...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412858/profile-of-lipophilic-antioxidants-in-the-by-products-recovered-from-six-cultivars-of-sour-cherry-prunus-cerasus-l
#5
Vitalijs Radenkovs, Daina Feldmane
The content of tocochromanols and carotenoids in kernels recovered from fruit pits of six sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) cultivars was studied. The highest concentration was noted for γ-T (23.50-52.76 mg/100 g dry weight basis (dw)). Considerably, lower amounts compared to γ-T were detected for α-T, δ-T and α-T3 (5.74-13.33, 2.74-4.54 and 0.30-1.16 mg/100 g dw, respectively). The β-T and γ-T3 were quantified only in minor levels. The total amount of tocochromanols was in the range 41.69-63.48 mg/100 g dw...
April 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407490/co2-effects-on-the-waterlogging-response-of-gisela-5-and-gisela-6-prunus-cerasusxprunus-canescens-sweet-cherry-prunus-avium-rootstocks
#6
Margarita Pérez-Jiménez, María Hernández-Munuera, M Carmen Piñero, Gregorio López-Ortega, Francisco M Del Amor
Climate change is submitting countries of the Mediterranean arc to periods of drought alternating with heavy rain and waterlogging. Eventual floods along with the rising CO2 in the atmosphere present an unpredictable scenario that affects crop survival. The effect of both stresses combined has been studied in sweet cherry plants. 'Gisela 5' and 'Gisela 6' were evaluated as rootstocks of the sweet cherry cultivar 'Burlat'. Plants were placed in a controlled-climate chamber for 7days, then they were submitted to waterlogging for another 7days and the response to this stress and the subsequent recovery were studied (7 more days)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400845/wound-healing-effects-of-prunus-yedoensis-matsumura-bark-in-scalded-rats
#7
Jin-Ho Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Mi-Hwa Lee, Bumjung Kim, Khanita Suman Chinannai, Heseung Hur, Inhye Ham, Ho-Young Choi
Pruni Cortex has been used to treat asthma, measles, cough, urticaria, pruritus, and dermatitis in traditional Korean medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Prunus yedoensis Matsumura bark methanol extract (PYE) on scald-induced dorsal skin wounds in rats. Scalds were produced in Sprague-Dawley rats with 100°C water and treated with 5% and 20% PYE (using Vaseline as a base), silver sulfadiazine (SSD), and Vaseline once a day for 21 days, beginning 24 hours after scald by treatment group allocation...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399812/comparative-transcriptome-profiling-and-morphology-provide-insights-into-endocarp-cleaving-of-apricot-cultivar-prunus-armeniaca-l
#8
Xiao Zhang, Lijie Zhang, Qiuping Zhang, Jiayu Xu, Weisheng Liu, Wenxuan Dong
BACKGROUND: A complete and hardened endocarp is a typical trait of drupe fruits. However, the 'Liehe' (LE) apricot cultivar has a thin, soft, cleavable endocarp that represents 60.39% and 63.76% of the thickness and lignin content, respectively, of the 'Jinxihong' (JG) apricot (with normal hardened-endocarp). To understand the molecular mechanisms behind the LE apricot phenotype, comparative transcriptomes of Prunus armeniaca L. were sequenced using Illumina HiSeq™ 2500. RESULTS: In this study, we identified 63,170 unigenes including 15,469 genes >1000 bp and 25,356 genes with Gene Function annotation...
April 11, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392892/evaluation-of-multiple-approaches-to-identify-genome-wide-polymorphisms-in-closely-related-genotypes-of-sweet-cherry-prunus-avium-l
#9
Seanna Hewitt, Benjamin Kilian, Ramyya Hari, Tyson Koepke, Richard Sharpe, Amit Dhingra
Identification of genetic polymorphisms and subsequent development of molecular markers is important for marker assisted breeding of superior cultivars of economically important species. Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) is an economically important non-climacteric tree fruit crop in the Rosaceae family and has undergone a genetic bottleneck due to breeding, resulting in limited genetic diversity in the germplasm that is utilized for breeding new cultivars. Therefore, it is critical to recognize the best platforms for identifying genome-wide polymorphisms that can help identify, and consequently preserve, the diversity in a genetically constrained species...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382283/protective-effect-of-white-fleshed-peach-prunus-persica-l-batsch-on-chronic-nicotine-induced-toxicity
#10
Hyun-Jeong Kim, Kwang-Kyun Park, Won-Yoon Chung, Sun Kyoung Lee, Ki-Rim Kim
BACKGROUND: Nicotine is a major toxic component of tobacco smoke and has been recognized as a risk factor to induce oxidative tissue damage, which is a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, lung-related diseases, and cancers. Peaches (Prunus persica) have been used for the treatment of degenerative disorders, such as hypermenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and infertility in Asian countries. In this study, we investigated the effects of white-fleshed peach on the excretion of nicotine metabolites and 1-hydroxypyrene in smokers and chronic nicotine-induced tissue damages in mice...
March 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382047/genome-wide-identification-expression-patterns-and-functional-analysis-of-udp-glycosyltransferase-family-in-peach-prunus-persica-l-batsch
#11
Boping Wu, Liuxiao Gao, Jie Gao, Yaying Xu, Hongru Liu, Xiangmei Cao, Bo Zhang, Kunsong Chen
Peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) is a commercial grown fruit trees, important because of its essential nutrients and flavor promoting secondary metabolites. The glycosylation processes mediated by UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs) play an important role in regulating secondary metabolites availability. Identification and characterization of peach UGTs is therefore a research priority. A total of 168 peach UGT genes that distributed unevenly across chromosomes were identified based on their conserved PSPG motifs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369322/impact-of-prolonged-absence-of-low-temperature-on-adult-eclosion-patterns-of-western-cherry-fruit-fly-diptera-tephritidae
#12
Lisa G Neven, Wee L Yee
Western cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens (Curran) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is a serious pest of cherries (Prunus spp.) in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Previous research suggests that R. indifferens is unlikely to establish in commercial cherry production areas in California and in tropical export markets because cold temperatures, below 5 °C, in those regions appear insufficient to complete diapause. However, it is unclear how prolonged absence of cold exposure affects diapause termination in R...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351057/genome-wide-identification-and-analysis-of-the-type-b-authentic-response-regulator-gene-family-in-peach-prunus-persica
#13
Jingjue Zeng, Xudong Zhu, Muhammad S Haider, Xicheng Wang, Cheng Zhang, Chen Wang
The type-B authentic response regulator (ARR-B) family members serve as DNA-binding transcriptional regulators, whose activities are probably regulated by phosphorylation/dephosphorylation, resulting in the rapid induction of type-A ARR genes. Type-B ARRs are believed to be involved in many biological processes, including cytokinin signaling, plant growth, and stress responses through a chaperone or by isomerization of proline residues during protein folding. The public availability of complete peach genome sequences allows the identification of 23 ARR-B genes by HMMER and blast analysis...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344586/comparative-transcriptome-reveals-benzenoid-biosynthesis-regulation-as-inducer-of-floral-scent-in-the-woody-plant-prunus-mume
#14
Kai Zhao, Weiru Yang, Yuzhen Zhou, Jie Zhang, Yushu Li, Sagheer Ahmad, Qixiang Zhang
Mei (Prunus mume) is a peculiar woody ornamental plant famous for its inviting fragrance in winter. However, in this valuable plant, the mechanism behind floral volatile development remains poorly defined. Therefore, to explore the floral scent formation, a comparative transcriptome was conducted in order to identify the global transcripts specifying flower buds and blooming flowers of P. mume. Differentially expressed genes were identified between the two different stages showing great discrepancy in floral volatile production...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336950/dual-regulation-of-water-retention-and-cell-growth-by-a-stress-associated-protein-sap-gene-in-prunus
#15
Alba Lloret, Ana Conejero, Carmen Leida, César Petri, Francisco Gil-Muñoz, Lorenzo Burgos, María Luisa Badenes, Gabino Ríos
We have identified a gene (PpSAP1) of Prunus persica coding for a stress-associated protein (SAP) containing Zn-finger domains A20 and AN1. SAPs have been described as regulators of the abiotic stress response in plant species, emerging as potential candidates for improvement of stress tolerance in plants. PpSAP1 was highly expressed in leaves and dormant buds, being down-regulated before bud dormancy release. PpSAP1 expression was moderately induced by water stresses and heat in buds. In addition, it was found that PpSAP1 strongly interacts with polyubiquitin proteins in the yeast two-hybrid system...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317705/comparison-of-old-cherry-cultivars-grown-in-czech-republic-by-chemical-composition-and-bioactive-compounds
#16
Agnieszka Nawirska-Olszańska, Joanna Kolniak-Ostek, Maciej Oziembłowski, Alena Ticha, Radomir Hyšpler, Zdenek Zadak, Pavla Židová, Frantisek Paprstein
Sweet cherry fruits are readily consumed by humans, and they contain significant quantities of bioactive compounds. Fifteen sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) old cultivars grown in the Czech Republic were examined. In fresh fruits the contents of sugars, organic acids, and phenolic compounds, and antioxidant capacity were determined. The analyses showed that the fruits of sweet cherry are characterized by high contents of bioactive compounds. Four organic acids - malic, quinic, shikimic, and fumaric acid - were determined in examined fruits...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286531/a-review-of-the-potential-of-phytochemicals-from-prunus-africana-hook-f-kalkman-stem-bark-for-chemoprevention-and-chemotherapy-of-prostate-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Richard Komakech, Youngmin Kang, Jun-Hwan Lee, Francis Omujal
Prostate cancer remains one of the major causes of death worldwide. In view of the limited treatment options for patients with prostate cancer, preventive and treatment approaches based on natural compounds can play an integral role in tackling this disease. Recent evidence supports the beneficial effects of plant-derived phytochemicals as chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents for various cancers, including prostate cancer. Prunus africana has been used for generations in African traditional medicine to treat prostate cancer...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284188/the-peach-v2-0-release-high-resolution-linkage-mapping-and-deep-resequencing-improve-chromosome-scale-assembly-and-contiguity
#18
Ignazio Verde, Jerry Jenkins, Luca Dondini, Sabrina Micali, Giulia Pagliarani, Elisa Vendramin, Roberta Paris, Valeria Aramini, Laura Gazza, Laura Rossini, Daniele Bassi, Michela Troggio, Shengqiang Shu, Jane Grimwood, Stefano Tartarini, Maria Teresa Dettori, Jeremy Schmutz
BACKGROUND: The availability of the peach genome sequence has fostered relevant research in peach and related Prunus species enabling the identification of genes underlying important horticultural traits as well as the development of advanced tools for genetic and genomic analyses. The first release of the peach genome (Peach v1.0) represented a high-quality WGS (Whole Genome Shotgun) chromosome-scale assembly with high contiguity (contig L50 214.2 kb), large portions of mapped sequences (96%) and high base accuracy (99...
March 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274450/the-relationship-between-the-anthocyanin-and-vitamin-c-contents-of-red-fleshed-sweet-cherries-and-the-ability-of-fruit-digests-to-reduce-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-caco-2-cells
#19
Sze Ying Leong, David J Burritt, Alice Hocquel, Ari Penberthy, Indrawati Oey
The present work investigated the bioprotective capacities of red-fleshed sweet cherry cultivars (Prunus avium; Lapins, Stella, Sweetheart and Staccato), with distinct differences in anthocyanins and vitamin C contents, on human intestinal Caco-2 cells exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress. Three assays of cell health, the 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium-bromide cell viability assay, the lactate dehydrogenase membrane leakage assay and nitric oxide production, were used to determine if these cherry digests differed in their ability to protect Caco-2 cells from H2O2...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267924/pathogen-induced-leaf-chlorosis-products-of-chlorophyll-breakdown-found-in-degreened-leaves-of-phytoplasma-infected-apple-malus-%C3%A3-domestica-borkh-and-apricot-prunus-armeniaca-l-trees-relate-to-the-pheophorbide-a-oxygenase-phyllobilin-pathway
#20
Cecilia Mittelberger, Hacer Yalcinkaya, Christa Pichler, Johanna Gasser, Gerhard Scherzer, Theresia Erhart, Sandra Schumacher, Barbara Holzner, Katrin Janik, Peter Robatscher, Thomas Müller, Bernhard Kräutler, Michael Oberhuber
Phytoplasmoses such as apple proliferation (AP) and European stone fruit yellows (ESFY) cause severe economic losses in fruit production. A common symptom of both phytoplasma diseases is early yellowing or leaf chlorosis. Even though chlorosis is a well-studied symptom of biotic and abiotic stresses, its biochemical pathways are hardly known. In particular, in this context, a potential role of the senescence-related pheophorbide a oxygenase/phyllobilin (PaO/PB) pathway is elusive, which degrades chlorophyll (Chl) to phyllobilins (PBs), most notably to colorless nonfluorescent Chl catabolites (NCCs)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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