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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239231/genome-wide-discovery-of-dna-polymorphisms-in-mei-prunus-mume-sieb-et-zucc-an-ornamental-woody-plant-with-contrasting-tree-architecture-and-their-functional-relevance-for-weeping-trait
#1
Jie Zhang, Kai Zhao, Dan Hou, Junhuo Cai, Qixiang Zhang, Tangren Cheng, Huitang Pan, Weiru Yang
Next-generation sequencing technologies provide opportunities to ascertain the genetic basis of phenotypic differences, even in the closely related cultivars via detection of large amount of DNA polymorphisms. In this study, we performed whole-genome re-sequencing of two mei cultivars with contrasting tree architecture. 75.87 million 100 bp pair-end reads were generated, with 92 % coverage of the genome. Re-sequencing data of two former upright mei cultivars were applied for detecting DNA polymorphisms, since we were more interested in variations conferring weeping trait...
2017: Plant Molecular Biology Reporter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238071/acyl-coa-oxidase-1-is-involved-in-%C3%AE-decalactone-release-from-peach-prunus-persica-fruit
#2
Liping Zhang, Haiyan Li, Ling Gao, Yujie Qi, Wanyi Fu, Xiongwei Li, Xiang Zhou, Qikang Gao, Zhongshan Gao, Huijuan Jia
γ-Decalactone accumulation in peach mesocarp was highly correlated with ACX enzyme activity and natural PpACX1 content. Adding the purified recombinant PpACX1 induced γ-decalactone biosynthesis in cultured mesocarp discs in vitro. Previous gene expression studies have implied that acyl coenzyme A oxidase (ACX) is related to lactones synthesis, the characteristic aroma compounds of peach. Here, we analysed the correlation between γ-decalactone content and ACX enzyme activity in mesocarp of five different types of fully ripe peach varieties...
February 25, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224001/overexpression-of-prunus-mume-dehydrin-genes-in-tobacco-enhances-tolerance-to-cold-and-drought
#3
Fei Bao, Dongliang Du, Yang An, Weiru Yang, Jia Wang, Tangren Cheng, Qixiang Zhang
Dehydrins, known as group 2 or D-11 family late-embryogenesis-abundant (LEA) proteins, play important roles in plant growth and stress tolerance. Six dehydrin genes were previously identified from the genome of Prunus mume. In this study, five of them (PmLEA8, PmLEA10, PmLEA19, PmLEA20, and PmLEA29) were cloned from cold-resistant P. mume 'Beijingyudie'. Real-time RT-PCR analysis indicated that all these genes could be up-regulated by one or several treatments (ABA, SA, low temperature, high temperature, PEG, and NaCl treatments)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223989/ufgt-the-key-enzyme-associated-with-the-petals-variegation-in-japanese-apricot
#4
Xinxin Wu, Qinghua Gong, Xiaopeng Ni, Yong Zhou, Zhihong Gao
Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb.et Zucc.) is an important ornamental plant in China. One of the traits of petals color variegation is attractive, but its formation mechanism is unclear. In our study, RNA-seq technology was employed to characterize the transcriptome response to the mutation of "Fuban Tiaozhi" associated with petals variegation in Japanese apricot. As a result, 4,579,040 (white-flowered, WF) and 7,269,883 (red-flowered, RF) reads were mapped to P. persica genes, while 5,006,676 (WF) and 7,907,436 (RF) were mapped to P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216368/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cysticidal-activity-of-extracts-and-isolated-flavanone-from-the-bark-of-prunus-serotina-a-bio-guided-study
#5
Francisca Palomares-Alonso, Irma Susana Rojas-Tomé, Guadalupe Palencia Hernández, María Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes, Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Angélica González-Maciel, Andrea Ramos-Morales, Rosalba Santiago-Reyes, Nelly Castro, Iliana González-Hernández, Yadira Rufino-González, Helgi Jung-Cook
Currently, neurocysticercosis treatment involves two drugs: albendazole and praziquantel; however, their efficacy is suboptimal and new cysticidal drugs are needed. The present paper reports the cysticidal activity of extracts of the bark from Prunus serotina against Taenia crassiceps cysts and the isolation and identification of the main components of the most active extract. Results showed that all extracts displayed in vitro cysticidal activity (EC50=17.9-88.5μg/mL), being the methanolic the most active and selective...
February 16, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207815/generalist-dispersers-promote-germination-of-an-alien-fleshy-fruited-tree-invading-natural-grasslands
#6
Martín Raúl Amodeo, María Belén Vázquez, Sergio Martín Zalba
Plants with animal-dispersed fruits seem to overcome the barriers that limit their spread into new habitats more easily than other invasive plants and, at the same time, they pose special difficulties for containment, control or eradication. The effects of animals on plant propagules can be very diverse, with positive, neutral or negative consequences for germination and recruitment. Moreover, the environmental conditions where the seeds are deposited and where the post-dispersal processes take place can be crucial for their fate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202904/genome-wide-dna-de-methylation-is-associated-with-noninfectious-bud-failure-exhibition-in-almond-prunus-dulcis-mill-d-a-webb
#7
Jonathan Fresnedo-Ramírez, Helen M Chan, Dan E Parfitt, Carlos H Crisosto, Thomas M Gradziel
Noninfectious bud-failure (BF) remains a major threat to almond production in California, particularly with the recent rapid expansion of acreage and as more intensive cultural practices and modern cultivars are adopted. BF has been shown to be inherited in both vegetative and sexual progeny, with exhibition related to the age and propagation history of scion clonal sources. These characteristics suggest an epigenetic influence, such as the loss of juvenility mediated by DNA-(de)methylation. Various degrees of BF have been reported among cultivars as well as within sources of clonal propagation of the same cultivar...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202328/discovery-of-hyaluronidase-inhibitors-from-natural-products-and-their-mechanistic-characterization-under-dmso-perturbed-assay-conditions
#8
Keisuke Tomohara, Tomohiro Ito, Saika Onikata, Atsushi Kato, Isao Adachi
The present study discovered four novel hyaluronan-degrading enzyme (hyaluronidase) inhibitors including chikusetsusaponins and catechins through the activity-guided separation of Panax japonicus and Prunus salicina, respectively. Although the discovery resulted in identification of usual frequent hitters, subsequent mechanistic characterizations under our DMSO-perturbed assay conditions and related protocols revealed that chikusetusaponin IV would serve as an aggregating and non-specific binding inhibitor, while (-)-epicatechin would interact specifically with enzyme at the catalytic site or more likely at a kind of catechin-binding site with a relatively week inhibitory activity...
January 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193437/effects-of-calcium-treatment-and-low-temperature-storage-on-cell-wall-polysaccharide-nanostructures-and-quality-of-postharvest-apricot-prunus-armeniaca
#9
Hui Liu, Fusheng Chen, Shaojuan Lai, Junrui Tao, Hongshun Yang, Zhonggao Jiao
Cell wall polysaccharides play an important role in postharvest fruit texture softening. Effects of calcium treatment combined with cold storage on the physical properties, polysaccharide content and nanostructure of apricots were investigated. Apricots were immersed in distilled water, 1% or 3% w/v calcium chloride, then stored at 5°C or 10°C. Storage at 5°C significantly improved apricot quality and shelf life. Significant changes in the concentration and nanostructure of cell wall pectins and hemicelluloses revealed their disassembly and degradation during apricot storage...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188372/complete-nucleotide-sequence-and-genome-organization-of-peach-virus-d-a-putative-new-member-of-the-genus-marafivirus
#10
Davaajargal Igori, Seungmo Lim, Dasom Baek, San Yeong Kim, Euncheol Seo, In-Sook Cho, Gug-Seoun Choi, Hyoun-Sub Lim, Jae Sun Moon
The complete nucleotide sequence of peach virus D (PeVD) from Prunus persica was determined. The PeVD genome consists of 6,612 nucleotides excluding the 3' poly(A) tail and contains a single open reading frame coding for a polyprotein of 227 kDa. Sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analysis revealed that PeVD is most closely related to viruses in the genus Marafivirus, family Tymoviridae. The complete nucleotide and CP amino acid sequences of PeVD were most similar (51.1-57.8% and 32.2-48.0%, respectively) to members of the genus Marafivirus, suggesting that PeVD is a new member of this genus...
February 10, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187422/differential-expression-of-hyperhydricity-responsive-peach-mirnas
#11
Ebru Diler, Turgay Unver, Gökhan Karakülah
Hyperhydricity is a syndrome that causes morpho-physiological malformations in tissue culture plantlets. Micro-RNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding RNAs that play important regulatory roles in plant development, stress response, and adaptation to environmental conditions. In this study, differential expression analysis indicated that miRNAs play an underlying role in the responses to the hyperhydricity syndrome in peach Prunus persica (L.) leaves. 24 known and three novel potential miRNAs were characterized in hyperhydric and non-hyperhydric transcriptome libraries...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178616/hypoglycemic-effects-of-prunus-cerasus-l-pulp-and-seed-extracts-on-alloxan-induced-diabetic-mice-with-histopathological-evaluation
#12
Fatima A Saleh, Nada El-Darra, Karim Raafat
AIM OF THE STUDY: The study was undertaken to investigate the acute and subchronic hypoglycemic effects of an ethyl acetate (EtAc) extract of red sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) pulps and seeds in alloxan-induced diabetic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Prunus cerasus pulp (PPc) and seed (SPc) EtAc extract s were IP-administered to the mice in doses of 100, 150 and 200mg/kgbody weight (b.w.) for acute study (6h) and subchronic study (8days). The in vivo effects of (PPc) and (SPc) EtAc extracts were assessed through blood glucose levels (BGL), changes in body weight as well as antioxidant enzyme activity...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176161/erratum-to-carotenoids-phenolic-profile-mineral-content-and-antioxidant-properties-in-flesh-and-peel-of-prunus-persica-fruits-during-two-maturation-stages
#13
Samia Dabbou, Samira Maatallah, Antonella Castagna, Monia Guizani, Wala Sghaeir, Hichem Hajlaoui, Annamaria Ranieri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164731/regulatory-modulatory-effect-of-prune-essence-concentrate-on-intestinal-function-and-blood-lipids
#14
Hui-Fang Chiu, Yun-Chien Huang, Yan-Ying Lu, Yi-Chun Han, You-Cheng Shen, Oksana Golovinskaia, Kamesh Venkatakrishnan, Chin-Kun Wang
CONTEXT: Prunus domestica Linn (Rosaceae) has been considered a functional food, owing to its various pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and anticancer. OBJECTIVE: This placebo-controlled, randomized study was framed to check the beneficial activity of prune essence concentrates (PEC) in corroboration with intestinal function and lipid profile in mildly hypercholesterolemic subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty healthy mild hypercholesterolemic subjects were randomly chosen and segregated into three groups as placebo (consume 50 mL of simulated prune drink), PEC I (consume 50 mL of PEC/day) and PEC II (consume 100 mL of PEC/day) for 4 weeks with 2 weeks of follow-up without PEC consumption...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137607/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-capuli-cherry-against-lps-induced-cytotoxic-damage-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
#15
José M Alvarez-Suarez, Estefanía Carrillo-Perdomo, Angel Aller, Francesca Giampieri, Massimiliano Gasparrini, Lien González-Pérez, Pablo Beltrán-Ayala, Maurizio Battino
Capuli cherry (Prunus serotina Ehr. subsp. capuli (Cav.) McVaugh) fruits from the inter-Andean region of Ecuador were analysed to determine their bioactive compounds content, total antioxidant capacity, radical scavenging activity and their anti-inflammatory and protective effects against the cytotoxic damage mediated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Capuli fruits proved to be a natural source of bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, vitamin C and β-carotene as well as to present an important total antioxidant capacity and radical scavenging activities...
January 28, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123510/effects-of-prunus-mume-siebold-zucc-in-the-pacemaking-activity-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-in-murine-small-intestine
#16
Sang Weon Lee, Sung Jin Kim, Hyungwoo Kim, Dongki Yang, Hyun Jung Kim, Byung Joo Kim
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) function as pacemaker cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and therefore, serve an important role in regulating GI motility. The effects of a species of plum (Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc.) on cultured ICC cluster-induced pacemaker potentials in the mouse small intestine were investigated, and the effects of a methanolic extract of Prunus mume (m-PM) on ICC pacemaker activities were examined using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. ICC pacemaker membrane potentials were depolarized by m-PM in a concentration dependent manner in current clamp mode...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119820/genome-sequence-of-ochrobactrum-anthropi-strain-subg007-a-plant-pathogen-and-potential-xenobiotic-compounds-degradation-bacterium
#17
Kiran S Chudasama, Vrinda S Thaker
Ochrobactrum anthropi SUBG007 was isolated from the fruit of Prunus dulcis in Rajkot (22.30°N, 70.78°E), Gujarat, India. Here we present the 4.37 Mb genome sequence strain SUBG007, which may provide the genetic information for the application in environment pollution degradation and agriculture field. The strain also posses many genes cluster which involved in production of important secondary metabolites. The nucleotide sequence of this genome was deposited into NCBI GenBank under the accession LUAY00000000...
March 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116663/effect-of-paeotang-on-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-vascular-inflammation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#18
Dae Hwan Kim, So Min Lee, Yun Jung Lee, Jung Joo Yoon, Rui Tan, Yun Cho Yu, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether Paeotang (10-50 μg/mL) suppresses tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)-induced vascular inflammatory processes in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). METHODS: The ingredients composed of Paeotang include Glycyrrhiza glabra, Zingiber officinale, Cinnamomum zeylanuicum, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Prunus persica, Paeonia szechuanica, Poria cocos and Cynanchum wilfordii. Herbs were mixed according to equal ratio of weight and ground into a crude powder...
January 24, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115227/the-impact-of-a-novel-peach-gum-derived-polysaccharide-on-postprandial-blood-glucose-control-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
#19
Yuting Wang, Dingbo Lin, Xiaoli Wang, Wei Zhu, Junli Ye, Guohuai Li, Zhaocheng Ma, Xiuxin Deng
Peach [Prunus persica (L.)] gum exudates are produced by the trunks and fruits in peach gummosis. Clinically, these exudates have been used to treat diabetes in China, though the molecular mechanism underlying remains unclear. In the current study, a novel peach gum-derived polysaccharide was isolated, designated as PGPSD, and its anti-diabetic effect was assessed in mice. This polysaccharide was composed of arabinose, xylose and galactose in the molar ratio of 5.98:1:3.55, with the average molecular weight at 1...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107563/are-commercial-sweet-cherry-rootstocks-adapted-to-climate-change-short-term-waterlogging-and-co2-effects-on-sweet-cherry-cv-burlat
#20
Margarita Pérez-Jiménez, María Hernández-Munuera, M Carmen Piñero, Gregorio López-Ortega, Francisco M Del Amor
High CO2 is able to ameliorate some negative effects due to climate change and intensify others. This study involves the sweet cherry (Prunus avium) cultivar 'Burlat' grafted on the 'Mariana 2624', 'Adara' and 'LC 52' rootstocks. In a climate chamber at two CO2 concentrations: ambient (400 µmol mol(-1) ) and elevated (800 µmol mol(-1) ), the plants were submitted to waterlogging for seven days, followed by seven days of recovery after drainage. Waterlogging drastically decreased the rate of photosynthesis, significantly endangering plant survival, particularly for the 'LC 52' and 'Adara' rootstocks...
January 20, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
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