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Wenjuan Tan, Qin Gao, Chaoyi Deng, Yi Wang, Wen-Yee Lee, Jose A Hernandez-Viezcas, Jose R Peralta-Videa, Jorge L Gardea-Torresdey
In this study, low and high anthocyanin basil (Ocimum basilicum) varieties (LAV and HAV) were sprayed with 4.8 mg Cu/per pot from Cu(OH)2 nanowires, Cu(OH)2 bulk (CuPro), or CuSO4 and cultivated for 45 days. In both varieties, significantly higher Cu was determined in leaves of CuSO4 exposed plants (691 and 672.6 mg/kg for LAV and HAV, respectively); however, only in roots of HAV, Cu was higher, compared to control (p ≤ 0.05). Nanowires increased n-decanoic, dodecanoic, octanoic, and nonanoic acids in LAV, but reduced n-decanoic, dodecanoic, octanoic, and tetradecanoic acids in HAV, compared with control...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Ali H El-Far, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Masood Sepehrimanesh, Mahmoud A Gab Allah, Ibrahim Abu Reidah, Hazem M Shaheen, Iman Razeghian-Jahromi, Abd El-Wahab A Alsenosy, Ahmed E Noreldin, Soad K Al Jaouni, Shaker A Mousa
Phoenix dactylifera is a useful traditional medicinal plant, mainly the fruit is used, which is the edible part of the plant (Ajwa date). It is now considered to be a valuable source of natural medicinal products against various diseases. Phytochemical investigations have shown that the fruit contains anthocyanins, phenolics, sterols, carotenoids, and flavonoids. The fruits are a rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and proteins. P. dactylifera is considered as a complete diet because it also contains different fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, and steroidal substances...
March 19, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
Olesya Yu Shoeva
The wheat TaMyc1 gene encodes for transcriptional factor (TF) with bHLH domain. The gene is expressed in purple wheat grains and activates transcription of the anthocyanin biosynthesis structural genes. To reveal the features of TaMyc1 regulation in wheat pericarp transcription start sites (TSS) were identified by 5' RACE mean and translation efficiency was predicted by in silico methods. Three alternative transcript variants of TaMyc1 differing by 5' leader sequence only were identified in purple pericarp...
March 19, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
Sang Woo Park, Jaehoon Choi, Junhyung Kim, Woohhyeok Jeong, Jun Sik Kim, Bae Kwon Jeong, Sung Chul Shin, Jin Hee Kim
The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of anthocyanins from the black soybean seed coat against radiation injury in dermal fibroblasts and mouse skin. Dermal fibroblasts treated with 50 and 100 µg/mL anthocyanins were irradiated with single doses of 20 Gy. Cell viability, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and mRNA expression were measured. A total of 60 mice were used for an in vivo study. A dose of 100 µg/mL anthocyanins was administered daily for 5 days before or after radiation therapy...
March 19, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
Carlos Daniel Crocco, Gabriel Gomez-Ocampo, Anita Mantese, Edmundo L Ploschuk, Javier Francisco Botto
B-box (BBX) proteins are zinc-finger transcription factors containing one or two B-box motifs. BBX proteins act as key factors in the networks regulating growth and development. The relevance of BBX21 to light and abscisic acid signaling in seedling development is well stablished, however its importance in adult plant development and agronomic species is poorly understood. Therefore, we studied the effect of heterologous expression of Arabidopsis thaliana BBX21 in potato (Solanum tuberosum) var. Spunta. Three independent AtBBX21-expressing lines and the wild-type control were cultivated under sunlight and at controlled temperatures in a greenhouse...
March 19, 2018: Plant Physiology
Irena Krga, Nevena Vidovic, Dragan Milenkovic, Aleksandra Konic-Ristic, Filip Stojanovic, Christine Morand, Marija Glibetic
Accumulating evidence suggests that anthocyanins play an important role in the cardioprotective effects associated with consumption of anthocyanin-rich foods. These benefits may partly be attributed to their effects on platelets, significant contributors to cardiovascular disease development. This study aimed to investigate the impact of physiologically relevant concentrations of anthocyanins and their metabolites on platelet activation and platelet-leukocyte aggregation. Whole blood from seven healthy volunteers was treated with anthocyanins: cyanidin-3-arabinoside, cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3-galactoside, delphinidin-3-glucoside and peonidin-3-glucoside at 0...
March 16, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Jing Li, Yong-Jun He, Lu Zhou, Yang Liu, Mingmin Jiang, Li Ren, Huoying Chen
BACKGROUND: The anthocyanins are highly enriched in eggplants (Solanum melongena L.) with purple peel. However, our previous study showed that anthocyanins biosynthesis in eggplant cultivar 'Lanshan Hexian' was completely regulated by light and color becomes evident at most 2 days after exposure to light. In the present investigation, transcriptome study was made to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms of light-induced anthocyanin biosynthesis in eggplant (Solanum melongena L...
March 20, 2018: BMC Genomics
Sha Xie, Ting Zhao, Zhen-Wen Zhang, Jiangfei Meng
Vitis vinifera has been thought to be unable to produce pelargonidin-type anthocyanins because its dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR) does not efficiently reduce dihydrokaempferol. However, in this study, pelargonidin 3-O-glucoside was detected in the skin of V. vinifera 'Pinot Noir', 'Cabernet Sauvignon' and 'Yan73', as well as in the flesh of 'Yan73' using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS. Additionally, pelargonidin 3-O-(6-acetyl)-glucoside was detected in 'Yan73' skin and flesh for the first time. To further confirm the presence of pelargonidin-type anthocyanins in these grape cultivars, their DFRs were cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli and purified...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Jian Zha, Mattheos A G Koffas
Microbial production of plant-derived natural products by engineered microorganisms has achieved great success thanks to large extend to metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. Anthocyanins, the water-soluble colored pigments found in terrestrial plants that are responsible for the red, blue and purple coloration of many flowers and fruits, are extensively used in food and cosmetics industry; however, their current supply heavily relies on complex extraction from plant-based materials. A promising alternative is their sustainable production in metabolically engineered microbes...
December 2017: Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology
Wenji Xu, Gangjun Luo, Fengyang Yu, Qingxiang Jia, Yang Zheng, Xiaoying Bi, Jiajun Lei
Iris dichotoma with different flower colors and I. domestica are beardless wild irises belonging to the family Iridaceae that bloom in the summer and have long flowering periods. In this study, we collected three accessions of I. dichotoma with violet, yellow, and white flowers, respectively, in China, and crossed them with I. domestica individuals. The flower color of the hybrids derived from these crosses was categorized into eight groups: violet, purple, brown, orange, red, pink, yellow, and white. From this population, 45 individuals were selected for analysis, and their fully expanded inner and outer perianths were harvested for extraction of anthocyanins...
March 15, 2018: Phytochemistry
Jian Liang, Junxian He
Nitrogen (N) is a major nutrient of plants but often a limiting factor for plant growth and crop yield. To adapt to N deficiency, plants have evolved adaptive responses including accumulation of anthocyanins. However, it is still unclear whether the accumulated anthocyanins are part of the components of plant tolerance under low N stress. Here, we demonstrate that low N-induced anthocyanins contribute substantially to the low N tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana. pap1-1, a mutant defective in MYB75 (PAP1), a MYB-type transcription factor that positively regulates anthocyanin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis, was found to have significantly decreased survival rate to low N stress compared to its wild-type plants...
March 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yara Rafaella Ribeiro Santos Rezende, Juliete Pedreira Nogueira, Narendra Narain
The acerola pulp and residue extracts were microencapsulated by spray and freeze-drying, using gum arabic and maltodextrin as encapsulating agents. Total anthocyanins, carotenoids (CA), ascorbic acid (AA), phenolic compounds (PC), total flavonoids, antioxidant activity, color, moisture, water activity, solubility, hygroscopicity and microstructure of the powders were analyzed. The acerola residue extract had higher concentrations of bioactive compounds (except for AA) and lower antioxidant activity. The microencapsulated powders by spray and freeze-drying showed good physico-chemical properties...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Rui Wang, Limin Wang, Shuzhi Yuan, Qianqian Li, Hanxu Pan, Jiankang Cao, Weibo Jiang
Flesh reddening of 'Friar' plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) fruit developed rapidly during storage at intermediate temperatures of 5 and 15 °C in comparison to flesh turning yellow at 25 °C and almost no colour change at 0 °C. Thus, modifications of phytochemicals and antioxidant activity during flesh reddening were investigated. Anthocyanins accumulated rapidly in reddening flesh tissue and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside was identified as the absolutely predominant individual anthocyanin. Anthocyanins contributed greatly to the antioxidant activity at 5 °C, and especially at 15 °C by combining with non-anthocyanin phenolics, including protocatechuic, syringic, trans-p-coumaric and caffeic acids...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
El-Sayed M Abdel-Aal, Pierre Hucl, Iwona Rabalski
Demands for anthocyanin-rich ingredients are steadily growing due to their positive functions in human health and food coloration. Commercially available purple wheat was evaluated as a source of functional ingredients based on anthocyanin composition and antioxidant properties. Anthocyanins were concentrated in the bran fraction by about 2-fold and then the bran was further processed into anthocyanin-rich powder using ethanol extraction and column purification. Batch studies showed that anthocyanin concentration factor increased by about 81- to 135-fold in the powder depending on batch size...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Ruiyan Tao, Songling Bai, Junbei Ni, Qinsong Yang, Yuan Zhao, Yuanwen Teng
A conserved blue light sensing and transduction pathway contributes to blue light-induced anthocyanin accumulation in the peel of red pear. Peel color is an economically important characteristic that influences the appearance quality of red pear, whose red color is due to anthocyanin accumulation. The process of coloration in the fruit peel is strongly influenced by light. However, how light quality influences color development remains unclear. In this study, we analyzed the effects of different light qualities on color development in the red pear 'Red Zaosu', a mutant of the hybrid cultivar 'Zaosu' of Pyrus pyrifolia and P...
March 15, 2018: Planta
Liyu Shi, Shifeng Cao, Xin Chen, Wei Chen, Yonghua Zheng, Zhenfeng Yang
Proanthocyanidins (PAs) are distributed widely in Chinese bayberry fruit and have been associated with human health benefits, but molecular and biochemical characterization of PA biosynthesis remains unclear. Here, two genes encoding key PA biosynthetic enzymes, anthocyanidin reductase (ANR) and leucoanthocyanidin reductase (LAR) were isolated in bayberry fruit. MrANR was highly expressed at the early stage of fruit development when soluble PAs accumulated at high levels. Meanwhile, the transcript abundance of both MrANR and MrLAR observed at the late stage was paralleled with the high amounts of insoluble PAs...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Christian Haselmair-Gosch, Silvija Miosic, Daria Nitarska, Barbara L Roth, Benjamin Walliser, Renate Paltram, Rares C Lucaciu, Lukas Eidenberger, Thomas Rattei, Klaus Olbricht, Karl Stich, Heidi Halbwirth
A recall campaign for commercial, orange flowering petunia varieties in spring 2017 caused economic losses worldwide. The orange varieties were identified as undeclared genetically engineered (GE)-plants, harboring a maize dihydroflavonol 4-reductase ( DFR, A 1 ), which was used in former scientific transgenic breeding attempts to enable formation of orange pelargonidin derivatives from the precursor dihydrokaempferol (DHK) in petunia. How and when the A 1 cDNA entered the commercial breeding process is unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Yilin You, Na Li, Xue Han, Jielong Guo, Guojie Liu, Weidong Huang, Jicheng Zhan
The color of mulberry wine is extremely unstable in processing and aging. This paper investigates the effects of tannin extract and yeast extract on the color and color-preserving characteristics of mulberry wine made from the Dashi cultivar. The results showed that the maximum absorption wavelength in both tannin extract and yeast extract groups changed generating the red shift effect. The color of the tannin extract maintained a good gloss in the first 4 months, while the yeast extract group showed remarkable color preservation for the first 3 months...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Food Science
Huifeng Luo, Cheng Dai, Yongping Li, Jia Feng, Zhongchi Liu, Chunying Kang
The red color of the foliage and fruit in strawberry comes from anthocyanins stored in the vacuole. However, how anthocyanin accumulation is regulated in strawberry is still unclear. A reduced anthocyanin in petioles (rap) mutant was identified in an ENU mutagenized population of YW5AF7, a white-fruited variety of the wild strawberry Fragaria vesca. The causative mutation was identified to be a premature stop codon in a glutathione S-transferase (GST) gene. In addition to the foliage coloration, RAP also mediates fruit pigmentation and acts downstream of the fruit-specific transcription factor FvMYB10...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
Mingfeng Li, Zhuqing Zhao, Jiajie Zhou, Daowen Zhou, Boning Chen, Liqiang Huang, Zhihua Zhang, Xinwei Liu
BACKGROUND: Foliar spray of selenium (Se) has increasingly been applied to improve Se concentrations in grain crops, but little information is available about the properties of Se-enriched fruits. In this study, selenium distribution in blueberry and Se effect on blueberry quality were investigated by foliar spraying selenite or selenate (200 g ha-1 ) on two blueberry cultivars (Bluecrop and Northland) during the young fruit or coloring stage. RESULTS: Selenium concentration in blueberry was mainly affected by cultivar and spray stage relative to Se source...
March 13, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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