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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634482/whole-plant-temperature-manipulation-affects-flavonoid-metabolism-and-the-transcriptome-of-grapevine-berries
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Chiara Pastore, Silvia Dal Santo, Sara Zenoni, Nushin Movahed, Gianluca Allegro, Gabriele Valentini, Ilaria Filippetti, Giovanni Battista Tornielli
Among environmental factors, temperature is the one that poses serious threats to viticulture in the present and future scenarios of global climate change. In this work, we evaluated the effects on berry ripening of two thermal regimes, imposed from veraison to harvest. Potted vines were grown in two air-conditioned greenhouses with High Temperature (HT) and Low Temperature (LT) regimes characterized by 26 and 21°C as average and 42 and 35°C as maximum air daily temperature, respectively. We conducted analyses of the main berry compositional parameters, berry skin flavonoids and berry skin transcriptome on HT and LT berries sampled during ripening...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633366/magnesium-deficiency-induced-alterations-of-gas-exchange-major-metabolites-and-key-enzymes-differ-among-roots-and-lower-and-upper-leaves-of-citrus-sinensis-seedlings
#2
Chun-Ping Li, Yi-Ping Qi, Jiang Zhang, Lin-Tong Yang, Dan-Hong Wang, Xin Ye, Ning-Wei Lai, Ling-Ling Tan, Dan Lin, Li-Song Chen
Magnesium (Mg)-deficiency is a widespread problem adversely affecting the quality and yield of crops, including citrus. 'Xuegan' [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck] seedlings were irrigated every other day with nutrient solution at an Mg concentration of 0 mM (Mg-deficiency) or 1 mM (Mg-sufficiency) for 16 weeks. Thereafter, biomass, leaf mass per area, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco), pigments in the upper and lower leaves, Mg, gas exchange, organic acids, nonstructural carbohydrates, total soluble proteins, amino acids, phenolics and anthocyanins, and key enzymes related to organic acid, amino acid and phenolic metabolisms in the roots, and upper and lower leaves were assayed in order to test the hypothesis that Mg-deficiency-induced alterations of gas exchange, major metabolites and key enzymes may differ among the roots, and upper and lower leaves...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622347/rna-guided-transcriptional-activation-via-crispr-dcas9-mimics-overexpression-phenotypes-in-arabidopsis
#3
Jong-Jin Park, Emma Dempewolf, Wenzheng Zhang, Zeng-Yu Wang
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and the CRISPR associated protein 9 (Cas9) system allows effective gene modification through RNA-guided DNA targeting. The Cas9 has undergone a series of functional alterations from the original active endonuclease to partially or completely deactivated Cas9. The catalytically deactivated Cas9 (dCas9) offers a platform to regulate transcriptional expression with the addition of activator or repressor domains. We redesigned a CRISPR/Cas9 activation system by adding the p65 transactivating subunit of NF-kappa B and a heat-shock factor 1 (HSF) activation domain to dCas9 bound with the VP64 (tetramer of VP16) activation domain for application in plants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621401/encapsulation-of-sour-cherry-pomace-extract-by-freeze-drying-characterization-and-storage-stability
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Vesna Šaponjac, Gordana Ćetković, Jasna Čanadanović-Brunet, Sonja Đilas, Biljana Pajin, Jovana Petrović, Stajčić Slađana, Jelena Vulić
In this study sour cherry pomace was extracted with food-grade solvent (50% ethanol), concentrated and stabilized in whey and soy proteins by encapsulation. Soy proteins exhibited higher encapsulation efficiency (94.90%), but not significantly (p < 0.05), from whey (90.10%). Storage properties of whey (WP) and soy protein (SP) encapsulates in terms of total polyphenols, anthocyanins and antioxidant activity were tested for 6 weeks. At the end of storage period the retention of polyphenols in SP and WP was similar (67...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620479/postprandial-glycaemic-response-to-berry-nectars-containing-inverted-sucrose
#5
Riitta Törrönen, Jarkko Hellström, Pirjo Mattila, Kyllikki Kilpi
Sucrose is commonly used for sweetening berry products. During processing and storage of berry products containing added sucrose, sucrose is inverted to glucose and fructose. We have previously shown that postprandial glycaemic response induced by intact sucrose is attenuated when sucrose is consumed with berries rich in polyphenols. It is not known how inversion of sucrose affects glycaemic response. We investigated postprandial glycaemic and insulinaemic responses to blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) nectars and a reference drink (water) sweetened with glucose and fructose, representing completely inverted sucrose...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618783/pulsed-light-emitting-diodes-for-higher-phytochemical-level-in-microgreens
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Viktorija Vaštakaitė, Akvilė Viršilė, Aušra Brazaitytė, Giedrė Samuolienė, Julė Jankauskienė, Algirdas Novičkovas, Pavelas Duchovskis
A novel research of pulsed LED lighting versus continuous lighting was conducted by analyzing phytochemicals levels in microgreens. Red pak choi (Brassica rapa var. chinensis), mustard (Brassica juncea L.) and tatsoi (Brassica rapa var. rosularis) were grown indoors under HPS lamps supplemented with monochromatic (455 nm, 470 nm, 505 nm, 590 nm and 627 nm) LEDs (total PPFD 200±10 µmol m(-2) s(-1); 16 h day(-1)). For pulsed light treatments, the frequencies at 2 Hz, 32 Hz, 256 Hz, and 1024 Hz with a duty cycle of 50% of monochromatic LEDs were applied...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618655/eugenia-uniflora-fruit-red-type-standardized-extract-a-potential-pharmacological-tool-to-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-damage-management
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Pathise Souto Oliveira, Vitor Clasen Chaves, Natália Pontes Bona, Mayara Sandrielly Pereira Soares, Juliane de Souza Cardoso, Flávia Aleixo Vasconcellos, Rejane Giacomelli Tavares, Marcia Vizzotto, Luísa Mariano Cerqueira da Silva, Fabiane Borelli Grecco, Giovana Duzzo Gamaro, Roselia Maria Spanevello, Claiton Leoneti Lencina, Flávio Henrique Reginatto, Francieli Moro Stefanello
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Eugenia uniflora fruit (red type) extract on metabolic status, as well as on neurochemical and behavioral parameters in an animal model of metabolic syndrome induced by a highly palatable diet (HPD). Rats were treated for 150days and divided into 4 experimental groups: standard chow (SC) and water orally, SC and E. uniflora extract (200mg/kg daily, p.o), HPD and water orally, HPD and extract. Our data showed that HPD caused glucose intolerance, increased visceral fat, weight gain, as well as serum glucose, triacylglycerol, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol; however, E...
June 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617532/the-effect-of-a-natural-standardized-bilberry-extract-mirtoselect%C3%A2-in-dry-eye-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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A Riva, S Togni, F Franceschi, S Kawada, Y Inaba, R Eggenhoffner, L Giacomelli
OBJECTIVE: Dry eye, a chronic disease of lachrymal fluid and corneo-conjunctival epithelium, could significantly impact visual function, affects quality of life and work productivity. Beside several conventional treatments, nutritional supplements based on bilberry extract have been identified as effective contributors to eye health. Here, we aim at investigating the bioavailability of a standardized bilberry extract, its ability to alleviate dry eye symptoms and its antioxidant potential...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612608/higher-antioxidant-activity-total-flavonols-and-specific-quercetin-glucosides-in-two-different-onion-allium-cepa-l-varieties-grown-under-organic-production-results-from-a-6-year-field-study
#9
Feiyue Ren, Kim Reilly, Joseph P Kerry, Michael Gaffney, Mohammad Hossain, Dilip K Rai
We carried out a 6-year study to assess the effect of conventional, organic, and mixed cultivation practices on bioactive compounds (flavonoids, anthocyanins) and antioxidant capacity in onion. Total flavonoids, total anthocyanins, individual flavonols, individual anthocyanins, and antioxidant activity were measured in two varieties ('Hyskin' and 'Red Baron') grown in a long-term split-plot factorial systems comparison trial. This is the first report of repeated measurements of bioactive content over an extensive time period in a single crop type within the same trial...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612389/biochar-potential-in-intensive-cultivation-of-capsicum-anuum-l-sweet-pepper-crop-yield-and-plant-protection
#10
Abhay Kumar, Yigal Elad, Ludmila Tsechansky, Vikas Abrol, Beni Lew, Rivka Offenbach, Ellen R Graber
BACKGROUND: The influence of various biochars on crop yield and disease resistance of Capsicum anuum L. (sweet pepper) under modern, high-input, intensive net house cultivation was tested over the course of 2011 to 2014 in the Arava desert region of Israel. A pot experiment with Lactuca sativa L. (lettuce) grown in the absence of fertilizer employed the 3-year old field trial soils to determine if biochar treatments contributed to soil intrinsic fertility. RESULTS: Biochar amendments resulted in a significant increase in number and weight of pepper fruits over three years...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611922/the-bzip-transcription-factor-mdhy5-regulates-anthocyanin-accumulation-and-nitrate-assimilation-in-apple
#11
Jian-Ping An, Feng-Jia Qu, Ji-Fang Yao, Xiao-Na Wang, Chun-Xiang You, Xiao-Fei Wang, Yu-Jin Hao
The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor HY5 plays a multifaceted role in plant growth and development. Here the apple MdHY5 gene was cloned based on its homology with Arabidopsis HY5. Expression analysis demonstrated that MdHY5 transcription was induced by light and abscisic acid treatments. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays and transient expression assays subsequently showed that MdHY5 positively regulated both its own transcription and that of MdMYB10 by binding to E-box and G-box motifs, respectively...
2017: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610734/impact-of-post-harvest-ozone-treatments-on-the-skin-phenolic-extractability-of-red-winegrapes-cv-barbera-and-nebbiolo-vitis-vinifera-l
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Maria Alessandra Paissoni, Susana Río Segade, Simone Giacosa, Fabrizio Torchio, Francesco Cravero, Vasileios Englezos, Kalliopi Rantsiou, Cristian Carboni, Vincenzo Gerbi, Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Luca Rolle
Recently the use of ozone as sanitizing agent has been proposed on winegrapes in order to control mycobiota after harvest. The aim of this work was to investigate possible indirect physico-chemical effects of ozone treatment on berry skin phenolic composition and extractability. Vitis vinifera L. cv Nebbiolo and Barbera, chosen for their different anthocyanin profiles, were post-harvest treated for 24 and 72h with gaseous ozone (30μL/L). Skin anthocyanin and flavanol extractability was assessed during maceration (6, 24, 48, 96, 168 and 240h) using a wine-like solution...
August 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610733/comparison-of-fortified-sfursat-and-passito-wines-produced-from-fresh-and-dehydrated-grapes-of-aromatic-black-cv-moscato-nero-vitis-vinifera-l
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Carolina Ossola, Simone Giacosa, Fabrizio Torchio, Susana Río Segade, Alberto Caudana, Enzo Cagnasso, Vincenzo Gerbi, Luca Rolle
Moscato nero d'Acqui is an Italian aromatic black winegrape variety characterized by a low content of anthocyanins (mostly tri-substituted), a satisfactory content of high molecular mass tannins, and a fair amount of terpenes. The grapes were subjected to a postharvest dehydration process under controlled thermohygrometric conditions (16-18°C, 55-70 RH%, 0.6m/s air speed) with the aim to produce three different special wine types (fortified, sfursat, and passito) from fresh, partially dehydrated (27°Brix), and withered (36°Brix) grapes, respectively...
August 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610726/the-metabolomic-profile-of-red-non-v-vinifera-genotypes
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Silvia Ruocco, Marco Stefanini, Jan Stanstrup, Daniele Perenzoni, Fulvio Mattivi, Urska Vrhovsek
Wild American genotypes represent an important part of the Vitis germplasm in relation to grape improvement. Today, these genotypes are currently involved in breeding programmes in order to introgress traits resistant to pests and diseases in V. vinifera cultivars. Nevertheless, the metabolic composition of their grapes has not been widely investigated. This study aimed to explore in detail the metabolomic profile in terms of simple phenolic, proanthocyanidin, anthocyanin and lipid compounds in two hybrids and five American genotypes...
August 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610446/impacts-of-pulsed-electric-field-and-heat-treatment-on-quality-and-sensory-properties-and-microbial-inactivation-of-pomegranate-juice
#15
Gulsun A Evrendilek
Synergistic effects of pulsed electric field+mild heat on quality properties of pomegranate juice were modeled using the best-fit multiple (non-) linear regression models with inactivation kinetics parameters of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus. No significant difference was detected between the control and the treated samples in terms of pH; °Brix; total antioxidant capacity; total monomeric anthocyanin content; total ascorbic acid concentration; and the sensory properties of flavor, taste, aftertaste, and overall acceptance ( p > 0...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609452/effects-of-low-light-on-photosynthetic-properties-antioxidant-enzyme-activity-and-anthocyanin-accumulation-in-purple-pak-choi-brassica-campestris-ssp-chinensis-makino
#16
Hongfang Zhu, Xiaofeng Li, Wen Zhai, Yang Liu, Qianqian Gao, Jinping Liu, Li Ren, Huoying Chen, Yuying Zhu
Anthocyanins are secondary metabolites that contribute to red, blue, and purple colors in plants and are affected by light, but the effects of low light on the physiological responses of purple pak-choi plant leaves are still unclear. In this study, purple pak-choi seedlings were exposed to low light by shading with white gauze and black shading in a phytotron. The responses in terms of photosynthetic properties, carbohydrate metabolism, antioxidant enzyme activity, anthocyanin biosynthetic enzyme activity, and the relative chlorophyll and anthocyanin content of leaves were measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606222/association-of-flavonoid-rich-foods-and-flavonoids-with-risk-of-all-cause-mortality
#17
Kerry L Ivey, Majken K Jensen, Jonathan M Hodgson, A Heather Eliassen, Aedín Cassidy, Eric B Rimm
Flavonoids are bioactive compounds found in foods such as tea, red wine, fruits and vegetables. Higher intakes of specific flavonoids, and flavonoid-rich foods, have been linked to reduced mortality from specific vascular diseases and cancers. However, the importance of flavonoid-rich foods, and flavonoids, in preventing all-cause mortality remains uncertain. As such, we examined the association of intake of flavonoid-rich foods and flavonoids with subsequent mortality among 93 145 young and middle-aged women in the Nurses' Health Study II...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605682/a-uhplc-method-for-the-rapid-separation-and-quantification-of-anthocyanins-in-acai-berry-and-dry-blueberry-extracts
#18
Jakub Fibigr, Dalibor Šatínský, Petr Solich
The presented work describes the development and validation of a rapid UHPLC-UV method using a core-shell particle column with a pentafluorophenyl stationary phase for the separation and quantitative analysis of the six anthocyanins in acai berry and dry blueberry extracts. The anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3-rutenoside, delphinidin-3-galactoside, delphinidin-3-glucoside, delphinidin-3-rutenoside, and peonidin-3-glucoside) were separated and analyzed in 5min. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Kinetex PFP (150×2...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603122/chromatographic-fractionation-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities-of-urginea-maritima-methanolic-extract
#19
Oum Elkheir Belhaddad, Noureddine Charef, Samra Amamra, Fatima Zerargui, Abderrahmane Baghiani, Seddik Khennouf, Lekhmici Arrar
The present work concerns a phytochemical study of Urginea maritima L. from Algeria, and an evaluation of antioxidant activity of the methanolic extract (UMME) and its chromatographic fractions. UMME was fractionated using open glass chromatography on silica gel and antioxidant effects were evaluated using DPPH and β-carotene/linoleate assays. The phytochemical screening revealed that the bulb of plant contains flavonoids, glycosides, tannins, reducing compounds, anthraquinones combined, anthocyanins, mucilage, triterpenes and steroids...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602091/assessing-spatial-variability-of-grape-skin-flavonoids-at-the-vineyard-scale-based-on-plant-water-status-mapping
#20
Luca Brillante, Johann Martinez-Luscher, Runze Yu, Cassandra M Plank, Luis A Sanchez, Terrence Bates, Charles Brenneman, A Oberholster, Sahap Kaan Kurtural
Plant water stress affects grape (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon) berry composition and is variable in space due to variations in the physical environment at the growing site. We monitored the natural variability of grapevine water stress by stem water potential (ψstem) and leaf gas exchange in an equi-distant grid in a commercial vineyard. Spatial differences were measured and related to topographical variation by modeling. Geospatial analysis and clustering allowed to differentiate the vineyard block into two distinct zones having severe and moderate water stress where it varied by 0...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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