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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140092/determinants-and-expansion-of-specificity-in-a-trichothecene-udp-glucosyltransferase-from-oryza-sativa
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Karl M Wetterhorn, Kaitlyn Gabardi, Herbert Michlmayr, Alexandra Malachova, Mark Busman, Susan Patricia McCormick, Franz Berthiller, Gerhard Adam, Ivan Rayment
Family 1 UDP-glycosyltransferases in plants (UGTs) primarily form glucose conjugates of small molecules and, besides other functions, play a role in detoxification of xenobiotics. Indeed, overexpression of a barley UGT in wheat has been shown to control Fusarium head blight, where this is a plant disease of global significance that leads to reduced crop yields and contamination with trichothecene mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin and many other structural variants. The UGT Os79 from rice has emerged as a promising candidate for inactivation of mycotoxins on account of its ability to glycosylate DON, nivalenol and hydrolyzed T-2 toxin (HT-2)...
November 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048480/panax-ginseng-genome-examination-for-ginsenoside-biosynthesis
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Xu Jiang, Chu Yang, Liao Baosheng, Xiao Shuiming, Yin Qinggang, Bai Rui, Su He, Dong Linlin, Li Xiwen, Qian Jun, Zhang Jingjing, Zhang Yujun, Zhang Xiaoyan, Wu Mingli, Zhang Jie, Li Guozheng, Zhang Lei, Chang Zhenzhan, Zhang Yuebin, Jia Zhengwei, Liu Zhixiang, Daniel Afreh, Ruth Nahurira, Zhang Lianjuan, Cheng Ruiyang, Zhu Yingjie, Zhu Guangwei, Rao Wei, Zhou Chao, Qiao Lirui, Huang Zhihai, Cheng Yung-Chi, Chen Shilin
Background: Ginseng, which contain ginsenosides as bioactive compounds, has been regarded as an important traditional medicine for several millennia. However, the genetic background of ginseng remains poorly understood partly because of the plant's large and complex genome composition. Results: We report the entire genome sequence of Panax ginseng using next-generation sequencing. The 3.5Gb nucleotide sequence contained more than 60% repeats and encoded 42,006 predicted genes...
October 5, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045755/the-triforc-database-a-comprehensive-up-to-date-resource-of-plant-triterpene-biosynthesis
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Karel Miettinen, Sabrina Iñigo, Lukasz Kreft, Jacob Pollier, Christof De Bo, Alexander Botzki, Frederik Coppens, S Ren Bak, Alain Goossens
Triterpenes constitute a large and important class of plant natural products with diverse structures and functions. Their biological roles range from membrane structural components over plant hormones to specialized plant defence compounds. Furthermore, triterpenes have great potential for a variety of commercial applications such as vaccine adjuvants, anti-cancer drugs, food supplements and agronomic agents. Their biosynthesis is carried out through complicated, branched pathways by multiple enzyme types that include oxidosqualene cyclases, cytochrome P450s, and UDP-glycosyltransferases...
October 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044179/the-effect-of-insecticide-synergist-treatment-on-genome-wide-gene-expression-in-a-polyphagous-pest
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Simon Snoeck, Robert Greenhalgh, Luc Tirry, Richard M Clark, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Wannes Dermauw
Synergists can counteract metabolic insecticide resistance by inhibiting detoxification enzymes or transporters. They are used in commercial formulations of insecticides, but are also frequently used in the elucidation of resistance mechanisms. However, the effect of synergists on genome-wide transcription in arthropods is poorly understood. In this study we used Illumina RNA-sequencing to investigate genome-wide transcriptional responses in an acaricide resistant strain of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae upon exposure to synergists such as S,S,S-tributyl phosphorotrithioate (DEF), diethyl maleate (DEM), piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and cyclosporin A (CsA)...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948722/-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-genes-involved-in-biosynthesis-of-secondary-metabolism-in-cornus-officinalis
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Yun-Hao Zhu, Cheng-Ming Dong, Qiao-Ke Zheng, Wei-Sheng Feng, Meng-Qi Liu, Le Zhao
In order to explore genetic basis for the biosynthesis of secondary metabolism,the transcriptome of Cornus officinalis was sequenced by the new generation of high-throughput sequencing technology,A total of 96 032 unigenes were assembled with an average length of 590.53 bp. Among them, 35 478 unigenes were annotated in the public databases NR,Swissprot,COG,GO,KOG,Pfam and KEGG. Based on the assignment of KEGG pathway, 84 involved in ridoid biosynthesis and 487 unigenes involved in others secondary metabolites biosynthesis were found...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889482/tlr-induced-smpd3-defects-enhance-inflammatory-response-of-b-cell-and-macrophage-in-the-pathogenesis-of-sle
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F Liu, X Li, H Yue, J Ji, M You, L Ding, H Fan, Y Hou
B lymphocyte and macrophages may contribute to SLE pathogenesis through cytokine production after TLR stimulation. Emerging evidences suggested that defects of sphingolipid metabolism were responsible for SLE pathogenesis. However, it is not clear whether these defects exist in B cells and macrophages under SLE condition and whether TLR signalling pathway was related to the dysfunction of sphingolipid metabolism in SLE. Here, we demonstrated that the enzymes involved in the sphingolipid metabolism expressed abnormally in B cells from SLE patients and lupus-prone mice...
November 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830101/transparent-testa-16-and-15-act-through-different-mechanisms-to-control-proanthocyanidin-accumulation-in-arabidopsis-testa
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W Xu, S Bobet, J Le Gourrierec, D Grain, D De Vos, A Berger, F Salsac, Z Kelemen, J Boucherez, A Rolland, G Mouille, J M Routaboul, L Lepiniec, C Dubos
Flavonoids are secondary metabolites that fulfil a multitude of functions during the plant life cycle. In Arabidopsis proanthocyanidins (PAs) are flavonoids that specifically accumulate in the innermost integuments of the seed testa (i.e. endothelium), as well as in the chalaza and micropyle areas, and play a vital role in protecting the embryo against various biotic and abiotic stresses. PAs accumulation in the endothelium requires the activity of the MADS box transcription factor TRANSPARENT TESTA (TT) 16 (ARABIDOPSIS B-SISTER/AGAMOUS-LIKE 32) and the UDP-glycosyltransferase TT15 (UGT80B1)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746357/microbubble-based-enhancement-of-radiation-effect-role-of-cell-membrane-ceramide-metabolism
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Azza Al-Mahrouki, Anoja Giles, Amr Hashim, Hyunjung Christina Kim, Ahmad El-Falou, Dean Rowe-Magnus, Golnaz Farhat, Gregory J Czarnota
Ultrasound (US) stimulated microbubbles (MB) is a new treatment approach that sensitizes cancer cells to radiation (XRT). The molecular pathways in this response remain unelucidated, however, previous data has supported a role for cell membrane-metabolism related pathways including an up regulation of UDP glycosyltransferase 8 (UGT8), which catalyzes the transfer of galactose to ceramide, a lipid that is associated with the induction of apoptotic signalling. In this study, the role of UGT8 in responses of prostate tumours to ultrasound-stimulated microbubble radiation enhancement therapy is investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725058/identification-of-a-flavonoid-glucosyltransferase-involved-in-7-oh-site-glycosylation-in-tea-plants-camellia-sinensis
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Xinlong Dai, Juhua Zhuang, Yingling Wu, Peiqiang Wang, Guifu Zhao, Yajun Liu, Xiaolan Jiang, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Flavonol glycosides, which are often converted from aglycones in a process catalyzed by UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs), play an important role for the health of plants and animals. In the present study, a gene encoding a flavonoid 7-O-glycosyltransferase (CsUGT75L12) was identified in tea plants. Recombinant CsUGT75L12 protein displayed glycosyltransferase activity on the 7-OH position of multiple phenolic compounds. In relative comparison to wild-type seeds, the levels of flavonol-glucosides increased in Arabidopsis seeds overexpressing CsUGT75L12...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645261/genome-wide-analysis-of-udp-glycosyltransferase-super-family-in-brassica-rapa-and-brassica-oleracea-reveals-its-evolutionary-history-and-functional-characterization
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Jingyin Yu, Fan Hu, Komivi Dossa, Zhaokai Wang, Tao Ke
BACKGROUND: Glycosyltransferases comprise a highly divergent and polyphyletic multigene family that is involved in widespread modification of plant secondary metabolites in a process called glycosylation. According to conserved domains identified in their amino acid sequences, these glycosyltransferases can be classified into a single UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGT) 1 superfamily. RESULTS: We performed genome-wide comparative analysis of UGT genes to trace evolutionary history in algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, and angiosperms; then, we further investigated the expansion mechanisms and function characterization of UGT gene families in Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea...
June 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633497/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-characterization-of-udp-glucosyltransferase-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-glycine-max
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Qinggang Yin, Guoan Shen, Shaokang Di, Cunying Fan, Zhenzhan Chang, Yongzhen Pang
Flavonoids, natural products abundant in the model legume Glycine max, confer benefits to plants and to animal health. Flavonoids are present in soybean mainly as glycoconjugates. However, the mechanisms of biosynthesis of flavonoid glycosides are largely unknown in G. max. In the present study, 212 putative UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGT) genes were identified in G. max by genome-wide searching. The GmUGT genes were distributed differentially among the 20 chromosomes, and they were expressed in various tissues with distinct expression profiles...
September 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561788/comprehensive-characterization-for-ginsenosides-biosynthesis-in-ginseng-root-by-integration-analysis-of-chemical-and-transcriptome
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Jing-Jing Zhang, He Su, Lei Zhang, Bao-Sheng Liao, Shui-Ming Xiao, Lin-Lin Dong, Zhi-Gang Hu, Ping Wang, Xi-Wen Li, Zhi-Hai Huang, Zhi-Ming Gao, Lian-Juan Zhang, Liang Shen, Rui-Yang Cheng, Jiang Xu, Shi-Lin Chen
Herbgenomics provides a global platform to explore the genetics and biology of herbs on the genome level. Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is an important medicinal plant with numerous pharmaceutical effects. Previous reports mainly discussed the transcriptome of ginseng at the organ level. However, based on mass spectrometry imaging analyses, the ginsenosides varied among different tissues. In this work, ginseng root was separated into three tissues-periderm, cortex and stele-each for five duplicates. The chemical analysis and transcriptome analysis were conducted simultaneously...
May 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533786/high-density-linkage-map-construction-and-mapping-of-yield-trait-qtls-in-maize-zea-mays-using-the-genotyping-by-sequencing-gbs-technology
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Chengfu Su, Wei Wang, Shunliang Gong, Jinghui Zuo, Shujiang Li, Shizhong Xu
Increasing grain yield is the ultimate goal for maize breeding. High resolution quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping can help us understand the molecular basis of phenotypic variation of yield and thus facilitate marker assisted breeding. The aim of this study is to use genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for large-scale SNP discovery and simultaneous genotyping of all F2 individuals from a cross between two varieties of maize that are in clear contrast in yield and related traits. A set of 199 F2 progeny derived from the cross of varieties SG-5 and SG-7 were generated and genotyped by GBS...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528234/enzymatic-synthesis-of-novel-corylifol-a-glucosides-via-a-udp-glycosyltransferase
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Nan Li, Jian Miao, Jing Li, Yu-Ru Zhao, Hong-Mei Li, Yi-Qun Dai, Qiang Huo, Cheng-Zhu Wu, Tao Ma
Corylifol A, a member of the isoflavone subclass of isoflavonoids, has long been considered to have various biological activities. Here, we sought to synthesize corylifol A glucosides by the in vitro glucosylation reaction using the UDP-glycosyltransferase YjiC from Bacillus licheniformis DSM 13, and obtained two novel glucosides: corylifol A-4',7-di-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (1) and corylifol A-4'-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (2). To improve the yield of the products, the reaction time, concentration of UDP-glucose, and pH of the buffer were optimized...
May 11, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527513/enzymatic-biosynthesis-of-novel-neobavaisoflavone-glucosides-via-bacillus-udp-glycosyltransferase
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Tao Ma, Yi-Qun Dai, Nan Li, Qiang Huo, Hong-Mei Li, Yu-Xin Zhang, Zheng-Hao Piao, Cheng-Zhu Wu
The present study was designed to perform structural modifications of of neobavaisoflavone (NBIF), using an in vitro enzymatic glycosylation reaction, in order to improve its water-solubility. Two novel glucosides of NBIF were obtained from an enzymatic glycosylation by UDP-glycosyltransferase. The glycosylated products were elucidated by LC-MS, HR-ESI-MS, and NMR analysis. The HPLC peaks were integrated and the concentrations in sample solutions were calculated. The MTT assay was used to detect the cytotoxic activity of compounds in cancer cell lines...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503180/transcriptomic-comparison-reveals-candidate-genes-for-triterpenoid-biosynthesis-in-two-closely-related-ilex-species
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Lingling Wen, Xiaoyun Yun, Xiasheng Zheng, Hui Xu, Ruoting Zhan, Weiwen Chen, Yaping Xu, Ye Chen, Jie Zhang
Native to Southern China, Ilex pubescens and Ilex asprella are frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine. Both of them produce a large variety of ursane-type triterpenoid saponins, which have been demonstrated to have different pharmacological effects. However, little is known about their biosynthesis. In this study, transcriptomic analysis of I. pubescens and comparison with its closely related specie I. asprella were carried out to identify potential genes involved in triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496260/overexpression-of-a-cytochrome-p450-and-a-udp-glycosyltransferase-is-associated-with-imidacloprid-resistance-in-the-colorado-potato-beetle-leptinotarsa-decemlineata
#17
Emine Kaplanoglu, Patrick Chapman, Ian M Scott, Cam Donly
Current control of insect pests relies on chemical insecticides, however, insecticide resistance development by pests is a growing concern in pest management. The main mechanisms for insecticide resistance typically involve elevated activity of detoxifying enzymes and xenobiotic transporters that break-down and excrete insecticide molecules. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms of imidacloprid resistance in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), an insect pest notorious for its capacity to develop insecticide resistance rapidly...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484911/molecular-cloning-and-expression-of-a-glycosyltransferase-from-bacillus-subtilis-for-modification-of-morin-and-related-polyphenols
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Qianqian Wang, Yixiang Xu, Jiaqi Xu, Xudong Wang, Chen Shen, Yan Zhang, Xiufeng Liu, Boyang Yu, Jian Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To characterize glycosyltransferases from Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633 and investigate their substrate specificity towards plant polyphenols. RESULTS: Among the cloned and expressed six UDP-glycosyltransferases (BsGT1-6), BsGT-1 showed activity with a wide range of polyphenols: morin, quercetin, alizarin, rehin, curcumin and aloe emodin. The gene of BsGT-1 has an ORF of 1206 bp encoding 402 amino acids. The recombinant enzyme was purified to homogeneity by Ni-NTA affinity chromatograph, and its biochemical characteristics were identified by HPLC-UV/MS, (1)H-NMR and (13)C-NMR...
May 8, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398082/transcriptomic-response-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-l-heynh-roots-to-ibuprofen
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Premysl Landa, Sylva Prerostova, Lenka Langhansova, Petr Marsik, Tomas Vanek
Surface waters in urban areas are contaminated by ibuprofen (IBP), a popular and extensively used anti-inflammatory drug. In this study, we investigated the transcriptomic response in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. roots with the aim of revealing genes that are potentially involved in IBP detoxification and elucidating the effect of IBP on plants. IBP upregulated 63 and downregulated 38 transcripts (p-value < 0.1, fold change ≥2) after 2-day exposure to a 5-µM (1.03 mg/L) concentration of IBP under hydroponic conditions...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382047/genome-wide-identification-expression-patterns-and-functional-analysis-of-udp-glycosyltransferase-family-in-peach-prunus-persica-l-batsch
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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
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