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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223439/sumoylation-of-turnip-mosaic-virus-rna-polymerase-promotes-viral-infection-by-counteracting-the-host-npr1-mediated-immune-response
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Xiaofei Cheng, Ruyi Xiong, Yinzi Li, Fangfang Li, Xueping Zhou, Aiming Wang
Sumoylation is a transient, reversible dynamic posttranslational modification that regulates diverse cellular processes including plant-pathogen interactions. Sumoylation of NPR1, a master regulator of basal and systemic acquired resistance to a broad spectrum of plant pathogens, activates the defense response. Here, we report that NIb, the only RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) that targets the nucleus upon translation, interacts exclusively with and is sumoylated by SUMO3 (SMALL UBIQUITIN-LIKE MODIFIER3), but not the three other Arabidopsis thaliana SUMO paralogs...
February 21, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220595/guanosine-tetraphosphate-modulates-salicylic-acid-signaling-and-the-resistance-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-to-turnip-mosaic-virus
#2
Hela Abdelkefi, Matteo Sugliani, Ke Hang, Seddik Harchouni, Ludivine Soubigou-Taconnat, Sylvie Citerne, Gregory Mouille, Hatem Fakhfakh, Christophe Robaglia, Ben Field
Chloroplasts can act as key players in the perception and acclimation of plants to incoming environmental signals. A growing body of evidence indicates that chloroplasts play a critical role in plant immunity. Chloroplast function can be regulated by the nucleotides guanosine tetraphosphate and pentaphosphate ((p)ppGpp). In plants (p)ppGpp levels increase in response to abiotic stress and to plant hormones that are involved in abiotic and biotic stress signaling. Here we analyzed the transcriptome of Arabidopsis plants that over accumulate (p)ppGpp and unexpectedly found a decrease in the levels of a broad range of transcripts for plant defense and immunity...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205516/a-viral-protease-relocalizes-in-the-presence-of-the-vector-to-promote-vector-performance
#3
Aurélie Bak, Andrea L Cheung, Chunling Yang, Steven A Whitham, Clare L Casteel
Vector-borne pathogens influence host characteristics relevant to host-vector contact, increasing pathogen transmission and survival. Previously, we demonstrated that infection with Turnip mosaic virus, a member of one of the largest families of plant-infecting viruses, increases vector attraction and reproduction on infected hosts. These changes were due to a single viral protein, NIa-Pro. Here we show that NIa-Pro responds to the presence of the aphid vector during infection by relocalizing to the vacuole...
February 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186489/folding-behavior-of-a-t-shaped-ribosome-binding-translation-enhancer-implicated-in-a-wide-spread-conformational-switch
#4
My-Tra Le, Wojciech K Kasprzak, Taejin Kim, Feng Gao, Megan Yl Young, Xuefeng Yuan, Bruce A Shapiro, Joonil Seog, Anne E Simon
Turnip crinkle virus contains a T-shaped, ribosome-binding, translation enhancer (TSS) in its 3'UTR that serves as a hub for interactions throughout the region. The viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) causes the TSS/surrounding region to undergo a conformational shift postulated to inhibit translation. Using optical tweezers (OT) and steered molecular dynamic simulations (SMD), we found that the unusual stability of pseudoknotted element H4a/Ψ3 required five upstream adenylates, and H4a/Ψ3 was necessary for cooperative association of two other hairpins (H5/H4b) in Mg(2+)...
February 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185156/imi-resistance-associated-to-crop-weed-hybridization-in-a-natural-brassica-rapa-population-characterization-and-fate
#5
M S Ureta, F Torres Carbonell, C Pandolfo, A D Presotto, M A Cantamutto, M Poverene
Wild turnip (Brassica rapa) is a common weed and a close relative to oilseed rape (Brassica napus). The Clearfield® production system is a highly adopted tool which provides an alternative solution for weed management, but its efficiency is threatened by gene transfer from crop to weed relatives. Crop-weed hybrids with herbicide resistance were found in the progeny of a B. rapa population gathered from a weedy stand on the borders of an oilseed rape (B. napus) imidazolinone (IMI)-resistant crop. Interspecific hybrids were confirmed by morphological traits in the greenhouse and experimental field, survival after imazethapyr applications, DNA content through flow cytometry, and pollen viability...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179526/a-sequence-independent-unstructured-ires-is-responsible-for-internal-expression-of-the-coat-protein-of-turnip-crinkle-virus
#6
Jared May, Philip Johnson, Huma Saleem, Anne E Simon
To maximize the coding potential of viral genomes, internal ribosome entry sites (IRES) can be used to bypass the traditional requirement of a 5' cap and some/all of the associated translation initiation factors. Although viral IRES typically contain higher order RNA structure, an unstructured sequence of about 84-nt immediately upstream of the Turnip crinkle virus (TCV) coat protein (CP) ORF has been found to promote internal expression of the CP from the genomic (g)RNA both in vitro and in vivo Absence of extensive RNA structure was predicted using RNA folding algorithms and confirmed by SHAPE structure probing...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174359/discoloration-effects-of-traditional-turkish-beverages-on-different-composite-restoratives
#7
Serdar Baglar, Erol Keskin, Tahir Orun, Abdulhamit Es
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the discoloring effects of five beverages including, especially, traditional Turkish ones on five commonly used dental composites by using a spectrophotometer device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five methacrylate-based composites (shade A2) were selected to evaluate their color stability (175 disk samples). Four of them (Filtek Ultimate Universal, Clearfil Majesty ES-2, Tetric EvoCeram, and Cavex Quadrant Universal LC) were nanofilled universal composites for both anterior and posterior restorations, and one (Clearfil Majesty Posterior) was nano-superfilled for posterior restorations...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148824/biochemical-and-genetic-functional-dissection-of-the-p38-viral-suppressor-of-rna-silencing
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Taichiro Iki, Marie-Aude Tschopp, Olivier Voinnet
Phytoviruses encode viral suppressors of RNA-silencing (VSRs) to counteract the plant antiviral silencing response, which relies on virus-derived small interfering (si)RNAs processed by Dicer RNaseIII enzymes and subsequently loaded into ARGONAUTE (AGO) effector proteins. Here, a tobacco cell-free system was engineered to recapitulate the key steps of antiviral RNA-silencing and, in particular, the most upstream double-stranded (ds)RNA processing reaction, not kinetically investigated thus far in the context of plant VSR studies...
February 1, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131477/advances-on-the-determination-of-thresholds-of-cu-phytotoxicity-in-field-contaminated-soils-in-central-chile
#9
Pedro Mondaca, Joanie Catrin, José Verdejo, Sébastien Sauvé, Alexander Neaman
To better determine phytotoxicity thresholds for metals in the soil, studies should use actual field-contaminated soil samples rather than metal-spiked soil preparations. However, there are surprisingly few such data available for Cu phytotoxicity in field-contaminated soils. Moreover, these studies differ from each other with regards to soil characteristics and experimental setups. This study aimed at more accurately estimating Cu phytotoxicity thresholds using field-collected agricultural soils (Entisols) from areas exposed to contamination from Cu mining...
January 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092131/finish-line-plant-insect-interactions-mediated-by-insect-feeding-mode-and-plant-interference-a-case-study-of-brassica-interactions-with-diamondback-moth-and-turnip-aphid
#10
Mahmoud Soufbaf, Yaghoub Fathipour, Jeffrey A Harvey, Cang Hui
There are gaps in our understanding of plant responses under different insect phytophagy modes and their subsequent effects on the insect herbivores' performance at late season. Here we compared different types of insect feeding by an aphid, Lipaphis erysimi, and a lepidopteran, Plutella xylostella, and how this affected defensive metabolites in leaves of two Brassica species when plants gain maturity. Thiocyanate concentrations after P. xylostella and L. erysimi feeding activities were the same. Total phenolics was higher after the phloem feeder feeding than the folivore activity...
January 16, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018398/cadmium-accumulation-characteristics-in-turnip-landraces-from-china-and-assessment-of-their-phytoremediation-potential-for-contaminated-soils
#11
Xiong Li, Xiaoming Zhang, Ya Yang, Boqun Li, Yuansheng Wu, Hang Sun, Yongping Yang
Heavy metal (HM) pollution is a global environmental problem that threatens ecosystem and human health. Cadmium (Cd) pollution is the most prominent HM pollution type because of its high toxicity, strong migration, and the large polluted area globally. Phytoremediation of contaminated soil is frequently practiced because of its cost-effectiveness and operability and because it has no associated secondary pollution. High-accumulation plants, including those identified as hyperaccumulators, play an important role in phytoremediation...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013378/the-tandem-repeated-organization-of-nb-lrr-genes-in-the-clubroot-resistant-crb-locus-in-brassica-rapa-l
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Katsunori Hatakeyama, Tomohisa Niwa, Takeyuki Kato, Takayoshi Ohara, Tomohiro Kakizaki, Satoru Matsumoto
To facilitate prevention of clubroot disease, a major threat to the successful cultivation of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L.), we bred clubroot-resistant (CR) cultivars by introducing resistance genes from CR turnips via conventional breeding. Among 11 CR loci found in B. rapa, we identified CRb in Chinese cabbage cultivar 'CR Shinki' as a single dominant gene for resistance against Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotype group 3, against which the stacking of Crr1 and Crr2 loci was not effective. However, the precise location and pathotype specificity of CRb have been controversial, because CRa and Rcr1 also map near this locus...
December 24, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982092/incomplete-drb4-dependence-of-the-dcl4-mediated-antiviral-defense
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Xiaofeng Zhang, Xiuchun Zhang, Kunxin Wu, Zhixin Liu, Dawei Li, Feng Qu
The double-stranded RNA-binding protein DRB4 of Arabidopsis was shown previously to contribute to the DICER-LIKE 4 (DCL4)-mediated biogenesis of viral small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) of 21 nucleotides (nt) in size. However, it is unclear whether all 21-nt vsiRNAs are dependent on this DRB4-DCL4 partnership. To resolve this question, we generated dcl2drb4 and dcl4drb4 double knockout mutants, and subjected them to infections with CPB-CC-PDS, a turnip crinkle virus mutant capable of inducing silencing of the PHYTOENE DESATURASE gene...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932519/host-plants-indirectly-influence-plant-virus-transmission-by-altering-gut-cysteine-protease-activity-of-aphid-vectors
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Patricia V Pinheiro, Murad Ghanim, Mariko M Matsuda Alexander, Ana Rita Rebelo, Rogerio S Santos, Benjamin C Orsburn, Stewart Gray, Michelle Cilia
The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, is a vector of the Potato leafroll virus (PLRV, Luteoviridae), transmitted exclusively by aphids in a circulative manner. PLRV transmission efficiency was significantly reduced when a clonal lineage of M. persicae was reared on turnip as compared to the weed physalis, a transient effect caused by a host-switch response. A trend of higher PLRV titer in physalis-reared aphids as compared to turnip-reared aphids was observed at 24h and 72h after virus acquisition. The major difference in the proteomes of these aphids was the upregulation of predicted lysosomal enzymes, in particular the cysteine protease cathepsin B (cathB), in aphids reared on turnip...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869726/highly-sensitive-and-practical-detection-of-plant-viruses-via-electrical-impedance-of-droplets-on-textured-silicon-based-devices
#15
Marianna Ambrico, Paolo Francesco Ambrico, Angelantonio Minafra, Angelo De Stradis, Danilo Vona, Stefania R Cicco, Fabio Palumbo, Pietro Favia, Teresa Ligonzo
Early diagnosis of plant virus infections before the disease symptoms appearance may represent a significant benefit in limiting disease spread by a prompt application of appropriate containment steps. We propose a label-free procedure applied on a device structure where the electrical signal transduction is evaluated via impedance spectroscopy techniques. The device consists of a droplet suspension embedding two representative purified plant viruses i.e., Tomato mosaic virus and Turnip yellow mosaic virus, put in contact with a highly hydrophobic plasma textured silicon surface...
November 18, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856582/complete-nucleotide-sequence-of-an-australian-isolate-of-turnip-mosaic-virus-before-and-after-seven-years-of-serial-passaging
#16
Lara Pretorius, Richard L Moyle, Jessica Dalton-Morgan, Nasser Hussein, Peer M Schenk
The complete genome sequence of an Australian isolate of Turnip mosaic virus was determined by Sanger sequencing. After seven years of serial passaging by mechanical inoculation, the isolate was resequenced by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). Eighteen single nucleotide polymorphisms were identified between the isolates. Both isolates had 96% identity to isolate AUST10.
November 17, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856303/effects-of-tibetan-turnip-brassica-rapa-l-on-promoting-hypoxia-tolerance-in-healthy-humans
#17
Bingquan Chu, Chun Chen, Jiaojie Li, Xiaojian Chen, Yunhong Li, Weimin Tang, Lu Jin, Ying Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tibetan turnip (Brassica rapa L.), widely distributed in Tibet region, is an edible and medical plant with effects of "tonic and anti-hypoxia" "heat-clearing and detoxification" and "alleviating fatigue" according to traditional Tibetan medical books. AIM OF THE STUDY: This research systematically studied the effects of Tibetan turnip on promoting hypoxia-tolerance in humans and the mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 7-d, self-control and single-blind human feeding trial was conducted among 27 healthy subjects with 8 males and 10 females in feeding group fed with 7...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795417/the-potyvirus-silencing-suppressor-protein-vpg-mediates-degradation-of-sgs3-via-ubiquitination-and-autophagy-pathways
#18
Xiaofei Cheng, Aiming Wang
: RNA silencing is an innate antiviral immunity response of plants and animals. To counteract this host immune response, viruses have evolved an effective strategy to protect themselves by the expression of viral suppressors of RNA silencing (VSRs). Most potyviruses encode two VSRs, helper component-proteinase (HC-Pro) and viral genome-linked protein (VPg). The molecular biology of the former has been well characterized, whereas how VPg exerts its function in the suppression of RNA silencing is yet to be understood...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757261/dna-protective-effect-of-ginseng-and-the-antagonistic-effect-of-chinese-turnip-a-supplementation-study
#19
Yim Tong Szeto, Kam Shing Wong, Andrea Han, Sok Cheon Pak, Wouter Kalle
AIM: The aim of this clinical study is to provide scientific evidence for supporting traditional Chinese application and usage to the patients. For this purpose, we tested the ability if Panax ginseng extract to lower oxidative damage to nuclear DNA in human lymphocytes by comparing the effect of cooked Chinese turnip on this effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven healthy subjects (4 males and 3 females from 37 to 60 years) participated two occasions which were at least 2 weeks apart...
September 2016: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716043/the-succession-pattern-of-soil-microbial-communities-and-its-relationship-with-tobacco-bacterial-wilt
#20
Jiaojiao Niu, Zhongwen Rang, Chao Zhang, Wu Chen, Feng Tian, Huaqun Yin, Linjian Dai
BACKGROUND: The interaction mechanism between crop and soil microbial communities is a key issue in both agriculture and soil ecology. However, how soil microbial communities respond to crop planting and ultimately affect crop health still remain unclear. In this research, we explored how soil microbial communities shifted during tobacco cultivation under different rotation systems (control, maize rotation, lily rotation and turnip rotation). RESULTS: Our analyses showed that soil microbial communities had a general response pattern to tobacco planting, as the abundances of Proteobacteria and Planctomycetes increased while Acidobacteria and Verrucomicrobia decreased during tobacco cultivation, no matter which rotation system was adopted...
October 6, 2016: BMC Microbiology
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