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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941016/ethyl-acetate-fraction-from-methanol-extraction-of-vitis-thunbergii-var-taiwaniana-induced-g0-g1-phase-arrest-via-inhibition-of-cyclins-d-and-e-and-induction-of-apoptosis-through-caspase-dependent-and-independent-pathways-in-human-prostate-carcinoma-du145-cells
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Chia-Hsin Lin, Hsiao-Sung Chan, Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Shinji Funayama, Chao-Lin Kuo, Jing-Gung Chung
Vitis thunbergii var. taiwaniana (VTT) is a wild grape native to Taiwan, belonging to the Vitaceae family and Vitis genus, and widely used as folk herbal medicine. It is traditionally used for the treatment of diarrhea, hypertension, neuroprotection, jaundice, and arthritis. We used the wild-collected VTT and sterilized them to establish the plant tissue culture, and then took the leaves for DNA sequencing to determine its original base. We use methanol to extract VTT in four different solvents: 1-butanol, n-hexane, ethyl acetate, and water...
September 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933036/resistance-genes-in-piper-colubrinum-in-silico-survey-from-leaf-transcriptome-and-expression-studies-upon-challenge-inoculation-with-phytophthora-capsici
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Neema Malik, Johnson K George
The oomycetes, Phytophthora capsici, cause foot rot disease in black pepper. Piper colubrinum Link, a distant relative of cultivated black pepper, is highly resistant to this destructive pathogen. Identification of resistance (R) genes in P. colubrinum and the study of its expression profile during interaction with the pathogen can help in understanding the resistance mechanism involved. In the present study, 1289 R gene-related transcripts were mined from P. colubrinum transcriptome, clustered, and classified according to the conserved motifs and domains...
September 20, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930998/in-vitro-ovule-cultivation-for-live-cell-imaging-of-zygote-polarization-and-embryo-patterning-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Daisuke Kurihara, Yusuke Kimata, Tetsuya Higashiyama, Minako Ueda
In most flowering plants, the zygote and embryo are hidden deep in the mother tissue, and thus it has long been a mystery of how they develop dynamically; for example, how the zygote polarizes to establish the body axis and how the embryo specifies various cell fates during organ formation. This manuscript describes an in vitro ovule culture method to perform live-cell imaging of developing zygotes and embryos of Arabidopsis thaliana. The optimized cultivation medium allows zygotes or early embryos to grow into fertile plants...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928753/peg-induces-high-expression-of-the-cell-cycle-checkpoint-gene-wee1-in-embryogenic-callus-of-medicago-truncatula-potential-link-between-cell-cycle-checkpoint-regulation-and-osmotic-stress
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Adel M Elmaghrabi, Hilary J Rogers, Dennis Francis, Sergio J Ochatt
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) can be used to mimic osmotic stress in plant tissue cultures to study mechanisms of tolerance. The aim of this experiment was to investigate the effects of PEG (M.W. 6000) on embryogenic callus of Medicago truncatula. Leaf explants were cultured on MS medium with 2 mg L(-1) NAA and 0.5 mg L(-1) BAP for 5 months. Then, calli were transferred to the same medium further supplemented with 10% (w/v) 6000 PEG for 6 months in order to study physiological and putative molecular markers of water stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924554/molecular-cloning-and-functional-identification-of-sterol-c24-methyltransferase-gene-from-tripterygium-wilfordii
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Hongyu Guan, Yujun Zhao, Ping Su, Yuru Tong, Yujia Liu, Tianyuan Hu, Yifeng Zhang, Xianan Zhang, Jia Li, Xiaoyi Wu, Luqi Huang, Wei Gao
Sterol C24-methyltransferase (SMT) plays multiple important roles in plant growth and development. SMT1, which belongs to the family of transferases and transforms cycloartenol into 24-methylene cycloartenol, is involved in the biosynthesis of 24-methyl sterols. Here, we report the cloning and characterization of a cDNA encoding a sterol C24-methyltransferase from Tripterygium wilfordii (TwSMT1). TwSMT1 (GenBank access number KU885950) is a 1530 bp cDNA with a 1041 bp open reading frame predicted to encode a 346-amino acid, 38...
September 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923015/transcriptome-analysis-of-pseudostellaria-heterophylla-in-response-to-the-infection-of-pathogenic-fusarium-oxysporum
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Xianjin Qin, Hongmiao Wu, Jun Chen, Linkun Wu, Sheng Lin, Muhammad Umar Khan, Mohammad Reza Boorboori, Wenxiong Lin
BACKGROUND: Pseudostellaria heterophylla (P. heterophylla), a herbaceous perennial, belongs to Caryophyllaceae family and is one of the Chinese herbal medicine with high pharmacodynamic value. It can be used to treat the spleen deficiency, anorexia, weakness after illness and spontaneous perspiration symptoms. Our previous study found that consecutive monoculture of Pseudostellaria heterophylla could lead to the deterioration of the rhizosphere microenvironment. The specialized forms of pathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum f...
September 18, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922840/quantification-of-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-c58-attachment-to-arabidopsis-thaliana-roots
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Anna Petrovicheva, Jessica Joyner, Theodore R Muth
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease and is a vector for DNA transfer in transgenic plants. The transformation process by A. tumefaciens has been widely studied, but the attachment stage has not been well characterized. Most measurements of attachment have used microscopy and colony counting, both of which are labor and time intensive. To reduce the time and effort required to analyze bacteria attaching to plant tissues, we developed a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assay to quantify attached A...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921941/the-lactococcus-lactis-kf147-nonribosomal-peptide-synthetase-polyketide-synthase-system-confers-resistance-to-oxidative-stress-during-growth-on-plant-leaf-tissue-lysate
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Benjamin L Golomb, Annabelle O Yu, Laurynne C Coates, Maria L Marco
Strains of Lactococcus lactis isolated from plant tissues possess adaptations that support their survival and growth in plant-associated microbial habitats. We previously demonstrated that genes coding for a hybrid nonribosomal peptide synthetase/polyketide synthase (NRPS/PKS) system involved in production of an uncharacterized secondary metabolite are specifically induced in L. lactis KF147 during growth on plant tissues. Notably, this NRPS/PKS has only been identified in plant-isolated strains of L. lactis...
September 18, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913804/doubled-haploid-laboratory-protocol-for-wheat-using-wheat-maize-wide-hybridization
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Meenakshi Santra, Hong Wang, Scott Seifert, Scott Haley
In traditional wheat breeding, the uniformity of lines derived from a breeding population is obtained by repeated selfing from the F1 which takes several generations to reach homozygosity in loci controlling traits of interest. Using doubled haploid technology, however, it is possible to attain 100% homozygosity at all loci in a single generation and completely homogeneous breeding lines can be obtained in 1-2 years. Thus, doubled haploid technology may significantly reduce cultivar development time. Two major methods for producing wheat doubled haploids are androgenesis (anther culture and microspore culture) and embryo culture using wheat-maize wide hybridization, the latter being the most effective and widely used method...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913800/wheat-genetic-transformation-using-mature-embryos-as-explants
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Harsh Chauhan, Paramjit Khurana
Feeding the growing population utilizing the limited agricultural resources remains a great challenge. Plant biotechnology plays a vital role in crop improvement by incorporating desired quality traits, tolerance to abiotic stresses and resistance to biotic stresses, which are otherwise tough to achieve by conventional plant breeding methodologies. Genetic engineering is a powerful tool to develop desired traits in selected crops to make the crops suitable for future demand and environment. For genetic engineering of crops like wheat, the development of efficient transformation and regeneration systems has always been a prime requirement...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911623/a-comparative-study-of-three-tissue-cultured-dendrobium-species-and-their-wild-correspondences-by-headspace-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-combined-with-chemometric-methods
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Nai-Dong Chen, Tao You, Jun Li, Li-Tao Bai, Jing-Wen Hao, Xiao-Yuan Xu
Plant tissue culture technique is widely used in the conservation and utilization of rare and endangered medicinal plants and it is crucial for tissue culture stocks to obtain the ability to produce similar bioactive components as their wild correspondences. In this paper, a headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method combined with chemometric methods was applied to analyze and evaluate the volatile compounds in tissue-cultured and wild Dendrobium huoshanense Cheng and Tang, Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo and Dendrobium moniliforme (Linn...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901663/antifungal-and-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-conditioner-containing-plant-derived-component-an-in-vitro-study
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Yoshihito Naito, Hiromichi Yumoto, Kiran Kumar Hs, Takashi Matsuo, Katsuhiko Hirota, Yoichiro Miyake, Kan Nagao, Yoritoki Tomotake, Ryo Jimbo, Tetsuo Ichikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the antifungal activity and mechanical properties of a novel antifungal tissue conditioner containing Juncus powder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Juncus powder was mixed with GC tissue conditioner at concentrations of 2.5%, 5.0%, and 10.0% by mass. The cylindrical specimens of Juncus-mixed tissue conditioner (dimensions: 10 mm in diameter and 2 and 6 mm in height for antimicrobial and mechanical tests, respectively) were prepared. The specimens placed on the bottom of the 24-well tissue culture plate were cultured with Candida albicans CAD1 for 2 and 4 days...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900399/acacetin-from-traditionally-used-saussurea-involucrata-kar-et-kir-suppressed-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-attenuated-lipid-accumulation-in-obese-mice
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Chian-Jiun Liou, Shu-Ju Wu, Li-Chen Chen, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Chih-Ying Chen, Wen-Chung Huang
Acacetin, a flavone that can be isolated from the Saussurea involucrata plant, has anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties that ameliorate airway hyperresponsiveness in asthmatic mice. This study investigated whether acacetin has anti-adipogenic effects in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and whether it regulates the inflammatory response in adipocytes and macrophages. It also investigated whether acacetin ameliorates lipid accumulation in high-fat diet- (HFD) induced obese mice. Differentiated 3T3-L1 cells were treated with acacetin...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899503/salicylate-based-phytopharmaceuticals-induce-adaptive-cytokine-and-chemokine-network-responses-in-human-fibroblast-cultures
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Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich, Frederik Hartbrod, Olaf Kelber, Jürgen Müller, Anna Koptina, Heike Zeitler
BACKGROUND: Cytokines and chemokines (CC) play a central role in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes. Neutralising antibodies for single proinflammatory cytokines have developed into a powerful, though expensive and not always curative therapeutic strategy for severe diseases. Considering the redundancy of CC functions, network (N) rather than single target approaches are essential. Phytopharmaceuticals, common adjuvant therapies, are known modulators of a broad spectrum of CCs, but as complex mixtures with multiple targets they have not been systematically investigated...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898773/increased-accumulation-of-pb-and-cd-from-contaminated-soil-with-scirpus-triqueter-by-the-combined-application-of-nta-and-apg
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Xiaoxin Hu, Xiaoyan Liu, Xinying Zhang, Liya Cao, Jing Chen, Hang Yu
Phytoremediation of heavy metals contaminated soils shows many advantages and it can be improved by adding chelating agents and surfactants. In this study, pot culture experiments were set up to explore the effect of alone application of nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) and combined application of NTA and alkyl polyglucoside (APG) on changes in absorption and adsorption of heavy metals by root of Scirpus triqueter and bioaccumulation of metals in single or co-contamination. Different additives were added into the soils artificially after 10 d and heavy metals extracted from different plant tissues were analyzed after 60 d...
September 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886311/effect%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-sucrose-concentrations-on-stevia-rebaudiana-bertoni-tissue-culture-and-gene-expression
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T Ghorbani, D Kahrizi, M Saeidi, I Arji
Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni is known as sweet plant which it contains a high level of steviol glycosides in the leaves.  This plant has been used from centuries ago as a sweetener for tea. One of the most important steviol glycosides is stevioside that is attractive for diabetic persons. Tissue culture is the only rapid process for the mass propagation of stevia. One of the most important factors in the medium is sucrose that is a necessary for plant growth. In the present study, we use nodal segments of the stem as explants in mediums with different sucrose concentration (50 mM, 100mM and 150mM)...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885140/xenogenic-rolling-circle-replication-of-a-synthetic-beak-and-feather-disease-virus-genomic-clone-in-293tt-mammalian-cells-and-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Guy L Regnard, Warren R J de Moor, Inga I Hitzeroth, Anna-Lise Williamson, Edward P Rybicki
The preparation of infectious beak and feather disease circovirus virions (BFDV) has until now relied on the extraction of virus from whole tissue of deceased or euthanized parrots known to be infected with the virus. Extraction from diseased tissue is necessary, as the virus has yet to be grown in vitro using tissue-cultured cells from any source. While infectious DNA clones have been synthesized for porcine and duck circoviruses, and both replicate in host cells and result in active viral infection in animals, this has not been shown for BFDV...
September 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879514/maternal-doubled-haploid-production-in-interploidy-hybridization-between-brassica-napus-and-brassica-allooctaploids
#18
Shaohong Fu, Liqin Yin, Mingchao Xu, Yun Li, Maolin Wang, Jin Yang, Tingdong Fu, Jisheng Wang, Jinxiong Shen, Asif Ali, Qiong Zou, Bin Yi, Jing Wen, Lanrong Tao, Zeming Kang, Rong Tang
We found a new in vivo route to produce maternal doubled haploid of Brassica napus . The pollen donor, an allooctaploid rapeseed, acts as a DH inducer. Inbred line has a powerful advantage in cultivar breeding and genetic analysis. Compared to the traditional breeding methods, doubled haploid production can save years off the breeding process. Though genotype-dependent tissue culture methods are widely used in the Brassica crops, seed-based in vivo doubled haploid developing systems are rare in nature and in the laboratory...
September 6, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871533/multisense-a-multimodal-sensor-tool-enabling-the-high-throughput-analysis-of-respiration
#19
Peter Keil, Gregor Liebsch, Ljudmilla Borisjuk, Hardy Rolletschek
The high-throughput analysis of respiratory activity has become an important component of many biological investigations. Here, a technological platform, denoted the "MultiSense tool," is described. The tool enables the parallel monitoring of respiration in 100 samples over an extended time period, by dynamically tracking the concentrations of oxygen (O2) and/or carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or pH within an airtight vial. Its flexible design supports the quantification of respiration based on either oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide release, thereby allowing for the determination of the physiologically significant respiratory quotient (the ratio between the quantities of CO2 released and the O2 consumed)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870292/nutrients-and-host-attributes-modulate-the-abundance-and-functional-traits-of-phyllosphere-microbiome-in-rice
#20
Shobit Thapa, Radha Prasanna, Kunal Ranjan, Kulandaivelu Velmourougane, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan
The abundance of phyllosphere bacterial communities of seven genotypes of rice ADT- 38, ADT-43, CR-1009, PB-1, PS-5, P-44, and PB-1509 was investigated, in relation to nutrient dynamics of rhizosphere and leaves. P-44 genotype recorded highest pigment accumulation, while genotypes CR-1009 and P-44 exhibited most number of different bacterial morphotypes, Colony forming units in two media (Nutrient agar and R2A) varied significantly and ranged from 10(6)-10(7) per g plant tissues. Among the selected 60 distinct morphotypes, IAA and siderophore producers were the dominant functional types...
November 2017: Microbiological Research
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