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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432097/diazotrophy-overcomes-the-deleterious-growth-phenotype-of-glne-deletion-in-azotobacter-vinelandii
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Florence Mus, Alex Tseng, Ray Dixon, John W Peters
Overcoming the inhibitory effects of excess environmental ammonium on nitrogenase synthesis or activity, or preventing ammonium assimilation, have both been considered as strategies to increase the amount of fixed nitrogen transferred from bacterial to plant partners in associative or symbiotic plant-diazotroph relationships. The GlnE adenylyltransferase/adenylyl-removing enzyme catalyzes reversible adenylylation of glutamine synthetase (GS), thereby affecting the post translational regulation of ammonium assimilation critical for appropriate coordination of carbon and nitrogen assimilation...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432094/the-use-of-synthetic-hybrid-strains-to-determine-the-role-of-replicon-3-in-virulence-of-the-burkholderia-cepacia-complex
#2
Kirsty Agnoli, Roman Freitag, Margarida C Gomes, Christian Jenul, Angela Suppiger, Olga Mannweiler, Carmen Frauenknecht, Daniel Janser, Annette C Vergunst, Leo Eberl
The Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) displays a wealth of metabolic diversity with great biotechnological potential, but the utilisation of these bacteria is limited by their opportunistic pathogenicity to humans. The third replicon of the Bcc, megaplasmid pC3 (0.5 to 1.4 Mb, previously chromosome 3), is important for various phenotypes, including virulence, antifungal and proteolytic activities, and the utilization of certain substrates. Approximately half of plasmid pC3 is well-conserved throughout sequenced Bcc members, while the other half is not...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426703/effects-of-over-expressing-a-native-gene-encoding-5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate-synthase-epsps-on-glyphosate-resistance-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Xiao Yang, Zachery T Beres, Lin Jin, Jason T Parrish, Wanying Zhao, David Mackey, Allison A Snow
Widespread overuse of the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®, has led to the evolution of glyphosate-resistant weed biotypes, some of which persist by overproducing the herbicide's target enzyme, 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). EPSPS is a key enzyme in the shikimic acid pathway for biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids, lignin, and defensive compounds, but little is known about how overproducing EPSPS affects downstream metabolites, growth, or lifetime fitness in the absence of glyphosate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425099/network-analysis-of-adhesion-growth-regulatory-galectins-and-their-binding-sites-in-adult-chicken-retina-and-choroid
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Joachim C Manning, Gabriel García Caballero, Clemens Knospe, Herbert Kaltner, Hans-Joachim Gabius
The highly ordered multilayered organization of the adult chicken retina is a suitable test model for examining zonal distribution of the members of a bioeffector family. Based on the concept of the sugar code, the functional pairing of glycan epitopes with cognate receptors (lectins) is emerging as a means to explain the control of diverse physiological activities. Having recently completed the biochemical characterization of all seven adhesion/growth-regulatory galectins present in chicken, it was possible to establish how the individual characteristics of their expression profiles add up to shape the galectin network, which until now has not been defined at this level of complexity...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424731/identification-of-tify-family-genes-and-analysis-of-their-expression-profiles-in-response-to-phytohormone-treatments-and-melampsora-larici-populina-infection-in-poplar
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Wenxiu Xia, Hongyan Yu, Pei Cao, Jie Luo, Nian Wang
The TIFY domain contains approximately 36 conserved amino acids that form the core motif TIF[F/Y]XG, and they were reported to play important roles in plant growth, tissue development and defense regulation. Moreover, more and more evidence has shown that some members of the TIFY gene family perform their functions by modulating plant hormone signaling pathways. Poplar trees are found worldwide, and they comprise approximately 30 species. Benefit from the importance of poplar and its advanced platform, this tree is considered to be the model perennial plant...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424704/draco-stem-an-automatic-tool-to-generate-high-quality-3d-meshes-of-shoot-apical-meristem-tissue-at-cell-resolution
#6
Guillaume Cerutti, Olivier Ali, Christophe Godin
Context: The shoot apical meristem (SAM), origin of all aerial organs of the plant, is a restricted niche of stem cells whose growth is regulated by a complex network of genetic, hormonal and mechanical interactions. Studying the development of this area at cell level using 3D microscopy time-lapse imaging is a newly emerging key to understand the processes controlling plant morphogenesis. Computational models have been proposed to simulate those mechanisms, however their validation on real-life data is an essential step that requires an adequate representation of the growing tissue to be carried out...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421861/the-plant-dependent-life-cycle-of-thecaphora-thlaspeos-a-smut-fungus-adapted-to-brassicaceae
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Lamprinos Frantzeskakis, Kaitlyn J Courville, Lesley Plücker, Ronny Kellner, Julia Kruse, Andreas Brachmann, Michael Feldbrügge, Vera Göhre
Smut fungi are globally distributed plant pathogens that infect agriculturally important crop plants such as maize or potato. To date, molecular studies on plant responses to smut fungi are challenging due to the genetic complexity of their host plants. Therefore, we set out to investigate the known smut fungus of Brassicaceae hosts, Thecaphora thlaspeos. T. thlaspeos infects different Brassicaceae plant species throughout Europe, including the perennial model plant Arabis alpina. In contrast to characterized smut fungi, mature and dry T...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421050/reveromycins-a-and-b-from-streptomyces-sp-3-10-antifungal-activity-against-plant-pathogenic-fungi-in-vitro-and-in-a-strawberry-food-model-system
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Ang Lyu, Hao Liu, Hongjie Che, Long Yang, Jing Zhang, Mingde Wu, Weidong Chen, Guoqing Li
This study was conducted to determine the antifungal activity of the metabolites from Streptomyces sp. 3-10, and to purify and identify the metabolites. Meanwhile, the taxonomic status of strain 3-10 was re-evaluated. The cultural filtrates of strain 3-10 in potato dextrose broth were extracted with ethyl acetate. The resulting crude extract at 1 and 5 μg/ml inhibited growth of 22 species in 18 genera of plant pathogenic fungi and Oomycetes, accounting for 92% of the total 24 tested species, suggesting that it has a wide antifungal spectrum...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420790/honeybee-gut-microbiota-promotes-host-weight-gain-via-bacterial-metabolism-and-hormonal-signaling
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Hao Zheng, J Elijah Powell, Margaret I Steele, Carsten Dietrich, Nancy A Moran
Social bees harbor a simple and specialized microbiota that is spatially organized into different gut compartments. Recent results on the potential involvement of bee gut communities in pathogen protection and nutritional function have drawn attention to the impact of the microbiota on bee health. However, the contributions of gut microbiota to host physiology have yet to be investigated. Here we show that the gut microbiota promotes weight gain of both whole body and the gut in individual honey bees. This effect is likely mediated by changes in host vitellogenin, insulin signaling, and gustatory response...
April 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419748/the-known-genetic-potential-for-microbial-communities-to-degrade-organic-phosphorus-is-reduced-in-low-ph-soils
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Ian D E A Lidbury, Tandra Fraser, Andrew R J Murphy, David J Scanlan, Gary D Bending, Alexandra M E Jones, Jonathan D Moore, Andrew Goodall, Mark Tibbett, John P Hammond, Elizabeth M H Wellington
In soil, bioavailable inorganic orthophosphate is found at low concentrations and thus limits biological growth. To overcome this phosphorus scarcity, plants and bacteria secrete numerous enzymes, namely acid and alkaline phosphatases, which cleave orthophosphate from various organic phosphorus substrates. Using profile hidden Markov modeling approaches, we investigated the abundance of various non specific phosphatases, both acid and alkaline, in metagenomes retrieved from soils with contrasting pH regimes...
April 16, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416753/synergistic-effects-of-the-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-ctla-4-combined-with-the-growth-inhibitor-lycorine-in-a-mouse-model-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Xiezhao Li, Peng Xu, Chongshan Wang, Naijin Xu, Abai Xu, Yawen Xu, Takuya Sadahira, Motoo Araki, Koichiro Wada, Eiji Matsuura, Masami Watanabe, Junxia Zheng, Pinghua Sun, Peng Huang, Yasutomo Nasu, Chunxiao Liu
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) management has undergone a major transformation over the past decade; immune checkpoint inhibitors are currently undergoing clinical trials and show promising results. However, the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with metastatic RCC (mRCC) is still limited. Lycorine, an alkaloid extracted from plants of the Amaryllidaceae family, is touted as a potential anti-cancer drug because of its demonstrative growth inhibition capacity (induction of cell cycle arrest and inhibition of vasculogenic mimicry formation)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414205/molecular-tumor-targeting-of-gelonin-by-fusion-with-f3-peptide
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Song-Hee Ham, Kyoung Ah Min, Meong Cheol Shin
Therapeutically potent macromolecular drugs have shown great promise for overcoming the limitations of small-molecule anti-cancer drugs. But tumor cell-selective intracellular delivery of the macromolecules remains a major hurdle for their successful clinical application. To overcome this challenge, we engineered a novel genetic fusion protein (F3-Gel) that composed of F3 peptide, a tumor-homing peptide, and gelonin, a plant-derived ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP), and then evaluated its anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413947/novel-signaling-interface-constituted-with-membrane-receptor-like-kinases-emerged-from-the-study-of-interaction-and-transphosphorylation-of-bri1-and-bak1
#13
Cheng Li, Shan Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang
BRI1 and BAK1 are Receptor-Like Kinases (RLKs), one of the largest gene families in plants participating in various cell signal transduction from cell surface to cytoplasm with oligomerization and phosphorylation to regulate plant growth, development, immunity, and environmental responses. Based on the recent investigations on the BRI1 and BAK1 and other RLKs involving in the receptor complex formation, trans phosphorylation, phosphorylation sites identification, downstream substrates identification, and so on, it is recovered that the receptors oligomerization and phosphorylation integrate multiple distinct signaling to realize signaling modulation, divergence, convergence, and specificity...
April 14, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412566/removal-mechanisms-of-benzotriazoles-in-duckweed-lemna-minor-wastewater-treatment-systems
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Georgia Gatidou, Maria Oursouzidou, Aimilia Stefanatou, Athanasios S Stasinakis
The fate of five benzotriazoles (1H-benzotriazole, BTR; 4-methyl-1H-benzotriazole, 4TTR; 5-methyl-1H-benzotriazole, 5TTR; xylytriazole, XTR and 5-chlorobenzotriazole, CBTR) was studied in batch and continuous-flow Lemna minor systems and the role of different mechanisms on their removal was evaluated. Single and joint toxicity experiments were initially conducted using the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) protocol 221 and no inhibition on specific growth rate of Lemna minor was observed for concentrations up to 200μgL(-1)...
April 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412456/dietary-proanthocyanidins-prevent-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-through-enhanced-repair-of-damaged-dna-dependent-activation-of-immune-sensitivity
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REVIEW
Santosh K Katiyar, Harish C Pal, Ram Prasad
Numerous plant products have been used to prevent and manage a wide variety of diseases for centuries. These products are now considered as promising options for the development of more effective and less toxic alternatives to the systems of medicine developed primarily in developed countries in the modern era. Grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) are of great interest due to their anti-carcinogenic effects that have been demonstrated using various tumor models including ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced non-melanoma skin cancer...
April 12, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411402/transcriptomics-of-cereal-fusarium-graminearum-interactions-what-we-have-learned-so-far
#16
REVIEW
Kemal Kazan, Donald M Gardiner
The ascomycete fungal pathogen Fusarium graminearum causes the globally important Fusarium head blight (FHB) disease on cereal hosts such as wheat, barley and maize. In addition to reducing grain yield, infection by this pathogen causes major quality losses. In particular, the contamination of food and feed with the F. graminearum trichothecene toxin deoxynivalenol (DON) can have many adverse short- and long-term effects on human and animal health. During the last decade, the interaction between F. graminearum and both cereal and model hosts has been extensively studied through transcriptome analyses...
April 15, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409921/mesenchymal-stem-cells-seeded-regenerated-silk-fibroin-complex-matrices-for-liver-regeneration-in-an-animal-model-of-acute-liver-failure
#17
Lijuan Xu, Shufang Wang, Xiang Sui, Yu Wang, Yinan Su, Li Huang, Yunwei Zhang, Zheng Chen, Qianqian Chen, Haitao Du, Yaopeng Zhang, Li Yan
The shortage of organ donation is the main limitation to liver transplantation as a treatment for the end-stage liver disease or acute liver failure. In order to develop an alternative therapy for acute liver failure, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) seeded regenerated silk fibroin (RSF) matrices were evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) were planted and grown on RSF scaffolds to form scaffolds complex, respectively...
April 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408182/a-yeast-growth-assay-to-characterize-plant-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-parp-proteins-and-inhibitors
#18
Dagmar Rissel, Peter Paul Heym, Edgar Peiter
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) have been implicated in responses of plants to DNA damage and numerous stresses, whereby the mechanistic basis of the interference is often unclear. Therefore, the identification of specific inhibitors and potential interactors of plant PARPs is desirable. For this purpose, we established an assay based on heterologous expression of PARP genes from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana in yeast. Expression of AtPARPs caused an inhibition of yeast growth to different extent, which was alleviated by inhibitors targeted at human PARPs...
April 10, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405794/a-model-for-the-spread-of-an-invasive-weed-tradescantia-fluminensis
#19
Alexandra B Hogan, Mary R Myerscough
Tradescantia fluminensis is an invasive weed and a serious threat to native forests in eastern Australia and New Zealand. Current methods of eradication are often ineffective, so understanding the growth mechanisms of Tradescantia is important in formulating better control strategies. We present a partial differential equation (PDE) model for Tradescantia growth and spatial proliferation that accounts for Tradescantia's particular creeping and branching morphology, and the impact of self-shading on plant growth...
April 12, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400496/pea-border-cell-maturation-and-release-involve-complex-cell-wall-structural-dynamics
#20
Jozef Mravec, Xiaoyuan Guo, Aleksander R Hansen, Julia Schückel, Stjepan Kresimir Kracun, Maria Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Grégory Mouille, Ida Elisabeth Johansen, Peter Ulvskov, David Domozych, William George Tycho Willats
The adhesion of plant cells is vital for support and protection of the plant body and is maintained by a variety of molecular associations between cell wall components. In some specialized cases though, plant cells are programmed to detach and root cap-derived border cells are examples of this. Border cells (in some species known as border-like cells) provide an expendable barrier between roots and the environment. Their maturation and release is an important but poorly characterized cell separation event. To gain a deeper insight into the complex cellular dynamics underlying this process, we undertook a systematic, detailed analysis of pea (Pisum sativum) root tip cell walls...
April 11, 2017: Plant Physiology
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