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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668080/control-of-the-ethylene-signaling-pathway-prevents-plant-defenses-during-intracellular-accommodation-of-the-rhizobia
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Fathi Berrabah, Thierry Balliau, El Hosseyn Aït-Salem, Jeoffrey George, Michel Zivy, Pascal Ratet, Benjamin Gourion
Massive intracellular populations of symbiotic bacteria, referred to as rhizobia, are housed in legume root nodules. Little is known about the mechanisms preventing the development of defense in these organs although genes such as symCRK and DNF2 of the model legume Medicago truncatula are required for this control after rhizobial internalization in host nodule cells. Here we investigated the molecular basis of the symbiotic control of immunity. Proteomic analysis was performed to compare functional (wild-type) and defending nodules (symCRK)...
April 18, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668046/black-cohosh-extracts-and-powders-induce-micronuclei-a-biomarker-of-genetic-damage-in-human-cells
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Stephanie L Smith-Roe, Carol D Swartz, Kim G Shepard, Steven M Bryce, Stephen D Dertinger, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Scott S Auerbach, Kristine L Witt
Black cohosh extract (BCE) is a widely used dietary supplement marketed to women to alleviate symptoms of gynecological ailments, yet its toxicity has not been well characterized. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) previously reported significant increases in micronucleated erythrocytes in peripheral blood of female Wistar Han rats and B6C3F1/N mice administered 15-1,000 mg BCE/kg/day by gavage for 90 days. These animals also developed a dose-dependent nonregenerative macrocytic anemia characterized by clinical changes consistent with megaloblastic anemia...
April 18, 2018: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667998/isolation-purification-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-a-glucan-from-the-root-of-pueraria-lobata
#3
Can Xu, Ningbo Qin, Chunyan Yan, Shumei Wang
The root of Pueraria lobata is considered to be a medicinal and edible herb for the treatment of diabetes, and it has a long history of application in China. To explore the constituents responsible for the anti-hyperglycemic activities of P. lobata, a water-soluble polysaccharide (PL70-1-1) was isolated and purified by using a DEAE-Cellulose 52 anion exchange column and a Sephacryl S-100 gel filtration column. Its molecular weight (2584 Da) was determined by high performance gel permeation chromatography (HPGPC)...
April 18, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667991/estimating-system-parameters-for-solvent-water-and-plant-cuticle-water-using-quantum-chemically-estimated-abraham-solute-parameters
#4
Yuzhen Liang, Tifany L Torralba-Sanchez, Dominic M Di Toro
Polyparameter Linear Free Energy Relationships (pp-LFERs) using Abraham system parameters have many useful applications. However, developing the Abraham system parameters depends on the availability and quality of the Abraham solute parameters. Using Quantum Chemically estimated Abraham solute Parameters (QCAP) is shown to produce pp-LFERs that have lower root mean square errors (RMSEs) of predictions for solvent-water partition coefficients than parameters that are estimated using other presently available methods...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667782/hypofolins-a-l-ent-labdane-diterpenoids-from-the-roots-of-hypoestes-phyllostachya-pink-splash
#5
Bin Cheng, Lin-Fen Ding, Tong Yan, Zhang-Qiao Xie, Zhi-Jun Zhang, Liu-Dong Song, Xing-De Wu, Qin-Shi Zhao
Twelve new ent-labdane diterpenoids, hypofolins A-F (1-6) and hypofolins G-L (7a/7b, 8a/8b, and 9a/9b), were isolated from the roots of Hypoestes phyllostachya "Pink Splash". Their structures were elucidated by extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic and HRMS data. The absolute configurations of 1, 2, 5, and 7a/7b were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction and ECD analysis, as well as chemical transformations. Compounds 7a/7b, 8a/8b, and 9a/9b were isolated as three pairs of interconverting mixture of two isomers between ketone and hemiketal types...
April 18, 2018: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667468/growth-hormone-receptor-gene-is-related-to-root-length-and-tooth-length-in-human-teeth
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Yu Hikita, Tetsutaro Yamaguchi, Daisuke Tomita, Mohamed Adel, Takatoshi Nakawaki, Koshu Katayama, Koutaro Maki, Ryosuke Kimura
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between tooth length and growth hormone receptor (GHR) gene variants in a healthy Japanese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects consisted of 193 Japanese adults (69 men, 124 women), aged 13 to 56 years. Genomic DNA was extracted from saliva and genotyped GHR rs6184 and rs6180 variants using the Taqman genotyping. Computed tomography (CT) images were acquired using a dental cone-beam CT scanner and reconstructed using open-source OsiriX medical image processing software...
April 18, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667322/bhlh104-confers-tolerance-to-cadmium-stress-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#7
Xiani Yao, Yuerong Cai, Diqiu Yu, Gang Liang
Cd is a non-essential heavy metal that is toxic to both plants and animals. Here, we reveal that the transcription factor bHLH104 positively regulates Cd tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. We found that Fe deficiency-responsive genes were induced by Cd treatment, and that their upregulation was suppressed in bhlh104 loss-of-function mutants but enhanced upon overexpression of bHLH104. Correspondingly, the bhlh104 mutants displayed sensitivity to Cd stress, whereas plants overexpressing bHLH104 exhibited enhanced Cd tolerance...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667236/recent-advances-in-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionisation-mass-spectrometry-imaging-maldi-msi-for-in-situ-analysis-of-endogenous-molecules-in-plants
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Liang Qin, Yawen Zhang, Yaqin Liu, Huixin He, Manman Han, Yanyan Li, Maomao Zeng, Xiaodong Wang
INTRODUCTION: Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) as a label-free and powerful imaging technique enables in situ evaluation of a tissue metabolome and/or proteome, becoming increasingly popular in the detection of plant endogenous molecules. OBJECTIVE: The characterization of structure and spatial information of endogenous molecules in plants are both very important aspects to better understand the physiological mechanism of plant organism. METHODS: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) is a commonly-used tissue imaging technique, which requires matrix to assist in situ detection of a variety of molecules on the surface of a tissue section...
April 17, 2018: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667213/photosynthesis-is-differently-regulated-during-and-after-copper-induced-nutritional-stress-in-citrus-trees
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Franz W R Hippler, Veronica L Dovis, Rodrigo M Boaretto, Jose A Quaggio, Ricardo A Azevedo, Lorraine E Williams, Dirceu Mattos
Antioxidant enzymatic responses in Citrus leaves under Cu-induced stress depends on rootstock genotypes. However, there is a lack of information about how woody plants recover growth capacity after exposure to elevated Cu and whether growth is affected by the redistribution of the metal to new vegetative parts and consequently whether photosynthesis is affected. Therefore, the biomass of plants and Cu concentrations in new leaf flushes were determined in young citrus trees grafted onto contrasting rootstocks [Swingle citrumelo (SW) and Rangpur lime (RL)]...
April 17, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666977/candidate-genes-of-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-selaginella-bryopteris-l-baker-identified-by-rna-seq
#10
Ravi S Singh, Ravi Kesari, Ujjwal Kumar, Vikash Kumar Jha, Anjani Kumar, Tribhuwan Kumar, Awadhesh K Pal, Prabhash K Singh
In the present study, de novo transcriptome analysis of Selaginella bryopteris in frond and root was performed to understand the regulation of flavonoid (FL) biosynthesis. High-quality data of 5.84 and 5.86 Gb was generated for frond and root, respectively, that assembled into 94,713 and 81,567 transcripts. A total of 87,471 and 73,395 unigenes were obtained from frond and root, respectively. A total of 41,267 and 31,048 CDS of frond and root, respectively, were annotated by BLASTX, which showed maximum hits against S...
April 18, 2018: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666932/-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-an-update
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V Dimova, F Birklein
The acute phase of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is pathophysiologically characterized by an activation of the immune system and its associated inflammatory response. During the course of CRPS, central nervous symptoms like mechanical hyperalgesia, loss of sensation, and body perception disorders develop. Psychological factors such as pain-related anxiety and traumatic events might have a negative effect on the treatment outcome. While the visible inflammatory symptoms improve, the pain often persists...
April 17, 2018: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666780/identification-expression-analysis-and-molecular-modeling-of-iron-deficiency-specific-clone-3-ids3-like-gene-in-hexaploid-wheat
#12
Priyanka Mathpal, Upendra Kumar, Anuj Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Sachin Malik, Naveen Kumar, H S Dhaliwal, Sundip Kumar
Graminaceous plants secrete hydroxylated phytosiderophores encoded by the genes iron-deficiency-specific clone 2 ( Ids2 ) and iron-deficiency-specific clone 3 ( Ids3 ). An effort was made to identify a putative ortholog of Hodeum vulgare Ids3 gene in hexaploid wheat. The protein structure of TaIDS3 was modeled using homology modeling and structural behavior of modeled structure was analyzed at 20 ns. The simulation trajectory using molecular dynamics simulation suggested the model to be stable with no large fluctuations in residues and local domain level RMSF values (< 2...
April 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666758/-rhinochelys-amaberti-moret-1935-a-protostegid-turtle-from-the-early-cretaceous-of-france
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Isaure Scavezzoni, Valentin Fischer
Modern marine turtles (chelonioids) are the remnants of an ancient radiation that roots in the Cretaceous. The oldest members of that radiation are first recorded from the Early Cretaceous and a series of species are known from the Albian-Cenomanian interval, many of which have been allocated to the widespread but poorly defined genus Rhinochelys , possibly concealing the diversity and the evolution of early marine turtles. In order to better understand the radiation of chelonioids, we redescribe the holotype and assess the taxonomy of Rhinochelys amaberti Moret (1935) (UJF-ID...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666679/intrauterine-fetal-blood-transfusion-descriptive-study-of-the-first-four-years-experience-in-oman
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Arwa Z Al-Riyami, Mouza Al-Salmani, Sabria N Al-Hashami, Sabah Al-Mahrooqi, Ali Al-Marhoobi, Sumaiya Al-Hinai, Saif Al-Hosni, Sathiya M Panchatcharam, Zainab A Al-Arimi
Objectives: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) causes hydrops fetalis . The successful treatment of HDFN has been reported with intrauterine blood transfusion (IUT). This study aimed to describe the initial experience with IUT procedures in Oman. Methods: This retrospective observational study took place at the Royal Hospital and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Blood Bank, Muscat, Oman, and included all women who underwent IUT procedures in Oman between March 2012 and March 2016...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666628/you-shall-not-pass-root-vacuoles-as-a-symplastic-checkpoint-for-metal-translocation-to-shoots-and-possible-application-to-grain-nutritional-quality
#15
REVIEW
Felipe K Ricachenevsky, Artur T de Araújo Junior, Janette P Fett, Raul A Sperotto
Plant nutrient uptake is performed mostly by roots, which have to acquire nutrients while avoiding excessive amounts of essential and toxic elements. Apoplastic barriers such as the casparian strip and suberin deposition block free diffusion from the rhizosphere into the xylem, making selective plasma membrane transporters able to control elemental influx into the root symplast, efflux into the xylem and therefore shoot translocation. Additionally, transporters localized to the tonoplast of root cells have been demonstrated to regulate the shoot ionome, and may be important for seed elemental translocation...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666506/insights-into-aluminum-tolerance-pathways-in-stylosanthes-as-revealed-by-rna-seq-analysis
#16
Caode Jiang, Lusheng Liu, Xiaofeng Li, Rongrong Han, Yunmin Wei, Yongxiong Yu
Stylo has a great potential for Al3+ resistance in acidic soils through secretion of citrate from the roots. To get insight into the molecular mechanisms responsible, transcriptomic changes were investigated in the roots after treatment with T01 (-Al3+ , pH6.0), T02 (-Al3+ , pH4.3) and T03 (50 µM AlCl3 , pH4.3). In total, 83,197 unigenes generated from 130,933 contigs were obtained. Of them, 282, 148 and 816 differentially expressed unigenes (DEGs) were revealed in T01_vs_T02, T02_vs_T03 and T01_vs_T03 comparison, respectively (FDR < 0...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666352/quantitative-trait-loci-mapping-for-stomatal-traits-in-interspecific-hybrids-of-eucalyptus
#17
M Sumathi, V K W Bachpai, B Deeparaj, A Mayavel, Modhumita Ghosh Dasgupta, B Nagarajan, D Rajasugunasekar, V Sivakumar, R Yasodha
Eucalyptus is an important industrial species with tolerance to drought and salt stress. Genetic improvement activities including quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping for pulping and adventitious rooting traits are in progress, but no information is available on the genomic regions on adaptive traits such as stomatal characteristics. In this study, an interspecific cross between Eucalyptus tereticornis and E. grandis was generated for the development of genetic map and QTL identification for stomatal traits...
March 2018: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666319/shifting-plant-species-composition-in-response-to-climate-change-stabilizes-grassland-primary-production
#18
Huiying Liu, Zhaorong Mi, Li Lin, Yonghui Wang, Zhenhua Zhang, Fawei Zhang, Hao Wang, Lingli Liu, Biao Zhu, Guangmin Cao, Xinquan Zhao, Nathan J Sanders, Aimée T Classen, Peter B Reich, Jin-Sheng He
The structure and function of alpine grassland ecosystems, including their extensive soil carbon stocks, are largely shaped by temperature. The Tibetan Plateau in particular has experienced significant warming over the past 50 y, and this warming trend is projected to intensify in the future. Such climate change will likely alter plant species composition and net primary production (NPP). Here we combined 32 y of observations and monitoring with a manipulative experiment of temperature and precipitation to explore the effects of changing climate on plant community structure and ecosystem function...
April 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666318/economics-and-policy-driven-organic-carbon-input-enhancement-dominates-soil-organic-carbon-accumulation-in-chinese-croplands
#19
Yongcun Zhao, Meiyan Wang, Shuijin Hu, Xudong Zhang, Zhu Ouyang, Ganlin Zhang, Biao Huang, Shiwei Zhao, Jinshui Wu, Deti Xie, Bo Zhu, Dongsheng Yu, Xianzhang Pan, Shengxiang Xu, Xuezheng Shi
China's croplands have experienced drastic changes in management practices, such as fertilization, tillage, and residue treatments, since the 1980s. There is an ongoing debate about the impact of these changes on soil organic carbon (SOC) and its implications. Here we report results from an extensive study that provided direct evidence of cropland SOC sequestration in China. Based on the soil sampling locations recorded by the Second National Soil Survey of China in 1980, we collected 4,060 soil samples in 2011 from 58 counties that represent the typical cropping systems across China...
April 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666316/patterns-of-plant-carbon-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-concentration-in-relation-to-productivity-in-china-s-terrestrial-ecosystems
#20
Zhiyao Tang, Wenting Xu, Guoyi Zhou, Yongfei Bai, Jiaxiang Li, Xuli Tang, Dima Chen, Qing Liu, Wenhong Ma, Gaoming Xiong, Honglin He, Nianpeng He, Yanpei Guo, Qiang Guo, Jiangling Zhu, Wenxuan Han, Huifeng Hu, Jingyun Fang, Zongqiang Xie
Plant nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) content regulate productivity and carbon (C) sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems. Estimates of the allocation of N and P content in plant tissues and the relationship between nutrient content and photosynthetic capacity are critical to predicting future ecosystem C sequestration under global change. In this study, by investigating the nutrient concentrations of plant leaves, stems, and roots across China's terrestrial biomes, we document large-scale patterns of community-level concentrations of C, N, and P...
April 17, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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