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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936220/de-novo-assembly-of-the-camellia-nitidissima-transcriptome-reveals-key-genes-of-flower-pigment-biosynthesis
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Xingwen Zhou, Jiyuan Li, Yulin Zhu, Sui Ni, Jinling Chen, Xiaojuan Feng, Yunfeng Zhang, Shuangquan Li, Hongguang Zhu, Yuanguang Wen
The golden camellia, Camellia nitidissima Chi., is a well-known ornamental plant that is known as "the queen of camellias" because of its golden yellow flowers. The principal pigments in the flowers are carotenoids and flavonol glycosides. Understanding the biosynthesis of the golden color and its regulation is important in camellia breeding. To obtain a comprehensive understanding of flower development in C. nitidissima, a number of cDNA libraries were independently constructed during flower development. Using the Illumina Hiseq2500 platform, approximately 71...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928905/fucoxanthin-a-marine-carotenoid-attenuates-%C3%AE-amyloid-oligomer-induced-neurotoxicity-possibly-via-regulating-the-pi3k-akt-and-the-erk-pathways-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Jiajia Lin, Jie Yu, Jiaying Zhao, Ke Zhang, Jiachen Zheng, Jialing Wang, Chunhui Huang, Jingrong Zhang, Xiaojun Yan, William H Gerwick, Qinwen Wang, Wei Cui, Shan He
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by neurofibrillary tangles, synaptic impairments, and loss of neurons. Oligomers of β-amyloid (Aβ) are widely accepted as the main neurotoxins to induce oxidative stress and neuronal loss in AD. In this study, we discovered that fucoxanthin, a marine carotenoid with antioxidative stress properties, concentration dependently prevented Aβ oligomer-induced increase of neuronal apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species in SH-SY5Y cells...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918530/exogenous-and-endogenous-increase-in-fungal-ggpp-increased-fungal-taxol-production
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Sameh S M Soliman, Kareem A Mosa, Ali A El-Keblawy, Mohamed I Husseiny
Taxol is an anticancer identified in both endophytic fungus and its host plant. Plant Taxol is a diterpenoid with geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) mediates the biosynthesis of its terpenoid moiety. Previous report has suggested that fungal Taxol may require terpenoid pathway for its biosynthesis. Here in this study, feeding a Taxol-producing endophytic fungus (Paraconiothyrium SSM001) with terpenoid precursors including isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP, isoprene) and GGPP enhanced Taxol production threefold and fivefold, respectively, compared to the control...
September 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881416/improved-fruit-%C3%AE-tocopherol-carotenoid-squalene-and-phytosterol-content-through-manipulation-of-brassica-juncea-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coa-synthase1-in-transgenic-tomato
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Pan Liao, Xinjian Chen, Mingfu Wang, Thomas J Bach, Mee-Len Chye
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A synthase (HMGS) in the mevalonate (MVA) pathway generates isoprenoids including phytosterols. Dietary phytosterols are important because they can lower blood cholesterol levels. Previously, the overexpression of Brassica juncea wild-type (wt) and mutant (S359A) BjHMGS1 in Arabidopsis up-regulated several genes in sterol biosynthesis and increased sterol content. Recombinant S359A had earlier displayed a 10-fold higher in vitro enzyme activity. Furthermore, tobacco HMGS-overexpressors (OEs) exhibited improved sterol content, plant growth and seed yield...
September 7, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858245/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-carotenoid-pathway-genes-and-carotenoid-content-in-ixeris-dentata-var-albiflora
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Chinreddy Subramanyam Reddy, Sang-Hoon Lee, Jeong Su Yoon, Jae Kwang Kim, Sang Won Lee, Mok Hur, Sung Cheol Koo, Jin Meilan, Woo Moon Lee, Jae Ki Jang, Yoonkang Hur, Sang Un Park, And Yeon Bok Kim
Ixeris dentata var. albiflora is considered as a potential therapeutic agent against mithridatism, calculous, indigestion, pneumonia, hepatitis, and tumors as well as good seasoned vegetable in Far East countries. Phytoene synthase (PSY), phytoene desaturase (PDS) ξ-carotene desaturase (ZDS), lycopene β-cyclase (LCYB), lycopene ε-cyclase (LCYE), ε-ring carotene hydroxylase (CHXB), and zeaxanthin epoxidase (ZDS) are vital enzymes in the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway. We have examined these seven genes from I...
August 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780445/castasterone-and-citric-acid-treatment-restores-photosynthetic-attributes-in-brassica-juncea-l-under-cd-ii-toxicity
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Ravdeep Kaur, Poonam Yadav, Anket Sharma, Ashwani Kumar Thukral, Vinod Kumar, Sukhmeen Kaur Kohli, Renu Bhardwaj
Cadmium(II) toxicity is a serious environmental issue warranting effective measures for its mitigation. In the present study, ameliorative effects of a bioactive brassinosteroid, castasterone (CS) and low molecular weight organic acid, citric acid (CA) against the Cd(II) toxicity to Brassica juncea L. were evaluated. Seeds of B. juncea treated with CS (0, 0.01, 1 and 100nM) were sown in cadmium spiked soils (0 and 0.6mmolkg(-1) soil). CA (0.6mmolkg(-1)soil) was added to soil one week after sowing seeds. Plants were harvested 30 days after sowing...
August 3, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751900/conserved-function-of-fibrillin5-in-the-plastoquinone-9-biosynthetic-pathway-in-arabidopsis-and-rice
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Eun-Ha Kim, Dae-Woo Lee, Kyeong-Ryeol Lee, Su-Jin Jung, Jong-Seong Jeon, Hyun Uk Kim
Plastoquinone-9 (PQ-9) is essential for plant growth and development. Recently, we found that fibrillin5 (FBN5), a plastid lipid binding protein, is an essential structural component of the PQ-9 biosynthetic pathway in Arabidopsis. To investigate the functional conservation of FBN5 in monocots and eudicots, we identified OsFBN5, the Arabidopsis FBN5 (AtFBN5) ortholog in rice (Oryza sativa). Homozygous Osfbn5-1 and Osfbn5-2 Tos17 insertion null mutants were smaller than wild type (WT) plants when grown on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium and died quickly when transplanted to soil in a greenhouse...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716091/suppression-of-the-phytoene-synthase-gene-egcrtb-alters-carotenoid-content-and-intracellular-structure-of-euglena-gracilis
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Shota Kato, Mika Soshino, Shinichi Takaichi, Takahiro Ishikawa, Noriko Nagata, Masashi Asahina, Tomoko Shinomura
BACKGROUND: Photosynthetic organisms utilize carotenoids for photoprotection as well as light harvesting. Our previous study revealed that high-intensity light increases the expression of the gene for phytoene synthase (EgcrtB) in Euglena gracilis (a unicellular phytoflagellate), the encoded enzyme catalyzes the first committed step of the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway. To examine carotenoid synthesis of E. gracilis in response to light stress, we analyzed carotenoid species and content in cells grown under various light intensities...
July 17, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698858/astaxanthin-and-%C3%AE-carotene-in-helicobacter-pylori-induced-gastric-inflammation-a-mini-review-on-action-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Hyunju Kang, Hyeyoung Kim
Helicobacter pylori is a dominant bacterium living in the human gastric tissues. In H. pylori-infected tissues, the infiltrated inflammatory cells produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to gastric inflammation with production of various mediators. According to numerous epidemiological studies, dietary carotenoids may prevent gastric inflammation due to their antioxidant properties. Recent studies showed that antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of astaxanthin and β-carotene may contribute to inhibition of H...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698499/molecular-mechanisms-behind-free-radical-scavengers-function-against-oxidative-stress
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REVIEW
Fereshteh Ahmadinejad, Simon Geir Møller, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Gholamreza Bidkhori, Mohammad-Saeid Jami
Accumulating evidence shows that oxidative stress is involved in a wide variety of human diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancers, etc. Here, we discuss the significance of oxidative conditions in different disease, with the focus on neurodegenerative disease including Parkinson's disease, which is mainly caused by oxidative stress. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS, respectively), collectively known as RONS, are produced by cellular enzymes such as myeloperoxidase, NADPH-oxidase (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS)...
July 10, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649000/suppression-of-the-mads-box-gene-slmbp8-accelerates-fruit-ripening-of-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum
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Wencheng Yin, Zongli Hu, Baolu Cui, Xuhu Guo, Jingtao Hu, Zhiguo Zhu, Guoping Chen
MADS-box genes encode important transcription factors that are involved in many biological processes of plants, including fruit ripening. In our research, a MADS-box gene, SlMBP8, was identified, and its tissue-specific expression profiles were analysed. SlMBP8 was highly expressed in fruits of the B+4 stage, in senescent leaves and in sepals. To further characterize its function, an RNA interference (RNAi) expression vector of SlMBP8 was constructed and transferred into tomato. In the transgenic plants, the ripening of fruits was shortened by 2-4 days compared to that of wild type...
June 15, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612271/overexpression-of-dnaj-like-chaperone-enhances-carotenoid-synthesis-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Tateki Morikawa, Yusuke Uraguchi, Shohei Sanda, Satoshi Nakagawa, Shigeki Sawayama
Production of functional carotenoids using microalgae may facilitate the commercialization of anti-aging nutritional supplements. The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii uses a non-mevalonate (MEP) pathway for isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) synthesis. Two enzymes thought to play important roles in this MEP pathway to IPP synthesis are 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase (DXS) and reductase (DXR). DnaJ-like chaperone (Orange protein) is thought to support phytoene synthase, a key enzyme in plant carotenoid synthesis...
June 13, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609133/carotenoids-biosynthesis-and-cleavage-related-genes-from-bacteria-to-plants
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Ming-Hua Liang, Jianhua Zhu, Jian-Guo Jiang
Carotenoids are essential for photosynthesis and photoprotection in photosynthetic organisms and beneficial for human health. Apocarotenoids derived from carotenoid degradation can serve critical functions including hormones, volatiles, and signals. They have been used commercially as food colorants, animal feed supplements, and nutraceuticals for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes. This review focuses on the molecular evolution of carotenogenic enzymes and carotenoid cleavage oxygenases (CCOs) from bacteria, fungi, cyanobacteria, algae, and plants...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607067/a-recruiting-protein-of-geranylgeranyl-diphosphate-synthase-controls-metabolic-flux-toward-chlorophyll-biosynthesis-in-rice
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Fei Zhou, Cheng-Yuan Wang, Michael Gutensohn, Ling Jiang, Peng Zhang, Dabing Zhang, Natalia Dudareva, Shan Lu
In plants, geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) is produced by plastidic GGPP synthase (GGPPS) and serves as a precursor for vital metabolic branches, including chlorophyll, carotenoid, and gibberellin biosynthesis. However, molecular mechanisms regulating GGPP allocation among these biosynthetic pathways localized in the same subcellular compartment are largely unknown. We found that rice contains only one functionally active GGPPS, OsGGPPS1, in chloroplasts. A functionally active homodimeric enzyme composed of two OsGGPPS1 subunits is located in the stroma...
June 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570075/comparative-proteome-reveals-metabolic-changes-during-the-fruiting-process-in-flammulina-velutipes
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jing-Yu Liu, Ming-Chang Chang, Jun-Long Meng, Cui-Ping Feng, Hui Zhao, Ming-Liang Zhang
Understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating the fruiting process in macro-fungi, especially industrially cultivated mushrooms, has long been a goal in mycological research. To gain insights into the events accompanying the transformation of mycelia into fruit-bodies in Flammulina velutipes, proteins expressed characteristically and abundantly at primordium and fruit-body stages were investigated by using the iTRAQ labeling technique. Among the 171 differentially expressed proteins, a total of 68 displayed up-regulated expression levels that were associated with 84 specific KEGG pathways...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533983/comparative-transcriptome-analyses-of-a-late-maturing-mandarin-mutant-and-its-original-cultivar-reveals-gene-expression-profiling-associated-with-citrus-fruit-maturation
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Lu Wang, Qingzhu Hua, Yuewen Ma, Guibing Hu, Yonghua Qin
Characteristics of late maturity in fruit are good agronomic traits for extending the harvest period and marketing time. However, underlying molecular basis of the late-maturing mechanism in fruit is largely unknown. In this study, RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) technology was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) related to late-maturing characteristics from a late-maturing mutant 'Huawan Wuzishatangju' (HWWZSTJ) (Citrus reticulata Blanco) and its original line 'Wuzishatangju' (WZSTJ). A total of approximately 17...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511892/occurrence-and-biosynthesis-of-carotenoids-in-phytoplankton
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REVIEW
Jim Junhui Huang, Shaoling Lin, Wenwen Xu, Peter Chi Keung Cheung
Naturally occurring carotenoids are important sources of antioxidants, anti-cancer compounds and anti-inflammatory agents and there is thus considerable market demand for their pharmaceutical applications. Carotenoids are widely distributed in marine and freshwater organisms including microalgae, phytoplankton, crustaceans and fish, as well as in terrestrial plants and birds. Recently, phytoplankton-derived carotenoids have received much attention due to their abundance, rapid rate of biosynthesis and unique composition...
May 13, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469544/fucoxanthin-prevents-h2o2-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-via-concurrently-activating-the-pi3-k-akt-cascade-and-inhibiting-the-erk-pathway
#18
Jie Yu, Jia-Jia Lin, Rui Yu, Shan He, Qin-Wen Wang, Wei Cui, Jin-Rong Zhang
Background: As a natural carotenoid abundant in chloroplasts of edible brown algae, fucoxanthin possesses various health benefits, including anti-oxidative activity in particular. Objective: In the present study, we studied whether fucoxanthin protected against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced neuronal apoptosis. Design: The neuroprotective effects of fucoxanthin on H2O2-induced toxicity were studied in both SH-SY5Y cells and primary cerebellar granule neurons. Results: Fucoxanthin significantly protected against H2O2-induced neuronal apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421096/regulation-of-banana-phytoene-synthase-mapsy-expression-characterization-and-their-modulation-under-various-abiotic-stress-conditions
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Navneet Kaur, Ashutosh Pandey, Shivani, Prateek Kumar, Pankaj Pandey, Atul K Kesarwani, Shrikant S Mantri, Praveen Awasthi, Siddharth Tiwari
Phytoene synthase (PSY) is a key regulatory enzyme of carotenoid biosynthesis pathway in plants. The present study examines the role of PSY in carotenogenesis and stress management in banana. Germplasm screening of 10 Indian cultivars showed that Nendran (3011.94 μg/100 g dry weight) and Rasthali (105.35 μg/100 g dry weight) contained the highest and lowest amounts of β-carotene, respectively in ripe fruit-pulp. Nendran ripe pulp also showed significantly higher antioxidant activity as compared to Rasthali...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396598/cytological-and-molecular-characterization-of-carotenoid-accumulation-in-normal-and-high-lycopene-mutant-oranges
#20
Peng-Jun Lu, Chun-Yan Wang, Ting-Ting Yin, Si-Lin Zhong, Don Grierson, Kun-Song Chen, Chang-Jie Xu
Ripe Cara Cara sweet orange contains 25 times as much carotenoids in flesh as Newhall sweet orange, due to high accumulation of carotenes, mainly phytoene, lycopene and phytofluene. Only yellow globular chromoplasts were observed in Newhall flesh. Distinct yellow globular and red elongated crystalline chromoplasts were found in Cara Cara but only one type of chromoplast was present in each cell. The red crystalline chromoplasts contained lycopene as a dominant carotenoid and were associated with characteristic carotenoid sequestering structures...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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