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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230761/transcriptomic-analysis-of-leaf-in-tree-peony-reveals-differentially-expressed-pigments-genes
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Jianrang Luo, Qianqian Shi, Lixin Niu, Yanlong Zhang
Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews) is an important traditional flower in China. Besides its beautiful flower, the leaf of tree peony has also good ornamental value owing to its leaf color change in spring. So far, the molecular mechanism of leaf color change in tree peony is unclear. In this study, the pigment level and transcriptome of three different color stages of tree peony leaf were analyzed. The purplish red leaf was rich in anthocyanin, while yellowish green leaf was rich in chlorophyll and carotenoid...
February 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161629/gene-expression-analysis-of-enzymes-of-the-carotenoid-biosynthesis-pathway-involved-in-%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin-accumulation-in-wild-raspberry-rubus-palmatus
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Kouichi Mizuno, Tetsuo Tokiwano, Yuko Yoshizawa
β-cryptoxanthin (β-Cry), a xanthophyll, is unlike other abundant carotenoids, such as α-carotene, β-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. It is not found in most fruits or vegetables but is found only in specific fruits, such as hot chili pepper, persimmon, and citrus fruits. Because recent reports suggest that β-Cry intake is beneficial to human health, the xanthophyll requires further investigation. Although β-Cry accumulates in the fruit of wild raspberry, Rubus palmatus, it is not present in cultivated raspberry...
February 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159756/structure-and-origin-of-the-white-cap-locus-and-its-role-in-evolution-of-grain-color-in-maize
#3
Bao-Cai Tan, Jiahn-Chou Guan, Shou Ding, Shan Wu, Jonathan W Saunders, Karen E Koch, Donald R McCarty
Selection for yellow and white grain types has been central to post-domestication improvement of maize. While genetic control of carotenoid biosynthesis in endosperm is attributed primarily to the Yellow1 (Y1) phytoene synthase gene, less is known about the role of the dominant white endosperm factor White Cap (Wc). We show that the Wc locus contains multiple, tandem copies of a Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 1 (Ccd1) gene that encodes a carotenoid-degrading enzyme. A survey of 111 maize inbreds and landraces, together with 22 teosinte accessions, reveals that Wc is exclusive to maize, where it is prevalent in white-grain (y1) varieties...
February 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139696/rewiring-carotenoid-biosynthesis-in-plants-using-a-viral-vector
#4
Eszter Majer, Briardo Llorente, Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción, José-Antonio Daròs
Plants can be engineered to sustainably produce compounds of nutritional, industrial or pharmaceutical relevance. This is, however, a challenging task as extensive regulation of biosynthetic pathways often hampers major metabolic changes. Here we describe the use of a viral vector derived from Tobacco etch virus to express a whole heterologous metabolic pathway that produces the health-promoting carotenoid lycopene in tobacco tissues. The pathway consisted in three enzymes from the soil bacteria Pantoea ananatis...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097172/transcript-levels-of-phytoene-desaturase-gene-in-dunaliella-salina-teod-as-affected-by-pbs-nanoparticles-and-light-intensity
#5
Hajar Zamani, Ali Moradshahi
Phytoene synthase (Psy) and Phytoene desaturase (Pds) are the first two regulatory enzymes in the carotenoids biosynthetic pathway. The genes Psy and Pds are under transcriptional control in many photosynthetic organisms. In the present study, using quantitative real time- PCR (qRT-PCR), the effects of uncoated and gum-Arabic coated PbS nanoparticles (GA-coated PbS NPs) and light intensity on the mRNA levels of Pds were investigated. Relative to mRNA level of Pds at 100 µmol photon m-2 s-1 light intensity (control culture), 2...
September 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061399/transcriptome-sequencing-and-metabolic-pathways-of-astaxanthin-accumulated-in-haematococcus-pluvialis-mutant-under-15-co2
#6
Jun Cheng, Ke Li, Yanxia Zhu, Weijuan Yang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
Transcriptome sequencing and annotation was performed on Haematococcus pluvialis mutant red cells induced with high light under 15% CO2 to demonstrate why astaxanthin yield of the mutant was 1.7 times higher than that of a wild strain. It was found that 56% of 1947 differentially expressed genes were upregulated in mutant cells. Most significant differences were found in unigenes related to photosynthesis, carotenoid biosynthesis and fatty acid biosynthesis pathways. The pyruvate kinase increased by 3.5-fold in mutant cells...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045431/unraveling-massive-crocins-transport-and-accumulation-through-proteome-and-microscopy-tools-during-the-development-of-saffron-stigma
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Lourdes Gómez-Gómez, Verónica Parra-Vega, Alba Rivas-Sendra, Jose M Seguí-Simarro, Rosa Victoria Molina, Claudia Pallotti, Ángela Rubio-Moraga, Gianfranco Diretto, Alicia Prieto, Oussama Ahrazem
Crocins, the glucosides of crocetin, are present at high concentrations in saffron stigmas and accumulate in the vacuole. However, the biogenesis of the saffron chromoplast, the changes during the development of the stigma and the transport of crocins to the vacuole, are processes that remain poorly understood. We studied the process of chromoplast differentiation in saffron throughout stigma development by means of transmission electron microscopy. Our results provided an overview of a massive transport of crocins to the vacuole in the later developmental stages, when electron dense drops of a much greater size than plastoglobules (here defined "crocinoplast") were observed in the chromoplast, connected to the vacuole with a subsequent transfer of these large globules inside the vacuole...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025520/plastoglobule-targeting-competence-of-a-putative-transit-peptide-sequence-from-rice-phytoene-synthase-2-in-plastids
#8
Min Kyoung You, Jin Hwa Kim, Yeo Jin Lee, Ye Sol Jeong, Sun-Hwa Ha
Plastoglobules (PGs) are thylakoid membrane microdomains within plastids that are known as specialized locations of carotenogenesis. Three rice phytoene synthase proteins (OsPSYs) involved in carotenoid biosynthesis have been identified. Here, the N-terminal 80-amino-acid portion of OsPSY2 (PTp) was demonstrated to be a chloroplast-targeting peptide by displaying cytosolic localization of OsPSY2(ΔPTp):mCherry in rice protoplast, in contrast to chloroplast localization of OsPSY2:mCherry in a punctate pattern...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951728/effects-of-astaxanthin-on-blood-coagulation-fibrinolysis-and-platelet-aggregation-in-hyperlipidemic-rats
#9
Zu-Yue Deng, Wei-Guang Shan, Shen-Feng Wang, Meng-Mei Hu, Yan Chen
CONTEXT: Astaxanthin (ASTX) is a xanthophyll carotenoid that reduces hemostasis in hyperlipidemic organisms. Its antihemostatic mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: The effects of ASTX on coagulation, the fibrinolytic system and platelet aggregation were investigated in hyperlipidemic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different doses of ASTX (5, 10 and 30 mg/kg/day, p.o.) were administered for four weeks to high-fat diet-induced hyperlipidemic rats...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933547/anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-of-fucoxanthin-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-ap-1-pathways-and-activation-of-pka-creb-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-activated-bv-2-microglial-cells
#10
Dong Zhao, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Yoon Sun Chun, Ming-Yao Gu, Hyun Ok Yang
Microglia play a critical role in controlling the homeostasis of the brain, but over-activated microglia secrete pro-inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which induce neuronal cell death. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a marine carotenoid, has demonstrated a variety of beneficial health effects. Despite accumulating evidence supporting the immune-modulating effects of Fx in vitro, the underlying signaling pathways remain unknown. In the present study, Fx dose-dependently inhibited the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory mediators including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, reactive oxygen species (ROS), prostaglandin (PG) E2, and nitric oxide (NO) productions, and also suppressed the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 enzymes...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895226/the-plastoglobule-localized-metallopeptidase-pgm48-is-a-positive-regulator-of-senescence-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#11
Nazmul H Bhuiyan, Giulia Friso, Elden Rowland, Kristina Majsec, Klaas J van Wijk
Plastoglobuli (PG) are thylakoid-associated monolayer lipid particles with a specific proteome of ∼30 PG core proteins and isoprenoid and neutral lipids. During senescence, PGs increase in size, reflecting their role in dismantling thylakoid membranes. Here, we show that the only PG-localized peptidase PGM48 positively regulates leaf senescence. We discovered that PGM48 is a member of the M48 peptidase family with PGM48 homologs, forming a clade (M48D) only found in photosynthetic organisms. Unlike the M48A, B, and C clades, members of M48D have no transmembrane domains, consistent with their unique subcellular location in the PG...
December 2016: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865019/the-regulation-of-carotenoid-formation-in-tomato-fruit
#12
Eugenia M A Enfissi, Marilise Nogueira, Peter M Bramley, Paul D Fraser
Carotenoid biosynthesis in plants includes a complex series of desaturation/isomerisation reactions, catalyzed by four independent enzymes. In bacteria and fungi one desaturase/isomerase enzyme completes the same series of reactions. In the present study, a bacterial desaturase (crtI) from Pantoea ananatis has been overexpressed in the tangerine mutant of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) which accumulates cis-carotene isomers in the fruit due to a defective isomerase (CRTISO) and the old gold crimson (og(c) ) tomato mutant, which is defective in the fruit-enhanced lycopene β-cyclase (CYCB)...
November 19, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837090/distinct-mechanisms-of-the-orange-protein-in-controlling-carotenoid-flux
#13
Noam Chayut, Hui Yuan, Shachar Ohali, Ayala Meir, Uzi Sa'ar, Galil Tzuri, Yi Zheng, Michael Mazourek, Shimon Gepstein, Xiangjun Zhou, Vitaly Portnoy, Efraim Lewinsohn, Arthur A Schaffer, Nurit Katzir, Zhangjun Fei, Ralf Welsch, Li Li, Joseph Burger, Yaakov Tadmor
β-Carotene adds nutritious value and determines the color of many fruits, including melon (Cucumis melo). In melon mesocarp, β-carotene accumulation is governed by the Orange gene (CmOr) golden single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) through a yet to be discovered mechanism. In Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), OR increases carotenoid levels by posttranscriptionally regulating phytoene synthase (PSY). Here, we identified a CmOr nonsense mutation (Cmor-lowβ) that lowered fruit β-carotene levels with impaired chromoplast biogenesis...
January 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808514/variation-in-key-flavonoid-biosynthetic-enzymes-and-phytochemicals-in-rio-red-grapefruit-citrus-paradisi-macf-during-fruit-development
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Priyanka R Chaudhary, Haejeen Bang, Guddadarangavvanahally K Jayaprakasha, Bhimanagouda S Patil
In the current study, the phytochemical contents and expression of genes involved in flavonoid biosynthesis in Rio Red grapefruit were studied at different developmental and maturity stages for the first time. Grapefruit were harvested in June, August, November, January, and April and analyzed for the levels of carotenoids, vitamin C, limonoids, flavonoids, and furocoumarins by HPLC. In addition, genes encoding for phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone isomerase (CHI), and 1,2-rhamnosyltransferase (2RT) were isolated, and their expression in grapefruit juice vesicles was studied...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769185/genetic-analysis-of-phytoene-synthase-1-psy1-gene-function-and-regulation-in-common-wheat
#15
Shengnan Zhai, Genying Li, Youwei Sun, Jianmin Song, Jihu Li, Guoqi Song, Yulian Li, Hongqing Ling, Zhonghu He, Xianchun Xia
BACKGROUND: Phytoene synthase 1 (PSY1) is the most important regulatory enzyme in carotenoid biosynthesis, whereas its function is hardly known in common wheat. The aims of the present study were to investigate Psy1 function and genetic regulation using reverse genetics approaches. RESULTS: Transcript levels of Psy1 in RNAi transgenic lines were decreased by 54-76 % and yellow pigment content (YPC) was reduced by 26-35 % compared with controls, confirming the impact of Psy1 on carotenoid accumulation...
October 21, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734628/golden-bananas-in-the-field-elevated-fruit-pro-vitamin-a-from-the-expression-of-a-single-banana-transgene
#16
Jean-Yves Paul, Harjeet Khanna, Jennifer Kleidon, Phuong Hoang, Jason Geijskes, Jeff Daniells, Ella Zaplin, Yvonne Rosenberg, Anthony James, Bulukani Mlalazi, Pradeep Deo, Geofrey Arinaitwe, Priver Namanya, Douglas Becker, James Tindamanyire, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe, Robert Harding, James Dale
Vitamin A deficiency remains one of the world's major public health problems despite food fortification and supplements strategies. Biofortification of staple crops with enhanced levels of pro-vitamin A (PVA) offers a sustainable alternative strategy to both food fortification and supplementation. As a proof of concept, PVA-biofortified transgenic Cavendish bananas were generated and field trialed in Australia with the aim of achieving a target level of 20 μg/g of dry weight (dw) β-carotene equivalent (β-CE) in the fruit...
October 13, 2016: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729470/carotenogenesis-is-regulated-by-5-utr-mediated-translation-of-phytoene-synthase-splice-variants
#17
Daniel Álvarez, Björn Voß, Dirk Maass, Florian Wüst, Patrick Schaub, Peter Beyer, Ralf Welsch
Phytoene synthase (PSY) catalyzes the highly regulated, frequently rate-limiting synthesis of the first biosynthetically formed carotene. While PSY constitutes a small gene family in most plant taxa, the Brassicaceae, including Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), predominantly possess a single PSY gene. This monogenic situation is compensated by the differential expression of two alternative splice variants (ASV), which differ in length and in the exon/intron retention of their 5'UTRs. ASV1 contains a long 5'UTR (untranslated region) and is involved in developmentally regulated carotenoid formation, such as during deetiolation...
December 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695116/characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-phytoene-synthase-from-bread-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
#18
Flowerika, Anshu Alok, Jitesh Kumar, Neha Thakur, Ashutosh Pandey, Ajay Kumar Pandey, Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Siddharth Tiwari
Phytoene synthase (PSY) regulates the first committed step of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway in plants. The present work reports identification and characterization of the three PSY genes (TaPSY1, TaPSY2 and TaPSY3) in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The TaPSY1, TaPSY2, and TaPSY3 genes consisted of three homoeologs on the long arm of group 7 chromosome (7L), short arm of group 5 chromosome (5S), and long arm of group 5 chromosome (5L), respectively in each subgenomes (A, B, and D) with a similarity range from 89% to 97%...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633588/orange-protein-has-a-role-in-phytoene-synthase-stabilization-in-sweetpotato
#19
Seyeon Park, Ho Soo Kim, Young Jun Jung, Sun Ha Kim, Chang Yoon Ji, Zhi Wang, Jae Cheol Jeong, Haeng-Soon Lee, Sang Yeol Lee, Sang-Soo Kwak
Carotenoids have essential roles in light-harvesting processes and protecting the photosynthetic machinery from photo-oxidative damage. Phytoene synthase (PSY) and Orange (Or) are key plant proteins for carotenoid biosynthesis and accumulation. We previously isolated the sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Or gene (IbOr), which is involved in carotenoid accumulation and salt stress tolerance. The molecular mechanism underlying IbOr regulation of carotenoid accumulation was unknown. Here, we show that IbOr has an essential role in regulating IbPSY stability via its holdase chaperone activity both in vitro and in vivo...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630663/differential-contribution-of-the-first-two-enzymes-of-the-mep-pathway-to-the-supply-of-metabolic-precursors-for-carotenoid-and-chlorophyll-biosynthesis-in-carrot-daucus-carota
#20
Kevin Simpson, Luis F Quiroz, Manuel Rodriguez-Concepción, Claudia R Stange
Carotenoids and chlorophylls are photosynthetic pigments synthesized in plastids from metabolic precursors provided by the methylerythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway. The first two steps in the MEP pathway are catalyzed by the deoxyxylulose 5-phosphate synthase (DXS) and reductoisomerase (DXR) enzymes. While DXS has been recently shown to be the main flux-controlling step of the MEP pathway, both DXS and DXR enzymes have been proven to be able to promote an increase in MEP-derived products when overproduced in diverse plant systems...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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