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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637865/an-evolutionarily-distinct-family-of-polysaccharide-lyases-removes-rhamnose-capping-of-complex-arabinogalactan-proteins
#1
José Munoz-Munoz, Alan Cartmell, Nicolas Terrapon, Arnaud Baslé, Bernard Henrissat, Harry J Gilbert
The human gut microbiota utilizes complex carbohydrates as major nutrients. The requirement for efficient glycan degrading systems exerts a major selective selection pressure on this microbial community. Thus, we propose that this microbial ecosystem represents a substantial resource for discovering novel carbohydrate active enzymes. To test this hypothesis we screened the potential enzymatic functions of hypothetical proteins encoded by genes of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron that were upregulated by arabinogalactan arabinogalactan proteins or AGPs...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633298/protein-expression-in-tension-wood-formation-monitored-at-high-tissue-resolution-in-populus
#2
Joakim Bygdell, Vaibhav Srivastava, Ogonna Obudulu, Manoj K Srivastava, Robert Nilsson, Björn Sundberg, Johan Trygg, Ewa J Mellerowicz, Gunnar Wingsle
Tension wood (TW) is a specialized tissue with contractile properties that is formed by the vascular cambium in response to gravitational stimuli. We quantitatively analysed the proteomes of Populus tremula cambium and its xylem cell derivatives in stems forming normal wood (NW) and TW to reveal the mechanisms underlying TW formation. Phloem-, cambium-, and wood-forming tissues were sampled by tangential cryosectioning and pooled into nine independent samples. The proteomes of TW and NW samples were similar in the phloem and cambium samples, but diverged early during xylogenesis, demonstrating that reprogramming is an integral part of TW formation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622474/larch-arabinogalactan-attenuates-myocardial-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptotic-cascades-in-a-rat-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion
#3
Sun-Ha Lim
We reported previously that supplementation with apple pectin, a dietary fiber, reduced myocardial injury in a rat model of ischemia-reperfusion. In this study, we further investigated an arabinogalactan, one of the constituent polysaccharides of pectin, to determine which domains comprising pectin were responsible for the protection. In a rat model of 30-min ischemia followed by 3-h reperfusion, supplementation with larch arabinogalactan (LAG) over 50 mg/kg/day significantly reduced infarct size. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), immunohistochemistry, and immunoblot analyses showed that intake of LAG blocked the steps involved in apoptotic cascades through downregulation of gelsolin gene expression at the protein (Gelsolin) level, inhibition of p38 phosphorylation in mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, decreased bax/bcl-2 ratio at the protein (Bax/Bcl-2) level, which was correlated with the ratio at the mRNA level, inhibition of the conversion of Procaspase protein to Caspase-3 protein, and consequently a decrease in apoptotic cells...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606543/structural-investigations-on-arabinogalactan-proteins-from-a-lycophyte-and-different-monilophytes-ferns-in-the-evolutionary-context
#4
Desirée Bartels, Birgit Classen
Today, understanding of cell wall evolution is incomplete due to limited knowledge of cell wall structure of non-flowering plants. Besides polysaccharides, proteoglycans like arabinogalactan-proteins are important constituents of the cell wall of most if not all seed plants. This article provides the first detailed characterization of AGPs from a lycophyte and different ferns, which are the closest living relatives to seed plants. The amount of protein in fern AGPs (6-12%) was in a range comparable to most seed plant AGPs...
September 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490083/combining-hydrothermal-pretreatment-with-enzymes-de-pectinates-and-exposes-the-innermost-xyloglucan-rich-hemicellulose-layers-of-wine-grape-pomace
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Anscha J J Zietsman, John P Moore, Jonatan U Fangel, William G T Willats, Melané A Vivier
Chardonnay grape pomace was treated with pressurized heat followed by enzymatic hydrolysis, with commercial or pure enzymes, in buffered conditions. The pomace was unfermented as commonly found for white winemaking wastes and treatments aimed to simulate biovalorization processing. Cell wall profiling techniques showed that the pretreatment led to depectination of the outer layers thereby exposing xylan polymers and increasing the extractability of arabinans, galactans, arabinogalactan proteins and mannans...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482115/arabidopsis-thaliana-fla4-functions-as-a-glycan-stabilized-soluble-factor-via-its-carboxy-proximal-fasciclin-1-domain
#6
Hui Xue, Christiane Veit, Lindy Abas, Theodora Tryfona, Daniel Maresch, Martiniano M Ricardi, Jose M Estevez, Richard Strasser, Georg J Seifert
Fasciclin like arabinogalactan proteins (FLAs) are involved in numerous important functions in plants but the relevance of their complex structure to physiological function and cellular fate is unresolved. Using a fully functional fluorescent version of Arabidopsis thaliana FLA4 we show that this protein is localized at the plasma membrane as well as in endosomes and soluble in the apoplast. FLA4 is likely to be GPI-anchored, is highly N-glycosylated and carries two O-glycan epitopes previously associated with AGPs...
May 8, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446636/insights-into-the-evolution-of-hydroxyproline-rich-glycoproteins-from-1000-plant-transcriptomes
#7
Kim L Johnson, Andrew M Cassin, Andrew Lonsdale, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Douglas E Soltis, Nicholas W Miles, Michael Melkonian, Barbara Melkonian, Michael K Deyholos, James Leebens-Mack, Carl J Rothfels, Dennis W Stevenson, Sean W Graham, Xumin Wang, Shuangxiu Wu, J Chris Pires, Patrick P Edger, Eric J Carpenter, Antony Bacic, Monika S Doblin, Carolyn J Schultz
The carbohydrate-rich cell walls of land plants and algae have been the focus of much interest given the value of cell wall-based products to our current and future economies. Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs), a major group of wall glycoproteins, play important roles in plant growth and development, yet little is known about how they have evolved in parallel with the polysaccharide components of walls. We investigate the origins and evolution of the HRGP superfamily, which is commonly divided into three major multigene families: the arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs), extensins (EXTs), and proline-rich proteins...
June 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446635/pipeline-to-identify-hydroxyproline-rich-glycoproteins
#8
Kim L Johnson, Andrew M Cassin, Andrew Lonsdale, Antony Bacic, Monika S Doblin, Carolyn J Schultz
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are functional proteins that lack a well-defined three-dimensional structure. The study of IDPs is a rapidly growing area as the crucial biological functions of more of these proteins are uncovered. In plants, IDPs are implicated in plant stress responses, signaling, and regulatory processes. A superfamily of cell wall proteins, the hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs), have characteristic features of IDPs. Their protein backbones are rich in the disordering amino acid proline, they contain repeated sequence motifs and extensive posttranslational modifications (glycosylation), and they have been implicated in many biological functions...
June 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438120/transcriptomic-analysis-links-gene-expression-to-unilateral-pollen-pistil-reproductive-barriers
#9
Amanda K Broz, Rafael F Guerrero, April M Randle, You Soon Baek, Matthew W Hahn, Patricia A Bedinger
BACKGROUND: Unilateral incompatibility (UI) is an asymmetric reproductive barrier that unidirectionally prevents gene flow between species and/or populations. UI is characterized by a compatible interaction between partners in one direction, but in the reciprocal cross fertilization fails, generally due to pollen tube rejection by the pistil. Although UI has long been observed in crosses between different species, the underlying molecular mechanisms are only beginning to be characterized...
April 24, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433159/glucuronoarabinoxylans-as-major-cell-walls-polymers-from-young-shoots-of-the-woody-bamboo-phyllostachys-aurea
#10
Víctor Martín Zelaya, Paula Virginia Fernández, Andrea Susana Vega, Anita Ida Mantese, Ana Ailén Federico, Marina Ciancia
Young shoots of Phyllostachys aurea showed glucuronoarabinoxylans (GAX) as the major hemicellulosic components, being extracted in major amounts with 1M KOH (ratio Xyl:Ara:GlcA, 100:67:8), but also with water, showing a broad structural variability. Mixed linkage glucans were also present, but in minor amounts, mostly concentrated in the 4M KOH extracts, while pectin polymers were very scarce. Arabinogalactan proteins were an important part of water extracts, determined by the presence of the typical arabinogalactan structures (3- and 6-linked Gal p; terminal and 5-linked Ara f), in addition to small amounts of hydroxyproline (2-3% of total protein) and positive reaction to Yariv's reagent...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424711/genomic-molecular-evolution-and-expression-analysis-of-genes-encoding-putative-classical-agps-lysine-rich-agps-and-ag-peptides-in-brassica-rapa
#11
Tianyu Han, Heng Dong, Jie Cui, Ming Li, Sue Lin, Jiashu Cao, Li Huang
Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) belong to a class of Pro/Hyp-rich glycoproteins and are some of the most complex types of macromolecules found in plants. In the economically important plant species, Brassica rapa, only chimeric AGPs have been identified to date. This has significantly limited our understanding of the functional roles of AGPs in this plant. In this study, 64 AGPs were identified in the genome of B. rapa, including 33 classical AGPs, 28 AG peptides and three lys-rich AGPs. Syntenic gene analysis between B...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267501/evolution-of-plant-cell-wall-arabinogalactan-proteins-from-three-moss-genera-show-structural-differences-compared-to-seed-plants
#12
Desirée Bartels, Alexander Baumann, Malte Maeder, Thomas Geske, Esther Marie Heise, Klaus von Schwartzenberg, Birgit Classen
Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are important proteoglycans of plant cell walls. They seem to be present in most, if not all seed plants, but their occurrence and structure in bryophytes is widely unknown and actually the focus of AGP research. With regard to evolution of plant cell wall, we isolated AGPs from the three mosses Sphagnum sp., Physcomitrella patens and Polytrichastrum formosum. The moss AGPs show structural characteristics common for AGPs of seed plants, but also unique features, especially 3-O-methyl-rhamnose (trivial name acofriose) as terminal monosaccharide not found in arabinogalactan-proteins of angiosperms and 1,2,3-linked galactose as branching point never found in arabinogalactan-proteins before...
May 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254574/structural-insight-of-an-antioxidative-arabinogalactan-protein-of-aegle-marmelos-fruit-gum-and-it-s-interaction-with-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin
#13
Kaushik Bera, Sayani Ray, Washim Raja, Bimalendu Ray
The complication of arabinogalactan protein (AGP) structure, a significant ingredient of gum polysaccharides, not merely hinders the allocation of its role, but restricts its utilization as well. Here, we describe structural details of an AGP purified from Aegle marmelos fruit gum. This AGP (310×10(3)g/mol), which is water-soluble, contains β-1,3-linked galactopyranosyl main chain substituted at O-6 position with side chains containing galactose and arabinose residues. Also data on sugar composition, ring size, glycosidic linkage pattern, anomeric configuration and sequence of monosaccharide units of a number of oligosaccharides produced from this AGP by chemical and enzymatic methods were acquired...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218299/expression-and-distribution-of-extensins-and-agps-in-susceptible-and-resistant-banana-cultivars-in-response-to-wounding-and-fusarium-oxysporum
#14
Yunli Wu, Wei Fan, Xiaoquan Li, Houbin Chen, Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Musana Rwalinda Fabrice, Ling Xie, Juan Ma, Jozef Šamaj, Chunxiang Xu
Banana Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) is soil-borne disease of banana (Musa spp.) causing significant economic losses. Extensins and arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) are cell wall components important for pathogen defence. Their significance for Foc resistance in banana was not reported so far. In this study, two banana cultivars differing in Foc sensitivity were used to monitor the changes in transcript levels, abundance and distribution of extensins and AGPs after wounding and Foc inoculation...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184232/bioinformatics-prediction-and-evolution-analysis-of-arabinogalactan-proteins-in-the-plant-kingdom
#15
Yuling Ma, Chenchao Yan, Huimin Li, Wentao Wu, Yaxue Liu, Yuqian Wang, Qin Chen, Haoli Ma
Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) are a family of extracellular glycoproteins implicated in plant growth and development. With a rapid growth in the number of genomes sequenced in many plant species, the family members of AGPs can now be predicted to facilitate functional investigation. Building upon previous advances in identifying Arabidopsis AGPs, an integrated strategy of systematical AGP screening for "classical" and "chimeric" family members is proposed in this study. A Python script named Finding-AGP is compiled to find AGP-like sequences and filter AGP candidates under the given thresholds...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152473/combination-of-arabinogalactan-and-curcumin-induces-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-via-overexpression-of-p53-level-in-vivo
#16
Hassan Moghtaderi, Houri Sepehri, Farnoosh Attari
PURPOSE: Increased mortality associated with breast cancer in women has spurred the studies to develop new drugs. Arabinogalactan (AG) and curcumin (Cur) are two natural products broadly explored in cancer therapy. Our major goal in the current study was to assess anticancer properties of combination these reagents in vitro on human breast cancer cells and in vivo utilizing animal model of breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We evaluated cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle, and protein expression in vitro on MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137704/pollen-tube-access-to-the-ovule-is-mediated-by-glycoprotein-secretion-on-the-obturator-of-apple-malus-%C3%A3-domestica-borkh
#17
Juan M Losada, Maria Herrero
Background and Aims: Within the ovary, the obturator bridges the pathway of the pollen tube from the style to the ovule. Despite its widespread presence among flowering plants, its function has only been studied in a handful of species, and the molecules involved in pollen tube-obturator cross-talk have not been explored hitherto. This work evaluates the involvement of glucans and glycoproteins on pollen tube growth in the obturator of apple flowers ( Malus × domestica) . Methods: Pollen tube kinetics were sequentially examined in the pistil and related to changes occurring on the obturator using histochemistry and inmunocytochemistry...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122511/distribution-of-some-pectic-and-arabinogalactan-protein-epitopes-during-solanum-lycopersicum-l-adventitious-root-development
#18
Katarzyna Sala, Katarzyna Malarz, Peter W Barlow, Ewa U Kurczyńska
BACKGROUND: The adventitious roots (AR) of plants share the same function as primary and lateral roots (LR), although their development is mainly an adaptive reaction to stress conditions. Regeneration of grafted plants is often accompanied by AR formation thus making the grafting technique a good model for studying AR initiation and development and their means of emergence. Pectins and arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) are helpful markers of particular cellular events, such as programmed cell death (PCD), elongation, proliferation or other differentiation events that accompany AR development...
January 25, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018417/arabinogalactan-proteins-as-interactors-along-the-crosstalk-between-the-pollen-tube-and-the-female-tissues
#19
REVIEW
Ana M Pereira, Ana L Lopes, Sílvia Coimbra
Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) have long been considered to be implicated in several steps of the reproductive process of flowering plants. Pollen tube growth along the pistil tissues requires a multiplicity of signaling pathways to be activated and turned off precisely, at crucial timepoints, to guarantee successful fertilization and seed production. In the recent years, an outstanding effort has been made by the plant reproduction scientific community in order to better understand this process. This resulted in the discovery of a fairly substantial number of new players essential for reproduction, as well as their modes of action and interactions...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979219/correlation-of-the-immunostimulatory-activities-of-honeys-with-their-contents-of-identified-bioactives
#20
Swapna Gannabathula, Geoffrey W Krissansen, Liana Bisson-Rowe, Margot Skinner, Gregor Steinhorn, Ralf Schlothauer
Honeys with unique compositions and properties are worth studying for their health-promoting effects. In order to correlate bioactive content with immunostimulatory activity we compared the abilities of seventy eight New Zealand and non-New Zealand honeys to stimulate blood monocytes to release tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and examined the compositions of selected honeys that had widely varying activities. All the honeys, except for a Malaysian "Amber honey" stimulated the release of TNF-α from monocytes...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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