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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893856/spatial-distribution-of-selected-chemical-cell-wall-components-in-the-embryogenic-callus-of-brachypodium-distachyon
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Alexander Betekhtin, Magdalena Rojek, Anna Milewska-Hendel, Robert Gawecki, Jagna Karcz, Ewa Kurczynska, Robert Hasterok
Brachypodium distachyon L. Beauv. (Brachypodium) is a species that has become an excellent model system for gaining a better understanding of various areas of grass biology and improving plant breeding. Although there are some studies of an in vitro Brachypodium culture including somatic embryogenesis, detailed knowledge of the composition of the main cell wall components in the embryogenic callus in this species is missing. Therefore, using the immunocytochemical approach, we targeted 17 different antigens of which five were against the arabinogalactan proteins (AGP), three were against extensins, six recognised pectic epitopes and two recognised hemicelluloses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888523/the-cotton-%C3%AE-galactosyltransferase-1-galt1-that-galactosylates-arabinogalactan-proteins-participates-in-controlling-fiber-development
#2
Li-Xia Qin, Yun Chen, Wei Zeng, Yang Li, Lu Gao, Deng-Di Li, Antony Bacic, Wen-Liang Xu, Xue-Bao Li
Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are highly glycosylated proteins which play pivotal roles in diverse developmental processes in plants. Type II AG glycans, mostly O-linked to the hydroxyproline residues of the protein backbone, account for up to 95% w/w of the AGP, but their functions are still largely unclear. Cotton fibers are extremely elongated single-cell trichomes on the seed epidermis. However, little is known of the molecular basis governing the regulation of fiber cell development. Here, we characterized the role of a CAZy glycosyltransferase (GT) family 31 member GhGalT1 in cotton fiber development...
November 26, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884087/a-protease-peptidase-from-culture-medium-of-flammulina-velutipes-that-acts-on-arabinogalactan-protein
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Yoshihisa Yoshimi, Yumi Sugawara, Chiaki Hori, Kiyohiko Igarashi, Satoshi Kaneko, Yoichi Tsumuraya, Toshihisa Kotake
Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are highly diverse plant proteoglycans found on the plant cell surface. AGPs have large arabinogalactan (AG) moieties attached to a core-protein rich in hydroxyproline (Hyp). The AG undergoes hydrolysis by various glycoside hydrolases, most of which have been identified, whereas the core-proteins is presumably degraded by unknown proteases/peptidases secreted from fungi and bacteria in nature. Although several enzymes hydrolyzing other Hyp-rich proteins are known, the enzymes acting on the core-proteins of AGPs remain to be identified...
November 25, 2016: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878998/the-transition-from-somatic-to-germline-identity-shows-conserved-and-specialized-features-during-angiosperm-evolution
#4
Jorge Lora, María Herrero, Matthew R Tucker, José I Hormaza
How and why specific plant cells adopt germline identity during ovule development has proved challenging to address, and the pathways that are active in the ovules of basal/early-divergent angiosperms possessing a multilayered nucellus are still unclear. Here, we compare megasporogenesis between two early-divergent angiosperms (Annona cherimola and Persea americana) and the evolutionarily derived Arabidopsis thaliana, studying the three-dimensional spatial position of the megaspore mother cell (MMC), the compositional details of the MMC wall and the location of PIN1 expression...
November 23, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837085/kns4-upex1-a-type-ii-arabinogalactan-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-required-for-pollen-exine-development
#5
Toshiya Suzuki, Joan Oñate Narciso, Wei Zeng, Allison van de Meene, Masayuki Yasutomi, Shunsuke Takemura, Edwin R Lampugnani, Monika Susanne Doblin, Antony Bacic, Sumie Ishiguro
Pollen exine is essential for protection from the environment of the male gametes of seed-producing plants, but its assembly and composition remain poorly understood. We previously characterized Arabidopsis mutants with abnormal pollen exine structure and morphology which we named kaonashi (kns). Here we describe the identification of the causal gene of kns4 which was found to be a member of the CAZy glycosyltransferase (GT) 31 gene family, identical to UNEVEN PATTERN OF EXINE1 (UPEX1), and the biochemical characterization of the encoded protein...
November 9, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811078/dynamics-of-cell-wall-assembly-during-early-embryogenesis-in-the-brown-alga-fucus
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Thomas A Torode, Amandine Siméon, Susan E Marcus, Murielle Jam, Marie-Anne Le Moigne, Delphine Duffieux, J Paul Knox, Cécile Hervé
Zygotes from Fucus species have been used extensively to study cell polarization and rhizoid outgrowth, and in this model system cell wall deposition aligns with the establishment of polarity. Monoclonal antibodies are essential tools for the in situ analysis of cell wall glycans, and here we report the characteristics of six monoclonal antibodies to alginates (BAM6-BAM11). The use of these, in conjunction with monoclonal antibodies to brown algal sulfated fucans, has enabled the study of the developmental dynamics of the Fucus zygote cell walls...
November 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769192/bioinformatic-identification-and-analysis-of-hydroxyproline-rich-glycoproteins-in-populus-trichocarpa
#7
Allan M Showalter, Brian D Keppler, Xiao Liu, Jens Lichtenberg, Lonnie R Welch
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) constitute a plant cell wall protein superfamily that functions in diverse aspects of growth and development. This superfamily contains three members: the highly glycosylated arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs), the moderately glycosylated extensins (EXTs), and the lightly glycosylated proline-rich proteins (PRPs). Chimeric and hybrid HRGPs, however, also exist. A bioinformatics approach is employed here to identify and classify AGPs, EXTs, PRPs, chimeric HRGPs, and hybrid HRGPs from the proteins predicted by the completed genome sequence of poplar (Populus trichocarpa)...
October 21, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736003/arabinogalactan-proteins-from-baobab-and-acacia-seeds-influence-innate-immunity-of-human-keratinocytes-in-vitro
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Abderrakib Zahid, Julie Despres, Magalie Benard, Eric Nguema-Ona, Jerome Leprince, David Vaudry, Christophe Rihouey, Maité Vicré-Gibouin, Azeddine Driouich, Marie-Laure Follet-Gueye
Plant derived arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) were repeatedly confirmed as immunologically as well as dermatologically active compounds. However little is currently known regarding their potential activity towards skin innate immunity. Here, we extracted and purified AGP from acacia (Acacia senegal) and baobab (Adansonia digitata) seeds to investigate their biological effects on the HaCaT keratinocyte cell line in an in vitro system. While AGP from both sources did not exhibit any cytotoxic effect, AGP from acacia seeds enhanced cell viability Moreover, real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis showed that AGP extracted from both species induced a substantial overexpression of hBD-2, TLR-5, and IL1-α genes...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702536/natural-killer-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-is-increased-by-a-type-ii-arabinogalactan-from-anoectochilus-formosanus
#9
Li-Chan Yang, Ching-Yi Lai, Wen-Chuan Lin
This study investigated the effects of a type II arabinogalactan from Anoectochilus formosanus (AGAF) on natural killer (NK) cell-mediated cytotoxicity and the possible underlying mechanisms. This study reported that sustained exposure to AGAF increased NK-92MI cell-mediated cytotoxicity in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, as characterized according to the cellular lactic dehydrogenase leakage from K562 leukemia cells. Additionally, antibody neutralization studies have reported that interferon (IFN)-γ, but not perforin or tumor necrosis factor-α, released by NK-92MI NK cells is crucial in enhancing cytotoxicity through an autocrine loop...
January 2, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632186/dramatic-secretion-of-recombinant-protein-expressed-in-tobacco-cells-with-a-designer-glycopeptide-tag-is-highly-impacted-by-medium-composition
#10
Ningning Zhang, Maureen Dolan, Di Wu, Gregory C Phillips, Jianfeng Xu
Cell growth medium composition has profound impacts on the O -glycosylation of a "designer" arabinogalactan protein-based module; full glycosylation is essential in directing efficient extracellular secretion of the tagged recombinant protein. Expression of recombinant proteins in plant cells as fusion with a de novo designed hydroxyproline (Hyp)-O-glycosylated peptide (HypGP) tag, termed HypGP engineering technology, resulted in dramatically increased secreted protein yields. This is due to the function of the HypGP tag as a molecular carrier in promoting efficient transport of conjoined proteins into culture media...
September 8, 2016: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562432/arabinogalactan-protein-motif-containing-receptor-like-kinases-are-likely-to-play-the-negative-feedback-factor-to-maintain-proper-root-hair-length
#11
Hyung-Taeg Cho
Coordination of the events between cytoplasm and cell wall is necessary for the proper cellular activity of plants. Cell wall-associated receptor kinases are likely to play the interface for the extra-to-internal signaling process. Arabidopsis ROOT HAIR SPECIFIC 10 (RHS10), belonging to the proline-rich extensin-like receptor kinase (PERK) family, is a Ser/Thr protein kinase with arabinogalactan protein (AGP) motifs in its extracellular domain (ECD). RHS10 and other angiosperm PERK homologs are inhibitory in root hair tip growth...
September 2016: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561473/structural-characteristics-of-oxalate-soluble-polysaccharides-of-sosnowsky-s-hogweed-heracleum-sosnowskyi-manden
#12
Elena N Makarova, Evgeny G Shakhmatov, Vladimir A Belyy
Arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) and pectic polysaccharides were isolated from above-ground parts of Heracleum sosnowskyi. The structural study has shown that a linear region of the pectic macromolecules consists of 1,4-α-d-galactopyranosyluronan blocks partially methyl esterified and acetylated. The branched region consists of 3-O- and partially 2-O-acetylated rhamnogalacturonan I. Side chains of the RG-I backbone include the regions of arabinogalactan I and branched 1,5-α-l-arabinan. The carbohydrate part of AGP consists of arabinogalactan II with a 1,3-β-d-Galp main chain...
November 20, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551018/impact-of-lytr-cpsa-psr-proteins-on-cell-wall-biosynthesis-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Meike Baumgart, Karin Schubert, Marc Bramkamp, Julia Frunzke
: Proteins of the LCP (LytR, CpsA, Psr) family have been shown to inherit important roles in bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. However, their exact function in the formation of the complex cell wall structures of the Corynebacteriales, including the prominent pathogens Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Corynebacterium diphtheriae, remains unclear. Here, we analyzed the role of the LCP proteins LcpA and LcpB of Corynebacterium glutamicum, both of which localize at regions of nascent cell wall biosynthesis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524986/dissecting-seed-mucilage-adherence-mediated-by-fei2-and-sos5
#14
Jonathan S Griffiths, Marie-Jeanne Crepeau, Marie-Christine Ralet, Georg J Seifert, Helen M North
The plant cell wall is held together by the interactions between four major components: cellulose, pectin, hemicellulose, and proteins. Mucilage is a powerful model system to study the interactions between these components as it is formed of polysaccharides that are deposited in the apoplast of seed coat epidermal cells during seed development. When seeds are hydrated, these polysaccharides expand rapidly out of the apoplastic pocket, and form an adherent halo of mucilage around the seed. In Arabidopsis, mutations in multiple genes have similar loss of mucilage adherence phenotypes including CELLULOSE SYNTHASE 5 (CESA5)/MUCILAGE-MODIFIED 3 (MUM3), MUM5/MUCI21, SALT-OVERLY SENSITIVE 5 (SOS5), and FEI2...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524487/maternal-enodls-are-required-for-pollen-tube-reception-in-arabidopsis
#15
Yingnan Hou, Xinyang Guo, Philipp Cyprys, Ying Zhang, Andrea Bleckmann, Le Cai, Qingpei Huang, Yu Luo, Hongya Gu, Thomas Dresselhaus, Juan Dong, Li-Jia Qu
During the angiosperm (flowering-plant) life cycle, double fertilization represents the hallmark between diploid and haploid generations [1]. The success of double fertilization largely depends on compatible communication between the male gametophyte (pollen tube) and the maternal tissues of the flower, culminating in precise pollen tube guidance to the female gametophyte (embryo sac) and its rupture to release sperm cells. Several important factors involved in the pollen tube reception have been identified recently [2-6], but the underlying signaling pathways are far from being understood...
September 12, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516259/arabinogalactan-proteins-stimulate-somatic-embryogenesis-and-plant-propagation-of-pelargonium-sidoides
#16
Stefanie Duchow, Renate I Dahlke, Thomas Geske, Wolfgang Blaschek, Birgit Classen
Root extracts of the medicinal plant Pelargonium sidoides, native to South Africa, are used globally for the treatment of common cold and cough. Due to an increasing economic commercialization of P. sidoides remedies, wild collections of root material should be accompanied by effective methods for plant propagation like somatic embryogenesis. Based on this, the influence of arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) on somatic embryogenesis and plant propagation of P. sidoides has been investigated. High-molecular weight AGPs have been isolated from dried roots as well as from cell cultures of P...
November 5, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507517/characterization-and-emulsifying-properties-of-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-gum-acacia-seyal-conjugates-prepared-via-the-maillard-reaction
#17
Binwei Bi, Hao Yang, Yapeng Fang, Katsuyoshi Nishinari, Glyn O Phillips
Gum Acacia Seyal (ASY) is less valued than is gum Acacia Senegal, due to its poor emulsifying ability. The present study investigated the Maillard reaction between ASY and β-lactoglobulin (BLG) and its impact on the emulsifying properties of ASY. The reaction products of BLG/ASY mixture (r=1/4), prepared by dry-heating at 60°C and a relative humidity of 79%, as a function of incubation time, were characterized by SDS-PAGE, GPC-MALLS and DSC. The results showed that 12-24h of dry-heating under the given conditions was sufficient for conjugation, meanwhile avoiding the formation of deeply coloured and insoluble melanoidins...
January 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495941/role-of-glycosyl-transferases-in-pollen-wall-primexine-formation-and-exine-patterning
#18
Wenhua Lexcy Li, Yuanyuan Liu, Carl J Douglas
The pollen cell wall is important for protection of male sperm from physical stresses, and consists of an inner gametophyte-derived intine layer and a sporophyte-derived exine layer. The polymeric constituents of the robust exine are termed sporopollenin. The mechanisms by which sporopollenin is anchored onto microspores and polymerized in specific patterns are unknown, but the primexine, a transient cell wall matrix formed on the surface of microspores at the late tetrad stage, is hypothesized to play a key role...
August 5, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489583/glycosylation-of-arabinogalactan-proteins-essential-for-development-in-arabidopsis
#19
Allan M Showalter, Debarati Basu
Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are ubiquitous cell wall components present throughout the plant kingdom. They are extensively post translationally modified by conversion of proline to hydroxyproline (Hyp) and by addition of arabinogalactan (AG) polysaccharides to Hyp residues. Two small gene subfamilies within the CAZy GT31 family, referred to as Hyp-galactosyltransferases (Hyp-GALTs and HPGTs), encode enzymes that specifically add galactose to AGP protein backbones as revealed by heterologous expression of the genes coupled with an in vitro enzyme assay and by biochemical characterization of the genetic knock-out mutants...
May 2016: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486192/lcp1-is-a-phosphotransferase-responsible-for-ligating-arabinogalactan-to-peptidoglycan-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#20
James Harrison, Georgina Lloyd, Maju Joe, Todd L Lowary, Edward Reynolds, Hannah Walters-Morgan, Apoorva Bhatt, Andrew Lovering, Gurdyal S Besra, Luke J Alderwick
UNLABELLED: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiological agent of tuberculosis (TB), has a unique cell envelope which accounts for its unusual low permeability and contributes to resistance against common antibiotics. The main structural elements of the cell wall consist of a cross-linked network of peptidoglycan (PG) in which some of the muramic acid residues are covalently attached to a complex polysaccharide, arabinogalactan (AG), via a unique α-l-rhamnopyranose-(1→3)-α-d-GlcNAc-(1→P) linker unit...
2016: MBio
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