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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149017/the-ms6-mycolyl-arabinogalactan-esterase-lysb-is-essential-for-an-efficient-mycobacteriophage-induced-lysis
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Adriano M Gigante, Cheri M Hampton, Rebecca S Dillard, Filipa Gil, Maria João Catalão, José Moniz-Pereira, Elizabeth R Wright, Madalena Pimentel
All dsDNA phages encode two proteins involved in host lysis, an endolysin and a holin that target the peptidoglycan and cytoplasmic membrane, respectively. Bacteriophages that infect Gram-negative bacteria encode additional proteins, the spanins, involved in disruption of the outer membrane. Recently, a gene located in the lytic cassette was identified in the genomes of mycobacteriophages, which encodes a protein (LysB) with mycolyl-arabinogalactan esterase activity. Taking in consideration the complex mycobacterial cell envelope that mycobacteriophages encounter during their life cycle, it is valuable to evaluate the role of these proteins in lysis...
November 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146314/interaction-of-wine-mannoproteins-and-arabinogalactans-with-anthocyanins
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Fernando J Gonçalves, Pedro A R Fernandes, Dulcineia F Wessel, Susana M Cardoso, Silvia M Rocha, Manuel A Coimbra
Wine polymeric material (WPM), which includes polysaccharides, proteins, and polyphenolic compounds, interacts with anthocyanins. To determine the contribution of polysaccharides in these interactions, the diffusion performance of anthocyanins along a dialysis membrane was determined in the presence and absence of isolated mannoproteins (MP) and arabinogalactans (AG) from WPM. Furthermore, to estimate the extent of the interaction between WPM and polyphenolic compounds, the activation energy (Ea) required for their diffusion in the presence of WPM was determined...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121496/properties-of-two-fungal-endo-%C3%AE-1-3-galactanases-and-their-synergistic-action-with-an-exo-%C3%AE-1-3-galactanase-in-degrading-arabinogalactan-proteins
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Yoshihisa Yoshimi, Kaori Yaguchi, Satoshi Kaneko, Yoichi Tsumuraya, Toshihisa Kotake
Arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) are plant proteoglycans, which are widely encountered in the plant kingdom, usually localized on the cell surface. The carbohydrate moieties of AGPs consist of β-1,3-galactan main chains and β-1,6-galactan side chains, to which other auxiliary sugars are attached. To date, FvEn3GAL isolated from Flammulina velutipes is the sole β-1,3-galactanase acting on β-1,3-galactan in an endo-manner. Here we cloned two homologous genes, designated Af3G and NcEn3GAL, possibly encoding endo-β-1,3-galactanase from Aspergillus flavus and Neurospora crassa, respectively...
October 25, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120180/synthesis-and-application-of-branched-type-ii-arabinogalactans
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Mathias C F Andersen, Irene Boos, Colin Ruprecht, William G T Willats, Fabian Pfrengle, Mads H Clausen
The synthesis of linear and (1 → 6)-branched β-(1 → 3)-d-galactans, structures found in plant arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs), is described. The synthetic strategy relies on iterative couplings of monosaccharide and disaccharide thioglycoside donors, followed by a late-stage glycosylation of heptagalactan backbone acceptors to introduce branching. A key finding from the synthetic study was the need to match protective groups in order to tune reactivity and ensure selectivity during the assembly. Carbohydrate microarrays were generated to enable the detailed epitope mapping of two monoclonal antibodies known to recognize AGPs: JIM16 and JIM133...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103708/complexes-of-lutein-with-bovine-and-caprine-caseins-and-their-impact-on-lutein-chemical-stability-in-emulsion-systems-effect-of-arabinogalactan
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A Mora-Gutierrez, R Attaie, M T Núñez de González, Y Jung, S Woldesenbet, S A Marquez
Lutein is an important xanthophyll carotenoid with many benefits to human health. Factors affecting the application of lutein as a functional ingredient in low-fat dairy-like beverages (pH 6.0-7.0) are not well understood. The interactions of bovine and caprine caseins with hydrophobic lutein were studied using UV/visible spectroscopy as well as fluorescence. Our studies confirmed that the aqueous solubility of lutein is improved after binding with bovine and caprine caseins. The rates of lutein solubilization by the binding to bovine and caprine caseins were as follows: caprine αS1-II-casein 34%, caprine αS1-I-casein 10%, and bovine casein 7% at 100 μM lutein...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034465/gene-expression-tradeoffs-between-defence-and-growth-in-english-elm-induced-by-ophiostoma-novo-ulmi
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Pedro Perdiguero, Juan Sobrino-Plata, Martin Venturas, Juan Antonio Martín, Luis Gil, Carmen Collada
Wilt diseases caused by vascular pathogens include some of the most damaging stresses affecting trees. Dutch elm disease (DED), caused by the fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, destroyed most of North American and European elm populations in the 20th century. The highly susceptible English elm, also known as Atinian clone, suffered the highest mortality rates during the last pandemic event, probably due to its lack of genetic diversity. To study the DED pathosystem, we inoculated English elm ramets with O. novo-ulmi and evaluated xylem anatomy, molecular response and disease symptoms...
October 15, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027584/the-ceratopteris-fern-developing-motile-gamete-walls-contain-diverse%C3%A2-polysaccharides-but-not-pectin
#7
Renee A Lopez, Karen S Renzaglia
Unlike most plant cell walls, the five consecutive walls laid down during spermatogenesis in the model fern Ceratopteris contain sparse cellulose, lack pectin and are enriched with callose and hemicelluloses. Seed-free plants like bryophytes and pteridophytes produce swimming male gametes for sexual reproduction. During spermatogenesis, unique walls are formed that are essential to the appropriate development and maturation of the motile gametes. Other than the detection of callose and general wall polysaccharides in scattered groups, little is known about the sequence of wall formation and the composition of these walls during sperm cell differentiation in plants that produce swimming sperm...
October 13, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016904/arabinogalactan-proteins-accumulate-in-the-cell-walls-of-searching-hyphae-of-the-stem-parasitic-plants-cuscuta-campestris-and-cuscuta-japonica
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Akitaka Hozumi, Subhankar Bera, Daiki Fujiwara, Takeshi Obayashi, Ryusuke Yokoyama, Kazuhiko Nishitani, Koh Aoki
Stem parasitic plants (Cuscuta spp.) develop a specialized organ called a haustorium to penetrate their hosts' stem tissues. To reach the vascular tissues of the host plant, the haustorium needs to overcome the physical barrier of the cell wall, and the parasite-host interaction via the cell wall is a critical process. However, the cell wall components responsible for the establishment of parasitic connections have not yet been identified. In this study, we investigated the spatial distribution patterns of cell wall components at a parasitic interface using parasite-host complexes of Cuscuta campestris-Arabidopsis thaliana and Cuscuta japonica-Glycine max...
November 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993692/dissecting-the-mycobacterial-cell-envelope-and-defining-the-composition-of-the-native-mycomembrane
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Laura Chiaradia, Cyril Lefebvre, Julien Parra, Julien Marcoux, Odile Burlet-Schiltz, Gilles Etienne, Maryelle Tropis, Mamadou Daffé
The mycobacterial envelope is unique, containing the so-called mycomembrane (MM) composed of very-long chain fatty acids, mycolic acids (MA). Presently, the molecular composition of the MM remains unproven, due to the diversity of methods used for determining its composition. The plasma membranes (PM) and the native MM-containing cell walls (MMCW) of two rapid-growing mycobacterial species, Mycobacterium aurum and M. smegmatis, were isolated from their cell lysates by differential ultracentrifugation. Transmission electron microscopy and biochemical analyses demonstrated that the two membranes were virtually pure...
October 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981776/heterologous-expression-and-characterization-of-an-arabidopsis-%C3%AE-l-arabinopyranosidase-and-%C3%AE-d-galactosidases-acting-on-%C3%AE-l-arabinopyranosyl-residues
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Chiemi Imaizumi, Harumi Tomatsu, Kiminari Kitazawa, Yoshihisa Yoshimi, Seiji Shibano, Kaoru Kikuchi, Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Kaneko, Yoichi Tsumuraya, Toshihisa Kotake, Björn Usadel
The major plant sugar l-arabinose (l-Ara) has two different ring forms, l-arabinofuranose (l-Araf) and l-arabinopyranose (l-Arap). Although l-Ara mainly appears in the form of α-l-Araf residues in cell wall components, such as pectic α-1,3:1,5-arabinan, arabinoxylan, and arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs), lesser amounts of it can also be found as β-l-Arap residues of AGPs. Even though AGPs are known to be rapidly metabolized, the enzymes acting on the β-l-Arap residues remain to be identified. In the present study, four enzymes, which we call β-l-ARAPASE (APSE) and α-GALACTOSIDASE 1 (AGAL1), AGAL2, and AGAL3, are identified as those enzymes that are likely to be responsible for the hydrolysis of the β-l-Arap residues in Arabidopsis thaliana...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970511/fasciclin-like-arabinogalactan-protein-gene-expression-is-associated-with-yield-of-flour-in-the-milling-of-wheat
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Ravi C Nirmal, Agnelo Furtado, Parimalan Rangan, Robert J Henry
A large portion of the global wheat crop is milled to produce flour for use in the production of foods such as bread. Pressure to increase food supplies sustainably can be address directly by reducing post-harvest losses during processes such as flour milling. The recovery of flour in the milling of wheat is genetically determined but difficult to assess in wheat breeding due to the requirement for a large sample. Here we report the discovery that human selection for altered expression of putative cell adhesion proteins is associated with wheats that give high yields of flour on milling...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962798/the-role-of-wine-polysaccharides-on-salivary-protein-tannin-interaction-a-molecular-approach
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Elsa Brandão, Mafalda Santos Silva, Ignacio García-Estévez, Pascale Williams, Nuno Mateus, Thierry Doco, Victor de Freitas, Susana Soares
Polysaccharides are described to inhibit aggregation between food polyphenols and salivary proteins (SP) and may hence lead to astringency modulation. In this work, the effect of two wine polysaccharides (arabinogalactan proteins-AGPs and rhamnogalacturonan II- RGII) on SP-polyphenol interaction was evaluated. In general, both polysaccharides were effective to inhibit or reduce SP-polyphenol interaction and aggregation. They can act by two different mechanisms (ternary or competitive) depending on the SP-tannin pair...
December 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954403/textile-hemp-vs-salinity-insights-from-a-targeted-gene-expression-analysis
#13
Gea Guerriero, Marc Behr, Jean-Francois Hausman, Sylvain Legay
Soil salinity is a serious threat to agriculture, because it compromises biomass production and plant productivity, by negatively affecting the vegetative growth and development of plants. Fiber crops like textile hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) are important natural resources that provide, sustainably, both cellulosic and woody fibers for industry. In this work, the response to salinity (200 mM NaCl) of a fiber variety of hemp (Santhica 27) was studied using quantitative real-time PCR. The responses of plantlets aged 15 days were analyzed by microscopy and by measuring the changes in expression of cell wall-related genes, as well as in the general response to exogenous constraints...
September 26, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937992/efficient-generation-of-mutations-mediated-by-crispr-cas9-in-the-hairy-root-transformation-system-of-brassica-carinata
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Thomas W Kirchner, Markus Niehaus, Thomas Debener, Manfred K Schenk, Marco Herde
A protocol for the induction of site-directed deletions and insertions in the genome of Brassica carinata with CRISPR is described. The construct containing the Cas9 nuclease and the guide RNA (gRNA) was delivered by the hairy root transformation technique, and a successful transformation was monitored by GFP fluorescence. PAGE analysis of an amplified region, presumably containing the deletions and insertions, demonstrated up to seven different indels in one transgenic root and in all analyzed roots a wildtype allele of the modified gene was not detectable...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936655/immunolocalization-of-agps-and-pectins-in-quercus-suber-gametophytic-structures
#15
Mário Luís da Costa, Ana Lúcia Lopes, Maria Isabel Amorim, Sílvia Coimbra
The arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) are highly glycosylated proteins, ubiquitous in plants that have been linked to numerous aspects of sexual reproduction in several plant species, including the monoecious tree species Quercus suber. AGPs are found in cell membranes and cell walls of all types of tissues, including reproductive cells and organs. Pectins are cell wall components that also have been shown to change in composition and quantity during the maturations of the male and female gametophyte in cork oak...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931375/identification-of-fasciclin-like-arabinogalactan-proteins-in-textile-hemp-cannabis-sativa-l-in-silico-analyses-and-gene-expression-patterns-in-different-tissues
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Gea Guerriero, Lauralie Mangeot-Peter, Sylvain Legay, Marc Behr, Stanley Lutts, Khawar Sohail Siddiqui, Jean-Francois Hausman
BACKGROUND: The fasciclin-like arabinogalactan proteins (FLAs) belong to the arabinogalactan protein (AGP) superfamily and are known to play different physiological roles in plants. This class of proteins was shown to participate in plant growth, development, defense against abiotic stresses and, notably, cell wall biosynthesis. Although some studies are available on the characterization of FLA genes from different species, both woody and herbaceous, no detailed information is available on the FLA family of textile hemp (Cannabis sativa L...
September 20, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917919/structural-characteristics-of-water-soluble-polysaccharides-from-norway-spruce-picea-abies
#17
Evgeny G Shakhmatov, Vladimir A Belyy, Elena N Makarova
Arabinogalactan proteins and pectic polysaccharides were isolated from greenery of Picea abies by water extraction. Main elements of their structure were determined by ion-exchange chromatography, partial acid and enzymatic hydrolysis, and NMR spectroscopy. It was established that the backbone of pectin macromolecules of greenery of P. abies is represented by segments of partially methyl-esterified and acetylated 1,4-α-d-galactopyranosyluronan, and partially 2-O- and/or 3-O-acetylated RG-I with side chains consisting of highly-branched 1,5-α-l-arabinan segments...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893793/chemical-genomic-interaction-profiling-reveals-determinants-of-intrinsic-antibiotic-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#18
Weizhen Xu, Michael A DeJesus, Nadine Rücker, Curtis A Engelhart, Meredith G Wright, Claire Healy, Kan Lin, Ruojun Wang, Sae Woong Park, Thomas R Ioerger, Dirk Schnappinger, Sabine Ehrt
Chemotherapy for tuberculosis (TB) is lengthy and could benefit from synergistic adjuvant therapeutics that enhance current and novel drug regimens. To identify genetic determinants of intrinsic antibiotic susceptibility in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) we applied a chemical genetic interaction (CGI) profiling approach. We screened a saturated transposon mutant library and identified mutants that exhibit altered fitness in the presence of partially-inhibitory concentrations of rifampicin, ethambutol, isoniazid, vancomycin and meropenem, antibiotics of diverse mechanisms-of-action...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859611/transcript-profiling-of-genes-expressed-during-fibre-development-in-diploid-cotton-gossypium-arboreum-l
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Atul S Hande, Ishwarappa S Katageri, Mangesh P Jadhav, Sateesh Adiger, Savita Gamanagatti, Kethireddy Venkata Padmalatha, Gurusamy Dhandapani, Mogilicherla Kanakachari, Polumetla Ananda Kumar, Vanga Siva Reddy
BACKGROUND: Cotton fibre is a single cell and it is one of the best platforms for unraveling the genes express during various stages of fibre development. There are reports devoted to comparative transcriptome study on fiber cell initiation and elongation in tetraploid cultivated cotton. However, in the present investigation, comparative transcriptome study was made in diploid cultivated cotton using isogenic fuzzy-lintless (Fl) and normal fuzzy linted (FL) lines belong to Gossypium arboreum, diploid species at two stages, 0 and 10 dpa (days post anthesis), using Affymetrix cotton GeneChip genome array...
August 31, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797243/polymorphism-and-structure-of-style-specific-arabinogalactan-proteins-as-determinants-of-pollen-tube-growth-in-nicotiana
#20
Andrzej K Noyszewski, Yi-Cheng Liu, Koichiro Tamura, Alan G Smith
BACKGROUND: Pollen tube growth and fertilization are key processes in angiosperm sexual reproduction. The transmitting tract (TT) of Nicotiana tabacum controls pollen tube growth in part by secreting pistil extensin-like protein III (PELPIII), transmitting-tract-specific (TTS) protein and 120 kDa glycoprotein (120 K) into the stylar extracellular matrix. The three arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) are referred to as stylar AGPs and are the focus of this research. The transmitting tract regulates pollen tube growth, promoting fertilization or rejecting pollen tubes...
August 10, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
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