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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330265/isolation-and-characterization-of-plant-synergistic-bacteria-capable-of-degrading-xenobiotics-from-oil-spillage-sites
#1
Indranil De, Sarika Gupta
Oil spillage sites primarily contain various types of hydrocarbons, such as linear chain, polycyclic, and aromatic compounds, posing several detrimental effects on plants. Results from our previous study showed an alteration of various metabolomic parameters, indirectly resulting in an observable decline of growth in the mung seedlings upon incubation with phenol, toluene, xylene, and hexane. This study evaluates the role of these compounds upon plant growth and focusses to mitigate the effect of the same, using some isolated plant synergistic bacteria...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321230/integrated-transcriptome-and-metabolic-analyses-reveals-novel-insights-into-free-amino-acid-metabolism-in-huangjinya-tea-cultivar
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Qunfeng Zhang, Meiya Liu, Jianyun Ruan
The chlorotic tea variety Huangjinya, a natural mutant, contains enhanced levels of free amino acids in its leaves, which improves the drinking quality of its brewed tea. Consequently, this chlorotic mutant has a higher economic value than the non-chlorotic varieties. However, the molecular mechanisms behind the increased levels of free amino acids in this mutant are mostly unknown, as are the possible effects of this mutation on the overall metabolome and biosynthetic pathways in tea leaves. To gain further insight into the effects of chlorosis on the global metabolome and biosynthetic pathways in this mutant, Huangjinya plants were grown under normal and reduced sunlight, resulting in chlorotic and non-chlorotic leaves, respectively; their leaves were analyzed using transcriptomics as well as targeted and untargeted metabolomics...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320327/metabolomics-analysis-reveals-the-metabolic-and-functional-roles-of-flavonoids-in-light-sensitive-tea-leaves
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Qunfeng Zhang, Meiya Liu, Jianyun Ruan
BACKGROUND: As the predominant secondary metabolic pathway in tea plants, flavonoid biosynthesis increases with increasing temperature and illumination. However, the concentration of most flavonoids decreases greatly in light-sensitive tea leaves when they are exposed to light, which further improves tea quality. To reveal the metabolism and potential functions of flavonoids in tea leaves, a natural light-sensitive tea mutant (Huangjinya) cultivated under different light conditions was subjected to metabolomics analysis...
March 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315793/highlighting-the-effects-of-coumarin-on-adult-plants-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-l-heynh-by-an-integrated-omic-approach
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Fabrizio Araniti, Monica Scognamiglio, Angela Chambery, Rosita Russo, Assunta Esposito, Brigida D'Abrosca, Antonio Fiorentino, Antonio Lupini, Francesco Sunseri, Maria Rosa Abenavoli
In this study, the effects of the allelochemical coumarin through a metabolomic, proteomic and morpho-physiological approach in Arabidopsis adult plants (25days old) were investigated. Metabolomic analysis evidenced an increment of amino acids and a high accumulation of soluble sugars, after 6days of coumarin treatment. This effect was accompanied by a strong decrease on plant fresh and dry weights, as well as on total protein content. On the contrary, coumarin did not affect leaf number but caused a reduction in leaf area...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303220/anemone-medicinal-plants-ethnopharmacology-phytochemistry-and-biology
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REVIEW
Da-Cheng Hao, Xiaojie Gu, Peigen Xiao
The Ranunculaceae genus Anemone (order Ranunculales), comprising more than 150 species, mostly herbs, has long been used in folk medicine and worldwide ethnomedicine. Various medicinal compounds have been found in Anemone plants, especially triterpenoid saponins, some of which have shown anti-cancer activities. Some Anemone compounds and extracts display immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities. More than 50 species have ethnopharmacological uses, which provide clues for modern drug discovery...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303147/interactive-effects-of-uv-b-light-with-abiotic-factors-on-plant-growth-and-chemistry-and-their-consequences-for-defense-against-arthropod-herbivores
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REVIEW
Rocio Escobar-Bravo, Peter G L Klinkhamer, Kirsten A Leiss
Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light plays a crucial role in plant-herbivorous arthropods interactions by inducing changes in constitutive and inducible plant defenses. In particular, constitutive defenses can be modulated by UV-B-induced photomorphogenic responses and changes in the plant metabolome. In accordance, the prospective use of UV-B light as a tool to increase plant protection in agricultural practice has gained increasing interest. Changes in the environmental conditions might, however, modulate the UV-B -induced plant responses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296891/englerin-a-induces-an-acute-inflammatory-response-and-reveals-lipid-metabolism-and-er-stress-as-targetable-vulnerabilities-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ayse Batova, Diego Altomare, Kim E Creek, Robert K Naviaux, Lin Wang, Kefeng Li, Erica Green, Richard Williams, Jane C Naviaux, Mitchell Diccianni, Alice L Yu
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is among the top ten most common forms of cancer and is the most common malignancy of the kidney. Clear cell renal carcinoma (cc-RCC), the most common type of RCC, is one of the most refractory cancers with an incidence that is on the rise. Screening of plant extracts in search of new anti-cancer agents resulted in the discovery of englerin A, a guaiane sesquiterpene with potent cytotoxicity against renal cancer cells and a small subset of other cancer cells. Though a few cellular targets have been identified for englerin A, it is still not clear what mechanisms account for the cytotoxicity of englerin A in RCC, which occurs at concentrations well below those used to engage the targets previously identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294620/the-effect-of-antibiotics-and-diet-on-enterolactone-concentration-and-metabolome-studied-by-targeted-and-non-targeted-lc-ms-metabolomics
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Anne Katrine Bolvig, Natalja P Nørskov, Mette Skou Hedemann, Leslie Foldager, Brendan McCarthy-Sinclair, Maria L Marco, Helle N Lærke, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen
High plant lignan intake is associated with a number of health benefits, possibly induced by the lignan metabolite enterolactone (ENL). The gut microbiota plays a crucial role in converting dietary lignans into ENL, and epidemiological studies have shown that use of antibiotics is associated with lower levels of ENL. Here, we investigate the link between antibiotic use and lignan metabolism in pigs using LC-MS/MS. The effect of lignan intake and antibiotic use on the gut microbial community and the pig metabolome is studied by 16S rRNA sequencing and non-targeted LC-MS...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287022/metabolic-map-of-osthole-and-its-effect-on-lipids
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Qi Zhao, Xin-Mei Li, Hong-Ning Liu, Frank J Gonzalez, Fei Li
1. Osthole, a coumarin compound from plants, is a promising agent for the treatment of metabolic diseases, including hyperglycemia, fatty liver, and cancers. Studies indicate that the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) α and γ are involved in the pharmacological effects of osthole. The in vitro and in vivo metabolism of osthole, and its biological activity are not completely understood. 2. In this study, UPLC-ESI-QTOFMS-based metabolomics was used to determine the metabolic pathway of osthole and its influence on the levels of endogenous metabolites...
March 13, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285599/microbiome-and-metabolome-modifying-effects-of-several-cardiovascular-disease-interventions-in-apo-e-mice
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Paul M Ryan, Lis E E London, Trent C Bjorndahl, Rupasri Mandal, Kiera Murphy, Gerald F Fitzgerald, Fergus Shanahan, R Paul Ross, David S Wishart, Noel M Caplice, Catherine Stanton
BACKGROUND: There is strong evidence indicating that gut microbiota have the potential to modify, or be modified by the drugs and nutritional interventions that we rely upon. This study aims to characterize the compositional and functional effects of several nutritional, neutraceutical, and pharmaceutical cardiovascular disease interventions on the gut microbiome, through metagenomic and metabolomic approaches. Apolipoprotein-E-deficient mice were fed for 24 weeks either high-fat/cholesterol diet alone (control, HFC) or high-fat/cholesterol in conjunction with one of three dietary interventions, as follows: plant sterol ester (PSE), oat β-glucan (OBG) and bile salt hydrolase-active Lactobacillus reuteri APC 2587 (BSH), or the drug atorvastatin (STAT)...
March 13, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278635/secondary-metabolites-from-the-endophytic-fungus-talaromyces-pinophilus
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F Vinale, R Nicoletti, F Lacatena, R Marra, A Sacco, N Lombardi, G d'Errico, M C Digilio, M Lorito, S L Woo
Endophytic fungi have a great influence on plant health and growth, and are an important source of bioactive natural compounds. Organic extracts obtained from the culture filtrate of an endophytic strain of Talaromyces pinophilus isolated from strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) were studied. Metabolomic analysis revealed the presence of three bioactive metabolites, the siderophore ferrirubin, the platelet-aggregation inhibitor herquline B and the antibiotic 3-O-methylfunicone. The latter was the major metabolite produced by this strain and displayed toxic effects against the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Homoptera Aphidiidae)...
February 28, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272908/metabolomics-assisted-biotechnological-interventions-for-developing-plant-based-functional-foods-and-nutraceuticals
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Arun Kumar, Kareem A Mosa, Liyao Ji, Udaykumar Kage, Dhananjay Dhokane, Shailesh Karre, Deepa Madalageri, Neemisha Pathania
Today, the dramatic changes in types of food consumed have led to an increased burden of chronic diseases. Therefore, the emphasis of food research is not only to ensure quality food that can supply adequate nutrients to prevent nutrition related diseases, but also to ensure overall physical and mental-health. This has led to the concept of functional foods and nutraceuticals (FFNs), which can be ideally produced and delivered through plants. Metabolomics can help in getting the most relevant functional information, and thus has been considered the greatest -OMICS technology to date...
March 8, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271979/toward-a-taxonomy-for-multi-omics-science-terminology-development-for-whole-genome-study-approaches-by-omics-technology-and-hierarchy
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Nina Pirih, Tanja Kunej
Omics is a form of high-throughput systems science. However, taxonomies for omics studies are limited, inviting us to rethink new ways in which we classify, prioritize, and rank various omics systems science studies. In this overarching context, the genome-wide study approaches have proliferated in number and popularity over the past decade. However, their hierarchy is not well organized and the development of attendant terminology is not controlled. In the present study, we searched the literature in PubMed and the Web of Science databases published from March 1999 to September 2016 using the keywords, including genome-wide, association, whole genome, transcriptome-wide, metabolome, epigenome, and phenome...
January 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268116/key-metabolic-traits-of-pisum-sativum-maintain-cell-vitality-during-didymella-pinodes-infection-cultivar-resistance-and-the-microsymbionts-influence
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Reinhard Turetschek, Getinet Desalegn, Tamara Epple, Hans-Peter Kaul, Stefanie Wienkoop
Ascochyta blight causes severe losses in field pea production and the search for resistance traits towards the causal agent Didymella pinodes is of particular importance for farmers. Various microsymbionts were reported to shape the plants' immune response. However, regardless their contribution to resistance, they are hardly included in experimental designs. Here, we first delineate the bi-directional effect of the symbionts' (rhizobia, mycorrhiza) and the leaf proteome/metabolome of two field pea cultivars with varying resistance levels towards D...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266019/quality-control-of-hypericum-perforatum-l-analytical-challenges-and-recent-progress
#15
REVIEW
Anastasia Agapouda, Anthony Booker, Tivadar Kiss, Judit Hohmann, Michael Heinrich, Dezső Csupor
OBJECTIVES: The most widely applied qualitative and quantitative analytical methods in the quality control of Hypericum perforatum extracts will be reviewed, including routine analytical tools and most modern approaches. KEY FINDINGS: Biologically active components of H. perforatum are chemically diverse; therefore, different chromatographic and detection methods are required for the comprehensive analysis of St. John's wort extracts. Naphthodianthrones, phloroglucinols and flavonoids are the most widely analysed metabolites of this plant...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265055/glyoxylate-detoxification-is-an-essential-function-of-malate-synthase-required-for-carbon-assimilation-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Susan Puckett, Carolina Trujillo, Zhe Wang, Hyungjin Eoh, Thomas R Ioerger, Inna Krieger, James Sacchettini, Dirk Schnappinger, Kyu Y Rhee, Sabine Ehrt
The glyoxylate shunt is a metabolic pathway of bacteria, fungi, and plants used to assimilate even-chain fatty acids (FAs) and has been implicated in persistence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Recent work, however, showed that the first enzyme of the glyoxylate shunt, isocitrate lyase (ICL), may mediate survival of Mtb during the acute and chronic phases of infection in mice through physiologic functions apart from fatty acid metabolism. Here, we report that malate synthase (MS), the second enzyme of the glyoxylate shunt, is essential for in vitro growth and survival of Mtb on even-chain fatty acids, in part, for a previously unrecognized activity: mitigating the toxicity of glyoxylate excess arising from metabolism of even-chain fatty acids...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256553/targeted-mutagenesis-in-the-medicinal-plant-salvia-miltiorrhiza
#17
Bin Li, Guanghong Cui, Guoan Shen, Zhilai Zhan, Luqi Huang, Jiachun Chen, Xiaoquan Qi
CRISPR/Cas9 is a powerful genome editing tool that has been extensively used in model plants and crops, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, rice, wheat, and soybean. Here, we report the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to precisely knock out the committed diterpene synthase gene (SmCPS1) involved in tanshinone biosynthesis in Salvia miltiorrhiza, a traditional Chinese medicinal herb with significant pharmacological activities, such as vasorelaxation, protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury, and antiarrhythmic effects. Three homozygous and eight chimeric mutants were obtained from 26 independent transgenic hairy root lines by Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245233/molecular-responses-of-genetically-modified-maize-to-abiotic-stresses-as-determined-through-proteomic-and-metabolomic-analyses
#18
Rafael Fonseca Benevenuto, Sarah Zanon Agapito-Tenfen, Vinicius Vilperte, Odd-Gunnar Wikmark, Peet Jansen van Rensburg, Rubens Onofre Nodari
Some genetically modified (GM) plants have transgenes that confer tolerance to abiotic stressors. Meanwhile, other transgenes may interact with abiotic stressors, causing pleiotropic effects that will affect the plant physiology. Thus, physiological alteration might have an impact on the product safety. However, routine risk assessment (RA) analyses do not evaluate the response of GM plants exposed to different environmental conditions. Therefore, we here present a proteome profile of herbicide-tolerant maize, including the levels of phytohormones and related compounds, compared to its near-isogenic non-GM variety under drought and herbicide stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239971/characterization-of-n-methylated-amino-acids-by-gc-ms-after-ethyl-chloroformate-derivatization
#19
B Sudarshana Reddy, V Naresh Chary, P Pavankumar, S Prabhakar
Methylation is an essential metabolic process in the biological systems, and it is significant for several biological reactions in living organisms. Methylated compounds are known to be involved in most of the bodily functions, and some of them serve as biomarkers. Theoretically, all α-amino acids can be methylated, and it is possible to encounter them in most animal/plant samples. But the analytical data, especially the mass spectral data, are available only for a few of the methylated amino acids. Thus, it is essential to generate mass spectral data and to develop mass spectrometry methods for the identification of all possible methylated amino acids for future metabolomic studies...
August 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239870/genotype-by-environment-effect-on-bioactive-compounds-in-strawberry-fragaria-x-ananassa-duch
#20
Luisa Palmieri, Domenico Masuero, Paolo Martinatti, Giuseppe Baratto, Stefan Martens, Urska Vrhovsek
BACKGROUND: The relative contribute assessment of the genotype, the environment and the genotype-by-environmental (G x E) interaction to the variety performance is necessary to determine their adaptation capacity. RESULTS: The influence of temperature, UV-irradiation and sunshine duration on quality and fruits composition was investigated in nine strawberry cultivars grown at three different altitudes. The UV-radiation intensity affected the pH and the sugar content that were higher for most of the varieties at low altitudes where the total titratable acidity (TTA) was less...
February 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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