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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793031/cloning-overexpression-and-purification-of-a-gene-of-unknown-function-of-prophage-loci-from-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-the-destructive-bacterial-pathogen-of-huanglongbing-disease-in-citrus-plants
#1
Duangtip Sudhan, Thamrongjet Puttamuk, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij, Pitak Chuawong
Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is one of the most destructive diseases affecting citrus industry worldwide. The causal agent in Asia is a phloem-limited, Gram-negative bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' (CLas). Within the genome of CLas lies prophage regions, classified as Type-A, B, C, and D. In particular, Type-D has been indicated to correlate with the blotchy-mottle symptoms of citrus trees. Here we reported the cloning, overexpression, and purification of the ORF1, an open reading frame from the partial Type-D region of CLas obtained from an infected lime tree (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)...
May 21, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792573/inherent-resistance-to-14%C3%AE-demethylation-inhibitor-fungicides-in-colletotrichum-truncatum-is-likely-linked-to-cyp51a-and-or-cyp51b-gene-variants
#2
Shuning Chen, Yunyun Wang, Guido Schnabel, Congyue Annie Peng, Satyanarayana Lagishetty, Kerry Smith, Chao-Xi Luo, Huizhu Yuan
Anthracnose disease, caused by Colletotrichum truncatum, affects marketable yield during preharvest production and postharvest storage of fruits and vegetables worldwide. Demethylation inhibitor fungicides (DMIs) are among the very few chemical classes of single-site mode of action fungicides that are effective in controlling anthracnose disease. However, some species are inherently resistant to DMIs and more information is needed to understand this phenomenon. Isolates of C. truncatum were collected from the USA and China from peach, soybean, citrus, and begonia and sensitivity to six DMIs (difenoconazole, propiconazole, metconazole, tebuconazole, flutriafol and fenbuconazole) was determined...
May 24, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786865/infection-with-phytopathogenic-bacterium-inhibits-melatonin-biosynthesis-decreases-longevity-of-its-vector-and-suppresses-the-free-radical-defense
#3
Yasser Nehela, Nabil Killiny
Vector-borne phytopathogenic bacteria may alter the reproductive fitness, survival, behavior, and metabolism of their vectors. Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) is associated with the Huanglongbing (HLB; also known as citrus greening disease), one of the most destructive citrus diseases worldwide, and transmitted by Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Insecta, Hemiptera, Liviidae). The genome sequencing of CLas revealed that it does not have the ability to synthesize tryptophan, the precursor of melatonin, and it must acquire it from its host plant or insect vector to achieve its biological processes, such as growth and multiplication...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786856/characterization-of-pectins-extracted-from-different-varieties-of-pink-red-and-white-grapefruits-citrus-paradisi-macf-by-thermal-treatment-and-thermosonication
#4
Enzo L La Cava, Esteban Gerbino, Sonia C Sgroppo, Andrea Gómez-Zavaglia
The physical and chemical properties of pectin extracts obtained from different white and pink/red varieties of grapefruit [Citrus paradisi (Macf.)], using both conventional heating (CHE) and thermosonication (TS), were investigated. The content of galacturonic acid (GalA), degree of esterification (%DM), color and antioxidant capacity were analyzed. Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) associated with multivariate analysis enabled a structural comparison among the pectin extracts, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) completed a full landscape of the investigated extracts...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786662/study-on-the-discrimination-between-citri-reticulatae-pericarpium-varieties-based-on-hs-spme-gc-ms-combined-with-multivariate-statistical-analyses
#5
Yuying Zheng, Xuan Zeng, Wei Peng, Zhong Wu, Weiwei Su
Citri reticulatae pericarpium (CRP), the dried pericarps of Citrus reticulata Blanco and its cultivars, has been widely used in drugs and foods in China for centuries. In this study, an accurate and feasible analytical method based on HS-SPME-GC-MS coupled with multivariate statistical analyses was developed to comprehensively compare volatile compounds of pericarps derived from Citrus reticulata "Chachi" ("Guangchenpi" in Chinese, GCP) and other cultivars of Citrus reticulata Blanco ("Chenpi" in Chinese, CP)...
May 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783096/all-roads-lead-to-rome-towards-understanding-different-avenues-of-tolerance-to-huanglongbing-in-citrus-cultivars
#6
Nabil Killiny, Shelley E Jones, Yasser Nehela, Faraj Hijaz, Manjul Dutt, Frederick G Gmitter, Jude W Grosser
Citrus tolerance to huanglongbing could result from tolerance to the pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) and/or to its vector Diaphorina citri. Field observations and greenhouse-controlled studies showed that some citrus cultivars were more tolerant than others. However, the mechanism(s) behind the tolerance has not been determined yet. Using GC-MS, we investigated the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the non-volatile metabolite profiles of two tolerant citrus cultivars- Australian finger lime, 'LB8-9' Sugar Belle® mandarin hybrid, and a recently released mandarin hybrid 'Bingo'...
May 18, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782023/double-stranded-rna-oral-delivery-methods-to-induce-rna-interference-in-phloem-and-plant-sap-feeding-hemipteran-insects
#7
Saikat Kumar B Ghosh, Wayne B Hunter, Alexis L Park, Dawn E Gundersen-Rindal
Phloem and plant sap feeding insects invade the integrity of crops and fruits to retrieve nutrients, in the process damaging food crops. Hemipteran insects account for a number of economically substantial pests of plants that cause damage to crops by feeding on phloem sap. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) are hemipteran insect pests introduced in North America, where they are an invasive agricultural pest of high-value specialty, row, and staple crops and citrus fruits, as well as a nuisance pest when they aggregate indoors...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781618/field-detection-of-citrus-huanglongbing-associated-with-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-by-recombinese-polymerase-amplification-within-15-min
#8
Wenjuan Qian, Ying Lu, Youqing Meng, Zunzhong Ye, Liu Wang, Rui Wang, Qiqi Zheng, Jian Wu
Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus(Las)is the most prevalent bacterium associated with Huanglongbing which is one of the most destructive diseases of citrus. In this paper, an extremely rapid and simple method for field detection of Las from leaf samples based on recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) is developed. Three RPA primer pairs were designed and evaluated. RPA amplification was optimized so that it could be accomplished within 10 min. In combination with DNA crude extraction by 50-fold diluting after 1 min of grinding in 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778538/naringenin-exhibits-the-protective-effect-on-cardiac-hypertrophy-via-eets-ppars-activation-in-streptozocin-induced-diabetic-mice
#9
Jie Zhang, Hongmei Qiu, Jiajun Huang, Shumei Ding, Bo Huang, Qin Wu, Qingsong Jiang
Cardiac hypertrophy is one of the key structural changes in diabetic cardiomyopathy. Naringenin, a dihydroflavonoid extracted from citrus plants with multiple pharmacological activities, yet the underlying effects on diabetic cardiac hypertrophy remain unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the potential effects of naringenin on cardiac hypertrophy in diabetic mice. Long-term high-fat feeding combined with streptozotocin resulted in cardiac hypertrophy after a diabetic model has been established for 4 weeks in mice, which were improved by naringenin supplementation (25 or 75 mg/kg/day, i...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777568/cost-efficient-magnetic-nanoporous-carbon-derived-from-citrus-peel-for-the-selective-adsorption-of-seven-insecticides
#10
Yuantao Zhou, Shurui Cao, Cunxian Xi, Jiuyan Chen, Lei Zhang, Xianliang Li, Guomin Wang, Zhiqiong Chen
A magnetic solid-phase extraction adsorbent that consisted of citrus peel-derived nanoporous carbon and silica-coated Fe3 O4 microspheres (C/SiO2 @Fe3 O4 ) was successfully fabricated by co-precipitation. As a modifier for magnetic microspheres, citrus peel-derived nanoporous carbon was not only economical and renewable for its raw material, but exerted enormous nanosized pore structure, which could directly influence the type of adsorbed analytes. The C/SiO2 @Fe3 O4 also possessed the advantages of Fe3 O4 microspheres like superparamagnetism, that could be easily separated magnetically after adsorption...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772016/development-of-a-duplex-droplet-digital-pcr-assay-for-absolute-quantitative-detection-of-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus
#11
Vijayanandraj Selvaraj, Yogita Maheshwari, Subhas Hajeri, Jianchi Chen, Thomas Greg McCollum, Raymond Yokomi
Huanglongbing (HLB, citrus greening) is a devastating citrus disease affecting citrus production worldwide. It is associated with the bacterium "Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus" (CLas) and is vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). Currently, diagnosis of CLas in regulatory samples is based on real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) using 16S rRNA gene specific primers/probe. The detection of CLas using qPCR is challenging due to low pathogen titer and uneven distribution in infected plants and exacerbated by sampling issues and presence of inhibitors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770156/probing-into-the-mechanism-of-alkaline-citrus-extract-promoted-apoptosis-in-pulmonary-fibroblasts-of-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-mice
#12
Qi Wu, Yao Zhou, Fan-Chao Feng, Yi-Han Jin, Zhi-Chao Wang, Xian-Mei Zhou
We extracted the primary pulmonary fibroblasts of the normal and bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis mice and investigated the functioning mechanism of citrus alkaline extract (CAE) in the induction of pulmonary fibroblast apoptosis. The expression intensity of vimentin of the pulmonary fibroblasts in the model mice was higher than that in the normal mice. Meanwhile, the positive expression rate and expression intensity of alpha smooth muscle actin ( α -SMA) of the pulmonary fibroblasts in the model mice were higher than those in the normal mice...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769742/modified-citrus-pectin-inhibited-bladder-tumor-growth-through-downregulation-of-galectin-3
#13
Tian Fang, Dan-Dan Liu, He-Ming Ning, Dan Liu, Jing-Ya Sun, Xiao-Jing Huang, Yu Dong, Mei-Yu Geng, Shi-Feng Yun, Jun Yan, Rui-Min Huang
Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is a carbohydrate enriched complex, which has been implicated in cancer treatment and prevention. However, the effects of MCP on urinary bladder cancer (UBC) are unknown. In this study, MCP was first tested in T24 and J82 human UBC cells and showed the inhibition of cell viability by the sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay. The MCP-treated UBC cells exhibited G2 /M phase arrest with the decrease of Cyclin B1 and phosphorylated Cdc2. Caspase-3 was also activated, leading to the cleavage of Caspase-3 and PARP...
May 16, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768240/green-synthesis-and-characterisation-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-effects-on-antimicrobial-efficacy-and-biochemical-profiling-in-citrus-reticulata
#14
Mubashir Hussain, Naveed Iqbal Raja, Zia-Ur-Rehman Mashwani, Farah Naz, Muhammad Iqbal, Sumaira Aslam
The synthesis of nanoparticles by utilising plant extract has revolutionised the field of nanotechnology. In the present study, AgNPs were synthesised by utilising the leaves of Moringa oleifera as reducing and stabilising agent. UV-visible spectroscopy showed characteristic surface plasmon band in the range of 413-420 nm. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) elucidated rectangular segments fused together. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the crystalline nature of AgNPs and presence of metallic silver ions was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX)...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766801/naringenin-and-its-nano-formulations-for-fatty-liver-cellular-modes-of-action-and-clinical-perspective
#15
Mahdi Zobeiri, Tarun Belwal, Fatemeh Parvizi, Rozita Naseri, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease mainly caused by high fat diets and sudden feed changes, vitamin and energy deficiency, and inflammatory processes. Fatty liver leads to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma as well as liver failure. Lifestyle-modifying such as weight loss and healthy diet have an inverse correlation with the risk of fatty liver. The promising effect of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits against fatty liver has been evidenced by several empirical studies focused on flavonoids...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765742/crystal-structure-of-diaphorin-methanol-monosolvate-isolated-from-diaphorina-citri-kuwayama-the-insect-vector-of-citrus-greening-disease
#16
D Marian Szebenyi, Irina Kriksunov, Kevin J Howe, John S Ramsey, David G Hall, Michelle L Heck, Stuart B Krasnoff
The title compound C22 H39 NO9 ·CH3 OH [systematic name: ( S )- N -(( S )-{(2 S ,4 R ,6 R )-6-[( S )-2,3-di-hydroxy-prop-yl]-4-hy-droxy-5,5-di-methyl-tetra-hydro-2 H -pyran-2-yl}(hy-droxy)meth-yl)-2-hy-droxy-2-[(2 R ,5 R ,6 R )-2-meth-oxy-5,6-dimeth-yl-4-methyl-ene-tetra-hydro-2 H -pyran-2-yl]acetamide methanol monosolvate], was isolated from the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, and crystallizes in the space group P 21 . ' Candidatus Profftella armatura' a bacterial endosymbiont of D. citri , biosynthesizes diaphorin, which is a hybrid polyketide-nonribosomal peptide comprising two highly substituted tetra-hydro-pyran rings joined by an N -acyl aminal bridge [Nakabachi et al...
April 1, 2018: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765368/killing-effects-of-an-isolated-serratia-marcescens-kh-001-on-diaphorina-citri-via-lowering-the-endosymbiont-numbers
#17
Wei Hu, Fan Kuang, Zhanjun Lu, Ning Zhang, Tingtao Chen
Huanglongbing (HLB) is the most devastating citrus disease worldwide, and suppression of the Asian citrus psyllid ( Diaphorina citri ) is regarded as an effective method to inhibit the spread of HLB. In this study, we isolated a strain named as Serratia marcescens KH-001 from D. citri nymphs suffering from disease, and evaluated its killing effect on D. citri via toxicity test and effect on microbial community in D. citri using high-throughput sequencing. Our results indicated that S. marcescens KH-001 could effectively kill 83% of D...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763690/the-citrus-flavonone-hesperetin-attenuates-the-nuclear-translocation-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
#18
Yan Qin Tan, Leo Clement Chiu-Leung, Shu-Mei Lin, Lai K Leung
The environmental polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and dioxins are carcinogens and their adverse effects have been largely attributed to the activation of AhR. Hesperetin is a flavonone found abundantly in citrus fruits and has been shown to be a biologically active agent. In the present study, the effect of hesperetin on the nuclear translocation of AhR and the downstream gene expression was investigated in MCF-7 cells. Confocal microscopy indicated that 7, 12-dimethylbenz[α]anthracene (DMBA) or 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) -induced nuclear translocation of AhR was deterred by hesperetin treatment...
May 16, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757704/dynamics-of-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-colonization-of-new-growth-of-citrus
#19
Mark E Hilf, Weiqi Luo
'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' is a phloem-colonizing intracellular bacterial pathogen of citrus associated with the disease huanglongbing. A study of patterns of colonization and bacterial population growth in new growth of different citrus types was conducted by pruning infected citron, sweet orange, sour orange, mandarin, citrange and Citrus macrophylla trees to force the growth of axillary and adventitious shoots. The first three leaves on newly emerged shoots were collected at 30, 60 and 90 days to assess colonization and population growth of 'Ca...
May 14, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755785/extracellular-pectinase-from-a-novel-bacterium-chryseobacterium-indologenes-strain-sd-and-its-application-in-fruit-juice-clarification
#20
Karabi Roy, Sujan Dey, Md Kamal Uddin, Rasel Barua, Md Towhid Hossain
Pectinase is one of the important enzymes of industrial sectors. Presently, most of the pectinases are of plant origin but there are only a few reports on bacterial pectinases. The aim of the present study was to isolate a novel and potential pectinase producing bacterium as well as optimization of its various parameters for maximum enzyme production. A total of forty bacterial isolates were isolated from vegetable dump waste soil using standard plate count methods. Primary screening was done by hydrolysis of pectin...
2018: Enzyme Research
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