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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922763/chicory-r2r3-myb-transcription-factors-cimyb5-and-cimyb3-regulate-fructan-1-exohydrolase-expression-in-response-to-abiotic-stress-and-hormonal-cues
#1
Hongbin Wei, Hongbo Zhao, Tao Su, Anja Bausewein, Steffen Greiner, Karsten Harms, Thomas Rausch
In the biennial Cichorium intybus, inulin-type fructans accumulate in the taproot during the first year. Upon cold or drought exposure, fructans are degraded by fructan exohydrolases, affecting inulin yield and degree of polymerization. While stress-induced expression of 1-FEH genes has been thoroughly explored, the transcriptional network mediating these responses has remained unknown. In this study, several R2R3-MYB transcriptional regulators were analysed for their possible involvement in 1-FEH regulation via transient transactivation of 1-FEH target promoters and for in vivo co-expression with target genes under different stress and hormone treatments...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891986/variability-of-secondary-metabolites-of-the-species-cichorium-intybus-l-from-different-habitats
#2
Nenad M Zlatić, Milan S Stanković
The principal aim of this paper is to show the influence of soil characteristics on the quantitative variability of secondary metabolites. Analysis of phenolic content, flavonoid concentrations, and the antioxidant activity was performed using the ethanol and ethyl acetate plant extracts of the species Cichorium intybus L. (Asteraceae). The samples were collected from one saline habitat and two non-saline habitats. The values of phenolic content from the samples taken from the saline habitat ranged from 119...
September 11, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877771/stability-fatty-acid-composition-and-sensory-properties-of-the-m-longissimus-muscle-from-beef-steers-grazing-either-chicory-ryegrass-or-ryegrass
#3
C L Marley, R Fychan, J W Davies, V J Theobald, N D Scollan, R I Richardson, R Sanderson
Research has shown both production and health benefits for the use of chicory (Cichorium intybus) within ruminant diets. Despite this, little was known about the effects of this forage, containing differing fatty acid profiles and secondary plant compounds compared with ryegrass, on beef stability, fatty acid composition or sensory properties. An experiment was conducted to investigate whether the inclusion of chicory in the diet of grazing beef steers would alter these three properties in the M. Longissimus muscle when compared with beef steers grazing perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)...
September 7, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874202/ethnobotanical-survey-of-wild-food-plants-traditionally-collected-and-consumed-in-the-middle-agri-valley-basilicata-region-southern-italy
#4
Sabrina Sansanelli, Maura Ferri, Mirko Salinitro, Annalisa Tassoni
BACKGROUND: This research was carried out in a scarcely populated area of the Middle Agri Valley (Basilicata region, southern Italy). The aim of the study was to record local knowledge on the traditional uses of wild food plants, as well as to collect information regarding the practices (gathering, processing and cooking) and the medicinal uses related to these plants. METHODS: Fifty-eight people still possessing traditional local knowledge (TLK), 74% women and 26% men, were interviewed between May-August 2012 and January 2013, using open and semi-structured ethnobotanical interviews...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873657/chemical-composition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-cichorium-spinosum-l-leaves-in-relation-to-developmental-stage
#5
Spyridon A Petropoulos, Ângela Fernandes, Antoniadis Vasileios, Georgia Ntatsi, Lillian Barros, Isabel C F R Ferreira
In the present study, chemical composition and bioactivity of Cichorium spinosum leaves were examined at different growth stages for optimum harvest stage and end-use assessment. Total fresh weight and number of leaves were higher at 4th growth stage; however, at this stage the end-use is not indicated for raw consumption but mostly for pickled or dried products. Regarding chemical composition, the highest content of tocopherols and minerals was observed in the 1st growth stage, whereas sugars content was the highest in 3rd and 4th growth stage...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855829/detection-of-new-viruses-in-alfalfa-weeds-and-cultivated-plants-growing-adjacent-to-alfalfa-fields-in-saudi-arabia
#6
I M Al-Shahwan, O A Abdalla, M A Al-Saleh, M A Amer
A total of 1368 symptomatic plant samples showing different virus-like symptoms such as mottling, chlorosis, mosaic, yellow mosaic, vein clearing and stunting were collected from alfalfa, weed and cultivated plant species growing in vicinity of alfalfa fields in five principal regions of alfalfa production in Saudi Arabia. DAS-ELISA test indicated occurrence of 11 different viruses in these samples, 10 of which were detected for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Eighty percent of the alfalfa samples and 97.5% of the weed and cultivated plants samples were found to be infected with one or more of these viruses...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842916/impact-of-nitrogen-source-and-supply-level-on-growth-yield-and-nutritional-value-of-two-contrasting-ecotypes-of-cichorium-spinosum-l-grown-hydroponically
#7
Martina Chatzigianni, Bara'a Alkhaled, Ioannis Livieratos, Aristidis Stamatakis, Georgia Ntatsi, Dimitrios Savvas
BACKGROUND: In the present study, two contrasting stamnagathi (Cichorium spinosum L.) ecotypes originating either from a mountainous or from a seaside habitat were grown hydroponically and supplied with a nutrient solution differing in the total-N level (4 or 16 mM) and the N source (NH4(+) /-N/total-N: 0.05, 0.25, or 0.50). The aim of the study was to search for genotypic differences in nitrogen nutrition. RESULTS: At commercial maturity, the dry weight of mountainous plants was higher than that of seaside plants...
August 26, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807295/anthelmintic-effects-of-forage-chicory-cichorium-intybus-against-free-living-and-parasitic-stages-of-cooperia-oncophora
#8
Miguel Peña-Espinoza, Andrew R Williams, Stig M Thamsborg, Henrik T Simonsen, Heidi L Enemark
Chicory shows great promise as an anthelmintic forage for grazing ruminants that can reduce reliance on anti-parasitic drugs. Recently, we reported potent anthelmintic effects of chicory-based diets in infected cattle with significant reductions in worm burdens of the abomasal nematode Ostertagia ostertagi, whilst no apparent activity was observed against the small intestinal parasite Cooperia oncophora. To explore this discrepancy, we investigated direct anthelmintic effects of forage chicory against C. oncophora in vitro...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764074/successive-harvesting-affects-yield-chemical-composition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-cichorium-spinosum-l
#9
Spyridon Petropoulos, Ângela Fernandes, Anestis Karkanis, Georgia Ntatsi, Lillian Barros, Isabel C F R Ferreira
In the present study, the effect of successive harvesting on yield, chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Cichorium spinosum plants was examined. C. spinosum plants were grown from seeds sown in seed trays containing peat and young seedlings were transplanted in 2L pots containing peat and perlite (1:1v/v). Plants were harvested two or three times during two consecutive growing periods. Total fresh weight and number of leaves were higher for successive harvests in both growing periods comparing to a single harvest...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707708/identification-and-quantification-of-phenolic-compounds-in-edible-wild-leafy-vegetables-by-uhplc-orbitrap-ms
#10
Elisa Giambanelli, L Filippo D'Antuono, Roberto Romero-González, Antonia Garrido Frenich
BACKGROUND: A recent interest in edible wild leafy vegetables has been documented. Consumers often associate these species to health promotion. In this study several wild species of the Asteraceae family and Knautia integrifolia (Dipsacaceae) were locally documented for their use in traditional cuisine and sampled from the wild. RESULTS: Phenolic compounds were identified and quantified by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653938/report-screening-of-the-anti-hyperglycemic-activity-of-some-medicinal-plants-of-jordan
#11
Ahmad S Alkofahi, Khalid K Abdul-Razzak, Karem H Alzoubi, Omar F Khabour
Diabetes represents a group of common diseases that are characterized by dysregulation of blood glucose levels. Plants are traditionally used for management of diseases including diabetes. In this study, we screened the anti-diabetic effect of extracts of 21 plants grown in Jordan. Extracts of plants were screened for their antihyperglycemic activity. Diabetes was induced in Sprague Dawley rats using Alloxan. Plant extracts were dosed at 1gm/kg. Blood glucose was measured at baseline and at every hour for 3 hours...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649334/population-structure-in-chicory-cichorium-intybus-a-successful-u-s-weed-since-the-american-revolutionary-war
#12
Tomáš Závada, Rondy J Malik, Rick V Kesseli
Plant invasions are recognized as major drivers of ecosystem change, yet the precise cause of these invasions remains unknown for many species. Frequency and modes of introductions during the first, transport and colonization, stages of the invasion process as well as phenotypic changes due to plasticity or changing genetic diversity and adaptation during later establishment and expansion stages can all influence the "success" of invasion. Here, we examine some of these factors in, and the origin of, a very successful weed, Cichorium intybus (chicory) which was introduced to North America in the 18th century and which now can be found in all 48 continental U...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630638/cichorium-intybus-l-promotes-intestinal-uric-acid-excretion-by-modulating-abcg2-in-experimental-hyperuricemia
#13
Yu Wang, Zhijian Lin, Bing Zhang, Anzheng Nie, Meng Bian
BACKGROUND: Excessive production and/or reduced excretion of uric acid could lead to hyperuricemia, which could be a major cause of disability. Hyperuricemia has received increasing attention in the last few decades due to its global prevalence. Cichorium intybus L., commonly known as chicory, is a perennial herb of the asteraceae family. It was previously shown to exert potent hypouricemic effects linked with decreasing uric acid formation in the liver by down-regulating the activity of xanthine oxidase, and increasing uric acid excretion by up-regulating the renal OAT3 mRNA expression...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629227/chemical-and-biological-studies-on-cichorium-intybus-l
#14
Dinara Satmbekova, Radhakrishnan Srivedavyasasri, Yerkebulan Orazbekov, Roza Omarova, Ubaidilla Datkhayev, Samir A Ross
Cichorium intybus L. (Asteraceae family) is a world-wide grown plant known as chicory. In traditional medicine, this plant is used as diuretic, anti-inflammatory, digestive, cardiotonic and liver tonic. Chromatographic purification of the supercritical fluid extract of aerial parts of C. intybus on silica gel column led to isolation of three compounds: new compound, 28β-hydroxytaraxasterol (I), and two known compounds usnic acid (II) and β-sitosterol (III). Purification of the ethanolic extract of aerial parts of this plant on silica gel column chromatography yielded four compounds: 1,3-dioleylglycerate (IV), sitoindoside II (V), 11β-13-dihydrolactucin (VI) and β-sitosterol-3-O-glucoside (VII)...
June 19, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625957/studies-on-antihyperlipidemic-and-endothelium-modulatory-activities-of-polyherbal-formulation-pol4-and-its-ingredients-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
#15
Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Ghulam Haider, Anwarul Hassan Gilani
A compound herbal formulation (POL4) is used traditionally in interior parts (Distt. Badin) of Sindh, Pakistan, for the treatment of metabolic disorders like diabetes and hyperlipidemia. This study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of POL4 and its ingredients in hyperlipidemia and associated endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. POL4 is composed of equal proportion of Nigella sativa, Cichorium intybus, Trigonella foenum graecum and Gymnema sylvestre mixed in powdered form. Chronic (6 to 7 weeks) administration of POL4 and its ingredients mixed in diet caused a notable attenuation in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, atherogenic index, C-reactive protein and glucose, while it has increased high density lipoprotein levels...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587060/is-root-catalase-a-bifunctional-catalase-peroxidase
#16
Vasileia Chioti, George Zervoudakis
Plant catalases exhibit spatial and temporal distribution of their activity. Moreover, except from the typical monofunctional catalase, a bifunctional catalase-peroxidase has been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the leaf and root catalases from six different plant species (Lactuca sativa, Cichorium endivia, Apium graveolens, Petroselinum crispum, Lycopersicon esculentum, and Solanum melongena) correspond to the monofunctional or the bifunctional type based on their sensitivity to the inhibitor 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole (3-AT)...
May 25, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573740/a-comparison-of-the-phenolic-profile-and-antioxidant-activity-of-different-cichorium-spinosum-l-ecotypes
#17
Spyridon A Petropoulos, Ângela Fernandes, Lillian Barros, Isabel C F R Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Wild greens are considered a rich source of phenolic compounds and antioxidants and an essential part of the so-called Mediterranean diet. In the present study, Cichorium spinosum L. ecotypes, cultivated or collected in situ from wild plants from the eastern Mediterranean were evaluated regarding their phenolic composition and antioxidant activity. RESULTS: Significant differences were observed among the various studied ecotypes regarding their phenolic compounds content and profile, especially between wild and cultivated ecotypes, as well as the phenolic acids content between commercial products and cultivated plants...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573458/an-in-vivo-whole-plant-experimental-system-for-the-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-extraradical-mycorrhizal-mycelium
#18
Alessandra Pepe, Cristiana Sbrana, Nuria Ferrol, Manuela Giovannetti
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) establish beneficial mutualistic symbioses with land plants, receiving carbon in exchange for mineral nutrients absorbed by the extraradical mycelium (ERM). With the aim of obtaining in vivo produced ERM for gene expression analyses, a whole-plant bi-dimensional experimental system was devised and tested with three host plants and three fungal symbionts. In such a system, Funneliformis mosseae in symbiosis with Cichorium intybus var. foliosum, Lactuca sativa, and Medicago sativa produced ERM whose lengths ranged from 9...
June 1, 2017: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526845/chemical-structure-of-the-lipid-a-component-of-pseudomonas-sp-strain-pamc-28618-from-thawing-permafrost-in-relation-to-pathogenicity
#19
Han-Gyu Park, Ganesan Sathiyanarayanan, Cheol-Hwan Hwang, Da-Hee Ann, Jung-Ho Kim, Geul Bang, Kyoung-Soon Jang, Hee Wook Ryu, Yoo Kyung Lee, Yung-Hun Yang, Yun-Gon Kim
Climate change causes permafrost thawing, and we are confronted with the unpredictable risk of newly discovered permafrost microbes that have disease-causing capabilities. Here, we first characterized the detailed chemical structure of the lipid A moiety from a Pseudomonas species that was isolated from thawing arctic permafrost using MALDI-based mass spectrometric approaches (i.e., MALDI-TOF MS and MALDI-QIT-TOF MS(n)). The MALDI multi-stage mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of lipid A extracted from the Pseudomonas sp...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465551/forbs-enhance-productivity-of-unfertilised-grass-clover-leys-and-support-low-carbon-bioenergy
#20
Wen-Feng Cong, Jingying Jing, Jim Rasmussen, Karen Søegaard, Jørgen Eriksen
Intensively managed grasslands are dominated by highly productive grass-clover mixtures. Increasing crop diversity by inclusion of competitive forbs may enhance biomass production and sustainable biofuel production. Here we examined if one or all of three forbs (chicory, Cichorium intybus L.; caraway, Carum carvi L.; plantain, Plantago lanceolata L.) included in ryegrass-red clover mixtures enhanced above- and below-ground productivity, and assessed their biofuel potentials, based on a three-year experiment with and without fertilisation as cattle slurry...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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