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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526946/evolutionary-ecology-of-multitrophic-interactions-between-plants-insect-herbivores-and-entomopathogens
#1
Ikkei Shikano
Plants play an important role in the interactions between insect herbivores and their pathogens. Since the seminal review by Cory and Hoover (2006) on plant-mediated effects on insect-pathogen interactions, considerable progress has been made in understanding the complexity of these tritrophic interactions. Increasing interest in the areas of nutritional and ecological immunology over the last decade have revealed that plant primary and secondary metabolites can influence the outcomes of insect-pathogen interactions by altering insect immune functioning and physical barriers to pathogen entry...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523731/wble2-transcription-factor-in-streptomyces-griseus-s4-7-plays-an-important-role-in-plant-protection
#2
Hyun Ji Cho, Young Sang Kwon, Da-Ran Kim, Gyeongjun Cho, Seong Won Hong, Dong-Won Bae, Youn-Sig Kwak
Streptomyces griseus S4-7 was originally isolated from the strawberry rhizosphere as a microbial agent responsible for Fusarium wilt suppressive soils. S. griseus S4-7 shows specific and pronounced antifungal activity against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae. In the Streptomyces genus, the whi transcription factors are regulators of sporulation, cell differentiation, septation, and secondary metabolites production. wblE2 function as a regulator has emerged as a new group in whi transcription factors. In this study, we reveal the involvement of the wblE2 transcription factor in the plant-protection by S...
May 19, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523644/elicitation-as-a-tool-to-improve-the-profiles-of-high-value-secondary-metabolites-and-pharmacological-properties-of-hypericum-perforatum
#3
REVIEW
Preeti Shakya, Gregory Marslin, Karthik Siram, Ludger Beerhues, Gregory Franklin
OBJECTIVES: In this review, we aim at updating the available information on the improvement of the Hypericum perforatum L. (Hypericaceae) phytochemical profile and pharmacological properties via elicitation. KEY FINDINGS: Hypericum perforatum seedlings, shoots, roots, calli and cell suspension cultures were treated with diverse elicitors to induce the formation of secondary metabolites. The extracts of the elicitor-treated plant material containing naphthodianthrones, phloroglucinols, xanthones, flavonoids and other new compounds were quantitatively analysed and tested for their bioactivities...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523445/ptrmyb57-contributes-to-the-negative-regulation-of-anthocyanin-and-proanthocyanidin-biosynthesis-in-poplar
#4
Shuzhen Wan, Chaofeng Li, Xiaodong Ma, Keming Luo
A novel R2R3 MYB transcription factor PtrMYB57 interacted with bHLH131 and PtrTTG1 to form the MBW complex and negatively regulated the biosynthesis of both anthocyanins and PAs in poplar. R2R3-MYB transcription factors (TFs) are important regulators of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in woody species. A series of R2R3-MYB TFs involved in anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin (PA) biosynthesis have been identified in poplar. In this study, we report the identification and characterization of a subgroup 4 MYB member PtrMYB57, which contains a repressor domain (LxLxL) at the C-terminal end...
May 18, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523012/growth-and-accumulation-of-secondary-metabolites-in-perilla-as-affected-by-photosynthetic-photon-flux-density-and-electrical-conductivity-of-the-nutrient-solution
#5
Na Lu, Emmanuel L Bernardo, Chayanit Tippayadarapanich, Michiko Takagaki, Natsuko Kagawa, Wataru Yamori
The global demand for medicinal plants is increasing. The quality of plants grown outdoors, however, is difficult to control. Myriad environmental factors influence plant growth and directly impact biosynthetic pathways, thus affecting the secondary metabolism of bioactive compounds. Plant factories use artificial lighting to increase the quality of medicinal plants and stabilize production. Photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) and electrical conductivity (EC) of nutrient solutions are two important factors that substantially influence perilla (Perilla frutescens, Labiatae) plant growth and quality...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521953/optimized-selection-of-liquid-chromatography-conditions-for-wide-range-analysis-of-natural-compounds
#6
Aurélie Periat, Davy Guillarme, Jean-Luc Veuthey, Julien Boccard, Sofia Moco, Denis Barron, Alexandre Grand-Guillaume Perrenoud
Plant secondary metabolites are an almost unlimited reservoir of potential bioactive compounds. In view of the wide chemical space covered by natural compounds, their comprehensive analysis requires multiple and complementary approaches. In this study, numerous chromatographic conditions were tested for the analysis of a set of 120 representative natural compounds covering a wide polarity range (18 log P units). The experiments were performed on 59 different conditions involving 29 RPLC and HILIC dedicated stationary phases, as well as more exotic mixed mode columns...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521336/chemical-ecology-of-antibiotic-production-by-actinomycetes
#7
Anne van der Meij, Sarah F Worsley, Matthew I Hutchings, Gilles P van Wezel
Actinomycetes are a diverse family of filamentous bacteria that produce a plethora of natural products relevant for agriculture, biotechnology and medicine, including the majority of the antibiotics we use in the clinic. Rather than as free-living bacteria, many actinomycetes have evolved to live in symbiosis with among others plants, fungi, insects and sponges. As a common theme, these organisms profit from the natural products and enzymes produced by the actinomycetes, for example, for protection against pathogenic microbes, for growth promotion or for the degradation of complex natural polymers such as lignocellulose...
May 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520766/transcriptomic-analysis-of-salt-stress-responsive-genes-in-rhazya-stricta
#8
Nahid H Hajrah, Abdullah Y Obaid, Ahmed Atef, Ahmed M Ramadan, Dhivya Arasappan, Charllotte A Nelson, Sherif Edris, Mohammed Z Mutwakil, Alawia Alhebshi, Nour O Gadalla, Rania M Makki, Madgy A Al-Kordy, Fotouh M El-Domyati, Jamal S M Sabir, Mohammad A Khiyami, Neil Hall, Ahmed Bahieldin, Robert K Jansen
Rhazya stricta is an evergreen shrub that is widely distributed across Western and South Asia, and like many other members of the Apocynaceae produces monoterpene indole alkaloids that have anti-cancer properties. This species is adapted to very harsh desert conditions making it an excellent system for studying tolerance to high temperatures and salinity. RNA-Seq analysis was performed on R. stricta exposed to severe salt stress (500 mM NaCl) across four time intervals (0, 2, 12 and 24 h) to examine mechanisms of salt tolerance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515887/bottom-up-and-top-down-effects-of-tree-species-diversity-on-leaf-insect-herbivory
#9
Bastien Castagneyrol, Damien Bonal, Maxime Damien, Hervé Jactel, Céline Meredieu, Evalyne W Muiruri, Luc Barbaro
The diversity of plant neighbors commonly results in direct, bottom-up effects on herbivore ability to locate their host, and in indirect effects on herbivores involving changes in plant traits and a top-down control by their enemies. Yet, the relative contribution of bottom-up and top-down forces remains poorly understood. We also lack knowledge on the effect of abiotic constraints such as summer drought on the strength and direction of these effects. We measured leaf damage on pedunculate oak (Quercus robur), alone or associated with birch, pine or both in a long-term tree diversity experiment (ORPHEE), where half of the plots were irrigated while the other half remained without irrigation and received only rainfall...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510502/the-impact-of-steroidal-glycoalkaloids-on-the-physiology-of-phytophthora-infestans-the-causative-agent-of-potato-late-blight
#10
Paul Dahlin, Marion C Müller, Sophia Ekengren, Lauren S McKee, Vincent Bulone
Steroidal glycoalkaloids (SGAs) are plant secondary metabolites known to be toxic to animals and humans and that have putative roles in defense against pests. The proposed mechanisms of SGA toxicity are sterol-mediated disruption of membranes and inhibition of cholinesterase activity in neurons. It has been suggested that phytopathogenic microorganisms can overcome SGA toxicity by enzymatic deglycosylation of SGAs. Here, we have explored SGA-mediated toxicity toward the invasive oomycete Phytophthora infestans, the causative agent of the late blight disease in potato and tomato, as well as the potential for SGA deglycosylation by this species...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508929/untargeted-metabolomic-analysis-of-tomato-pollen-development-and-heat-stress-response
#11
Marine J Paupière, Florian Müller, Hanjing Li, Ivo Rieu, Yury M Tikunov, Richard G F Visser, Arnaud G Bovy
Pollen development metabolomics. Developing pollen is among the plant structures most sensitive to high temperatures, and a decrease in pollen viability is often associated with an alteration of metabolite content. Most of the metabolic studies of pollen have focused on a specific group of compounds, which limits the identification of physiologically important metabolites. To get a better insight into pollen development and the pollen heat stress response, we used a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry platform to detect secondary metabolites in pollen of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L...
May 16, 2017: Plant Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506700/synergistic-antimutagenic-effect-of-isothiocyanates-against-varied-mutagens
#12
Geetanjali Rampal, Tarunpreet Singh Thind, Rohit Arora, Adarsh Pal Vig, Saroj Arora
Although plant foods provide an array of nutrients in the human diet, our knowledge of how these nutrients are interacting among each other at molecular level is limited. Among these, glucosinolates are the most important secondary metabolites, which are readily hydrolyzed to a variety of products including isothiocyanates. The current study emphasizes on the antimutagenic potential of three isothiocyanates (ITCs) viz. allyl, benzyl and 3-butenyl ITCs (individually and in binary combinations) in Ames Salmonella histidine reversion assay using Salmonella typhimurium TA98 and TA100 tester strains...
May 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506565/the-antifungal-activity-of-moroccan-plants-and-the-mechanism-of-action-of-secondary-metabolites-from-plants
#13
REVIEW
F Lagrouh, N Dakka, Y Bakri
This review is based on a comprehensive literature search for existing knowledge about antifungal mechanisms of different secondary metabolites from plants. The secondary metabolites have been grouped into three major groups according to their biosynthetic origin. On another side, this review represents studies on antifungal activity of essential oils and extracts from Moroccan plants, against fungal species involved in human or plant diseases.
May 11, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505088/1-4-naphthoquinone-triggers-nematode-lethality-by-inducing-oxidative-stress-and-activating-insulin-igf-signaling-pathway-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#14
Jia Wang, Guangzhi Zeng, Xiaobing Huang, Zhe Wang, Ninghua Tan
Plant-parasitic nematodes are destructive pathogens causing enormous economic losses worldwide. With the withdrawal of fumigants, organophosphates and carbamates, pathogenic nematode control is more difficult. Phytochemicals are the plant secondary metabolites and are friendly for men and the environment. For developing new nematocidal candidates, we screened 790 phytochemicals using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans and found 10 active compounds, 3 of which were further evaluated for their inhibitory activities against egg hatching of C...
May 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503087/established-human-cell-lines-as-models-to-study-anti-leukemic-effects-of-flavonoids
#15
EDITORIAL
Katrin Sak, Hele Everaus
Despite the extensive work on pathological mechanisms and some recent advances in the treatment of different hematological malignancies, leukemia continues to present a significant challenge being frequently considered as incurable disease. Therefore, the development of novel therapeutic agents with high efficacy and low toxicity is urgently needed to improve the overall survival rate of patients. In this comprehensive review article, the current knowledge about the anticancer activities of flavonoids as plant secondary polyphenolic metabolites in the most commonly used human established leukemia cell lines (HL-60, NB4, KG1a, U937, THP-1, K562, Jurkat, CCRF- CEM, MOLT-3, and MOLT-4) is compiled, revealing clear anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, cell cycle arresting, and differentiation inducing effects for certain compounds...
February 2017: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502895/nanostructured-lipid-carriers-employing-polyphenols-as-promising-anticancer-agents-quality-by-design-qbd-approach
#16
Ketki Bhise, Sushil Kumar Kashaw, Samaresh Sau, Arun K Iyer
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. There are several hurdles in cancer therapy because of side-effects which limits its usage. Nanoparticulate drug delivery systems have been tested against cancer in a range of scientific studies. In the recent years, advanced research on Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLCs) has garnered considerable attention owing to the advantages over their first-generation counterparts, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN). NLCs facilitate efficient loading of poorly water soluble drugs with simple methods of drug loading...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501003/phytochemicals-for-taming-agitated-immune-endocrine-neural-axis
#17
REVIEW
Seema Patel
Homeostasis of immune-endocrine-neural axis is paramount for human health. If this axis gets agitated due to age, genetic variations, environmental exposures or lifestyle assaults, a cascade of adverse reactions occurs in human body. Cytokines, hormones and neurotransmitters, the effector molecules of this axis behave erratically, leading to a gamut of neural, endocrine, autoimmune, and metabolic diseases. Current panel of drugs can tackle some of them but not in a sustainable, benign way as a myriad of side effects, causal of them have been documented...
May 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498360/meristem-plant-cells-as-a-sustainable-source-of-redox-actives-for-skin-rejuvenation
#18
REVIEW
Liudmila G Korkina, Wolfgang Mayer, Chiara de Luca
Recently, aggressive advertisement claimed a "magic role" for plant stem cells in human skin rejuvenation. This review aims to shed light on the scientific background suggesting feasibility of using plant cells as a basis of anti-age cosmetics. When meristem cell cultures obtained from medicinal plants are exposed to appropriate elicitors/stressors (ultraviolet, ultrasound ultraviolet (UV), ultrasonic waves, microbial/insect metabolites, heavy metals, organic toxins, nutrient deprivation, etc.), a protective/adaptive response initiates the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites...
May 12, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496482/evaluation-of-the-synergistic-effect-of-tomatidine-with-several-antibiotics-against-standard-and-clinical-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-enterococcus-faecalis-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-escherichia-coli
#19
Rasool Soltani, Hossein Fazeli, Rahim Bahri Najafi, Alireza Jelokhanian
Antibiotic resistance is an important problem in antibiotic treatment of infections, particularly in hospitals. Tomatidine is a plant secondary metabolite with antimicrobial and antifungal effects. This study examined the possible synergistic effect tomatidine with several antibiotics against standard and clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. After determining the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of antibiotics and tomatidine against the bacterial isolates using broth microdilution method, the synergistic effect between tomatidine and antibiotics was evaluated by checkerboard method and calculation of FIC indices...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495892/lux-bacterial-biosensors-for-in-vivo-spatiotemporal-mapping-of-root-secretion
#20
Francesco Pini, Alison K East, Corinne Appia-Ayme, Jakub Tomek, Ramakrishnan Karunakaran, Marcela Mendoza-Suarez, Anne Edwards, Jason Terpolilli, Joshua Rowoth, J Allan Downie, Phil Poole
Plants engineer the rhizosphere to their advantage by secreting various nutrients and secondary metabolites. Coupling transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of the Pisum sativum rhizosphere, a suite of bioreporters has been developed in Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae 3841, and these detect metabolites secreted by roots in space and time. Fourteen bacterial lux-fusion bioreporters, specific for sugars, polyols, amino acids, organic acids or flavonoids, have been validated in vitro and in vivo. Using different bacterial mutants (nodC, nifH), the process of colonization and symbiosis has been analyzed, revealing compounds important in the different steps of the rhizobial-legume association...
May 11, 2017: Plant Physiology
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