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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527975/the-reaumuria-trigyna-transcription-factor-rtwrky1-confers-tolerance-to-salt-stress-in-transgenic-arabidopsis
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Chao Du, Pingping Zhao, Huirong Zhang, Ningning Li, Linlin Zheng, Yingchun Wang
Reaumuria trigyna (R. trigyna) is an endangered small shrub endemic to the Eastern Alxa-Western Ordos area in Inner Mongolia, China. Based on R. trigyna transcriptome data, the Group I WRKY transcription factor gene RtWRKY1 was cloned from R. trigyna. The full-length RtWRKY1 gene was 2100bp, including a 1261-bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding 573 amino acids. RtWRKY1 was mainly expressed in the stem and was induced by salt, cold stress, and ABA treatment. Overexpression of RtWRKY1 in Arabidopsis significantly enhanced the chlorophyll content, root length, and fresh weight of the transgenic lines under salt stress...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527336/title-potassium-application-regulates-nitrogen-metabolism-and-osmotic-adjustment-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-functional-leaf-under-drought-stress
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Rizwan Zahoor, Wenqing Zhao, Muhammad Abid, Haoran Dong, Zhiguo Zhou
To evaluate the role of potassium (K) in maintaining nitrogen metabolism and osmotic adjustment development of cotton functional leaves to sustain growth under soil drought and rewatering conditions, the plants of two cotton cultivars Siza 3 (low-K sensitive) and Simian 3 (low-K tolerant), were grown under three different K rates (K0, K1, and K2; 0, 150, and 300kgK2Oha(-1), respectively) and exposed to drought stress with 40±5% soil relative water content (SRWC). The drought stress was applied at flowering stage by withholding water for eight days followed by rewatering to a well-watered level (75±5% SRWC)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526842/revealing-genome-scale-transcriptional-regulatory-landscape-of-ompr-highlights-its-expanded-regulatory-roles-under-osmotic-stress-in-escherichia-coli-k-12-mg1655
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Sang Woo Seo, Ye Gao, Donghyuk Kim, Richard Szubin, Jina Yang, Byung-Kwan Cho, Bernhard O Palsson
A transcription factor (TF), OmpR, plays a critical role in transcriptional regulation of the osmotic stress response in bacteria. Here, we reveal a genome-scale OmpR regulon in Escherichia coli K-12 MG1655. Integrative data analysis reveals that a total of 37 genes in 24 transcription units (TUs) belong to OmpR regulon. Among them, 26 genes show more than two-fold changes in expression level in an OmpR knock-out strain. Specifically, we find that: 1) OmpR regulates mostly membrane-located gene products involved in diverse fundamental biological processes, such as narU (encoding nitrate/nitrite transporter), ompX (encoding outer membrane protein X), and nuoN (encoding NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase); 2) by investigating co-regulation of entire sets of genes regulated by other stress-response TFs, stresses are surprisingly independently regulated among each other; and, 3) a detailed investigation of the physiological roles of the newly discovered OmpR regulon genes reveals that activation of narU represents a novel strategy to significantly improve osmotic stress tolerance of E...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524208/microfluidic-analysis-of-red-blood-cell-deformability-as-a-means-to-assess-hemin-induced-oxidative-stress-resulting-from-plasmodium-falciparum-intraerythrocytic-parasitism
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Kerryn Matthews, Simon P Duffy, Marie-Eve Myrand-Lapierre, Richard R Ang, Li Li, Mark D Scott, Hongshen Ma
Hemolytic anemia is one of the hallmarks of malaria and leads to an increase in oxidized heme (hemin) within the plasma of infected individuals. While scavenger proteins sequester much of the circulating heme, it has been hypothesized that extracellular heme may play a central role in malaria pathogenesis. We have previously developed the multiplex fluidic plunger (MFP) device for the measurement of red blood cell (RBC) deformability. Here, we demonstrate that the measurement of changes in RBC deformability is a sensitive method for inferring heme-induced oxidative stress...
May 19, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521110/ethanol-induced-stress-response-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Jasmine M Pando, Richard F Pfeltz, Jesus A Cuaron, Vijayaraj Nagarajan, Mukti N Mishra, Nathanial J Torres, Mohamed O Elasri, Brian J Wilkinson, John E Gustafson
Transcriptional profiles of two unrelated clinical methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates were analyzed following 10 % v/v ethanol challenge (15 min), which arrested growth but did not reduce viability. Ethanol-induced stress (EIS) resulted in differential gene expression of 1091 genes, 600 common to both strains, of which 291 were up-regulated. With the exception of the down-regulation of genes involved with osmotic stress functions, EIS resulted in the up-regulation of genes that contribute to stress response networks, notably those altered by oxidative stress, protein quality control in general, and heat shock in particular...
May 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515732/osmotic-stress-induced-cell-death-in-wheat-is-alleviated-by-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-and-involves-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-related-gene-expression
#6
Liting Zhang, Zeyu Xin, Xing Yu, Chao Ma, Weiwei Liang, Meichen Zhu, Qiwei Cheng, Zongzhen Li, Yanan Niu, Yongzhe Ren, Zhiqiang Wang, Tongbao Lin
Although, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) has been widely studied in mammalian cells because of its role in inhibiting apoptosis, its effects on plants remain almost unknown, especially in the case of crops such as wheat. In this study, we conducted a series of experiments to explore the effects and mechanisms of action of TUDCA on wheat growth and cell death induced by osmotic stress. Our results show that TUDCA: (1) ameliorates the impact of osmotic stress on wheat height, fresh weight, and water content; (2) alleviates the decrease in chlorophyll content as well as membrane damage caused by osmotic stress; (3) decreases the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by increasing the activity of antioxidant enzymes under osmotic stress; and (4) to some extent alleviates osmotic stress-induced cell death probably by regulating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-related gene expression, for example expression of the basic leucine zipper genes bZIP60B and bZIP60D, the binding proteins BiP1 and BiP2, the protein disulfide isomerase PDIL8-1, and the glucose-regulated protein GRP94...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515455/comparative-genomic-analysis-reveals-the-environmental-impacts-on-two-arcticibacter-strains-including-sixteen-sphingobacteriaceae-species
#7
Liang Shen, Yongqin Liu, Baiqing Xu, Ninglian Wang, Huabiao Zhao, Xiaobo Liu, Fei Liu
How the genomic diversity of species is driven by geographical isolation and environmental factors are not well understood for cold environments. Here, the environmental stress responses of two phylogenetically close Arcticibacter strains, A. eurypsychrophilus MJ9-5 and A. svalbardensis MN12-7, isolated from a Tibetan Plateau glacier and Svalbard soil, were analyzed. The comparative genomic analysis was performed with sixteen other related Sphingobacteriaceae species. Analyses of the relationships between growth temperature and genome composition, cold and heat shock genes showed that genomic adaption characteristics were more obvious when the strains were grouped by their upper limit in growth temperature, rather than by their minimal or optimal growth temperatures for Sphingobacteriaceae species...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515144/transient-activation-of-fission-yeast-ampk-is-required-for-cell-proliferation-during-osmotic-stress
#8
Katherine L Schutt, James B Moseley
The heterotrimeric kinase AMPK acts as an energy sensor to coordinate cell metabolism with environmental status in yeast through humans. Low intracellular ATP leads to AMPK activation through phosphorylation of the activation loop within the catalytic subunit. Other environmental stresses also activate AMPK, but it is unclear if cellular energy status affects AMPK activation under these conditions. Fission yeast AMPK catalytic subunit Ssp2 is phosphorylated at Thr189 by the upstream kinase Ssp1 in low glucose conditions, similar to other systems...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514855/osmotic-stress-induced-desorption-of-calcium-ions-from-dipolar-lipid-membranes
#9
Lea Fink, Jehuda Feitelson, Roy Noff, Tom Dvir, Carmen Tamburu, Uri Raviv
The interaction between multivalent ions and lipid membranes with saturated tails and dipolar (net neutral) headgroups can lead to adsorption of the ions onto the membrane. The ions charge the membranes and contribute to electrostatic repulsion between them, in a similar manner to membranes containing charged lipids. Using solution X-ray scattering and the osmotic stress method, we measured and modeled the pressure-distance curves between partially charged membranes containing mixtures of charged (DLPS) and dipolar (DLPC) lipids over a wide range of membrane charged densities...
May 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513097/evidence-for-a-peptidoglycan-like-structure-in-orientia-tsutsugamushi
#10
Sharanjeet Atwal, Suparat Giengkam, Suwittra Chaemchuen, Jack Dorling, Nont Kosaisawe, Michael VanNieuwenhze, Somponnat Sampattavanich, Peter Schumann, Jeanne Salje
Bacterial cell walls are composed of the large cross-linked macromolecule peptidoglycan, which maintains cell shape and is responsible for resisting osmotic stresses. This is a highly conserved structure and the target of numerous antibiotics. Obligate intracellular bacteria are an unusual group of organisms that have evolved to replicate exclusively within the cytoplasm or vacuole of a eukaryotic cell. They tend to have reduced amounts of peptidoglycan, likely due to the fact that their growth and division takes place within an osmotically protected environment, and also due to a drive to reduce activation of the host immune response...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512466/salinity-stress-does-not-affect-root-uptake-dissemination-and-persistence-of-salmonella-in-sweet-basil-ocimum-basilicum
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Nirit Bernstein, Shlomo Sela Saldinger, Nativ Dudai, Elena Gorbatsevich
Crop produce can be contaminated in the field during cultivation by bacterial human pathogens originating from contaminated soil or irrigation water. The bacterial pathogens interact with the plant, can penetrate the plant via the root system and translocate and survive in above-ground tissues. The present study is first to investigate effects of an abiotic stress, salinity, on the interaction of plants with a bacterial human pathogen. The main sources of human bacterial contamination of plants are manures and marginal irrigation waters such as treated or un-treated wastewater...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510257/strategy-for-selection-of-soybean-genotypes-tolerant-to-drought-during-germination
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S A G Dantas, F C S Silva, L J Silva, F L Silva
Water deficit is the main reason for instability in the context of soybean culture. The development of strategies for the selection of more tolerant genotypes is necessary. These strategies include the use of polyethylene glycol 6000 solutions (PEG-6000) for conducting the germination test under conditions of water restriction. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine the osmotic potential and the main characteristics that promote the discrimination of soybean genotypes with regard to water stress tolerance during germination and the vigor test...
May 10, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508171/over-expression-of-tobacco-ubc1-encoding-a-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-increases-cadmium-tolerance-by-activating-the-20s-26s-proteasome-and-by-decreasing-cd-accumulation-and-oxidative-stress-in-tobacco-nicotiana-tabacum
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Ramin Bahmani, DongGwan Kim, Byoung Doo Lee, Seongbin Hwang
Ubiquitin (Ub)-conjugating enzyme (UBC, E2) receives Ub from Ub-activating enzyme (E1) and transfers it to target proteins, thereby playing a key role in Ub/26S proteasome-dependent proteolysis. UBC has been reported to be involved in tolerating abiotic stress in plants, including drought, salt, osmotic and water stresses. To isolate the genes involved in Cd tolerance, we transformed WT (wild-type) yeast Y800 with a tobacco cDNA expression library and isolated a tobacco cDNA, NtUBC1 (Ub-conjugating enzyme), that enhances cadmium tolerance...
May 15, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500994/salt-tolerance-mechanisms-induced-in-stevia-rebaudiana-bertoni-effects-on-mineral-nutrition-antioxidative-metabolism-and-steviol-glycoside-content
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Daniel Cantabella, Abel Piqueras, José Ramón Acosta-Motos, Agustina Bernal-Vicente, José A Hernández, Pedro Díaz-Vivancos
In order to cope with challenges linked to climate change such as salinity, plants must develop a wide spectrum of physiological and molecular mechanisms to rapidly adapt. Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plants are a case in point. According to our findings, salt stress has no significant effect on plant growth in these plants, which accumulate sodium (Na(+)) in their roots, thus avoiding excessive Na(+) accumulation in leaves. Furthermore, salt stress (NaCl stress) increases the potassium (K(+)), calcium (Ca(2+)), chloride ion (Cl(-)) and proline concentrations in Stevia leaves, which could contribute to osmotic adjustment...
April 26, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500030/translating-divergent-environmental-stresses-into-a-common-proteome-response-through-hik33-in-a-model-cyanobacterium
#15
Haitao Ge, Longfa Fang, Xiahe Huang, Jinlong Wang, Weiyang Chen, Ye Liu, Yuanya Zhang, Xiaorong Wang, Wu Xu, Qingfang He, Yingchun Wang
The histidine kinase Hik33 plays important roles in mediating cyanobacterial response to divergent types of abiotic stresses including cold, salt, high light (HL), and osmotic stresses. However, how these functions are regulated by Hik33 remains to be addressed. Using a hik33-deficient strain (Δhik33) of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (Synechocystis) and quantitative proteomics, we found that Hik33 depletion induces differential protein expression highly similar to that induced by divergent types of stresses. This typically includes downregulation of proteins in photosynthesis and carbon assimilation that are necessary for cell propagation, and upregulation of heat shock proteins, chaperons, and proteases that are important for cell survival...
May 12, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499882/-effect-of-several-methods-of-scarification-and-osmotic-stress-on-seed-germination-of-robinia-pseudoacacia-l
#16
Mohamed Toumi, Selma Barris, Mohamed Seghiri, Houmam Cheriguene, Fatiha Aid
The planting of several species adapted to forests areas in the Saharan Atlas would allow one to better fight against the desertification of the vegetation cover of these fragile areas. Thanks to its rapid growth on degraded soils, Robinia pseudoacacia L. has an advantage in the repopulation of these areas undergoing desertification. Operation of this large-scale tree requires good control of germination conditions and growth of plants. The scarification of the seeds of Robinia pseudoacacia L. is necessary to allow the absorption of water by the seeds...
May 9, 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499644/simple-and-rapid-lc-ms-method-for-the-determination-of-circulating-albumin-microheterogeneity-in-veal-calves-exposed-to-heat-stress
#17
Maurizio Baldassarre, Marina Naldi, Marco Domenicali, Sabrina Volo, Marco Pietra, Francesco Dondi, Paolo Caraceni, Angelo Peli
Heat stress has a major impact on veal calves welfare and productivity. Prolonged exposure to warm temperature is associated with several alterations of physiologic processes and increased systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is the most abundant plasma protein and, besides the regulation of osmotic pressure, carries several additional functions, including antioxidant, immunomodulatory, binding and transport activities. Such non-oncotic properties are closely related to structural integrity of the circulating molecule and may be compromised in stressful microenvironments as it occurs in heat stressed animals...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499095/trpm7-is-involved-in-volume-regulation-in-salivary-glands
#18
J M Kim, S Choi, K Park
Under hypotonic conditions, the regulatory volume decrease (RVD) is essential to maintain physiological homeostasis and functions in diverse biological systems. Intracellular Ca(2+) has been reported as an important mediator of this response, but the underlying Ca(2+) mechanism responsible for RVD is still controversial. Here we investigate the role of Ca(2+) in the RVD response using live-cell imaging, microspectrofluorimetry, and a patch-clamp technique. A typical RVD was observed in submandibular gland acinar cells after swelling in a hypotonic solution, whereas intracellular Ca(2+) chelation completely inhibited the RVD response...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497532/arabidopsis-thaliana-epoxide-hydrolase1-ateh1-is-a-cytosolic-epoxide-hydrolase-involved-in-the-synthesis-of-poly-hydroxylated-cutin-monomers
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Emmanuelle Pineau, Lin Xu, Hugues Renault, Adrien Trolet, Nicolas Navrot, Pascaline Ullmann, Bertrand Légeret, Gaëtan Verdier, Fred Beisson, Franck Pinot
Epoxide hydrolases (EHs) are present in all living organisms. They have been extensively characterized in mammals; however, their biological functions in plants have not been demonstrated. Based on in silico analysis, we identified AtEH1 (At3g05600), a putative Arabidopsis thaliana epoxide hydrolase possibly involved in cutin monomer synthesis. We expressed AtEH1 in yeast and studied its localization in vivo. We also analyzed the composition of cutin from A. thaliana lines in which this gene was knocked out...
May 12, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495450/rho-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-rgnef-is-a-prosurvival-factor-under-stress-conditions
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Kevin Cheung, Cristian A Droppelmann, Adam MacLellan, Ian Cameron, Benjamin Withers, Danae Campos-Melo, Kathryn Volkening, Michael J Strong
Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor (RGNEF) is a 190kDa RNA binding protein (RBP) that also contains a Dbl/PH domain capable of RhoA activation. Consistent with a key role in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), RGNEF forms pathological neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions in degenerating spinal motor neurons. To further understand the role of RGNEF in the stress response, we first observed that the expression of RGNEF is upregulated in murine spinal motor neurons following distal sciatic nerve injury...
May 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
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