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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830833/noscapine-targets-egfr-p-tyr1068-to-suppress-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-mg63-cells
#1
Ming He, Linlin Jiang, Zhaozhou Ren, Guangbin Wang, Jiashi Wang
Osteosarcoma, the most common primary malignant bone tumor, usually arises in the metaphysis of long bones. Amplification and mutation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene represent signature genetic abnormalities encountered in osteosarcoma. Noscapine is a benzylisoquinoline alkaloid derived from the opium poppy Papaver somniferum. Recently several studies have suggested its anti-cancer effect in melanoma, ovarian cancer, gliomas, breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanism for its anti-cancer effect still remains unclear...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742363/unravelling-the-resistance-mechanisms-to-2-4-d-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-in-corn-poppy-papaver-rhoeas
#2
Jordi Rey-Caballero, Julio Menéndez, Jordi Giné-Bordonaba, Marisa Salas, Ricardo Alcántara, Joel Torra
In southern Europe, the intensive use of 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) and tribenuron-methyl in cereal crop systems has resulted in the evolution of resistant (R) corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.) biotypes. Experiments were conducted to elucidate (1) the resistance response to these two herbicides, (2) the cross-resistant pattern to other synthetic auxins and (3) the physiological basis of the auxin resistance in two R (F-R213 and D-R703) populations. R plants were resistant to both 2,4-D and tribenuron-methyl (F-R213) or just to 2,4-D (D-R703) and both R populations were also resistant to dicamba and aminopyralid...
October 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659342/gene-actions-for-yield-and-its-attributes-and-their-implications-in-the-inheritance-pattern-over-three-generations-in-opium-poppy-papaver-somniferum-l
#3
Brij K Mishra, R Mishra, S N Jena, Sudhir Shukla
The gene actions for yield and its attributes and their inheritance pattern based on five parameter model have been explored in four single crosses (NBIHT-5 × NBIHT-6, NBIHT-5 × NBMHT-1, NBMHT-1 × NBIHT-6 and NBMHT-2 × NBMHT-1) obtained using thebaine rich pure lines of opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) for three consecutive generations. All the traits showed nonallelic mode of interaction, however, dominance effect (h) was more pronounced for all the traits except thebaine and papaverine. The dominance × dominance (l) effects were predominant over additive × additive (i) for all traits in all the four crosses except for papaverine...
September 2016: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634038/isolation-and-characterization-of-reticuline-n-methyltransferase-involved-in-biosynthesis-of-the-aporphine-alkaloid-magnoflorine-in-opium-poppy
#4
Jeremy S Morris, Peter J Facchini
Benzylisoquinoline alkaloids are a large group of plant-specialized metabolites displaying an array of biological and pharmacological properties associated with numerous structural scaffolds and diverse functional group modification. N-Methylation is one of the most common tailoring reactions, yielding tertiary and quaternary pathway intermediates and products. Two N-methyltransferases accepting (i) early 1-benzylisoquinoline intermediates possessing a secondary amine and leading to the key branch-point intermediate (S)-reticuline and (ii) downstream protoberberines containing a tertiary amine and forming quaternary intermediates destined for phthalideisoquinolines and antimicrobial benzo[c]phenanthridines were previously characterized...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563412/papaver-rhoeas-l-hydroalcoholic-extract-exacerbates-forced-swimming-test-induced-depression-in-mice
#5
Naser Osanloo, Akram Najafi-Abedi, Fatemeh Jafari, Farshid Javid, Mohsen Pirpiran, Mohammad-Reza Memar Jafari, Seyed Ali Mousavi Khosravi, Mohammad Rahimzadeh Behzadi, Mina Ranjbaran, Hedayat Sahraei
INTRODUCTION: Depression is one of the most frequent psychiatric disorders in the world with occurs with higher incidence in women. In the present study, the effect of water-alcoholic extract of Papaver rhoeas L. on forced swimming test (FST) in Swiss-Webster mice were examined. METHODS: We used Swiss-Webster mice (20-25 g) to execute FST on them. The plant extract (1, 10, 30, and 100 mg/kg) was injected to the animals 30 minutes before each session. Fluoxetine (20 mg/kg) was used as standard antidepressant drug...
July 2016: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560992/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-a-novel-freezing-inducible-dreb1-cbf-transcription-factor-gene-in-boreal-plant-iceland-poppy-papaver-nudicaule
#6
Zhuo Huang, Jiao He, Xiao-Juan Zhong, Han-Du Guo, Si-Han Jin, Xi Li, Ling-Xia Sun
DREB1 of the AP2/ERF superfamily plays a key role in the regulation of plant response to low temperatures. In this study, a novel DREB1/CBF transcription factor, PnDREB1, was isolated from Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule), a plant adaptive to low temperature environments. It is homologous to the known DREB1s of Arabidopsis and other plant species. It also shares similar 3D structure, and conserved and functionally important motifs with DREB1s of Arabidopsis. The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the AP2 domain of PnDREB1 is similar to those of Glycine max, Medicago truncatula, and M...
July 25, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27483984/manipulating-the-biosynthesis-of-bioactive-compound-alkaloids-for-next-generation-metabolic-engineering-in-opium-poppy-using-crispr-cas-9-genome-editing-technology
#7
Yagiz Alagoz, Tugba Gurkok, Baohong Zhang, Turgay Unver
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated9 (Cas9) endonuclease system is a powerful RNA-guided genome editing tool. CRISPR/Cas9 has been well studied in model plant species for targeted genome editing. However, few studies have been reported on plant species without whole genome sequence information. Currently, no study has been performed to manipulate metabolic pathways using CRISPR/Cas9. In this study, the type II CRISPR/SpCas9 system was used to knock out, via nonhomologous end-joining genome repair, the 4'OMT2 in opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473012/identification-of-a-secretory-phospholipase-a2-from-papaver-somniferum-l-that-transforms-membrane-phospholipids
#8
Veronika Jablonická, Johanna Mansfeld, Ingo Heilmann, Marek Obložinský, Mareike Heilmann
The full-length sequence of a new secretory phospholipase A2 was identified in opium poppy seedlings (Papaver somniferum L.). The cDNA of poppy phospholipase A2, denoted as pspla2, encodes a protein of 159 amino acids with a 31 amino acid long signal peptide at the N-terminus. PsPLA2 contains a PLA2 signature domain (PA2c), including the Ca(2+)-binding loop (YGKYCGxxxxGC) and the catalytic site motif (DACCxxHDxC) with the conserved catalytic histidine and the calcium-coordinating aspartate residues. The aspartate of the His/Asp dyad playing an important role in animal sPLA2 catalysis is substituted by a serine residue...
September 2016: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459263/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-a-novel-freezing-inducible-dreb1-cbf-transcription-factor-gene-in-boreal-plant-iceland-poppy-papaver-nudicaule
#9
Zhuo Huang, Jiao He, Xiao-Juan Zhong, Han-Du Guo, Si-Han Jin, Xi Li, Ling-Xia Sun
DREB1 of the AP2/ERF superfamily plays a key role in the regulation of plant response to low temperatures. In this study, a novel DREB1/CBF transcription factor, PnDREB1, was isolated from Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule), a plant adaptive to low temperature environments. It is homologous to the known DREB1s of Arabidopsis and other plant species. It also shares similar 3D structure, and conserved and functionally important motifs with DREB1s of Arabidopsis. The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the AP2 domain of PnDREB1 is similar to those of Glycine max, Medicago truncatula, and M...
July 25, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417928/plug-and-play-benzylisoquinoline-alkaloid-biosynthetic-gene-discovery-in-engineered-yeast
#10
J S Morris, M Dastmalchi, J Li, L Chang, X Chen, J M Hagel, P J Facchini
Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid (BIA) metabolism has been the focus of a considerable research effort over the past half-century, primarily because of the pharmaceutical importance of several compounds produced by opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Advancements in genomics technologies have substantially accelerated the rate of gene discovery over the past decade, such that most biosynthetic enzymes involved in the formation of the major alkaloids of opium poppy have now been isolated and partially characterized...
2016: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391174/climate-adaptation-is-not-enough-warming-does-not-facilitate-success-of-southern-tundra-plant-populations-in-the-high-arctic
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Anne D Bjorkman, Mark Vellend, Esther R Frei, Gregory H R Henry
Rapidly rising temperatures are expected to cause latitudinal and elevational range shifts as species track their optimal climate north and upward. However, a lack of adaptation to environmental conditions other than climate - for example photoperiod, biotic interactions, or edaphic conditions - might limit the success of immigrants in a new location despite hospitable climatic conditions. Here we present one of the first direct experimental tests of the hypothesis that warmer temperatures at northern latitudes will confer a fitness advantage to southern immigrants relative to native populations...
July 8, 2016: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378283/engineering-biosynthesis-of-the-anticancer-alkaloid-noscapine-in-yeast
#12
Yanran Li, Christina D Smolke
Noscapine is a potential anticancer drug isolated from the opium poppy Papaver somniferum, and genes encoding enzymes responsible for the synthesis of noscapine have been recently discovered to be clustered on the genome of P. somniferum. Here, we reconstitute the noscapine gene cluster in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to achieve the microbial production of noscapine and related pathway intermediates, complementing and extending previous in planta and in vitro investigations. Our work provides structural validation of the secoberberine intermediates and the description of the narcotoline-4'-O-methyltransferase, suggesting this activity is catalysed by a unique heterodimer...
2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27341588/food-for-pollinators-quantifying-the-nectar-and-pollen-resources-of-urban-flower-meadows
#13
Damien M Hicks, Pierre Ouvrard, Katherine C R Baldock, Mathilde Baude, Mark A Goddard, William E Kunin, Nadine Mitschunas, Jane Memmott, Helen Morse, Maria Nikolitsi, Lynne M Osgathorpe, Simon G Potts, Kirsty M Robertson, Anna V Scott, Frazer Sinclair, Duncan B Westbury, Graham N Stone
Planted meadows are increasingly used to improve the biodiversity and aesthetic amenity value of urban areas. Although many 'pollinator-friendly' seed mixes are available, the floral resources these provide to flower-visiting insects, and how these change through time, are largely unknown. Such data are necessary to compare the resources provided by alternative meadow seed mixes to each other and to other flowering habitats. We used quantitative surveys of over 2 million flowers to estimate the nectar and pollen resources offered by two exemplar commercial seed mixes (one annual, one perennial) and associated weeds grown as 300m2 meadows across four UK cities, sampled at six time points between May and September 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27338493/the-occurrence-of-flavonoids-and-related-compounds-in-flower-sections-of-papaver-nudicaule
#14
Bettina Dudek, Anne-Christin Warskulat, Bernd Schneider
Flavonoids play an important role in the pigmentation of flowers; in addition, they protect petals and other flower parts from UV irradiation and oxidative stress. Nudicaulins, flavonoid-derived indole alkaloids, along with pelargonidin, kaempferol, and gossypetin glycosides, are responsible for the color of white, red, orange, and yellow petals of different Papaver nudicaule cultivars. The color of the petals is essential to attract pollinators. We investigated the occurrence of flavonoids in basal and apical petal areas, stamens, and capsules of four differently colored P...
2016: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27154652/blind-column-selection-protocol-for-two-dimensional-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
#15
Niki K Burns, Luke M Andrighetto, Xavier A Conlan, Stuart D Purcell, Neil W Barnett, Jacquie Denning, Paul S Francis, Paul G Stevenson
The selection of two orthogonal columns for two-dimensional high performance liquid chromatography (LC×LC) separation of natural product extracts can be a labour intensive and time consuming process and in many cases is an entirely trial-and-error approach. This paper introduces a blind optimisation method for column selection of a black box of constituent components. A data processing pipeline, created in the open source application OpenMS®, was developed to map the components within the mixture of equal mass across a library of HPLC columns; LC×LC separation space utilisation was compared by measuring the fractional surface coverage, fcoverage...
July 1, 2016: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27061130/measurement-of-some-benzylisoquinoline-alkaloids-in-different-organs-of-persian-poppy-during-ontogenetical-stages
#16
Mahdi Rezaei, Mohammad Reza Naghavi, Abdol Hadi Hosseinzadeh, Alireza Abbasi
Papaver bracteatum, a perennial species, has been known as a rich source of thebaine and a potential alternative to Papaver somniferum for the production of codeine and some semisynthetic antagonist drugs. In this study, ion mobility spectrum (IMS) of the root, leaf, bottom part of stem, upper part of stem, capsule wall, petal, and capsule content during developmental stages of P. bracteatum including annual rosette, perennial rosette, bud initiation, pendulous bud, preflowering, and lancing were investigated...
May 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26972462/extraction-and-functional-properties-of-proteins-from-pre-roasted-and-enzyme-treated-poppyseed-papaver-somniferum-l-press-cakes
#17
Emin Yilmaz, Dilek Dündar Emir
In this study, proteins of the defatted meals obtained from cold-pressed poppyseed previously treated (pre-roasting and enzyme against control) were extracted and their compositional and functional properties were determined. Saline-alkaline extraction (pH 11-12, and 0.2-0.6 M NaCI) and isoelectric point (pH 4.0-5.5) precipitation technique showed that seed pre-roasting enhances protein yield while enzyme treatment reduces it. There were 7 bands on SDS-PAGE, and enzyme treated samples were weaker than control...
2016: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26909086/functional-characterization-of-4-omt-and-7omt-genes-in-bia-biosynthesis
#18
Tugba Gurkok, Esma Ozhuner, Iskender Parmaksiz, Sebahattin Özcan, Mine Turktas, Arif İpek, Ibrahim Demirtas, Sezer Okay, Turgay Unver
Alkaloids are diverse group of secondary metabolites generally found in plants. Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.), the only commercial source of morphinan alkaloids, has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. It produces benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIA) including the narcotic analgesic morphine, the muscle relaxant papaverine, and the anti-cancer agent noscapine. Though BIAs play crucial roles in many biological mechanisms their steps in biosynthesis and the responsible genes remain to be revealed...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26859267/plant-reproduction-self-incompatibility-to-go
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Alejandro Tovar-Mendez, Bruce McClure
In a new study, the Papaver rhoeas (poppy family) self-incompatibility system has been transferred into Arabidopsis thaliana, a distantly related plant with a very different floral structure. The simple poppy self-incompatibility system may finally make it possible to introduce this potentially valuable trait into any plant.
February 8, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26848705/characterization-of-neuraminidase-inhibitors-in-korean-papaver-rhoeas-bee-pollen-contributing-to-anti-influenza-activities-in-vitro
#20
In-Kyoung Lee, Byung Soon Hwang, Dae-Won Kim, Ji-Yul Kim, E-Eum Woo, Yoon-Ju Lee, Hwa Jung Choi, Bong-Sik Yun
The active constituents of Korean Papaver rhoeas bee pollen conferring neuraminidase inhibitory activities (H1N1, H3N2, and H5N1) were investigated. Six flavonoids and one alkaloid were isolated and characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry data. These included kaempferol-3-sophoroside (1), kaempferol-3-neohesperidoside (2), kaempferol-3-sambubioside (3), kaempferol-3-glucoside (4), quercetin-3-sophoroside (5), luteolin (6), and chelianthifoline (7). All compounds showed neuraminidase inhibitory activities with IC50 values ranging from 10...
April 2016: Planta Medica
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