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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545921/a-mechanically-activated-ion-channel-is-functionally-expressed-in-the-mrgprb4-positive-sensory-neurons-which-detect-stroking-of-hairy-skin-in-mice
#1
Soichiro Yamaguchi, Ken-Ichi Otsuguro
Mas-related G-protein coupled receptor B4 (MrgprB4) has been reported to be expressed in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons which detect stroking of hairy skin of mice. However, the mechanisms by which the MrgprB4 positive (+) neurons respond to adequate stimulus remain unsolved as it was also reported that electrophysiological analysis of cultured MrgprB4+ neurons did not reveal responses to mechanical stimuli. Contrary to the observation, however, in this study we show that the MrgprB4+ neurons functionally express a mechanically activated channel using DRG neurons dissociated from genetically-modified mice whose MrgprB4+ neurons express a red fluorescent protein...
May 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508121/overexpression-of-smmyb9b-enhances-tanshinone-concentration-in-salvia-miltiorrhiza-hairy-roots
#2
Jingxian Zhang, Lubin Zhou, Xiaoyu Zheng, Jinjia Zhang, Li Yang, Ronghui Tan, Shujuan Zhao
A Salvia miltiorrhiza R2R3-MYB gene, SmMYB9b , has been cloned and characterized. Overexpression of SmMYB9b resulted in a significant improvement of tanshinones, the lipophilic active ingredients in danshen hairy roots. Plant R2R3-MYB transcription factors play important roles in various physiological and biochemical processes. Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza bunge) is a valuable medicinal herb with tanshinones and salvianolic acids as the principal bioactive ingredients. A number of putative R2R3-MYB transcription factors have been identified in the plant, but their function remains to be studied...
May 15, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489859/an-r2r3-type-myb-transcription-factor-gmmyb29-regulates-isoflavone-biosynthesis-in-soybean
#3
Shanshan Chu, Jiao Wang, Ying Zhu, Shulin Liu, Xiaoqiong Zhou, Huairen Zhang, Chun-E Wang, Wenming Yang, Zhixi Tian, Hao Cheng, Deyue Yu
Isoflavones comprise a group of secondary metabolites produced almost exclusively by plants in the legume family, including soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. They play vital roles in plant defense and have many beneficial effects on human health. Isoflavone content is a complex quantitative trait controlled by multiple genes, and the genetic mechanisms underlying isoflavone biosynthesis remain largely unknown. Via a genome-wide association study (GWAS), we identified 28 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are significantly associated with isoflavone concentrations in soybean...
May 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463974/the-histological-characteristics-age-related-thickness-change-of-skin-and-expression-of-the-hsps-in-the-skin-during-hair-cycle-in-yak-bos-grunniens
#4
Xue Yang, Yan Cui, Jing Yue, Honghong He, Chuan Yu, Penggang Liu, Jun Liu, Xiandong Ren, Yun Meng
OBJECTIVE: This experiment was conducted to study the histological characteristics, age-related thickness changes, and expression of HSPs in the skin of yak. METHODS: A total of 20 yaks (10 males and 10 females) were used. Different regions of the normal skin of three different ages (newborn, half-year-old and adult) of yaks were harvested for histological study and thickness measurement. Biopsy samples were taken from the scapula regions of the skin from the same five approximately 1-year-old yaks during the hair cycle (telogen, anagen and catagen)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452060/cimyb17-a-stress-induced-chicory-r2r3-myb-transcription-factor-activates-promoters-of-genes-involved-in-fructan-synthesis-and-degradation
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Hongbin Wei, Anja Bausewein, Steffen Greiner, Nicolas Dauchot, Karsten Harms, Thomas Rausch
In Cichorium intybus, inulin metabolism is mediated by fructan-active enzymes (FAZYs): sucrose:sucrose 1-fructosyltransferase (1-SST), fructan:fructan 1-fructosyltransferase (1-FFT), and fructan 1-exohydrolases 1, 2a and 2b (1-FEH1, -2a and -2b), respectively. While these enzymes have been rigorously characterized, the transcriptional network orchestrating their development- and stress-related expression has remained largely unknown. Here, the possible role of R2R3-MYB transcription factors in FAZY regulation was explored via bioinformatic identification of R2R3-MYBs (using an RNA sequencing (RNAseq) database), studies of co-expression of these factors with target genes, in vivo transient transactivation assays of FAZY target promoters (dual luciferase assay), and a yeast one-hybrid assay investigating the specificity of the binding of these factors to cis-elements...
April 28, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444301/soybean-nima-related-kinase1-promotes-plant-growth-and-improves-salt-and-cold-tolerance
#6
Wen-Jia Pan, Jian-Jun Tao, Tong Cheng, Ming Shen, Jin-Biao Ma, Wan-Ke Zhang, Qin Lin, Biao Ma, Shou-Yi Chen, Jin-Song Zhang
NEK (NIMA-related kinase) is known as a family of serine/threonine kinases which mainly participate in microtubule-related mitotic events in fungi, mammals and other eukaryotes. Our previous studies found that Arabidopsis NEK6 plays an important role in plant response to abiotic stress. We further investigated roles of NEK family in soybean and found that at least eight members can respond to abiotic stresses. Among them, only GmNEK1, a novel NEK member which is distantly-related to Arabidopsis NEK6, enhanced plant growth and promoted salt and cold tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis plants...
April 21, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421329/characterization-of-two-tt2-type-myb-transcription-factors-regulating-proanthocyanidin-biosynthesis-in-tetraploid-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum
#7
Nan Lu, Marissa Roldan, Richard A Dixon
Two TT2-type MYB transcription factors identified from tetraploid cotton are involved in regulating proanthocyanidin biosynthesis, providing new strategies for engineering condensed tannins in crops. Proanthocyanidins (PAs), also known as condensed tannins, are important secondary metabolites involved in stress resistance in plants, and are health supplements that help to reduce cholesterol levels. As one of the most widely grown crops in the world, cotton provides the majority of natural fabrics and is a supplemental food for ruminant animals...
April 18, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411083/overexpression-of-gma-mir1510a-b-suppresses-the-expression-of-a-nb-lrr-domain-gene-and-reduces-resistance-to-phytophthora-sojae
#8
Xiaoxia Cui, Qiang Yan, Shuping Gan, Dong Xue, Daolong Dou, Na Guo, Han Xing
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are universal regulators that repress target gene expression in eukaryotes and play essential roles in plant immune responses. miRNAs were recently found to be involved in soybean and Phytophthora sojae interactions. Here, we screened miR1510, which was repressed in soybean during infection with P. sojae, indicating that it might be involved in soybean response to pathogens. To further uncover the roles of miRNAs in soybean, gma-miR1510a/b was overexpressed in the hairy roots of soybean using an Arabidopsis miR319a precursor as the backbone...
July 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401459/optimizing-culture-conditions-for-establishment-of-hairy-root-culture-of-semecarpus-anacardium-l
#9
Bhuban Mohan Panda, Urmil J Mehta, Sulekha Hazra
Semecarpus anacardium L. is a tree species which produces secondary metabolites of medicinal importance. Roots of the plant have been traditionally used in folk medicines. Different strains of Agrobacterium rhizogenes (A4, ATCC15834 and LBA 9402) were used for induction of hairy roots in in vitro grown tissues of the plant. Hairy root initiation was observed after 25-30 days of infection. Optimum transformation frequency of 61% was achieved on leaf explants with ATCC15834 strain. Infection time of 30 min resulted in greater transformation frequency compared to 10 and 20 min, respectively...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400855/ex-vitro-hairy-root-induction-in-detached-peanut-leaves-for-plant-nematode-interaction-studies
#10
Larissa Arrais Guimaraes, Bruna Medeiros Pereira, Ana Claudia Guerra Araujo, Patricia Messenberg Guimaraes, Ana Cristina Miranda Brasileiro
BACKGROUND: Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) production is largely affected by a variety of abiotic and biotic stresses, including the root-knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne arenaria that causes yield losses worldwide. Transcriptome studies of wild Arachis species, which harbor resistance to a number of pests and diseases, disclosed several candidate genes for M. arenaria resistance. Peanut is recalcitrant to genetic transformation, so the use of Agrobacterium rhizogenes-derived hairy roots emerged as an alternative for in-root functional characterization of these candidate genes...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393691/biotechnological-approaches-for-production-of-anti-cancerous-compounds-resveratrol-podophyllotoxin-and-zerumbone
#11
Krishnadas Nandagopal, Mihir Halder, Biswabhusan Dash, Sanghamitra Nayak, Sumita Jha
Secondary metabolites from numerous plant sources have been developed as anti-cancer reagents and compounds such as resveratrol, podophyllotoxin and zerumbone are of particular importance in this regard. Since their de novo chemical synthesis is both arduous and commercially expensive, there has been an impetus to develop viable, biotechnological methods of production. Accordingly, this review focuses on recent developments in the field, highlighting the use of micropropagation, cell suspension cultures, callus cultures, hairy root cultures, recombinant microbes and genetically modified higher plants...
April 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382027/potential-for-biocontrol-of-hairy-root-disease-by-a-paenibacillus-clade
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Lien Bosmans, Irene De Bruijn, Saskia Gerards, Rob Moerkens, Lore Van Looveren, Lieve Wittemans, Bart Van Calenberge, Anneleen Paeleman, Stefan Van Kerckhove, René De Mot, Jef Rozenski, Hans Rediers, Jos M Raaijmakers, Bart Lievens
Rhizogenic Agrobacterium biovar 1 is the causative agent of hairy root disease (HRD) in the hydroponic cultivation of tomato and cucumber causing significant losses in marketable yield. In order to prevent and control the disease chemical disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide or hypochlorite are generally applied to sanitize the hydroponic system and/or hydroponic solution. However, effective control of HRD sometimes requires high disinfectant doses that may have phytotoxic effects. Moreover, several of these chemicals may be converted to unwanted by-products with human health hazards...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370629/a-group-of-grapevine-myba-transcription-factors-located-in-chromosome-14-control-anthocyanin-synthesis-in-vegetative-organs-with-different-specificities-compared-to-the-berry-color-locus
#13
José Tomás Matus, Erika Cavallini, Rodrigo Loyola, Janine Höll, Laura Finezzo, Silvia Dal Santo, Sandrine Vialet, Mauro Commisso, Federica Roman, Andrea Schubert, José Antonio Alcalde, Jochen Bogs, Agnès Ageorges, Giovanni Battista Tornielli, Patricio Arce-Johnson
Grapevine organs accumulate anthocyanins in a cultivar-specific and environmentally induced manner. The MYBA1-A2 genes within the berry color locus in chromosome 2 represent the major genetic determinants of fruit color. The simultaneous occurrence of transposon insertions and point mutations in these genes is responsible for most white-skinned phenotypes. However, red pigmentation found in vegetative organs suggests the presence of additional regulators. This work describes a genomic region of chromosome 14 containing three closely related R2R3-MYB genes, named MYBA5, MYBA6 and MYBA7...
April 2, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359867/plant-tissue-cultures-as-sources-of-new-ene-and-ketoreductase-activities
#14
Cynthia Magallanes-Noguera, Francisco M Cecati, María Laura Mascotti, Guillermo F Reta, Elizabeth Agostini, Alejandro A Orden, Marcela Kurina-Sanz
While many redox enzymes are nowadays available for synthetic applications, the toolbox of ene-reductases is still limited. Consequently, the screening for these enzymes from diverse sources in the search of new biocatalyst suitable for green chemistry approaches is needed. Among 13 plant tissue cultures, Medicago sativa and Tessaria absinthioides calli, as well as Capsicum annuum hairy roots, were selected due to their ability to hydrogenate the CC double bond of the model substrate 2-cyclohexene-1-one. The three axenic plant cultures showed more preference toward highly activated molecules such as nitrostyrene and maleimide rather than the classical substrates of the well-known Old Yellow Enzymes, resembling the skills of the NAD(P)H-dependent flavin-independent enzymes...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358854/validation-of-a-hairy-roots-system-to-study-soybean-soybean-aphid-interactions
#15
Stephanie C Morriss, Matthew E Studham, Gregory L Tylka, Gustavo C MacIntosh
The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is one of the main insect pests of soybean (Glycine max) worldwide. Genomics approaches have provided important data on transcriptome changes, both in the insect and in the plant, in response to the plant-aphid interaction. However, the difficulties to transform soybean and to rear soybean aphid on artificial media have hindered our ability to systematically test the function of genes identified by those analyses as mediators of plant resistance to the insect. An efficient approach to produce transgenic soybean material is the production of transformed hairy roots using Agrobacterium rhizogenes; however, soybean aphids colonize leaves or stems and thus this approach has not been utilized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356012/synthesis-of-novel-imine-stilbene-analogues-exhibiting-potent-anticancer-activity
#16
Raju Naini, Ravikumar Eslavath, Singh S Surya, Rama Krishna Kancha, Venkateswara Rao Khareedu, Dashavantha Reddy Vudem
Novel imine stilbenes have been synthesized using green chemistry mediated condensation reaction between aldehydes and amines in the ethanolic extract of Psoralea corylifolia hairy roots. These analogues differed in the number and/or position of hydroxyl and methoxy functional groups. Ethanol containing 1% of P. corylifolia hairy root extract facilitated instant reaction and yielded more than 99% product(s). The synthetic imine stilbene analogues and reasveratrol (RV) have been analysed for their anticancer potential...
March 27, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345676/bioconversion-of-stilbenes-in-genetically-engineered-root-and-cell-cultures-of-tobacco
#17
Diego Hidalgo, Ascensión Martínez-Márquez, Elisabeth Moyano, Roque Bru-Martínez, Purificación Corchete, Javier Palazon
It is currently possible to transfer a biosynthetic pathway from a plant to another organism. This system has been exploited to transfer the metabolic richness of certain plant species to other plants or even to more simple metabolic organisms such as yeast or bacteria for the production of high added value plant compounds. Another application is to bioconvert substrates into scarcer or biologically more interesting compounds, such as piceatannol and pterostilbene. These two resveratrol-derived stilbenes, which have very promising pharmacological activities, are found in plants only in small amounts...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338719/the-legume-mir1514a-modulates-a-nac-transcription-factor-transcript-to-trigger-phasirna-formation-in-response-to-drought
#18
Guadalupe Sosa-Valencia, Miguel Palomar, Alejandra A Covarrubias, José L Reyes
Recent studies have identified microRNAs as post-transcriptional regulators involved in stress responses. miR1514a is a legume microRNA that is induced in response to drought stress in Phaseolus vulgaris (common bean) and shows differential accumulation levels in roots during water deficit in two cultivars with different drought tolerance phenotypes. A recent degradome analysis revealed that miR1514a targets the transcripts of two NAC transcription factors (TFs), Phvul.010g121000 and Phvul.010g120700. Furthermore, expression studies and small RNA-seq data indicate that only Phvul...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330254/enhanced-production-of-an-anti-malarial-compound-artesunate-by-hairy-root-cultures-and-phytochemical-analysis-of-artemisia-pallens-wall
#19
Zarna Pala, Vishnu Shukla, Anshu Alok, Subhash Kudale, Neetin Desai
Artemisinin and its derivatives are still one of the most effective drugs for the treatment of malaria. Artemisia pallens commonly known as Dhavanam, is an aromatic herb belonging to the family Asteraceae. Increasing the artemisinin content of A. pallens by genetic engineering would improve the availability of this much needed drug. In the present study, Agrobacterium rhizogenes (strain NCIM 5140) mediated genetic transformation of Artemisia pallens were carried out for hairy root induction. The effect of different media (Half MS, MS, MS along with BAP 0...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330247/production-of-glucosinolates-phenolic-compounds-and-associated-gene-expression-profiles-of-hairy-root-cultures-in-turnip-brassica-rapa-ssp-rapa
#20
Ill-Min Chung, Kaliyaperumal Rekha, Govindasamy Rajakumar, Muthu Thiruvengadam
Turnip (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa) is an important vegetable crop producing glucosinolates (GSLs) and phenolic compounds. The GSLs, phenolic compound contents and transcript levels in hairy root cultures, as well as their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer activity were studied in turnip. Transgenic hairy root lines were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcription-PCR. GSLs levels (glucoallysin, glucobrassicanapin, gluconasturtiin, glucobrassicin, 4-methoxyglucobrassicin, neoglucobrassicin and 4-hydroxyglucobrassicin) and their gene expression levels (BrMYB28, BrMYB29, BrMYB34, BrMYB51, BrMYB122, CYP79 and CYP83) significantly increased in hairy roots compared with that in non-transformed roots...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
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