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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544763/hp30-2-a-mitochondrial-prat-protein-for-import-of-signal-sequence-less-precursor-proteins-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#1
Claudia Rossig, John Gray, Oscar Valdes, Sachin Rustgi, Diter von Wettstein, Christiane Reinbothe, Steffen Reinbothe
Chloroplasts and mitochondria contain a family of putative preprotein and amino acid transporters designated PRAT. Here, we analyzed the role of two previously characterized PRAT protein family member, encoded by At3g49560 (HP30) and At5g24650 (HP30-2), in planta using a combination of genetic, cell biological and biochemical approaches. Expression studies and GFP tagging identified HP30-2 both in chloroplasts and mitochondria, whereas HP30 was located exclusively in chloroplasts. Biochemical evidence was obtained for an association of mitochondrial HP30-2 with two distinct protein complexes, one containing the inner membrane translocase TIM22 and the other containing an alternative NAD(P)H dehydrogenase subunit (NDC1) implicated in a respiratory complex 1-like electron transport chain...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544492/epistatic-influence-in-tomato-ve1-mediated-resistance
#2
Christian Danve M Castroverde, Xin Xu, Josefa Blaya Fernández, Ross N Nazar, Jane Robb
Resistance to Verticillium wilt disease is associated with the tomato Ve-locus; however, the individual functional roles of Ve1 and Ve2 in host plants remain controversial. As a first step towards Ve mutational analyses in planta, the Ve1 coding region from a resistant tomato near-isoline (cv. Craigella GCR218) was introduced into a susceptible near-isoline (cv. Craigella GCR26). 35S:Ve1 plants segregated into two distinct classes; roughly half were resistant and half were susceptible. Ve1 transcript levels were upregulated in both classes compared to wild-type plants, showing stable transgenic expression...
May 20, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530571/novel-insights-into-ascorbate-retention-and-degradation-during-the-washing-and-post-harvest-storage-of-spinach-and-other-salad-leaves
#3
Rebecca A Dewhirst, Graham J J Clarkson, Steve D Rothwell, Stephen C Fry
Post-harvest treatments of pre-packaged salad leaves potentially cause l-ascorbate loss, but the mechanisms of ascorbate degradation remain incompletely understood, especially in planta. We explored the extent and pathways of ascorbate loss in variously washed and stored salad leaves. Ascorbate was assayed by 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol titration, and pathways were monitored by (14)C-radiolabelling followed by high-voltage electrophoresis. All leaves tested showed ascorbate loss during storage: lettuce showed the greatest percentage loss, wild rocket the least...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523731/wble2-transcription-factor-in-streptomyces-griseus-s4-7-plays-an-important-role-in-plant-protection
#4
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/28515453/validation-of-reference-genes-for-the-normalization-of-the-rt-qpcr-gene-expression-of-virulence-genes-of-erwinia-amylovora-in-apple-shoots
#5
Monika Kałużna, Anita Kuras, Joanna Puławska
To study the expression of pathogenicity-related genes in Erwinia amylovora, seven candidate reference genes (ffh, glyA, gyrA, proC, pykA, recA, rpoB) were selected and validated with the following five different mathematic algorithms: geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper, the delta CT method and the RefFinder web-based tool. An overall comprehensive ranking output from each of the selected software programs revealed that proC and recA, followed by ffh and pykA, were the most stably expressed genes and can be recommended for the normalization of RT-qPCR data...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515145/target-rna-secondary-structure-is-a-major-determinant-of-mir159-efficacy
#6
Zihui Zheng, Marlene Reichel, Ira Deveson, Gigi Wong, Junyan Li, Anthony A Millar
In plants, microRNA (miRNA)-target complementarity has long been considered the predominant factor determining the silencing outcome of the miRNA-target interaction, although the efficacy of such interactions have rarely been appraised in plants. Here, we perform in planta silencing efficacy assays on seven Arabidopsis MYB genes, all of which contain conserved miR159-binding sites of analogous complementarity. These genes were found to be differentially silenced by miR159; MYB81, MYB97, MYB101, MYB104 and DUO1 were all poorly silenced, whereas MYB33 and MYB65 were strongly silenced...
May 17, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513921/chitin-induced-and-chitin-elicitor-receptor-kinase1-cerk1-phosphorylation-dependent-endocytosis-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-lysin-motif-containing-receptor-like-kinase5-lyk5
#7
Jan Erwig, Hassan Ghareeb, Michaela Kopischke, Ronja Hacke, Alexandra Matei, Elena Petutschnig, Volker Lipka
To detect potential pathogens, plants perceive the fungal polysaccharide chitin through receptor complexes containing lysin motif receptor-like kinases (LysM-RLKs). To investigate the ligand-induced spatial dynamics of chitin receptor components, we studied the subcellular behaviour of two Arabidopsis thaliana LysM-RLKs involved in chitin signalling, CHITIN ELICITOR RECEPTOR KINASE1 (CERK1) and LYSIN MOTIF-CONTAINING RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE5. We performed standard and quantitative confocal laser scanning microscopy on stably transformed A...
May 17, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512466/salinity-stress-does-not-affect-root-uptake-dissemination-and-persistence-of-salmonella-in-sweet-basil-ocimum-basilicum
#8
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/28505352/the-nodulin-26-like-intrinsic-membrane-protein-osnip3-2-is-involved-in-arsenite-uptake-by-lateral-roots-in-rice
#9
Yi Chen, Sheng-Kai Sun, Zhong Tang, Guidong Liu, Katie L Moore, Frans J M Maathuis, Antony J Miller, Steve P McGrath, Fang-Jie Zhao
Previous studies have shown that the Nodulin 26-like intrinsic membrane protein (NIP) Lsi1 (OsNIP2;1) is involved in arsenite [As(III)] uptake in rice (Oryza sativa). However, the role of other rice NIPs in As(III) accumulation in planta remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated the role OsNIP3;2 in As(III) uptake in rice. When expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, OsNIP3;2 showed a high transport activity for As(III). Quantitative real-time RT-PCR showed that the expression of OsNIP3;2 was suppressed by 5 µM As(III), but enhanced by 20 and 100 µM As(III)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505304/phytoplasma-conserved-phyllogen-proteins-induce-phyllody-across-the-plantae-by-degrading-floral-mads-domain-proteins
#10
Yugo Kitazawa, Nozomu Iwabuchi, Misako Himeno, Momoka Sasano, Hiroaki Koinuma, Takamichi Nijo, Tatsuya Tomomitsu, Tetsuya Yoshida, Yukari Okano, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa, Kensaku Maejima, Kenro Oshima, Shigetou Namba
ABCE-class MADS domain transcription factors (MTFs) are key regulators of floral organ development in angiosperms. Aberrant expression of these genes can result in abnormal floral traits such as phyllody. Phyllogen is a virulence factor conserved in phytoplasmas, plant pathogenic bacteria of the class Mollicutes. It triggers phyllody in Arabidopsis thaliana by inducing degradation of A- and E-class MTFs. However, it is still unknown whether phyllogen can induce phyllody in plants other than A. thaliana, although phytoplasma-associated phyllody symptoms are observed in a broad range of angiosperms...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501628/evolutionary-expansion-and-structural-functionalism-of-the-ancient-family-of-profilin-proteins
#11
Dhananjay K Pandey, Bhupendra Chaudhary
Structure and functional similarities of a recent protein's orthologs with its ancient counterpart are largely determined by the configuration of evolutionary preservation of amino acids. The emergence of genome sequencing databases allowed dissecting the evolutionarily important gene families at a comprehensive and genome-wide scale. The profilin multi-gene family is an ancient, universal, and functionally diverged across kingdoms, which regulates various aspects of cellular development in both prokarya and eukarya, especially cell-wall maintenance through actin sequestering, nucleation and cytokinesis...
May 10, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491065/osphyb-mediating-novel-regulatory-pathway-for-drought-tolerance-in-rice-root-identified-by-a-global-rna-seq-transcriptome-analysis-of-rice-genes-in-response-to-water-deficiencies
#12
Yo-Han Yoo, Anil K Nalini Chandran, Jong-Chan Park, Yun-Shil Gho, Sang-Won Lee, Gynheung An, Ki-Hong Jung
Water deficiencies are one of the most serious challenges to crop productivity. To improve our understanding of soil moisture stress, we performed RNA-Seq analysis using roots from 4-week-old rice seedlings grown in soil that had been subjected to drought conditions for 2-3 d. In all, 1,098 genes were up-regulated in response to soil moisture stress for 3 d, which causes severe damage in root development after recovery, unlikely that of 2 d. Comparison with previous transcriptome data produced in drought condition indicated that more than 68% of our candidate genes were not previously identified, emphasizing the novelty of our transcriptome analysis for drought response in soil condition...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485430/contact-chemosensation-of-phytochemicals-by-insect-herbivores
#13
REVIEW
Stefan Pentzold, Antje Burse, Wilhelm Boland
Contact chemosensation, or tasting, is a complex process governed by nonvolatile phytochemicals that tell host-seeking insects whether they should accept or reject a plant. During this process, insect gustatory receptors (GRs) contribute to deciphering a host plant's metabolic code. GRs recognise many different classes of nonvolatile compounds; some GRs are likely to be narrowly tuned and others, broadly tuned. Although primary and/or secondary plant metabolites influence the insect's feeding choice, their decoding by GRs is challenging, because metabolites in planta occur in complex mixtures that have additive or inhibitory effects; in diverse forms composed of structurally unrelated molecules; and at different concentrations depending on the plant species, its tissue and developmental stage...
May 10, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483880/the-c-domain-of-oleuropein-%C3%AE-glucosidase-assists-in-protein-folding-and-sequesters-the-enzyme-in-nucleus
#14
Konstantinos Koudounas, Margarita Thomopoulou, Christos Michaelidis, Efstathia Zevgiti, Georgios Papakostas, Paraskevi Tserou, Gerasimos Daras, Polydefkis Hatzopoulos
Oleuropein, a terpene-derived glycosylated secoiridoid biosynthesized exclusively by members of the Oleaceae family, is involved in a two-component defense system comprising a β-glucosidase that activates oleuropein into a toxic glutaraldehyde-like structure. Oleuropein and its deglycosylated derivatives have high pharmaceutical interest. In the present study we determined that the in planta heterologous expressed OeGLU, an oleuropein-specific β-glucosidase from olive (Olea europaea) had enzymatic kinetics similar to the olive native enzyme...
May 8, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471538/differential-accumulation-of-xanthomonas-campestris-pv-campestris-proteins-during-the-interaction-with-the-host-plant-contributions-of-an-in-vivo-system
#15
Cristiane Santos, Mariana Rocha Maximiano, Daiane G Ribeiro, Osmundo B Oliveira-Neto, André M Murad, Octávio L Franco, Angela Mehta
Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) is the causal agent of black rot, a highly destructive disease that affects all brassicas. This work aimed to study the interaction Xcc-Brassica oleracea using an in vivo system in an attempt to identify proteins involved in pathogenicity. We used label-free shotgun 2D-nanoUPLC/MS(E) to analyze Xcc proteins in three conditions: in the interaction with susceptible (REK) and resistant (REU) plants and in culture medium (control condition). A model of Xcc-susceptible host interaction is proposed and shows that Xcc increases the abundance of several crucial proteins for infection and cell protection...
May 4, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466793/seqping-gene-prediction-pipeline-for-plant-genomes-using-self-training-gene-models-and-transcriptomic-data
#16
Kuang-Lim Chan, Rozana Rosli, Tatiana V Tatarinova, Michael Hogan, Mohd Firdaus-Raih, Eng-Ti Leslie Low
BACKGROUND: Gene prediction is one of the most important steps in the genome annotation process. A large number of software tools and pipelines developed by various computing techniques are available for gene prediction. However, these systems have yet to accurately predict all or even most of the protein-coding regions. Furthermore, none of the currently available gene-finders has a universal Hidden Markov Model (HMM) that can perform gene prediction for all organisms equally well in an automatic fashion...
January 27, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462040/analysis-of-the-in-planta-transcriptome-expressed-by-the-corn-pathogen-pantoea-stewartii-subsp-stewartii-via-rna-seq
#17
Holly Packard, Alison Kernell Burke, Roderick V Jensen, Ann M Stevens
Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii is a bacterial phytopathogen that causes Stewart's wilt disease in corn. It uses quorum sensing to regulate expression of some genes involved in virulence in a cell density-dependent manner as the bacterial population grows from small numbers at the initial infection site in the leaf apoplast to high cell numbers in the xylem where it forms a biofilm. There are also other genes important for pathogenesis not under quorum-sensing control such as a Type III secretion system...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461270/mass-spectrometric-analyses-reveal-a-central-role-for-ubiquitylation-in-remodeling-the-arabidopsis-proteome-during-photomorphogenesis
#18
Victor Aguilar-Hernández, Do-Young Kim, Robert J Stankey, Mark Scalf, Lloyd M Smith, Richard D Vierstra
The skotomorphogenic to photomorphogenic switch is a key developmental transition in the life of seed plants. While much of the underpinning proteome remodeling is driven by light-induced changes in gene expression, the proteolytic removal of specific proteins by the ubiquitin-26S proteasome system is also likely paramount. Through mass spectrometric analysis of ubiquitylated proteins affinity purified from etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings before and after red-light irradiation, we identified a number of influential proteins whose ubiquitylation status is modified during this switch...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454709/involvement-of-phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-in-the-interaction-between-pseudomonas-chlororaphis-subsp-aureofaciens-strain-m71-and-seiridium-cardinale-in-vivo
#19
Aida Raio, Pierluigi Reveglia, Gerardo Puopolo, Alessio Cimmino, Roberto Danti, Antonio Evidente
Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aureofaciens encompasses bacterial strains that effectively control phytopathogenic fungi through the production of the natural antibiotics named phenazines. In this work, the involvement of phenazine production in the interaction between the biological control agent P. chlororaphis subsp. aureofaciens M71 and the fungus Seiridium cardinale, a serious cypress pathogen, was investigated. Field trials were carried out to assess the role of phenazines in the control of S. cardinale in vivo...
June 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454605/chaperone-surveillance-system-in-plant-circadian-clock
#20
Joon-Yung Cha, Laila Khaleda, Hee Jin Park, Woe-Yeon Kim
Circadian clock is an internal system synchronized by external stimuli such as light and temperature and influences various physiological and developmental processes in living organisms. In Arabidopsis as a model plant, transcriptional, translational and post-translational processes are interlocked as by feedback loops between morning- and evening-phased genes. In a post-translational loop, plant-specific single-gene encoded GIGANTEA (GI) stabilize the F-box protein ZEITLUPE (ZTL) leading targeted-proteasomal degradation of TIMING OF CAB EXPRESSION 1 (TOC1) and PSEUDO-RESPONSE REGULATOR 5 (PRR5)...
April 24, 2017: BMB Reports
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