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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333654/cytokine-changes-in-gastric-and-colonic-epithelial-cell-in-response-to-planta-ovata-extract
#1
Javed Yakoob, Wasim Jafri, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Zaigham Abbas, Kanwal Tariq
Background Psyllium (Planta ovata, Ispaghul) seed and husk are used for treatment of altered bowel habit, i. e. constipation and diarrhea. We studied the effect of Ispaghul extract on secretion of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) by AGS (ATCC CRL 1739) and SW480 (ATCC CCL-227) epithelial cell lines and determined whether Ispaghul extract has an effect on IL-1β secretion by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-stimulated AGS cell and Escherichia coli K-12 (E. coli K-12)-stimulated SW480 cells in vitro. Methods The AGS cells and SW480 cells were pretreated with Ispaghul extract in concentrations, i...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330936/biochemical-principles-and-functional-aspects-of-pipecolic-acid-biosynthesis-in-immunity
#2
Michael Hartmann, Denis Kim, Friederike Bernsdorff, Ziba Ajami-Rashidi, Nicola Scholten, Stefan Schreiber, Tatyana Zeier, Stefan Schuck, Vanessa Reichel-Deland, Jürgen Zeier
The non-protein amino acid pipecolic acid (Pip) regulates plant systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and basal immunity to bacterial pathogen infection. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the Lys aminotransferase AGD2-LIKE DEFENSE RESPONSE PROTEIN1 (ALD1) mediates the pathogen-induced accumulation of Pip in inoculated and distal leaf tissue. Here we show that ALD1 transfers the alpha-amino group of L-Lys to acceptor oxoacids. Combined mass spectrometric and infrared spectroscopic analyses of in vitro assays and plant extracts indicate that the final product of the ALD1-catalysed reaction is enaminic 2,3-dehydropipecolic acid (2,3-DP), whose formation involves consecutive transamination, cyclization and isomerization steps...
March 22, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330129/the-recombinant-pea-defensin-drr230a-is-active-against-impacting-soybean-and-cotton-pathogenic-fungi-from-the-genera-fusarium-colletotrichum-and-phakopsora
#3
Ariane Ferreira Lacerda, Rafael Perseghini Del Sarto, Marilia Santos Silva, Erico Augusto Rosas de Vasconcelos, Roberta Ramos Coelho, Vanessa Olinto Dos Santos, Claudia Vieira Godoy, Claudine Dinali Santos Seixas, Maria Cristina Mattar da Silva, Maria Fatima Grossi-de-Sa
Plant defensins are antifungal peptides produced by the innate immune system plants developed to circumvent fungal infection. The defensin Drr230a, originally isolated from pea, has been previously shown to be active against various entomopathogenic and phytopathogenic fungi. In the present study, the activity of a yeast-expressed recombinant Drr230a protein (rDrr230a) was tested against impacting soybean and cotton fungi. First, the gene was subcloned into the yeast expression vector pPICZαA and expressed in Pichia pastoris...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326092/a-novel-soybean-erf-transcription-factor-gmerf113-increases-resistance-to-phytophthora-sojae-infection-in-soybean
#4
Yuanling Zhao, Xin Chang, Dongyue Qi, Lidong Dong, Guangjin Wang, Sujie Fan, Liangyu Jiang, Qun Cheng, Xi Chen, Dan Han, Pengfei Xu, Shuzhen Zhang
Phytophthora root and stem rot of soybean caused by the oomycete Phytophthora sojae, is a destructive disease worldwide. Ethylene response factors (ERFs) play important roles in regulating plant biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. In this study, a new ERF gene, GmERF113, was isolated from the highly resistant soybean 'Suinong 10.' Sequence analysis suggested that the protein encoded by GmERF113 contained a conserved AP2/ERF domain of 58 amino acid and belonged to the B-4 subgroup of the ERF subfamily. Expression of GmERF113 was significantly induced by P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320736/arabidopsis-retinoblastoma-related-directly-regulates-dna-damage-responses-through-functions-beyond-cell-cycle-control
#5
Beatrix M Horvath, Hana Kourova, Szilvia Nagy, Edit Nemeth, Zoltan Magyar, Csaba Papdi, Zaki Ahmad, Gabino F Sanchez-Perez, Serena Perilli, Ikram Blilou, Aladár Pettkó-Szandtner, Zsuzsanna Darula, Tamas Meszaros, Pavla Binarova, Laszlo Bogre, Ben Scheres
The rapidly proliferating cells in plant meristems must be protected from genome damage. Here, we show that the regulatory role of the Arabidopsis RETINOBLASTOMA RELATED (RBR) in cell proliferation can be separated from a novel function in safeguarding genome integrity. Upon DNA damage, RBR and its binding partner E2FA are recruited to heterochromatic γH2AX-labelled DNA damage foci in an ATM- and ATR-dependent manner. These γH2AX-labelled DNA lesions are more dispersedly occupied by the conserved repair protein, AtBRCA1, which can also co-localise with RBR foci...
March 20, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319645/the-atypical-genesis-and-bioavailability-of-the-plant-based-small-rna-mir2911-bulking-up-while-breaking-down
#6
Jian Yang, Natee Kongchan, Cecilia Primo Planta, Joel R Neilson, Kendal D Hirschi
SCOPE: The uptake of dietary plant small RNAs (sRNAs) in consumers remains controversial, which is mainly due to low dietary content in combination with poor fractional absorption. MIR2911, among all the plant sRNAs including microRNAs, has been shown to be one of the most robustly absorbed sRNAs. Here we analyze the unusual abundance and unique genesis of MIR2911 during vegetable processing. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using qRT-PCR, the abundance of MIR2911 increased dramatically in macerated tissues while other microRNAs degraded...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318476/p-and-ca-digestibility-is-increased-in-broiler-diets-supplemented-with-the-high-phytase-highphy-wheat
#7
D Scholey, E Burton, N Morgan, C Sanni, C K Madsen, G Dionisio, H Brinch-Pedersen
Around 70% of total seed phosphorus is represented by phytate which must be hydrolysed to be bioavailable in non-ruminant diets. The limited endogenous phytase activity in non-ruminant animals make it common practice to add an exogenous phytase source to most poultry and pig feeds. The mature grain phytase activity (MGPA) of cereal seeds provides a route for the seeds themselves to contribute to phytate digestion, but MGPA varies considerably between species and most varieties in current use make negligible contributions...
March 20, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314907/structural-characterization-of-a-putative-chitin-synthase-gene-in-phytophthora-spp-and-analysis-of-its-transcriptional-activity-during-pathogenesis-on-potato-and-soybean-plants
#8
Lauren Hinkel, Manuel D Ospina-Giraldo
Although chitin is a major component of the fungal cell wall, in oomycetes (fungal-like organisms), this compound has only been found in very little amounts, mostly in the cell wall of members of the genera Achlya and Saprolegnia. In the oomycetes Phytophthora infestans and P. sojae the presence of chitin has not been demonstrated; however, the gene putatively encoding chitin synthase (CHS), the enzyme that synthesizes chitin, is present in their genomes. The evolutionary significance of the CHS gene in P. infestans and P...
March 17, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301511/dissection-of-tale-dependent-gene-activation-reveals-that-they-induce-transcription-cooperatively-and-in-both-orientations
#9
Jana Streubel, Heidi Baum, Jan Grau, Johannes Stuttman, Jens Boch
Plant-pathogenic Xanthomonas bacteria inject transcription activator-like effector proteins (TALEs) into host cells to specifically induce transcription of plant genes and enhance susceptibility. Although the DNA-binding mode is well-understood it is still ambiguous how TALEs initiate transcription and whether additional promoter elements are needed to support this. To systematically dissect prerequisites for transcriptional initiation the activity of one TALE was compared on different synthetic Bs4 promoter fragments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295994/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-dickeya-dadantii-pecs-regulon-during-early-stages-of-interaction-with-arabidopsis-thaliana
#10
Jacques Pédron, Emilie Chapelle, Benoît Alunni, Frédérique Van Gijsegem
PecS is one of the major global regulators controlling virulence of Dickeya dadantii, a broad host range phytopathogenic bacterium causing soft rot on several plant families. To define the PecS regulon during plant colonisation, we analysed the global transcriptome profiles in wild type and pecS mutant strains during early colonization of the leaf surfaces and in leaf tissue just before the onset of symptoms and found that the PecS regulon consists of more than 600 genes. About one half of these genes are down-regulated in the pecS mutant, therefore PecS has both positive and negative regulatory roles that may be direct or indirect...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292258/production-of-bp178-a-derivative-of-the-synthetic-antibacterial-peptide-bp100-in-the-rice-seed-endosperm
#11
Laura Montesinos, Mireia Bundó, Esther Badosa, Blanca San Segundo, María Coca, Emilio Montesinos
BACKGROUND: BP178 peptide is a synthetic BP100-magainin derivative possessing strong inhibitory activity against plant pathogenic bacteria, offering a great potential for future applications in plant protection and other fields. Here we report the production and recovery of a bioactive BP178 peptide using rice seeds as biofactories. RESULTS: A synthetic gene encoding the BP178 peptide was prepared and introduced in rice plants. The gene was efficiently expressed in transgenic rice under the control of an endosperm-specific promoter...
March 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287158/structural-reorganization-of-the-fungal-endoplasmic-reticulum-upon-induction-of-mycotoxin-biosynthesis
#12
Marike Johanne Boenisch, Karen Lisa Broz, Samuel Owen Purvine, William Byron Chrisler, Carrie Diana Nicora, Lanelle Reine Connolly, Michael Freitag, Scott Edward Baker, Harold Corby Kistler
Compartmentalization of metabolic pathways to particular organelles is a hallmark of eukaryotic cells. Knowledge of the development of organelles and attendant pathways under different metabolic states has been advanced by live cell imaging and organelle specific analysis. Nevertheless, relatively few studies have addressed the cellular localization of pathways for synthesis of fungal secondary metabolites, despite their importance as bioactive compounds with significance to medicine and agriculture. When triggered to produce sesquiterpene (trichothecene) mycotoxins, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of the phytopathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum is reorganized both in vitro and in planta...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275381/dietary-risk-assessment-of-v-atpase-a-dsrnas-on-monarch-butterfly-larvae
#13
Huipeng Pan, Xiaowei Yang, Keith Bidne, Richard L Hellmich, Blair D Siegfried, Xuguo Zhou
By suppressing the expression of genes with essential biological functions, in planta RNAi can negatively affect the development and survival of target pests. As a part of a concerted effort to assess the risks of RNAi transgenic crops on non-target organisms, we developed an in vivo toxicity assay to examine the impacts of ingested dsRNAs incurred to the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.), an iconic eco-indicator in North America. To create the worst case scenario, the full-length v-ATPase A cDNAs from the target pest, western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, and the non-target D...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275147/localization-and-characterization-of-cyp76ae2-part-of-thapsigargin-biosynthesis-in-thapsia-garganica
#14
Trine Bundgaard Andersen, Karen Agatha Martinez-Swatson, Silas Anselm Rasmussen, Berin Alain Boughton, Kirsten Jørgensen, Johan Andersen-Ranberg, Nils Nyberg, Søren Brøgger Christensen, Henrik Toft Simonsen
The Mediterranean plant Thapsia garganica (dicot, Apiaceae), also known as Deadly carrot, produces the highly toxic compound thapsigargin. This compound is a potent inhibitor of the SERCA calcium pump in mammals, and is of industrial importance as the active moiety of the anticancer drug Mipsagargin, currently in clinical trials. Knowledge of thapsigargin in planta storage and biosynthesis has so far been limited. Here we present the putative second step in thapsigargin biosynthesis, by showing that the cytochrome P450 TgCYP76AE2, transiently expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana, converts epikunzeaol into epidihydrocostunolide...
March 8, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275097/simplified-and-representative-bacterial-community-of-maize-roots
#15
Ben Niu, Joseph Nathaniel Paulson, Xiaoqi Zheng, Roberto Kolter
Plant-associated microbes are important for the growth and health of their hosts. As a result of numerous prior studies, we know that host genotypes and abiotic factors influence the composition of plant microbiomes. However, the high complexity of these communities challenges detailed studies to define experimentally the mechanisms underlying the dynamics of community assembly and the beneficial effects of such microbiomes on plant hosts. In this work, from the distinctive microbiota assembled by maize roots, through host-mediated selection, we obtained a greatly simplified synthetic bacterial community consisting of seven strains (Enterobacter cloacae, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ochrobactrum pituitosum, Herbaspirillum frisingense, Pseudomonas putida, Curtobacterium pusillum, and Chryseobacterium indologenes) representing three of the four most dominant phyla found in maize roots...
March 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273388/enhanced-transport-of-plant-produced-rabies-single-chain-antibody-rvg-peptide-fusion-protein-across-an-in-cellulo-blood-brain-barrier-device
#16
Waranyoo Phoolcharoen, Christophe Prehaud, Craig J van Dolleweerd, Leonard Both, Anaelle da Costa, Monique Lafon, Julian K-C Ma
The biomedical applications of antibody engineering are developing rapidly and have been expanded to plant expression platforms. In the present study, we have generated a novel antibody molecule in planta for targeted delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Rabies virus (RABV) is a neurotropic virus for which there is no effective treatment after entry into the central nervous system (CNS). This study investigated the use of a RABV glycoprotein peptide sequence to assist delivery of a rabies neutralising single-chain antibody (ScFv) across an in cellulo model of human BBB...
March 8, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270830/cotton-defense-induction-patterns-under-spatially-temporally-and-quantitatively-varying-herbivory-levels
#17
Michael Eisenring, Michael Meissle, Steffen Hagenbucher, Steven E Naranjo, Felix Wettstein, Jörg Romeis
In its defense against herbivores, cotton (Gossypium sp.) relies in part on the production of a set of inducible, non-volatile terpenoids. Under uniform damage levels, in planta allocation of induced cotton terpenoids has been found to be highest in youngest leaves, supporting assumptions of the optimal defense theory (ODT) which predicts that plants allocate defense compounds to tissues depending on their value and the likelihood of herbivore attack. However, our knowledge is limited on how varying, and thus more realistic, damage levels might affect cotton defense organization...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267405/genetic-characterization-of-t-dna-insertions-in-the-genome-of-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-sumo1-2-knock-down-line
#18
Valentin Hammoudi, Georgios Vlachakis, Ronnie de Jonge, Timo M Breit, Harrold A van den Burg
Sumoylation is an essential post-translational modification in Arabidopsis thaliana, which entails the conjugation of the SUMO protein onto lysine residues in target proteins. In Arabidopsis, 2 closely related genes, SUMO1 and SUMO2, act redundantly and are in combination essential for plant development, i.e. the combined loss of SUMO1 and SUMO2 results in embryo-lethality. To circumvent this lethality, SUMO2 was previously knocked down in a sumo1 knockout background by expressing an artificial microRNA that targets SUMO2 (amiR-SUMO2)...
March 4, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261319/non-destructive-determination-of-floral-staging-in-cereals-using-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography-%C3%A2%C2%B5ct
#19
Saoirse R Tracy, José Fernández Gómez, Craig J Sturrock, Zoe A Wilson, Alison C Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Accurate floral staging is required to aid research into pollen and flower development, in particular male development. Pollen development is highly sensitive to stress and is critical for crop yields. Research into male development under environmental change is important to help target increased yields. This is hindered in monocots as the flower develops internally in the pseudostem. Floral staging studies therefore typically rely on destructive analysis, such as removal from the plant, fixation, staining and sectioning...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261228/characterization-of-the-two-speed-subgenomes-of-fusarium-graminearum-reveals-the-fast-speed-subgenome-specialized-for-adaption-and-infection
#20
Qinhu Wang, Cong Jiang, Chenfang Wang, Changjun Chen, Jin-Rong Xu, Huiquan Liu
Fusarium head blight, caused by Fusarium graminearum, is one of the most severe diseases on wheat and barley worldwide. Although the genomic data of several strains were published, the intragenomic variation of F. graminearum was not well characterized. Here, we sequenced three Chinese strains and conducted genome-wide comparisons. Our data revealed that all the sequenced strains were distinct from each other and over 350 genes were functionally lost in each of them. Variants of each strain were unevenly distributed in a highly conserved pattern along the chromosomes, resulting in a conserved two-speed genome...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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