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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630893/a-d53-repression-motif-induces-oligomerization-of-topless-corepressors-and-promotes-assembly-of-a-corepressor-nucleosome-complex
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Honglei Ma, Jingbo Duan, Jiyuan Ke, Yuanzheng He, Xin Gu, Ting-Hai Xu, Hong Yu, Yonghong Wang, Joseph S Brunzelle, Yi Jiang, Scott B Rothbart, H Eric Xu, Jiayang Li, Karsten Melcher
TOPLESS are tetrameric plant corepressors of the conserved Tup1/Groucho/TLE (transducin-like enhancer of split) family. We show that they interact through their TOPLESS domains (TPDs) with two functionally important ethylene response factor-associated amphiphilic repression (EAR) motifs of the rice strigolactone signaling repressor D53: the universally conserved EAR-3 and the monocot-specific EAR-2. We present the crystal structure of the monocot-specific EAR-2 peptide in complex with the TOPLESS-related protein 2 (TPR2) TPD, in which the EAR-2 motif binds the same TPD groove as jasmonate and auxin signaling repressors but makes additional contacts with a second TPD site to mediate TPD tetramer-tetramer interaction...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598371/new-strigolactone-mimics-as-exogenous-signals-for-rhizosphere-organisms
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Florin Oancea, Emilian Georgescu, Radoslava Matusova, Florentina Georgescu, Alina Nicolescu, Iuliana Raut, Maria-Luiza Jecu, Marius-Constantin Vladulescu, Lucian Vladulescu, Calin Deleanu
The importance of strigolactones in plant biology prompted us to synthesize simplified strigolactone mimics effective as exogenous signals for rhizosphere organisms. New strigolactone mimics easily derived from simple and available starting materials in significant amounts were prepared and fully characterized. These compounds contain an aromatic or heterocyclic ring, usually present in various bioactive molecules, connected by an ether link to a furan-2-one moiety. The new synthesized strigolactone mimics were confirmed to be active on plant pathogenic fungi and parasitic weed seeds...
June 9, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598262/strigolactones-in-the-rhizosphere-friend-or-foe
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Carolien De Cuyper, Sofie Goormachtig
Strigolactones are well-known endogenous plant hormones that play a major role in planta by influencing different physiological processes. Moreover, ex planta, strigolactones are important signaling molecules in root exudates and function as host detection cues to launch mutualistic interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the rhizosphere. However, parasitic plants belonging to the Orobanchaceae family hijacked this communication system to stimulate their seed germination when in close proximity to the roots of a suitable host...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558130/strigolactones-karrikins-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Carolien De Cuyper, Sylwia Struk, Lukas Braem, Kris Gevaert, Geert De Jaeger, Sofie Goormachtig
The plant hormones strigolactones are synthesized from carotenoids and signal via the α/β hydrolase DWARF 14 (D14) and the F-box protein MORE AXILLARY GROWTH 2 (MAX2). Karrikins, molecules produced upon fire, share MAX2 for signaling, but depend on the D14 paralog KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE 2 (KAI2) for perception with strong evidence that the MAX2-KAI2 protein complex might also recognize so far unknown plant-made karrikin-like molecules. Thus, the phenotypes of the max2 mutants are the complex consequence of a loss of both D14- and KAI2-dependent signaling, hence the reason why some biological roles, attributed to strigolactones based on max2 phenotypes, could never be observed in d14 or in the strigolactone-deficient max3 and max4 mutants...
May 30, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526703/mir156-regulated-taspls-interact-with-tad53-to-regulate-tatb1-and-taba1-expression-in-bread-wheat
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Jie Liu, Xiliu Cheng, Pan Liu, Jiaqiang Sun
Genetic and environmental factors affect bread wheat plant architecture, which determines grain yield. In this study, we demonstrate that miR156 controls bread wheat plant architecture. We show that overexpression of tae-miR156 in bread wheat cultivar Kenong199 leads to increased tiller number and severe defects in spikelet formation, probably due to the tae-miR156-mediated repression of a group of SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) genes. Furthermore, we found that the expression of two genes TaBA1 and TaTB1, whose orthologous genes in diverse plant species play conserved roles in regulating plant architecture, is markedly reduced in the tae-miR156-OE bread wheat plants...
May 19, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514432/the-perception-of-strigolactones-in-vascular-plants
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REVIEW
Shelley Lumba, Duncan Holbrook-Smith, Peter McCourt
Small-molecule hormones play central roles in plant development, ranging from cellular differentiation and organ formation to developmental response instruction in changing environments. A recently discovered collection of related small molecules collectively called strigolactones are of particular interest, as these hormones also function as ecological communicators between plants and fungi and between parasitic plants and their hosts. Advances from model plant systems have begun to unravel how, as a hormone, strigolactone is perceived and transduced...
May 17, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495334/found-in-translation-applying-lessons-from-model-systems-to-strigolactone-signaling-in-parasitic-plants
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REVIEW
Shelley Lumba, Asrinus Subha, Peter McCourt
Strigolactones (SLs) are small molecules that act as endogenous hormones to regulate plant development as well as exogenous cues that help parasitic plants to infect their hosts. Given that parasitic plants are experimentally challenging systems, researchers are using two approaches to understand how they respond to host-derived SLs. The first involves extrapolating information on SLs from model genetic systems to dissect their roles in parasitic plants. The second uses chemicals to probe SL signaling directly in the parasite Striga hermonthica...
May 9, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471323/enhancements-in-sucrose-biosynthesis-capacity-affect-shoot-branching-in-arabidopsis
#8
Kumi Otori, Masahiro Tamoi, Noriaki Tanabe, Shigeru Shigeoka
We previously demonstrated that transgenic tobacco plants expressing cyanobacterial fructose-1,6-/sedoheptulose-1,7-bisphosphatase in the cytosol increased the number of lateral shoots and leaves at elevated CO2 levels. These findings suggest that alterations in carbon partitioning affect the development of shoot branching. In order to elucidate the underlying mechanisms at the molecular level, we generated transgenic Arabidopsis plants overexpressing cyanobacterial fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase-II in the cytosol (AcF)...
May 4, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470184/striga-resistance-cloak-the-strigolactone
#9
Jun Lyu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470165/striga-resistance-cloak-the-strigolactone
#10
Jun Lyu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422493/triazolide-strigolactone-mimics-influence-root-development-in-arabidopsis
#11
Marcela Dvorakova, Petr Soudek, Tomas Vanek
Strigolactones are the most recently recognized class of phytohormones, which are also known to establish plant symbiosis with arbuscular mycorhizal fungi or induce germination of parasitic plants. Their relatively complex structures and low stability urgently calls for simple derivatives with maintained biological function. We have prepared a series of triazolide strigolactone mimics and studied their ability to affect root development of Arabidopsis thaliana. The strigolactone mimics significantly induced root elongation and lateral root formation while resembling the effect of the reference compound GR24...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404726/regulation-of-strigolactone-biosynthesis-by-gibberellin-signaling
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Shinsaku Ito, Daichi Yamagami, Mikihisa Umehara, Atsushi Hanada, Satoko Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sasaki, Shunsuke Yajima, Junko Kyozuka, Miyako Ueguchi-Tanaka, Makoto Matsuoka, Ken Shirasu, Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Tadao Asami
Strigolactones (SLs) are a class of plant hormones that regulate diverse physiological processes, including shoot branching and root development. They also act as rhizosphere signaling molecules to stimulate the germination of root parasitic weeds and the branching of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Although various types of cross talk between SLs and other hormones have been reported in physiological analyses, the cross talk between gibberellin (GA) and SLs is poorly understood. We screened for chemicals that regulate the level of SLs in rice (Oryza sativa) and identified GA as, to our knowledge, a novel SL-regulating molecule...
June 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400173/strigolactones-in-plant-interactions-with-beneficial-and-detrimental-organisms-the-yin-and-yang
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REVIEW
Juan A López-Ráez, Ken Shirasu, Eloise Foo
Strigolactones (SLs) are plant hormones that have important roles as modulators of plant development. They were originally described as ex planta signaling molecules in the rhizosphere that induce the germination of parasitic plants, a role that was later linked to encouraging the beneficial symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Recently, the focus has shifted to examining the role of SLs in plant-microbe interactions, and has revealed roles for SLs in the association of legumes with nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria and in interactions with disease-causing pathogens...
June 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396420/mutation-in-sorghum-low-germination-stimulant-1-alters-strigolactones-and-causes-striga-resistance
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Daniel Gobena, Mahdere Shimels, Patrick J Rich, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Harro Bouwmeester, Satish Kanuganti, Tesfaye Mengiste, Gebisa Ejeta
Striga is a major biotic constraint to sorghum production in semiarid tropical Africa and Asia. Genetic resistance to this parasitic weed is the most economically feasible control measure. Mutant alleles at the LGS1 (LOW GERMINATION STIMULANT 1) locus drastically reduce Striga germination stimulant activity. We provide evidence that the responsible gene at LGS1 codes for an enzyme annotated as a sulfotransferase and show that functional loss of this gene results in a change of the dominant strigolactone (SL) in root exudates from 5-deoxystrigol, a highly active Striga germination stimulant, to orobanchol, an SL with opposite stereochemistry...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392795/the-role-of-endogenous-strigolactones-and-their-interaction-with-aba-during-the-infection-process-of-the-parasitic-weed-phelipanche-ramosa-in-tomato-plants
#15
Xi Cheng, Kristýna Floková, Harro Bouwmeester, Carolien Ruyter-Spira
The root parasitic plant species Phelipanche ramosa, branched broomrape, causes severe damage to economically important crops such as tomato. Its seed germination is triggered by host-derived signals upon which it invades the host root. In tomato, strigolactones (SLs) are the main germination stimulants for P. ramosa. Therefore, the development of low SL-producing lines may be an approach to combat the parasitic weed problem. However, since SLs are also a plant hormone controlling many aspects of plant development, SL deficiency may also have an effect on post-germination stages of the infection process, during the parasite-host interaction...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392107/strigolactone-and-karrikin-independent-smxl-proteins-are-central-regulators-of-phloem-formation
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Eva-Sophie Wallner, Vadir López-Salmerón, Ilya Belevich, Gernot Poschet, Ilona Jung, Karin Grünwald, Iris Sevilem, Eija Jokitalo, Rüdiger Hell, Yrjö Helariutta, Javier Agustí, Ivan Lebovka, Thomas Greb
Plant stem cell niches, the meristems, require long-distance transport of energy metabolites and signaling molecules along the phloem tissue. However, currently it is unclear how specification of phloem cells is controlled. Here we show that the genes SUPPRESSOR OF MAX2 1-LIKE3 (SMXL3), SMXL4, and SMXL5 act as cell-autonomous key regulators of phloem formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. The three genes form an uncharacterized subclade of the SMXL gene family that mediates hormonal strigolactone and karrikin signaling...
April 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289131/brc1-expression-regulates-bud-activation-potential-but-is-not-necessary-or-sufficient-for-bud-growth-inhibition-in-arabidopsis
#17
Madeleine Seale, Tom Bennett, Ottoline Leyser
The degree of shoot branching in Arabidopsis is determined by the activation of axillary buds. Bud activity is regulated by diverse environmental and developmental signals, often mediated via plant hormones including auxin, strigolactone and cytokinin. The transcription factor, BRANCHED1 (BRC1), has been proposed to integrate these regulatory signals. This idea is based on increased branching in brc1 mutants, the effects of bud-regulating hormones on BRC1 expression, and a general correlation between BRC1 expression and bud growth inhibition...
March 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263675/in-silico-analysis-of-3-expansin-gene-promoters-reveals-2-hubs-controlling-light-and-cytokinins-response-during-bud-outgrowth
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Hanaé Roman, Tiffanie Girault, José Le Gourrierec, Nathalie Leduc
Bud outgrowth is under the intricate control of environmental and endogenous factors. In a recent paper, (1) we demonstrated that light perceived by Rosa buds triggers cytokinins (CK) synthesis within 3 hours in the adjacent node followed by their transport to the bud. There, CK control expression of a set of major genes (strigolactones-, auxin-, sugar sink strength-, cells division and elongation-related genes) leading to bud outgrowth in light. Conversely, under dark condition, CK accumulation and transport to the bud are repressed and no bud outgrowth occurs...
February 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262967/strigolactone-biosynthesis-is-evolutionarily-conserved-regulated-by-phosphate-starvation-and-contributes-to-resistance-against-phytopathogenic-fungi-in-a-moss-physcomitrella-patens
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Eva L Decker, Adrian Alder, Stefan Hunn, Jenny Ferguson, Mikko T Lehtonen, Bjoern Scheler, Klaus L Kerres, Gertrud Wiedemann, Vajiheh Safavi-Rizi, Steffen Nordzieke, Aparna Balakrishna, Lina Baz, Javier Avalos, Jari P T Valkonen, Ralf Reski, Salim Al-Babili
In seed plants, strigolactones (SLs) regulate architecture and induce mycorrhizal symbiosis in response to environmental cues. SLs are formed by combined activity of the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) 7 and 8 from 9-cis-β-carotene, leading to carlactone that is converted by cytochromes P450 (clade 711; MAX1 in Arabidopsis) into various SLs. As Physcomitrella patens possesses CCD7 and CCD8 homologs but lacks MAX1, we investigated if PpCCD7 together with PpCCD8 form carlactone and how deletion of these enzymes influences growth and interactions with the environment...
March 6, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215609/zealactones-novel-natural-strigolactones-from-maize
#20
Tatsiana V Charnikhova, Katharina Gaus, Alexandre Lumbroso, Mark Sanders, Jean-Paul Vincken, Alain De Mesmaeker, Carolien P Ruyter-Spira, Claudio Screpanti, Harro J Bouwmeester
In the root exudate and root extracts of maize hybrid cv NK Falkone seven putative strigolactones were detected using UPLC-TQ-MS-MS. All seven compounds displayed MS-MS-fragmentation common for strigolactones and particularly the presence of a fragment of m/z 97 Da, which may indicate the presence of the so-called D-ring, suggests they are strigolactones. The levels of all these putative strigolactones increased upon phosphate starvation and decreased upon fluridone (carotenoid biosynthesis inhibitor) treatment, both of which are a common response for strigolactones...
May 2017: Phytochemistry
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