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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453515/reliable-reference-genes-for-normalization-of-gene-expression-data-in-tea-plants-camellia-sinensis-exposed-to-metal-stresses
#1
Ming-Le Wang, Qing-Hui Li, Hua-Hong Xin, Xuan Chen, Xu-Jun Zhu, Xing-Hui Li
Tea plants [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] are an important leaf-type crop that are widely used for the production of non-alcoholic beverages in the world. Exposure to excessive amounts of heavy metals adversely affects the quality and yield of tea leaves. To analyze the molecular responses of tea plants to heavy metals, a reliable quantification of gene expression is important and of major importance herein is the normalization of the measured expression levels for the target genes. Ideally, stably expressed reference genes should be evaluated in all experimental systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453261/comparison-of-metabolomics-approaches-for-evaluating-the-variability-of-complex-botanical-preparations-green-tea-camellia-sinensis-as-a-case-study
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Joshua J Kellogg, Tyler N Graf, Mary F Paine, Jeannine S McCune, Olav M Kvalheim, Nicholas H Oberlies, Nadja B Cech
A challenge that must be addressed when conducting studies with complex natural products is how to evaluate their complexity and variability. Traditional methods of quantifying a single or a small range of metabolites may not capture the full chemical complexity of multiple samples. Different metabolomics approaches were evaluated to discern how they facilitated comparison of the chemical composition of commercial green tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze] products, with the goal of capturing the variability of commercially used products and selecting representative products for in vitro or clinical evaluation...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439281/l-theanine-content-and-related-gene-expression-novel-insights-into-theanine-biosynthesis-and-hydrolysis-among-different-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis-l-tissues-and-cultivars
#3
Zhi-Wei Liu, Zhi-Jun Wu, Hui Li, Yong-Xin Wang, Jing Zhuang
L-Theanine content has tissues and cultivars specificity in tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.), the correlations of theanine metabolic related genes expression profiles with theanine contents were explored in this study. L-theanine contents in the bud and 1st leaf, 2nd leaf, 3rd leaf, old leaf, stem, and lateral root were determined by HPLC from three C. sinensis cultivars, namely 'Huangjinya', 'Anjibaicha', and 'Yingshuang', respectively. The theanine contents in leaves and root of 'Huangjinya' were the highest, followed by 'Anjibaicha', and 'Yingshuang'...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429900/theanine-the-unique-amino-acid-in-the-tea-plant-as-an-oral-hepatoprotective-agent
#4
Dongxu Wang, Qiang Gao, Taotao Wang, Frank Qian, Yijun Wang
For thousands of years, humans have consumed tea made from leaves of Camellia sinensis, first as a medicinal herb and then as a widely popular beverage. In the past 10 years, theanine, a tea-derived, unique, nonproteinic amino acid, has been extensively studied for its health benefits. Recently, multiple lines of evidence have proven its beneficial effects on hepatic and immune functions. One possible mechanism for its biological activity involves the downregulation of the inflammatory response through the induction of nitric oxide production and glutathione synthesis...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422049/regulation-of-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-purple-leaves-of-zijuan-tea-camellia-sinensis-var-kitamura
#5
Lingxia Wang, Dezhuo Pan, Meng Liang, Yakubu Saddeeq Abubakar, Jian Li, Jinke Lin, Shipin Chen, Wei Chen
Plant anthocyanin biosynthesis is well understood, but the regulatory mechanism in purple foliage tea remains unclear. Using isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ), 815 differential proteins were identified in the leaves of Zijuan tea, among which 20 were associated with the regulation of anthocyanin metabolism. We found that the abundances of anthocyanin synthesis-related enzymes such as chalcone synthase, chalcone isomerase, dihydroflavonol 4-reductase and anthocyanin synthetase, as well as anthocyanin accumulation-related UDP-glucosyl transferase and ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in the purple leaves were all significantly higher than those in the green leaves...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412808/spontaneously-assembled-nano-aggregates-in-clear-green-tea-infusions-from-camellia-ptilophylla-and-camellia-sinensis
#6
Xiaorong Lin, Xiong Gao, Zhongzheng Chen, Yuanyuan Zhang, Wei Luo, Xiaofei Li, Bin Li
Tea nano-aggregates spontaneously assembled in clear tea infusions are considered as the precursors of tea cream, although their molecular basis remains obscure. Here, we characterized nano-aggregates in green tea infusions from Camellia ptilophylla, a peculiar tea variety with 6.0% of theobromine, and Camellia sinensis as the control for comparative purpose. Numerous negatively charged spherical colloidal particles of 50-100 nm in diameter were primarily found in both green tea infusions. Catechins, proteins, and carbohydrates were confirmed as the dominant components in green tea nano-aggregates...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412634/chitosan-induced-immunity-in-camellia-sinensis-l-o-kuntze-against-blister-blight-disease-is-mediated-by-nitric-oxide
#7
Swarnendu Chandra, Nilanjan Chakraborty, Koustubh Panda, Krishnendu Acharya
Blister blight disease, caused by an obligate biotrophic fungal pathogen, Exobasidium vexans Massee is posing a serious threat for tea cultivation in Asia. As the use of chemical pesticides on tea leaves substantially increases the toxic risks of tea consumption, serious attempts are being made to control such pathogens by boosting the intrinsic natural defense responses against invading pathogens in tea plants. In this study, the nature and durability of resistance offered by chitosan and the possible mechanism of chitosan-induced defense induction in Camellia sinensis (L...
April 7, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408743/pestalotiopsis-and-allied-genera-from-camellia-with-description-of-11-new-species-from-china
#8
Fang Liu, Lingwei Hou, Mubashar Raza, Lei Cai
A total of 124 Pestalotiopsis-like isolates associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic tissues of Camellia sinensis and other Camellia spp. from eight provinces in China were investigated. Based on single- and multi-locus (ITS, TEF, TUB2) phylogenies, as well as morphological characters, host associations and geographical distributions, they were classified into at least 19 species in three genera, i.e. Neopestalotiopsis, Pestalotiopsis and Pseudopestalotiopsis. Eight novel species in Pestalotiopsis and three novel species in Pseudopestalotiopsis were described...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407961/bionic-multi-tentacled-ionic-liquid-modified-silica-gel-for-adsorption-and-separation-of-polyphenols-from-green-tea-camellia-sinensis-leaves
#9
Wei Zhang, Xueting Feng, Yohannes Alula, Shun Yao
For the first time, a new kind of bionic multi-tentacled ionic liquid-modified silica gel was synthesized and used as selective adsorbent in the preparative separation of tea polyphenols (TP) from green tea leaves. It was found that silica particles with polyvinyl alcohol chains modified by N-methyl imidazole proline salt (PVA·Im(+)·Pro(-)@SiO2) had the excellent performance in selective adsorption as well as fine separation for target compounds. The new adsorbent exhibited high adsorption capacity and good reusability, meanwhile the antioxidant activity of TP could be improved through its efficient enrichment...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393854/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-biosynthesis-recycling-and-distribution-of-ascorbic-acid-during-leaf-development-in-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis-l-o-kuntze
#10
Hui Li, Wei Huang, Guang-Long Wang, Wen-Li Wang, Xin Cui, Jing Zhuang
Ascorbic acid (AsA), known as vitamin C, is an essential nutrient for humans and mainly absorbed from food. Tea plant (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) leaves can be a dietary source of AsA for humans. However, experimental evidence on the biosynthesis, recycling pathway and distribution of AsA during leaf development in tea plants is unclear. To gain insight into the mechanism and distribution of AsA in the tea plant leaf, we identified 18 related genes involved in AsA biosynthesis and recycling pathway based on the transcriptome database of tea plants...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388918/tea-camellia-sinensis-infusions-ameliorate-cancer-in-4ti-metastatic-breast-cancer-model
#11
Karori S Mbuthia, Paul O Mireji, Raphael M Ngure, Francesca Stomeo, Martina Kyallo, Chalo Muoki, Francis N Wachira
BACKGROUND: Tea (Camellia sinensis) infusions are widely consumed beverages with numerous health benefits. However, physiological and molecular responses mediating these activities are poorly understood. METHOD: Three replicates of 4TI cancer cell suspension (2.0 × 10(5) cells/ml) were challenged in vitro with various concentrations of green, black and purple tea infusions to asseses their cytoxicity and associated differentially expressed genes in the cells...
April 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386896/antimicrobial-activity-of-aqueous-extracts-from-four-plants-on-bacterial-isolates-from-periodontitis-patients
#12
Leila Arbia, Nassima Chikhi-Chorfi, Ilhem Betatache, Chuong Pham-Huy, Selma Zenia, Nabil Mameri, Nadjib Drouiche, Hakim Lounici
Four aqueous extracts of different plant organs are the following: Artemisia herba-alba, Opuntia ficus-indica, Camellia sinensis and Phlomis crinita were evaluated against two bacterial strains: Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella intermedia, which are implicated in periodontal diseases. By using a disc method, these plant extracts demonstrated powerful bacterial activity against these Gram-negative strains. The minimum inhibitory concentration values of the four plant extracts varied between 0.03 and 590...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383067/the-proposed-biosynthesis-of-procyanidins-by-the-comparative-chemical-analysis-of-five-camellia-species-using-lc-ms
#13
Liang Zhang, Yuling Tai, Yijun Wang, Qilu Meng, Yunqiu Yang, Shihua Zhang, Hua Yang, Zhengzhu Zhang, Daxiang Li, Xiaochun Wan
The genus Camellia (C.) contains many species, including C. sinensis, C. assamica, and C. taliensis, C. gymnogyna and C. tachangensis. The polyphenols of C. sinensis and C. assamica are flavan-3-ols monomers and their dimers and trimmers. However, the biosynthesis of procyanidins in Camellia genus remains unclear. In the present study, a comparative chemical analysis of flavan-3-ols, flavan-3-ols glycoside and procyanidins was conducted by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and liquid chromatography diode array detection coupled with triple-quadrupole mass-spectrometry (LC-DAD-QQQ-MS)...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377746/genome-guided-insights-into-the-plant-growth-promotion-capabilities-of-the-physiologically-versatile-bacillus-aryabhattai-strain-ab211
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Chandrima Bhattacharyya, Utpal Bakshi, Ivy Mallick, Shayantan Mukherji, Biswajit Bera, Abhrajyoti Ghosh
Bacillus aryabhattai AB211 is a plant growth promoting, Gram-positive firmicute, isolated from the rhizosphere of tea (Camellia sinensis), one of the oldest perennial crops and a major non-alcoholic beverage widely consumed all over the world. The whole genome of B. aryabhattai AB211 was sequenced, annotated and evaluated with special focus on genomic elements related to plant microbe interaction. It's genome sequence reveals the presence of a 5,403,026 bp chromosome. A total of 5226 putative protein-coding sequences, 16 rRNA, 120 tRNA, 8 ncRNAs, 58 non-protein coding genes, and 11 prophage regions were identified...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365842/an-rna-seq-transcriptome-analysis-revealing-novel-insights-into-aluminum-tolerance-and-accumulation-in-tea-plant
#15
Yong Li, Jie Huang, Xiaowei Song, Ziwei Zhang, Ye Jiang, Yulu Zhu, Hua Zhao, Dejiang Ni
The tea plant ( Camellia sinensis L. O. Kuntze) is a high aluminum (Al) tolerant and accumulator species. Candidate genes related to Al tolerance in tea plants were assembled based on de novo transcriptome analysis. The homologs implied some common and distinct Al-tolerant mechanism between tea plants and rice, Arabidopsis and buckwheat. In addition to high Al tolerance, the tea plant exhibits good performance exposure to a proper Al level, and accumulates high Al in the leaves without any toxicity symptom...
April 1, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364710/aluminum-induced-physiological-and-proteomic-responses-in-tea-camellia-sinensis-roots-and-leaves
#16
Qingshan Xu, Yu Wang, Zhaotang Ding, Kai Fan, Dexin Ma, Yongliang Zhang, Qi Yin
Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze), is an aluminum (Al) hyperaccumulator and grows well in acid soils. Although Al-induced growth of tea plant has been studied, the proteomic profiles of tea plants in response to Al are unclear. In the present study, the proteomic profiles in tea roots and leaves under Al stress were investigated using iTRAQ proteomics approach. In total, 755 and 1059 differentially expressed proteins were identified in tea roots and leaves, respectively. KEGG enrichment analysis showed that the differentially expressed proteins in roots were mainly involved in 11 pathways whereas those from leaves were mainly involved in 9 pathways...
March 27, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359985/an-on-line-hplc-system-for-detection-of-antioxidant-compounds-in-some-plant-extracts-by-comparing-three-different-methods
#17
Nesibe Arslan Burnaz, Murat Küçük, Zeynep Akar
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea), green tea (Camellia sinensis) and yaylacayi (Thymus praecox OPIZ subsp. grossheimii (Ronniger) Jalas) are herbs used in traditional medicine because of their beneficial health effects. A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) post-column method was developed by coupling HPLC with on-line antioxidant assays using diode array (DAD) and ultraviolet (UV) detectors. Thus antioxidant compounds and fifteen phenolic standards were detected in echinacea, green tea and yaylacayi methanol extracts simultaneously...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355482/%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-accumulation-in-tea-camellia-sinensis-l-through-the-gaba-shunt-and-polyamine-degradation-pathways-under-anoxia
#18
Jieren Liao, Xiayuan Wu, Zhiqiang Xing, Qinghui Li, Yu Duan, Wanping Fang, Xujun Zhu
γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an important bioactive component of tea (Camellia sinensis) providing various health benefits. We studied GABA accumulation via the GABA shunt and polyamine degradation pathways under anoxia in tea leaves. Anoxia caused a ∼20-fold increment in GABA concentration, relative to fresh tea leaves. This increment was due to the increase of glutamate decarboxylase and diamine oxidase activities. Genes involved in GABA formation, such as CsGAD1 and CsGAD2, were significantly up-regulated by anoxia...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352558/evaluation-of-in-vitro-antimicrobial-potential-and-gc-ms-analysis-of-camellia-sinensis-and-terminalia-arjuna
#19
Divya Gupta, Mukesh Kumar
Traditionally, Camellia sinensis and Terminalia arjuna are being used widely to cure various diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer etc. In the present study, extracts of these plants were evaluated for their antimicrobial activities against some human pathogenic bacteria viz. E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus and fungus C. albicans. In-vitro inhibition of these pathogenic microorganisms produced inhibition zone ranging from 9 to 18 mm. MIC values of these plant extracts ranged from 6.25 to 12.5 mg/ml...
March 2017: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339202/a-novel-acylated-flavonol-tetraglycoside-with-inhibitory-effect-on-lipid-accumulation-in-3t3-l1-cells-from-lu-an-guapian-tea-and-quantification-of-flavonoid-glycosides-in-six-major-processing-types-of-tea-running-title-a-novel-acylated-flavonol-tetraglycoside
#20
Wu-Xia Bai, Chao Wang, Yijun Wang, Wen-Jun Zheng, Wei Wang, Xiaochun Wan, Guan-Hu Bao
A novel acylated flavonol tetraglycoside, kaempferol 3-O-[(E)-p- coumaroyl-(1→2)][α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1→3)][β-D-glucopyranosyl (1→3)-α-L- rhamnopyranosyl (1→6)]-β-D-glucopyranoside (camellikaempferoside C, 1), together with two flavonol and eighteen flavone and flavonol glycosides (FGs) (2-21) was isolated from the green tea Lu'an GuaPian (Camellia sinensis L.O. Kuntze). Their structures were identified by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Four acylated FGs (1, 7, 8, 9) were found to inhibit the proliferation and differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes at the concentrations 25, 50, 100 µM (P < 0...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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