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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801632/stimulation-in-primary-and-secondary-metabolism-by-elevated-carbon-dioxide-alters-green-tea-quality-in-camellia-sinensis-l
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Xin Li, Lan Zhang, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Zhi-Xin Li, Ji-Peng Wei, Chen Shen, Peng Yan, Li-Ping Zhang, Wen-Yan Han
Rising CO2 concentration, a driving force of climate change, is impacting global food security by affecting plant physiology. Nevertheless, the effects of elevated CO2 on primary and secondary metabolism in tea plants (Camellia sinensis L.) still remain largely unknown. Here we showed that exposure of tea plants to elevated CO2 (800 µmol mol(-1) for 24 d) remarkably improved both photosynthesis and respiration in tea leaves. Furthermore, elevated CO2 increased the concentrations of soluble sugar, starch and total carbon, but decreased the total nitrogen concentration, resulting in an increased carbon to nitrogen ratio in tea leaves...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796499/studies-on-the-biochemical-formation-pathway-of-the-amino-acid-l-theanine-in-tea-camellia-sinensis-and-other-plants
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Sihua Cheng, Xiumin Fu, Xiaoqin Wang, Yinyin Liao, Lanting Zeng, Fang Dong, Ziyin Yang
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is the most widely consumed beverage aside from water. The flavor of tea is conferred by certain metabolites, especially l-theanine, in C. sinensis. To determine why more l-theanine accumulates in C. sinensis than in other plants, we compare l-theanine contents between C. sinensis and other plant species (Camellia nitidissima, Camellia japonica, Zea mays, Arabidopsis thaliana, and Solanum lycopersicum) and use a stable isotope labeling approach to elucidate its biosynthetic route. We quantify relevant intermediates and metabolites by mass spectrometry...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795804/the-uptake-translocation-metabolism-and-distribution-of-glyphosate-in-non-target-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis-l
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Mengmeng Tong, Wanjun Gao, Weiting Jiao, Jie Zhou, Yeyun Li, Lili He, Ruyan Hou
The uptake, translocation, metabolism and distribution behavior of glyphosate in non-target tea plant was investigated. The negative effects appeared to grown tea saplings when the nutrient solution contained of glyphosate, above 200 mg L-1. Glyphosate was highest in the roots of the tea plant, where it was also metabolized to AMPA. The glyphosate and AMPA in the roots were transported through the xylem or phloem to the stems and leaves. The amount of AMPA in the entire tea plant was less than 6.0% of the amount of glyphosate...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764024/does-oolong-tea-camellia-sinensis-made-from-a-combination-of-leaf-and-stem-smell-more-aromatic-than-leaf-only-tea-contribution-of-the-stem-to-oolong-tea-aroma
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Lanting Zeng, Ying Zhou, Xiumin Fu, Xin Mei, Sihua Cheng, Jiadong Gui, Fang Dong, Jinchi Tang, Shengzhou Ma, Ziyin Yang
The raw materials used to make oolong tea (Camellia sinensis) are a combination of leaf and stem. Oolong tea made from leaf and stem is thought to have a more aromatic smell than leaf-only tea. However, there is no available evidence to support the viewpoint. In this study, sensory evaluation and detailed characterization of emitted and internal volatiles (not readily emitted, but stored in samples) of dry oolong teas and infusions indicated that the presence of stem did not significantly improve the total aroma characteristics...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764007/formation-and-emission-of-linalool-in-tea-camellia-sinensis-leaves-infested-by-tea-green-leafhopper-empoasca-matsumurasca-onukii-matsuda
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Xin Mei, Xiaoyu Liu, Ying Zhou, Xiaoqin Wang, Lanting Zeng, Xiumin Fu, Jianlong Li, Jinchi Tang, Fang Dong, Ziyin Yang
Famous oolong tea (Oriental Beauty), which is manufactured by tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) infected with tea green leafhoppers, contains characteristic volatile monoterpenes derived from linalool. This study aimed to determine the formation mechanism of linalool in tea exposed to tea green leafhopper attack. The tea green leafhopper responsible for inducing the production of characteristic volatiles was identified as Empoasca (Matsumurasca) onukii Matsuda. E. (M.) onukii attack significantly induced the emission of linalool from tea leaves (p<0...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763966/novel-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-from-zijuan-tea-and-biosynthetic-pathway-of-caffeoylated-catechin-in-tea-plant
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Wei Wang, Xi-Wen Fu, Xin-Long Dai, Fang Hua, Gang-Xiu Chu, Ming-Jie Chu, Feng-Lin Hu, Tie-Jun Ling, Li-Ping Gao, Zhong-Wen Xie, Xiao-Chun Wan, Guan-Hu Bao
Zijuan tea is a special cultivar of Yunnan broad-leaf tea (Camellia sinensis var. assamica) with purple buds, leaves, and stems. Phytochemical study on this tea led to the discovery of three hydroxycinnamoylated catechins (HCCs) (1-3), seven other catechins (4-10), three proanthocyanidins (11-13), five flavones and flavone glycosides (14-18), two alkaloids (19, 20), one steroid (21), and one phenylpropanoid glycoside (22). The isolation and structural elucidation of the caffeoylated catechin (1) by means of spectroscopic techniques were described...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763022/characterization-and-expression-profiling-of-camellia-sinensis-cinnamate-4-hydroxylase-genes-in-phenylpropanoid-pathways
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Jinxin Xia, Yajun Liu, Shengbo Yao, Ming Li, Mengqing Zhu, Keyi Huang, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H), a cytochrome P450-dependent monooxygenase, participates in the synthesis of numerous polyphenoid compounds, such as flavonoids and lignins. However, the C4H gene number and function in tea plants are not clear. We screened all available transcriptome and genome databases of tea plants and three C4H genes were identified and named CsC4Ha, CsC4Hb, and CsC4Hc, respectively. Both CsC4Ha and CsC4Hb have 1518-bp open reading frames that encode 505-amino acid proteins. CsC4Hc has a 1635-bp open reading frame that encodes a 544-amino acid protein...
August 1, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751804/antioxidant-properties-of-green-tea-aroma-in-mice
#8
Yun-Shan Li, Yuya Kawasaki, Isao Tomita, Kazuaki Kawai
Green tea ('Sencha'), made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, is the most well-researched antioxidant beverage. The major source of its antioxidant activity is polyphenols, consisting mainly of catechins (flavan-3-ols). However, little is known about the physiological effects of green tea aroma, which lacks catechins. In the present study, we performed inhalation experiments with green tea aroma to evaluate its antioxidant activity in mice. As a result, the urinary 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine levels were significantly decreased in comparison with those of the non-treated group, and the serum antioxidant capacity was significantly increased by the inhalation administration of green tea aroma...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744294/transcriptome-profiling-using-single-molecule-direct-rna-sequencing-approach-for-in-depth-understanding-of-genes-in-secondary-metabolism-pathways-of-camellia-sinensis
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Qingshan Xu, Junyan Zhu, Shiqi Zhao, Yan Hou, Fangdong Li, Yuling Tai, Xiaochun Wan, ChaoLing Wei
Characteristic secondary metabolites, including flavonoids, theanine and caffeine, are important components of Camellia sinensis, and their biosynthesis has attracted widespread interest. Previous studies on the biosynthesis of these major secondary metabolites using next-generation sequencing technologies limited the accurately prediction of full-length (FL) splice isoforms. Herein, we applied single-molecule sequencing to pooled tea plant tissues, to provide a more complete transcriptome of C. sinensis. Moreover, we identified 94 FL transcripts and four alternative splicing events for enzyme-coding genes involved in the biosynthesis of flavonoids, theanine and caffeine...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737913/uplc-q-exactive-orbitrap-ms-based-lipidomics-approach-to-characterize-lipid-extracts-from-bee-pollen-and-their-in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-properties
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Qiangqiang Li, Xinwen Liang, Liang Zhao, Zhongyin Zhang, Xiaofeng Xue, Kai Wang, Liming Wu
Bee pollen (BP) is collected by honeybees from flower pollen mixed with nectar and its secretions with extensive nutritional and therapeutic properties. Lipids are known to be critical contributors for the therapeutic effects of BP and vary depending on different plant sources; however, lipid profiles of BP are not available. Here, an UPLC-Q-Exactive Orbitrap/MS method was established for comprehensive lipidomics analysis of BP derived from three major nectar plants (Brassica campestris L., Camellia sinensis L...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725904/cellular-antioxidant-methylglyoxal-trapping-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-cocoa-tea-camellia-ptilophylla-chang
#11
Xiong Gao, Xiaorong Lin, Xiaofei Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Zhongzheng Chen, Bin Li
Cocoa tea (Camellia ptilophylla Chang) is a naturally low caffeine-containing but gallocatechin gallate (GCG)-rich tea cultivar, though its biological activities have not been extensively explored. Herein, we evaluated the in vitro cellular antioxidant, methylglyoxal trapping, and anti-inflammatory activities of water extract of green tea from cocoa tea (CWE) and Yunnan Daye tea (Camellia sinensis) (YWE), and their predominant bioactive components GCG and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) for comparative purposes...
August 1, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725058/identification-of-a-flavonoid-glucosyltransferase-involved-in-7-oh-site-glycosylation-in-tea-plants-camellia-sinensis
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Xinlong Dai, Juhua Zhuang, Yingling Wu, Peiqiang Wang, Guifu Zhao, Yajun Liu, Xiaolan Jiang, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Flavonol glycosides, which are often converted from aglycones in a process catalyzed by UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs), play an important role for the health of plants and animals. In the present study, a gene encoding a flavonoid 7-O-glycosyltransferase (CsUGT75L12) was identified in tea plants. Recombinant CsUGT75L12 protein displayed glycosyltransferase activity on the 7-OH position of multiple phenolic compounds. In relative comparison to wild-type seeds, the levels of flavonol-glucosides increased in Arabidopsis seeds overexpressing CsUGT75L12...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711790/six-phenylalanine-ammonia-lyases-from-camellia-sinensis-evolution-expression-and-kinetics
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Yingling Wu, Wenzhao Wang, Yanzhi Li, Xinlong Dai, Guoliang Ma, Dawei Xing, Mengqing Zhu, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), the branch point enzyme controlling the flow of primary metabolism into second metabolism, converts the L-phenylalanine (L-Phe) to yield cinnamic acid. Based on the sequencing data available from eight transcriptome projects, six PAL genes have been screened out, cloned, and designated as CsPALa-CsPALf. The phylogenetic tree showed that CsPALs were divided into three subgroups, PALa and PALb, PALc and PALd, and PALe and PALf. All six CsPALs exhibited indiscriminate cytosolic locations in epidermis cells and mesophyll cells...
June 29, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683768/extrapolative-microrna-precursor-based-ssr-mining-from-tea-est-database-in-respect-to-agronomic-traits
#14
Anjan Hazra, Nirjhar Dasgupta, Chandan Sengupta, Sauren Das
Tea (Camellia sinensis, (L.) Kuntze) is considered as most popular drink across the world and it is widely consumed beverage for its several health-benefit characteristics. These positive traits primarily rely on its regulatory networks of different metabolic pathways. Development of microsatellite markers from the conserved genomic regions are being worthwhile for reviewing the genetic diversity of closely related species or self-pollinated species. Although several SSR markers have been reported, in tea, the trait-specific Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) markers, leading to be useful in marker assisted breeding technique, are yet to be identified...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678527/oolong-tea-a-critical-review-of-processing-methods-chemical-composition-health-effects-and-risk
#15
Kwan-Wai Ng, Zi-Jun Cao, Hu-Biao Chen, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Lin Zhu, Tao Yi
Oolong tea (OT) is a traditional Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis) and is especially popular in south China. This review is to comprehensively summarize the miscellaneous research that has been done towards to the processing, phytochemistry, health benefit, and risk of OT. These literatures were carried out not only from different electronic databases but also from text books written in English, Japanese and Chinese, including those traditional records tracing back to the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907). The full process OT producing is depicted below in this review...
July 5, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664364/pyramiding-of-tea-dihydroflavonol-reductase-and-anthocyanidin-reductase-increases-flavan-3-ols-and-improves-protective-ability-under-stress-conditions-in-tobacco
#16
Vinay Kumar, Sudesh Kumar Yadav
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is one of the richest sources of flavan-3-ols, an important class of flavonoids. The expression level of gene-encoded key regulatory enzymes of flavan-3-ol/anthocyanin biosynthetic pathway, dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR) and anthocyanidin reductase (ANR), has been highly correlated with the flavan-3-ol contents and antioxidant activity in tea plant. In the present study, pyramiding of CsDFR and CsANR in tobacco was achieved. However, single transgenic tobacco overexpressing either CsDFR or CsANR was documented earlier...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659938/functional-characterization-of-tea-camellia-sinensis-myb4a-transcription-factor-using-an-integrative-approach
#17
Mingzhuo Li, Yanzhi Li, Lili Guo, Niandi Gong, Yongzheng Pang, Wenbo Jiang, Yajun Liu, Xiaolan Jiang, Lei Zhao, Yunsheng Wang, De-Yu Xie, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Green tea (Camellia sinensis, Cs) abundantly produces a diverse array of phenylpropanoid compounds benefiting human health. To date, the regulation of the phenylpropanoid biosynthesis in tea remains to be investigated. Here, we report a cDNA isolated from leaf tissues, which encodes a R2R3-MYB transcription factor. Amino acid sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis indicate that it is a member of the MYB4-subgroup and named as CsMYB4a. Transcriptional and metabolic analyses show that the expression profile of CsMYB4a is negatively correlated to the accumulation of six flavan-3-ols and other phenolic acids...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649074/neurochemical-and-behavioral-effects-of-green-tea-camellia-sinensis-as-observed-in-animals-exposed-to-restraint-stress
#18
Huma Ikram, Beenish Mirza, Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem
Clinical studies on psychiatric patients suggest that life events stress precipitates depression. The possible involvement of 5-Hydroxy tryptamine (5-HT; Serotonin) in depression and other behavioral deficits is also suggested by clinical studies. As a natural stimulant, green tea (Camellia Sinensis) diminishes stress, worry and anxiety, allowing the brain to focus and concentrate better. Previously we have reported that beneficial effects of green tea might be associated with altered levels of 5-HT, which in turn may help in coping with stress...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641467/green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-causes-anti-cancerous-epigenetic-modulations-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
#19
Veronika Borutinskaitė, Aida Virkšaitė, Giedrė Gudelytė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been shown to possess diverse anti-cancerous properties. We demonstrated EGCG ability to inhibit acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell proliferation and cause apoptosis. In addition, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis revealed elevated expression of genes associated with cell cycle arrest and differentiation (p27, PCAF, C/EBPα, and C/EBPɛ). Furthermore, EGCG caused anti-cancerous epigenetic changes: downregulation of epigenetic modifiers DNMT1, HDAC1, HDAC2, and G9a was observed by RT-qPCR analysis...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639055/effects-of-kaolin-m-99-099-application-on-antioxidant-and-phenolic-compounds-in-tea-leaves-camellia-sinensis-l-o-kuntze
#20
Keziban Yazici, Burcu Goksu
In this study, the effects of kaolin (M-99-099) applications on the total phenolic and antioxidant contents of tea leaves (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) harvested in three different periods were investigated. For this purpose, four different strategies including standard fertilizer application (T), 3% kaolin+standard fertilizer application (Ka1), 6% kaolin+standard fertilizer application (Ka2), and control (C) (nothing applied) were used to compare the effects of these strategies on total phenolic content, FRAP values, and DPPH radical scavenging capacities of tea leaves...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
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