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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330211/cellulase-production-using-natural-medium-and-its-application-on-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-thermo-chemically-pretreated-biomass
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Shivani Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Arindam Kuila
Lignocellulosic bioethanol is an important renewable fuel for transportation purpose. Commercial production of lignocellulosic bioethanol mainly depends on cost of cellulase production, efficient pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis process. In the present study cellulase production from Aspergillus niger under submerged fermentation (SmF) was optimized using coconut water as natural medium. Maximum cellulase production (0.53 IU/mL) was achieved within 3 days of incubation using 8 % (w/v) waste paper and 0...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328973/differing-metabolic-responses-to-salt-stress-in-wheat-barley-addition-lines-containing-different-7h-chromosomal-fragments
#2
Eva Darko, Krisztián Gierczik, Orsolya Hudák, Péter Forgó, Magda Pál, Edina Türkösi, Viktória Kovács, Sándor Dulai, Imre Majláth, István Molnár, Tibor Janda, Márta Molnár-Láng
Salinity-induced osmotic, ionic and oxidative stress responses were investigated on Asakaze/Manas wheat/barley addition lines 7H, 7HL and 7HS, together with their barley (salt-tolerant) and wheat (relatively salt-sensitive) parents. Growth, photosynthetic activity, chlorophyll degradation, proline, glycine betaine accumulation, sugar metabolism, Na+ and K+ uptake and transport processes and the role of polyamines and antioxidants were studied in young plants grown in hydroponic culture with or without salt treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328149/comparative-genomic-analyses-of-transport-proteins-encoded-within-the-red-algae-chondrus-crispus-galdieria-sulphuraria-and-cyanidioschyzon-merolae
#3
Justin Lee, Shounak Ghosh, Milton H Saier
Galdieria sulphuraria and Cyanidioschyzon merolae are thermo-acidophilic unicellular red algal cousins capable of living in volcanic environments, although the former can additionally thrive in the presence of toxic heavy metals. Bioinformatic analyses of transport systems were carried out on their genomes, as well as that of the mesophilic multicellular red alga Chondrus crispus (Irish moss). We identified transport proteins related to the metabolic capabilities, physiological properties, and environmental adaptations of these organisms...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319082/passive-phloem-loading-and-long-distance-transport-in-a-synthetic-tree-on-a-chip
#4
Jean Comtet, Kaare H Jensen, Robert Turgeon, Abraham D Stroock, A E Hosoi
Vascular plants rely on differences in osmotic pressure to export sugars from regions of synthesis (mature leaves) to sugar sinks (roots, fruits). In this process, known as Münch pressure flow, the loading of sugars from photosynthetic cells to the export conduit (the phloem) is crucial, as it sets the pressure head necessary to power long-distance transport. Whereas most herbaceous plants use active mechanisms to increase phloem sugar concentration above that of the photosynthetic cells, in most tree species, for which transport distances are largest, loading seems, counterintuitively, to occur by means of passive symplastic diffusion from the mesophyll to the phloem...
March 20, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315793/highlighting-the-effects-of-coumarin-on-adult-plants-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-l-heynh-by-an-integrated-omic-approach
#5
Fabrizio Araniti, Monica Scognamiglio, Angela Chambery, Rosita Russo, Assunta Esposito, Brigida D'Abrosca, Antonio Fiorentino, Antonio Lupini, Francesco Sunseri, Maria Rosa Abenavoli
In this study, the effects of the allelochemical coumarin through a metabolomic, proteomic and morpho-physiological approach in Arabidopsis adult plants (25days old) were investigated. Metabolomic analysis evidenced an increment of amino acids and a high accumulation of soluble sugars, after 6days of coumarin treatment. This effect was accompanied by a strong decrease on plant fresh and dry weights, as well as on total protein content. On the contrary, coumarin did not affect leaf number but caused a reduction in leaf area...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315599/effective-saccharification-of-lignocellulosic-barley-straw-by-mechanocatalytical-pretreatment-using-potassium-pyrosulfate-as-a-catalyst
#6
Laura Schneider, Jasmiina Haverinen, Mari Jaakkola, Ulla Lassi
The catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass is attractive due to the feasible generation of valuable products such as reducing sugars which constitute the basic substrates for chemical and transportation fuel production, as well as the production of renewable hydrogen. This study shows the efficient conversion of lignocellulose, especially hemicellulose, into reducing sugars such as xylose and galactose, by mechanocatalysis using potassium pyrosulfate, K2S2O7, as an effective salt catalyst. Ball milling was performed, introducing a mechanical force which, combined with chemical pretreatment, leads to reducing sugar yields (40%) almost as high as when commonly used sulfuric acid was employed...
March 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304127/molecular-regulation-of-sucrose-catabolism-and-sugar-transport-for-development-defence-and-phloem-function
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Jun Li, Limin Wu, Ryan Foster, Yong-Ling Ruan
Sucrose (Suc) is the major end product of photosynthesis in mesophyll cells of most vascular plants. It is loaded into phloem of mature leaves for long-distance translocation to non-photosynthetic organs where it is unloaded for diverse uses. Clearly, Suc transport and metabolism is central to plant growth and development and the functionality of the entire vascular system. Despite of vast information in the literature about the physiological roles of individual sugar metabolic enzymes and transporters, there is a lack of systematic evaluation about their molecular regulation from transcriptional to post-translational levels...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296205/the-fungal-umsrt1-and-maize-zmsut1-sucrose-transporters-battle-for-plant-sugar-resources
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Anke Wittek, Ingo Dreyer, Khaled A S Al-Rasheid, Norbert Sauer, Rainer Hedrich, Dietmar Geiger
The biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis causes the corn smut disease inducing tumor formation in its host Zea mays. Upon infection, the fungal hyphae invaginate the plasma membrane of infected maize cells establishing an interface where pathogen and host are separated only by their plasma membranes. At this interface the fungal and maize sucrose transporters, UmSrt1 and ZmSUT1, compete for extracellular sucrose in the corn smut/maize pathosystem. Here we biophysically characterized ZmSUT1 and UmSrt1 in Xenopus oocytes with respect to their voltage-, pH- and substrate-dependence and determined affinities towards protons and sucrose...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293245/lead-pb-toxicity-physio-biochemical-mechanisms-grain-yield-quality-and-pb-distribution-proportions-in-scented-rice
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Umair Ashraf, Adam S Kanu, Quanquan Deng, Zhaowen Mo, Shenggang Pan, Hua Tian, Xiangru Tang
Lead (Pb) caused interruptions with normal plant metabolism, crop yield losses and quality issues are of great concern. This study assessed the physio-biochemical responses, yield and grain quality traits and Pb distribution proportions in three different fragrant rice cultivars i.e., Meixiangzhan-2, Xinagyaxiangzhan and Basmati-385. Plants were exposed to 400, 800, and 1,200 ppm of Pb while pots without Pb were taken as control (0 ppm). Our results showed that Pb toxicity significantly (P < 0.05) reduced photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll contents and carotenoids) and inducted oxidative stress with increased production of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), malanodialdehyde (MDA) and leaves leachates; while such effects were more apparent in Xinagyaxiangzhan than other two rice cultivars...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289424/secondary-effects-of-glyphosate-action-in-phelipanche-aegyptiaca-inhibition-of-solute-transport-from-the-host-plant-to-the-parasite
#10
Tal Shilo, Baruch Rubin, Dina Plakhine, Shira Gal, Rachel Amir, Yael Hacham, Shmuel Wolf, Hanan Eizenberg
It is currently held that glyphosate efficiently controls the obligate holoparasite Phelipanche aegyptiaca (Egyptian broomrape) by inhibiting its endogenous shikimate pathway, thereby causing a deficiency in aromatic amino acids (AAA). While there is no argument regarding the shikimate pathway being the primary site of the herbicide's action, the fact that the parasite receives a constant supply of nutrients, including proteins and amino acids, from the host does not fit with an AAA deficiency. This apparent contradiction implies that glyphosate mechanism of action in P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289086/sgrt-a-small-protein-that-packs-a-sweet-punch
#11
Medha Raina, Gisela Storz
The SgrS small RNA (sRNA) has been shown to protect against elevated levels of glucose phosphate by regulating the stability and translation of mRNAs encoding proteins involved in sugar transport and catabolism. The sRNA also was known to encode a protective 43 amino acid protein, SgrT, but little was known about its mechanism of action. In this issue, Lloyd et al. use cell biological and genetic approaches to demonstrate that the small protein interacts with the PtsG importer to block glucose transport by this phosphotransferase system and promote utilization of non-preferred carbon sources to maintain growth during glucose-phosphate stress...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289085/the-small-protein-sgrt-controls-transport-activity-of-the-glucose-specific-phosphotransferase-system
#12
Chelsea R Lloyd, Seongjin Park, Jingyi Fei, Carin K Vanderpool
The bacterial small RNA (sRNA) SgrS has been a fruitful model for discovery of novel RNA-based regulatory mechanisms and new facets of bacterial physiology and metabolism. SgrS is one of only a few characterized dual-function sRNAs. SgrS can control gene expression post-transcriptionally via sRNA-mRNA base pairing interactions. Its second function is coding for the small protein SgrT. Previous work demonstrated that both functions contribute to relief of growth inhibition caused by glucose-phosphate stress, a condition characterized by disrupted glycolytic flux and accumulation of sugar-phosphates...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284755/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-reveals-potential-virulence-factors-of-erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae
#13
Ya Wang, Jingtao Li, Anding Zhang, Weifeng Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Zhongmin Xu, Shuxian Yan, Xiaomei Sun, Huanchun Chen, Meilin Jin
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a ubiquitous pathogen that has caused considerable economic losses to pig farmers. However, the mechanisms of E. rhusiopathiae pathogenesis remain unclear. To identify new virulence-associated factors, the differentially abundant cell wall-associated proteins (CWPs) between high- and low-virulence strains were investigated through isobaric Tags for Relative and Absolute Quantitation (iTRAQ) combined with liquid chromatography-quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). In total, 100 CWPs showed significant differences in abundance...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278199/monitoring-integrity-and-localization-of-modified-single-stranded-rna-oligonucleotides-using-ultrasensitive-fluorescence-methods
#14
Philipp Heissig, Waldemar Schrimpf, Philipp Hadwiger, Ernst Wagner, Don C Lamb
Short single-stranded oligonucleotides represent a class of promising therapeutics with diverse application areas. Antisense oligonucleotides, for example, can interfere with various processes involved in mRNA processing through complementary base pairing. Also RNA interference can be regulated by antagomirs, single-stranded siRNA and single-stranded microRNA mimics. The increased susceptibility to nucleolytic degradation of unpaired RNAs can be counteracted by chemical modification of the sugar phosphate backbone...
2017: PloS One
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
#15
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/28261250/the-plasma-membrane-localized-sucrose-transporter-ibsweet10-contributes-to-the-resistance-of-sweet-potato-to-fusarium-oxysporum
#16
Yan Li, Yannan Wang, Huan Zhang, Qian Zhang, Hong Zhai, Qingchang Liu, Shaozhen He
SWEET (Sugars Will Eventually be Exported Transporter) proteins, a novel family of sugar transporters, mediate the diffusion of sugars across cell membranes and acts as key players in sucrose phloem loading. Manipulation of SWEET genes in plants leads to various effects on resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses due to disruption of sugar efflux and changes in sugar distribution. In this study, a member of the SWEET gene family, IbSWEET10, was cloned from the sweet potato line ND98. mRNA expression analysis in sweet potato and promoter β-Glucuronidase analysis in Arabidopsis showed that IbSWEET10 is highly expressed in leaves, especially in vascular tissue...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256189/nutrient-sensing-at-the-plasma-membrane-of-fungal-cells
#17
Patrick Van Dijck, Neil Andrew Brown, Gustavo H Goldman, Julian Rutherford, Chaoyang Xue, Griet Van Zeebroeck
To respond to the changing environment, cells must be able to sense external conditions. This is important for many processes including growth, mating, the expression of virulence factors, and several other regulatory effects. Nutrient sensing at the plasma membrane is mediated by different classes of membrane proteins that activate downstream signaling pathways: nontransporting receptors, transceptors, classical and nonclassical G-protein-coupled receptors, and the newly defined extracellular mucin receptors...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251760/the-nutrient-sensing-repertoires-of-mouse-enterochromaffin-cells-differ-between-duodenum-and-colon
#18
A M Martin, A L Lumsden, R L Young, C F Jessup, N J Spencer, D J Keating
BACKGROUND: Enterochromaffin (EC) cells within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract provide almost all body serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]). Peripheral 5-HT, released from EC cells lining the gut wall, serves diverse physiological roles. These include modulating GI motility, bone formation, hepatic gluconeogenesis, thermogenesis, insulin resistance, and regulation of fat mass. Enterochromaffin cells are nutrient sensors, but which nutrients they are responsive to and how this changes in different parts of the GI tract are poorly understood...
March 2, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241790/leaf-transcriptome-analysis-of-a-subtropical-evergreen-broadleaf-plant-wild-oil-tea-camellia-camellia-oleifera-revealing-candidate-genes-for-cold-acclimation
#19
Jiaming Chen, Xiaoqiang Yang, Xiaomao Huang, Shihua Duan, Chuan Long, Jiakuan Chen, Jun Rong
BACKGROUND: Cold tolerance is a key determinant of the geographical distribution range of a plant species and crop production. Cold acclimation can enhance freezing-tolerance of plant species through a period of exposure to low nonfreezing temperatures. As a subtropical evergreen broadleaf plant, oil-tea camellia demonstrates a relatively strong tolerance to freezing temperatures. Moreover, wild oil-tea camellia is an essential genetic resource for the breeding of cultivated oil-tea camellia, one of the four major woody oil crops in the world...
February 28, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237864/transcriptome-analysis-and-identification-of-induced-genes-in-the-response-of-harmonia-axyridis-to-cold-hardiness
#20
Bin Tang, Xiao-Jun Liu, Zuo-Kun Shi, Qi-Da Shen, Yan-Xia Xu, Su Wang, Fan Zhang, Shi-Gui Wang
Harmonia axyridis is an important predatory lady beetle that is a natural enemy of agricultural and forestry pests. In this research, the cold hardiness induced genes and their expression changes in H. axyridis were screened and detected by the way of the transcriptome and qualitative real-time PCR under normal and low temperatures, using high-throughput transcriptome and digital gene-expression-tag technologies. We obtained a 10Gb transcriptome and an 8Mb gene expression tag pool using Illumina deep sequencing technology and RNA-Seq analysis (accession number SRX540102)...
February 20, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
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