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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735523/histochemistry-and-immunolocalisation-of-glucokinin-in-antidiabetic-plants-used-in-traditional-mexican-medicine
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Guillermo Laguna-Hernández, Carlos A Rio-Zamorano, Itzel G Meneses-Ochoa, Alicia E Brechú-Franco
Mexico is a megadiverse country that has 3,600 to 4,000 species of medicinal plants, of which approximately 800 are used to treat conditions related to diabetes mellitus (DM). DM is a chronic degenerative disease of energy metabolism that exists as two types: type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2). DM is considered a public health problem that affects 7% of the Mexican population older than 20 years. DM is clinically controlled with hypoglycaemic drugs, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, insulin secretion stimulants or the direct application of insulin...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735403/determining-glutathione-levels-in-plants
#2
Smita Sahoo, Jay Prakash Awasthi, Ramanjulu Sunkar, Sanjib Kumar Panda
Upon exposure to abiotic stresses, plants tend to accumulate excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that inturn react with cellular lipids, proteins, and DNA. Therefore, decreasing ROS accumulation is indispensible to survive under stress, which is accomplished by inducing enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant defense pathways. Glutathione, particularly reduced glutathione (GSH), represents a principal anitioxidant that could decrease ROS through scavenging them directly or indirectly through ascorbate-glutathione cycle or GSH peroxidases...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735398/phosphoproteomics-analysis-for-probing-plant-stress-tolerance
#3
Christof Rampitsch
Protein phosphorylation is a key signaling mechanism during the plant biotic and abiotic stress response. Signaling cascades communicate between the cell surface, where the stress is perceived, and the nucleus, where a response can be enacted. Many of these signals involve the specific, transient phosphorylation of proteins by kinases, a signal which is usually amplified through cascades. The advent of high-throughput phosphoproteomics, pioneered mainly in yeast and mammalian cells, has made it possible to discover novel phosphorylation events rapidly and efficiently in a data-dependent manner and this has greatly enlarged our understanding of the plant's response to stress...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735396/isolation-of-polysomal-rna-for-analyzing-stress-responsive-genes-regulated-at-the-translational-level-in-plants
#4
Yong-Fang Li, Ramamurthy Mahalingam, Ramanjulu Sunkar
Alteration of gene expression is an essential mechanism, which allows plants to respond and adapt to adverse environmental conditions. Transcriptome and proteome analyses in plants exposed to abiotic stresses revealed that protein levels are not correlated with the changes in corresponding mRNAs, indicating regulation at translational level is another major regulator for gene expression. Analysis of translatome, which refers to all mRNAs associated with ribosomes, thus has the potential to bridge the gap between transcriptome and proteome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735389/the-fundamental-role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-plant-stress-response
#5
Michael Liebthal, Karl-Josef Dietz
Chemical, physical, and biotic factors continuously vary in the natural environment. Such parameters are considered as stressors if the magnitude of their change exceeds the current acclimation norm of the plant. Activation of genetic programs allows for conditional expansion of the acclimation norm and depends on specific sensing mechanisms, intracellular communication, and regulation. The redox and reactive oxygen species (ROS) network plays a fundamental role in directing the acclimation response. These highly reactive compounds like H2O2 are generated and scavenged under normal conditions and participate in realizing a basal acclimation level...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735164/vesicle-trafficking-in-plant-immunity
#6
REVIEW
Hye Sup Yun, Chian Kwon
To defend against extracellular pathogens, plants primarily depend on cell-autonomous innate immunity due to the lack of the circulatory immune system including mobile immune cells. To extracellularly restrict or kill the pathogens, plant cells dump out antimicrobials. However, since antimicrobials are also toxic to plant cells themselves, they have to be safely delivered to the target sites in a separate vesicular compartment. In addition, because immune responses often requires energy otherwise used for the other metabolic processes, it is very important to properly control the duration and strength of immune responses depending on pathogen types...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735115/the-c-terminal-region-of-the-turnip-mosaic-virus-p3-protein-is-essential-for-viral-infection-via-targeting-p3-to-the-viral-replication-complex
#7
Xiaoyan Cui, Hoda Yaghmaiean, Guanwei Wu, Xiaoyun Wu, Xin Chen, Greg Thorn, Aiming Wang
Like other positive-strand RNA viruses, plant potyviruses assemble viral replication complexes (VRCs) on modified cellular membranes. Potyviruses encode two membrane proteins, 6K2 and P3. The former is known to play pivotal roles in the formation of membrane-associated VRCs. However, P3 remains to be one of the least characterized potyviral proteins. The P3 cistron codes for P3 as well as P3N-PIPO which results from RNA polymerase slippage. In this study, we show that the P3N-PIPO of Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) is required for viral cell-to-cell movement but not for viral replication...
July 20, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735023/arabidopsis-wrky45-interacts-with-the-della-protein-rgl1-to-positively-regulate-age-triggered-leaf-senescence
#8
Ligang Chen, Shengyuan Xiang, Yanli Chen, Daibo Li, Diqiu Yu
Leaf senescence can be triggered and promoted by various environmental stressors, developmental cues, and endogenous hormone signals. Several lines of evidence have suggested the involvement of WRKY transcription factors in the regulation of leaf senescence, but the related signaling pathways and physiological mechanisms remain unclear. In the current study, we initially identified Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY DNA binding protein 45 (WRKY45) as a positive regulator of age-triggered leaf senescence. Mutation of WRKY45 resulted in enhanced leaf longevity in age-triggered senescence, whereas overexpression of WRKY45 significantly accelerated age-triggered leaf senescence...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734771/new-advances-in-autophagy-in-plants-regulation-selectivity-and-function
#9
REVIEW
Ping Wang, Yosia Mugume, Diane C Bassham
Autophagy is a major and conserved pathway for delivering unwanted proteins or damaged organelles to the vacuole for degradation and recycling. In plants, it functions as a housekeeping process to maintain cellular homeostasis under normal conditions and is induced by stress and senescence; it thus plays important roles in development, stress tolerance and metabolism. Autophagy can both execute bulk degradation and be highly selective in targeting cargos under specific environmental conditions or during certain developmental processes...
July 19, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733872/metabolic-profiles-of-flooding-tolerant-mechanism-in-early-stage-soybean-responding-to-initial-stress
#10
Xin Wang, Wei Zhu, Akiko Hashiguchi, Minoru Nishimura, Jingkui Tian, Setsuko Komatsu
Metabolomic analysis of flooding-tolerant mutant and abscisic acid-treated soybeans suggests that accumulated fructose might play a role in initial flooding tolerance through regulation of hexokinase and phosphofructokinase. Soybean is sensitive to flooding stress, which markedly reduces plant growth. To explore the mechanism underlying initial-flooding tolerance in soybean, mass spectrometry-based metabolomic analysis was performed using flooding-tolerant mutant and abscisic-acid treated soybeans. Among the commonly-identified metabolites in both flooding-tolerant materials, metabolites involved in carbohydrate and organic acid displayed same profile at initial-flooding stress...
July 21, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733422/differences-in-dna-binding-specificity-of-floral-homeotic-protein-complexes-predict-organ-specific-target-genes
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Cezary Smaczniak, Jose M Muiño, Dijun Chen, Gerco C Angenent, Kerstin Kaufmann
Floral organ identities in plants are specified by the combinatorial action of homeotic master regulatory transcription factors. How these factors achieve their regulatory specificities is however still largely unclear. Genome-wide in vivo DNA binding data show that homeotic MADS-domain proteins recognize partly distinct genomic regions, suggesting that DNA binding specificity contributes to functional differences of homeotic protein complexes. We used in vitro systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment followed by high throughput DNA sequencing (SELEX-seq) on several floral MADS-domain protein homo- and heterodimers to measure their DNA-binding specificities...
July 21, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733288/bacillomycin-d-produced-by-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-is-involved-in-the-antagonistic-interaction-with-the-plant-pathogenic-fungus-fusarium-graminearum
#12
Qin Gu, Yang Yang, Qiming Yuan, Guangming Shi, Liming Wu, Zhiying Lou, Rong Huo, Huijun Wu, Rainer Borriss, Xuewen Gao
Fusarium graminearum (teleomorph: Ascomycota, Hypocreales, Gibberella, Gibberella zeae) is a destructive fungal pathogen that threatens the production and quality of wheat and barley worldwide. Controlling this toxin-producing pathogen is a significant challenge. In the present study, the commercially available strain Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (Bacteria, Firmicutes, Bacillales, Bacillus) FZB42 showed strong activity against F. graminearum The lipopeptide, bacillomycin D, produced by FZB42, was proven to contribute to the antifungal activity...
July 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733239/protein-carbohydrate-regulation-in-helicoverpa-amigera-and-h-punctigera-and-how-diet-protein-carbohydrate-content-affects-insect-susceptibility-to-bt-toxins
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Ashley E Tessnow, Spencer T Behmer, Tom K Walsh, Gregory A Sword
Many animals, including insects, demonstrate a remarkable ability to regulate their intake of key macronutrients (e.g., soluble protein and digestible carbohydrates), which allows them to optimize fitness and performance. Additionally, regulating the intake of these two macronutrients enhances an animal's ability to defend itself against pathogens, mitigate the effects of secondary plant metabolites, and decrease susceptibility to toxins. In this study, we first compared how Bt-resistant and -susceptible lines of Helicoverpa armigera and Helicoverpa punctigera regulate their intake of protein (p) and digestible carbohydrates (c)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733231/tussilagonone-induced-nrf2-pathway-activation-protects-hepg2-cells-from-oxidative-injury
#14
Kyung-Mi Lee, Tae Yeon Kwon, Unwoo Kang, Eun Kyoung Seo, Ji Ho Yun, Chu Won Nho, Yeong Shik Kim
Tussilagonone is a compound derived from the medicinal plant Tussilago farfara L., which is used as a traditional medicine for respiratory diseases, including asthma and pneumonia. Recent reports suggest that tussilagonone exhibits anti-inflammatory effects; however, the scope of protective functions has not been elucidated yet. In this study, we demonstrate that tussilagonone enhances cellular detoxification by increasing quinone reductase activity in Hepa1c1c7 cells. In addition, tussilagonone decreased tert-butyl hydroperoxide(t-BHP)-induced ROS production and cell death, suggesting that it also acts as a potent antioxidant...
July 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732263/proteomic-analysis-of-naturally-occurring-boron-tolerant-plant-gypsophila-sphaerocephala-l-in-response-to-high-boron-concentration
#15
Huseyin Tombuloglu, Guzin Tombuloglu, Mehmet Serdal Sakcali, Ali Turkan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Hesham F Alharby, Shah Fahd, Waseem Mohammed Abdul
Gypsophila sphaerocephala is a naturally Boron (B) tolerant species that can grow around the B mining areas in Turkey, where the B concentration in soil reaches a lethal dose for plants (up to ∼8900mgkg(-1) (∼140mM). While its interesting survival capacity in extremely B containing soils, any molecular research has been conducted to understand its high tolerance mechanism yet. In the present study, we have performed a proteomic analysis of this plant to understand its high tolerance towards B-stress. Seedlings of G...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732030/identification-of-odorant-binding-proteins-and-chemosensory-proteins-in-microplitis-mediator-as-well-as-functional-characterization-of-chemosensory-protein-3
#16
Yong Peng, Shan-Ning Wang, Ke-Ming Li, Jing-Tao Liu, Yao Zheng, Shuang Shan, Ye-Qing Yang, Rui-Jun Li, Yong-Jun Zhang, Yu-Yuan Guo
Odorant binding proteins (OBPs) and chemosensory proteins (CSPs) play important roles in transporting semiochemicals through the sensillar lymph to olfactory receptors in insect antennae. In the present study, twenty OBPs and three CSPs were identified from the antennal transcriptome of Microplitis mediator. Ten OBPs (MmedOBP11-20) and two CSPs (MmedCSP2-3) were newly identified. The expression patterns of these new genes in olfactory and non-olfactory tissues were investigated by real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) measurement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732011/proteomics-analysis-reveals-a-dynamic-diurnal-pattern-of-photosynthesis-related-pathways-in-maize-leaves
#17
Dan Feng, Yanwei Wang, Tiegang Lu, Zhiguo Zhang, Xiao Han
Plant leaves exhibit differentiated patterns of photosynthesis rates under diurnal light regulation. Maize leaves show a single-peak pattern without photoinhibition at midday when the light intensity is maximized. This mechanism contributes to highly efficient photosynthesis in maize leaves. To understand the molecular basis of this process, an isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based proteomics analysis was performed to reveal the dynamic pattern of proteins related to photosynthetic reactions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731826/convergently-evolved-toxic-secondary-metabolites-in-plants-drive-the-parallel-molecular-evolution-of-insect-resistance
#18
Georg Petschenka, Vera Wagschal, Michael von Tschirnhaus, Alexander Donath, Susanne Dobler
Natural selection imposed by natural toxins has led to striking levels of convergent evolution at the molecular level. Cardiac glycosides represent a group of plant toxins that block the Na,K-ATPase, a vital membrane protein in animals. Several herbivorous insects have convergently evolved resistant Na,K-ATPases, and in some species, convergent gene duplications have also arisen, likely to cope with pleiotropic costs of resistance. To understand the genetic basis and predictability of these adaptations, we studied five independent lineages of leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae)...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731279/influence-of-l-amino-acids-on-aggregation-and-biofilm-formation-in-azotobacter-chroococcum-and-trichoderma-viride
#19
Velmourougane Kulandaivelu, Radha Prasanna
AIM: The effects of L-amino acids on growth and biofilm formation in Azotobacter chroococcum (Az) and Trichoderma viride (Tv) as single (Az, Tv) and staggered inoculated cultures (Az-Tv, Tv-Az) was investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: A preliminary study using a set of twenty L-amino acids, identified six amino acids (L-Glu, L-Gln, L-His, L-Ser, L-Thr, and L-Trp) which significantly enhanced growth and biofilm formation. Supplementation of these amino acids at different concentrations revealed that 40 mmol l(-1) was most effective...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731217/small-rnas-in-regulating-temperature-stress-response-in-plants
#20
Qing Liu, Shijuan Yan, Tifeng Yang, Shaohong Zhang, Yue-Qin Chen, Bin Liu
Due to global climate change, temperature stress has become one of the primary causes of crop losses worldwide. Much progress has been made in unraveling the complex stress response mechanisms in plants, particularly in the identification of temperature stress responsive protein-coding genes. Recently discovered microRNAs (miRNAs) and endogenous small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) have also been demonstrated as important players in plant temperature stress response. Using high-throughput sequencing, many small RNAs, especially miRNAs, have been identified to be triggered by cold or heat...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
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