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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097691/oilseed-rape-nac56-transcription-factor-modulates-reactive-oxygen-species-accumulation-and-hypersensitive-response-like-cell-death
#1
Qinqin Chen, Fangfang Niu, Jingli Yan, Bisi Chen, Feifei Wu, Xiaohua Guo, Bo Yang, Yuan-Qing Jiang
The NAC (NAM, ATAF1/2, CUC2) transcription factor gene family is plant-specific and plays diverse roles in development and responses to abiotic stresses and pathogen challenge. Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) or canola is an important oil crop worldwide, however, the function of NAC genes in it remains largely elusive. Here, we identified and characterized the NAC56 gene isolated from oilseed rape. Expression of BnaNAC56 was induced by abscisic acid (ABA), jasmonic acid (JA), methyl viologen (MV) and a necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, but repressed by cold...
January 18, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095733/decoding-crucial-lncrnas-implicated-in-neurogenesis-and-neurological-disorders
#2
R Ayana, Shailja Singh, Soumya Pati
Unraveling transcriptional heterogeneity and the labyrinthine nature of neurodevelopment can probe insights into neuropsychiatric disorders. It is noteworthy that adult neurogenesis is restricted to the Sub Ventricular and Sub Granular zones (SVZ/SGZ) of the brain. Recent studies suggest long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as an avant-garde class of regulators implicated in neurodevelopment. But, paucity exists in the knowledge regarding lncRNAs in neurogenesis and their associations with neurodevelopmental defects...
January 17, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095469/characterization-of-dof-transcription-factors-and-their-responses-to-osmotic-stress-in-poplar-populus-trichocarpa
#3
Han Wang, Shicheng Zhao, Yuchi Gao, Jingli Yang
The DNA-binding One Zinc Finger (Dof) genes are ubiquitous in many plant species and are especial transcription regulators that participate in plant growth, development and various procedures, including biotic and abiotic stress reactions. In this study, we identified 41 PtrDof members from Populus trichocarpa genomes and classified them into four groups. The conserved motifs and gene structures of some PtrDof genes belonging to the same subgroup were almost the same. The 41 PtrDof genes were dispersed on 18 of the 19 Populus chromosomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093875/what-are-the-evolutionary-origins-of-stomatal-responses-to-abscisic-acid-aba-in-land-plants
#4
Frances C Sussmilch, Timothy J Brodribb, Scott A M McAdam
The evolution of active stomatal closure in response to leaf water deficit, mediated by the hormone abscisic acid (ABA), has been the subject of recent debate. Two different models for the timing of the evolution of this response recur in the literature. A single-step model for stomatal control suggests that stomata evolved active, ABA-mediated control of stomatal aperture, when these structures first appeared, prior to the divergence of bryophyte and vascular plant lineages. In contrast, a gradualistic model for stomatal control proposes that the most basal vascular plant stomata responded passively to changes in leaf water status...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089983/detailed-analysis-of-the-articular-domain-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#5
Rada V Moerman, Suzanne Arends, Petra M Meiners, Arjan Vissink, Frederik K L Spijkervet, Frans G M Kroese, Elisabeth Brouwer, Hendrika Bootsma
OBJECTIVE: We used the 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) and the European League Against Rheumatism Sjögren's Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI) articular domain to assess the effect of rituximab (RTX) and abatacept (ABA) on articular involvement in primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Patients with pSS treated with RTX (n = 18) or ABA (n = 13) and having a DAS28 erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)/C-reactive protein (CRP) level ≥ 3.2 at baseline were selected...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074873/the-nac-type-transcription-factor-osnac2-regulates-aba-dependent-genes-and-abiotic-stress-tolerance-in-rice
#6
Jiabin Shen, Bo Lv, Liqiong Luo, Jianmei He, Chanjuan Mao, Dandan Xi, Feng Ming
Plants can perceive environmental changes and respond to external stressors. Here, we show that OsNAC2, a member of the NAC transcription factor family, was strongly induced by ABA and osmotic stressors such as drought and high salt. With reduced yields under drought conditions at the flowering stage, OsNAC2 overexpression lines had lower resistance to high salt and drought conditions. RNAi plants showed enhanced tolerance to high salinity and drought stress at both the vegetative and flowering stages. Furthermore, RNAi plants had improved yields after drought stress...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074634/arf2-coordinates-with-plethoras-and-pins-to-orchestrate-aba-mediated-root-meristem-activity-in-arabidopsis%C3%A2
#7
Sujittra Promchuea, Yujuan Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Jing Zhang, Zhizhong Gong
Multiple hormones, including abscisic acid (ABA) and auxin, regulate cell division and differentiation of Arabidopsis root meristems. AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR 2 (ARF2) functions as a negative regulator of ABA responses, as seed germination and primary root growth of arf2 mutants are hypersensitive to ABA. In this study, we found that ABA treatment reduced the expression levels of the PIN-FORMEDs (PIN) auxin efflux carriers, PIN1, PIN3, PIN4, and PIN7, to a greater extent in the root meristems of arf2-101 mutant than in the wild type...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073772/a-water-availability-gradient-reveals-the-deficit-level-required-to-affect-traits-in-potted-juvenile-eucalyptus-globulus
#8
Adam B McKiernan, Brad M Potts, Mark J Hovenden, Timothy J Brodribb, Noel W Davies, Thomas Rodemann, Scott A M McAdam, Julianne M O'Reilly-Wapstra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Drought leading to soil water deficit can have severe impacts on plants. Water deficit may lead to plant water stress and affect growth and chemical traits. Plant secondary metabolite (PSM) responses to water deficit vary between compounds and studies, with inconsistent reports of changes to PSM concentrations even within a single species. This disparity may result from experimental water deficit variation among studies, and so multiple water deficit treatments are used to fully assess PSM responses in a single species...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070585/effect-of-proline-on-biochemical-and-molecular-mechanisms-in-lettuce-lactuca-sativa-l-exposed-to-uv-b-radiation
#9
Ozkan Aksakal, Dilruba Tabay, Aslıhan Esringu, Feyza Icoglu Aksakal, Nevzat Esim
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the role of proline (Pro) in relieving UV-B radiation-induced oxidative stress in lettuce. Lettuce seedlings were exposed to 3.3 W m(-2) UV-B radiation for 12 h after pre-treatment sprayed with 20 mM Pro. The data for malondialdehyde (MDA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), endogenous Pro level, the activities of antioxidant enzymes [superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), and peroxidase (POD)], total phenolic concentration, antioxidant capacity, expression of phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL), γ-tocopherol methyltransferase (γ-TMT) and proline dehydrogenase (ProDH) genes, phytohormone levels such as abscisic acid (ABA), gibberellic acid (GA), indole acetic acid (IAA) and salicylic acid (SA), soluble sugars and organic acids were recorded...
January 10, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068641/oil-palm-drought-inducible-dreb1-induced-expression-of-dre-crt-and-non-dre-crt-containing-genes-in-lowland-transgenic-tomato-under-cold-and-peg-treatments
#10
Azzreena Mohamad Azzeme, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Maheran Abd Aziz, Puteri Edaroyati Megat Wahab
Dehydration-responsive element binding (DREB) transcription factor plays an important role in controlling the expression of abiotic stress responsive genes. An intronless oil palm EgDREB1 was isolated and confirmed to be a nuclear localized protein. Electrophoretic mobility shift and yeast one-hybrid assays validated its ability to interact with DRE/CRT motif. Its close evolutionary relation to the dicot NtDREB2 suggests a universal regulatory role. In order to determine its involvement in abiotic stress response, functional characterization was performed in oil palm seedlings subjected to different levels of drought severity and in EgDREB1 transgenic tomato seedlings treated by abiotic stresses...
December 27, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068551/investigating-task-inhibition-in-children-versus-adults-a-diffusion-model-analysis
#11
Stefanie Schuch, Kerstin Konrad
One can take n-2 task repetition costs as a measure of inhibition on the level of task sets. When switching back to a Task A after only one intermediate trial (ABA task sequence), Task A is thought to still be inhibited, leading to performance costs relative to task sequences where switching back to Task A is preceded by at least two intermediary trials (CBA). The current study investigated differences in inhibitory ability between children and adults by comparing n-2 task repetition costs in children (9-11years of age, N=32) and young adults (21-30years of age, N=32)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067583/environmental-nitrate-signals-through-abscisic-acid-in-the-root-tip
#12
Jeanne M Harris, Christine A Ondzighi-Assoume
Roots respond to changes in environmental nitrate with a localized stimulation of ABA levels in the root tip. This rise in ABA levels is due to the action of ER-localized β-GLUCOSIDASE 1, which releases bioactive ABA from the inactive ABA-glucose ester. The slow rise in root tip ABA levels stimulates expression of nitrate metabolic enzymes and simultaneously activates a negative feedback loop involving the protein phosphatase, ABI2, which reduces nitrate influx via the AtNPF6.3 transceptor. The rise in root-tip localized ABA also negatively regulates expression of the SCARECROW transcription factor, thus providing a sensitive mechanism for modulating root growth in response to environmental changes...
January 9, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063075/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-task-shifted-intervention-to-enhance-adherence-to-hiv-medication-and-improve-depression-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-zimbabwe-a-low-income-country-in-sub-saharan-africa
#13
Melanie Abas, Primrose Nyamayaro, Tarisai Bere, Emily Saruchera, Nomvuyo Mothobi, Victoria Simms, Walter Mangezi, Kirsty Macpherson, Natasha Croome, Jessica Magidson, Azure Makadzange, Steven Safren, Dixon Chibanda, Conall O'Cleirigh
Using a pilot trial design in an HIV care clinic in Zimbabwe, we randomised 32 adults with poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy and at least mild depression to either six sessions of Problem-Solving Therapy for adherence and depression (PST-AD) delivered by an adherence counsellor, or to Enhanced Usual Care (Control). Acceptability of PST-AD was high, as indicated by frequency of session attendance and through qualitative analyses of exit interviews. Fidelity was >80% for the first two sessions of PST-AD but fidelity to the adherence component of PST-AD dropped by session 4...
January 6, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062593/the-ratio-of-red-light-to-far-red-light-alters-arabidopsis-axillary-bud-growth-and-abscisic-acid-signalling-before-stem-auxin-changes
#14
Srinidhi V Holalu, Scott A Finlayson
Arabidopsis thaliana shoot branching is inhibited by a low red light to far red light ratio (R:FR, an indicator of competition), and by loss of phytochrome B function. Prior studies have shown that phytochrome B deficiency suppresses bud growth by elevating systemic auxin signalling, and that increasing the R:FR promotes the growth of buds suppressed by low R:FR by inhibiting bud abscisic acid (ABA) accumulation and signalling. Here, systemic auxin signalling and bud ABA signalling were examined in the context of rapid bud responses to an increased R:FR...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059081/aba-unresponsive-snrk2-protein-kinases-regulate-mrna-decay-under-osmotic-stress-in-plants
#15
Fumiyuki Soma, Junro Mogami, Takuya Yoshida, Midori Abekura, Fuminori Takahashi, Satoshi Kidokoro, Junya Mizoi, Kazuo Shinozaki, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki
Rapid changes in messenger RNA population are vital for plants to properly exert multiple adaptive responses under continuously changing stress conditions. Transcriptional activation mediated by the 'abscisic acid (ABA)-activated SnRK2 protein kinases-ABA-responsive element (ABRE)-binding proteins/ABRE-binding factors (AREB/ABFs)' signalling module is a crucial step in the expression of stress-inducible genes under osmotic stress conditions in Arabidopsis(1-4). In addition to transcriptional control, proper transcript levels of individual genes can be achieved by post-transcriptional regulation, but how this regulation functions under stress conditions and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive...
January 6, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058624/zebrafish-phenotypic-screen-identifies-novel-notch-antagonists
#16
Vithya Velaithan, Kazuhide Shaun Okuda, Mei Fong Ng, Norazwana Samat, Sze Wei Leong, Siti Munirah Mohd Faudzi, Faridah Abas, Khozirah Shaari, Sok Ching Cheong, Pei Jean Tan, Vyomesh Patel
Zebrafish represents a powerful in vivo model for phenotype-based drug discovery to identify clinically relevant small molecules. By utilizing this model, we evaluated natural product derived compounds that could potentially modulate Notch signaling that is important in both zebrafish embryogenesis and pathogenic in human cancers. A total of 234 compounds were screened using zebrafish embryos and 3 were identified to be conferring phenotypic alterations similar to embryos treated with known Notch inhibitors...
January 5, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058538/factors-influencing-the-choice-of-first-and-second-line-biologic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-real-life-data-from-the-italian-lorhen-registry
#17
Sara Monti, Catherine Klersy, Roberto Gorla, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Raffaele Pellerito, Enrico Fusaro, Giuseppe Paolazzi, Pier Andrea Rocchetta, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Antonio Marchesoni, Roberto Caporali
According to international recommendations, the selection of the biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (bDMARD) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is mainly left to the clinician's preference. We analyzed the real-life factors influencing the first-line choice or the switching strategy, focusing on the prescription of abatacept (ABA) or tocilizumab (TCZ) compared to TNFα inhibitors (TNFi). Patients enrolled in the Lombardy Rheumatology Network (LORHEN) Registry after January 1, 2010, when all considered bDMARD agents were available, were included...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056558/mechanisms-and-strategies-of-plant-defense-against-botrytis-cinerea
#18
Synan AbuQamar, Khaled Moustafa, Lam-Son Phan Tran
Biotic factors affect plant immune responses and plant resistance to pathogen infections. Despite the considerable progress made over the past two decades in manipulating genes, proteins and their levels from diverse sources, no complete genetic tolerance to environmental stresses has been developed so far in any crops. Plant defense response to pathogens, including Botrytis cinerea, is a complex biological process involving various changes at the biochemical, molecular (i.e. transcriptional) and physiological levels...
January 5, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055133/drought-coping-strategies-in-cotton-increased-crop-per-drop
#19
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Abid Ullah, Heng Sun, Xiyan Yang, Xianlong Zhang
The growth and yield of many crops, including cotton, are affected by water deficit. Cotton has evolved drought-specific as well as general morpho-physiological, biochemical and molecular responses to drought stress, which are discussed in this review. The key physiological responses against drought stress in cotton, including stomata closing, root development, cellular adaptations, photosynthesis, abscisic acid (ABA) and jasmonic acid (JA) production, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging, have been identified by researchers...
January 5, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055118/fret-in-a-synthetic-flavin-and-bilin-binding-protein
#20
Julian Simon, Aba Losi, Kai-Hong Zhao, Wolfgang Gärtner
The last decade has seen development and application of a large number of novel fluorescence-based techniques that have revolutionized fluorescence microscopy in life sciences. Preferred tags for such applications are genetically encoded fluorescent proteins (FP), mostly derivatives of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). Combinations of FPs with wavelength-separated absorption/fluorescence properties serve as excellent tools for molecular interaction studies, e.g., protein-protein complexes or enzyme-substrate complexes, based on the FRET phenomenon (Förster resonance energy transfer)...
January 5, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
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