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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913741/aik1-a-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-modulates-abscisic-acid-responses-through-the-mkk5-mpk6-kinase-cascade
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Kun Li, Fengbo Yang, Guozeng Zhang, Shufei Song, Yuan Li, Yuchen Miao, Dongtao Ren, Chun-Peng Song
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade is an evolutionarily conserved signal transduction module involved in transducing extracellular signals to the nucleus for appropriate cellular adjustment. This cascade essentially consists of three components, a MAPK kinase kinase (MAPKKK), a MAPK kinase (MAPKK) and a MAPK, connected to each other by the event of phosphorylation. Here we report the characterization of a MAPKKK, AIK1, which regulates abscisic acid (ABA) responses in Arabidopsis. T-DNA insertion mutants of AIK1 showed insensitivity to ABA in terms of both root growth and stomatal response...
December 2, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907086/stcdpk3-phosphorylates-in-vitro-two-transcription-factors-involved-in-ga-and-aba-signaling-in-potato-strsg1-and-stabf1
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Carolina Grandellis, Elisa Fantino, María Noelia Muñiz García, Magalí Graciela Bialer, Franco Santin, Daniela Andrea Capiati, Rita María Ulloa
Calcium-dependent protein kinases, CDPKs, decode calcium (Ca2+) transients and initiate downstream responses in plants. In order to understand how CDPKs affect plant physiology, their specific target proteins must be identified. In tobacco, the bZIP transcription factor Repression of Shoot Growth (NtRSG) that modulates gibberellin (GA) content is a specific target of NtCDPK1. StCDPK3 from potato is homologous (88% identical) to NtCDPK1 even in its N-terminal variable domain. In this work, we observe that NtRSG is also phosphorylated by StCDPK3...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906048/comparative-effectiveness-of-abatacept-versus-tocilizumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-prior-tnfi-exposure-in-the-us-corrona-registry
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Leslie R Harrold, George W Reed, Daniel H Solomon, Jeffrey R Curtis, Mei Liu, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Joel M Kremer
BACKGROUND: We compared the effectiveness of abatacept (ABA) vs tocilizumab (TCA) in tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) experienced patients. METHODS: We identified rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from a large observational US cohort (1 January 2010-31 May 2014) who had discontinued at least one TNFi and initiated ABA or TCZ in moderate or high disease activity based on the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and had no prior exposure to the comparator drug...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904499/boric-acid-reduces-axonal-and-myelin-damage-in-experimental-sciatic-nerve-injury
#4
Zahir Kızılay, Haydar Ali Erken, Nesibe Kahraman Çetin, Serdar Aktaş, Burçin İrem Abas, Ali Yılmaz
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of boric acid in experimental acute sciatic nerve injury. Twenty-eight adult male rats were randomly divided into four equal groups (n = 7): control (C), boric acid (BA), sciatic nerve injury (I), and sciatic nerve injury + boric acid treatment (BAI). Sciatic nerve injury was generated using a Yasargil aneurysm clip in the groups I and BAI. Boric acid was given four times at 100 mg/kg to rats in the groups BA and BAI after injury (by gavage at 0, 24, 48 and 72 hours) but no injury was made in the group BA...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901636/protein-phosphatase-type-2c-pp2ca-together-with-abi1-inhibits-snrk2-4-activity-and-regulates-plant-responses-to-salinity
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Ewa Krzywińska, Anna Kulik, Maria Bucholc, Maria A Fernandez, Pedro L Rodriguez, Grażyna Dobrowolska
Protein phosphatases 2C (PP2Cs) are important regulators of plant responses to abiotic stress. It is established that clade A PP2Cs inhibit ABA-activated SNF1-related protein kinases 2 (SnRK2s). Our recently published results show that ABI1, a member of clade A of PP2C is also a negative regulator of SnRK2.4, a kinase not activated in response to ABA. Here, we show that another member of this clade - PP2CA, interacts with and inhibits SnRK2.4. The salt-induced SnRK2.4/SnRK2.10 activity is higher in abi1-2 pp2ca-1 mutant than in wild type or single abi1 or pp2ca mutants, indicating that both phosphatases are inhibitors of SnRK2...
November 30, 2016: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895660/ala-induced-flavonols-accumulation-in-guard-cells-is-involved-in-scavenging-h2o2-and-inhibiting-stomatal-closure-in-arabidopsis-cotyledons
#6
Yuyan An, Xinxin Feng, Longbo Liu, Lijun Xiong, Liangju Wang
5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a new plant growth regulator, can inhibit stomatal closure by reducing H2O2 accumulation in guard cells. Flavonols are a main kind of flavonoids and have been proposed as H2O2 scavengers in guard cells. 5-aminolevulinic acid can significantly improve flavonoids accumulation in plants. However, whether ALA increases flavonols content in guard cells and the role of flavonols in ALA-regulated stomatal movement remains unclear. In this study, we first demonstrated that ALA pretreatment inhibited ABA-induced stomatal closure by reducing H2O2 accumulation in guard cells of Arabidopsis seedlings...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895658/overexpression-of-a-hevea-brasiliensis-erbb-3-binding-protein-1-gene-increases-drought-tolerance-and-organ-size-in-arabidopsis
#7
Han Cheng, Xiang Chen, Jianshun Zhu, Huasun Huang
Rubber trees are economically important tropical tree species and the major source of natural rubber, which is an essential industrial material. This tropical perennial tree is susceptible to cold stress and other abiotic stresses, especially in the marginal northern tropics. Recent years, the genome sequencing and RNA-seq projects produced huge amount of sequence data, which greatly facilitated the functional genomics study. However, the characterization of individual functional gene is in urgent demands, especially for those involved in stress resistance...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895653/genome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-the-tubby-like-protein-family-in-the-malus-domestica-genome
#8
Jia-Ning Xu, Shan-Shan Xing, Zheng-Rong Zhang, Xue-Sen Chen, Xiao-Yun Wang
Tubby-like proteins (TLPs), which have a highly conserved β barrel tubby domain, have been found to be associated with some animal-specific characteristics. In the plant kingdom, more than 10 TLP family members were identified in Arabidopsis, rice and maize, and they were found to be involved in responses to stress. The publication of the apple genome makes it feasible to systematically study the TLP family in apple. In this investigation, nine TLP encoding genes (TLPs for short) were identified. When combined with the TLPs from other plant species, the TLPs were divided into three groups (group A, B, and C)...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895648/grape-ripening-is-regulated-by-deficit-irrigation-elevated-temperatures-according-to-cluster-position-in-the-canopy
#9
Olfa Zarrouk, Cecilia Brunetti, Ricardo Egipto, Carla Pinheiro, Tânia Genebra, Antonella Gori, Carlos M Lopes, Massimiliano Tattini, M Manuela Chaves
The impact of water deficit on berry quality has been extensively investigated during the last decades. Nonetheless, there is a scarcity of knowledge on the performance of varieties exposed to a combination of high temperatures/water stress during the growing season and under vineyard conditions. The objective of this research was to investigate the effects of two irrigation regimes, sustained deficit irrigation (SDI, 30% ETc) and regulated deficit irrigation (RDI, 15% ETc) and of two cluster positions within the canopy (east- and west-exposed sides) on berry ripening in red Aragonez (Tempranillo) grapevines...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892506/negative-feedback-regulation-of-aba-biosynthesis-in-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-a-transcription-factor-complex-inhibits-ahnced1-expression-during-water-stress
#10
Shuai Liu, Meijuan Li, Liangchen Su, Kui Ge, Limei Li, Xiaoyun Li, Xu Liu, Ling Li
Abscisic acid (ABA), a key plant stress-signaling hormone, is produced in response to drought and counteracts the effects of this stress. The accumulation of ABA is controlled by the enzyme 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase (NCED). In Arabidopsis, NCED3 is regulated by a positive feedback mechanism by ABA. In this study in peanut (Arachis hypogaea), we demonstrate that ABA biosynthesis is also controlled by negative feedback regulation, mediated by the inhibitory effect on AhNCED1 transcription of a protein complex between transcription factors AhNAC2 and AhAREB1...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892476/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-between-an-evolved-abscisic-acid-overproducing-mutant-botrytis-cinerea-tbc-a-and-its-ancestral-strain-botrytis-cinerea-tbc-6
#11
Zhongtao Ding, Zhi Zhang, Juan Zhong, Di Luo, Jinyan Zhou, Jie Yang, Liang Xiao, Dan Shu, Hong Tan
Abscisic acid (ABA) is a classical phytohormone which plays an important role in plant stress resistance. Moreover, ABA is also found to regulate the activation of innate immune cells and glucose homeostasis in mammals. Therefore, this 'stress hormone' is of great importance to theoretical research and agricultural and medical applications. Botrytis cinerea is a well-known phytopathogenic ascomycete that synthesizes ABA via a pathway substantially different from higher plants. Identification of the functional genes involved in ABA biosynthesis in B...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891171/a-rapid-approach-to-investigate-spatiotemporal-distribution-of-phytohormones-in-rice
#12
Wen-Jing Cai, Tian-Tian Ye, Qing Wang, Bao-Dong Cai, Yu-Qi Feng
BACKGROUND: Phytohormones play crucial roles in almost all stages of plant growth and development. Accurate and simultaneous determination of multiple phytohormones enabled us to better understand the physiological functions and the regulatory networks of phytohormones. However, simultaneous determination of multiple phytohormones in plant is still a challenge due to their low concentrations, structural and chemical diversity, and complex matrix of plant tissues. Therefore, development of a simple and selective method for the simultaneous determination of multiple phytohormones is highly needed...
2016: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890577/transcription-factors-regulating-uspa-genes-in-catharanthus%C3%A2-roseus
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Ahmed Bahieldin, Ahmed Atef, Ahmed M Shokry, Saleh Al-Karim, Sanaa G Al Attas, Nour O Gadallah, Sherif Edris, Magdy A Al-Kordy, Sabah M Hassan, Salah Abo-Aba, Fotouh M El-Domyati
RNA-Seq of the Catharanthus roseus SRA database was done in order to detect putative universal stress proteins (USPs) and their possible controlling factors. Previous analysis indicated the existence and characterization of uspA-like genes. In silico analysis of RNA-Seq database in several plant tissues revealed the possible functions and regulations of some uspA-like transcripts whose transcription factors (TFs) that might drive their expression were detected. BLAST indicated the existence of TF superfamilies erf (ethylene-responsive TF), bHLH (basic helix-loop-helix) and WRKY that might regulate several uspA-like genes...
November 24, 2016: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888122/the-sunflower-transcription-factor-hahb11-confers-tolerance-to-water-deficit-and-salinity-to-transgenic-arabidopsis-and-alfalfa-plants
#14
Julieta V Cabello, Jorge I Giacomelli, María C Gómez, Raquel L Chan
Homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) transcription factors are unique to the plant kingdom; members of subfamily I are known to be involved in abiotic stress responses. HaHB11 belongs to this subfamily and it was previously shown that it is able to confer improved yield and tolerance to flooding via a quiescent strategy. Here we show that HaHB11 expression is induced by ABA, NaCl and water deficit in sunflower seedlings and leaves. Arabidopsis transgenic plants expressing HaHB11, controlled either by its own promoter or by the constitutive 35S CaMV, presented rolled leaves and longer roots than WT when grown under standard conditions...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886773/a-novel-aptameric-biosensor-based-on-the-self-assembled-dna-ws2-nanosheet-architecture
#15
Aixue Li, Jian Zhang, Jichuan Qiu, Zhenhuan Zhao, Cheng Wang, Chunjiang Zhao, Hong Liu
It has been reported that tungsten disulfide (WS2) can bind single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) with high affinity while it has less affinity toward double stranded DNA (dsDNA). In this work, for the first time, the high affinity between WS2 and ssDNA was used to construct stable sensing interface for ATP detection. A DNA sequence with -SH at one end was first immobilized on Au electrode. WS2 nanosheets were immobilized on the SH-DNA/Au electrode surface due to the strong affinity between WS2 and ssDNA. Then the WS2 nanosheets were used to immobilize ATP binding aptamer (ABA) through the high affinity between WS2 and ssDNA, too...
January 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882833/evaluation-of-real-world-experience-with-tofacitinib-compared-with-adalimumab-etanercept-and-abatacept-in-ra-patients-with-1-previous-biologic-dmard-data-from-a-u-s-administrative-claims-database
#16
James Harnett, Robert Gerber, David Gruben, Andrew S Koenig, Connie Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-world data comparing tofacitinib with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics, treatment patterns, and costs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving tofacitinib versus the most common bDMARDs (adalimumab [ADA], etanercept [ETN], and abatacept [ABA]) following a single bDMARD in a U.S. administrative claims database. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients aged ≥ 18 years with an RA diagnosis (ICD-9-CM codes 714...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882409/the-pivotal-role-of-abscisic-acid-signaling-during-transition-from-seed-maturation-to-germination
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An Yan, Zhong Chen
Seed maturation and germination are two continuous developmental processes that link two distinct generations in spermatophytes; the precise genetic control of these two processes is, therefore, crucially important for the survival of the next generation. Pieces of experimental evidence accumulated so far indicate that a concerted action of endogenous signals and environmental cues is required to govern these processes. Plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) has been suggested to play a predominant role in directing seed maturation and maintaining seed dormancy under unfavorable environmental conditions until antagonized by gibberellins (GA) and certain environmental cues to allow the commencement of seed germination when environmental conditions are favorable; therefore, the balance of ABA and GA is a major determinant of the timing of seed germination...
November 23, 2016: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876840/transcriptome-profiling-shows-gene-regulation-patterns-in-ginsenoside-pathway-in-response-to-methyl-jasmonate-in-panax-quinquefolium-adventitious-root
#18
Juan Wang, Jinxin Li, Jianli Li, Shujie Liu, Xiaolei Wu, Jing Li, Wenyuan Gao
Here, we combine elicitors and transcriptomics to investigate the inducible biosynthesis of the ginsenoside from the Panax quinquefolium. Treatment of P. quinquefolium adventitious root with methyl jasmonate (MJ) results in an increase in ginsenoside content (43.66 mg/g compared to 8.32 mg/g in control group). Therefore, we sequenced the transcriptome of native and MJ treated adventitious root in order to elucidate the key differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the ginsenoside biosynthetic pathway. Through DEG analysis, we found that 5,759 unigenes were up-regulated and 6,389 unigenes down-regulated in response to MJ treatment...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873558/antenatal-depressive-symptoms-as-a-predictor-of-deterioration-in-perceived-social-support-across-the-perinatal-period-a-four-wave-cohort-study-in-turkey
#19
V Senturk, M Abas, M Dewey, O Berksun, R Stewart
BACKGROUND: In a perinatal cohort of women in urban and rural Turkey, we investigated associations between antenatal depressive symptoms and subsequent changes in perceived quality of key family relationships. METHOD: Of 730 women recruited in their third trimester (94.6% participation), 578 (79.2%) were reassessed at a mean of 4.1 (s.d. = 3.3) months after childbirth, 488 (66.8%) were reassessed at 13.7 (s.d. = 2.9) months, and 448 (61.4%) at 20.8 (s.d. = 2.7) months...
November 22, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872634/chlh-gun5-function-in-tetrapyrrole-metabolism-is-correlated-with-plastid-signaling-but-not-aba-responses-in-guard-cells
#20
Harue Ibata, Akira Nagatani, Nobuyoshi Mochizuki
Expression of Photosynthesis-Associated Nuclear Genes (PhANGs) is controlled by environmental stimuli and plastid-derived signals ("plastid signals") transmitting the developmental and functional status of plastids to the nucleus. Arabidopsis genomes uncoupled (gun) mutants exhibit defects in plastid signaling, leading to ectopic expression of PhANGs in the absence of chloroplast development. GUN5 encodes the plastid-localized Mg-chelatase enzyme subunit (CHLH), and recent studies suggest that CHLH is a multifunctional protein involved in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis, plastid signaling and ABA responses in guard cells...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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