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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339978/ozone-sensitive-arabidopsis-mutants-with-deficiencies-in-photorespiratory-enzymes
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Shoko Saji, Srinivas Bathula, Akihiro Kubo, Masanori Tamaoki, Mitsuko Aono, Tomoharu Sano, Kazuo Tobe, Stefan Timm, Hermann Bauwe, Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Hikaru Saji
An ozone-sensitive mutant was isolated from T-DNA-tagged lines of Arabidopsis thaliana. The T-DNA was inserted at a locus on chromosome 3, where two genes encoding glycolate oxidases, GOX1 and GOX2, peroxisomal enzymes involved in photorespiration, reside contiguously. The amounts of the mutant's foliar transcripts for these genes were reduced, and glycolate oxidase activity was approximately 60% of that of the wild-type plants. No difference in growth and appearance was observed between the mutant and the wild-type plants under normal conditions with ambient air under a light intensity of 100 µmol photons m-2 s-1...
February 21, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338757/acceleration-of-leaf-senescence-is-slowed-down-in-transgenic-barley-plants-deficient-in-the-dna-rna-binding-protein-whirly1
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Weronika Kucharewicz, Assaf Distelfeld, Wolfgang Bilger, Maren Müller, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Götz Hensel, Karin Krupinska
WHIRLY1 in barley was isolated as a potential regulator of the senescence-associated gene HvS40. In order to investigate whether the plastid-nucleus-located DNA/RNA-binding protein WHIRLY1 plays a role in regulation of leaf senescence, primary foliage leaves from transgenic barley plants with an RNAi-mediated knockdown of the WHIRLY1 gene were characterized by typical senescence parameters, namely pigment contents, function and composition of the photosynthetic apparatus, as well as expression of selected genes known to be either down- or up-regulated during leaf senescence...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335416/supplementation-with-phycocyanobilin-citrulline-taurine-and-supranutritional-doses-of-folic-acid-and-biotin-potential-for-preventing-or-slowing-the-progression-of-diabetic-complications
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Mark F McCarty
Oxidative stress, the resulting uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and loss of nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity, are key mediators of the vascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. Much of this oxidative stress arises from up-regulated nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity. Phycocyanobilin (PhyCB), the light-harvesting chromophore in edible cyanobacteria such as spirulina, is a biliverdin derivative that shares the ability of free bilirubin to inhibit certain isoforms of NADPH oxidase...
March 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334248/photoacclimation-by-arctic-cryoconite-phototrophs
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R G Perkins, E Bagshaw, L Mol, C J Williamson, D Fagan, M Gamble, M L Yallop
Cryoconite is a matrix of sediment, biogenic polymer and a microbial community which resides on glacier surfaces. The phototrophic component of this community is well adapted to this extreme environment, including high light stress. Photoacclimation of the cryoconite phototrophic community on Longyearbreen, Svalbard was investigated using in situ variable chlorophyll fluorescence. Rapid light curves (RLCs) and induction recovery curves were used to analyse PSII quantum efficiency, relative electron transport rate and forms of down regulation including non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) and state transitions in cyanobacteria...
February 18, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331535/rosettr-protocol-and-software-for-seedling-area-and-growth-analysis
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Filipa Tomé, Karel Jansseune, Bernadette Saey, Jack Grundy, Korneel Vandenbroucke, Matthew A Hannah, Henning Redestig
BACKGROUND: Growth is an important parameter to consider when studying the impact of treatments or mutations on plant physiology. Leaf area and growth rates can be estimated efficiently from images of plants, but the experiment setup, image analysis, and statistical evaluation can be laborious, often requiring substantial manual effort and programming skills. RESULTS: Here we present rosettR, a non-destructive and high-throughput phenotyping protocol for the measurement of total rosette area of seedlings grown in plates in sterile conditions...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331281/the-involvement-of-atf4-and-s-opsin-in-retinal-photoreceptor-cell-damage-induced-by-blue-led-light
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Emi Ooe, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoshiki Kuse, Saori Kobayashi, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
PURPOSE: Blue light is a high-energy emitting light with a short wavelength in the visible light spectrum. Blue light induces photoreceptor apoptosis and causes age-related macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa. In the present study, we investigated the roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress induced by blue light-emitting diode (LED) light exposure in murine photoreceptor cells. METHODS: The murine photoreceptor cell line was incubated and exposed to blue LED light (464 nm blue LED light, 450 lx, 3 to 24 h)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326554/chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-responding-to-high-light-a-role-for-2-propenal-acrolein
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Thomas Roach, Theresa Baur, Wolfgang Stöggl, Anja Krieger-Liszkay
High light causes photosystem II to generate singlet oxygen ((1) O2 ), a reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can react with membrane lipids, releasing reactive electrophile species (RES), such as acrolein. To investigate how RES may contribute to light stress responses, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was high light-treated in photoautotrophic and mixotrophic conditions and also in an oxygen-enriched atmosphere to elevate ROS production. The responses were compared to exogenous acrolein. Non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) was higher in photoautotrophic cells, as a consequence of a more de-epoxidized state of the xanthophyll cycle pool and more LHCSR3 protein, showing that photosynthesis was under more pressure than in mixotrophic cells...
March 21, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324506/induction-of-site-specific-oxidative-damage-at-telomeres-by-killerred-fused-shelretin-proteins
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Rong Tan, Li Lan
Chronic oxidative stress is the major endogenous metabolic stress and contributes directly to telomere shortening and senescence. Understanding the dysfunction of telomeres under oxidative stress will greatly facilitate healthy aging and advance the treatment of aging-related diseases. Here, we describe the KR-TEL (KillerRed induced DNA damage at telomeres) system that induces site-specific oxidative damage at telomeres. We have developed the KR-TEL system by fusing killerred with the shelterin component TRF1 (KR-TRF1) or other shelterin proteins...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323132/direct-participation-of-dna-in-the-formation-of-singlet-oxygen-and-base-damage-under-uva-irradiation
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Teiti Yagura, André Passaglia Schuch, Camila Carrião Machado Garcia, Clarissa Ribeiro Reily Rocha, Natália Cestari Moreno, José Pedro Friedmann Angeli, Davi Mendes, Divinomar Severino, Angelica Bianchini Sanchez, Paolo Di Mascio, Marisa Helena Gennari de Medeiros, Carlos Frederico Martins Menck
UVA light is hardly absorbed by the DNA molecule, but recent works point to a direct mechanism of DNA lesion by these wavelengths. UVA light also excite endogenous chromophores, which causes DNA damage through ROS. In this study, DNA samples were irradiated with UVA light in different conditions to investigate possible mechanisms involved in the induction of DNA damage. The different types of DNA lesions formed after irradiation were determined through the use of endonucleases, which recognize and cleave sites containing oxidized bases and cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), as well as through antibody recognition...
March 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322540/a-rapid-recovery-double-crosslinking-hydrogel-with-stable-mechanical-properties-and-high-resilience-triggered-by-visible-light
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Longxiang Zhu, Jianhui Qiu, Eiichi Sakai, Kazushi Ito
The designed tough hydrogels, depending on energy dissipation mechanism, possess excellent biocompatibility, stimuli-responsiveness and outstanding mechanical properties. However, the application of hydrogels are greatly limited in actuators and sensors for the lack of instantaneous recovery and resilience. In this work, we synthesized a double crosslinking polyacrylic acid hydrogel via a simple, one-pot, visible-light-trigger polymerization, where carboxymethyl cellulose as initiator and the first cross-linker, N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide (MBA) as the second cross-linker...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320327/metabolomics-analysis-reveals-the-metabolic-and-functional-roles-of-flavonoids-in-light-sensitive-tea-leaves
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Qunfeng Zhang, Meiya Liu, Jianyun Ruan
BACKGROUND: As the predominant secondary metabolic pathway in tea plants, flavonoid biosynthesis increases with increasing temperature and illumination. However, the concentration of most flavonoids decreases greatly in light-sensitive tea leaves when they are exposed to light, which further improves tea quality. To reveal the metabolism and potential functions of flavonoids in tea leaves, a natural light-sensitive tea mutant (Huangjinya) cultivated under different light conditions was subjected to metabolomics analysis...
March 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317383/design-rules-for-enhanced-interfacial-shear-response-in-functionalized-carbon-fiber-epoxy-composites
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Baris Demir, Luke C Henderson, Tiffany R Walsh
Carbon-fiber reinforced composites are ideal light-weighting candidates to replace traditional engineering materials. The mechanical performance of these composites results from a complex interplay of influences operating over several length and time scales. The mechanical performance may therefore be limited by many factors, one of which being the modest interfacial adhesion between the carbon fiber and the polymer. Chemical modification of the fiber, via surface grafting of molecules, is one possible strategy to enhance interactions across the fiber-polymer interface...
March 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314964/increased-intake-of-energy-dense-diet-and-negative-energy-balance-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-psychosocial-defeat
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Roberto Coccurello, Adele Romano, Giacomo Giacovazzo, Bianca Tempesta, Marco Fiore, Anna Maria Giudetti, Ilaria Marrocco, Fabio Altieri, Anna Moles, Silvana Gaetani
PURPOSE: Chronic exposure to stress may represent a risk factor for developing metabolic and eating disorders, mostly driven by the overconsumption of easily accessible energy-dense palatable food, although the mechanisms involved remain still unclear. In this study, we used an ethologically oriented murine model of chronic stress caused by chronic psychosocial defeat (CPD) to investigate the effects of unrestricted access to a palatable high fat diet (HFD) on food intake, body weight, energy homeostasis, and expression of different brain neuropeptides...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306346/risk-factors-for-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-multivariate-approach-in-a-case-control-study
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Irini Chatziralli, Stamatina A Kabanarou, Efstratios Parikakis, Alexandros Chatzirallis, Tina Xirou, Panagiotis Mitropoulos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the potential risk factors associated independently with central serous retinopathy (CSR) in a Greek population, using multivariate approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the study were 183 consecutive patients diagnosed with CSR and 183 controls, matched for age. All participants underwent complete ophthalmological examination and information regarding their sociodemographic, clinical, medical and ophthalmological history were recorded, so as to assess potential risk factors for CSR...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304398/characterization-of-the-polyphenol-oxidase-gene-family-reveals-a-novel-microrna-involved-in-posttranscriptional-regulation-of-ppos-in-salvia-miltiorrhiza
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Caili Li, Dongqiao Li, Jiang Li, Fenjuan Shao, Shanfa Lu
Salvia miltiorrhiza is a well-known material of traditional Chinese medicine. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms of phenolic acid biosynthesis and metabolism are important for S. miltiorrhiza quality improvement. We report here that S. miltiorrhiza contains 19 polyphenol oxidases (PPOs), forming the largest PPO gene family in plant species to our knowledge. Analysis of gene structures and sequence features revealed the conservation and divergence of SmPPOs. SmPPOs were differentially expressed in plant tissues and eight of them were predominantly expressed in phloem and xylem, indicating that some SmPPOs are functionally redundant, whereas the others are associated with different physiological processes...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303774/physiological-evaluation-of-personal-protective-ensembles-recommended-for-use-in-west-africa
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Aitor Coca, Tyler Quinn, Jung-Hyun Kim, Tianzhou Wu, Jeff Powell, Raymond Roberge, Ronald Shaffer
OBJECTIVE: Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides health care workers with a barrier to prevent human contact with viruses like Ebola and potential transmission of the disease. However, PPE can also introduce an additional physiological burden from potentially increased heat stress. This study evaluated the human physiological and subjective responses to continuous light exercise within environmental conditions similar to those in West Africa while wearing 3 different, commonly used PPE ensembles (E1, E2, and E3)...
March 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303390/the-hydroperoxide-lyase-branch-of-the-oxylipin-pathway-protects-against-photoinhibition-of-photosynthesis
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Tatyana Savchenko, Denis Yanykin, Andrew Khorobrykh, Vasily Terentyev, Vyacheslav Klimov, Katayoon Dehesh
This study describes a new role for hydroperoxide lyase branch of oxylipin biosynthesis pathway in protecting photosynthetic apparatus under high light conditions. Lipid-derived signaling molecules, oxylipins, produced by a multi-branch pathway are central in regulation of a wide range of functions. The two most known branches, allene oxide synthase (AOS) and 13-hydroperoxide lyase (HPL) pathways, are best recognized as producers of defense compounds against biotic challenges. In the present work, we examine the role of these two oxylipin branches in plant tolerance to the abiotic stress, namely excessive light...
March 16, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293249/transcriptomic-analysis-of-thermally-stressed-symbiodinium-reveals-differential-expression-of-stress-and-metabolism-genes
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Sarah L Gierz, Sylvain Forêt, William Leggat
Endosymbioses between dinoflagellate algae (Symbiodinium sp.) and scleractinian coral species form the foundation of coral reef ecosystems. The coral symbiosis is highly susceptible to elevated temperatures, resulting in coral bleaching, where the algal symbiont is released from host cells. This experiment aimed to determine the transcriptional changes in cultured Symbiodinium, to better understand the response of cellular mechanisms under future temperature conditions. Cultures were exposed to elevated temperatures (average 31°C) or control conditions (24...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291806/effects-of-silicon-on-oryza-sativa-l-seedling-roots-under-simulated-acid-rain-stress
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Shuming Ju, Ningning Yin, Liping Wang, Cuiying Zhang, Yukun Wang
Silicon (Si) has an important function in reducing the damage of environmental stress on plants. Acid rain is a serious abiotic stress factor, and Si can alleviate the stress induced by acid rain on plants. Based on these assumptions, we investigated the effects of silicon on the growth, root phenotype, mineral element contents, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and antioxidative enzymes of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedling roots under simulated acid rain (SAR) stress. The results showed that the combined or single effects of Si and/or SAR on rice roots depend on the concentration of Si and the pH of the SAR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290495/dramatic-changes-in-thermoelectric-power-of-germanium-under-pressure-printing-n-p-junctions-by-applied-stress
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Igor V Korobeinikov, Natalia V Morozova, Vladimir V Shchennikov, Sergey V Ovsyannikov
Controlled tuning the electrical, optical, magnetic, mechanical and other characteristics of the leading semiconducting materials is one of the primary technological challenges. Here, we demonstrate that the electronic transport properties of conventional single-crystalline wafers of germanium may be dramatically tuned by application of moderate pressures. We investigated the thermoelectric power (Seebeck coefficient) of p- and n-type germanium under high pressure to 20 GPa. We established that an applied pressure of several GPa drastically shifts the electrical conduction to p-type...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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