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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933080/identification-of-a-dolabellane-type-diterpene-synthase-and-other-root-expressed-diterpene-synthases-in-arabidopsis
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Qiang Wang, Meirong Jia, Jung-Hyun Huh, Andrew Muchlinski, Reuben J Peters, Dorothea Tholl
Arabidopsis thaliana maintains a complex metabolism for the production of secondary or specialized metabolites. Such metabolites include volatile and semivolatile terpenes, which have been associated with direct and indirect defensive activities in flowers and leaves. In comparison, the structural diversity and function of terpenes in Arabidopsis roots has remained largely unexplored despite a substantial number of root-expressed genes in the Arabidopsis terpene synthase (TPS) gene family. We show that five root-expressed TPSs of an expanded subfamily-a type clade in the Arabidopsis TPS family function as class I diterpene synthases that predominantly convert geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) to different semi-volatile diterpene products, which are in part detectable at low levels in the ecotypes Columbia (Col) and Cape Verde Island (Cvi)...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932538/investigation-of-solid-particles-in-the-mainstream-aerosol-of-the-tobacco-heating-system-ths2-2-and-mainstream-smoke-of-a-3r4f-reference-cigarette
#2
P Pratte, S Cosandey, C Goujon Ginglinger
Combustion of biomass produces solid carbon particles, whereas their generation is highly unlikely when a biomass is heated instead of being burnt. For instance, in the Tobacco Heating System (THS2.2), the tobacco is heated below 350°C and no combustion takes place. Consequently, at this relatively low temperature, released compounds should form an aerosol consisting of suspended liquid droplets via a homogeneous nucleation process. To verify this assumption, mainstream aerosol generated by the heat-not-burn product, THS2...
December 8, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931115/secretory-structures-and-essential-oil-composition-in-stachys-officinalis-l-trevisan-subsp-officinalis-lamiaceae-from-italy
#3
Claudia Giuliani, Roberto Maria Pellegrino, Roberta Selvaggi, Corrado Tani, Bruno Tirillini, Laura Maleci Bini
The secretory structures and the volatile fraction of Stachys officinalis (L.) Trevisan subsp. officinalis (Lamiaceae) from Italy were studied for the first time. Peltate and small capitate trichomes were observed on the whole plant (leaves and inflorescences). In the peltate trichomes, an unusual polyphenols content was evidenced by the histochemical methods. The volatile fraction was obtained by a solvent extract from the distillation water of leaves and inflorescences and analysed by GC-MS. Forty-four constituents for leaves, representing 94...
December 8, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925471/lc-ms-ms-and-gc-ms-analyses-of-biologically-active-extracts-and-fractions-from-tunisian-juniperus-phoenice-leaves
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Henda Keskes, Sahla Belhadj, Lobna Jlail, Abdelfattah El Feki, Mohamed Damak, Sami Sayadi, Noureddine Allouche
CONTEXT: Despite some studies related to Juniperus phoenicea L. (Cupressaceae), phytochemical and biological investigations of this plant remain unexplored. OBJECTIVE: This work is the first report dealing with the identification and characterization of volatile components and flavonoids in hexane and methanol extracts from J. phoenicea leaves Materials and methods: Antioxidant activity of hexane, and methanol extracts from J. phoenicea leaves were determined by DPPH-radical scavenging assay...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925257/volatile-compounds-produced-by-lactobacillus-paracasei-during-oat-fermentation
#5
Sang Mi Lee, Jieun Oh, Byung-Serk Hurh, Gwi-Hwa Jeong, Young-Keum Shin, Young-Suk Kim
This study investigated the profiles of volatile compounds produced by Lactobacillus paracasei during oat fermentation using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry coupled with headspace solid-phase microextraction method. A total of 60 compounds, including acids, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, furan derivatives, hydrocarbons, ketones, sulfur-containing compounds, terpenes, and other compounds, were identified in fermented oat. Lipid oxidation products such as 2-pentylfuran, 1-octen-3-ol, hexanal, and nonanal were found to be the main contributors to oat samples fermented by L...
December 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924400/an-insight-into-the-secondary-metabolism-of-muscodor-yucatanensis-small-molecule-epigenetic-modifiers-induce-expression-of-secondary-metabolism-related-genes-and-production-of-new-metabolites-in-the-endophyte
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Masroor Qadri, Yedukondalu Nalli, Shreyans K Jain, Asha Chaubey, Asif Ali, Gary A Strobel, Ram A Vishwakarma, Syed Riyaz-Ul-Hassan
Muscodor spp. are proficient producers of bioactive volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with many potential applications. However, all members of this genus produce varying amounts and types of VOCs which suggests the involvement of epigenetics as a possible explanation. The members of this genus are poorly explored for the production of soluble compounds (extrolites). In this study, the polyketide synthase (PKS) and non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) genes from an endophyte, Muscodor yucatanensis Ni30, were cloned and sequenced...
December 6, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924121/overexpression-of-panax-ginseng-sesquiterpene-synthase-gene-confers-tolerance-against-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-tomato-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Sung-Joo Yoon, Johan Sukweenadhi, Altanzul Khorolragchaa, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Sathiyamoorthy Subramaniyam, Yeon-Ju Kim, Ho-Bin Kim, Mi-Jung Kim, Yu-Jin Kim, Deok-Chun Yang
Sesquiterpenes are an abundant group belonging to the terpenoid family, with a C15 structure comprise of three isoprene units. Many sesquiterpenes are volatile compounds and it act as chemical messenger in plant signalling, particularly in the defense mechanism against biotic and abiotic stresses. Panax ginseng Meyer is important medicinal herbs with various reported pharmacological efficacies in which its triterpenoid saponins, called ginsenosides, were mostly studied. However, there have been few studies on volatile sesquiterpenes compounds regulation on P...
October 2016: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923877/poison-and-alarm-the-asian-hornet-vespa-velutina-uses-sting-venom-volatiles-as-alarm-pheromone
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Ya-Nan Cheng, Ping Wen, Shi-Hao Dong, Ken Tan, James C Nieh
In colonial organisms, alarm pheromones can provide a key fitness advantage by enhancing colony defense and warning of danger. Learning which species use alarm pheromone and the key compounds involved therefore enhances our understanding of how this important signal has evolved. However, our knowledge of alarm pheromones is more limited in the social wasps and hornets as compared to the social bees and ants. Vespa velutina is an economically important and widespread hornet predator that attacks humans and honey bees...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919564/corrigendum-to-influence-of-physicochemical-parameters-and-high-pressure-processing-on-the-volatile-compounds-of-serrano-dry-cured-ham-after-prolonged-refrigerated-storage-meat-science-volume-2016-101-108
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918484/a-novel-wireless-wearable-volatile-organic-compound-voc-monitoring-device-with-disposable-sensors
#10
Yue Deng, Cheng Chen, Xiaojun Xian, Francis Tsow, Gaurav Verma, Rob McConnell, Scott Fruin, Nongjian Tao, Erica S Forzani
A novel portable wireless volatile organic compound (VOC) monitoring device with disposable sensors is presented. The device is miniaturized, light, easy-to-use, and cost-effective. Different field tests have been carried out to identify the operational, analytical, and functional performance of the device and its sensors. The device was compared to a commercial photo-ionization detector, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and carbon monoxide detector. In addition, environmental operational conditions, such as barometric change, temperature change and wind conditions were also tested to evaluate the device performance...
December 3, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918460/indoor-air-quality-in-the-metro-system-in-north-taiwan
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Ying-Yi Chen, Fung-Chang Sung, Mei-Lien Chen, I-Fang Mao, Chung-Yen Lu
Indoor air pollution is an increasing health concern, especially in enclosed environments such as underground subway stations because of increased global usage by urban populations. This study measured the indoor air quality of underground platforms at 10 metro stations of the Taipei Rapid Transit system (TRTS) in Taiwan, including humidity, temperature, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO₂), formaldehyde (HCHO), total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), ozone (O₃), airborne particulate matter (PM10 and PM2...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918108/toward-tunable-photonic-nanosheet-sensors-strong-influence-of-the-interlayer-cation-on-the-sensing-characteristics
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Pirmin Ganter, Leslie M Schoop, Bettina V Lotsch
An approach toward intercalant tunable nanosheet-based Fabry-Pérot sensors is presented. The intercalant tetrabutylammonium significantly increases the sensitivity of the photonic nose sensor to volatile organic compounds with increasing polarity, enabling polarity-driven color-coded vapor differentiation. Paired with the improved millisecond response times for polar vapors, vapor imaging with spatio-temporal resolution is within reach.
December 5, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917180/role-of-the-gacs-sensor-kinase-in-the-regulation-of-volatile-production-by-plant-growth-promoting-pseudomonas-fluorescens-sbw25
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Xu Cheng, Viviane Cordovez, Desalegn W Etalo, Menno van der Voort, Jos M Raaijmakers
In plant-associated Pseudomonas species, the production of several secondary metabolites and exoenzymes is regulated by the GacS/GacA two-component regulatory system (the Gac-system). Here, we investigated if a mutation in the GacS sensor kinase affects the production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in P. fluorescens SBW25 (Pf.SBW25) and how this impacts on VOCs-mediated growth promotion and induced systemic resistance of Arabidopsis and tobacco. A total of 205 VOCs were detected by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry for Pf...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916960/detection-of-volatile-metabolites-derived-from-garlic-allium-sativum-in-human-urine
#14
Laura Scheffler, Yvonne Sauermann, Anja Heinlein, Constanze Sharapa, Andrea Buettner
The metabolism and excretion of flavor constituents of garlic, a common plant used in flavoring foods and attributed with several health benefits, in humans is not fully understood. Likewise, the physiologically active principles of garlic have not been fully clarified to date. It is possible that not only the parent compounds present in garlic but also its metabolites are responsible for the specific physiological properties of garlic, including its influence on the characteristic body odor signature of humans after garlic consumption...
December 1, 2016: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916328/-the-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacterium-arthrobacter-agilis-umcv2-endophytically-colonizes-medicago-truncatula
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Maria Elizabeth Aviles-Garcia, Idolina Flores-Cortez, Christian Hernández-Soberano, Gustavo Santoyo, Eduardo Valencia-Cantero
Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2 is a rhizosphere bacterium that promotes legume growth by solubilization of iron, which is supplied to the plant. A second growth promotion mechanism produces volatile compounds that stimulate iron uptake activities. Additionally, A. agilis UMCV2 is capable of inhibiting the growth of phytopathogens. A combination of quantitative polymerase chain reaction and fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques were used here to detect and quantify the presence of the bacterium in the internal tissues of the legume Medicago truncatula...
December 1, 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916309/optical-properties-of-secondary-organic-aerosols-derived-from-long-chain-alkanes-under-various-nox-and-seed-conditions
#16
Junling Li, Kun Li, Weigang Wang, Jing Wang, Chao Peng, Maofa Ge
Long-chain alkanes are a type of important intermediate-volatile organic compounds (IVOCs) in the atmosphere, which contribute to a large proportion of secondary organic aerosol (SOA). However, the optical properties of SOA derived from long-chain alkanes remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the refractive index (RI) of SOA derived from photo-oxidation of dodecane (C12), pentadecane (C15) and heptadecane (C17) under low-NOx and high-NOx conditions with the absence or presence of inorganic aerosol seeds...
December 1, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915467/the-physics-of-pollinator-attraction
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Edwige Moyroud, Beverley J Glover
Contents 1 I. 1 II. 1 III. 3 IV. 4 V. 4 4 References 5 SUMMARY: This Tansley Insight focuses on recent advances in our understanding of how flowers manipulate physical forces to attract animal pollinators and ensure reproductive success. Research has traditionally explored the role of chemical pigments and volatile organic compounds as cues for pollinators, but recent reports have demonstrated the importance of physical and structural means of pollinator attraction. Here we explore the role of petal microstructure in influencing floral light capture and optics, analysing colour, gloss and polarization effects...
December 4, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915427/observed-volatilization-fluxes-of-s-metolachlor-and-benoxacor-applied-on-soil-with-and-without-crop-residues
#18
C Bedos, L Alletto, B Durand, O Fanucci, A Brut, M Bourdat-Deschamps, S Giuliano, B Loubet, E Ceschia, P Benoit
Volatilization may represent a major dissipation pathway for pesticides applied to soils or crops, and these losses may be modified by soil surface conditions or in the presence of plant residues. This paper investigates the effect of surface conditions on volatilization through experimental results. The two experiments consisted of volatilization flux measurements for 3 days after an application of S-metolachlor together with benoxacor: one with two wind tunnels to compare the effect of the presence of crop residues on the soil on volatilization losses and another one at the field scale from bare soil without crop residues...
December 3, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915269/effect-of-ph-on-the-interaction-of-volatile-compounds-with-the-myofibrillar-proteins-of-duck-meat
#19
Q L Yang, X W Lou, Y Wang, D D Pan, Y Y Sun, J X Cao
In order to clarify the influence of curing agents on the flavor of duck, the effect of pH on the surface hydrophobicity, secondary structures, and adsorption capacity of myofibrillar proteins to alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and esters was assessed using Raman spectroscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, and other methodologies. The hydrophobicity decreased as pH increased from 5.0 to 8.0; β-turn turned into α-helix and random coil as pH increased from 5.0 to 7.0, while α-helix and random coil turned into β-sheet and β-turn as pH increased from 7...
December 3, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915197/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometric-determination-of-propofol-in-rat-serum-and-hair-at-attogram-level-after-derivatization-with-3-bromomethyl-propyphenazone
#20
Alaa Khedr, Soad S Abd El-Hay, Ahmed K Kammoun
A sensitive, selective and precise liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for determination of propofol (PRO) in rat serum and hair has been developed. 3-Bromomethyl-propyphenazone was used as derivatization reagent forming propofol-methyl-propyphenazone compound. The derivatization reaction was optimized and validated for maximum MS sensitivity. The MS instrumental sensitivity reached to 10 attogram. The serum samples were extracted by using Chromabond C8 columns, while hair samples extracted with methanol...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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