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  1. Engineering of complex protein sialylation in plants

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    Kallolimath, Somanath; Castilho, Alexandra; Strasser, Richard; Grünwald-Gruber, Clemens; Altmann, Friedrich; Strubl, Sebastian; Galuska, Christina Elisabeth; Zlatina, Kristina; Galuska, Sebastian Peter; Werner, Stefan; Thiesler, Hauke; Werneburg, Sebastian; Hildebrandt, Herbert; Gerardy-Schahn, Rita; Steinkellner, Herta

    2016-01-01

    Sialic acids (Sias) are abundant terminal modifications of protein-linked glycans. A unique feature of Sia, compared with other monosaccharides, is the formation of linear homo-polymers, with its most complex form polysialic acid (polySia). Sia and polySia mediate diverse biological functions and have great potential for therapeutic use. However, technological hurdles in producing defined protein sialylation due to the enormous structural diversity render their precise investigation a challenge. Here, we describe a plant-based expression platform that enables the controlled in vivo synthesis of sialylated structures with different interlinkages and degree of polymerization (DP). The approach relies on a combination of stably transformed plants with transient expression modules. By the introduction of multigene vectors carrying the human sialylation pathway into glycosylation-destructed mutants, transgenic plants that sialylate glycoproteins in α2,6- or α2,3-linkage were generated. Moreover, by the transient coexpression of human α2,8-polysialyltransferases, polySia structures with a DP >40 were synthesized in these plants. Importantly, plant-derived polySia are functionally active, as demonstrated by a cell-based cytotoxicity assay and inhibition of microglia activation. This pathway engineering approach enables experimental investigations of defined sialylation and facilitates a rational design of glycan structures with optimized biotechnological functions. PMID:27444013

  2. Protein Sialylation Regulates a Gene Expression Signature that Promotes Breast Cancer Cell Pathogenicity.

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    Kohnz, Rebecca A; Roberts, Lindsay S; DeTomaso, David; Bideyan, Lara; Yan, Peter; Bandyopadhyay, Sourav; Goga, Andrei; Yosef, Nir; Nomura, Daniel K

    2016-08-19

    Many mechanisms have been proposed for how heightened aerobic glycolytic metabolism fuels cancer pathogenicity, but there are still many unexplored pathways. Here, we have performed metabolomic profiling to map glucose incorporation into metabolic pathways upon transformation of mammary epithelial cells by 11 commonly mutated human oncogenes. We show that transformation of mammary epithelial cells by oncogenic stimuli commonly shunts glucose-derived carbons into synthesis of sialic acid, a hexosamine pathway metabolite that is converted to CMP-sialic acid by cytidine monophosphate N-acetylneuraminic acid synthase (CMAS) as a precursor to glycoprotein and glycolipid sialylation. We show that CMAS knockdown leads to elevations in intracellular sialic acid levels, a depletion of cellular sialylation, and alterations in the expression of many cancer-relevant genes to impair breast cancer pathogenicity. Our study reveals the heretofore unrecognized role of sialic acid metabolism and protein sialylation in regulating the expression of genes that maintain breast cancer pathogenicity.

  3. Human surfactant protein A2 gene mutations impair dimmer/trimer assembly leading to deficiency in protein sialylation and secretion.

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    Yi Song

    Full Text Available Surfactant protein A2 (SP-A2 plays an essential role in surfactant metabolism and lung host defense. SP-A2 mutations in the carbohydrate recognition domain have been related to familial pulmonary fibrosis and can lead to a recombinant protein secretion deficiency in vitro. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanism of protein secretion deficiency and the subsequent biological effects in CHO-K1 cells expressing both wild-type and several different mutant forms of SP-A2. We demonstrate that the SP-A2 G231V and F198S mutants impair the formation of dimmer/trimer SP-A2 which contributes to the protein secretion defect. A deficiency in sialylation, but not N-linked glycosylation, is critical to the observed dimmer/trimer impairment-induced secretion defect. Furthermore, both mutant forms accumulate in the ER and form NP-40-insoluble aggregates. In addition, the soluble mutant SP-A2 could be partially degraded through the proteasome pathway but not the lysosome or autophagy pathway. Intriguingly, 4-phenylbutyrate acid (4-PBA, a chemical chaperone, alleviates aggregate formation and partially rescued the protein secretion of SP-A2 mutants. In conclusion, SP-A2 G231V and F198S mutants impair the dimmer/trimer assembly, which contributes to the protein sialylation and secretion deficiency. The intracellular protein mutants could be partially degraded through the proteasome pathway and also formed aggregates. The treatment of the cells with 4-PBA resulted in reduced aggregation and rescued the secretion of mutant SP-A2.

  4. Hepatitis B virus X protein specially regulates the sialyl lewis a synthesis among glycosylation events for metastasis.

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    Chung, Tae-Wook; Kim, Seok-Jo; Choi, Hee-Jung; Song, Kwon-Ho; Jin, Un-Ho; Yu, Dae-Yeul; Seong, Je-Kyung; Kim, Jong-Guk; Kim, Keuk-Jun; Ko, Jeong-Heon; Ha, Ki-Tae; Lee, Young-Choon; Kim, Cheorl-Ho

    2014-09-25

    The metastasis of hematogenous cancer cells is associated with abnormal glycosylation such as sialyl lewis antigens. Although the hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) plays important role in liver disease, the precise function of HBx on aberrant glycosylation for metastasis remains unclear. The human hepatocellular carcinoma tissues, HBx transgenic mice and HBx-transfected cells were used to check the correlation of expressions between HBx and Sialyl lewis antigen for cancer metastasis. To investigate whether expression levels of glycosyltransferases induced in HBx-transfected cells are specifically associated with sialyl lewis A (SLA) synthesis, which enhances metastasis by interaction of liver cancer cells with endothelial cells, ShRNA and siRNAs targeting specific glycosyltransferases were used. HBx expression in liver cancer region of HCC is associated with the specific synthesis of SLA. Furthermore, the SLA was specifically induced both in liver tissues from HBx-transgenic mice and in in vitro HBx-transfected cells. HBx increased transcription levels and activities of α2-3 sialyltransferases (ST3Gal III), α1-3/4 fucosyltransferases III and VII (FUT III and VII) genes, which were specific for SLA synthesis, allowing dramatic cell-cell adhesion for metastatic potential. Interestingly, HBx specifically induced expression of N-acetylglucosamine-β1-3 galactosyltransferase V (β1-3GalT 5) gene associated with the initial synthesis of sialyl lewis A, but not β1-4GalT I. The β1-3GalT 5 shRNA suppressed SLA expression by HBx, blocking the adhesion of HBx-transfected cells to the endothelial cells. Moreover, β1-3GalT 5 silencing suppressed lung metastasis of HBx-transfected cells in in vivo lung metastasis system. HBx targets the specific glycosyltransferases for the SLA synthesis and this process regulates hematogenous cancer cell adhesion to endothelial cells for cancer metastasis.

  5. Generation of biologically active multi-sialylated recombinant human EPOFc in plants.

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    Alexandra Castilho

    Full Text Available Hyperglycosylated proteins are more stable, show increased serum half-life and less sensitivity to proteolysis compared to non-sialylated forms. This applies particularly to recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO. Recent progress in N-glycoengineering of non-mammalian expression hosts resulted in in vivo protein sialylation at great homogeneity. However the synthesis of multi-sialylated N-glycans is so far restricted to mammalian cells. Here we used a plant based expression system to accomplish multi-antennary protein sialylation. A human erythropoietin fusion protein (EPOFc was transiently expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana ΔXTFT, a glycosylation mutant that lacks plant specific N-glycan residues. cDNA of the hormone was co-delivered into plants with the necessary genes for (i branching (ii β1,4-galactosylation as well as for the (iii synthesis, transport and transfer of sialic acid. This resulted in the production of recombinant EPOFc carrying bi- tri- and tetra-sialylated complex N-glycans. The formation of this highly complex oligosaccharide structure required the coordinated expression of 11 human proteins acting in different subcellular compartments at different stages of the glycosylation pathway. In vitro receptor binding assays demonstrate the generation of biologically active molecules. We demonstrate the in planta synthesis of one of the most complex mammalian glycoforms pointing to an outstanding high degree of tolerance to changes in the glycosylation pathway in plants.

  6. Intrinsic hepatocyte dedifferentiation is accompanied by upregulation of mesenchymal markers, protein sialylation and core alpha 1,6 linked fucosylation

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    Mehta, Anand; Comunale, Mary Ann; Rawat, Siddhartha; Casciano, Jessica C.; Lamontagne, Jason; Herrera, Harmin; Ramanathan, Aarti; Betesh, Lucy; Wang, Mengjun; Norton, Pamela; Steel, Laura F.; Bouchard, Michael J.

    2016-01-01

    Alterations in N-linked glycosylation have long been associated with cancer but for the most part, the reasons why have remained poorly understood. Here we show that increased core fucosylation is associated with de-differentiation of primary hepatocytes and with the appearance of markers indicative of a transition of cells from an epithelial to a mesenchymal state. This increase in core fucosylation was associated with increased levels of two enzymes involved in α-1,6 linked fucosylation, GDP-mannose 4, 6-dehydratase (Gmds) and to a lesser extent fucosyltransferase 8 (Fut8). In addition, the activation of cancer-associated cellular signaling pathways in primary rat hepatocytes can increase core fucosylation and induce additional glycoform alterations on hepatocyte proteins. Specifically, we show that increased levels of protein sialylation and α-1,6-linked core fucosylation are observed following activation of the β-catenin pathway. Activation of the Akt signaling pathway or induction of hypoxia also results in increased levels of fucosylation and sialylation. We believe that this knowledge will help in the better understanding of the genetic factors associated with altered glycosylation and may allow for the development of more clinically relevant biomarkers. PMID:27328854

  7. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) host cell engineering to increase sialylation of recombinant therapeutic proteins by modulating sialyltransferase expression.

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    Lin, Nan; Mascarenhas, Joaquina; Sealover, Natalie R; George, Henry J; Brooks, Jeanne; Kayser, Kevin J; Gau, Brian; Yasa, Isil; Azadi, Parastoo; Archer-Hartmann, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    N-Glycans of human proteins possess both α2,6- and α2,3-linked terminal sialic acid (SA). Recombinant glycoproteins produced in Chinese hamster overy (CHO) only have α2,3-linkage due to the absence of α2,6-sialyltransferase (St6gal1) expression. The Chinese hamster ST6GAL1 was successfully overexpressed using a plasmid expression vector in three recombinant immunoglobulin G (IgG)-producing CHO cell lines. The stably transfected cell lines were enriched for ST6GAL1 overexpression using FITC-Sambucus nigra (SNA) lectin that preferentially binds α2,6-linked SA. The presence of α2,6-linked SA was confirmed using a novel LTQ Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (LTQ MS) method including MSn fragmentation in the enriched ST6GAL1 Clone 27. Furthermore, the total SA (mol/mol) in IgG produced by the enriched ST6GAL1 Clone 27 increased by 2-fold compared to the control. For host cell engineering, the CHOZN(®) GS host cell line was transfected and enriched for ST6GAL1 overexpression. Single-cell clones were derived from the enriched population and selected based on FITC-SNA staining and St6gal1 expression. Two clones ("ST6GAL1 OE Clone 31 and 32") were confirmed for the presence of α2,6-linked SA in total host cell protein extracts. ST6GAL1 OE Clone 32 was subsequently used to express SAFC human IgG1. The recombinant IgG expressed in this host cell line was confirmed to have α2,6-linked SA and increased total SA content. In conclusion, overexpression of St6gal1 is sufficient to produce recombinant proteins with increased sialylation and more human-like glycoprofiles without combinatorial engineering of other sialylation pathway genes. This work represents our ongoing effort of glycoengineering in CHO host cell lines for the development of "bio-better" protein therapeutics and cell culture vaccine production.

  8. Understanding Alzheimer's disease by global quantification of protein phosphorylation and sialylated N-linked glycosylation profiles

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    Lassen, Pernille S.; Thygesen, Camilla; Larsen, Martin R.

    2017-01-01

    elucidated them in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Here, we comprehensively review Alzheimer's pathology in relation to protein phosphorylation and glycosylation on synaptic plasticity from neuroproteomics data. Moreover, we highlight several mass spectrometry-based sample processing...... technologies including an in-house developed TiO2-SIMAC-TiO2-based enrichment protocol to isolate and enrich phosphorylated and glycosylated peptides enabling to elucidate hopefully new early disease biomarkers....

  9. A Panel of Recombinant Mucins Carrying a Repertoire of Sialylated O-Glycans Based on Different Core Chains for Studies of Glycan Binding Proteins

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    Reeja Maria Cherian

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Sialylated glycans serve as key elements of receptors for many viruses, bacteria, and bacterial toxins. The microbial recognition and their binding specificity can be affected by the linkage of the terminal sugar residue, types of underlying sugar chains, and the nature of the entire glycoconjugate. Owing to the pathobiological significance of sialylated glycans, we have engineered Chinese hamster ovary (CHO cells to secrete mucin-type immunoglobulin-fused proteins carrying terminal α2,3- or α2,6-linked sialic acid on defined O-glycan core saccharide chains. Besides stably expressing P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1/mouse immunoglobulin G2b cDNA (PSGL-1/mIgG2b, CHO cells were stably transfected with plasmids encoding glycosyltransferases to synthesize core 2 (GCNT1, core 3 (B3GNT6, core 4 (GCNT1 and B3GNT6, or extended core 1 (B3GNT3 chains with or without the type 1 chain-encoding enzyme B3GALT5 and ST6GAL1. Western blot and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis confirmed the presence of core 1, 2, 3, 4, and extended core 1 chains carrying either type 1 (Galb3GlcNAc or type 2 (Galb4GlcNAc outer chains with or without α2,6-linked sialic acids. This panel of recombinant mucins carrying a repertoire of sialylated O-glycans will be important tools in studies aiming at determining the fine O-glycan binding specificity of sialic acid-specific microbial adhesins and mammalian lectins.

  10. Structural Analysis of Variable Domain Glycosylation of Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Reveals the Presence of Highly Sialylated Glycans.

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    Hafkenscheid, Lise; Bondt, Albert; Scherer, Hans U; Huizinga, Tom W J; Wuhrer, Manfred; Toes, René E M; Rombouts, Yoann

    2017-02-01

    Recently, we showed the unexpectedly high abundance of N-linked glycans on the Fab-domain of Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibodies (ACPA). As N-linked glycans can mediate a variety of biological functions, we now aimed at investigating the structural composition of the Fab-glycans of ACPA-IgG to better understand their mediated biological effects. ACPA-IgG and noncitrulline specific (control) IgG from plasma and/or synovial fluid of nine ACPA positive rheumatoid arthritis patients were affinity purified. The N-linked glycosylation of total, Fc and F(ab')2 fragments, as well as heavy and light chains of ACPA-IgG and control IgG were analyzed by UHPLC and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The Fc-glycosylation of ACPA-IgG and IgG was analyzed at the glycopeptide level using LC-MS. The structural analyses revealed that ACPA-IgG molecules contain highly sialylated glycans in their Fab-domain. Importantly, Fab-glycans were estimated to be present on over 90% of ACPA-IgG, which is five times higher than in control IgG isolated from the same patients. This feature was more prominent on ACPA isolated from synovial fluid compared with peripheral blood. These observations provide the first evidence pointing to the ability of ACPA-IgG to mediate novel immunological activities, for example through binding specific lectins via hyper-sialylated Fab-glycans. © 2017 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  11. Production of Highly Sialylated Recombinant Glycoproteins Using Ricinus communis Agglutinin-I-Resistant CHO Glycosylation Mutants.

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    Goh, John S Y; Chan, Kah Fai; Song, Zhiwei

    2015-01-01

    The degree of sialylation of therapeutic glycoproteins affects its circulatory half-life and efficacy because incompletely sialylated glycoproteins are cleared from circulation by asialoglycoprotein receptors present in the liver cells. Mammalian expression systems, often employed in the production of these glycoprotein drugs, produce heterogeneously sialylated products. Here, we describe how to produce highly sialylated glycoproteins using a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell glycosylation mutant called CHO-gmt4 with human erythropoietin (EPO) as a model glycoprotein. The protocol describes how to isolate and characterize the CHO glycosylation mutants and how to assess the sialylation of the recombinant protein using isoelectric focusing (IEF). It further describes how to inactivate the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) gene in these cells using zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology to enable gene amplification and the generation of stable cell lines producing highly sialylated EPO.

  12. Reversible off and on switching of prion infectivity via removing and reinstalling prion sialylation

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    Katorcha, Elizaveta; Daus, Martin L.; Gonzalez-Montalban, Nuria; Makarava, Natallia; Lasch, Peter; Beekes, Michael; Baskakov, Ilia V.

    2016-01-01

    The innate immune system provides the first line of defense against pathogens. To recognize pathogens, this system detects a number of molecular features that discriminate pathogens from host cells, including terminal sialylation of cell surface glycans. Mammalian cell surfaces, but generally not microbial cell surfaces, have sialylated glycans. Prions or PrPSc are proteinaceous pathogens that lack coding nucleic acids but do possess sialylated glycans. We proposed that sialylation of PrPSc is essential for evading innate immunity and infecting a host. In this study, the sialylation status of PrPSc was reduced by replicating PrPSc in serial Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification using sialidase-treated PrPC substrate and then restored to original levels by replication using non-treated substrate. Upon intracerebral administration, all animals that received PrPSc with original or restored sialylation levels were infected, whereas none of the animals that received PrPSc with reduced sialylation were infected. Moreover, brains and spleens of animals from the latter group were completely cleared of prions. The current work established that the ability of prions to infect the host via intracerebral administration depends on PrPSc sialylation status. Remarkably, PrPSc infectivity could be switched off and on in a reversible manner by first removing and then restoring PrPSc sialylation. PMID:27609323

  13. Understanding of decreased sialylation of Fc-fusion protein in hyperosmotic recombinant Chinese hamster ovary cell culture: N-glycosylation gene expression and N-linked glycan antennary profile.

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    Lee, Jong Hyun; Jeong, Yeong Ran; Kim, Yeon-Gu; Lee, Gyun Min

    2017-03-07

    To understand the effects of hyperosmolality on protein glycosylation, recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (rCHO) cells producing the Fc-fusion protein were cultivated in hyperosmolar medium resulting from adding NaCl (415 mOsm/kg). The hyperosmotic culture showed increased specific Fc-fusion protein productivity (qFc ) but a decreased proportion of acidic isoforms and sialic acid content of the Fc-fusion protein. The intracellular and extracellular sialidase activities in the hyperosmotic cultures were similar to those in the control culture (314 mOsm/kg), indicating that reduced sialylation of Fc-fusion protein at hyperosmolality was not due to elevated sialidase activity. Expression of 52 N-glycosylation-related genes was assessed by the NanoString nCounter system, which provides a direct digital readout using custom-designed color-coded probes. After three days of hyperosmotic culture, nine genes (ugp, slc35a3, slc35d2, gcs1, manea, mgat2, mgat5b, b4galt3, and b4galt4) were differentially expressed over 1.5-fold of the control, and all these genes were down-regulated. N-linked glycan analysis by anion exchange and hydrophilic interaction HPLC showed that the proportion of highly sialylated (di-, tri-, tetra-) and tetra-antennary N-linked glycans was significantly decreased upon hyperosmotic culture. Addition of betaine, an osmoprotectant, to the hyperosmotic culture significantly increased the proportion of highly sialylated and tetra-antennary N-linked glycans (P ≤ 0.05), while it increased the expression of the N-glycan branching/antennary genes (mgat2 and mgat4b). Thus, decreased expression of the genes with roles in the N-glycan biosynthesis pathway correlated with reduced sialic acid content of Fc-fusion protein caused by hyperosmolar conditions. Taken together, the results obtained in this study provide a better understanding of the detrimental effects of hyperosmolality on N-glycosylation, especially sialylation, in rCHO cells. This article is protected

  14. Phylogenetic relationship of the kingdoms Animalia, Plantae, and Fungi, inferred from 23 different protein species.

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    Nikoh, N; Hayase, N; Iwabe, N; Kuma, K; Miyata, T

    1994-09-01

    The phylogenetic relationship among the kingdoms Animalia, Plantae, and Fungi remains uncertain, because of lack of solid fossil evidence. In spite of the extensive molecular phylogenetic analyses since the early report, this problem is a longstanding controversy; the proposed phylogenetic relationships differ for different authors, depending on the molecules and methods that they use. To settle this problem, we have accumulated 23 different protein species from the three kingdoms and have inferred the phylogenetic trees by three different methods--the maximum-likelihood method, the neighbor-joining method, and the maximum-parsimony method--for each data set. Although inferred tree topologies differ for different protein species and methods used, both the maximum-likelihood analysis based on the difference (delta l) between the total log-likelihood of a tree and that of the maximum-likelihood tree and bootstrap probability (P) of 23 proteins consisting of 10,051 amino acid sites in total have shown that a tree ((A,F),P), in which Plantae (P) is an outgroup to an Animalia (A)-Fungi (F) clade, is the maximum-likelihood tree; the delta l (= 0.0) and P (94%) of ((A,F),P) are significantly larger than those of ((A,P),F) (delta l = -54.4 +/- 36.3; and P = 6%) and ((F,P),A) (delta l = -141.1 +/- 30.9; and P = 0%).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  15. Native-sized spider silk proteins synthesized in planta via intein-based multimerization.

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    Hauptmann, Valeska; Weichert, Nicola; Menzel, Matthias; Knoch, Dominic; Paege, Norman; Scheller, Jürgen; Spohn, Uwe; Conrad, Udo; Gils, Mario

    2013-04-01

    The synthesis of native-sized proteins is a pre-requisite for exploiting the potential of spider silk as a bio-based material. The unique properties of spider silk, such as extraordinary tensile strength and elasticity, result from the highly repetitive nature of spider silk protein motifs. The present report describes the combination of spider silk flagelliform protein (FLAG) production in the endoplasmic reticulum of tobacco plant leaf cells with an intein-based posttranslational protein fusion technology. The repeated ligation of FLAG monomers resulted in the formation of large multimers. This method avoids the need for highly repetitive transgenes, which may result in a higher genetic and transcriptional stability. Here we show, for the first time, the production of synthetic, high molecular weight spider silk proteins larger than 250 kDa based on the assembly of protein monomers via intein-mediated trans-splicing in planta. The resulting multimeric structures form microfibers, thereby demonstrating their great potential as a biomaterial.

  16. TYLCV-Is movement in planta does not require V2 protein

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    Hak, Hagit [Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan (Israel); Department of Biological Chemistry, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); Levy, Yael; Chandran, Sam A.; Belausov, Eduard [Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan (Israel); Loyter, Abraham [Department of Biological Chemistry, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); Lapidot, Moshe [Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan (Israel); Gafni, Yedidya, E-mail: ygafni@volcani.agri.gov.il [Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan (Israel)

    2015-03-15

    Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV), a major tomato pathogen causing extensive crop losses, is a whitefly-transmitted geminivirus. V2 mutants of TYLCV-Is and related viruses tend to induce symptomless infection with attenuated viral DNA levels, while accumulating close to wild-type DNA levels in protoplasts, suggesting V2 as a movement protein. The discovery of plant-silencing mechanisms and viral silencing suppressors, V2 included, led us to reconsider V2's involvement in viral movement. We studied two mutant versions of the virus, one impaired in V2 silencing-suppression activity, and another carrying a non-translatable V2. While both mutant viruses spread in the infected plant to newly emerged leaves at the same rate as the wild-type virus, their DNA-accumulation levels were tenfold lower than in the wild-type virus. Thus, we suggest that the setback in virus proliferation, previously ascribed to a movement impediment, is due to lack of silencing-suppression activity. - Highlights: • TYLCV-Is V2 protein is localized in distinct microbodies throughout the cell cytoplasm, around the nucleus and in association with cytoplasmic strands but is not associated with the plasmodesmata. • Disruption of RNA-silencing suppression activity of TYLCV-Is V2 protein causes low titer of the virus in the infected plants. • The movement of TYLCV-Is in planta does not require a functional V2 protein.

  17. Automated synthesis of sialylated oligosaccharides

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    Davide Esposito

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Sialic acid-containing glycans play a major role in cell-surface interactions with external partners such as cells and viruses. Straightforward access to sialosides is required in order to study their biological functions on a molecular level. Here, automated oligosaccharide synthesis was used to facilitate the preparation of this class of biomolecules. Our strategy relies on novel sialyl α-(2→3 and α-(2→6 galactosyl imidates, which, used in combination with the automated platform, provided rapid access to a small library of conjugation-ready sialosides of biological relevance.

  18. Investigation of ovarian cancer associated sialylation changes in N-linked glycopeptides by quantitative proteomics

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    Shetty Vivekananda

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In approximately 80% of patients, ovarian cancer is diagnosed when the patient is already in the advanced stages of the disease. CA125 is currently used as the marker for ovarian cancer; however, it lacks specificity and sensitivity for detecting early stage disease. There is a critical unmet need for sensitive and specific routine screening tests for early diagnosis that can reduce ovarian cancer lethality by reliably detecting the disease at its earliest and treatable stages. Results In this study, we investigated the N-linked sialylated glycopeptides in serum samples from healthy and ovarian cancer patients using Lectin-directed Tandem Labeling (LTL and iTRAQ quantitative proteomics methods. We identified 45 N-linked sialylated glycopeptides containing 46 glycosylation sites. Among those, ten sialylated glycopeptides were significantly up-regulated in ovarian cancer patients’ serum samples. LC-MS/MS analysis of the non-glycosylated peptides from the same samples, western blot data using lectin enriched glycoproteins of various ovarian cancer type samples, and PNGase F (+/− treatment confirmed the sialylation changes in the ovarian cancer samples. Conclusion Herein, we demonstrated that several proteins are aberrantly sialylated in N-linked glycopeptides in ovarian cancer and detection of glycopeptides with abnormal sialylation changes may have the potential to serve as biomarkers for ovarian cancer.

  19. Inhibition of chemokine (C-C motif receptor 7 sialylation suppresses CCL19-stimulated proliferation, invasion and anti-anoikis.

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    Mei-Lin Su

    Full Text Available Chemokine (C-C motif receptor 7 (CCR7 is involved in lymph-node homing of naive and regulatory T cells and lymphatic metastasis of cancer cells. Sialic acids comprise a group of monosaccharide units that are added to the terminal position of the oligosaccharide chain of glycoproteins by sialyation. Recent studies suggest that aberrant sialylation of receptor proteins contributes to proliferation, motility, and drug resistance of cancer cells. In this study, we addressed whether CCR7 is a sialylated receptor protein and tried to elucidate the effect of sialylation in the regulation of signal transduction and biological function of CCR7. Our results demonstrated that α-2, 3-sialyltransferase which catalyze sialylation reaction in vivo was overexpressed in breast tumor tissues and cell lines. Lectin blot analysis clearly demonstrated that CCR7 receptor was sialyated in breast cancer cells. Chemokine (C-C motif ligand 19 (CCL19, the cognate ligand for CCR7, induced the activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK and AKT signaling and increased the expression of cell cycle regulatory proteins and proliferation of breast cancer cells. When cells were pre-treated with a sialyltransferase inhibitor AL10 or sialidase, CCL19-induced cell growth was significantly suppressed. CCL19 also increased invasion and prevented anoikis by up-regulating pro-survival proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL. Inhibition of sialylation by AL10 totally abolished these effects. Finally, we showed that AL10 inhibited tumorigenicity of breast cancer in experimental animals. Taken together, we demonstrate for the first time that CCR7 receptor is a sialylated protein and sialylation is important for the paracrine stimulation by its endogenous ligand CCL19. In addition, inhibition of aberrant sialylation of CCR7 suppresses proliferation and invasion and triggers anoikis in breast cancer cells. Targeting of sialylation enzymes may be a novel strategy for breast cancer treatment.

  20. Crystal structures of the staphylococcal toxin SSL5 in complex with sialyl Lewis X reveal a conserved binding site that shares common features with viral and bacterial sialic acid binding proteins.

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    Baker, Heather M; Basu, Indira; Chung, Matthew C; Caradoc-Davies, Tom; Fraser, John D; Baker, Edward N

    2007-12-14

    Staphylococcus aureus is a significant human pathogen. Among its large repertoire of secreted toxins is a group of staphylococcal superantigen-like proteins (SSLs). These are homologous to superantigens but do not have the same activity. SSL5 is shown here to bind to human granulocytes and to the cell surface receptors for human IgA (Fc alphaRI) and P-selectin [P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1)] in a sialic acid (Sia)-dependent manner. Co-crystallization of SSL5 with the tetrasaccharide sialyl Lewis X (sLe(X)), a key determinant of PSGL-1 binding to P-selectin, led to crystal structures of the SSL5-sLe(X) complex at resolutions of 1.65 and 2.75 A for crystals at two pH values. In both structures, sLe(X) bound to a specific site on the surface of the C-terminal domain of SSL5 in a conformation identical with that bound by P-selectin. Conservation of the key carbohydrate binding residues indicates that this ability to bind human glycans is shared by a substantial subgroup of the SSLs, including SSL2, SSL3, SSL4, SSL5, SSL6, and SSL11. This indicates that the ability to target human glycans is an important property of this group of toxins. Structural comparisons also showed that the Sia binding site in SSL5 contains a substructure that is shared by other Sia binding proteins from bacteria as well as viruses and represents a common binding motif.

  1. Crystal Structures of the Staphylococcal Toxin SSL5 in Complex With Sialyl-Lewis X Reveal a Conserved Binding Site That Shares Common Features With Viral And Bacterial Sialic Acid-Binding Proteins

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    Baker, H.M.; Basu, I.; Chung, M.C.; Caradoc-Davies, T.; Fraser, J.D.; Baker, E.N.

    2009-06-02

    Staphylococcus aureus is a significant human pathogen. Among its large repertoire of secreted toxins is a group of staphylococcal superantigen-like proteins (SSLs). These are homologous to superantigens but do not have the same activity. SSL5 is shown here to bind to human granulocytes and to the cell surface receptors for human IgA (Fc alphaRI) and P-selectin [P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1)] in a sialic acid (Sia)-dependent manner. Co-crystallization of SSL5 with the tetrasaccharide sialyl Lewis X (sLe(X)), a key determinant of PSGL-1 binding to P-selectin, led to crystal structures of the SSL5-sLe(X) complex at resolutions of 1.65 and 2.75 A for crystals at two pH values. In both structures, sLe(X) bound to a specific site on the surface of the C-terminal domain of SSL5 in a conformation identical with that bound by P-selectin. Conservation of the key carbohydrate binding residues indicates that this ability to bind human glycans is shared by a substantial subgroup of the SSLs, including SSL2, SSL3, SSL4, SSL5, SSL6, and SSL11. This indicates that the ability to target human glycans is an important property of this group of toxins. Structural comparisons also showed that the Sia binding site in SSL5 contains a substructure that is shared by other Sia binding proteins from bacteria as well as viruses and represents a common binding motif.

  2. Behavior of RNAi suppressor protein 2b of Cucumber mosaic virus in planta in presence and absence of virus.

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    Praveen, Shelly; Mangrauthia, Satendra K; Singh, Priyanka; Mishra, Anil K

    2008-08-01

    The 2b protein encoded by Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) has been shown as a virus counter defense factor that interferes with the RNAi pathway. The 2b gene from CMV-banana, New Delhi isolate (CMV-NDLS) was amplified from CMV infected cucumber plants to generate the sense and antisense binary vector constructs for 2b expression and repression in planta. Constitutive expression of 2b gene in healthy Nicotiana tabacum caused phenotypic aberrations during somatic embryogenesis, which were not observed when expressed in CMV infected N. tabacum. Further, the established virus population in CMV infected N. tabacum was not affected by constitutive expression and repression of 2b gene. Thus, indicating its role in initiation of gene silencing, at the early stage of viral infection. This is the first demonstration of differential behavior of 2b suppressor protein in host development in the absence and presence of virus.

  3. Development of fiber optic spectroscopy for in-vitro and in-planta detection of fluorescent proteins

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    Liew, Oi Wah; Chen, Jun-Wei; Asundi, Anand K.

    2001-10-01

    The objective of this project is to apply photonics technology to bio-safety management of genetically modified (GM) plants. The conventional method for screening GM plants is through selection using antibiotic resistance markers. There is public concern with such approaches and these are associated with food safety issues, escape of antibiotic resistance genes to pathogenic microorganisms and interference with antibiotic therapy. Thus, the strategy taken in this project is to replace antibiotic resistance markers with fluorescent protein markers that allow for rapid and non-invasive optical screening of genetically modified plants. In this paper, fibre optic spectroscopy was developed to detect and quantify recombinant green (EGFP) and red (DsRED) fluorescent proteins in vitro and in planta. In vitro detection was first carried out to optimize the sensitivity of the optical system. The bacterial expression vectors carrying the coding regions of EGFP and DsRED were introduced into Escherichia coli host cells and fluorescent proteins were produced following induction with IPTG. Soluble EGFP and DsRED proteins were isolated from lysed bacterial cells and serially diluted for quantitative analysis by fibre optic spectroscopy using different light sources, namely, blue LED (475 nm), tungsten halogen (350 - 1000 nm) and double frequency Nd:YAG green laser (532 nm). Fluorescence near the expected emission wavelengths could be detected up to 320X dilution for EGFP and DsRED with blue LED and 532 nm green laser, respectively, as the excitation source. Tungsten halogen was found to be unsuitable for excitation of both EGFP and DsRED. EGFP was successfully purified by size separation under non-denaturing electrophoretic conditions and quantified. The minimum concentration of EGFP detectable with blue LED excitation was 5 mg/ml. To determine the capability of spectroscopy detection in planta, transgenic potato hairy roots and whole modified plant lines expressing the

  4. Enhanced sialylation of recombinant erythropoietin in CHO cells by human glycosyltransferase expression.

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    Jeong, Yeon Tae; Choi, One; Lim, Hye Rim; Son, Young Dok; Kim, Hong Jin; Kim, Jung Hoe

    2008-12-01

    Sialylation, the attachment of sialic acid residues to a protein, can affect the biological activity and in vivo circulatory half-life of glycoproteins. Human alpha2,3- sialyltransferase (alpha2,3-ST) and beta1,4-galactosyltransferase (beta1,4-GT) are responsible for terminal sialylation and galactosylation, respectively. Enhanced sialylation of human erythropoietin (EPO) by the expression of alpha2,3-ST and beta1,4-GT was achieved using recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells (EC1). The sialic acid content and sialylation of N-glycans were evaluated by HPLC. When alpha2,3-ST was expressed in CHO cells (EC1-ST2), the sialic acid content (moles of sialic acid/mole of EPO) increased from 6.7 to 7.5. In addition, the amount of trisialylated glycans increased from 17.3% to 26.1%. When alpha2,3-ST and beta1,4-GT were coexpressed in CHO cells (EC1-GTST15), the degree of sialylation was greater than that in EC1-ST2 cells. In the case of EC1-GTST15 cells, the sialic acid content increased to 8.2 and the proportion of trisialylated glycans was markedly increased from 17.3% to 35.5%. Interestingly, the amount of asialoglycans decreased only in the case of GTST15 cells (21.4% to 14.2%). These results show that coexpression of alpha2,3- ST and beta1,4-GT is more effective than the expression of alpha2,3-ST alone. Coexpression of alpha2,3-ST and beta1,4-GT did not affect CHO cell growth and metabolism or EPO production. Thus, coexpression of alpha2,3-ST and beta1,4-GT may be beneficial for producing therapeutic glycoproteins with enhanced sialylation in CHO cells.

  5. Coronatine Gene Expression In Vitro and In Planta, and Protein Accumulation During Temperature Downshift in Pseudomonas syringae

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    Alexander Schenk

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The plant pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae PG4180 synthesizes high levels of the phytotoxin coronatine (COR at the virulence-promoting temperature of 18 °C, but negligible amounts at 28 °C. Temperature-dependent COR gene expression is regulated by a modified two-component system, consisting of a response regulator, CorR, the histidine protein kinase CorS, and a third component, termed CorP. We analyzed at transcriptional and translational levels the expression of corS and the cma operon involved in COR biosynthesis after a temperature downshift from 28 to 18 °C. Expression of cma was induced within 20 min and increased steadily whereas corS expression was only slightly temperature-dependent. Accumulation of CmaB correlated with accumulation of cma mRNA. However, cma transcription was suppressed by inhibition of de novo protein biosynthesis. A transcriptional fusion of the cma promoter to a promoterless egfp gene was used to monitor the cma expression in vitro and in planta. A steady induction of cma::egfp by temperature downshift was observed in both environments. The results indicate that PG4180 responds to a temperature decrease with COR gene expression. However, COR gene expression and protein biosynthesis increased steadily, possibly reflecting adaptation to long-term rather than rapid temperature changes.

  6. Cytoplasmic illuminations: in planta targeting of fluorescent proteins to cellular organelles.

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    Hawes, C; Saint-Jore, C M; Brandizzi, F; Zheng, H; Andreeva, A V; Boevink, P

    2001-01-01

    Use of the jellyfish green-fluorescent protein as an in vivo reporter is in the process of revolutionising plant cell biology. By fusing the protein to specific targeting peptides or to sequences of complete proteins, it is now possible to observe the location, structure, and dynamics of a number of intracellular organelles over extended periods of time. In this review we discuss the most recent developments and unexpected results originating from the targeting of this unique protein and its derivatives to elements of the cytoskeleton and to membrane-bounded organelles in a range of plant cell types.

  7. Modification of potato starch granule structure and morphology in planta by expression of starch binding domain fusion proteins

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    Huang, X.

    2010-01-01

    Producing starches with altered composition, structure and novel physico-chemical properties in planta by manipulating the enzymes which are involved in starch metabolism or (over)expressing heterologous enzymes has huge advantages such as broadening the range of starch applications and reducing the costs of the post-harvest starch modification. The starch binding domain (SBD) technology has been extensively explored in our lab for modifying starch in planta and producing so-called “tailored ...

  8. Phylogenetic relationships of fungi, plantae, and animalia inferred from homologous comparison of ribosomal proteins.

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    Veuthey, A L; Bittar, G

    1998-07-01

    The complete set of available ribosomal proteins was utilized, at both the peptidic and the nucleotidic level, to establish that plants and metazoans form two sister clades relative to fungi. Different phylogenetic inference methods are applied to the sequence data, using archeans as the outgroup. The evolutionary length of the internal branch within the eukaryotic crown trichotomy is demonstrated to be, at most, one-tenth of the evolutionary length of the branch leading to the cenancester of these three kingdoms.

  9. Modulation of kidney urea transporter UT-A3 activity by alpha2,6-sialylation.

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    Qian, Xiaoqian; Sands, Jeff M; Song, Xiang; Chen, Guangping

    2016-07-01

    Two urea transporters, UT-A1 and UT-A3, are expressed in the kidney terminal inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) and are important for the production of concentrated urine. UT-A1, as the largest isoform of all UT-A urea transporters, has gained much attention and been extensively studied; however, the role and the regulation of UT-A3 are less explored. In this study, we investigated UT-A3 regulation by glycosylation modification. A site-directed mutagenesis verified a single glycosylation site in UT-A3 at Asn279. Loss of the glycosylation reduced forskolin-stimulated UT-A3 cell membrane expression and urea transport activity. UT-A3 has two glycosylation forms, 45 and 65 kDa. Using sugar-specific binding lectins, the UT-A3 glycosylation profile was examined. The 45-kDa form was pulled down by lectin concanavalin A (Con A) and Galant husnivalis lectin (GNL), indicating an immature glycan with a high amount of mannose (Man), whereas the 65-kDa form is a mature glycan composed of acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) and poly-N-acetyllactosame (poly-LacNAc) that was pulled down by wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) and tomato lectin, respectively. Interestingly, the mature form of UT-A3 glycan contains significant amounts of sialic acid. We explored the enzymes responsible for directing UT-A3 sialylation. Sialyltransferase ST6GalI, but not ST3GalIV, catabolizes UT-A3 α2,6-sialylation. Activation of protein kinase C (PKC) by PDB treatment promoted UT-A3 glycan sialylation and membrane surface expression. The PKC inhibitor chelerythrine blocks ST6GalI-induced UT-A3 sialylation. Increased sialylation by ST6GalI increased UT-A3 protein stability and urea transport activity. Collectively, our study reveals a novel mechanism of UT-A3 regulation by ST6GalI-mediated sialylation modification that may play an important role in kidney urea reabsorption and the urinary concentrating mechanism.

  10. Modification of potato starch granule structure and morphology in planta by expression of starch binding domain fusion proteins

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    Huang, X.

    2010-01-01

    Producing starches with altered composition, structure and novel physico-chemical properties in planta by manipulating the enzymes which are involved in starch metabolism or (over)expressing heterologous enzymes has huge advantages such as broadening the range of starch applications and reducing the

  11. Glycoengineering of Chinese hamster ovary cells for enhanced erythropoietin N-glycan branching and sialylation

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    Yin, Bojiao; Gao, Yuan; Chung, Cheng-yu

    2015-01-01

    -glycosylation of recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO), a human α2,6-sialyltransferase (ST6Gal1) was expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells. Sialylation increased on both EPO and CHO cellular proteins as observed by SNA lectin analysis, and HPLC profiling revealed that the sialic acid content of total glycans on EPO......EPO from these engineered cells was increased ∼45% higher with tetra-sialylation accounting for ∼10% of total sugar chains compared to ∼3% for the wild-type parental CHO-K1. In this way, coordinated overexpression of these three glycosyltransferases for the first time in model CHO-K1 cell lines provides...

  12. Physiologic and pathophysiologic consequences of altered sialylation and glycosylation on ion channel function.

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    Baycin-Hizal, Deniz; Gottschalk, Allan; Jacobson, Elena; Mai, Sunny; Wolozny, Daniel; Zhang, Hui; Krag, Sharon S; Betenbaugh, Michael J

    2014-10-17

    Voltage-gated ion channels are transmembrane proteins that regulate electrical excitability in cells and are essential components of the electrically active tissues of nerves, muscle and the heart. Potassium channels are one of the largest subfamilies of voltage sensitive channels and are among the most-studied of the voltage-gated ion channels. Voltage-gated channels can be glycosylated and changes in the glycosylation pattern can affect ion channel function, leading to neurological and neuromuscular disorders and congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). Alterations in glycosylation can also be acquired and appear to play a role in development and aging. Recent studies have focused on the impact of glycosylation and sialylation on ion channels, particularly for voltage-gated potassium and sodium channels. The terminal step of sialylation often affects channel activation and inactivation kinetics. The presence of sialic acids on O or N-glycans can alter the gating mechanism and cause conformational changes in the voltage-sensing domains due to sialic acid's negative charges. This manuscript will provide an overview of sialic acids, potassium and sodium channel function, and the impact of sialylation on channel activation and deactivation.

  13. The Role of Sialyl-Tn in Cancer

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    Jennifer Munkley

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Activation of an aberrant glycosylation pathway in cancer cells can lead to expression of the onco-foetal sialyl-Tn (sTn antigen. STn is a truncated O-glycan containing a sialic acid α-2,6 linked to GalNAc α-O-Ser/Thr and is linked with an adverse outcome and poor prognosis in cancer patients. The biosynthesis of the sTn antigen has been linked to the expression of the sialytransferase ST6GalNAc1, and also to mutations in and loss of heterozygosity of the COSMC gene. sTn neo- or over-expression occurs in many types of epithelial cancer including gastric, colon, breast, lung, oesophageal, prostate and endometrial cancer. sTn is believed to be carried by a variety of glycoproteins and may influence protein function and be involved in tumour development. This review discusses how the role of sTn in cancer development and tumour cell invasiveness might be organ specific and occur through different mechanisms depending on each cancer type or subtype. As the sTn-antigen is expressed early in carcinogenesis targeting sTn in cancer may enable the targeting of tumours from the earliest stage.

  14. Enzyme catalysed production of sialylated human milk oligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides by Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase

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    Holck, Jesper; Larsen, Dorte Møller; Michalak, Malwina

    2014-01-01

    ′-sialyl-LNT, respectively. This work thus provides proof of the concept of producing 3′-sialyllactose and potentially other sialylated HMOs as well as sialylated GOS enzymatically by trans-sialidase activity, while at the same time providing valorisation of CGMP, a co-processing product from cheese...

  15. The predominant circular form of avocado sunblotch viroid accumulates in planta as a free RNA adopting a rod-shaped secondary structure unprotected by tightly bound host proteins.

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    López-Carrasco, Amparo; Flores, Ricardo

    2017-07-01

    Avocado sunblotch viroid (ASBVd), the type member of the family Avsunviroidae, replicates and accumulates in chloroplasts. Whether this minimal non-protein-coding circular RNA of 246-250 nt exists in vivo as a free nucleic acid or closely associated with host proteins remains unknown. To tackle this issue, the secondary structures of the monomeric circular (mc) (+) and (-) strands of ASBVd have been examined in silico by searching those of minimal free energy, and in vitro at single-nucleotide resolution by selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analysed by primer extension (SHAPE). Both approaches resulted in predominant rod-like secondary structures without tertiary interactions, with the mc (+) RNA being more compact than its (-) counterpart as revealed by non-denaturing polyacryamide gel electrophoresis. Moreover, in vivo SHAPE showed that the mc ASBVd (+) form accumulates in avocado leaves as a free RNA adopting a similar rod-shaped conformation unprotected by tightly bound host proteins. Hence, the mc ASBVd (+) RNA behaves in planta like the previously studied mc (+) RNA of potato spindle tuber viroid, the type member of nuclear viroids (family Pospiviroidae), indicating that two different viroids replicating and accumulating in distinct subcellular compartments, have converged into a common structural solution. Circularity and compact secondary structures confer to these RNAs, and probably to all viroids, the intrinsic stability needed to survive in their natural habitats. However, in vivo SHAPE has not revealed the (possibly transient or loose) interactions of the mc ASBVd (+) RNA with two host proteins observed previously by UV irradiation of infected avocado leaves.

  16. Sialyl Lewis x expression in cervical scrapes of premalignant lesions

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    Noé Velázquez-Márquez; Gerardo Santos López; Lucio Jiménez Aranda; Julio Reyes Leyva; Verónica Vallejo Ruiz

    2012-12-01

    Sialylated oligosaccharides of glycoproteins and glycolipids have been implicated in tumour progression and metastases. Altered expression of glycosidic antigens has been reported in cervical cancer. In cervix premalignant lesions, an increased expression of sialic acid has been reported. In the present study we determined the expression profiles of the glycosidic antigens Tn, sialyl Tn (sTn), Lewis a (Lea), sialyl Lewis a (sLea), Lewis x (Lex) and sialyl Lewis x (sLex) in cervical scrapes with cytological diagnoses of normal, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LGSIL) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HGSIL). Cervical scrapings were collected to detect tumour antigens expressions by flow cytometry using monoclonal antibodies. Cytometry analysis of Tn, sTn, Lea and Lex did not reveal differences at the expression level among groups. The number of positive cells to sLea antigen increased in the HGSIL group with respect to the normal group (=0.0495). The number of positive cells to sLex antigen in the samples increased with respect to the grade of squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) ( < 0.001, Mann–Whitney U test). The intensity of expression of this antigen increased in the HGSIL samples with respect to normal samples ( < 0.0068). sLex antigen could be a candidate to be used as biomarker for the early diagnosis of cervical cancer.

  17. Specific in planta recognition of two GKLR proteins of the downy mildew Bremia lactucae revealed in a large effector screen in lettuce.

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    Stassen, Joost H M; den Boer, Erik; Vergeer, Pim W J; Andel, Annemiek; Ellendorff, Ursula; Pelgrom, Koen; Pel, Mathieu; Schut, Johan; Zonneveld, Olaf; Jeuken, Marieke J W; Van den Ackerveken, Guido

    2013-11-01

    Breeding lettuce (Lactuca sativa) for resistance to the downy mildew pathogen Bremia lactucae is mainly achieved by introgression of dominant downy mildew resistance (Dm) genes. New Bremia races quickly render Dm genes ineffective, possibly by mutation of recognized host-translocated effectors or by suppression of effector-triggered immunity. We have previously identified 34 potential RXLR(-like) effector proteins of B. lactucae that were here tested for specific recognition within a collection of 129 B. lactucae-resistant Lactuca lines. Two effectors triggered a hypersensitive response: BLG01 in 52 lines, predominantly L. saligna, and BLG03 in two L. sativa lines containing Dm2 resistance. The N-terminal sequences of BLG01 and BLG03, containing the signal peptide and GKLR variant of the RXLR translocation motif, are not required for in planta recognition but function in effector delivery. The locus responsible for BLG01 recognition maps to the bottom of lettuce chromosome 9, whereas recognition of BLG03 maps in the RGC2 cluster on chromosome 2. Lactuca lines that recognize the BLG effectors are not resistant to Bremia isolate Bl:24 that expresses both BLG genes, suggesting that Bl:24 can suppress the triggered immune responses. In contrast, lettuce segregants displaying Dm2-mediated resistance to Bremia isolate Bl:5 are responsive to BLG03, suggesting that BLG03 is a candidate Avr2 protein.

  18. Partial Characterisation of Salmonella gallinarum Clinical Isolate and Expression of Its Antigenic Outer Membrane Protein C (OmpC Gene In Planta

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    Ee Leen Pang

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Fowl typhoid’s epidemiology and disease intervention have been extensively studied since 1950's owing to its high mortality and morbidity rates. Even up-to-date, outbreaks are incessantly haunting poultry industries of major continents. Salmonella gallinarum, the etiologic agent of fowl typhoid, was used to develop a series of vaccination regime. However, treatments are gradually losing effectiveness due to residual virulence from mutated strains and rapid evolution of multi-drug resistance isolates. Hence, in planta subunit vaccine production is proposed to surpass current limitations. The homotrimeric osmoporin (outer membrane protein C is a potent candidate antigen that confers momentous stimulation of humoral and cell-mediated immune responses in broilers. This research signified the potential development of a plant-expressed OmpC immunogen. The project scope embarked on the identification of S. gallinarum clinical isolate, construction of expression cassette and delivery of constructs into Nicotiana benthamiana via agroinfiltration. The OmpC transcripts and proteins were detected successfully at the molecular weights of ~1.002 kbp and ~35 kDa, respectively. These preliminary findings pave the feasibility of biomanufacturing a safe and cost-effective fowl typhoid vaccine that would confer multi-protection against other significant Salmonella infections attributed to the high sequence homology of the OmpC gene. Speed improvement is demonstrated and transient expression appears to outperform conventional platforms in expediting vaccine production for an emerging pandemic strain.

  19. Novel Kv3 glycoforms differentially expressed in adult mammalian brain contain sialylated N-glycans.

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    Schwalbe, Ruth A; Corey, Melissa J; Cartwright, Tara A

    2008-02-01

    The N-glycan pool of mammalian brain contains remarkably high levels of sialylated N-glycans. This study provides the first evidence that voltage-gated K+ channels Kv3.1, Kv3.3, and Kv3.4, possess distinct sialylated N-glycan structures throughout the central nervous system of the adult rat. Electrophoretic migration patterns of Kv3.1, Kv3.3, and Kv3.4 glycoproteins from spinal cord, hypothalamus, thalamus, cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and cerebellum membranes digested with glycosidases were used to identify the various glycoforms. Differences in the migration of Kv3 proteins were attributed to the desialylated N-glycans. Expression levels of the Kv3 proteins were highest in cerebellum, whereas those of Kv3.1 and Kv3.3 were much lower in the other 5 regions. The lowest level of Kv3.1 was expressed in the hypothalamus, whereas the lowest levels of Kv3.3 were expressed in both thalamus and hypothalamus. The other regions expressed intermediate levels of Kv3.3, with spinal cord expressing the highest. The expression level of Kv3.4 in the hippocampus was slightly lower than that in cerebellum, and was closely followed by the other 4 regions, with spinal cord expressing the lowest level. We suggest that novel Kv3 glycoforms may endow differences in channel function and expression among regions throughout the central nervous system.

  20. Expression of Lewisa, Sialyl Lewisa, Lewisx, Sialyl Lewisx, Antigens as Prognostic Factors in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

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    Tohru Nakagoe

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Altered expression of blood group-related carbohydrate antigens such as sialyl Lewis (Lex antigen in tumours is associated with tumour progression behaviour and subsequent prognosis. However, the prognostic value of the expression of Le-related antigens in colorectal tumours remains unclear.

  1. A ubiquitin carboxyl extension protein secreted from a plant-parasitic nematode Globodera rostochiensis is cleaved in planta to promote plant parasitism.

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    Chronis, Demosthenis; Chen, Shiyan; Lu, Shunwen; Hewezi, Tarek; Carpenter, Sara C D; Loria, Rosemary; Baum, Thomas J; Wang, Xiaohong

    2013-04-01

    Nematode effector proteins originating from esophageal gland cells play central roles in suppressing plant defenses and in formation of the plant feeding cells that are required for growth and development of cyst nematodes. A gene (GrUBCEP12) encoding a unique ubiquitin carboxyl extension protein (UBCEP) that consists of a signal peptide for secretion, a mono-ubiquitin domain, and a 12 amino acid carboxyl extension protein (CEP12) domain was cloned from the potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis. This GrUBCEP12 gene was expressed exclusively within the nematode's dorsal esophageal gland cell, and was up-regulated in the parasitic second-stage juvenile, correlating with the time when feeding cell formation is initiated. We showed that specific GrUBCEP12 knockdown via RNA interference reduced nematode parasitic success, and that over-expression of the secreted Gr(Δ) (SP) UBCEP12 protein in potato resulted in increased nematode susceptibility, providing direct evidence that this secreted effector is involved in plant parasitism. Using transient expression assays in Nicotiana benthamiana, we found that Gr(Δ) (SP) UBCEP12 is processed into free ubiquitin and a CEP12 peptide (GrCEP12) in planta, and that GrCEP12 suppresses resistance gene-mediated cell death. A target search showed that expression of RPN2a, a gene encoding a subunit of the 26S proteasome, was dramatically suppressed in Gr(Δ) (SP) UBCEP12 but not GrCEP12 over-expression plants when compared with control plants. Together, these results suggest that, when delivered into host plant cells, Gr(Δ) (SP) UBCEP12 becomes two functional units, one acting to suppress plant immunity and the other potentially affecting the host 26S proteasome, to promote feeding cell formation. © 2013 The Authors The Plant Journal © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  2. Producing recombinant therapeutic glycoproteins with enhanced sialylation using CHO-gmt4 glycosylation mutant cells

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    Goh, John SY; Liu, Yingwei; Chan, Kah Fai; Wan, Corrine; Teo, Gavin; Zhang, Peiqing; Zhang, Yuanxing; Song, Zhiwei

    2014-01-01

    Recombinant glycoprotein drugs require proper glycosylation for optimal therapeutic efficacy. Glycoprotein therapeutics are rapidly removed from circulation and have reduced efficacy if they are poorly sialylated. Ricinus communis agglutinin-I (RCA-I) was found highly toxic to wild-type CHO-K1 cells and all the mutants that survived RCA-I treatment contained a dysfunctional N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnT I) gene. These mutants are named CHO-gmt4 cells. Interestingly, upon restoration of GnT I, the sialylation of a model glycoprotein, erythropoietin, produced in CHO-gmt4 cells was shown to be superior to that produced in wild-type CHO-K1 cells. This addendum summarizes the applicability of this cell line, from transient to stable expression of the recombinant protein, and from a lab scale to an industrial scale perfusion bioreactor. In addition, CHO-gmt4 cells can be used to produce glycoproteins with mannose-terminated N-glycans. Recombinant glucocerebrosidase produced by CHO-gmt4 cells will not require glycan remodeling and may be directly used to treat patients with Gaucher disease. CHO-gmt4 cells can also be used to produce other glycoprotein therapeutics which target cells expressing mannose receptors. PMID:24911584

  3. BacS: an abundant bacteroid protein in Rhizobium etli whose expression ex planta requires nifA.

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    Jahn, Olivia J; Davila, Guillermo; Romero, David; Noel, K Dale

    2003-01-01

    Rhizobium etli CFN42 bacteroids from bean nodules possessed an abundant 16-kDa protein (BacS) that was found in the membrane pellet after cell disruption. This protein was not detected in bacteria cultured in tryptone-yeast extract. In minimal media, it was produced at low oxygen concentration but not in a mutant whose nifA was disrupted. N-terminal sequencing of the protein led to isolation of a bacS DNA fragment. DNA hybridization and nucleotide sequencing revealed three copies of the bacS gene, all residing on the main symbiotic plasmid of strain CFN42. A stretch of 304 nucleotides, exactly conserved upstream of all three bacS open reading frames, had very close matches with the NifA and sigma 54 consensus binding sequences. The only bacS homology in the genetic sequence databases was to three hypothetical proteins of unknown function, all from rhizobial species. Mutation and genetic complementation indicated that each of the bacS genes gives rise to a BacS polypeptide. Mutants disrupted or deleted in all three genes did not produce the BacS polypeptide but were Nod+ and Fix+ on Phaseolus vulgaris.

  4. Role of sialylation in determining the pharmacokinetics of neutrophil inhibitory factor (NIF) in the Fischer 344 rat.

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    Webster, R; Taberner, J; Edgington, A; Guhan, S; Varghese, J; Feeney, H; Blocker, L; Jezequel, S G

    1999-11-01

    1. Recombinant neutrophil inhibitory factor (NIF) is a glycoprotein. Its amino acid sequence remains constant and has a molecular weight of 28.9 kD. However, approximately 40% of the total molecular weight consists of glycans with variable structure. 2. The pharmacokinetics of 11 different NIF batches with varying extents and patterns of sialylation have been investigated in the Fischer 344 rat following intravenous administration. These data indicate that reducing the extent of NIF sialylation reduces the half-life of the molecule due to an increase in the systemic clearance. Also, an increase in the number of unsialylated or neutral glycans may increase the volume of distribution of NIF, although this effect is marginal. 3. Isolated perfused rat liver (IPRL) investigations have shown that sialylated NIF has a low hepatic extraction (NIF has an extraction that is > 20-fold higher. Co-administration of asialo NIF with asialo fetuin (a protein cleared by hepatic asialoglycoprotein receptor (possibly galactose)-mediated uptake reduced the hepatic extraction of asialo NIF. 4. These data suggest that NIF molecules that have free sugar moieties (possibly galactose) interact with an asialoglycoprotein receptor (possibly galactose-mediated) in the liver (parenchymal cells/hepatocytes). Interaction with this receptor leads to cellular internalization and degradation.

  5. Increase in sialylation and branching in the mouse serum N-glycome correlates with inflammation and ovarian tumour progression.

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    Radka Saldova

    Full Text Available Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological cancer and is often diagnosed in late stage, often as the result of the unavailability of sufficiently sensitive biomarkers for early detection, tumour progression and tumour-associated inflammation. Glycosylation is the most common posttranslational modification of proteins; it is altered in cancer and therefore is a potential source of biomarkers. We investigated the quantitative and qualitative effects of anti-inflammatory (acetylsalicylic acid and pro-inflammatory (thioglycolate and chlorite-oxidized oxyamylose drugs on glycosylation in mouse cancer serum. A significant increase in sialylation and branching of glycans in mice treated with an inflammation-inducing compound was observed. Moreover, the increases in sialylation correlated with increased tumour sizes. Increases in sialylation and branching were consistent with increased expression of sialyltransferases and the branching enzyme MGAT5. Because the sialyltransferases are highly conserved among species, the described changes in the ovarian cancer mouse model are relevant to humans and serum N-glycome analysis for monitoring disease treatment and progression might be a useful biomarker.

  6. The Arabidopsis cysteine-rich protein GASA4 promotes GA responses and exhibits redox activity in bacteria and in planta.

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    Rubinovich, Lior; Weiss, David

    2010-12-01

    Although the gibberellin (GA) signaling pathway has been elucidated, very little is known about the steps linking first transcriptional activation to physiological responses. Among the few identified GA-induced genes are the plant-specific GAST1-like genes, which encode small proteins with a conserved cysteine-rich domain. The role of these proteins in plant development and GA responses is not yet clear. The Arabidopsis GAST1-like gene family consists of 14 members, GASA1-14. Here we show that over-expression of the GA-induced GASA4 gene in Arabidopsis promoted GA responses such as flowering and seed germination. Suppression of several GASA genes using synthetic microRNA (miR(GASA) ) also promoted seed germination. This was probably caused by suppression of GASA5, which acts as a repressor of GA responses. Previously, we proposed that GAST1-like proteins are involved in redox reactions via their cysteine-rich domain. The results of this study support this hypothesis, as over-expression of GASA4 suppressed ROS accumulation and the transgenic seeds were partially resistant to the NO donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP). Moreover, Escherichia coli expressing intact GASA4 or a truncated version containing only the cysteine-rich domain were resistant to SNP. Mutated GASA4, in which conserved cysteines were replaced by alanines, lost its redox activity and the ability to promote GA responses, suggesting that the two functions are linked. We propose that GA induces some GAST1-like genes and suppresses others to regulate its own responses. We also suggest that the encoded proteins regulate the redox status of specific components to promote or suppress these responses.

  7. HC-Pro protein of sugar cane mosaic virus interacts specifically with maize ferredoxin-5 in vitro and in planta.

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    Cheng, Yu-Qin; Liu, Zhong-Mei; Xu, Jian; Zhou, Tao; Wang, Meng; Chen, Yu-Ting; Li, Huai-Fang; Fan, Zai-Feng

    2008-08-01

    Symptom development of a plant viral disease is a result of molecular interactions between the virus and its host plant; thus, the elucidation of specific interactions is a prerequisite to reveal the mechanism of viral pathogenesis. Here, we show that the chloroplast precursor of ferredoxin-5 (Fd V) from maize (Zea mays) interacts with the multifunctional HC-Pro protein of sugar cane mosaic virus (SCMV) in yeast, Nicotiana benthamiana cells and maize protoplasts. Our results demonstrate that the transit peptide rather than the mature protein of Fd V precursor could interact with both N-terminal (residues 1-100) and C-terminal (residues 301-460) fragments, but not the middle part (residues 101-300), of HC-Pro. In addition, SCMV HC-Pro interacted only with Fd V, and not with the other two photosynthetic ferredoxin isoproteins (Fd I and Fd II) from maize plants. SCMV infection significantly downregulated the level of Fd V mRNA in maize plants; however, no obvious changes were observed in levels of Fd I and Fd II mRNA. These results suggest that SCMV HC-Pro interacts specifically with maize Fd V and that this interaction may disturb the post-translational import of Fd V into maize bundle-sheath cell chloroplasts, which could lead to the perturbation of chloroplast structure and function.

  8. Allelic differences in Medicago truncatula NIP/LATD mutants correlate with their encoded proteins' transport activities in planta.

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    Salehin, Mohammad; Huang, Ying-Sheng; Bagchi, Rammyani; Sherrier, D Janine; Dickstein, Rebecca

    2013-02-01

    Medicago truncatula NIP/LATD gene, required for symbiotic nitrogen fixing nodule and root architecture development, encodes a member of the NRT1(PTR) family that demonstrates high-affinity nitrate transport in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Of three Mtnip/latd mutant proteins, one retains high-affinity nitrate transport in oocytes, while the other two are nitrate-transport defective. To further examine the mutant proteins' transport properties, the missense Mtnip/latd alleles were expressed in Arabidopsis thaliana chl1-5, resistant to the herbicide chlorate because of a deletion spanning the nitrate transporter AtNRT1.1(CHL1) gene. Mtnip-3 expression restored chlorate sensitivity in the Atchl1-5 mutant, similar to wild type MtNIP/LATD, while Mtnip-1 expression did not. The high-affinity nitrate transporter AtNRT2.1 gene was expressed in Mtnip-1 mutant roots; it did not complement, which could be caused by several factors. Together, these findings support the hypothesis that MtNIP/LATD may have another biochemical activity.

  9. Salivary agglutinin and lung scavenger receptor cysteine-rich glycoprotein 340 have broad anti-influenza activities and interactions with surfactant protein D that vary according to donor source and sialylation

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    Hartshorn, Kevan L.; Ligtenberg, Antoon; White, Mitchell R.

    2006-01-01

    and salivary gp-340 are identical in protein sequence, salivary gp-340 from one donor had significantly greater antiviral activity against avian-like IAV strains which preferentially bind sialic acids in alpha(2,3) linkage. A greater density of alpha(2,3)-linked sialic acids was present on the salivary gp-340...... from this donor as compared with salivary gp-340 from another donor or several preparations of lung gp-340. Hence, the specificity of sialic acid linkages on gp-340 is an important determinant of anti-IAV activity. Gp-340 binds to SP-D (surfactant protein D), and we previously showed that lung gp-340......We previously found that scavenger receptor cysteine-rich gp-340 (glycoprotein-340), isolated from lung or saliva, directly inhibits human IAVs (influenza A viruses). We now show that salivary gp-340 has broad antiviral activity against human, equine and porcine IAV strains. Although lung...

  10. Salivary agglutinin and lung scavenger receptor cysteine-rich glycoprotein 340 have broad anti-influenza activities and interactions with surfactant protein D that vary according to donor source and sialylation

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    Hartshorn, Kevan L.; Ligtenberg, Antoon; White, Mitchell R.;

    2006-01-01

    from this donor as compared with salivary gp-340 from another donor or several preparations of lung gp-340. Hence, the specificity of sialic acid linkages on gp-340 is an important determinant of anti-IAV activity. Gp-340 binds to SP-D (surfactant protein D), and we previously showed that lung gp-340...... has co-operative interactions with SP-D in viral neutralization and aggregation assays. We now report that salivary gp-340 can, in some cases, strongly antagonize certain antiviral activities of SP-D. This effect was associated with greater binding of salivary gp-340 to the carbohydrate recognition...

  11. La Planta del Oro

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    Cantalá. Julio

    1941-06-01

    Full Text Available Una planta de talle esbelto, adornada con apéndices casi capilares como la cola de un caballo, salpica las veredas de estas frondosas montañas de Catskills en donde la nieve recién derretida se convierte en jugo que fortalece la vegetación primaveral. Esta planta casi inclusera que en inglés se llama "horse tail"o cola de caballo, la botánica la califica como de la familia de las gnetaceas y pertenece a la especie "Ephedra vulgaris". Efectivamente, muy vulgar es la planta. Por todos los sitios crece y ni siquiera las cabras hambrientas que saltan por estos matorrales, orientan su olfato hacia el arbusto.

  12. LpMab-12 Established by CasMab Technology Specifically Detects Sialylated O-Glycan on Thr52 of Platelet Aggregation-Stimulating Domain of Human Podoplanin.

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    Yukinari Kato

    Full Text Available Podoplanin (PDPN, also known as Aggrus, possesses three tandem repeat of platelet aggregation-stimulating (PLAG domains in its N-terminus. Among the PLAG domains, sialylated O-glycan on Thr52 of PLAG3 is essential for the binding to C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2 and the platelet-aggregating activity of human PDPN (hPDPN. Although various anti-hPDPN monoclonal antibodies (mAbs have been generated, no specific mAb has been reported to target the epitope containing glycosylated Thr52. We recently established CasMab technology to develop mAbs against glycosylated membrane proteins. Herein, we report the development of a novel anti-glycopeptide mAb (GpMab, LpMab-12. LpMab-12 detected endogenous hPDPN by flow cytometry. Immunohistochemical analyses also showed that hPDPN-expressing lymphatic endothelial and cancer cells were clearly labeled by LpMab-12. The minimal epitope of LpMab-12 was identified as Asp49-Pro53 of hPDPN. Furthermore, LpMab-12 reacted with the synthetic glycopeptide of hPDPN, corresponding to 38-54 amino acids (hpp3854: 38-EGGVAMPGAEDDVVTPG-54, which carries α2-6 sialylated N-acetyl-D-galactosamine (GalNAc on Thr52. LpMab-12 did not recognize non-sialylated GalNAc-attached glycopeptide, indicating that sialylated GalNAc on Thr52 is necessary for the binding of LpMab-12 to hPDPN. Thus, LpMab-12 could serve as a new diagnostic tool for determining whether hPDPN possesses the sialylation on Thr52, a site-specific post-translational modification critical for the hPDPN association with CLEC-2.

  13. Transferrin Sialylation in Smoking and Non-Smoking Pregnant Women with Intrauterine Growth Restriction.

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    Wrześniak, Marta; Kepinska, Marta; Bizoń, Anna; Milnerowicz-Nabzdyk, Ewa; Milnerowicz, Halina

    2015-01-01

    Transferrin (Tf) is a glycosylated protein responsible for transporting iron. Various sialylation levels of Tf are observed during physiological and pathological processes. We studied if the changes in iron stores as well as tobacco smoke may have an impact on foetal development and in consequence lead to intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). In the third trimester of pregnancy, lower levels of 4-sialoTf isoform and higher levels of 5-sialoTf were observed in the serum of non-smoking women with IUGR in comparison to the control group. On the day of labour, level of 2-sialoTf was significantly lower and level of 3-sialo was Tf higher in the serum of non-smoking women. Level of 4-sialo was found lower in the serum of smoking women with IUGR than in the control group. The observed changes may suggest a connection between iron stores, transport of iron to the foetus and foetal development.

  14. Rational Design of a New Trypanosoma rangeli Trans-Sialidase for Efficient Sialylation of Glycans

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    Jers, Carsten; Michalak, Malwina; Larsen, Dorte Møller

    2014-01-01

    sialidase mutant, Tr13. Conditions for efficient trans-sialylation were determined, and Tr13’s acceptor specificity demonstrated promiscuity with respect to the acceptor molecule enabling sialylation of glycans containing terminal galactose and glucose and even monomers of glucose and fucose. Sialic acid...

  15. ST6GalNAc-I controls expression of sialyl-Tn antigen in gastrointestinal tissues

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    Marcos, Nuno T; Bennett, Eric P; Gomes, Joana

    2011-01-01

    found that ST6GalNAc-I is weakly expressed in normal gastric mucosa, but over-expressed in intestinal metaplasia, co-localized with sialyl-Tn. In gastric carcinomas ST6GalNAc-I was also associated with sialyl-Tn, but with heterogeneous staining and partial co-localization. Our results showed ST6Gal...

  16. RCA-I-resistant CHO mutant cells have dysfunctional GnT I and expression of normal GnT I in these mutants enhances sialylation of recombinant erythropoietin.

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    Goh, John S Y; Zhang, Peiqing; Chan, Kah Fai; Lee, May May; Lim, Sing Fee; Song, Zhiwei

    2010-07-01

    A large number of CHO glycosylation mutants were isolated by Ricinus communis agglutinin-I (RCA-I). Complementation tests revealed that all these mutant lines possessed a dysfunctional N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnT I) gene. Sequencing analyses on the GnT I cDNAs isolated from 16 mutant lines led to the identification of nine different single base pair mutations. Some mutations result in a premature stop codon whereas others cause a single amino acid substitution in the GnT I protein. Interestingly, expression of the normal GnT I cDNA in mutant cells resulted in enhanced sialylation of N-glycans. The sialylation of recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) produced in mutant cells that were co-transfected with GnT I was enhanced compared to that of EPO produced in wild type CHO cells. The enhanced sialylation of EPO produced by JW152 cells in the presence of GnT I over CHO-K1 cells is a result of increased sialylated glycan structures with higher antennary branching. These findings represent a new strategy that may be utilized by the biotechnology industry to produce highly sialylated therapeutic glycoproteins.

  17. Plantas Tintureiras Dye Plants

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    Maria do Carmo Serrano

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Existe uma vasta bibliografia, até ao séc. XVIII, sobre plantas produtoras de corantes naturais, sendo que apenas um número limitado foi utilizado no tingimento de têxteis antigos, devido à capacidade de resistência à lavagem e ao desvanecimento. O cultivo de plantas ou a sua existência no mundo silvestre tiveram uma enorme importância sócio-económica para muitas comunidades espalhadas pelo mundo e pelas intensas trocas comerciais que geraram. A extracção dos corantes era feita a partir de diferentes partes de plantas ou árvores. Nalgumas plantas eram utilizadas as folhas, enquanto noutras se aproveitavam as flores, as raízes, os frutos, troncos ou sementes. Os corantes podiam ser extraídos através de processos complexos que envolviam diversas operações como maceração, destilação, fermentação, decantação, precipitação, filtração, etc. Neste âmbito, são apresentadas algumas das plantas cultivadas em Portugal e em muitos outros países europeus e que foram usadas em tinturaria. Este trabalho pretende ser um contributo para obstar à perda de conhecimentos das condições de cultivo e da forma como se maximizava a produção de corantes.A vast bibliography exists, until the 18th cen-tury, on natural dyes obtained from plants, but only one limited number was used in the dyeing of old textiles, due to capacity of resistance to wash and light fading. The culture of plants or its existence in the wild world had an enormous economical importance for many communities spread for the world, and the intense commercial exchanges that had generated. The extraction of dyes was done from different parts of plants or trees. In some plants was used the leaves, others, only the roots, the fruits, trunks or seeds. The dyes could be extracted through complex processes that involved various operations as maceration, distillation, fermentation, decantation, precipitation, filtration, etc. In this scope, some of the plants cultivated in

  18. Sialylation of Campylobacter jejuni lipo-oligosaccharides: impact on phagocytosis and cytokine production in mice.

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    Ruth Huizinga

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS is a post-infectious polyradiculoneuropathy, frequently associated with antecedent Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni infection. The presence of sialic acid on C. jejuni lipo-oligosaccharide (LOS is considered a risk factor for development of GBS as it crucially determines the structural homology between LOS and gangliosides, explaining the induction of cross-reactive neurotoxic antibodies. Sialylated C. jejuni are recognised by TLR4 and sialoadhesin; however, the functional implications of these interactions in vivo are unknown. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we investigated the effects of bacterial sialylation on phagocytosis and cytokine secretion by mouse myeloid cells in vitro and in vivo. Using fluorescently labelled GM1a/GD1a ganglioside-mimicking C. jejuni strains and corresponding (Cst-II-mutant control strains lacking sialic acid, we show that sialylated C. jejuni was more efficiently phagocytosed in vitro by BM-MΦ, but not by BM-DC. In addition, LOS sialylation increased the production of IL-10, IL-6 and IFN-β by both BM-MΦ and BM-DC. Subsequent in vivo experiments revealed that sialylation augmented the deposition of fluorescent bacteria in splenic DC, but not macrophages. In addition, sialylation significantly amplified the production of type I interferons, which was independent of pDC. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These results identify novel immune stimulatory effects of C. jejuni sialylation, which may be important in inducing cross-reactive humoral responses that cause GBS.

  19. Metabolismo secundario de plantas.

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    2009-01-01

    El metabolismo es el conjunto de reacciones químicas que realizan las células de los seres vivos para sintetizar sustancias complejas a partir de otras más simples, o para degradar las complejas y obtener las simples. Las plantas, organismos autótrofos, además del metabolismo primario presente en todos los seres vivos, poseen un metabolismo secundario que les permite producir y acumular compuestos de naturaleza química diversa. Estos compuestos derivados del metabolismo secundario se denomina...

  20. Jardim com Plantas Medicinais

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    Lima, Igor Grecco de; Centro Universitário de Maringá – CESUMAR; Barroca, Bruna Barbosa; Centro Universitário de Maringá – CESUMAR; Miranda, Antonio Claret Pereira de; Centro Universitário de Maringá – CESUMAR; D´Oliveira, Pérsio Sandir; Centro Universitário de Maringá – CESUMAR

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho foi executado para avaliar o uso de plantas medicinais na formação de jardins. Foram empregadas oito espécies, escolhidas pelo aroma, beleza, porte, rusticidade e velocidade de crescimento: babosa (Aloe vera L.), bálsamo (Cotyledon orbiculata L.), capuchinha (Tropaeolum majus L.), hortelã (Mentha piperita L.), losna (Arthemisia absinthium L.), manjericão (Ocimum basilicum L.), mil-folhas (Achillea millefolium L.) e orégano (Origanum vulgare L.). O experimento foi conduzido em co...

  1. The Uncontrolled Sialylation is Related to Chemoresistant Metastatic Breast Cancer.

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    Roncati, Luca; Barbolini, Giuseppe; Gatti, Antonietta Morena; Pusiol, Teresa; Piscioli, Francesco; Maiorana, Antonio

    2016-10-01

    Among the scientific communities, there is a convergence of results supporting a direct relationship between dysregulated sialylation and poor prognosis in many human cancers. For this reason, we have retrospectively investigated 169 cases of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, coming from female patients aged between 31 and 76 years old. The whole series was subdivided into two prognostic groups: the first group consisted of 138 patients, who showed a post-treatment survival time more than 5 years, while the second group was made up by 31 patients, died within 5 years despite of chemotherapy. All the surgical specimens were fixed in 10 % neutral buffered formalin, paraffin embedded and, then, submitted to routinely haematoxylin/eosin staining and to a further histochemical (Alcian Blue, DDD-Fast Blue B, Mercury Orange), immunohistochemical (ST3GAL5 sialyltransferase, Ki67, c-erbB2, ER, PR) and chemico-elemental characterization. In the 31 cases of breast cancer belonging to the second group, an overexpression of sialomucins and sialyltransferases has been detected. Our results lead us to support that in aggressive chemoresistant breast cancers, the altered expression of sialic acid, due to an uncontrolled sialylation, creates an excessive negative charge on cell membranes, which stimulates repulsion between neoplastic cells and their subsequent access into the blood stream. This event implies an early metastatization and a rapid disease progression with fatal outcome. The early application of Alcian Blue stain on diagnostic biopsies of breast cancer is able to cheaply reveal the sialomucin accumulations, providing for the disease course.

  2. Serum amyloid P is a sialylated glycoprotein inhibitor of influenza A viruses.

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    Emma R Job

    Full Text Available Members of the pentraxin family, including PTX3 and serum amyloid P component (SAP, have been reported to play a role in innate host defence against a range of microbial pathogens, yet little is known regarding their antiviral activities. In this study, we demonstrate that human SAP binds to human influenza A virus (IAV strains and mediates a range of antiviral activities, including inhibition of IAV-induced hemagglutination (HA, neutralization of virus infectivity and inhibition of the enzymatic activity of the viral neuraminidase (NA. Characterization of the anti-IAV activity of SAP after periodate or bacterial sialidase treatment demonstrated that α(2,6-linked sialic acid residues on the glycosidic moiety of SAP are critical for recognition by the HA of susceptible IAV strains. Other proteins of the innate immune system, namely human surfactant protein A and porcine surfactant protein D, have been reported to express sialylated glycans which facilitate inhibition of particular IAV strains, yet the specific viral determinants for recognition of these inhibitors have not been defined. Herein, we have selected virus mutants in the presence of human SAP and identified specific residues in the receptor-binding pocket of the viral HA which are critical for recognition and therefore susceptibility to the antiviral activities of SAP. Given the widespread expression of α(2,6-linked sialic acid in the human respiratory tract, we propose that SAP may act as an effective receptor mimic to limit IAV infection of airway epithelial cells.

  3. Assembly of a Library of Trisaccharides as Mimics of Sialyl Lewis X via Random Combination Strategy

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    Xiang Bao MENG; Hui LI; Qing LI; Tie Ming CHENG; Zhong Jun LI

    2004-01-01

    A small library containing six positional isomers of fucosyl on the modified lactoside backbone as mimics of the Sialyl Lewis X was synthesized via random combinatorial glycosylation,which was charactered by ESI-MS and HPLC.

  4. ST6GalNAc-I controls expression of sialyl-Tn antigen in gastrointestinal tissues

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    Marcos, Nuno T; Bennett, Eric Paul; Gomes, Joana;

    2011-01-01

    Sialyl-Tn is a simple mucin-type carbohydrate antigen aberrantly expressed in gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas and in the precursor lesion intestinal metaplasia. Sialyl-Tn tumour expression is an independent indicator of poor prognosis. We have previously shown in vitro that ST6GalNAc-I and ST6GalNAc......-II sialyltransferases can synthesize sialyl-Tn. The aim of the present study was to establish whether ST6GalNAc-I is the major enzyme responsible for the expression of sialyl-Tn. We used a model of CHO-ldlD cells producing only MUC1-Tn glycoform and showed that ST6GalNAc-I is the key-enzyme leading to sialyl......-Tn biosynthesis. We developed novel monoclonal antibodies specific for ST6GalNAc-I and evaluated its expression in gastrointestinal tissues. ST6GalNAc-I was detected in normal colon mucosa co-localized with O-acetylated sialyl-Tn. Expression was largely unaltered in colorectal adenocarcinomas. In contrast, we...

  5. Enzyme catalysed production of sialylated human milk oligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides by Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase.

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    Holck, Jesper; Larsen, Dorte M; Michalak, Malwina; Li, Haiying; Kjærulff, Louise; Kirpekar, Finn; Gotfredsen, Charlotte H; Forssten, Sofia; Ouwehand, Arthur C; Mikkelsen, Jørn D; Meyer, Anne S

    2014-03-25

    A Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase (E.C. 3.2.1.18) was cloned into Pichia pastoris and expressed. The pH and temperature optimum of the enzyme was determined as pH 5.7 and 30°C. Using casein glycomacropeptide (CGMP) and lactose as sialyl-donor and acceptor respectively, the optimal donor/acceptor ratio for the trans-sialidase catalysed 3'-sialyllactose production was found to be 1:4. Quantitative amounts of 3'-sialyllactose were produced from CGMP and lactose at a yield of 40mg/g CGMP. The 3'-sialyllactose obtained exerted a stimulatory effect on selected probiotic strains, including different Bifidobacterium strains in single culture fermentations. The trans-sialidase also catalysed the transfer of sialic acid from CGMP to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and to the human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) backbone lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) to produce 3'-sialyl-GOS, including doubly sialylated GOS products, and 3'-sialyl-LNT, respectively. This work thus provides proof of the concept of producing 3'-sialyllactose and potentially other sialylated HMOs as well as sialylated GOS enzymatically by trans-sialidase activity, while at the same time providing valorisation of CGMP, a co-processing product from cheese manufacture.

  6. Obtenção de anticorpos policlonais contra proteínas presentes em plantas afetadas pela anomalia declínio dos citros Production of antibodies against proteins expressed in plants affected by citrus blight

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    Sanzio Carvalho Lima Barrios

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O declínio dos citros, uma anomalia de etiologia desconhecida, continua sendo um dos entraves para o setor citrícola, uma vez que não existem medidas de prevenção e controle para as plantas acometidas pela anomalia. Para a caracterização e estudo da anomalia, muita ênfase tem sido dada à mudança na expressão gênica de plantas afetadas, que culmina no acúmulo de proteínas. Proteínas totais extraídas dos vasos do xilema de raízes de plantas afetadas pela anomalia, quando separadas por eletroforese no sistema SDS-PAGE 12,5%, apresentam um perfil eletroforético contendo proteínas com massas moleculares de cerca de 21, 23, 31 e 42 kDa, sendo que plantas consideradas sadias apresentam proteínas de 21, 31 e 42 kDa. Com este trabalho objetivou-se obter anticorpos contra essas proteínas, bem como a titulação adequada para os mesmos. Duas inoculações subcutâneas foram realizadas em coelhos, espaçadas de 15 dias, ambas usando cerca de 120 µg de proteína isolada, sendo que cada coelho recebeu uma proteína específica, visando à produção de anticorpos. A primeira sangria foi realizada aos 21 dias após a primeira inoculação e as demais semanalmente. A técnica Western Blotting foi realizada para a confirmação da especificidade dos anticorpos, bem como para determinação das respectivas titulações. O título 1:1500 foi aquele que proporcionou maior especificidade para as proteínas de 21, 23 e 31 kDa. Para a proteína de 42 kDa a melhor titulação foi de 1:3000. Estes anticorpos poderão ser utilizados em estudos para caracterização dessas proteínas.Citrus blight, an abnormality of unknown etiology, is a major problem in citrus production, since there are no prevention and control measures to be taken. In order to characterize this abnormality, changes in genetic expression of the affected plants have exhaustedly been studied. Crude proteec extract obtained from the root xylem of the abnormal plants, when separated

  7. Enhanced sialylation of recombinant erythropoietin in genetically engineered Chinese-hamster ovary cells.

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    Jeong, Yeon Tae; Choi, One; Son, Young Dok; Park, Seung Yeol; Kim, Jung Hoe

    2009-04-01

    Sialic acid, the terminal sugar in N-linked complex glycans, is usually found in glycoproteins and plays a major role in determining the circulatory lifespan of glycoproteins. In the present study we attempted to enhance the sialylation of recombinant EPO (erythropoietin) in CHO (Chinese-hamster ovary) cells. To enhance EPO sialylation, we introduced human alpha2,3-ST (alpha2,3-sialyltransferase) and CMP-SAS (CMP-sialic acid synthase) into recombinant human EPO-producing CHO cells. The sialylation of EPO was increased by the expression of alpha2,3-ST alone. Although the co-expression of alpha2,3-ST and CMP-SAS did not further increase sialylation, an increase in the intracellular pool of CMP-sialic acid was noted. On the basis of these observations, it was postulated that the transport capacity of CMP-sialic acid into the Golgi lumen was limited, thereby causing the reduced availability of CMP-sialic acid substrate for sialylation. Therefore, we co-expressed human alpha2,3-ST and CMP-SAS, as well as overexpress Chinese hamster CMP-sialic acid transporter (CMP-SAT) in CHO cells, which produced recombinant human EPO. When alpha2,3-ST, CMP-SAS, and CMP-SAT were overexpressed in CHO cells, there was a corresponding increase in sialylation compared with the co-expression of alpha2,3-ST and CMP-SAS. The present study provides a useful strategy for enhancing the sialylation of therapeutic glycoproteins produced in CHO cells.

  8. Sialyl-Tn in Cancer: (How Did We Miss the Target?

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    Philippe Delannoy

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Sialyl-Tn antigen (STn is a short O-glycan containing a sialic acid residue a2,6-linked to GalNAca-O-Ser/Thr. The biosynthesis of STn is mediated by a specific sialyltransferase termed ST6GalNAc I, which competes with O-glycans elongating glycosyltransferases and prevents cancer cells from exhibiting longer O-glycans. While weakly expressed by fetal and normal adult tissues, STn is expressed by more than 80% of human carcinomas and in all cases, STn detection is associated with adverse outcome and decreased overall survival for the patients. Because of its pan-carcinoma expression associated with an adverse outcome, an anti-cancer vaccine, named Theratope, has been designed towards the STn epitope. In spite of the great enthusiasm around this immunotherapy, Theratope failed on Phase III clinical trial. However, in lieu of missing this target, one should consider to revise the Theratope design and the actual facts. In this review, we highlight the many lessons that can be learned from this failure from the immunological standpoint, as well as from the drug design and formulation and patient selection. Moreover, an irrefutable knowledge is arising from novel immunotherapies targeting other carbohydrate antigens and STn carrier proteins, such as MUC1, that will warrantee the future development of more successful anti-STn immunotherapy strategies.

  9. PEROXIDASA DE PLANTAS TROPICALES

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    Ivan Yu Sakharov

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la actividad de la peroxidasa (EC 1.11.1.7 en 7 frutos, 13 raíces y 31 hojas de plantas tropicales que crecen en Colombia. Se encontró que la actividad de la peroxidasa varía ampliamente de una especie a otra. Para el fruto de balazos (Monstera deliciosa se encontró que la actividad de la peroxidasa depende del grado de madurez. Por el contrario, la actividad de peroxidasa de las hojas de la palma de botella (Roystonea regia se mantiene constante todo el año. Algunas especies presentaron alta actividad de peroxidasa como la raíz de batata (Ipomoea batatas, las hojas de pasto guinea (Panicum máximum, las de dormidera (Mimosa pigra, las de higuerilla (Riciims communis L. y las de las siguientes palmas: mararai (Aiphanes caríotifolia, de botella (Roystonea regia, dactilera (Phoenix dactylifera y africana (Elaeis guineensis. Además, mediante isoelectroenfoque se hallaron peroxidasas aniónicas (pl 3.4 - 5.6 tanto en la raíz de batata como en las palmas analizadas.

  10. Monoclonal Antibodies Recognising Sialyl-Tn: Production and Application to Immunochemistry

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    Peter L. Devine

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    Full Text Available In order to develop reagents that can detect the exposed sialyl-Tn antigen (NeuAcα2,6GaINAcα 1-O-Ser/Thr on tumour-associated mucins, we have prepared monoclonal antibodies (mabs 3C2 and 301, both IgM against ovine submaxillary mucin (OSM; >98% of glycans as sialyl-Tn. These mabs showed strong reactivity with OSM and bovine submaxillary mucin (BSM; 50% of glycans as sialyl-Tn but did not react with desialylated OSM or BSM. Sialic acid at I mg/ml did not significantly inhibit mab binding to OSM, suggesting that the linkage to GalNAc may be important for mab binding. 3C2 and 3D I also showed similar reactivity to sialyl-Tn reactive mab Bn.3, and detected Bn.3 capturedOSM in a sandwich ELISA. In Western blotting of mucus from a patient with a mucinous ovarian tumour, the mabs reacted with high molecular weight (>200 kDa species. In immunohistochemistry, these mabs showed strong reactivity with most cancers of the colon, lung, and stomach, and also some tumours of the ovary and breast. There was only limited reactivity in normal tissue from these sites. The antibodies should be useful reagents for the detection of the sialyl-Tn antigen in human cancers.

  11. Sialylation of IgG Fc domain impairs complement-dependent cytotoxicity.

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    Quast, Isaak; Keller, Christian W; Maurer, Michael A; Giddens, John P; Tackenberg, Björn; Wang, Lai-Xi; Münz, Christian; Nimmerjahn, Falk; Dalakas, Marinos C; Lünemann, Jan D

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    IgG molecules exert both pro- and antiinflammatory effector functions based on the composition of the fragment crystallizable (Fc) domain glycan. Sialylated IgG Fc domains have antiinflammatory properties that are attributed to their ability to increase the activation threshold of innate effector cells to immune complexes by stimulating the upregulation of the inhibitory Fcγ receptor IIB (FcγRIIB). Here, we report that IgG Fc sialylation of human monoclonal IgG1 molecules impairs their efficacy to induce complement-mediated cytotoxicity (CDC). Fc sialylation of a CD20-targeting antibody had no impact on antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and did not change the affinity of the antibody for activating Fcγ receptors. In contrast, the presence of sialic acid abrogated the increased binding of C1q to Fc-galactosylated IgG1 and resulted in decreased levels of C3b deposition on the cell surface. Similar to monoclonal antibodies, sialic acid inhibited the increased C1q binding to galactosylated Fc fragments in human polyclonal IgG. In sera derived from patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, an autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system in which humoral immune responses mediate tissue damage, induction of IgG Fc sialylation was associated with clinical disease remission. Thus, impairment of CDC represents an FcγR-independent mechanism by which Fc-sialylated glycovariants might limit proinflammatory IgG effector functions.

  12. Evolutionarily conserved paired immunoglobulin-like receptor α (PILRα) domain mediates its interaction with diverse sialylated ligands.

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    Sun, Yonglian; Senger, Kate; Baginski, Tomasz K; Mazloom, Anita; Chinn, Yvonne; Pantua, Homer; Hamidzadeh, Kajal; Ramani, Sree Ranjani; Luis, Elizabeth; Tom, Irene; Sebrell, Andrew; Quinones, Gabriel; Ma, Yan; Mukhyala, Kiran; Sai, Tao; Ding, Jiabing; Haley, Benjamin; Shadnia, Hooman; Kapadia, Sharookh B; Gonzalez, Lino C; Hass, Philip E; Zarrin, Ali A

    2012-05-04

    Paired immunoglobulin-like receptor (PILR) α is an inhibitory receptor that recognizes several ligands, including mouse CD99, PILR-associating neural protein, and Herpes simplex virus-1 glycoprotein B. The physiological function(s) of interactions between PILRα and its cellular ligands are not well understood, as are the molecular determinants of PILRα/ligand interactions. To address these uncertainties, we sought to identify additional PILRα ligands and further define the molecular basis for PILRα/ligand interactions. Here, we identify two novel PILRα binding partners, neuronal differentiation and proliferation factor-1 (NPDC1), and collectin-12 (COLEC12). We find that sialylated O-glycans on these novel PILRα ligands, and on known PILRα ligands, are compulsory for PILRα binding. Sialylation-dependent ligand recognition is also a property of SIGLEC1, a member of the sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectins. SIGLEC1 Ig domain shares ∼22% sequence identity with PILRα, an identity that includes a conserved arginine localized to position 97 in mouse and human SIGLEC1, position 133 in mouse PILRα and position 126 in human PILRα. We observe that PILRα/ligand interactions require conserved PILRα Arg-133 (mouse) and Arg-126 (human), in correspondence with a previously reported requirement for SIGLEC1 Arg-197 in SIGLEC1/ligand interactions. Homology modeling identifies striking similarities between PILRα and SIGLEC1 ligand binding pockets as well as at least one set of distinctive interactions in the galactoxyl-binding site. Binding studies suggest that PILRα recognizes a complex ligand domain involving both sialic acid and protein motif(s). Thus, PILRα is evolved to engage multiple ligands with common molecular determinants to modulate myeloid cell functions in anatomical settings where PILRα ligands are expressed.

  13. Linear synthesis and immunological properties of a fully synthetic vaccine candidate containing a sialylated MUC1 glycopeptide

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    Thompson, Pamela; Lakshminarayanan, Vani; Supekar, Nitin T.; Bradley, Judy M.; Cohen, Peter A.; Wolfert, Margreet A.; Gendler, Sandra J.; Boons, Geert Jan

    2015-01-01

    A strategy for the linear synthesis of a sialylated glycolipopeptide cancer vaccine candidate has been developed using a strategically designed sialyl-Tn building block and microwave-assisted solid-phase peptide synthesis. The glycolipopeptide elicited potent humoral and cellular immune responses. T

  14. Treatment response in Kawasaki disease is associated with sialylation levels of endogenous but not therapeutic intravenous immunoglobulin G.

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    Shohei Ogata

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Although intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG is highly effective in Kawasaki disease (KD, mechanisms are not understood and 10-20% of patients are treatment-resistant, manifesting a higher rate of coronary artery aneurysms. Murine models suggest that α2-6-linked sialic acid (α2-6Sia content of IVIG is critical for suppressing inflammation. However, pro-inflammatory states also up-regulate endogenous levels of β-galactoside:α2-6 sialyltransferase-I (ST6Gal-I, the enzyme that catalyzes addition of α2-6Sias to N-glycans. We asked whether IVIG failures correlated with levels of α2-6Sia on infused IVIG or on the patient's own endogenous IgG. METHODS: We quantified levels of α2-6Sia in infused IVIG and endogenous IgG from 10 IVIG-responsive and 10 resistant KD subjects using multiple approaches. Transcript levels of ST6GAL1, in patient whole blood and B cell lines were evaluated by RT-PCR. Plasma soluble (sST6Gal-I levels were measured by ELISA. RESULTS: There was no consistent difference in median sialylation levels of infused IVIG between groups. However, α2-6Sia levels in endogenous IgG, ST6GAL1 transcript levels, and ST6Gal-I protein in serum from IVIG-resistant KD subjects were lower than in responsive subjects at both pre-treatment and one-year time points (p <0.001, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate sialylation levels of therapeutic IVIG are unrelated to treatment response in KD. Rather, lower sialylation of endogenous IgG and lower blood levels of ST6GALI mRNA and ST6Gal-I enzyme predict therapy resistance. These differences were stable over time, suggesting a genetic basis. Because IVIG-resistance increases risk of coronary artery aneurysms, our findings have important implications for the identification and treatment of such individuals.

  15. Lectin staining and Western blot data showing differential sialylation of nutrient-deprived cancer cells to sialic acid supplementation.

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    Badr, Haitham A; AlSadek, Dina M M; Mathew, Mohit P; Li, Chen-Zhong; Djansugurova, Leyla B; Yarema, Kevin J; Ahmed, Hafiz

    2015-12-01

    This report provides data that are specifically related to the differential sialylation of nutrient deprived breast cancer cells to sialic acid supplementation in support of the research article entitled, "Nutrient-deprived cancer cells preferentially use sialic acid to maintain cell surface glycosylation" [1]. Particularly, breast cancer cells, when supplemented with sialic acid under nutrient deprivation, display sialylated glycans at the cell surface, but non-malignant mammary cells show sialylated glycans intracellularly. The impact of sialic acid supplementation under nutrient deprivation was demonstrated by measuring levels of expression and sialylation of two markers, EGFR1 and MUC1. This Data in Brief article complements the main manuscript by providing detailed instructions and representative results for cell-level imaging and Western blot analyses of changes in sialylation during nutrient deprivation and sialic acid supplementation. These methods can be readily generalized for the study of many types of glycosylation and various glycoprotein markers through the appropriate selection of fluorescently-labeled lectins.

  16. Profiling and characterization of sialylated N-glycans by 2D-HPLC (HIAX/PGC) with online orbitrap MS/MS and offline MSn.

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    Hanneman, Andrew J S; Strand, James; Huang, Chi-Ting

    2014-02-01

    Glycosylation is a critical parameter used to evaluate protein quality and consistency. N-linked glycan profiling is fundamental to the support of biotherapeutic protein manufacturing from early stage process development through drug product commercialization. Sialylated glycans impact the serum half-life of receptor-Fc fusion proteins (RFPs), making their quality and consistency a concern during the production of fusion proteins. Here, we describe an analytical approach providing both quantitative profiling and in-depth mass spectrometry (MS)-based structural characterization of sialylated RFP N-glycans. Aiming to efficiently link routine comparability studies with detailed structural characterization, an integrated workflow was implemented employing fluorescence detection, online positive and negative ion tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS), and offline static nanospray ionization-sequential mass spectrometry (NSI-MS(n)). For routine use, high-performance liquid chromatography profiling employs established fluorescence detection of 2-aminobenzoic acid derivatives (2AA) and hydrophilic interaction anion-exchange chromatography (HIAX) charge class separation. Further characterization of HIAX peak fractions is achieved by online (-) ion orbitrap MS/MS, offering the advantages of high mass accuracy and data-dependent MS/MS. As required, additional characterization uses porous graphitized carbon in the second chromatographic dimension to provide orthogonal (+) ion MS/MS spectra and buffer-free liquid chromatography peak eluants that are optimum for offline (+)/(-) NSI-MS(n) investigations to characterize low-abundance species and specific moieties including O-acetylation and sulfation.

  17. Enzyme catalysed production of sialylated human milk oligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides by Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase

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    Holck, Jesper; Larsen, Dorte Møller; Michalak, Malwina

    2014-01-01

    Bifidobacterium strains in single culture fermentations. The trans-sialidase also catalysed the transfer of sialic acid from CGMP to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and to the human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) backbone lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) to produce 3′-sialyl-GOS, including doubly sialylated GOS products, and 3....../acceptor ratio for the trans-sialidase catalysed 3′-sialyllactose production was found to be 1:4. Quantitative amounts of 3′-sialyllactose were produced from CGMP and lactose at a yield of 40mg/g CGMP. The 3′-sialyllactose obtained exerted a stimulatory effect on selected probiotic strains, including different...

  18. Sialyl-Tn vaccine induces antibody-mediated tumour protection in a relevant murine model

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    Julien, S; Picco, G; Sewell, R;

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    be carried on various glycoproteins. One such glycoprotein MUC1 is expressed by the vast majority of breast carcinomas. Both STn and MUC1 have been considered as targets for immunotherapy of breast cancer patients. Here we used different immunogens to target STn in an MUC1 transgenic mouse model of tumour......Changes in the composition of glycans added to glycoproteins and glycolipids are characteristic of the change to malignancy. Sialyl-Tn (STn) is expressed by 25-30% of breast carcinomas but its expression on normal tissue is highly restricted. Sialyl-Tn is an O-linked disaccharide that can...

  19. Interaction of hamster submaxillary sialyl-Tn and Tn glycoproteins with Gal, GalNAc and GlcNAc specific lectins.

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    Wu, A M; Shen, F; Herp, A; Wu, J H

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    Hamster submaxillary glycoprotein (HSM), one of the simplest glycoproteins among mammalian salivary mucins, is composed of approximately equivalent amounts of protein, hexosamine and sialic acid. The Thr and Ser residues in the protein core account for more than half of all of the amino acid residues, while Lys, Glu, Pro and Ala are the major components of the remaining portion of amino acids. The carbohydrate side chains of this mucous glycoprotein have mainly the NeuAc-GalNAc-(sialyl-Tn) sequence (HSM), and those of the desialylated product (HSM-Tn) are almost exclusively unsubstituted GalNAc residues (Tn determinants). The binding properties of sialyl-Tn (HSM) and asialo-HSM (HSM-Tn) glycoproteins were tested by precipitin assay with Gal, GalNAc and GlcNAc specific lectins. The HSM-Tn completely precipitated Vicia villosa (VVL both B4 and mixture of A and B), Maclura pomifera (MPL), and Artocarpus integrifolia (Jacalin) lectins; less than 2 micrograms of HSM-Tn were required for precipitating 50% of 5.0-6.3 micrograms lectin nitrogen added. HSM-Tn also reacted well with Helix pomatia lectin (HPL), Wistaria floribunda lectin (WFL) and Abrus precatorius agglutinin (APA) and precipitated in each case over 81% of the lectin nitrogen added. The reactivity of HSM-Tn with other lectins (Ricinus communis, RCA1; Dolichol biflorus, DBL; Viscum album, ML-I; Arachis hypogaea, PNA, and Triticum vulgaris, WGA) was weak or negligible. The activity of sialyl-Tn (HSM) was more restricted; HSM reacted well with Jacalin, moderately with MPL and VVL-B4, but was inactive or only weakly with the other lectins used. These findings indicate that HSM and its desialylated product (HSM-Tn) are highly useful reagents for the differentiation of Tn and T/Gal specific lectins and for anti-T, Tn and Af monoclonal antibodies.

  20. Aplicaciones biotecnológicas del gen "afp" (Antifungical Protein) de "Aspergillus giganteus" para la protección de plantas frente a infección por patógenos

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    Las plantas están constantemente sometidas a estreses ambientales y los hongos son sus principales patógenos. Actualmente, el control de las enfermedades que causan se realiza utilizando compuestos químicos, generando impacto en el medio ambiente. Una alternativa es la obtención de plantas transgénicas resistentes. En un principio, la mayoría de los transgenes provenían de las propias plantas (genes involucrados en las respuestas de densa). Actualmente, y dada su reducida efectividad, se está...

  1. Synthesis of oxime-linked mucin mimics containing thetumor-related TN and sialyl TN antigens

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    Marcaurelle, Lisa A.; Shin, Youngsook; Goon, Scarlett; Bertozzi,Carolyn R.

    2001-08-21

    The synthesis of oxime-linked mucin mimics was accomplished via the incorporation of multiple ketone residues into a peptide followed by reaction with aminooxy sugars corresponding to the tumor-related T{sub N} and sialyl T{sub N} (ST{sub N}) antigens.

  2. A novel type of macrothrombocytopenia associated with a defect in alpha2,3-sialylation

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    Jones, C.; Denecke, J.; Strater, R.; Stolting, T.; Schunicht, Y.; Zeuschner, D.; Klumperman, J.; Lefeber, D.J.; Spelten, O.; Zarbock, A.; Kelm, S.; Strenge, K.; Haslam, S.M.; Luhn, K.; Stahl, D.; Gentile, L.; Schreiter, T.; Hilgard, P.; Beck-Sickinger, A.G.; Marquardt, T.; Wild, M.K.

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    We describe a novel type of human thrombocytopenia characterized by the appearance of giant platelets and variable neutropenia. Searching for the molecular defect, we found that neutrophils had strongly reduced sialyl-Lewis X and increased Lewis X surface expression, pointing to a deficiency in sial

  3. Quantitative enzymatic production of sialylated galactooligosaccharides with an engineered sialidase from Trypanosoma rangeli

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    Zeuner, Birgitte; Holck, Jesper; Perna, Valentina

    2016-01-01

    be produced from κ(kappa)-casein glycomacropeptide (CGMP), a sialylated side stream component from cheese-making, by sialidase-catalyzed transsialylation. Using a rationally designed mutant of the sialidase from Trypanosoma rangeli, Tr13, with enhanced transsialylation activity, six different GOS preparations...

  4. A Novel Type of Macrothrombocytopenia Associated with a Defect in alpha 2,3-Sialylation

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    Jones, Claire; Denecke, Jonas; Straeter, Ronald; Stoelting, Torsten; Schunicht, Yvonne; Zeuschner, Dagmar; Klumperman, Judith; Lefeber, Dirk J.; Spelten, Oliver; Zarbock, Alexander; Kelm, Sorge; Strenge, Karen; Haslam, Stuart M.; Luehn, Kerstin; Stahl, Dorothea; Gentile, Luca; Schreiter, Thomas; Hilgard, Philip; Beck-Sickinger, Annette G.; Marquardt, Thorsten; Wild, Martin K.

    2011-01-01

    We describe a novel type of human thrombocytopenia characterized by the appearance of giant platelets and variable neutropenia. Searching for the molecular defect, we found that neutrophils had strongly reduced sialyl-Lewis X and increased Lewis X surface expression, pointing to a deficiency in sial

  5. Discovery and expression of 3 siglecs-like in Oreochromis niloticus neutrophil, and their interaction with group B streptococcal sialylated capsular polysaccharides.

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    Dong, Junjian; Wei, Yuanzheng; Ye, Xing; Sun, Chengfei; Tian, Yuanyuan; Lu, Maixin; Du, Juanjuan; Chen, Zhihang

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    Sialic acid - binding immunoglobulin - like lectins (Siglecs) are members of the largest superfamily of immune receptors; they recognize sialic acid and are mainly expressed in immune cells. Studies on mammals indicate that Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) evade immune reactions by interacting with the host immune cells via the sialic acid of sialylated capsular polysaccharides. However, it is currently unknown if fish-derived GBS can interact with Siglecs to evade host immunity. In this study, we examined the binding of FITC-GBS with neutrophils to determine the presence of receptors that binds with GBS. Furthermore, 3 Siglec-like genes, (OnSiglec-1-like/-4b-like/-14-like) from the neutrophils cDNA were screened by PCR. All the genes had specific domains (immunostimulation and immunosuppression domains), conserved amino acid residues, and sialic acid polysaccharide binding sites that are found in mammalian Siglecs. Flow cytometry of Siglecs-like/COS-7 cells and ELISA of Siglecs/Ex-Fc fusion proteins confirmed that 3 Siglecs-like have high binding activity with GBS. Erythrocytes adhesion assays and sialylated glycans binding assay confirmed that 3 Siglecs-like bind to sialic acid polysaccharides. Siglecs-like had high expression levels in the spleen, gill, and kidney in Oreochromis niloticus by qPCR. After experimental infection, Siglec-1-like/-14-like showed a significant upregulated initially and later downregulated in liver, spleen, kidney, and gill. However, Siglec-4b-like was downregulated in most tissues, except that in liver. The results indicate that 3 OnSiglecs-like may recognize GBS sialylated capsular polysaccharides. GBS infections led to significant changes in Siglecs-like expression in immune-related tissues. However, immunostimulation or immunosuppression via the recognition of GBS by different Siglecs-like molecules requires additional studies.

  6. Plantas cubanas con efecto antiinflamatorio

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    Ada Ivis Regalado Veloz

    Full Text Available La actividad antiinflamatoria suscita gran interés científico en el área farmacológica, debido a que muchas enfermedades en su evolución cursan por procesos inflamatorios (artritis reumatoide, ateroesclerosis, cáncer, diabetes, gota, asma, dermatitis, trastornos neurodegenerativos y diversas dolencias menores. Las enfermedades inflamatorias constituyen un problema de salud importante, debido a la falta de medicamentos eficaces y seguros para su uso por periodos prolongados. Hoy en día se trabaja en la búsqueda de alternativas de antiinflamatorios más seguros, en el que las plantas medicinales, una de las formas más antiguas de tratamiento, constituyen una elección a considerar. En este trabajo se realizó una revisión bibliográfica, sobre especies de plantas que crecen en Cuba que le reportan propiedades farmacológicas como antinflamatorios. En la revisión de la literatura se utilizó la base de datos Medline (vía PubMed, así como revistas nacionales desde el periodo de 2000 hasta el presente, con las palabras claves "inflamación" y "plantas cubanas antiinflamatorias" o "actividad antiinflamatoria" y "plantas medicinales".

  7. Epigenetic silencing of the sulfate transporter gene DTDST induces sialyl Lewisx expression and accelerates proliferation of colon cancer cells.

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    Yusa, Akiko; Miyazaki, Keiko; Kimura, Naoko; Izawa, Mineko; Kannagi, Reiji

    2010-05-15

    Colon cancer cells express the carbohydrate determinant sialyl Lewis(x), while they exhibit markedly decreased the expression of its sulfated derivative, sialyl 6-sulfo Lewis(x). In contrast, normal colonic epithelial cells strongly express sialyl 6-sulfo Lewis(x), but they virtually do not express sialyl Lewis(x). Impaired sulfation was therefore suggested to occur during the course of malignant transformation of colonic epithelial cells and was assumed to be responsible for the increased sialyl Lewis(x) expression in cancers. To elucidate the molecular biological background of the impaired sulfation in cancers, we studied the expression levels of mRNA for 6-O-sulfotransferase isoenzymes, PAPS synthases and transporters, and a cell membrane sulfate transporter, DTDST, in cancer tissues. The most striking decrease in cancer cells compared with nonmalignant epithelial cells was noted in the transcription of the DTDST gene (P = 0.0000014; n = 20). Most cultured colon cancer cells had a diminished DTDST transcription, which was restored when cultured with histone deacetylase inhibitors. Suppression of DTDST transcription under the control of a tet-off inducible promoter resulted in increased sialyl Lewis(x) expression and reduced sialyl 6-sulfo Lewis(x) expression. Unexpectedly, the growth rate of the cancer cells was markedly enhanced when transcription of DTDST was suppressed. These results show that the decrease in the transcription of the sulfate transporter gene is the major cause of decreased expression of sialyl 6-sulfo Lewis(x) and increased expression of sialyl Lewis(x) in colon cancers. The results also suggest that the diminished DTDST expression is closely related to enhanced proliferation of cancer cells.

  8. Rational design of a new Trypanosoma rangeli trans-sialidase for efficient sialylation of glycans.

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    Carsten Jers

    Full Text Available This paper reports rational engineering of Trypanosoma rangeli sialidase to develop an effective enzyme for a potentially important type of reactivity: production of sialylated prebiotic glycans. The Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase and the homologous T. rangeli sialidase has previously been used to investigate the structural requirements for trans-sialidase activity. We observed that the T. cruzi trans-sialidase has a seven-amino-acid motif (197-203 at the border of the substrate binding cleft. The motif differs substantially in chemical properties and substitution probability from the homologous sialidase, and we hypothesised that this motif is important for trans-sialidase activity. The 197-203 motif is strongly positively charged with a marked change in hydrogen bond donor capacity as compared to the sialidase. To investigate the role of this motif, we expressed and characterised a T. rangeli sialidase mutant, Tr13. Conditions for efficient trans-sialylation were determined, and Tr13's acceptor specificity demonstrated promiscuity with respect to the acceptor molecule enabling sialylation of glycans containing terminal galactose and glucose and even monomers of glucose and fucose. Sialic acid is important in association with human milk oligosaccharides, and Tr13 was shown to sialylate a number of established and potential prebiotics. Initial evaluation of prebiotic potential using pure cultures demonstrated, albeit not selectively, growth of Bifidobacteria. Since the 197-203 motif stands out in the native trans-sialidase, is markedly different from the wild-type sialidase compared to previous mutants, and is shown here to confer efficient and broad trans-sialidase activity, we suggest that this motif can serve as a framework for future optimization of trans-sialylation towards prebiotic production.

  9. In planta Protein Interactions of Three Alphacryptoviruses and Three Betacryptoviruses from White Clover, Red Clover and Dill by Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation Analysis

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    Till Lesker

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Plant-infecting viruses of the genera Alpha- and Betacryptovirus within the family Partitiviridae cause no visible effects on their hosts and are only transmitted by cell division and through gametes. The bipartite dsRNA genome is encoding a RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp and a coat protein (CP. Aside from sequence and structural analysis, the investigation of protein interactions is another step towards virus characterization. Therefore, ORFs of two type members White Clover Cryptic Virus 1 and 2 (WCCV-1 and WCCV-2, as well as the related viruses from Red Clover and Dill were introduced into a bimolecular fluorescence complementation assay. We showed CP-CP dimerization for all tested viruses with localization for alphacryptoviruses at the nuclear membrane and for betacryptoviruses close to cell walls within the cytoplasm. For CPs of WCCV-1 and WCCV-2, deletion mutants were created to determine internal interaction sites. Moreover, RdRp self-interaction was found for all viruses, whereas CP-RdRp interactions were only detectable for the alphacryptoviruses. An intra-genus test of CPs was successful in various virus combinations, whereas an inter-genus interaction of WCCV-1CP and WCCV-2CP was absent. This is the first report of in vivo protein interactions of members in the family Partitiviridae, indicating distinct features of the alpha- and betacryptoviruses.

  10. Toxicidad del Cadmio en Plantas

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    M. Rodríquez-Serrano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El cadmio es un metal pesado no esencial y poco abundante en la corteza terrestre, sin embargo en las últimas décadas ha aumentadoconsiderablemente su acumulación, como consecuencia de la actividad industrial. La contaminación por cadmio puede causar serios problemas a todos los organismos vivos, resultando altamente tóxico para el ser humano. Una posible fuente de contaminación por cadmio en humanos es la ingesta de plantas contaminadas por el metal. Por este motivo, es importante conocer cuales son los mecanismos de toxicidad del metal en la planta, así como los mecanismos de defensa de la misma. En este trabajo, se ha realizado una revisión de las principales fuentes de contaminación por cadmio, de la toxicidad del metal y de los mecanismos de hiperacumulación y fitoextracción de cadmio.

  11. Genes de defensa en plantas

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    Carbonero Zalduegui, Pilar; García Olmedo, Francisco

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    Se revisan los avances realizados en la caracterización de los genes que codifican para ciertas familias de proteínas vegetales que son tóxicas o inhibitorias frente a insectos, hongos y bacterias. La caracterización incluye el estudio in vitro de las propiedades de las proteínas purificadas y la experimentación in vivo con plantas transgénicas que expresan los genes correspondientes.

  12. Lectin staining and Western blot data showing differential sialylation of nutrient-deprived cancer cells to sialic acid supplementation

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    Badr, Haitham A.; Dina M. M. AlSadek; Mohit P. Mathew; Chen-Zhong Li; Djansugurova, Leyla B.; Yarema, Kevin J.; Hafiz Ahmed

    2015-01-01

    This report provides data that are specifically related to the differential sialylation of nutrient deprived breast cancer cells to sialic acid supplementation in support of the research article entitled, “Nutrient-deprived cancer cells preferentially use sialic acid to maintain cell surface glycosylation" [1]. Particularly, breast cancer cells, when supplemented with sialic acid under nutrient deprivation, display sialylated glycans at the cell surface, but non-malignant mammary cells show s...

  13. Sialylation of lipooligosaccharides is dispensable for the virulence of Haemophilus ducreyi in humans.

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    Spinola, Stanley M; Li, Wei; Fortney, Kate R; Janowicz, Diane M; Zwickl, Beth; Katz, Barry P; Munson, Robert S

    2012-02-01

    Sialylated glycoconjugates on the surfaces of mammalian cells play important roles in intercellular communication and self-recognition. The sialic acid preferentially expressed in human tissues is N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac). In a process called molecular mimicry, many bacterial pathogens decorate their cell surface glycolipids with Neu5Ac. Incorporation of Neu5Ac into bacterial glycolipids promotes bacterial interactions with host cell receptors called Siglecs. These interactions affect bacterial adherence, resistance to serum killing and phagocytosis, and innate immune responses. Haemophilus ducreyi, the etiologic agent of chancroid, expresses lipooligosaccharides (LOS) that are highly sialylated. However, an H. ducreyi sialyltransferase (lst) mutant, whose LOS contain reduced levels of Neu5Ac, is fully virulent in human volunteers. Recently, a second sialyltransferase gene (Hd0053) was discovered in H. ducreyi, raising the possibility that Hd0053 compensated for the loss of lst during human infection. CMP-Neu5Ac is the obligate nucleotide sugar donor for all bacterial sialyltransferases; LOS derived from an H. ducreyi CMP-Neu5Ac synthetase (neuA) mutant has no detectable Neu5Ac. Here, we compared an H. ducreyi neuA mutant to its wild-type parent in several models of pathogenesis. In human inoculation experiments, the neuA mutant formed papules and pustules at rates that were no different than those of its parent. When grown in media with and without Neu5Ac supplementation, the neuA mutant and its parent had similar phenotypes in bactericidal, macrophage uptake, and dendritic cell activation assays. Although we cannot preclude a contribution of LOS sialylation to ulcerative disease, these data strongly suggest that sialylation of LOS is dispensable for H. ducreyi pathogenesis in humans.

  14. Sialylation of campylobacter jejuni lipo-oligosaccharides: Impact on phagocytosis and cytokine production in mice

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    Huizinga, Ruth; Easton, Alistair S.; Donachie, Anne M.; Guthrie, Jim; van Rijs, Wouter; Heikema, Astrid; Boon, Louis; Samsom, Janneke N.; Jacobs, Bart C.; Willison, Hugh J.; Goodyear, Carl S.

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    Background:\\ud \\ud Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a post-infectious polyradiculoneuropathy, frequently associated with antecedent Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) infection. The presence of sialic acid on C. jejuni lipo-oligosaccharide (LOS) is considered a risk factor for development of GBS as it crucially determines the structural homology between LOS and gangliosides, explaining the induction of cross-reactive neurotoxic antibodies. Sialylated C. jejuni are recognised by TLR4 and siaload...

  15. Time Gating of Chloroplast Autofluorescence Allows Clearer Fluorescence Imaging In Planta.

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    Yutaka Kodama

    Full Text Available Chloroplast, an organelle facilitating photosynthesis, exhibits strong autofluorescence, which is an undesired background signal that restricts imaging experiments with exogenous fluorophore in plants. In this study, the autofluorescence was characterized in planta under confocal laser microscopy, and it was found that the time-gated imaging technique completely eliminates the autofluorescence. As a demonstration of the technique, a clearer signal of fluorescent protein-tagged phototropin, a blue-light photoreceptor localized at the chloroplast periphery, was visualized in planta.

  16. Transforming growth factor beta receptor 2 (TGFBR2 changes sialylation in the microsatellite unstable (MSI Colorectal cancer cell line HCT116.

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    Jennifer Lee

    Full Text Available Aberrant glycosylation is a common feature of many malignancies including colorectal cancers (CRCs. About 15% of CRC show the microsatellite instability (MSI phenotype that is associated with a high frequency of biallelic frameshift mutations in the A10 coding mononucleotide microsatellite of the transforming growth factor beta receptor 2 (TGFBR2 gene. If and how impaired TGFBR2 signaling in MSI CRC cells affects cell surface glycan pattern is largely unexplored. Here, we used the TGFBR2-deficient MSI colon carcinoma cell line HCT116 as a model system. Stable clones conferring doxycycline (dox-inducible expression of a single copy wildtype TGFBR2 transgene were generated by recombinase-mediated cassette exchange (RMCE. In two independent clones, dox-inducible expression of wildtype TGFBR2 protein and reconstitution of its signaling function was shown. Metabolic labeling experiments using the tritiated sialic acid precursor N-acetyl-D-mannosamine (ManNAc revealed a significant decline (∼30% of its incorporation into newly synthesized sialoglycoproteins in a TGFBR2-dependent manner. In particular, we detected a significant decrease of sialylated ß1-integrin upon reconstituted TGFBR2 signaling which did not influence ß1-integrin protein turnover. Notably, TGFBR2 reconstitution did not affect the transcript levels of any of the known human sialyltransferases when examined by real-time RT- PCR analysis. These results suggest that reconstituted TGFBR2 signaling in an isogenic MSI cell line model system can modulate sialylation of cell surface proteins like ß1-integrin. Moreover, our model system will be suitable to uncover the underlying molecular mechanisms of altered MSI tumor glycobiology.

  17. Lectin staining and Western blot data showing differential sialylation of nutrient-deprived cancer cells to sialic acid supplementation

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    Haitham A. Badr

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    Full Text Available This report provides data that are specifically related to the differential sialylation of nutrient deprived breast cancer cells to sialic acid supplementation in support of the research article entitled, “Nutrient-deprived cancer cells preferentially use sialic acid to maintain cell surface glycosylation" [1]. Particularly, breast cancer cells, when supplemented with sialic acid under nutrient deprivation, display sialylated glycans at the cell surface, but non-malignant mammary cells show sialylated glycans intracellularly. The impact of sialic acid supplementation under nutrient deprivation was demonstrated by measuring levels of expression and sialylation of two markers, EGFR1 and MUC1. This Data in Brief article complements the main manuscript by providing detailed instructions and representative results for cell-level imaging and Western blot analyses of changes in sialylation during nutrient deprivation and sialic acid supplementation. These methods can be readily generalized for the study of many types of glycosylation and various glycoprotein markers through the appropriate selection of fluorescently-labeled lectins.

  18. As monografias sobre plantas medicinais

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    Valdir F. Veiga Junior

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    Full Text Available As monografias sobre plantas medicinais ou drogas vegetais contêm informações para atender não somente aos órgãos de regulamentação, mas também às empresas industriais farmacêuticas e farmácias, e mesmo ao público consumidor. Este artigo revê as monografias da Comissão E, do American Botanical Council, ESCOP, PDR e da Organização Mundial de Saúde em suas origens, objetivos e formatos. Duas publicações recentemente organizadas pela FIOCRUZ do Rio de Janeiro e as contribuições da Farmacopéia Brasileira também são avaliadas.

  19. A functional analysis of N-glycosylation-related genes on sialylation of recombinant erythropoietin in six commonly used mammalian cell lines.

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    Zhang, Peiqing; Tan, Diana Lifen; Heng, Desmond; Wang, Tianhua; Mariati; Yang, Yuansheng; Song, Zhiwei

    2010-11-01

    Significant efforts have been made to improve the sialylation of recombinant glycoproteins with the aim of extending their in vivo circulation time. Here, we report a systematic functional analysis of 31 N-glycosylation-related genes on sialylation of recombinant EPO in six cell lines. BHK and CHO cells were found to sialylate recombinant EPO most effectively. None of the 31 genes, individually or in combination, was able to improve EPO sialylation in these cells. HEK293, Cos-7 and 3T3 cells showed intermediate sialylation capabilities, whereas NS0 cells sialylated recombinant EPO poorly. Overexpression of ST6GalI, ST3GalIII or ST3GalIV, but not ST3GalVI, was able to improve EPO sialylation in these four cell lines. qRT-PCR experiments revealed that ST3GalIII and ST3GalIV are indeed under expressed in HEK293, 3T3 and NS0 cells. Co-expression of upstream glycogenes failed to synergize with these sialyltransferases to further enhance sialylation, suggesting that the upstream glycogenes are all expressed at sufficient levels.

  20. Galactosyl-Lactose Sialylation Using Trypanosoma cruzi trans-Sialidase as the Biocatalyst and Bovine kappa-Casein-Derived Glycomacropeptide as the Donor Substrate

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    Wilbrink, Maarten H.; ten Kate, Geert A.; van Leeuwen, Sander S.; Sanders, Peter; Sallomons, Erik; Hage, Johannes A.; Dijkhuizen, Lubbert; Kamerling, Johannis P.

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    trans-Sialidase (TS) enzymes catalyze the transfer of sialyl (Sia) residues from Sia(alpha 2-3) Gal(beta 1-x)-glycans (sialo-glycans) to Gal(beta 1-x)-glycans (asialo-glycans). Aiming to apply this concept for the sialylation of linear and branched (Gal)(n)Glc oligosaccharide mixtures (GOS) using bo

  1. Galactosyl-Lactose Sialylation Using Trypanosoma cruzi trans-Sialidase as the Biocatalyst and Bovine kappa-Casein-Derived Glycomacropeptide as the Donor Substrate

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    Wilbrink, Maarten H.; ten Kate, Geert A.; van Leeuwen, Sander S.; Sanders, Peter; Sallomons, Erik; Hage, Johannes A.; Dijkhuizen, Lubbert; Kamerling, Johannis P.

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    trans-Sialidase (TS) enzymes catalyze the transfer of sialyl (Sia) residues from Sia(alpha 2-3) Gal(beta 1-x)-glycans (sialo-glycans) to Gal(beta 1-x)-glycans (asialo-glycans). Aiming to apply this concept for the sialylation of linear and branched (Gal)(n)Glc oligosaccharide mixtures (GOS) using bo

  2. Lipooligosaccharide locus class of Campylobacter jejuni: sialylation is not needed for invasive infection.

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    Ellström, P; Feodoroff, B; Hänninen, M-L; Rautelin, H

    2014-06-01

    Campylobacter jejuni is a highly diverse enteropathogen that is commonly detected worldwide. It can sometimes cause bacteraemia, but the bacterial characteristics facilitating bloodstream infection are not known. A total of 73 C. jejuni isolates, consecutively collected from blood-borne infections during a 10-year period all over Finland and for which detailed clinical information of the patients were available, were included. We screened the isolates by PCR for the lipooligosaccharide (LOS) locus class and for the presence of the putative virulence genes ceuE, ciaB, fucP, and virB11. The isolates were also tested for γ-glutamyl transpeptidase production. The results were analysed with respect to the clinical characteristics of the patients, and the multilocus sequence types (MLSTs) and serum resistance of the isolates. LOS locus classes A, B, and C, which carry genes for sialylation of LOS, were detected in only 23% of the isolates. These isolates were not more resistant to human serum than those with the genes of non-sialylated LOS locus classes, but were significantly more prevalent among patients with underlying diseases (p 0.02). The fucose permease gene fucP was quite uncommon, but was associated with the isolates with the potential to sialylate LOS (p <0.0001). LOS locus classes and some of the putative virulence factors were associated with MLST clonal complexes. Although some of the bacterial characteristics studied here have been suggested to be important for the invasiveness of C. jejuni, they did not explain why the clinical isolates in the present study were able to cause bacteraemia.

  3. Characterization of the Specific Interaction between Sialoadhesin and Sialylated Campylobacter jejuni Lipooligosaccharides▿ †

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    Heikema, Astrid P.; Bergman, Mathijs P.; Richards, Hannah; Crocker, Paul R.; Gilbert, Michel; Samsom, Janneke N.; van Wamel, Willem J. B.; Endtz, Hubert P.; van Belkum, Alex

    2010-01-01

    In Campylobacter jejuni-induced Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), molecular mimicry between C. jejuni lipooligosaccharide (LOS) and host gangliosides leads to the production of cross-reactive antibodies directed against the peripheral nerves of the host. Currently, the presence of surface exposed sialylated LOS in C. jejuni is the single known bacterial pathogenesis factor associated with the development of GBS. Using a unique, well-characterized strain collection, we demonstrate that GBS-associated C. jejuni strains bind preferentially to sialoadhesin (Sn, Siglec-1, or CD169), a sialic acid receptor found on a subset of macrophages. In addition, using a whole-cell enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), C. jejuni strains with sialylated LOS bound exclusively to soluble Sn. Mass spectrometry revealed that binding was sialic acid-linkage specific with a preference for α(2,3)-linked sialic acid attached to the terminal galactose of the LOS chain as seen in the gangliosides GD1a, GM1b, and GM3. This molecular interaction was also related to functional consequences as a GBS-associated C. jejuni strain that bound Sn in a whole-cell ELISA adhered to surface-expressed Sn of Sn-transfected CHO cells but was unable to adhere to wild-type CHO cells. Moreover, a sialic acid-negative mutant of the same C. jejuni strain was unable to bind Sn-transfected CHO cells. This is the first report of the preferential binding of GBS-associated C. jejuni strains to the Sn immune receptor (P = 0.014). Moreover, because this binding is dependent on sialylated LOS, the main pathogenic factor in GBS progression, the present findings bring us closer to unraveling the mechanisms that lead to formation of cross-reactive antibodies in GBS disease. PMID:20421384

  4. Characterization of the specific interaction between sialoadhesin and sialylated Campylobacter jejuni lipooligosaccharides.

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    Heikema, Astrid P; Bergman, Mathijs P; Richards, Hannah; Crocker, Paul R; Gilbert, Michel; Samsom, Janneke N; van Wamel, Willem J B; Endtz, Hubert P; van Belkum, Alex

    2010-07-01

    In Campylobacter jejuni-induced Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), molecular mimicry between C. jejuni lipooligosaccharide (LOS) and host gangliosides leads to the production of cross-reactive antibodies directed against the peripheral nerves of the host. Currently, the presence of surface exposed sialylated LOS in C. jejuni is the single known bacterial pathogenesis factor associated with the development of GBS. Using a unique, well-characterized strain collection, we demonstrate that GBS-associated C. jejuni strains bind preferentially to sialoadhesin (Sn, Siglec-1, or CD169), a sialic acid receptor found on a subset of macrophages. In addition, using a whole-cell enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), C. jejuni strains with sialylated LOS bound exclusively to soluble Sn. Mass spectrometry revealed that binding was sialic acid-linkage specific with a preference for alpha(2,3)-linked sialic acid attached to the terminal galactose of the LOS chain as seen in the gangliosides GD1a, GM1b, and GM3. This molecular interaction was also related to functional consequences as a GBS-associated C. jejuni strain that bound Sn in a whole-cell ELISA adhered to surface-expressed Sn of Sn-transfected CHO cells but was unable to adhere to wild-type CHO cells. Moreover, a sialic acid-negative mutant of the same C. jejuni strain was unable to bind Sn-transfected CHO cells. This is the first report of the preferential binding of GBS-associated C. jejuni strains to the Sn immune receptor (P = 0.014). Moreover, because this binding is dependent on sialylated LOS, the main pathogenic factor in GBS progression, the present findings bring us closer to unraveling the mechanisms that lead to formation of cross-reactive antibodies in GBS disease.

  5. Cell surface alpha 2,6 sialylation affects adhesion of breast carcinoma cells.

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    Lin, Shaoqiang; Kemmner, Wolfgang; Grigull, Sabine; Schlag, Peter M

    2002-05-15

    Tumor-associated alterations of cell surface glycosylation play a crucial role in the adhesion and metastasis of carcinoma cells. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of alpha 2,6-sialylation on the adhesion properties of breast carcinoma cells. To this end mammary carcinoma cells, MDA-MB-435, were sense-transfected with sialyltransferase ST6Gal-I cDNA or antisense-transfected with a part of the ST6Gal-I sequence. Sense transfectants showed an enhanced ST6Gal-I mRNA expression and enzyme activity and an increased binding of the lectin Sambucus nigra agglutinin (SNA), specific for alpha 2,6-linked sialic acid. Transfection with ST6Gal-I in the antisense direction resulted in less enzyme activity and SNA reactivity. A sense-transfected clone carrying increased amounts of alpha 2,6-linked sialic acid adhered preferentially to collagen IV and showed reduced cell-cell adhesion and enhanced invasion capacity. In contrast, antisense transfection led to less collagen IV adhesion but enhanced homotypic cell-cell adhesion. In another approach, inhibition of ST6Gal-I enzyme activity by application of soluble antisense-oligodeoxynucleotides was studied. Antisense treatment resulted in reduced ST6 mRNA expression and cell surface 2,6-sialylation and significantly decreased collagen IV adhesion. Our results suggest that cell surface alpha 2,6-sialylation contributes to cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix adhesion of tumor cells. Inhibition of sialytransferase ST6Gal-I by antisense-oligodeoxynucleotides might be a way to reduce the metastatic capacity of carcinoma cells.

  6. Reduced Mucin-7 (Muc7) Sialylation and Altered Saliva Rheology in Sjögren's Syndrome Associated Oral Dryness.

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    Chaudhury, Nayab M A; Proctor, Gordon B; Karlsson, Niclas G; Carpenter, Guy H; Flowers, Sarah A

    2016-03-01

    Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltration and hypofunction of salivary and lacrimal glands. This loss of salivary function leads to oral dryness, impaired swallowing and speech, and increased infection and is associated with other autoimmune diseases and an increased risk of certain cancers. Despite the implications of this prevalent disease, diagnosis currently takes years, partly due to the diversity in patient presentation. Saliva is a complicated biological fluid with major constituents, including heavily glycosylated mucins MUC5B and MUC7, important for its viscoelastic and hydrating and lubricating properties. This study investigated Sjögren's patient's perception of dryness (bother index questionnaires) along with the rheological, protein composition, and glycan analysis of whole mouth saliva and the saliva on the mucosal surface (residual mucosal saliva) to understand the properties that most affect patient wellbeing. Sjögren's patients exhibited a statistically significant reduction in residual mucosal saliva, salivary flow rate, and extensional rheology, spinnbarkeit (stringiness). Although the concentration of mucins MUC5B and MUC7 were similar between patients and controls, a comparison of protein Western blotting and glycan staining identified a reduction in mucin glycosylation in Sjögren's, particularly on MUC7. LC-MS/MS analysis of O-glycans released from MUC7 by β-elimination revealed that although patients had an increase in core 1 sulfation, the even larger reduction in sialylation resulted in a global decline of charged glycans. This was primarily due to the loss of the extended core 2 disialylated structure, with and without fucosylation. A decrease in the extended, fucosylated core 2 disialylated structure on MUC7, residual mucosal wetness, and whole mouth saliva flow rate appeared to have a negative and cumulative effect on the perception of oral dryness. The observed changes in MUC7

  7. Stable expression of sialyl-Tn antigen in T47-D cells induces a decrease of cell adhesion and an increase of cell migration.

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    Julien, Sylvain; Lagadec, Chann; Krzewinski-Recchi, Marie-Ange; Courtand, Gilles; Le Bourhis, Xuefen; Delannoy, Philippe

    2005-03-01

    Sialyl-Tn is a carbohydrate antigen overexpressed in several epithelial cancers including breast cancer, and usually associated with poor prognosis. Sialyl-Tn is synthesized by a CMP-Neu5Ac: GalNAc alpha2,6-sialyltransferase: ST6GalNAc I, which catalyzes the transfer of a sialic acid residue in alpha2,6-linkage to the GalNAcalpha1-O-Ser/Thr structure. The resulting disaccharide (Neu5Acalpha2-6GalNAcalpha1-O-Ser/Thr) cannot be further elongated and sialyl-Tn expression results therefore in a shortening of the O-glycan chains. However, usual breast cancer cell lines express neither ST6GalNAc I nor sialyl-Tn antigen. We have previously shown that stable transfection of MDA-MB-231 cells with the hST6GalNAc I cDNA induces the sialyl-Tn antigen expression at the cell surface and leads to a decreased cell growth and an increased cell migration. We describe herein the generation of new T47-D clones expressing sialyl-Tn antigen after hST6GalNAc I cDNA stable transfection. sialyl-Tn antigen is carried by several high molecular weight membrane bound O-glycoproteins, including MUC1. We show that sialyl-Tn expression induces a decrease of cell growth and adhesion, and an increase of cell migration in sialyl-Tn positive clones compared to mock transfected cells. These observations show that the alteration of the O-glycans pattern is sufficient to modify the biological features of cancer cells. These T47-D sialyl-Tn expressing clones might allow further in vivo investigation to determine precisely the impact of such O-glycosylation modifications on breast cancer development.

  8. Complete enzymic synthesis of the mucin-type sialyl Lewis x epitope, involved in the interaction between PSGL-1 and P-selectin.

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    Zeng, S; Gallego, R G; Dinter, A; Malissard, M; Kamerling, J P; Vliegenthart, J F; Berger, E G

    1999-09-01

    Sialyl Lewis x (sLe(x)) is an established selectin ligand occurring on N- and O-linked glycans. Using a completely enzymic approach starting from p-nitrophenyl N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosaminide (GalNAc(alpha1-pNp as core substrate, the sLe(x)-oligosaccharide Neu5Ac(alpha2-3)Gal(beta1-4)[Fuc(alpha1-3)]GlcNAc(beta1-6)[Gal(bet a1-3)]GalNAc(alpha1-pNp, representing the O-linked form, was synthesized in an overall yield of 32%. In a first step, Gal(beta1-3)GalNAc(alpha1-pNp was prepared in a yield of 52% using UDP-Gal and an enriched preparation of beta3-galactosyltransferase (EC 2.4.1.122) from rat liver. UDP-GlcNAc and a recombinant affinity-purified preparation of core 2 beta6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (EC 2.4.1.102) fused to Protein A were used to branch the core 1 structure, affording GlcNAc(beta1-6)[Gal(beta1-3)]GalNAc(alpha1-pNp in a yield of >85%. The core 2 structure was galactosylated using UDP-Gal and purified human milk beta4-galactosyltransferase 1 (EC 2.4.1.38) (yield of >85%), then sialylated using CMP-Neu5Ac and purified recombinant alpha3-sialyltransferase 3 (EC 2.4.99.X) (yield of 87%), and finally fucosylated using GDP-Fuc and recombinant human alpha3-fucosyltransferase 6 (EC 2.4.1.152) produced in Pichia pastoris (yield of 100%). Overall 1.5 micromol of product was prepared. MALDI TOF mass spectra, and 1D and 2D TOCSY and ROESY 1H NMR analysis confirmed the obtained structure.

  9. Differential sialylation of serpin A1 in the early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease dementia.

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    Sarah Jesse

    Full Text Available The prevalence of Parkinson's disease (PD increases with age. Up to 50% of PD show cognitive decline in terms of a mild cognitive impairment already in early stages that predict the development of dementia, which can occur in up to 80% of PD patients over the long term, called Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD. So far, diagnosis of PD/PDD is made according to clinical and neuropsychological examinations while laboratory data is only used for exclusion of other diseases. The aim of this study was the identification of possible biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF of PD, PDD and controls (CON which predict the development of dementia in PD. For this, a proteomic approach optimized for CSF was performed using 18 clinically well characterized patients in a first step with subsequent validation using 84 patients. Here, we detected differentially sialylated isoforms of Serpin A1 as marker for differentiation of PD versus PDD in CSF. Performing 2D-immunoblots, all PDD patients could be identified correctly (sensitivity 100%. Ten out of 24 PD patients showed Serpin A1 isoforms in a similar pattern like PDD, indicating a specificity of 58% for the test-procedure. In control samples, no additional isoform was detected. On the basis of these results, we conclude that differentially sialylated products of Serpin A1 are an interesting biomarker to indicate the development of a dementia during the course of PD.

  10. Las Plantas Cultivadas y Sus Plagas.

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    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias

    1942-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo contiene en orden alfabético las plantas cultivadas con las diferentes plagas por las cuales se ven afectadas y para las que se han venido buscando mecanismos de control y erradicación. Algunas de estas plantas son: Aguacate, Acacia, Almendro, Algodón, Banana, Cacahuate, Cacao, Cafeto, Caña de azúcar, Caoba, Carambola, Cedro, Granadilla, Limón, Maíz, Tabaco, entre otras.

  11. Las Plantas medicinales y el desarrollo nacional

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    Salaverry García, Oswaldo Eduardo

    2012-01-01

    Una planta medicinal es un recurso, cuya parte o extractos se emplean como drogas en el tratamiento de alguna afección. La parte de la planta empleada medicinalmente se conoce con el nombre de droga vegetal, y puede suministrarse bajo diferentes formas galénicas: cápsulas, comprimidos, crema, decocción, elixir, infusión, jarabe, tintura,ungüento, etc.

  12. Sialylated β1, 6 branched N-glycans modulate the adhesion, invasion and metastasis of hepatocarcinoma cells.

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    Yu, Xiao; Zhao, Yujie; Wang, Liping; Chen, Xixi; Su, Zhen; Zhang, Han; Yuan, Qingmin; Wang, Shujing

    2016-12-01

    The mouse hepatocarcinoma cell lines Hca-F and Hca-P have been derived from hepatocarcinoma in mice and metastasize only to the lymph node. Hca-F cells displayed greater lymphatic metastasis ability than Hca-P cells. When the two cell lines were compared for cell surface sialylated β1,6 branched N-glycans by flow cytometry using L-PHA and SNA, Hca-F cells were found to express significantly higher levels. To explore the effect of increased sialylated β1,6 branched N-glycans on hepatocarcinoma progression, we inhibit their expression in Hca-F cells by using swainsonine treatment and RNA interference. We found that swainsonine treatment or GnT-V-shRNA transfection significantly inhibited the formation of β1,6 branched N-glycans, and partially inhibited the expression of α2,6 sialic acids. Knockdown of sialylated β1,6 branched N-glycans significantly attenuated the invasive and metastatic capability both in vitro and in vivo. Blockade of α2,6 sialic acid expression on Hca-F cell surface by the treatment with neuraminidase caused reduction in cellular adherence to lymph node. In addition, knockdown of sialylated β1,6 branched N-glycans could decrease the expression of Notch1, NICD1, NICD2 and HES1 in Hca-F cells. Collectively, these findings suggest that increased sialylated β1,6 branched N-glycans may contribute to hepatocarcinoma progression by altering the adhesive, invasive and metastatic ability to lymph node via Notch signaling pathway.

  13. Positive regulation of the enzymatic activity of gastric H(+),K(+)-ATPase by sialylation of its β-subunit.

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    Fujii, Takuto; Watanabe, Midori; Shimizu, Takahiro; Takeshima, Hiroshi; Kushiro, Keiichiro; Takai, Madoka; Sakai, Hideki

    2016-06-01

    The gastric proton pump (H(+),K(+)-ATPase) consists of a catalytic α-subunit (αHK) and a glycosylated β-subunit (βHK). βHK glycosylation is essential for the apical trafficking and stability of αHK in gastric parietal cells. Here, we report the properties of sialic acids at the termini of the oligosaccharide chains of βHK. Sialylation of βHK was found in LLC-PK1 cells stably expressing αHK and βHK by staining of the cells with lectin-tagged fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles. This sialylation was also confirmed by biochemical studies using sialic acid-binding lectin beads and an anti-βHK antibody. The sialic acids of βHK are cleaved enzymatically by neuraminidase (sialidase) and nonenzymatically by an acidic solution (pH5). Interestingly, the enzymatic activity of H(+),K(+)-ATPase was significantly decreased by cleavage of the sialic acids of βHK. In contrast, βHK was not sialylated in the gastric tubulovesicles prepared from the stomach of fed hogs. The H(+),K(+)-ATPase activity in these tubulovesicles was not significantly altered by neuraminidase. Importantly, the sialylation of βHK was observed in the gastric samples prepared from the stomach of famotidine (a histamine H2 receptor antagonist)-treated rats, but not histamine (an acid secretagogue)-treated rats. The enzymatic activity of H(+),K(+)-ATPase in the samples of the famotidine-treated rats was significantly higher than in the histamine-treated rats. The effects of famotidine were weakened by neuraminidase. These results indicate that βHK is sialylated at neutral or weakly acidic pH, but not at acidic pH, suggesting that the sialic acids of βHK positively regulate the enzymatic activity of αHK.

  14. Enzymic synthesis of oligosaccharides terminating in the tumor-associated sialyl-Lewis-a determinant.

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    Palcic, M M; Venot, A P; Ratcliffe, R M; Hindsgaul, O

    1989-07-01

    The isomeric sialyl-Lea-terminating pentasaccharide derivatives, alpha-Neup5Ac-(2----3)-beta-D-Galp-(1----3)-[alpha-L-Fucp-(1 ----4)]-beta- D-GlcpNAc-(1----3)-beta-D-Galp-O(CH2)8COOMe and alpha-Neup5Ac-(2----3)-beta-D-Galp-(1----3)-[alpha-L-Fucp-(1 ----4)]- beta-D-GlcpNAc-(1----6)-beta-D-Galp-O(CH2)8COOMe, have been prepared by the action in sequence of a porcine submaxillary (2----3)-alpha-sialyltransferase and a human-milk (1----3/4)-alpha-fucosyltransferase on the chemically synthesized trisaccharides beta-D-Galp-(1----3)-beta-D-GlcpNAc-(1----3)- and -(1----6)-beta-D-Galp- O(CH2)8COOMe, respectively.

  15. False sugar sequence ions in electrospray tandem mass spectrometry of underivatized sialyl-Lewis-type oligosaccharides

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    Ernst, Beat; Müller, Dieter R.; Richter, Wilhelm J.

    1997-01-01

    Formation of "false" sugar sequence ions from branched tetrasaccharides of the sialyl-Lewis-type by migration of fucose towards sialic acid residues is shown to occur in [M + H]+ and [M + NH4]+ ions produced by electrospray ionization and subjected to low energy collision induced dissociation (CID). For the verification of their composition and sequence, such irregular ions were produced in the orifice region of the ion source, mass selected in Q1, and subjected to a second CID step in Q2 of a triple quadrupole analyser. When produced and analysed in the same "double CID" fashion, the branched B3 ions still containing all four sugar subunits show such migration to only a minor extent. The analysis of Bn fragment ions with high numbers for n may thus have advantages over the analysis of M-like species

  16. Modelo de planta óptima multiproducto

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    GABRIEL POVEDA RAMOS

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un modelo matemático para planificar y determinar el tamaño óptimo de una planta industrial de procesos de transformación, que produce varios productos usando unos mismos equipos. Esta es una metodología completamente original del autor, que no aparece en libros ni en artículos de revista sobre Evaluación de Proyectos, Matemáticas Financieras, Diseño de Plantas y disciplinas análogas. El método ha sido aplicado por el autor al planeamiento y al dimensionamiento de varias plantas de industrias de procesos en Colombia.

  17. Gene expression of fucosyl- and sialyl-transferases which synthesize sialyl Lewisx, the carbohydrate ligands for E-selectin, in human breast cancer.

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    Matsuura, N; Narita, T; Hiraiwa, N; Hiraiwa, M; Murai, H; Iwase, T; Funahashi, H; Imai, T; Takagi, H; Kannagi, R

    1998-05-01

    The adhesion of circulating cancer cells to vascular endothelium is an important step in the hematogenous metastasis of cancer. Until recently, it has been believed that carbohydrate antigens are expressed on cancer cells, and E-selectin is expressed on endothelial cells to effect this adhesion. We investigated the gene expression of fucosyl-transferase (Fuc-T) and sialyltransferase (ST), which are involved in the synthesis of sialyl Lewisx (s-Lex) in breast cancer by using Northern blot analysis. The concentration of s-Lex in the cancerous portion was increased, compared to that in the adjacent non-cancerous portion. A correlation was found between the concentration of s-Lex and the amount of Fuc-T VI message in 9 cases of breast cancer tissue. Expression of the Fuc-T III message was found in only one case who expressed s-Lea. No expression of the Fuc-T V or VII message was observed. There was no relationship between the concentration of s-Lex and the amount of ST3N and ST4 transcripts. Similar findings were obtained from an analysis using cell lines derived from human breast cancer. When Fuc-T VI gene was transfected to MCF-7 cells, the expression of s-Lex was markedly induced on MCF-7 cells, and the attachment of cancer cells to endothelial cells was enhanced. These findings suggest that Fuc-T VI is chiefly involved in the synthesis of s-Lex on breast cancer cells.

  18. Plantas medicinales utilizadas en la salud infantil

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    Souza, ADZ.; T. Ceolin; Vargas, NRC.; Heck, RM.; Vasconcellos, CL.; Borges, AM.; Mendieta, MC.

    2011-01-01

    Identificar las plantas medicinales utilizadas en la salud infantil por familias de agricultores de base ecológica de la región Sur de Río Grande do Sul, Brasil. El enfoque de investigación es cualitativo, exploratorio y descriptivo, con datos recogidos de enero a mayo de 2009. Los sujetos fueron ocho familias de agricultores, residentes en los municipios de Pelotas, Morro Redondo, Canguçu y Arroio do Padre. Seis plantas fueron citadas (Chrysanthemun cinerariifolium, Foeniculum vulgare, Acca ...

  19. Progress in planta transformation without tissue culture

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    GU Yun-Hong; YU Zeng-Liang; QIN Guang-Yong; HUO Yu-Ping

    2004-01-01

    With the development of planta genetic engineering, more emphases have been laid on convenient and high efficient genetic transformation methods. And transformation without tissue culture is a prospective direction of it. In this paper, traditional transformation methods and the methods of non-tissue culture were summarized. With the exploration and application of Arabidopsis transformation mechanism, with the use of ion beam-mediated transformation invented by Chinese scientists and the development of other transformation methods, transformation methods without tissue culture and planta genetic engineering could be improved rapidly.

  20. Genes de Resistencia a Enfermedades en Plantas

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    Ernesto García Pineda; Edmundo Lozoya Gloria

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    La resistencia de las plantas a las enfermedades frecuentemente resulta de la interacción específica de genes de resistencia (R) de las plantas con los correspondientes genes de avirulencia (Avr) de los patógenos. En años recientes, se han caracterizado algunos genes R de varias especies vegetales que codifican para proteínas que se agrupan en cinco clases de acuerdo al dominio común que comparten, tales como los dominios que son ricos en leucina y que se repiten a intervalos regulares, con d...

  1. Protein Sialylation Regulates a Gene Expression Signature that Promotes Breast Cancer Cell Pathogenicity

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    Kohnz, Rebecca A.; Roberts, Lindsay S; DeTomaso, David; Bideyan, Lara; Yan, Peter; Bandyopadhyay, Sourav; Goga, Andrei; Yosef, Nir; Daniel K Nomura

    2016-01-01

    Many mechanisms have been proposed for how heightened aerobic glycolytic metabolism fuels cancer pathogenicity, but there are still many unexplored pathways. Here, we have performed metabolomic profiling to map glucose incorporation into metabolic pathways upon transformation of mammary epithelial cells by 11 commonly mutated human oncogenes. We show that transformation of mammary epithelial cells by oncogenic stimuli commonly shunts glucose-derived carbons into synthesis of sialic acid, a he...

  2. Plantas útiles en don Joan de Castellanos

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    Mario Germán Romero

    1963-04-01

    Full Text Available Castellanos no se propuso escribir una historia natural del Nuevo Mundo. Pero cuando se presentó la ocasión dio rienda suelta a su espíritu investigador para describir un animal o una planta.

  3. Hierro en el sistema suelo-planta

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    Juárez Sanz, Margarita; Cerdán, Mar; Sanchez Sanchez, Antonio

    2007-01-01

    Se hace un estudio de las formas y reactividad de los distintos compuestos de hierro en el suelo, su disponibilidad para la nutrición vegetal, los mecanismos de toma y funciones de este nutriente en la planta, causas de la deficiencia de hierro en los cultivos y sus síntomas.

  4. Algunas Plantas Interesantes de Urabá

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    Uribe Uribe S. Lorenzo

    1949-06-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se mencionan algunas plantas de interés medicinal, industrial y florístico, recolectadas en la región de Urabá en enero de 1947, que se encuentran en diferentes Herbarios.

  5. A rationally engineered yeast pyruvyltransferase Pvg1p introduces sialylation-like properties in neo-human-type complex oligosaccharide.

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    Higuchi, Yujiro; Yoshinaga, Sho; Yoritsune, Ken-Ichi; Tateno, Hiroaki; Hirabayashi, Jun; Nakakita, Shin-Ichi; Kanekiyo, Miho; Kakuta, Yoshimitsu; Takegawa, Kaoru

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    Pyruvylation onto the terminus of oligosaccharide, widely seen from prokaryote to eukaryote, confers negative charges on the cell surface and seems to be functionally similar to sialylation, which is found at the end of human-type complex oligosaccharide. However, detailed molecular mechanisms underlying pyruvylation have not been clarified well. Here, we first determined the crystal structure of fission yeast pyruvyltransferase Pvg1p at a resolution of 2.46 Å. Subsequently, by combining molecular modeling with mutational analysis of active site residues, we obtained a Pvg1p mutant (Pvg1p(H168C)) that efficiently transferred pyruvyl moiety onto a human-type complex glycopeptide. The resultant pyruvylated human-type complex glycopeptide recognized similar lectins on lectin arrays as the α2,6-sialyl glycopeptides. This newly-generated pyruvylation of human-type complex oligosaccharides would provide a novel method for glyco-bioengineering.

  6. Identification and structural characterization of a sialylated lacto-N-neotetraose structure in the lipopolysaccharide of Haemophilus influenzae.

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    Cox, Andrew D; Hood, Derek W; Martin, Adele; Makepeace, Katherine M; Deadman, Mary E; Li, Jianjun; Brisson, Jean-Robert; Moxon, E Richard; Richards, James C

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    A sialylated lacto-N-neotetraose (Sial-lNnT) structural unit was identified and structurally characterized in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from the genome-sequenced strain Rd [corrected] (RM118) of the human pathogen Haemophilus influenzae grown in the presence of sialic acid. A combination of molecular genetics, MS and NMR spectroscopy techniques showed that this structural unit extended from the proximal heptose residue of the inner core region of the LPS molecule. The structure of the Sial-lNnT unit was identical to that found in meningococcal LPS, but glycoforms containing truncations of the Sial-lNnT unit, comprising fewer residues than the complete oligosaccharide component, were not detected. The finding of sialylated glycoforms that were either fully extended or absent suggests a novel biosynthetic feature for adding the terminal tetrasaccharide unit of the Sial-lNnT to the glycose acceptor at the proximal inner core heptose.

  7. ENERGIA DIGESTÍVEL E DIGESTIBILIDADE APARENTE DA PROTEÍNA BRUTA E MATÉRIA SECA DO FENO DE PLANTAS AQUÁTICAS PARA SUÍNOS EM FASE DE CRESCIMENTO DIGESTIBLE ENERGY AND APPARENT DIGESTIBILITY OF THE CRUDE PROTEIN AND DRY MATTER OF THE AQUATIC PLANTS HAY FOR GROWTH PHASE SWINE

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    Fábio Enrique Lemos Budiño

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado um experimento com o intuito de avaliar o feno de plantas aquáticas como ingrediente de dietas para suínos em crescimento. Utilizaram-se dez suínos de peso inicial de 28,85 ± 2,95kg, distribuídos entre os tratamentos – ração-referência (RR e ração-teste (RT – sendo que a RT correspondeu a 80% da RR acrescida de 20% de feno de plantas aquáticas. Desenvolveu-se ensaio de digestibilidade utilizando-se como marcador 1,0% de óxido férrico adicionado às dietas, e no sétimo dia deu início à coleta das fezes. O feno de plantas aquáticas apresentou os seguintes valores nutricionais de energia digestível: 812,26 kcal/kg; de proteína digestível: -2,38% e de matéria seca digestível: 12,90%.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Fibra, leitão, metabolismo.
    An experiment was carried out to evaluate the use of the aquatic plants hay as ingredient of diets for growth swine. Ten swine with initial weight of 28.85 ± 2.95kg were used, distributed among the treatments: ration reference (RR and ration tests (RT, where RT corresponded to 80% of added RR of 20% of aquatic plants hay. The digestibility assay was accomplished, being used as marker 1.0% of ferric oxide added to the diets and in the seventh day the collection of the feces was begun. The aquatic plants hay presented the following nutritional values of digestible energy: 812.26 kcal/kg; of digestible protein: -2.38% and of dry matter digestible: 12.90%.

    KEY WORDS: Fiber, metabolism, pig.

  8. Proteínas Involucradas en los Mecanismos de Defensa de Plantas Proteínas Involucradas en los Mecanismos de Defensa de Plantas

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    César Aguirre Mancilla

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The plants lacking a defense system based on similar antibodies to which exists in animals, bases their protection on physical characteristics and in a series of components that the own plant synthesizes. Inside those compounds, the proteins constitute one of the main defense sources, not only for their high specificity and efficiency, but because some of them are also highly regulated, their synthesis responding to the attack of the insects orby pathogens. These proteins represent an interesting alternative to produce plants with better resistance characteristics, since through breeding mechanisms or introducing the gene a susceptible plant, by means of the genetic engineering. The knowledge of its action mechanisms represents an important form to learn how to combat plagues and illnesses of the plants, without having to use compound highly polluting, like the commercial insecticides. Las plantas careciendo de un sistema de defensa basado en anticuerpos similar al que existe en animales, basan su protección en características físicas y en una serie de componentes que la propia planta sintetiza. Dentro de esos compuestos, las proteínas constituyen una de las principales fuentes de defensa, no sólo por su elevada especificidad y eficiencia, sino porque además algunas de ellas son altamente reguladas, respondiendo su síntesis al ataque de los depredadores (insectos o de los patógenos. Estas proteínas representan una interesante alternativa para producir plantas con mejores características de resistencia, ya que a través de mecanismos de fitomejoramiento o bien introduciendo el gen a plantas sensibles, por medio de la ingeniería genética. El conocimiento de sus mecanismos de acción representa una forma importante para aprender a combatir plagas y enfermedades de las plantas, sin tener que utilizar compuestos altamente contaminantes, como son los insecticidas comerciales.

  9. Altered (neo-) lacto series glycolipid biosynthesis impairs α2-6 sialylation on N-glycoproteins in ovarian cancer cells

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    Alam, Shahidul; Anugraham, Merrina; Huang, Yen-Lin; Kohler, Reto S.; Hettich, Timm; Winkelbach, Katharina; Grether, Yasmin; López, Mónica Núñez; Khasbiullina, Nailia; Bovin, Nicolai V.; Schlotterbeck, Götz; Jacob, Francis

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    The (neo-) lacto series glycosphingolipids (nsGSLs) comprise of glycan epitopes that are present as blood group antigens, act as primary receptors for human pathogens and are also increasingly associated with malignant diseases. Beta-1, 3-N-acetyl-glucosaminyl-transferase 5 (B3GNT5) is suggested as the key glycosyltransferase for the biosynthesis of nsGSLs. In this study, we investigated the impact of CRISPR-Cas9 -mediated gene disruption of B3GNT5 (∆B3GNT5) on the expression of glycosphingolipids and N-glycoproteins by utilizing immunostaining and glycomics-based PGC-UHPLC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS profiling. ∆B3GNT5 cells lost nsGSL expression coinciding with reduction of α2-6 sialylation on N-glycoproteins. In contrast, disruption of B4GALNT1, a glycosyltransferase for ganglio series GSLs did not affect α2-6 sialylation on N-glycoproteins. We further profiled all known α2-6 sialyltransferase-encoding genes and showed that the loss of α2-6 sialylation is due to silencing of ST6GAL1 expression in ∆B3GNT5 cells. These results demonstrate that nsGSLs are part of a complex network affecting N-glycosylation in ovarian cancer cells. PMID:28358117

  10. Supercharging Reagent for Enhanced Liquid Chromatographic Separation and Charging of Sialylated and High-Molecular-Weight Glycopeptides for NanoHPLC-ESI-MS/MS Analysis.

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    Lin, Chia-Wei; Haeuptle, Micha A; Aebi, Markus

    2016-09-01

    Recent developments in proteomic techniques have led to the development of mass spectrometry (MS)-based methods to characterize site-specific glycosylation of proteins. However, appropriate analytical tools to characterize acidic and high-molecular-weight (hMW) glycopeptides are still lacking. In this study, we demonstrate that the addition of supercharging reagent, m-nitrobenzyl alcohol (m-NBA), into mobile phases greatly facilitates the analysis of acidic and hMW glycopeptides. Using commercial glycoproteins, we demonstrated that in the presence of m-NBA the charge state of sialylated glycopeptides increased and the chromatographic separation of neutral and acidic glycopeptides revealed a remarkable improvement. Next, we applied this system to the characterization of a glycoconjugate vaccine candidate consisting of a genetically detoxified exotoxin A of Pseudomonas aeruginosa covalently linked to Shigella flexneri type 2a O-antigen (Sf2E) produced by engineered Escherichia coli. The addition of m-NBA, allowed us to identify peptides with glycan chains of unprecedented size, up to 20 repeat units (98 monosaccharides). Our results indicated that incorporation of m-NBA into reversed-phase liquid chromatography (LC) solvents improves sensitivity, charging, and chromatographic resolution for acidic and hMW glycopeptides.

  11. High affinity antibodies against Lex and sialyl Lex from a phage display library.

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    Dinh, Q; Weng, N P; Kiso, M; Ishida, H; Hasegawa, A; Marcus, D M

    1996-07-15

    Our previous studies of seven murine mAbs against the carbohydrate Lex Ag demonstrated that they were all encoded by VH441 and V kappa 24B. To obtain higher affinity Abs, and to ascertain whether their L chains could be encoded by other genes, we constructed a phage display library in a modified pComb 8 vector. The library contained random L chains, and Fd segments enriched in VH domains encoded by the VHX24 gene family. We selected phage with an Lex-BSA Ag, and obtained two Fab mAbs, clones 23 and 24, whose affinities were more than 100-fold higher than hybridoma mAb PM81. Both new mAbs were encoded by VH441, and their L chains were encoded by genes of the V kappa Ox1 and V kappa 9 families. In contrast to hybridoma mAb PM81, which binds only Lex, clones 23 and 24 bound sialyl Lex (SLex) as well as Lex, and clone 23 also binds the backbone carbohydrate structure nLacCer. Analysis of the binding of these three mAbs to synthetic glycolipids that contained structural modifications indicated that they recognize different aspects of the Lex structure, and suggested that they bind to limited regions of the oligosaccharide.

  12. O-glycan sialylation alters galectin-3 subcellular localization and decreases chemotherapy sensitivity in gastric cancer

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    Santos, Sofia N.; Junqueira, Mara S.; Francisco, Guilherme; Vilanova, Manuel; Magalhães, Ana; Baruffi, Marcelo Dias; Chammas, Roger; Harris, Adrian L.; Reis, Celso A.; Bernardes, Emerson S.

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    ST6GalNAc-I, the sialyltransferase responsible for sialyl-Tn (sTn) synthesis, has been previously reported to be positively associated with cancer aggressiveness. Here we describe a novel sTn-dependent mechanism for chemotherapeutic resistance. We show that sTn protects cancer cells against chemotherapeutic-induced cell death by decreasing the interaction of cell surface glycan receptors with galectin-3 and increasing its intracellular accumulation. Moreover, exogenously added galectin-3 potentiated the chemotherapeutics-induced cytotoxicity in sTn non-expressing cells, while sTn overexpressing cells were protected. We also found that the expression of sTn was associated with a reduction in galectin-3-binding sites in human gastric samples tumors. ST6GalNAc-I knockdown restored galectin-3-binding sites on the cell surface and chemotherapeutics sensibility. Our results clearly demonstrate that an interruption of O-glycans extension caused by ST6GalNAc-I enzymatic activity leads to tumor cells resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, highlighting the need for the development of novel strategies to target galectin-3 and/or ST6GalNAc-I. PMID:27835877

  13. Challenges in Antibody Development against Tn and Sialyl-Tn Antigens

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    Loureiro, Liliana R.; Carrascal, Mylène A.; Barbas, Ana; Ramalho, José S.; Novo, Carlos; Delannoy, Philippe; Videira, Paula A.

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    The carbohydrate antigens Tn and sialyl-Tn (STn) are expressed in most carcinomas and usually absent in healthy tissues. These antigens have been correlated with cancer progression and poor prognosis, and associated with immunosuppressive microenvironment. Presently they are used in clinical trials as therapeutic vaccination, but with limited success due to their low immunogenicity. Alternatively, anti-Tn and/or STn antibodies may be used to harness the immune system against tumor cells. Whilst the development of antibodies against these antigens had a boost two decades ago for diagnostic use, so far no such antibody entered into clinical trials. Possible limitations are the low specificity and efficiency of existing antibodies and that novel antibodies are still necessary. The vast array of methodologies available today will allow rapid antibody development and novel formats. Following the advent of hybridoma technology, the immortalization of human B cells became a methodology to obtain human monoclonal antibodies with better specificity. Advances in molecular biology including phage display technology for high throughput screening, transgenic mice and more recently molecularly engineered antibodies enhanced the field of antibody production. The development of novel antibodies against Tn and STn taking advantage of innovative technologies and engineering techniques may result in innovative therapeutic antibodies for cancer treatment. PMID:26270678

  14. Effect of mild-thiol reducing agents and alpha2,3-sialyltransferase expression on secretion and sialylation of recombinant EPO in CHO cells.

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    Chang, Kern Hee; Jeong, Yeon Tae; Kwak, Chan Yeong; Choi, One; Kim, Jung Hoe

    2013-05-01

    We have previously reported that N-acetylcysteine (NAC) not only delayed apoptosis but also enhanced the production of recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell culture. To investigate the production enhancement mechanism, the effects of similar thiolreducing agents were studied. Intriguingly, all mild reducing agents examined including mercaptoethanesulfonic acid (MESNA), thiolactic acid (TLA), and thioglycolate (TG) were shown to block apoptosis and increase EPO production. A pulse-chase study of EPO secretion revealed that all four thiol-reducing agents increased the EPO secretion rate; among them TLA showed the highest rate. In terms of product quality, the sialic acid content of the glycoprotein is one of the most important factors. It was reported that a number of glycoproteins produced by CHO cells often have incomplete sialylation, particularly under high-producing conditions. Human alpha2,3-sialyltransferase (alpha2,3-ST) was introduced into EPO-producing CHO cells in order to compensate for the reduced sialylation during supplementation with NAC. When alpha2,3-ST was expressed in the presence of NAC, reduced sialylation was restored and an even more sialylated EPO was produced. Thus, our study is significant in that it offers increased EPO production while still allowing the prevention of decreased sialylation of EPO.

  15. Ultrasensitive electrochemical biosensor based on graphite oxide, Prussian blue, and PTC-NH2 for the detection of α2,6-sialylated glycans in human serum.

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    Gao, Liuliu; He, Junlin; Xu, Wailan; Zhang, Jing; Hui, Junmin; Guo, Yanlei; Li, Wenjuan; Yu, Chao

    2014-12-15

    α2,6-Sialylated glycans are crucial molecular targets for cancer diagnosis and clinical research. In this work, a novel ultrasensitive electrochemical biosensor was fabricated based on a graphite oxide (GO), Prussian blue (PB), and PTC-NH2 (an ammonolysis product of 3,4,9,10-perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride) nanocomposite for the selective detection of α2,6-sialylated glycans. To increase the sensitivity of the electrochemical biosensor, gold nanoparticles (GNPs) were immobilized on a GO-PB-PTC-NH2 modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Sambucus nigra agglutinins (SNAs), which specifically bind with α2,6-sialylated glycans, were covalently immobilized on GNPs for the sensitive detection of α2,6-sialylated glycans in serum. This proposed method can be applied to human serum, and it worked well over a broad linear range (0.1 pg mL(-1)-500 ng mL(-1)) with detection limits of 0.03 pg mL(-1). Moreover, recovery of the spiked samples ranged from 100.2% to 105.0%, suggesting that this excellent electrochemical biosensor can be used for the practical detection of α2,6-sialylated glycans. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Auto-incompatibilidade em plantas Self-incompatibility in plants

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    Maria Teresa Schifino-Wittmann

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    Full Text Available A auto-incompatibilidade (AI é a incapacidade de uma planta fértil formar sementes quando fertilizada por seu próprio pólen. É um mecanismo fisiólogico, com base genética, que promove a alogamia, e tem despertado a atenção de geneticistas e melhoristas de plantas. Atualmente, a ênfase nas pesquisas está na identificação e entendimento dos processos moleculares e celulares que levam ao reconhecimento e à rejeição do pólen auto-incompatível, incluindo a identificação, localização e seqüenciamento das proteínas, enzimas e genes envolvidos. Existem dois tipos principais de AI, a gametofítica (AIG, em que a especificidade do pólén é gerada pelo alelo S do genoma haplóide do grão do pólen (gametófito, e a esporofítica (AIE, em que a especificidade é gerada pelo genótipo diplóide da planta adulta (esporófito que deu origem ao grão de pólen. A AIE pode ser homomórfica, quando não existem modificações florais que acompanham o processo, ou heteromórfica, quando, com o processo de AI, ocorrem modificações florais. A reação da AI engloba desde o impedimento da germinação do pólen até o rompimento do tubo polínico. A ocorrência de AI em espécies de interesse econômico pode ter uma importância muito grande, sendo muito positiva em alguns casos e um empecilho em outros, dependendo da parte da planta (vegetativa ou reprodutiva que é colhida e do tipo de reprodução, sexual ou vegetativa. A utilização da AI no melhoramento de plantas é feita há bastante tempo, mas existe uma lacuna entre o grau de detalhamento do conhecimento teórico, como as bases genética e molecular, e a aplicação deste conhecimento no melhoramento.Self-incompatibility (SI is the failure of a fertile plant to set seeds when fertilized with its own pollen. It is a physiological mechanism, with a genetic basis, which promotes allogamy and has drawn geneticists and plant breeders’ attention. Nowadays, the research has put

  17. La adormidera en el Mediterráneo oriental: planta sagrada, planta profana

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    Becerra Romero, Daniel

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    La amapola es una planta que por sus diferentes propiedades ha acompañado al ser humano desde épocas muy remotas en medicina, en gastronomía, en cultos religiosos. En Grecia, desde fechas tempranas, esta planta aparece vinculada a la divinidad, especialmente a la diosa Deméter formando parte de sus atributos. En el presente artículo hemos querido examinar su importante papel y la evolución que experimenta dentro de la sociedad antigua.

  18. Fraction A of armadillo submandibular glycoprotein and its desialylated product as sialyl-Tn and Tn receptors for lectins.

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    Wu, A M; Shen, F; Herp, A; Song, S C; Wu, J H

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    Fraction A of the armadillo submandibular glycoprotein (ASG-A) is one of the simplest glycoproteins among mammalian salivary mucins. The carbohydrate side chains of this mucous glycoprotein have one-third of the NeuAc alpha 2-->6GalNAc (sialyl-Tn) sequence and two thirds of Tn (GalNAc alpha-->Ser/Thr) residues. Those of the desialylated product (ASG-Tn) are almost exclusively unsubstituted GalNAc residues (Tn determinant). When the binding properties of these glycoproteins were tested by a precipitin assay with Gal, GalNAc and GlcNAc specific lectins, it was found that ASG-Tn reacted strongly with all of the Tn-active lectins and completely precipitated Vicia villosa (VVL both B4 and mixture of A and B), Maclura pomifera (MPA), and Artocarpus integrifolia (jacalin) lectins. However, it precipitated poorly or negligibly with Ricinus communis (RCA1); Dolichos biflorus (DBA); Viscum album, ML-I; Arachis hypogaea (PNA), and Triticum vulgaris (WGA). The reactivity of ASG-A (sialyl-Tn) was as active as that of ASG-Tn with MPA and less or slightly less active than that of ASG-Tn with VVL-A+B, VVL-B4, HPA, WFA, and jacalin, as one-third of its Tn was sialylated. These findings indicate that ASG-A and its desialylated product (ASG-Tn) are highly useful reagents for the differentiation of Tn, T (Gal beta 1-->3GalNAc), A (GalNAc alpha 1-->3Gal) or Gal specific lectins and monoclonal antibodies against such epitopes.

  19. Resistencia a heladas en plantas frutales

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    J. E. Chaar

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    El daño por congelación en los tejidos vegetales es considerado un estrés abiótico principal en los cultivos frutales. Sin embargo, las plantas han desarrollado mecanismos de resistencia al frío. Para una especie y órgano en particular, dicha resistencia es variable a lo largo del año, en función (principalmente) de la temperatura ambiental. Las temperaturas bajas, sin llegar a ser de congelación, también afectan las etapas reproductivas mediante la disminución de la actividad de los agentes ...

  20. Antropologia do Mundo das Plantas Medicinais

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    Andrade, Jos� Maria Tavares de

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    Resumo: as plantas medicinais representam no planeta a locomotiva da Medicina Tradicional - familiar, popular e ainda natural ou complementar. A figura do �mateiro� auxiliar de bot�nicos no trabalho de campo representado uma dobradi�a que articula em nossa Antropologia: gratuidade (pesquisa pura) e pragmatismo (pesquisa aplicada); �ci�ncias duras� e �ci�ncias moles�; o complexo e �os simples� - Medicina Tradicional e a Oficial - que perdeu o di�logo com sua pr�pria m�e. ...

  1. Glosario de plantas, animales y expresiones

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    Juan Alvaro Echeverri

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Este glosario contiene las identificaciones biológicas de plantas y animales y las definiciones de términos y expresiones en lengua uitoto o español local, que son mencionados en los textos “¿Quiere saber quién es Anastasia Candre? Amigo lector, aquí estoy”; “Eiño jɨɨra: oración de la madre para la sanación”; y “Kaɨmakɨ guiye fɨnuafue: preparación de los alimentos de nuestra gente”, de Anastasia Candre, incluidos en este dossier.

  2. Fungos em sementes de plantas ornamentais

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    Barreto, Sarah da Silva; Rezende, Denise Vilela de; Blum,Luiz Eduardo Bassay

    2011-01-01

    Estudou-se a ocorrência de fungos em sementes de nove espécies de plantas ornamentais herbáceas (Dahlia pinnata, Petunia x hybrida, Phlox drummondii, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Salvia splendens, Tagetes patula, Viola tricolor e Zinnia elegans) costumeiramente plantadas no Distrito Federal. O método de detecção utilizado foi o de papel de filtro (“blotter-test”), sendo que uma subamostra, de 100 sementes, de cada espécie foi submetida a assepsia com álcool 70% e hipoclorito de sódio 1%...

  3. Sialyl-glycoconjugates in cholesterol-rich microdomains of P388 cells are the triggers for apoptosis induced by Rana catesbeiana oocyte ribonuclease.

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    Ogawa, Y; Sugawara, S; Tatsuta, T; Hosono, M; Nitta, K; Fujii, Y; Kobayashi, H; Fujimura, T; Taka, H; Koide, Y; Hasan, I; Matsumoto, R; Yasumitsu, H; Kanaly, R A; Kawsar, S M A; Ozeki, Y

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    SBL/RC-RNase was originally isolated from frog (Rana catesbeiana) oocytes and purified as a novel sialic acid-binding lectin (SBL) that displayed strong anti-cancer activity. SBL was later shown to be identical to a ribonuclease (RC-RNase) from oocytes of the same species. The administration of SBL/RC-RNase induced apoptosis (with nuclear condensation and DNA fragmentation) in mouse leukemia P388 cells but did not kill umbilical vein endothelial or fibroblast cells derived from normal tissues. The cytotoxic activity of SBL/RC-RNase was inhibited by desialylation of P388 cells and/or the co-presence of free bovine submaxillary mucin. FACS analysis showed that SBL/RC-RNase was incorporated into cells after attachment to cholesterol-rich microdomains. Addition of the cholesterol remover methyl-β-cyclodextrin reduced SBL/RC-RNase-induced apoptosis. Apoptosis occurred through the caspase-3 pathway following activation of caspase-8 by SBL/RC-RNase. A heat shock cognate protein (Hsc70) and a heat shock protein (Hsp70) (each 70 kDa) on the cell membrane were shown to bind to SBL/RC-RNase by mass spectrometric and flow cytometric analyses. Quercetin, an inhibitor of Hsc70 and Hsp70, significantly reduced SBL/RC-RNase-induced apoptosis. Taken together, our findings suggest that sialyl-glycoconjugates present in cholesterol-rich microdomains form complexes with Hsc70 or Hsp70 that act as triggers for SBL/RC-RNase to induce apoptosis through a pathway involving the activation of caspase-3 and caspase-8.

  4. Fitoalexinas: mecanismo de defensa de las plantas

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    R. García Mateos

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Las fitoalexinas son metabolitos secundarios de naturaleza química diversa, principalmente flavonoides, de bajo peso molecular, que se sintetizan en los vegetales después de una infección microbiana. La síntesis se puede disparar por la acción de factores como elicitores o inductores, tanto exógenos, producidos por patógenos, agentes químicos, daños mecánicos; como endógenos, producidos por las plantas en respuesta a determinadas situaciones de estrés. Los inductores de la síntesis y acumulación de fitoalexinas no sólo provienen de la planta hospedera, sino del huésped (hongos, bacterias y virus. Se han identificado principalmente en dicotiledóneas. Existen pocos reportes de su presencia en monocotiledóneas y gimnospermas. La técnica de cultivo in vitro es una alternativa para la producción de fitoalexinas y la investigación de estos metabolitos una contribución para control de ciertas plagas.

  5. Association between galactosylation of immunoglobulin G and improvement of rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy is independent of sialylation.

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    Bondt, Albert; Selman, Maurice H J; Deelder, André M; Hazes, Johanna M W; Willemsen, Sten P; Wuhrer, Manfred; Dolhain, Radboud J E M

    2013-10-04

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to improve during pregnancy and to flare after delivery. Changes in the glycosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG)'s fragment crystallizable (Fc) have been suggested to play a role herein. Recent animal studies indicate that not galactosylation but mainly sialylation is important in this respect. We aim to find new associations between IgG-Fc N-glycosylation and improvement of RA during pregnancy and the flare after delivery. Sera of RA patients (n = 251 pregnancies) and healthy controls (n = 32), all participating in a prospective cohort study on RA and pregnancy (PARA study), were collected before conception, during pregnancy, and after delivery. Using a recently developed fast and robust nanoRP-HPLC-sheath-flow-ESI-MS method the glycosylation of IgG Fc-glycopeptides was measured in a subclass specific manner, with relative standard deviations of pregnancy. In depth analysis of the association of these glycosylation changes with disease activity revealed that galactosylation, independent of sialylation, is associated with improvement of RA during pregnancy. Functional studies in human cell systems should be performed to obtain more insight into this matter.

  6. 454-pyrosequencing of Coffea arabica leaves infected by the rust fungus Hemileia vastatrix reveals in planta-expressed pathogen-secreted proteins and plant functions in a late compatible plant-rust interaction.

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    Fernandez, Diana; Tisserant, Emilie; Talhinhas, Pedro; Azinheira, Helena; Vieira, Ana; Petitot, Anne-Sophie; Loureiro, Andreia; Poulain, Julie; Da Silva, Corinne; Silva, Maria Do Céu; Duplessis, Sébastien

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    Coffee (Coffea arabica L.), one of the key export and cash crops in tropical and subtropical countries, suffers severe losses from the rust fungus Hemileia vastatrix. The transcriptome of H. vastatrix was analysed during a compatible interaction with coffee to obtain an exhaustive repertoire of the genes expressed during infection and to identify potential effector genes. Large-scale sequencing (454-GS-FLEX Titanium) of mixed coffee and rust cDNAs obtained from 21-day rust-infected leaves generated 352 146 sequences which assembled into 22 774 contigs. In the absence of any reference genomic sequences for Coffea or Hemileia, specific trinucleotide frequencies within expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and blast homology against a set of dicots and basidiomycete genomes were used to distinguish pathogen from plant sequences. About 30% (6763) of the contigs were assigned to H. vastatrix and 61% (13 951) to C. arabica. The majority (60%) of the rust sequences did not show homology to any genomic database, indicating that they were potential novel fungal genes. In silico analyses of the 6763 H. vastatrix contigs predicted 382 secreted proteins and identified homologues of the flax rust haustorially expressed secreted proteins (HESPs) and bean rust transferred protein 1 (RTP1). These rust candidate effectors showed conserved amino-acid domains and conserved patterns of cysteine positions suggestive of conserved functions during infection of host plants. Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction profiling of selected rust genes revealed dynamic expression patterns during the time course of infection of coffee leaves. This study provides the first valuable genomic resource for the agriculturally important plant pathogen H. vastatrix and the first comprehensive C. arabica EST dataset.

  7. FACTIBILIDAD PARA IMPLEMENTAR PLANTA PROCESADORA Y

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    Yesenia Johana Márquez Bravo

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de conocer la factibilidad de mercadeo, técnico, económico y financiero para implementar una planta procesadora y comercializadora de café en el marco administrativo de la Asociación 24 de Agosto; organización dedicada a la compra y venta de este grano, se desarrolló un estudio de mercado, mediante encuestas dirigidas a una muestra de la población económicamente activa de los cantones Portoviejo, Manta, Chone y 24 de mayo, pertenecientes a la provincia de Manabí; además, se realizó la observación in situ para identificar la competencia actual del café procesado, la disponibilidad de materia prima, la oferta y demanda, el proceso y la tecnología necesaria para la elaboración del café soluble, la eficiencia y capacidad técnico-financiera, y expectativas del consumidor. Con los datos obtenidos se determinó la inversión requerida, estimada en $307.871,75, la cual incluye el costo de infraestructura y capital de trabajo, financiado un 86,78% mediante préstamo y el 13,22% restante con capital propio, la planta tendrá 115 200 kilogramos en capacidad de procesamiento, tiempo de recuperación de la inversión estimado en 3 año con una tasa del 21,33%. En conclusión, los resultados del estudio técnico, económico y de mercado, donde se observa una tasa de consumo del 88%, con preferencia en la presentación soluble (96% y frecuencia de compra mensual del 68%, demuestran viabilidad de inversión en la planta procesadora de café; además de tener el potencial como fuente generadora de empleo, apoyo a la economía local, crecimiento agroindustrial y cambio de la matriz productiva.

  8. Inhibition of adhesion and metastasis of HepG2 hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro by DNA aptamer against sialyl Lewis X.

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    Wang, Xiao-Kang; Peng, Yan; Tao, Hao-Ran; Zhou, Fen-Fang; Zhang, Chi; Su, Fei; Wang, Shi-Pei; Liu, Qing; Xu, Li-Hua; Pan, Xue-Kai; Xie, Wei; Feng, Mao-Hui

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    The sialyl Lewis X (SLe(x)) antigen encoded by the FUT7 gene is the ligand of endotheliam-selectin (E-selectin). The combination of SLe(x) antigen and E-selectin represents an important way for malignant tumor metastasis. In the present study, the effect of the SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamer on the adhesion and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells in vitro was investigated. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunofluorescence staining were conducted to detect the expression of FUT7 at both transcriptional and translational levels. The SLe(x) expression in HepG2 cells treated with different concentrations of SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamer was detected by flow cytometry. Besides, the adhesion, migration, and invasion of HepG2 cells were measured by cell adhesion assay, and the Transwell migration and invasion assay. The results showed that the FUT7 expression was up-regulated at both mRNA and protein levels in HepG2 cells. SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamer could significantly decrease the expression of SLe(x) in HepG2 cells. The cell adhesion assay revealed that the SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamer could effectively inhibit the interactions between E-selectin and SLe(x) in the HepG2 cells. Additionally, SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamers at 20 nmol/L were found to have the similar effect to the monoclonal antibody CSLEX-1. The Transwell migration and invasion assay revealed that the number of penetrating cells on the down-side of Transwell membrane was significantly less in cells treated with 5, 10, 20 nmol/L SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamer than those in the negative control group (PHepG2 cells, suggesting that the SLe(x)-binding DNA aptamer may be used as a potential molecular targeted drug against metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma.

  9. 360-MHz 1H nuclear-magnetic-resonance spectroscopy of sialyl-oligosaccharides from patients with sialidosis (mucolipidosis I and II)

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    Vliegenthart, J.F.G.; Dorland, L.; Haverkamp, J.; Strecker, G.; Michalski, J.-C.; Fournet, b.; Spik, G.; Montreuil, J.

    1978-01-01

    360-MHz proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectra were recorded of 10 sialyl-oligosaccharides isolated form urine of sialidosis patients. Their structures are related to the complex aspareagine-linked glydan chains of glycoproteins. By correlation of these spectra and comparison with spectra of refe

  10. Immunoglobulin G galactosylation and sialylation are associated with pregnancy-induced improvement of rheumatoid arthritis and the postpartum flare: Results from a large prospective cohort study

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    F.E. Geijn (Fleur); M. Wuhrer (Manfred); M.H.J. Selman (Maurice); S.P. Willemsen (Sten); Y.A. de Man (Yael); A.M. Deelder (André); J.M.W. Hazes (Mieke); R.J.E.M. Dolhain (Radboud)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractIntroduction: Improvement of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy has been causatively associated with increased galactosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG) N-glycans. Since previous studies were small, did not include the postpartum flare and did not study sialylation, these issues

  11. Characterization of sialylated and fucosylated glycopeptides of beta2-glycoprotein I by a combination of HILIC LC and MALDI MS/MS

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    Kondo, Akira; Thaysen-Andersen, Morten; Hjernø, Karin;

    2010-01-01

    were characterized using MALDI quadrupole TOF MS/MS. A total of 23 glycan structures, including sialylated bi- and tri-antennary complex type glycans, were characterized at three N-glycosylation sites, namely Asn-143, Asn-174 and Asn-234, of beta2-GPI. Further exploration of the complementary nature...

  12. Discovery of Phytophthora infestans genes expressed in planta through mining of cDNA libraries.

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    Roberto Sierra

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Phytophthora infestans (Mont. de Bary causes late blight of potato and tomato, and has a broad host range within the Solanaceae family. Most studies of the Phytophthora--Solanum pathosystem have focused on gene expression in the host and have not analyzed pathogen gene expression in planta. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We describe in detail an in silico approach to mine ESTs from inoculated host plants deposited in a database in order to identify particular pathogen sequences associated with disease. We identified candidate effector genes through mining of 22,795 ESTs corresponding to P. infestans cDNA libraries in compatible and incompatible interactions with hosts from the Solanaceae family. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We annotated genes of P. infestans expressed in planta associated with late blight using different approaches and assigned putative functions to 373 out of the 501 sequences found in the P. infestans genome draft, including putative secreted proteins, domains associated with pathogenicity and poorly characterized proteins ideal for further experimental studies. Our study provides a methodology for analyzing cDNA libraries and provides an understanding of the plant--oomycete pathosystems that is independent of the host, condition, or type of sample by identifying genes of the pathogen expressed in planta.

  13. In planta anthocyanin degradation by a vacuolar class III peroxidase in Brunfelsia calycina flowers.

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    Zipor, Gadi; Duarte, Patrícia; Carqueijeiro, Inês; Shahar, Liat; Ovadia, Rinat; Teper-Bamnolker, Paula; Eshel, Dani; Levin, Yishai; Doron-Faigenboim, Adi; Sottomayor, Mariana; Oren-Shamir, Michal

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    In contrast to detailed knowledge regarding the biosynthesis of anthocyanins, the largest group of plant pigments, little is known about their in planta degradation. It has been suggested that anthocyanin degradation is enzymatically controlled and induced when beneficial to the plant. Here we investigated the enzymatic process in Brunfelsia calycina flowers, as they changed color from purple to white. We characterized the enzymatic process by which B. calycina protein extracts degrade anthocyanins. A candidate peroxidase was partially purified and characterized and its intracellular localization was determined. The transcript sequence of this peroxidase was fully identified. A basic peroxidase, BcPrx01, is responsible for the in planta degradation of anthocyanins in B. calycina flowers. BcPrx01 has the ability to degrade complex anthocyanins, it co-localizes with these pigments in the vacuoles of petals, and both the mRNA and protein levels of BcPrx01 are greatly induced parallel to the degradation of anthocyanins. Both isoelectric focusing (IEF) gel analysis and 3D structure prediction indicated that BcPrx01 is cationic. Identification of BcPrx01 is a significant breakthrough both in the understanding of anthocyanin catabolism in plants and in the field of peroxidases, where such a consistent relationship between expression levels, in planta subcellular localization and activity has seldom been demonstrated.

  14. Molecular cloning of a fourth member of a human alpha (1,3)fucosyltransferase gene family. Multiple homologous sequences that determine expression of the Lewis x, sialyl Lewis x, and difucosyl sialyl Lewis x epitopes.

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    Weston, B W; Smith, P L; Kelly, R J; Lowe, J B

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    We and others have previously described the isolation of three human alpha (1,3)fucosyltransferase genes which form the basis of a nascent glycosyltransferase gene family. We now report the molecular cloning and expression of a fourth homologous human alpha (1,3)fucosyltransferase gene. When transfected into mammalian cells, this fucosyltransferase gene is capable of directing expression of the Lewis x (Gal beta 1-->4[Fuc alpha 1-->3]GlcNAc), sialyl Lewis x (NeuNAc alpha 2-->3Gal beta 1-->4 [Fuc alpha 1-->3]GlcNAc), and difucosyl sialyl Lewis x (NeuNAc alpha 2-->3Gal beta 1-->4[Fuc alpha 1-->3]GlcNAc beta 1-->3 Gal beta 1-->4[Fuc alpha 1-->3]GlcNAc) epitopes. The enzyme shares 85% amino acid sequence identity with Fuc-TIII and 89% identity with Fuc-TV but differs substantially in its acceptor substrate requirements. Polymerase chain reaction analyses demonstrate that the gene is syntenic to Fuc-TIII and Fuc-TV on chromosome 19. Southern blot analyses of human genomic DNA demonstrate that these four alpha (1,3)fucosyltransferase genes account for all DNA sequences that cross-hybridize at low stringency with the Fuc-TIII catalytic domain. Using similar methods, a catalytic domain probe from Fuc-TIV identifies a new class of DNA fragments which do not cross-hybridize with the chromosome 19 fucosyltransferase probes. These results extend the molecular definition of a family of human alpha (1,3)fucosyltransferase genes and provide tools for examining fucosyltransferase gene expression.

  15. Comparative analysis of the in vitro and in planta secretomes from Mycosphaerella fijiensis isolates.

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    Escobar-Tovar, Lina; Guzmán-Quesada, Mauricio; Sandoval-Fernández, Jorge A; Gómez-Lim, Miguel A

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    Black Sigatoka, a devastating disease of bananas and plantains worldwide, is caused by the fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis. Several banana cultivars such as 'Yangambi Km 5' and Calcutta IV, have been known to be resistant to the fungus, but the resistance has been broken in 'Yangambi Km 5' in Costa Rica. Since the resistance of this variety still persists in Mexico, the aim of this study was to compare the in vitro and in planta secretomes from two avirulent and virulent M. fijiensis isolates using proteomics and bioinformatics approaches. We aimed to identify differentially expressed proteins in fungal isolates that differ in pathogenicity and that might be responsible for breaking the resistance in 'Yangambi Km 5'. We were able to identify 90 protein spots in the secretomes of fungal isolates encoding 42 unique proteins and 35 differential spots between them. Proteins involved in carbohydrate transport and metabolism were more prevalent. Several proteases, pathogenicity-related, ROS detoxification and unknown proteins were also highly or specifically expressed by the virulent isolate in vitro or during in planta infection. An unknown protein representing a virulence factor candidate was also identified. These results demonstrated that the secretome reflects major differences between both M. fijiensis isolates. Copyright © 2015 The British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Atividade antioxidante e antimicrobiana de plantas da Caatinga

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    SOUZA, Renata Maria de

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    As plantas são importantes fontes de produtos naturais ativos, e é cada vez mais habitual seu uso na medicina popular, como agente antimicrobiano e antioxidante. Porém, no Brasil, as plantas medicinais são utilizadas quase sem nenhuma comprovação científica. Muitas destas plantas podem ser encontradas no bioma exclusivamente brasileiro, a Caatinga e a maioria ainda não apresenta qualquer identificação científica quanto à sua eficiência no combate à doenças e adversidades do cor...

  17. ROLE OF PERIPHERAL LYMPHOCYTES SIALYL LEWIS(X) (CD15s)ANTIGEN BEFORE AND AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

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    Pan Xiaoming; Wang Yong; Xue Wujun; Tian Puxun

    2006-01-01

    Objective To investigate the role of peripheral lymphocytes Sialyl Lewis(x) (CD15s) antigen before and after kidney transplantation. Methods Flow cytometry technique was applied to examine the expression of peripheral lymphoid cell surface CD15s antigen after renal transplantation, and to evaluate various therapeutic regimen. Results The statistic analysis results of peripheral lymphoid cell surface CD15s antigen expression level showed that there was significant difference among the patients with acute rejection, long-term dialysis and with normal renal function post-transplant; significant difference of CD15s expression level between group of rejection and infection; no significant difference of CD15s expression among the different groups treated by various therapeutic regimens. Conclusion The different therapeutic regimen has no influence to CD15s expression; Detection of peripheral lymphoid cell surface CD15s antigen expression periodically, intelligently make convenience to understand suitable status of immunosuppression.

  18. Pentahydroxyscirpene—Producing Strains, Formation In Planta, and Natural Occurrence

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    Varga, Elisabeth; Wiesenberger, Gerlinde; Fruhmann, Philipp; Malachová, Alexandra; Svoboda, Thomas; Lemmens, Marc; Adam, Gerhard; Berthiller, Franz

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    Trichothecenes are a class of structurally diverse mycotoxins with more than 200 naturally occurring compounds. Previously, a new compound, pentahydroxyscirpene (PHS), was reported as a byproduct of a nivalenol producing Fusarium strain, IFA189. PHS contains a hydroxy group at C-8 instead of the keto group of type B trichothecenes. In this work, we demonstrate that IFA189 belongs to the species Fusarium kyushuense using molecular tools. Production of PHS in vitro was also observed for several isolates of other Fusarium species producing nivalenol. Furthermore, we report the formation of 4-acetyl-PHS by F. kyushuense on inoculated rice. Wheat ears of the variety Remus were infected with IFA189 and the in planta production of PHS was confirmed. Natural occurrence of PHS was verified in barley samples from the Czech Republic using a liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric method validated for this purpose. Toxicity of PHS to wheat ribosomes was evaluated with a coupled in vitro transcription and translation assay, which showed that PHS inhibits protein biosynthesis slightly less than nivalenol and deoxynivalenol. PMID:27754401

  19. Phylogenetic-Derived Insights into the Evolution of Sialylation in Eukaryotes: Comprehensive Analysis of Vertebrate β-Galactoside α2,3/6-Sialyltransferases (ST3Gal and ST6Gal)

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    Teppa, Roxana E.; Petit, Daniel; Plechakova, Olga; Cogez, Virginie; Harduin-Lepers, Anne

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    Cell surface of eukaryotic cells is covered with a wide variety of sialylated molecules involved in diverse biological processes and taking part in cell–cell interactions. Although the physiological relevance of these sialylated glycoconjugates in vertebrates begins to be deciphered, the origin and evolution of the genetic machinery implicated in their biosynthetic pathway are poorly understood. Among the variety of actors involved in the sialylation machinery, sialyltransferases are key enzymes for the biosynthesis of sialylated molecules. This review focus on β-galactoside α2,3/6-sialyltransferases belonging to the ST3Gal and ST6Gal families. We propose here an outline of the evolutionary history of these two major ST families. Comparative genomics, molecular phylogeny and structural bioinformatics provided insights into the functional innovations in sialic acid metabolism and enabled to explore how ST-gene function evolved in vertebrates. PMID:27517905

  20. Hyperthermophilic endoglucanase for in planta lignocellulose conversion

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    Klose Holger

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic plant biomass into fermentable sugars is a crucial step in the sustainable and environmentally friendly production of biofuels. However, a major drawback of enzymes from mesophilic sources is their suboptimal activity under established pretreatment conditions, e.g. high temperatures, extreme pH values and high salt concentrations. Enzymes from extremophiles are better adapted to these conditions and could be produced by heterologous expression in microbes, or even directly in the plant biomass. Results Here we show that a cellulase gene (sso1354 isolated from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus can be expressed in plants, and that the recombinant enzyme is biologically active and exhibits the same properties as the wild type form. Since the enzyme is inactive under normal plant growth conditions, this potentially allows its expression in plants without negative effects on growth and development, and subsequent heat-inducible activation. Furthermore we demonstrate that the recombinant enzyme acts in high concentrations of ionic liquids and can therefore degrade α-cellulose or even complex cell wall preparations under those pretreatment conditions. Conclusion The hyperthermophilic endoglucanase SSO1354 with its unique features is an excellent tool for advanced biomass conversion. Here we demonstrate its expression in planta and the possibility for post harvest activation. Moreover the enzyme is suitable for combined pretreatment and hydrolysis applications.

  1. Hyperthermophilic endoglucanase for in planta lignocellulose conversion

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    2012-01-01

    Background The enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic plant biomass into fermentable sugars is a crucial step in the sustainable and environmentally friendly production of biofuels. However, a major drawback of enzymes from mesophilic sources is their suboptimal activity under established pretreatment conditions, e.g. high temperatures, extreme pH values and high salt concentrations. Enzymes from extremophiles are better adapted to these conditions and could be produced by heterologous expression in microbes, or even directly in the plant biomass. Results Here we show that a cellulase gene (sso1354) isolated from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus can be expressed in plants, and that the recombinant enzyme is biologically active and exhibits the same properties as the wild type form. Since the enzyme is inactive under normal plant growth conditions, this potentially allows its expression in plants without negative effects on growth and development, and subsequent heat-inducible activation. Furthermore we demonstrate that the recombinant enzyme acts in high concentrations of ionic liquids and can therefore degrade α-cellulose or even complex cell wall preparations under those pretreatment conditions. Conclusion The hyperthermophilic endoglucanase SSO1354 with its unique features is an excellent tool for advanced biomass conversion. Here we demonstrate its expression in planta and the possibility for post harvest activation. Moreover the enzyme is suitable for combined pretreatment and hydrolysis applications. PMID:22928996

  2. Resistencia a heladas en plantas frutales

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    J. E. Chaar

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    Full Text Available El daño por congelación en los tejidos vegetales es considerado un estrés abiótico principal en los cultivos frutales. Sin embargo, las plantas han desarrollado mecanismos de resistencia al frío. Para una especie y órgano en particular, dicha resistencia es variable a lo largo del año, en función (principalmente de la temperatura ambiental. Las temperaturas bajas, sin llegar a ser de congelación, también afectan las etapas reproductivas mediante la disminución de la actividad de los agentes polinizadores y la alteración del proceso de fecundación. Las reservas nutricionales influyen en la resistencia a heladas mediante la degradación del almidón en compuestos osmóticamente activos, que aumentan la capacidad de sobreenfriamiento del tejido vegetal. La elección del sitio de cultivo, los cultivares más resistentes a heladas y la implementación de prácticas de manejo, permitirían la disminución en la aplicación del control activo contra heladas, volviendo eficiente el uso de los recursos y disminuyendo el daño ambiental. La existencia de modelos predictivos permite adelantarse a los posibles efectos perjudiciales del calentamiento global y, por lo tanto, seleccionar con anticipación los materiales vegetales adecuados para el nuevo escenario.

  3. Completely enzymic synthesis of the mucin-type sialyl Lewis x epitope, involved in the interaction between PSGL-1 and P-selectin

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    Vliegenthart, J.F.G.; Zeng, S.; Gutiérrez Gallego, R.; Dinter, A.; Malissard, M.; Kamerling, J.P.; Berger, E.G.

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    Sialyl Lewis x (sLex) is an established selectin ligand occurring on N- and O-linked glycans. Using a completely enzymic approach starting from p-nitrophenyl N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosaminide (GalNAc(alpha1-pNp as core substrate, the sLex-oligosaccharide Neu5Ac(alpha2-3)Gal(beta1-4)[Fuc(alpha1-3)]Glc

  4. Completely enzymic synthesis of the mucin-type sialyl Lewis x epitope, involved in the interaction between PSGL-1 and P-selectin

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    Vliegenthart, J.F.G.; Zeng, S.; Gutiérrez Gallego, R.; Dinter, A.; Malissard, M.; Kamerling, J.P.; Berger, E.G.

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    Sialyl Lewis x (sLex) is an established selectin ligand occurring on N- and O-linked glycans. Using a completely enzymic approach starting from p-nitrophenyl N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosaminide (GalNAc(alpha1-pNp as core substrate, the sLex-oligosaccharide Neu5Ac(alpha2-3)Gal(beta1-4)[Fuc(alpha1-3)]Glc

  5. Evidence for the Sialylation of PilA, the PI-2a Pilus-Associated Adhesin of Streptococcus agalactiae Strain NEM316.

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    Morello, Eric; Mallet, Adeline; Konto-Ghiorghi, Yoan; Chaze, Thibault; Mistou, Michel-Yves; Oliva, Giulia; Oliveira, Liliana; Di Guilmi, Anne-Marie; Trieu-Cuot, Patrick; Dramsi, Shaynoor

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    Streptococcus agalactiae (or Group B Streptococcus, GBS) is a commensal bacterium present in the intestinal and urinary tracts of approximately 30% of humans. We and others previously showed that the PI-2a pilus polymers, made of the backbone pilin PilB, the tip adhesin PilA and the cell wall anchor protein PilC, promote adhesion to host epithelia and biofilm formation. Affinity-purified PI-2a pili from GBS strain NEM316 were recognized by N-acetylneuraminic acid (NeuNAc, also known as sialic acid) specific lectins such as Elderberry Bark Lectin (EBL) suggesting that pili are sialylated. Glycan profiling with twenty different lectins combined with monosaccharide composition by HPLC suggested that affinity-purified PI-2a pili are modified by N-glycosylation and decorated with sialic acid attached to terminal galactose. Analysis of various relevant mutants in the PI-2a pilus operon by flow-cytometry and electron microscopy analyses pointed to PilA as the pilus subunit modified by glycosylation. Double labeling using PilB antibody and EBL lectin, which specifically recognizes N-acetylneuraminic acid attached to galactose in α-2, 6, revealed a characteristic binding of EBL at the tip of the pilus structures, highly reminiscent of PilA localization. Expression of a secreted form of PilA using an inducible promoter showed that this recombinant PilA binds specifically to EBL lectin when produced in the native GBS context. In silico search for potentially glycosylated asparagine residues in PilA sequence pointed to N427 and N597, which appear conserved and exposed in the close homolog RrgA from S. pneumoniae, as likely candidates. Conversion of these two asparagyl residues to glutamyl resulted in a higher instability of PilA. Our results provide the first evidence that the tip PilA adhesin can be glycosylated, and suggest that this modification is critical for PilA stability and may potentially influence interactions with the host.

  6. An Automated Micro-Total Immunoassay System for Measuring Cancer-Associated α2,3-linked Sialyl N-Glycan-Carrying Prostate-Specific Antigen May Improve the Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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    Ishikawa, Tomokazu; Yoneyama, Tohru; Tobisawa, Yuki; Hatakeyama, Shingo; Kurosawa, Tatsuo; Nakamura, Kenji; Narita, Shintaro; Mitsuzuka, Koji; Duivenvoorden, Wilhelmina; Pinthus, Jehonathan H.; Hashimoto, Yasuhiro; Koie, Takuya; Habuchi, Tomonori; Arai, Yoichi; Ohyama, Chikara

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    The low specificity of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for early detection of prostate cancer (PCa) is a major issue worldwide. The aim of this study to examine whether the serum PCa-associated α2,3-linked sialyl N-glycan-carrying PSA (S2,3PSA) ratio measured by automated micro-total immunoassay systems (μTAS system) can be applied as a diagnostic marker of PCa. The μTAS system can utilize affinity-based separation involving noncovalent interaction between the immunocomplex of S2,3PSA and Maackia amurensis lectin to simultaneously determine concentrations of free PSA and S2,3PSA. To validate quantitative performance, both recombinant S2,3PSA and benign-associated α2,6-linked sialyl N-glycan-carrying PSA (S2,6PSA) purified from culture supernatant of PSA cDNA transiently-transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cells were used as standard protein. Between 2007 and 2016, fifty patients with biopsy-proven PCa were pair-matched for age and PSA levels, with the same number of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients used to validate the diagnostic performance of serum S2,3PSA ratio. A recombinant S2,3PSA- and S2,6PSA-spiked sample was clearly discriminated by μTAS system. Limit of detection of S2,3PSA was 0.05 ng/mL and coefficient variation was less than 3.1%. The area under the curve (AUC) for detection of PCa for the S2,3PSA ratio (%S2,3PSA) with cutoff value 43.85% (AUC; 0.8340) was much superior to total PSA (AUC; 0.5062) using validation sample set. Although the present results are preliminary, the newly developed μTAS platform for measuring %S2,3PSA can achieve the required assay performance specifications for use in the practical and clinical setting and may improve the accuracy of PCa diagnosis. Additional validation studies are warranted. PMID:28241428

  7. An Automated Micro-Total Immunoassay System for Measuring Cancer-Associated α2,3-linked Sialyl N-Glycan-Carrying Prostate-Specific Antigen May Improve the Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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    Tomokazu Ishikawa

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    Full Text Available The low specificity of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA for early detection of prostate cancer (PCa is a major issue worldwide. The aim of this study to examine whether the serum PCa-associated α2,3-linked sialyl N-glycan-carrying PSA (S2,3PSA ratio measured by automated micro-total immunoassay systems (μTAS system can be applied as a diagnostic marker of PCa. The μTAS system can utilize affinity-based separation involving noncovalent interaction between the immunocomplex of S2,3PSA and Maackia amurensis lectin to simultaneously determine concentrations of free PSA and S2,3PSA. To validate quantitative performance, both recombinant S2,3PSA and benign-associated α2,6-linked sialyl N-glycan-carrying PSA (S2,6PSA purified from culture supernatant of PSA cDNA transiently-transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1 cells were used as standard protein. Between 2007 and 2016, fifty patients with biopsy-proven PCa were pair-matched for age and PSA levels, with the same number of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH patients used to validate the diagnostic performance of serum S2,3PSA ratio. A recombinant S2,3PSA- and S2,6PSA-spiked sample was clearly discriminated by μTAS system. Limit of detection of S2,3PSA was 0.05 ng/mL and coefficient variation was less than 3.1%. The area under the curve (AUC for detection of PCa for the S2,3PSA ratio (%S2,3PSA with cutoff value 43.85% (AUC; 0.8340 was much superior to total PSA (AUC; 0.5062 using validation sample set. Although the present results are preliminary, the newly developed μTAS platform for measuring %S2,3PSA can achieve the required assay performance specifications for use in the practical and clinical setting and may improve the accuracy of PCa diagnosis. Additional validation studies are warranted.

  8. Desempenho horticultural de plantas propagadas in vitro de Sacha inchi

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    Paulo Hercílio Viegas Rodrigues

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar, em condições de campo, características horticulturais de mudas propagadas in vitro de Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L, quanto à época de florescimento e colheita, características morfológicas relacionadas à coloração e forma de folhas, caule e frutos, bem como a produtividade do material propagado in vitro. As mudas de cultura de tecidos foram propagadas por seis semanas em meio de cultivo com sais e vitaminas de MS, acrescido de 30g L-1 de sacarose e 1,0mg L-1 de BAP, a partir do ponteiro de plântula germinada in vitro. Foram selecionadas, ao acaso, quatro plantas propagadas in vitro, quatro plantas por via seminal e mais vinte e duas plantas, também por via seminal, compondo a bordadura, totalizando trinta plantas. As análises foram semanais até completar quatorze meses do plantio, que ocorreu antes da primeira poda. Os resultados obtidos indicam a não ocorrência de variabilidade genética nas plantas produzidas in vitro, bem como precocidade na produção e maior produtividade, quando comparado com o material convencional obtido via seminal.

  9. Galactosyl-lactose sialylation using Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase as the biocatalyst and bovine κ-casein-derived glycomacropeptide as the donor substrate.

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    Wilbrink, Maarten H; ten Kate, Geert A; van Leeuwen, Sander S; Sanders, Peter; Sallomons, Erik; Hage, Johannes A; Dijkhuizen, Lubbert; Kamerling, Johannis P

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    trans-Sialidase (TS) enzymes catalyze the transfer of sialyl (Sia) residues from Sia(α2-3)Gal(β1-x)-glycans (sialo-glycans) to Gal(β1-x)-glycans (asialo-glycans). Aiming to apply this concept for the sialylation of linear and branched (Gal)nGlc oligosaccharide mixtures (GOS) using bovine κ-casein-derived glycomacropeptide (GMP) as the sialic acid donor, a kinetic study has been carried out with three components of GOS, i.e., 3'-galactosyl-lactose (β3'-GL), 4'-galactosyl-lactose (β4'-GL), and 6'-galactosyl-lactose (β6'-GL). This prebiotic GOS is prepared from lactose by incubation with suitable β-galactosidases, whereas GMP is a side-stream product of the dairy industry. The trans-sialidase from Trypanosoma cruzi (TcTS) was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. Its temperature and pH optima were determined to be 25°C and pH 5.0, respectively. GMP [sialic acid content, 3.6% (wt/wt); N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac), >99%; (α2-3)-linked Neu5Ac, 59%] was found to be an efficient sialyl donor, and up to 95% of the (α2-3)-linked Neu5Ac could be transferred to lactose when a 10-fold excess of this acceptor substrate was used. The products of the TcTS-catalyzed sialylation of β3'-GL, β4'-GL, and β6'-GL, using GMP as the sialic acid donor, were purified, and their structures were elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Monosialylated β3'-GL and β4'-GL contained Neu5Ac connected to the terminal Gal residue; however, in the case of β6'-GL, TcTS was shown to sialylate the 3 position of both the internal and terminal Gal moieties, yielding two different monosialylated products and a disialylated structure. Kinetic analyses showed that TcTS had higher affinity for the GL substrates than lactose, while the Vmax and kcat values were higher in the case of lactose.

  10. TENDÊNCIAS DOS ESTUDOS COM PLANTAS MEDICINAIS NO BRASIL

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    Fernanda Melo Carneiro

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    Full Text Available As plantas medicinais são utilizadas pelo homem desde o início da história e atualmente empregadas como recursos na medicina alternativa por grande parte da população mundial. Esse uso deve-se à facilidade de acesso às plantas em relação aos medicamentos alopáticos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi, primariamente, desenvolver uma análise cienciométrica sobre as tendências dos estudos com plantas medicinais no Brasil, investigando se o número de trabalhos cresceu ao longo dos anos. Além disso, foi identificamos as principais plantas que são estudadas pelo seu principio medicinal no Brasil. Para a pesquisa foi empregada a base de dados Scielo, com artigos de 1995 a 2011, utilizando a palavra “Planta Medicinal” como palavra-chave. Foram avaliados 329 artigos, mas somente 265 foram compatíveis à pesquisa. Artigos que não foram desenvolvidos no Brasil; que não utilizaram o termo planta medicinal; ou não citaram plantas foram excluídos das análises. Em cada artigo selecionado foram coletadas as seguintes informações: título do artigo, quantidade de autores, instituições responsáveis pelo estudo, local das instituições, ano de publicação, tipo de estudo (ex.: farmacológico, agropecuário e ecológico e as plantas que foram estudadas. Por meio de análises desses dados foi possível verificar as tendências dos estudos com plantas medicinais no Brasil. Conforme esperado, a maior parte dos artigos avaliados estão voltados para a Farmacologia, com aplicação em diversas áreas da saúde e em segundo lugar a Agropecuária, devido ao interesse em desenvolver produtos a partir de plantas para o controle de pragas. Entretanto, verificou-se o emprego em outras áreas, como a Bioquímica, Botânica, Ecologia, Genética/Molecular e Educação que apesar de serem menos frequentes, são essenciais, pois os estudos com plantas medicinais requerem profissionais de múltiplas áreas. Além da investigação da medicina popular

  11. Dermatoses provocadas por plantas (fitodermatoses Dermatosis due to plants (phytodermatosis

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    Vitor Manoel Silva dos Reis

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available As dermatoses causadas por plantas são relativamente comuns no nosso meio e podem ocorrer por diversos mecanismos patogênicos. São descritas dermatoses por trauma físico, por ação farmacológica, mediadas por IgE, por irritação, por ação conjunta da luz e por sensibilização. Também são descritas na introdução desta revisão as pseudofitodermatoses causadas por elementos veiculados pelas plantas e, por isso, aparentemente causadas pelas plantas.Dermatosis caused by plants is relatively common and may occur by various pathogenic mechanisms. Dermatitis due to physical trauma, pharmacological action, irritation, sensitization, mediated by IgE and induced by light are described. Pseudophytodermatosis caused by plant-delivered elements is also described in the introduction to this work.

  12. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) inhibition of monocyte binding by vascular endothelium is associated with sialylation of neural cell adhesion molecule.

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    Curatola, Anna-Maria; Huang, Kui; Naftolin, Frederick

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    Adhesion of monocytes to vascular endothelium is necessary for atheroma formation. This adhesion requires binding of endothelial neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) to monocyte NCAM. NCAM:NCAM binding is blocked by sialylation of NCAM (polysialylated NCAM; PSA-NCAM). Since estradiol (E2) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induced PSA-NCAM and decreased monocyte adhesion, in consideration of possible clinical applications we tested whether their prohormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has similar effects. (1) DHEA was administered to cultured human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) from men and women. Monocyte binding was assessed using fluorescence-labeled monocytes. (2) HCEACs were incubated with E2, DHT, DHEA alone, or with trilostane, fulvestrant or flutamide. Expression of PSA-NCAM was assessed by immunohistochemistry and Western blotting. Dehydroepiandrosterone inhibited monocyte adhesion to HCAECs by ≥50% (P DHEA's inhibition of monocyte binding appeared to be gender dependent. The DHEA-induced expression of PSA-NCAM was completely blocked by trilostane. In these preliminary in vitro studies, DHEA increased PSA-NCAM expression and inhibited monocyte binding in an estrogen- and androgen receptor-dependent manner. Dehydroepiandrosteroneappears to act via its end metabolites, E2 and DHT. Dehydroepiandrosterone could furnish clinical prevention against atherogenesis and arteriosclerosis.

  13. Estrategias integradas para el control de enfermedades de las plantas.

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    En el manejo del patosistema de cultivos, se debe tener en cuenta el control del patógeno y el manejo del hospedante. La importancia económica de las enfermedades de las plantas, debe medirse no sólo por el verdadero daño que ocasionan, sino también por los costos en las medidas de prevención y control. Cuando se intenta planear y aplicar nuevos métodos de control de las enfermedades de las plantas, el objetivo debe ser un control racional...

  14. Las plantas carnívoras : Cuarta parte

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    Las Utricularias, con sus diminutas “bolsitas-trampa” llamadas utrículos, son, en muchos sentidos, las más extraordinarias entre todas las plantas de la clase a que nos venimos refiriendo. Se trata de plantas que viven en las aguas dulces de las zonas tropicales y templadas de todo el globo y el género está representado por más de doscientas especies que coinciden en la estructura fundamental de sus artes de caza, aunque exista una variedad enorme de formas. Fundación Museo La Plata

  15. Análisis hormonal en plantas: tendencias actuales

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    En esta revisión, se procura mostrar el desarrollo de la investigación en el área hormonal, desde los primeros trabajos que mostraron la interacción entre hormonas y tipos de crecimiento, la aplicación de estas substancias y sus implicaciones en el estudio de las respuestas de las plantas, hasta los métodos de cuantificación hormonal. Se da énfasis en la purificación de extractos de plantas por columnasde inmunoafinidad y su cuantificación por ELlSA, técnica ésta recientemente establecida par...

  16. Uso empírico de plantas medicinais para tratamento de diabetes

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    Santos, M.M; Nunes, M.G.S; Martins, R.D

    2012-01-01

    ... espécies de plantas medicinais. Este trabalho objetivou descrever a prevalência do uso de plantas medicinais consideradas hipoglicemiantes por pacientes diabéticos em Vitória de Santo Antão...

  17. Identificacion molecular de microorganismos asociados a la Rizosfera de Plantas de Vainilla en Colombia

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    Alvarez Lopez, Claudia L; Osorio Vega, Nelson W; Marin Montoya, Mauricio

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    ... depende esta planta para su nutricion y crecimiento. En este trabajo se realizaron aislamientos de microorganismos de la rizosfera de plantas de vainilla en un cultivo piloto ubicado en el municipio de Sopetran (Antioquia, Colombia...

  18. INTERACCIÓN PLANTA-HONGOS MICORRÍZICOS ARBUSCULARES

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    Gabriel Camarena-Gutiérrez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La simbiosis de la micorriza arbuscular está formada por las raíces de más del 80 % de las especies de plantas terrestres y los hongos Zigomicetes del Orden Glomales. Los efectos benéficos de esta simbiosis suceden como resultado de un diálogo molecular complejo entre los socios simbióticos. La identificación de las moléculas involucradas en este proceso es un prerrequisito para una mayor com¬prensión de la simbiosis. Hay evidencia de los eventos de señalización-reconocimiento en diferentes estados de las interacciones planta-hongo en la micorriza arbuscular, pero no se conoce la naturaleza de las moléculas señal y los procesos de percepción-transducción. Para conocer el potencial de la micorriza arbuscular en la agricultura sustentable, es preciso identificar las moléculas principales de la interacción planta-hongo. Existen numerosos métodos disponibles para el análisis molecular de los hongos arbusculares que ayudan a comprender la interacción dinámica entre las plantas y éstos.

  19. Primary structure determination of five sialylated oligosaccharides derived from bronchial- mucus glycoproteins of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. The occurrence of the NeuAcα(2→3)Galα(1→4)[Fucα(1→3)]GlcNAcα(1→.) structural element revealed by 500-MHz 1H NMR spectroscopy

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    Vliegenthart, J.F.G.; Lamblin, G.; Boersma, A.; Klein, A.; Roussel, P.; Halbeek, H. van

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    The structure of sialylated carbohydrate units of bronchial mucins obtained from cystic fibrosis patients was investigated by 500-MHz 1H NMR spectroscopy in conjunction with sugar analysis. After subjecting the mucins to alkaline borohydride degradation, sialylated oligosaccharide-alditols were isol

  20. Primary structure determination of five sialylated oligosaccharides derived from bronchial- mucus glycoproteins of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. The occurrence of the NeuAcα(2→3)Galα(1→4)[Fucα(1→3)]GlcNAcα(1→.) structural element revealed by 500-MHz 1H NMR spectroscopy

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    Vliegenthart, J.F.G.; Lamblin, G.; Boersma, A.; Klein, A.; Roussel, P.; Halbeek, H. van

    1984-01-01

    The structure of sialylated carbohydrate units of bronchial mucins obtained from cystic fibrosis patients was investigated by 500-MHz 1H NMR spectroscopy in conjunction with sugar analysis. After subjecting the mucins to alkaline borohydride degradation, sialylated oligosaccharide-alditols were

  1. Cancer intelligence acquired (CIA): tumor glycosylation and sialylation codes dismantling antitumor defense.

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    Boligan, Kayluz Frias; Mesa, Circe; Fernandez, Luis Enrique; von Gunten, Stephan

    2015-04-01

    Aberrant glycosylation is a key feature of malignant transformation and reflects epigenetic and genetic anomalies among the multitude of molecules involved in glycan biosynthesis. Although glycan biosynthesis is not template bound, altered tumor glycosylation is not random, but associated with common glycosylation patterns. Evidence suggests that acquisition of distinct glycosylation patterns evolves from a 'microevolutionary' process conferring advantages in terms of tumor growth, tumor dissemination, and immune escape. Such glycosylation modifications also involve xeno- and hypersialylation. Xeno-autoantigens such as Neu5Gc-gangliosides provide potential targets for immunotherapy. Hypersialylation may display 'enhanced self' to escape immunosurveillance and involves several not mutually exclusive inhibitory pathways that all rely on protein-glycan interactions. A better understanding of tumor 'glycan codes' as deciphered by lectins, such as siglecs, selectins, C-type lectins and galectins, may lead to novel treatment strategies, not only in cancer, but also in autoimmune disease or transplantation.

  2. Estrategias integradas para el control de enfermedades de las plantas.

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    Achicanoy López Héctor

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available En el manejo del patosistema de cultivos, se debe tener en cuenta el control del patógeno y el manejo del hospedante. La importancia económica de las enfermedades de las plantas, debe medirse no sólo por el verdadero daño que ocasionan, sino también por los costos en las medidas de prevención y control. Cuando se intenta planear y aplicar nuevos métodos de control de las enfermedades de las plantas, el objetivo debe ser un control racional, eficaz y seguro a un costo mínimo. En el control de las enfermedades de las plantas, las estrategias aplicadas se utilizan en términos generales, para proteger a las poblaciones más que a unas plantas individuales, aunque ciertos hospederos enfermos se controlan individualmente. Casi la totalidad de las estrategias de control, se utilizan antes de que las plantas enfermen, es decir, los métodos son preventivos y no curativos. El Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP, utiliza todas las técnicas y métodos más apropiados para mantener en lo posible, las poblaciones de plagas a niveles por debajo 1 M.Sc. Profesor Asociado. Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Medellín, Departamento de Agronomía, Apartado 1027, Medellín-Colombia. de aquellos que ocasionan daño económico. Sin embargo, en el caso de las plantas, el MIP debe ser cuidadosamente revisado y permanentemente ajustado debido a la variabilidad de los fitopatógenos en la naturaleza, particularmente los hongos. El control de la enfermedad, se puede lograr mediante un sólo procedimiento, pero en la mayoría de los casos exige la utilización de medidas múltiples e implica un programa integrado de manipulación del ambiente y de las estrategias reglamentarias, culturales, biológicas, físicas y químicas.

  3. Clinical usefulness of alterations in sialic acid, sialyl transferase and sialoproteins in breast cancer.

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    Raval, G N; Parekh, L J; Patel, D D; Jha, F P; Sainger, R N; Patel, P S

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    Sialic acid, the end moieties of the carbohydrate chains are biologically important and essential for functions of glycoconjugates and are reported to be altered in cancer patients. Two hundred and twenty five breast cancer (BC) patients, 100 patients with benign breast disease (BBD) and 100 healthy females (controls) were enrolled for the study. Eight hundred and twenty four follow-up samples of 225 breast carcinoma patients were also evaluated. The association of sialic acid forms, sialyltransferase and α-2-6 sialoproteins levels with presence and extent as well as prognosis of breast carcinoma was studied. Serum sialic acid forms and sialyltransferase revealed significantly elevated levels among untreated breast cancer patients as compared to the controls, patients with BBD as well as cancer patients in remission. Non-responders showed comparable levels of the markers with those found in breast cancer patients at the time of diagnosis. Higher levels of sialic acid forms at diagnosis were associated with poor prognosis. A positive correlation between serum levels of different forms of sialic acids and extent of malignant disease was observed. The changes in serum proteins with terminal α-2-6 sialic acid correlated well with alterations in the levels of sialic acid forms and sialyltransferase. Malignant tissues showed elevated levels of sialic acid and sialyltransferase as compared to surrounding normal tissues.The results suggested potential utility of these markers in evaluation of clinical outcome.

  4. Protein

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    ... Food Service Resources Additional Resources About FAQ Contact Protein Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, ... the heart and respiratory system, and death. All Protein Isn’t Alike Protein is built from building ...

  5. Problemas de Clasificación en las Plantas Cultivadas

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    Aaberg Ewert

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    Full Text Available Durante los últimos años, se han recolectado numerosos tipos de plantas cultivadas en varias regiones del mundo. Entre éstos, hay colecciones de granos pequeños, de lino, de fríjoles y guisantes y de otras muchas plantas. En muchos países, las especies y variedades principales de estas colecciones se cultivan para investigaciones en grandes viveros. Los investigadores que se encargan de cultivar estas colecciones confrontan problemas de clasificación y descripción de las colecciones. Han encontrado una continua variación, tanto dentro como entre las especies y, por consecuencia, han hallado inadecuados muchos de 105 sistemas de clasificación. La continua variación en el material ha causado una nueva ola de discusión relativa al concepto de especie y a su definición.

  6. Naturaleza de la Resistencia a la Enfermedad, en las Plantas

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    Garcés Carlos

    1949-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde que el hombre empezó su lucha contra las enfermedades de las plantas, se ha presentado el problema de por qué algunas plantas permanecen total o casi totalmente inalteradas por la enfermedad en tanto que otras no pueden soportarla, y todavía se busca la solución de este problema sin alcanzar la respuesta definitiva, lo cual no implica, necesariamente que ignoremos todos los fenómenos de la resistencia a la enfermedad, ya que sabemos que ésta es tan variable como es de esperarse en una relación tan compleja como la que existe entre el susceptivo y el patógeno.

  7. Micorriza arbuscular e a tolerância das plantas ao estresse Arbuscular mycorrhiza and plant tolerance to stress

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    Muriel da Silva Folli-Pereira

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    Full Text Available Fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs são fungos de solo, biotróficos obrigatórios e formadores da simbiose mutualista mais comum na natureza: a micorriza arbuscular (MA. Essa associação ocorre nas raízes da maioria das plantas terrestres, promovendo melhorias no crescimento, desenvolvimento e aumento na tolerância e, ou, resistência das plantas a vários agentes ambientais adversos. Além disso, os FMAs podem ser utilizados como potenciais agentes de controle biológico de doenças de plantas. Esses fungos produzem ainda glomalina, uma proteína que desempenha papel fundamental na estabilidade do solo e bioestabilização de solos contaminados. As diferentes respostas das plantas a essa simbiose podem ser atribuídas à diversidade funcional das MAs, em função da interação FMA-planta-condições ambientais. O estabelecimento e funcionamento da MA durante as condições de estresse envolvem um complexo processo de reconhecimento e desenvolvimento, concomitantemente às alterações bioquímicas, fisiológicas e moleculares em ambos os simbiontes. Além disso, a colonização micorrízica das raízes tem impacto significativo na expressão de genes de diversas plantas que codificam proteínas presumivelmente envolvidas na tolerância ao estresse. Nesse contexto, considerando que os FMAs são essenciais no estabelecimento e adaptação das plantas em locais perturbados, nesta revisão são abordados os mecanismos fisiológicos e moleculares da associação MA responsáveis por essa adaptação e pela maior tolerância das plantas ao estresse.Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF are soil fungi, obligate biotrophic fungi and form the most common mutualistic symbiosis in nature: the arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM. This association occurs on the roots of most plants, promoting improvements in plant growth and development and increasing tolerance and/or plant resistance to several adverse environmental agents. In addition, AMF can be a potential

  8. Assessing environmental impacts of genetically modified plants on non-target organisms: The relevance of in planta studies.

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    Arpaia, Salvatore; Birch, A Nicholas E; Kiss, Jozsef; van Loon, Joop J A; Messéan, Antoine; Nuti, Marco; Perry, Joe N; Sweet, Jeremy B; Tebbe, Christoph C

    2017-04-01

    In legal frameworks worldwide, genetically modified plants (GMPs) are subjected to pre-market environmental risk assessment (ERA) with the aim of identifying potential effects on the environment. In the European Union, the EFSA Guidance Document introduces the rationale that GMPs, as well as their newly produced metabolites, represent the potential stressor to be evaluated during ERA. As a consequence, during several phases of ERA for cultivation purposes, it is considered necessary to use whole plants or plant parts in experimental protocols. The importance of in planta studies as a strategy to address impacts of GMPs on non-target organisms is demonstrated, to evaluate both effects due to the intended modification in plant phenotype (e.g. expression of Cry proteins) and effects due to unintended modifications in plant phenotype resulting from the transformation process (e.g. due to somaclonal variations or pleiotropic effects). In planta tests are also necessary for GMPs in which newly expressed metabolites cannot easily be studied in vitro. This paper reviews the scientific literature supporting the choice of in planta studies as a fundamental tool in ERA of GMPs in cultivation dossiers; the evidence indicates they can realistically mimic the ecological relationships occurring in their receiving environments and provide important insights into the biology and sustainable management of GMPs.

  9. The Efficient Transformation of Wheat in Planta by Agrobacterium tumefaciens

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    HE Dao-yi; LI Zhong-cun; WANG Hong-gang

    2003-01-01

    Transformation of wheat was performed by pipetting spikelets with Agrobacterium tumefaciens which contained expression vectors using Npt Ⅱ as reporter gene. Transformants were identified through kanamycin resistance, PCR and Southern blot. The results showed that transformation efficiency was within 2.0 to 3. 2 % in all tested varieties of wheat. Then the simple and efficient protocol of wheat transformation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens in planta was primarily established.

  10. Automatización de una planta industrial

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    Lorenzo, Gonzalo

    2007-01-01

    Memoria de investigación realizada dentro del Programa de Doctorado Interuniversitario en Automática y Robótica. El objetivo de esta memoria de investigación es el análisis de las diversas lineas de trabajo en el ámbito de la automatización y profundizar su aplicación práctica en una planta industrial.

  11. Expression and Purification of Glycosyltransferases in Pichia Pastoris: Towards Improving the Migration of Stem Cells by Enhancing Surface Expression of Sialyl Lewis X

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    Al-Amoodi, Asma S.

    2017-05-01

    Recruitment of circulating cells towards target sites is primarily dependent on E-selectin receptor/ligand adhesive interactions. Glycosyltransferase (GTs) are involved in the creation of E-selectin ligands. A sialofucosylated terminal tetrasaccharide like glycan structure known as sialyl Lewis x (sLex), is the most recognized ligand by selectins. This structure is found on the surface of cancer cells and leukocytes but is often absent on the surface of many adult stem cell populations. In order to synthesize sLex, GTs must be endogenously expressed and remain active within the cells. Generally, these stem cells express terminal sialylated lactosamine structures on their glycoproteins which require the addition of alpha-(1,3)-fucose to be converted into an E-selectin ligand. There are a number of fucosyltransferases (FUTs) that are able to modify terminal lactosamine structures to create sLex such as FUT6. In this work we focused on expressing and purifying active recombinant FUTs as a tool to help create sLex structures on the surface of adult stem cells in order to enhance their migration.

  12. A Modified phosphate-carrier protein theory is proposed as a non-target site mechanism For glyphosate resistance in weeds Teoria das proteínas carregadoras fosfato modificadas proposta como mecanismo de resistência ao herbicida glyphosate em plantas daninhas

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    A.C. Roso

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Glyphosate is an herbicide that inhibits the enzyme 5-enolpyruvyl-shikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPs (EC 2.5.1.19. EPSPs is the sixth enzyme of the shikimate pathway, by which plants synthesize the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan and many compounds used in secondary metabolism pathways. About fifteen years ago it was hypothesized that it was unlikely weeds would evolve resistance to this herbicide because of the limited degree of glyphosate metabolism observed in plants, the low resistance level attained to EPSPs gene overexpression, and because of the lower fitness in plants with an altered EPSPs enzyme. However, today 20 weed species have been described with glyphosate resistant biotypes that are found in all five continents of the world and exploit several different resistant mechanisms. The survival and adaptation of these glyphosate resistant weeds are related toresistance mechanisms that occur in plants selected through the intense selection pressure from repeated and exclusive use of glyphosate as the only control measure. In this paper the physiological, biochemical, and genetic basis of glyphosate resistance mechanisms in weed species are reviewed and a novel and innovative theory that integrates all the mechanisms of non-target site glyphosate resistance in plants is presented.Glyphosate é uma glicina fosfonada e inibe a enzima 5-enolpiruvil-shikimato-3-fosfato sintase (EPSPS (EC 2.5.1.19. EPSPS é a sexta enzima da rota do shikimato, na qual são sintetizados os compostos do metabolismo secundário e os aminoácidos aromáticos fenilalanina, tirosina e triptofano. Alguns autores hipotetizaram que seria improvável a evolução de plantas daninhas resistentes a este herbicida. As justificativas estariam relacionadas à limitada metabolização de glyphosate nas plantas, ao baixo nível de resistência obtido com a superexpressão do gene EPSPS e à alta penalidade de adaptação oriunda de mutações no

  13. Plantas medicinais no controle de urolitíase

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    I.L Cruces

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantas medicinais têm sido utilizadas mundialmente para o controle de urolitíases na medicina humana. A ocorrência desta afecção tem aumentado em humanos, ruminantes, cães e gatos. Nos animais, fatores patofisiológicos adquiridos, congênitos ou familiares podem estar envolvidos, havendo similaridade ao que se observa em seres humanos. Porém, apesar dos avanços nas pesquisas, o emprego de plantas medicinais na medicina veterinária, ainda é pouco utilizado. Dessa forma, objetivou-se apresentar uma revisão bibliográfica dos resultados do uso de plantas medicinais no controle de urolitíase. As plantas utilizadas são: Ammi visnaga, Bergenia ligulata, Cynodon dactylon, Herniaria hirsuta e Phyllanthus niruri. A atividade antilitogênica foi relacionada às alterações da composição iônica da urina, atividade diurética, inibição de cristalização e agregação de cristais. Destaca-se o uso de Phyllanthus niruri, pela eficácia na prevenção dos urólitos. Extratos de Phyllanthus niruri normalizaram níveis altos de cálcio urinário, desfavorecendo os estágios iniciais de formação dos urólitos. Adicionalmente, foram associados à elevação da filtração glomerular e excreção urinária de ácido úrico sugerindo utilização potencial não só como efeito lítico e preventivo das calculoses, mas também em pacientes hiperuricêmicos e portadores de insuficiência renal. A partir dos resultados relatados, pode-se concluir que os trabalhos apresentados pela literatura atual são capazes de comprovar os efeitos benéficos do uso de plantas medicinais no controle de urolitíase. Entretanto, ainda são escassos os estudos realizados em animais domésticos, predominando ensaios desenvolvidos em roedores.

  14. The ST6GalNAc-I sialyltransferase localizes throughout the Golgi and is responsible for the synthesis of the tumor-associated sialyl-Tn O-glycan in human breast cancer.

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    Sewell, Robert; Bäckström, Malin; Dalziel, Martin; Gschmeissner, Steven; Karlsson, Hasse; Noll, Thomas; Gätgens, Jochem; Clausen, Henrik; Hansson, Gunnar C; Burchell, Joy; Taylor-Papadimitriou, Joyce

    2006-02-10

    The functional properties of glycoproteins are strongly influenced by their profile of glycosylation, and changes in this profile are seen in malignancy. In mucin-type O-linked glycosylation these changes can result in the production of mucins such as MUC1, carrying shorter sialylated O-glycans, and with different site occupancy. Of the tumor-associated sialylated O-glycans, the disaccharide, sialyl-Tn (sialic acid alpha2,6GalNAc), is expressed by 30% of breast carcinomas and is the most tumor-specific. The ST6GalNAc-I glycosyltransferase, which can catalyze the transfer of sialic acid to GalNAc, shows a highly restricted pattern of expression in normal adult tissues, being largely limited to the gastrointestinal tract and absent in mammary gland. In breast carcinomas, however, a complete correlation between the expression of RNA-encoding ST6GalNAc-I and the expression of sialyl-Tn is evident, demonstrating that the expression of sialyl-Tn results from switching on expression of hST6GalNAc-I. Endogenous or exogenous expression of hST6GalNAc-I (but not ST6GalNAc-II) always results in the expression of sialyl-Tn. This ability to override core 1/core 2 pathways of O- linked glycosylation is explained by the localization of ST6GalNAc-I, which is found throughout the Golgi stacks. The development of a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line expressing MUC1 and ST6GalNAc-I allowed the large scale production of MUC1 carrying 83% sialyl-Tn O-glycans. The presence of ST6GalNAc-I in the CHO cells reduced the number of O-glycosylation sites occupied in MUC1, from an average of 4.3 to 3.8 per tandem repeat. The availability of large quantities of this MUC1 glycoform will allow the evaluation of its efficacy as an immunogen for immunotherapy of MUC1/STn-expressing tumors.

  15. P53 and Cancer-Associated Sialylated Glycans Are Surrogate Markers of Cancerization of the Bladder Associated with Schistosoma haematobium Infection

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    Lima, Luís; Tavares, Ana; Peixoto, Andreia; Parreira, Beatriz; Correia da Costa, José Manuel; Brindley, Paul J.; Lopes, Carlos

    2014-01-01

    Background Bladder cancer is a significant health problem in rural areas of Africa and the Middle East where Schistosoma haematobium is prevalent, supporting an association between malignant transformation and infection by this blood fluke. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms linking these events are poorly understood. Bladder cancers in infected populations are generally diagnosed at a late stage since there is a lack of non-invasive diagnostic tools, hence enforcing the need for early carcinogenesis markers. Methodology/Principal Findings Forty-three formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded bladder biopsies of S. haematobium-infected patients, consisting of bladder tumours, tumour adjacent mucosa and pre-malignant/malignant urothelial lesions, were screened for bladder cancer biomarkers. These included the oncoprotein p53, the tumour proliferation rate (Ki-67>17%), cell-surface cancer-associated glycan sialyl-Tn (sTn) and sialyl-Lewisa/x (sLea/sLex), involved in immune escape and metastasis. Bladder tumours of non-S. haematobium etiology and normal urothelium were used as controls. S. haematobium-associated benign/pre-malignant lesions present alterations in p53 and sLex that were also found in bladder tumors. Similar results were observed in non-S. haematobium associated tumours, irrespectively of their histological nature, denoting some common molecular pathways. In addition, most benign/pre-malignant lesions also expressed sLea. However, proliferative phenotypes were more prevalent in lesions adjacent to bladder tumors while sLea was characteristic of sole benign/pre-malignant lesions, suggesting it may be a biomarker of early carcionogenesis associated with the parasite. A correlation was observed between the frequency of the biomarkers in the tumor and adjacent mucosa, with the exception of Ki-67. Most S. haematobium eggs embedded in the urothelium were also positive for sLea and sLex. Reinforcing the pathologic nature of the studied biomarkers, none was observed

  16. Sialylation of E-cadherin does not change the spontaneous or ET-18-OMe-mediated aggregation of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells.

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    Steelant, W F; Recchi, M A; Noë, V T; Boilly-Marer, Y; Bruyneel, E A; Verbert, A; Mareel, M M; Delannoy, P

    1999-05-01

    We have investigated the role of sialylation on cell-cell adhesion mediated by E-cadherin. Two MCF-7 human breast cancer cell variants were studied: MCF-7/AZ cells showed a spontaneous cell-cell adhesion in the fast and slow aggregation assay. whereas the adhesion deficient MCF-7/6 cell variant failed to form larger aggregates, suggesting that E-cadherin was not functional under the conditions of both assays. We measured the sialyltransferase activities using Galbeta1-3GalNAcalpha-O-benzyl and Galbeta1-4GlcNAcalpha-O-benzyl as acceptor substrates as well as mRNA levels of four sialyltransferases, ST3Gal I, ST3Gal III, ST3Gal IV, ST6Gal I, using multiplex RT-PCR in MCF-7 cell variants. The alpha2-6 and alpha2-3 sialylation of E-cadherin was investigated by immuno-blot using Sambucus nigra agglutinin and Maackia amurensis agglutinin. Compared to the adhesion-proficient MCF-7/AZ cells, the adhesion-deficient MCF-7/6 cell line apparently lacks ST6Gal I mRNA, has a lower ST3Gal I mRNA, a lower ST3Gal I sialyltransferase activity, and no alpha2-3 linked sialic acid moieties on E-cadherin. The potential anti-cancer drug 1-O-octadecyl-2-O-methylglycero-3-phosphocholine (ET-18-OMe, 48 h, 25 microg/ml) belonging to the class of alkyllysophospholipids restored the E-cadherin function in the adhesion-deficient MCF-7/6 cells as evidenced by an increased aggregation. ET-18-OMe caused loss of ST6Gal I mRNA in MCF-7/AZ cells but no changes of sialyltransferase activities or sialic acid moieties on E-cadherin could be observed. We conclude that Ca2+-dependent, E-cadherin-specific homotypic adhesion of MCF-7/AZ or MCF-7/6 cells treated with ET-18-OMe was not affected by sialylation of E-cadherin.

  17. P53 and cancer-associated sialylated glycans are surrogate markers of cancerization of the bladder associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection.

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    Júlio Santos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Bladder cancer is a significant health problem in rural areas of Africa and the Middle East where Schistosoma haematobium is prevalent, supporting an association between malignant transformation and infection by this blood fluke. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms linking these events are poorly understood. Bladder cancers in infected populations are generally diagnosed at a late stage since there is a lack of non-invasive diagnostic tools, hence enforcing the need for early carcinogenesis markers.Forty-three formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded bladder biopsies of S. haematobium-infected patients, consisting of bladder tumours, tumour adjacent mucosa and pre-malignant/malignant urothelial lesions, were screened for bladder cancer biomarkers. These included the oncoprotein p53, the tumour proliferation rate (Ki-67>17%, cell-surface cancer-associated glycan sialyl-Tn (sTn and sialyl-Lewisa/x (sLea/sLex, involved in immune escape and metastasis. Bladder tumours of non-S. haematobium etiology and normal urothelium were used as controls. S. haematobium-associated benign/pre-malignant lesions present alterations in p53 and sLex that were also found in bladder tumors. Similar results were observed in non-S. haematobium associated tumours, irrespectively of their histological nature, denoting some common molecular pathways. In addition, most benign/pre-malignant lesions also expressed sLea. However, proliferative phenotypes were more prevalent in lesions adjacent to bladder tumors while sLea was characteristic of sole benign/pre-malignant lesions, suggesting it may be a biomarker of early carcionogenesis associated with the parasite. A correlation was observed between the frequency of the biomarkers in the tumor and adjacent mucosa, with the exception of Ki-67. Most S. haematobium eggs embedded in the urothelium were also positive for sLea and sLex. Reinforcing the pathologic nature of the studied biomarkers, none was observed in the healthy urothelium

  18. Conocimiento tradicional sobre plantas medicinales en huertos familiares en la Mixteca Poblana, México.

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    Gómez Calderón, Hilaria Angélica

    2014-01-01

    Las plantas medicinales son recursos naturales disponibles en el ambiente silvestre y en los huertos familiares. Las plantas medicinales son la opción inmediata y en muchos casos la única para tratar las enfermedades comunes. El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar el papel que juegan las plantas medicinales en los huertos familiares, y los conocimientos alrededor de ellas. Pretende contribuir al diseño de estrategias de desarrollo rural que promuevan alternativas para el desarrollo lo...

  19. Extrato de plantas medicinais como carrapaticida de Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus

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    P.A.S. Hocayen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso de plantas medicinais tem sido uma prática antiga da humanidade, contribuindo para a divulgação das virtudes terapêuticas de extratos de diferentes vegetais. Na busca de alternativas naturais eficazes para males que prejudicam indiretamente o homem, as plantas medicinais têm sido utilizadas na veterinária na tentativa de eliminar ou reduzir a ação dos carrapatos B. microplus, que podem trazer prejuízos a bovinos. Durante anos têm sido utilizado produtos químicos nesse controle, no entanto, os carrapatos adquirem resistência aos fármacos em decorrência do uso contínuo. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar o efeito de hidrolato e extratos aquosos de carqueja [Baccharis trimera (Less. D.C.], alfavaca (Ocimum gratissimum L., necroton [Vernonia condensata (Backer H. Rob.] camomila [Chamomilla recutita (L. Rauschert], além do óleo essencial de alfavaca (Ocimum gratissimum L.. Os ensaios para larvas de B. microplus foram realizados com impregnação das substâncias em papel filtro. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que todos os extratos aquosos foram ineficazes; o hidrolato de carqueja e de necroton apresentaram eficiência em torno de 30%, necessitando novos testes para comprovação. Dentre os resultados obtidos, destaca-se o hidrolato de alfavaca que apresentou eficiência de 76,7% na concentração de 100% e o óleo essencial puro de alfavaca que apresentou ação larvicidade 100% indicando o potencial carrapaticida dessa planta, especificamente no combate de B.microplus.

  20. Estudio de los cambios inducidos por la deficiencia de hierro en el proteoma de plantas

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    Andaluz, Sofía

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    El hierro es un elemento esencial para las plantas ya que participa en algunas de las funciones más importantes del metabolismo. En los suelos alcalinos y calcáreos, la concentración de hierro disponible no es suficiente para mantener las necesidades de la planta. En esta situación, las plantas dicotiledóneas y monocotiledóneas no gramíneas (estrategia 1) desarrollan una serie de respuestas fisiológicas dirigidas a mantener la homeostasis de hierro en la planta. En este trabajo se han estu...

  1. Sombreamento de plantas de Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don 'Pacifica White' por malhas coloridas: desenvolvimento vegetativo

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    Melo,Anderson Adriano Martins; Alvarenga,Amauri Alves de

    2009-01-01

    As malhas coloridas têm sido utilizadas para manipular o desenvolvimento vegetativo, melhorando a utilização da radiação solar por plantas ornamentais. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho estudar o efeito da redução de 50% da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa sobre o crescimento vegetativo de plantas de Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don, por meio de malhas azul e vermelha e malha preta, em comparação com plantas crescidas na ausência de sombreamento (pleno sol). As plantas foram obtidas a partir de s...

  2. Ionoma de plantas: cenário atual e perspectivas Ionomics: current scenario and prospects

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    Adriano Alves da Silva

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os sistemas biológicos são governados pela soma de todos os genes expressos, proteínas, metabólitos e elementos de um organismo. A análise do ionoma de um tecido auxilia a identificar, entre outros aspectos, genes que contribuam para maior ou menor acúmulo de elementos essenciais e metais pesados, bem como a interação entre processos metabólicos. O conhecimento do ionoma, aliado ao uso de técnicas de biologia molecular, formam um sistema muito eficiente para mapeamento gênico, para estudos de genômica funcional e para caracterização geral do estado fisiológico das plantas em uma determinada condição. Além disso, o estudo do ionoma permite avaliar as interações existentes entre os mais diversos íons das plantas e como a disponibilidade de um íon afeta a absorção e uso de outros. O objetivo desta revisão é apresentar e discutir o ionoma como uma ferramenta importante na elucidação dos mais diversos mecanismos envolvidos na absorção, translocação e acúmulo de elementos essenciais e não-essenciais em plantas e sua relação com o metabolismo delas.Biological systems are governed by the sum of all expressed genes, proteins, metabolites and components of an organism. The analysis of a tissue ionome helps to identify, among others, genes that contribute to a greater or lesser accumulation of essential elements and heavy metals, as well as interaction between metabolic processes. The ionome knowledge, coupled with the use of molecular biology techniques, form a very efficient system for gene mapping, and functional genomic studies, and general characterization of plants physiological status in a given condition. Another interesting process that the ionome study allows to analyse is the interactions among plants' ions and how such ion availability can affect the absorption and use of others. The aim of this review is to present and discuss the ionome as an important tool in the elucidation of several mechanisms involved

  3. Control de ph para planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales

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    Wilson Fabián Amaya

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta el problema de controlar el pH en una planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales (PTAR, la cual recibe soluciones ácidas provenientes de la producción de jugos (pH 2-5 que se dosifica con la sustancia usada para aseo (soda cáustica 0.04% con valores oscilatorios de pH 9-11. Se desarrolló e implementó un controlador clásico PI en un PLC comercial y se automatiza la PTAR mostrando el resultado obtenido en simulación en MatLAB.

  4. Control de ph para planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales

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    Wilson Fabián Amaya; Óscar Alberto Cañón; Óscar F. Avilés

    2004-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta el problema de controlar el pH en una planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales (PTAR), la cual recibe soluciones ácidas provenientes de la producción de jugos (pH 2-5) que se dosifica con la sustancia usada para aseo (soda cáustica 0.04%) con valores oscilatorios de pH 9-11. Se desarrolló e implementó un controlador clásico PI en un PLC comercial y se automatiza la PTAR mostrando el resultado obtenido en simulación en MatLAB.

  5. SEÑALES EN LA INTERACCIÓN PLANTA INSECTO

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    G. Camarena Gutiérrez

    2009-01-01

    Las plantas requieren un amplio rango de mecanismos de defensa para combatir efectivamente la invasión por microbios patógenos o el ataque por insectos herbívoros. Estos mecanismos incluyen barreras físicas y químicas preexistentes, también como respuestas de defensa inducibles activadas por la infección de patógeno o la herbivoría por insectos. Una acción concertada de estas actividades defensivas activa ayudas para minimizar el daño causado por el atacante. Además de las defensas locales, l...

  6. EL NÍQUEL EN SUELOS Y PLANTAS DE CUBA

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    Olegario Muñiz Ugarte; Mirelys Rodríguez Alfaro; Alfredo Montero Álvarez; Juan Estévez Álvarez; Adriana M. de Aguiar Accioly; Clístenes W. Araujo Do Nascimento

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    El contenido de Níquel (Ni) en el suelo es muydependiente del material parental que le dio origen. Por otraparte, el Ni existente en su superficie, puede ser tambiénun reflejo de su contaminación. La literatura internacionalseñala valores de Ni total en los suelos del mundo entre0,2 y 450 mg kg-1. Se conoce en la actualidad, que aunqueel Ni es esencial para las plantas superiores, su exceso enforma disponible puede ser tóxico, por lo que se consideraun Metal Pesado. En Cuba las encuestas real...

  7. Plantas daninhas como hospedeiras alternativas para Pratylenchus brachyurus

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Uma das ações indiretas exercidas pelas plantas daninhas na interferência sob espécies cultivadas é o potencial de hospedar agentes causadores de enfermidades. O nematoide das lesões radiculares (Pratylenchus brachyurus vem causando uma série de danos em diversas culturas no Brasil. Para o manejo deste fitoparasita, o cultivo de diferentes espécies de crotalárias tem sido empregado. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a hospedabilidade de plantas daninhas para P. brachyurus, bem como o efeito de supressão de diferentes espécies de crotalária. Para isso, foi instalado um experimento em casa de vegetação no delineamento inteiramente casualizado em arranjo fatorial (2x17, com seis repetições. O primeiro fator consistiu na presença ou ausência da inoculação do nematoide. O segundo correspondeu a dezessete espécies vegetais, sendo onze plantas daninhas, quatro crotalárias (C. breviflora, C. juncea, C. ochroleuca e C spectabilis e duas variedades de soja, as quais serviram como testemunha sendo hospedeiras de P. brachyurus. A inoculação do nematoide das lesões radiculares não influenciou a altura de plantas e massa seca de parte aérea das diferentes espécies avaliadas. Portulaca oleracea, Amaranthus viridis e Sida rhombifolia foram as espécies com maior número de nematoides por sistema radicular, e apenas a S. rhombifolia apresentou comportamento semelhante a testemunha (variedade de soja BMX Potência RR®. Com relação ao número de nematoides por grama de raiz, os maiores valores foram observados para A. viridis, seguido por P. oleracea. Excluindo-se a C. juncea, todas as demais espécies de crotalária apresentaram-se como boas opções para o manejo em áreas infestadas com P. brachyurus.

  8. Comunidades de plantas e artropodes invasores em cultura de milho

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    Maria Alice Garcia

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    Resumo: Uma comunidade de invasoras de cultura de milho foi estudada no município de Campinas, São Paulo, durante 1983 e 1984. Sucessão de plantas, banco de sementes, fauna de artrópodos assoclados, efeito de inseticida e relação entre invasoras e produtivldade da cultura foram os principais temas abordados. Houve maior semelhança entre a flora de Invasoras de anos consecutivos do que entre cada uma delas e o banco de sementes encontrado na área. A densidade de sementes (2325/m2) foi no mínim...

  9. Diálogo sobre plantas medicinais: significados de escolares

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    Ceolin, Silvana; Mendieta, Marjoriê da Costa; Ceolin, Teila; Lopes, Ana Carolina Padua; Heck, Rita Maria

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    O estudo teve como objetivo conhecer os significados atribuídos pelos escolares ao diálogo sobre plantas medicinais no cuidado à saúde. Pesquisa qualitativa realizada com 65 escolares de duas escolas do município de Pelotas/RS, no período de setembro de 2011 a agosto de 2012. O material analisado foi produzido ao final de 18 oficinas a partir de redações escritas por escolares e de grupos focais. Os encontros possibilitaram estimular nos educandos valores direcionados ao reconhecimento do sab...

  10. Cadastramento fitossociológico de plantas daninhas na bananicultura

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    Gomes,G.L.G.C.; Ibrahim,F.N.; Macedo, G. L.; Nobrega, L. P.; Alves, E.

    2010-01-01

    O objetivo deste experimento, realizado na cultura da banana (Musa spp.) no Vale do Ribeira, no município de Registro-SP, foi fazer um cadastramento fitossociológico das espécies de plantas daninhas sob duas formas de manejo do solo. A amostragem das espécies daninhas foi feita em duas áreas distintas de manejo, sendo uma com a cultura implantada em área de várzea drenada a 7 m de altitude e a outra com a bananicultura em área de sequeiro a 16 m de altitude. Na amostragem de um hectare, utili...

  11. Octadecanoides como reguladores de la defensa de las plantas

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    G. Camarena Gutiérrez

    2002-01-01

    En años recientes muchas moléculas lipoides muy potentes han sido identificadas, comprenden compuestos lipofílicos no derivados de lípidos como los brasinoesteroides triterpenoides, otros que parcialmente son de origen lipídico como los lipo-oligosacáridos, factores de nodulación de especies de Rhizobium que pueden tener parientes endógenos en las plantas, y un tercer grupo, los octadecanoides, cuyas estructuras son derivadas de ácidos grasos vegetales. Las señales mediadas por lípid...

  12. Las plantas carnívoras : Segunda parte

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    Dawson de Teruggi, Genevieve

    2004-01-01

    Existe un pequeño número de plantas que, no obstante poseer hojas verdes con clorofila -y por ello son capaces de fabricar su propia materia orgánica a partir del aire, el agua y los minerales del suelo-, también capturan y digieren animales por medio de órganos especiales, con lo que se procuran un complemento alimenticio que en ningún modo llega a ser la base de su sustento. (Continuación) Fundación Museo La Plata

  13. Las plantas carnívoras : Primera parte

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    Dawson de Teruggi, Genevieve

    2003-01-01

    Existe un pequeño número de plantas que, no obstante poseer hojas verdes con clorofila -y por ello son capaces de fabricar su propia materia orgánica a partir del aire, el agua y los minerales del suelo-, también capturan y digieren animales por medio de órganos especiales, con lo que se procuran un complemento alimenticio que en ningún modo llega a ser la base de su sustento. Fundación Museo La Plata

  14. Adquisición y transporte de hierro en plantas

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    López-Millán, Ana Flor

    2000-01-01

    Las puntas de raíz de remolacha deficiente en Fe presentaron un engrosamiento subapical de color amarillo debido a la acumulación de flavinas, así como un aumento del número de pelos radiculares en estas zonas. La deficiencia de Fe indujo un aumento de 11 veces en la actividad reductasa férrica y de 4 veces en la capacidad de acidificación del medio, respuestas típicas de las raices de las plantas de estrategia I. La concentración de ácidos orgánicos y las actividades de di...

  15. Sistemas antioxidantes en plantas de guisante sometidas a estreses ambientales

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    Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Iñaki

    1996-01-01

    En esta tesis se ha estudiado el efecto de una serie de estreses ambientales (sequía, salinidad, deficiencia de fe y el herbicida paraquat) sobre el metabolismo del oxigeno activado en plantas de guisante. La sequía induce estrés oxidativo en hojas de guisante en los dos cultivares estudiados (frilene y lincoln), como demuestra la acumulación de peróxidos de lípidos y proteínas oxidadas. Este estrés oxidativo es atribuible a una disminución de las defensas antioxidantes (enzimáticas y no...

  16. INFRAESTRUCTURA SUSTENTABLE: LAS PLANTAS DE TRATAMIENTO DE AGUAS RESIDUALES

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    Virginia Lahera Ramón

    2010-01-01

    El tratamiento de las aguas servidas para reúso, reincorporación a los cuerpos de agua superficiales o reinfiltración a los mantos freáticos no es una opción generalizada en México. Las plantas de tratamiento que existen utilizan tecnologías contaminantes, son altas en uso de energía y producen desechos tóxicos como resultado de su operación. Para ir construyendo una infraestructura urbana sustentable, es necesario optar por tecnología alternativa que permita reutilizar los caudales y/o regre...

  17. EL NÍQUEL EN SUELOS Y PLANTAS DE CUBA

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    Olegario Muñiz Ugarte

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El contenido de Níquel (Ni en el suelo es muydependiente del material parental que le dio origen. Por otraparte, el Ni existente en su superficie, puede ser tambiénun reflejo de su contaminación. La literatura internacionalseñala valores de Ni total en los suelos del mundo entre0,2 y 450 mg kg-1. Se conoce en la actualidad, que aunqueel Ni es esencial para las plantas superiores, su exceso enforma disponible puede ser tóxico, por lo que se consideraun Metal Pesado. En Cuba las encuestas realizadas reflejanun contenido medio de 122,3 mg kg-1de Ni total, muysuperior al señalado por la literatura internacional y valoresextremos de hasta 2850,0 mg kg-1en suelos desarrolladossobre rocas ultrabásicas (serpentinita. Sin embargo, noexisten reportes de valores elevados (tóxicos del elementoen los cultivos. En el trabajo se discute el origen y formasen que se encuentra el Ni en los suelos cubanos; así comosu posible efecto tóxico para las plantas y animales que sealimentan de ellas. Finalmente, se concluyó planteando lanecesidad de establecer Límites Permisibles de Ni en elsuelo, diferenciados de acuerdo al tipo de suelo y su uso.

  18. Relation between the secondary structure of carbohydrate residues of alpha1-acid glycoprotein (orosomucoid) and the fluorescence of the protein.

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    Albani, Jihad R

    2003-05-01

    We studied in this work the relation that exists between the secondary structure of the glycans of alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein and the fluorescence of the Trp residues of the protein. We calculated for that the efficiency of quenching and the radiative and non-radiative constants. Our results indicate that the glycans display a spatial structure that is modified upon asialylation. The asialylated conformation is closer to the protein matrix than the sialylated form, inducing by that a decrease in the fluorescence parameters of the Trp residues. In fact, the mean quantum yield of Trp residues in sialylated and asialylated alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein are 0.0645 and 0.0385, respectively. Analysis of the fluorescence emission of alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein as the result of two contributions (surface and hydrophobic domains) indicates that quantum yields of both classes of Trp residues are lower when the protein is in the asialylated form. Also, the mean fluorescence lifetime of Trp residues decreases from 2.285 ns in the sialylated protein to 1.948 ns in the asialylated one. The radiative rate constant k(r) of the Trp residues in the sialylated alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein is higher than that in the asialylated protein. Thus, the carbohydrate residues are closer to the Trp residues in the absence of sialic acid. The modification of the spatial conformation of the glycans upon asialylation is confirmed by the decrease of the fluorescence lifetimes of Calcofluor, a fluorophore that binds to the carbohydrate residues. Finally, thermal intensity quenching of Calcofluor bound to alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein shows that the carbohydrate residues have slower residual motions in the absence of sialic acid residues.

  19. Detection of protein- protein interactions in planta by BiFC and split luciferase assays

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    Gao, Song

    2010-01-01

    Maataloustieteiden laitos, puutarhatiede, Horticulture Master’s Degree Programme in Plant Production Science, Horticulture Molecular biology has created a new pathway for plant breeding in cut flower industry. It focuses on studying flower gene functions and provides a more direct and effective way of breeding new flower cultivars using genetic transformation. Besides flower color, disease resistance, quality and vase life, modification of flower architecture is an important target f...

  20. Planta de lavado para arena silícea

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    Rojo García, Cristina

    2008-01-01

    El proyecto fin de carrera trata sobre la instalación de una planta móvil de lavado para arena silícea. Este recurso está presente en el Monte Público nº 90 denominado “RAJICA DE EN MEDIO” en el Término Municipal de Jumilla (Murcia), donde se ubica la cantera “Los Mochuelos” de la que es concesionaria y explotadora la empresa JUMILLANA DE SÍLICE, S.L, con C.I.F. nº B-25.646.720, con domicilio social en C/ Canalejas nº 83, Bajo, de Jumilla (Murcia). Por ello, el presente proyecto tien...

  1. Implementación NIC 16 - Propiedad, planta y equipo

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    Palacios, Adalberto; Barreto, Andrés

    2014-01-01

    El objeto de esta monografía es proponer una guía de implementación de la NIC 16 (Norma Internacional de Contabilidad), referida a la Propiedad, Planta y Equipo y describir tanto la medición inicial y posterior de los activos que estén bajo este estándar y presentar las diferencias que se pueden evidenciar respecto a la norma local. Para llevar a cabo este trabajo se desarrollaron 3 capítulos: en el Capítulo 1 se desarrolló una descripción de la norma local y el estándar internacional; en el ...

  2. Incluyendo el tiempo en el estudio de las interacciones planta-planta a través de la dendroecología

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    A.I. García-Cervigón

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Como regla general, la facilitación predomina sobre la competencia en ambientes con un alto grado de estrés, pero los niveles de estrés cambian a lo largo de la vida de las plantas. Resulta clave incluir el tiempo en los estudios de las interacciones planta-planta a través del monitoreo de las plantas a lo largo de sus ciclos vitales completos, pero captar la dimensión temporal requiere largos períodos de estudio. En este artículo se presentan distintas formas de incluir el tiempo en el estudio de las interacciones entre plantas utilizando técnicas dendrocronológicas. Mediante la presentación de distintos casos de estudio se desarrolla el modo de incluir la información que proporciona la edad de las plantas (control de la ontogenia y determinación de la estructura de edades de la población y la anchura de anillos (crecimiento secundario en estudios a nivel de comunidad, de población y de individuos. Se destaca la existencia de anillos de crecimiento en arbustos y herbáceas perennes y se pone de manifiesto el potencial que esto supone de cara a realizar estudios ecológicos. Para concluir se presentan otras variables que quedan registradas en los anillos de crecimiento y son susceptibles de ser utilizadas como complemento en los estudios de interacciones entre plantas, como los ratios isotópicos o distintas variables relacionadas con la anatomía cuantitativa de la madera.

  3. Characterization of in planta-induced rust genes isolated from a haustorium-specific cDNA library.

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    Hahn, M; Mendgen, K

    1997-05-01

    Rust fungi are plant parasites that depend on living host tissue for growth. For invasion of leaves, dikaryotic urediospores differentiate germ tubes and infection structures that penetrate through stomata. Biotrophic growth occurs by intercellular mycelia that form haustoria within host cells. A cDNA library was constructed from haustoria isolated from broad bean leaves infected by Uromyces fabae. Differential screening revealed that a high proportion (19%) of the haustorial cDNAs are specifically expressed in planta but are not expressed, or are much weaker, in germlings or infection structures produced in vitro. A total of 31 different in planta-induced genes (PIGs) were identified. Some of the PIGs are highly expressed in haustoria. The PIGs are single or low copy number genes in the rust genome. A variety of developmentally regulated expression patterns of PIG mRNAs were observed. Sequence analysis of PIG cDNAs revealed similarities to genes encoding proteins involved in amino acid transport, thiamine biosynthesis, short-chain dehydrogenases, metallothioneins, cytochrome P-450 monooxygenases, and peptidyl-prolyl isomerases.

  4. Cadeia de flores e plantas ornamentais de jardim em Pareci Novo - Rio Grande do Sul

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    2002-01-01

    O Rio Grande do Sul, além de ser o Estado que mais consome flores e plantas ornamentais no país, é um dos maiores produtores do Brasil. Essa produção tem aumentado visivelmente nos últimos cinco anos. Recentemente, houve um acréscimo considerável de consumo de flores e plantas ornamentais de jardim. Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar a produção e a comercialização de uma cadeia de flores e plantas ornamentais de jardim para a região de Pareci Novo, a qual foi escolhida por ser uma das ...

  5. Las plantas en los libros de Conocimiento del Medio de 2º ciclo de primaria

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    Urones, Carmen; Escobar, Beatriz; Vacas, José Manuel

    2013-01-01

    Se describen y analizan los resultados de un estudio sobre las plantas en los libros de texto de Conocimiento del Medio de tercer y cuarto curso de educación primaria (escolares de 8-10 años). Concretamente: ¿qué deben conocer los niños sobre las plantas?; ¿qué características generales siguen los libros en el planteamiento del tema?; ¿cómo es el tratamiento de los contenidos de conceptos, procedimientos y actitudes sobre plantas?; y ¿cuáles son los objetivos de las actividades de...

  6. Nuevos registros de plantas micoheterótrofas aclorofiladas para la provincia de Corrientes, Argentina

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    Ernesto R. Krauczuk

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan nuevos registros de plantas micoheterótrofas aclorofiladas para la provincia de Corrientes, Argentina. Sobre la base de especímenes de herbario recolectados en el territorio de la provincia de Corrientes, Argentina, se documenta por primera vez la presencia de tres especies de plantas micoheterótrofas sin clorofila. Las especies son ilustradas mediante fotografías y se brinda información ecológica sobre los sitios donde las plantas fueron halladas.

  7. Estudo da composição quimica de oleos essenciais de plantas aromaticas da Amazonia

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    Fernanda Avila Lupe

    2007-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho envolveu o estudo da composição química dos óleos essenciais de cinco plantas aromáticas Aeollanthus suaveolens, Aniba canelilla, Aniba rosaeodora, Lippia alba e Ocimum basilicum por Cromatografia Gasosa acoplada a Espectrometria de Massas (CG-EM). Amostras destas plantas - óleo essencial, planta fresca, seca e resíduo da extração do óleo essencial - foram extraídas por Microextração em Fase Sólida em Espaço confinado (HS-SPME) e analisadas por CG-EM. Os óleos fora...

  8. Prospec??o de plantas fitorremediadoras em solos contaminados por metais pesados

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    Silva, Jos? Fel?cio da

    2012-01-01

    A Fitorremedia??o utiliza plantas para remediar solos e sistemas aqu?ticos contaminados por subst?ncias org?nicas e inorg?nicas. Seus resultados s?o satisfat?rios e demonstram que certas esp?cies de plantas com alto potencial gen?tico podem remover, degradar, metabolizar ou imobilizar uma s?rie de contaminantes, como metais pesados, petr?leo, esgoto dom?stico e industrial, etc. Apesar de promissora a fitorremedia??o tem encontrado problemas em descobrir novas plantas com capacidade para remed...

  9. Notas sobre plantas medicinales del estado de Querétaro, México

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    Rafael Fernández Nava; Delfina Ramos Zamora; Eleazar Carranza González

    2001-01-01

    En el estado de Querétaro existen lugares donde cotidianamente se siguen empleando plantas medicinales de manera tradicional para curar a las personas. El objetivo de este trabajo es contribuir al estudio de estos vegetales en dicha entidad, además de rescatar y preservar los conocimientos empíricos de dichas plantas. Se visitaron 25 lugares localizados en seis municipios (Arroyo Seco, Cadereyta, Jalpan, Landa, Pinal de Amoles y San Joaquín), en donde se colectaron 300 números de plantas, que...

  10. Plantas Alimenticias que se ofertan en los mercados de la ciudad de León

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    Guevara Guevara, Ängelica María; Rueda Pereira, Ricardo M

    2009-01-01

    El propósito de este estudio es conocer las plantas alimenticias que se ofertan en los cuatro mercados de la ciudad de León, Terminal, Estación, Central y mercadito Sutiava, en el periodo comprendido de mayo 2006 a mayo 2007 investiga sobre procedencia, situación de mercadeo y usos de estas plantas. Se realizaron visitas a los diferentes mercados dos veces por mes (inicio y final) para conocer que plantas ingresan y cuales son permanentes en los diferentes meses. La recopilación de datos se h...

  11. Mutualismo digestivo entre aranhas, cupins e a planta protocarnívora paelalanthus bromelioides (Eriocaulaceae)

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    Nishi, Aline Hiroko [UNESP

    2011-01-01

    A espécie de planta protocarnívora Paepalanthus bromelioides (Eriocaulaceae) assemelha-se a uma bromélia por possuir arquitetura em roseta e acumular água da chuva (e.g., fitotelmata). Enquanto suas rosetas são frequentemente habitadas por predadores (e.g., aranhas), suas raízes são envoltas por cupinzeiros construídos sob a planta. Portanto, estas plantas podem derivar nutrientes tanto de processos de reciclagem de nutrientes por cupins, como de atividades de predadores nas rosetas (fezes e ...

  12. Uso de plantas medicinais por pessoas com hipertensão

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    Marília Gabrielle Santos Nunes; Amanda de Oliveira Bernardino; René Duarte Martins

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo: describir el uso de plantas medicinales en el tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial por personas con hipertensión inscritas en el Programa de Salud Familiar en una ciudad del interior de Pernambuco. Métodos: estudio descriptivo, cuyos datos se obtuvieron a través de guía de entrevistas semiestructuradas aplicada a 172 pacientes. Resultados: el uso de plantas medicinales para el control de la hipertensión fue informado por 39,5%, de los cuales 57,4% utiliza sólo una planta medicina...

  13. Human L-selectin preferentially binds synthetic glycosulfopeptides modeled after endoglycan and containing tyrosine sulfate residues and sialyl Lewis x in core 2 O-glycans

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    Leppänen, Anne; Parviainen, Ville; Ahola-Iivarinen, Elina; Kalkkinen, Nisse; Cummings, Richard D

    2010-01-01

    Endoglycan is a mucin-like glycoprotein expressed by endothelial cells and some leukocytes and is recognized by L-selectin, a C-type lectin important in leukocyte trafficking and extravasation during inflammation. Here, we show that recombinant L-selectin and human T lymphocytes expressing L-selectin bind to synthetic glycosulfopeptides (GSPs). These synthetic glycosulfopeptides contain 37 amino acid residues modeled after the N-terminus of human endoglycan and contain one or two tyrosine sulfates (TyrSO3) along with a nearby core-2-based Thr-linked O-glycan with sialyl Lewis x (C2-SLex). TyrSO3 at position Y118 was more critical for binding than at Y97. C2-SLex at T124 was required for L-selectin recognition. Interestingly, under similar conditions, neither L-selectin nor T lymphocytes showed appreciable binding to the sulfated carbohydrate epitope 6-sulfo-SLex. P-selectin also bound to endoglycan-based GSPs but with lower affinity than toward GSPs modeled after PSGL-1, the physiological ligand for P- and L-selectin that is expressed on leukocytes. These results demonstrate that TyrSO3 residues in association with a C2-SLex moiety within endoglycan and PSGL-1 are preferentially recognized by L-selectin. PMID:20507883

  14. RNA-guided transcriptional regulation in planta via synthetic dCas9-based transcription factors

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    2014-11-14

    Targeted genomic regulation is a powerful approach to accelerate trait discovery and development in agricultural biotechnology. Bacteria and archaea use clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) regulatory systems for adaptive molecular immunity against foreign nucleic acids introduced by invading phages and conjugative plasmids. The type II CRISPR/Cas system has been adapted for genome editing in many cell types and organisms. A recent study used the catalytically inactive Cas9 (dCas9) protein combined with guide-RNAs (gRNAs) as a DNA-targeting platform to modulate gene expression in bacterial, yeast, and human cells. Here, we modified this DNA-targeting platform for targeted transcriptional regulation in planta by developing chimeric dCas9-based transcriptional activators and repressors. To generate transcriptional activators, we fused the dCas9 C-terminus with the activation domains of EDLL and TAL effectors. To generate a transcriptional repressor, we fused the dCas9 C-terminus with the SRDX repression domain. Our data demonstrate that dCas9 fusion with the EDLL activation domain (dCas9:EDLL) and the TAL activation domain (dCas9:TAD), guided by gRNAs complementary to selected promoter elements, induce strong transcriptional activation on Bs3

  15. The application of laser microdissection to in planta gene expression profiling of the maize anthracnose stalk rot fungus Colletotrichum graminicola.

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    Tang, Weihua; Coughlan, Sean; Crane, Edmund; Beatty, Mary; Duvick, Jon

    2006-11-01

    Laser microdissection (LM) offers a potential means for deep sampling of a fungal plant-pathogen transcriptome during the infection process using whole-genome DNA microarrays. The use of a fluorescent protein-expressing fungus can greatly facilitate the identification of fungal structures for LM sampling. However, fixation methods that preserve both tissue histology and protein fluorescence, and that also yield RNA of suitable quality for microarray applications, have not been reported. We developed a microwave-accelerated acetone fixation, paraffin-embedding method that fulfills these requirements and used it to prepare mature maize stalk tissues infected with an Anemonia majano cyan fluorescent protein-expressing isolate of the anthracnose stalk rot fungus Colletotrichum graminicola. We successfully used LM to isolate individual maize cells associated with C. graminicola hyphae at an early stage of infection. The LM-derived RNA, after two-round linear amplification, was of sufficient quality and quantity for global expression profiling using a fungal microarray. Comparing replicated LM samples representing an early stage of stalk cell infection with samples from in vitro-germinated conidia, we identified 437 and 370 C. graminicola genes showing significant up- or downregulation, respectively. We confirmed the differential expression of several representative transcripts by quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and documented extensive overlap of this dataset with a PCR-subtraction library enriched for C. graminicola transcripts in planta. Our results demonstrate that LM is feasible for in planta pathogen expression profiling and can reveal clues about fungal genes involved in pathogenesis. The method in this report may be advantageous for visualizing a variety of cellular features that depend on a high degree of histochemical preservation and RNA integrity prior to LM.

  16. Uso de plantas medicinais por pessoas com hipertensão

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    Marília Gabrielle Santos Nunes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir el uso de plantas medicinales en el tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial por personas con hipertensión inscritas en el Programa de Salud Familiar en una ciudad del interior de Pernambuco. Métodos: estudio descriptivo, cuyos datos se obtuvieron a través de guía de entrevistas semiestructuradas aplicada a 172 pacientes. Resultados: el uso de plantas medicinales para el control de la hipertensión fue informado por 39,5%, de los cuales 57,4% utiliza sólo una planta medicinal. Entre las especies citadas predominó el uso de chayote [Sechium edule (Jacq. Sw.-34.8%]. Conclusión: plantas medicinales constituyen terapia coadyuvante en el tratamiento de hipertensión, sin embargo requiere monitoreo del manejo y de las especies seleccionadas.

  17. Registros Históricos de las Enfermedades de las Plantas en Colombia

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    Buriticá C Pablo

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    Full Text Available Se recopilan citas bibliográficas y se hace un recuento de los principales registros de enfermedades de las plantas, en Colombia, desde la época precolombina hasta nuestros días.

  18. Uso tradicional de plantas medicinales con accion diuretica en el Municipio de Quemado de Guines, Cuba

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    Perez Machin, Maykel; Sueiro, Mario L; de la Cruz, Ania; Boffill, Maria A; Moron, Francisco; Mendez, Orestes R; Cardenas, Jaqueline

    2011-01-01

    La flora de Cuba es muy rica en plantas medicinales, de las cuales se reportan aproximadamente 179 especies que la poblacion utiliza para fines diureticos, sin embargo, un gran numero de ellas carece...

  19. Plantas silvestres utiles y prioritarias identificadas en La Mixteca Poblana, Mexico

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    Martinez-Perez, Aniceto; Lopez, Pedro Antonio; Gil-Munoz, Abel; Cuevas-Sanchez, Jesus Axayacatl

    2012-01-01

    ... del conocimiento tradicional local. El objetivo de este trabajo fue contribuir a la elaboracion de un inventario de plantas utiles y, mediante valoracion socioeconomica y ecologica, determinar prioridades de conservacion en la Mixteca Poblana, Mexico...

  20. Caracterizacion de bacterias diazotroficas solublizadoras de fosfato como promotoras de crecimiento en plantas de maiz

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    Lopez-Ortega, Monica del Pilar; Criollo-Campos, Paola Jimena; Gomez-Vargas, Ruth Milena; Camelo-Rusinque, Mauricio; Estrada-Bonilla, German; Garrido-Rubiano, Maria Fernanda; Bonilla-Buitrago, Ruth

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    .... En este estudio, un grupo de bacterias diazotroficas fueron evaluadas como bacterias solubilizadoras de fosfato, productoras de compuestos indolicos y sus efectos sobre el crecimiento de plantas de maiz...

  1. Actividad antifungica de extractos de plantas usadas en medicina popular en Argentina

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    Roberto Davicino

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Los hongos pueden causar enfermedades en humanos, especialmente en pacientes inmunosuprimidos. En este estudio, extractos de 10 plantas utilizadas en medicina popular en Argentina fueron ensayadas para estudiar la actividad antifúngica in vitro contra 4 cepas de hongos. De todas las plantas testeadas, solo 4 mostraron actividad antifúngica: Larrea divaricata Cav, Gnaphalium gaudichaudianum D.C, Baccharis trimera Less y Schinus terebenthifolius.

  2. Definición y alcance de la reproducción de plantas cultivadas

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    Hernández Díaz-Ambrona, Carlos Gregorio

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del estudio es establecer, desde una perspectiva científica y técnica, la definición y alcance de los siguientes conceptos “producción”, “reproducción”, “multiplicación” y “propagación” de plantas y material vegetal. Coincidencia y/o diferencias de estos conceptos entre sí, y definición y proceso del injerto en plantas.

  3. Terminal Galactosylation and Sialylation Switching on Membrane Glycoproteins upon TNF-Alpha-Induced Insulin Resistance in Adipocytes.

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    Parker, Benjamin L; Thaysen-Andersen, Morten; Fazakerley, Daniel J; Holliday, Mira; Packer, Nicolle H; James, David E

    2016-01-01

    Insulin resistance (IR) is a complex pathophysiological state that arises from both environmental and genetic perturbations and leads to a variety of diseases, including type-2 diabetes (T2D). Obesity is associated with enhanced adipose tissue inflammation, which may play a role in disease progression. Inflammation modulates protein glycosylation in a variety of cell types, and this has been associated with biological dysregulation. Here, we have examined the effects of an inflammatory insult on protein glycosylation in adipocytes. We performed quantitative N-glycome profiling of membrane proteins derived from mouse 3T3-L1 adipocytes that had been incubated with or without the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-alpha to induce IR. We identified the regulation of specific terminal N-glycan epitopes, including an increase in terminal di-galactose- and a decrease in biantennary alpha-2,3-sialoglycans. The altered N-glycosylation of TNF-alpha-treated adipocytes correlated with the regulation of specific glycosyltransferases, including the up-regulation of B4GalT5 and Ggta1 galactosyltransferases and down-regulation of ST3Gal6 sialyltransferase. Knockdown of B4GalT5 down-regulated the terminal di-galactose N-glycans, confirming the involvement of this enzyme in the TNF-alpha-regulated N-glycome. SILAC-based quantitative glycoproteomics of enriched N-glycopeptides with and without deglycosylation were used to identify the protein and glycosylation sites modified with these regulated N-glycans. The combined proteome and glycoproteome workflow provided a relative quantification of changes in protein abundance versus N-glycosylation occupancy versus site-specific N-glycans on a proteome-wide level. This revealed the modulation of N-glycosylation on specific proteins in IR, including those previously associated with insulin-stimulated GLUT4 trafficking to the plasma membrane. © 2016 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  4. LEVANTAMENTO ETNOBOTÂNICO DE PLANTAS MEDICINAIS NO BAIRRO MASSAGUAÇU, CARAGUATATUBA - SP

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    Lucas de Souza

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento sobre plantas medicinais muitas vezes representa o único recurso terapêutico para algumas comunidades. A pesquisa etnobotânica e etnofarmacológica registra e documenta o conhecimento tradicional e a informação sobre os usos empíricos das plantas, as quais estão em franco processo de desaparecimento e ainda fundamenta que este resgate deve ser efetuado junto as comunidades rurais. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo fazer o levantamento etnobotânico sobre o conhecimento e o uso das plantas medicinais no bairro Massaguaçu, Caraguatatuba, SP. Foram catalogadas 35 famílias botânicas com 64 espécies de plantas medicinais. Com relação as partes da planta utilizada no preparo dos remédios caseiros a comunidade citou folhas, caule, flor, fruto, raiz, tubérculo, semente e cascas. A utilização das plantas medicinais no bairro do Massaguaçu foi direcionada para a cura de afecções como gripe e o resfriado.

  5. Uso de Plantas Medicinais por Famílias do Vale do Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Maria Jesus Barreto CRUZ

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi investigar a utilização de plantas medicinais pelas famílias residentes no Vale do Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais. Foi realizado um estudo descritivo tipo inquérito populacional domiciliar, amostra constituída por 555 domicílios selecionados de maneira aleatória simples por meio de amostragem por conglomerado de 137 setores censitários. Dos participantes, 73,51% relataram a utilização de plantas medicinais, sendo Mentha x piperita L., Mentha pulegium L. e Foeniculum vulgare Mill as mais citadas. Dos que utilizaram plantas medicinais, 48% preparavam por decocção, 46,8% por infusão, 77% aprenderam com os pais como utilizar e preparar. Foi observado que 90,7% obtiveram as plantas dos próprios quintais, 90,9% consumiam frescas e 94,4% achavam que não fazia mal. A utiliza- ção de plantas medicinais é comum nos municípios estudados. Assim, nota-se a necessidade de realização de pesquisa etnobotânica e capacitação dos profissionais de saúde para promover o uso racional de plantas medicinais.

  6. Nematodos en las plantas de tratamiento de agua para consumo humano en Costa Rica

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    Mariano Peinador

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Los nematodos acuáticos son habitantes frecuentes en las plantas de tratamiento de agua para consumo humano. Su presencia en ellas y el grado en que son removidos por dichas plantas puede ser utilizado como un parámetro de funcionamiento y de calidad de agua, ya que muchos organismos patógenos pueden pasar a los sistemas de distribución de agua dentro del cuerpo de los nematodos. Para analizar esta problemática se realizaron 1356 muestreos en el agua cruda y tratada de 27 plantas de tratamiento. Los resultados demuestran la alta incidencia de nematodos y la baja taza de remoción que presentan varias plantas de tratamiento, llegando a ser de 0. 5 en el 11% de las plantas, 0.4 en el 18% y 0.3 en el 29%. Este hecho se agrava si se toma en cuenta que dentro de las plantas de tratamiento que tienen una menor taza de remoción se encuentran las de mayor producción de agua para consumo.

  7. Fracciones de plantas medicinales vendidas en plazas de mercado de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Mesa Castellanos Laura

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En Bogotá, Colombia, se acude masivamente a las plazas de mercado y se accede a las plantas medicinales a través de los nombres comunes, que son del dominio de los vendedores, y que en muchos casos, no corresponden a la especie medicinal. Debido a que las plantas son vendidas como fracciones (cortezas, tallos, raíces, flores, hojas es más difícil asegurar que la planta corresponda a una especie en particular, y tampoco hay certeza sobre la fuente de extracción. El objetivo
    del presente trabajo fue estudiar las plantas medicinales comercializadas como fracciones en las plazas de mercado de Bogotá, a través de la recolección de información taxonómica y cultural, con el propósito de promover su correcto empleo y evitar riesgos en la salud de los consumidores. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas en siete plazas de la ciudad, estableciéndose: usos tradicionales, origen, demanda y preparación de las plantas medicinales. Se determinaron
    26 especies pertenecientes a 22 familias botánicas, para las que se hallaron índices de su valor cultural. Solo tres especies se encuentran aprobadas por el INVIMA. El 78,57% de las plantas son de origen silvestre, por lo que es prioritario establecer estrategias para su conservación.

  8. COMPOSICIÓN ELEMENTAL DE ALGUNAS ESPECIES DE PLANTAS SILVESTRES MEXICANAS

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    J. C. Raya Pérez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El conocer la composición elemental de las plantas puede ser útil desde varios puntos de vista, como el saber sus necesidades nutricionales y tener una idea del tipo de mantillo que se podría formar en un momento dado. En el caso específico del silicio, las plantas que lo acumulan pueden formar fitolitos, muy útiles en paleoecología y arqueología. Se recolectaron especies de plantas de varias partes del centro-occidente de México y se determinó su composición elemental mediante sonda dispersiva de rayos X acoplada a un microscopio electrónico de barrido. Las plantas semiparásitas (plantas que fotosintetizan pero que toman sus nutrientes de la planta que parasitan acumulan cantidades considerables de iones como potasio y cloro para usarlos como osmolitos. Tillandsia recurvata, a pesar de ser epífita, acumula una buena cantidad de silicio, lo mismo que Cyperus sp., registrada como acumuladora de este elemento. Otras especies como Tagetes micrantha, de uso en la cocina mexicana, podrían contribuir en alguna medida al aporte de micronutrientes como potasio y magnesio.

  9. Acarofauna em cultivo de pinhão-manso e plantas espontâneas associadas

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    Wilton Pires da Cruz

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar ácaros na cultura de pinhão-manso e em espécies de plantas espontâneas associadas. Para isso, foram avaliadas a riqueza e a abundância de ácaros em plantas de pinhão-manso e em 14 espécies de plantas espontâneas associadas. As amostragens foram realizadas por meio de coletas mensais de folhas de plantas de pinhão-manso e de plantas espontâneas, nas entrelinhas do cultivo. Foram encontradas quatro espécies de ácaros predadores - Amblyseius tamatavensis, Paraphytoseius multidentatus, Typhlodromalus aripo e Typhlodromalus clavicus -, com potencial para uso no controle biológico de ácaros-praga na cultura do pinhão-manso, e duas importantes espécies de ácaros fitófagos - Brevipalpus phoenicis e Tarsonemus confusus - desconhecidas como praga da cultura. Entre as plantas espontâneas avaliadas, quatro espécies - Hyptis suaveolens, Peltaea riedelii, Urochloa mutica e Andropogon gayanus - abrigam grande riqueza e abundância de ácaros predadores, enquanto oito destacaram-se pela diversidade de ácaros fitófagos.

  10. N-glycosylation microheterogeneity and site occupancy of an Asn-X-Cys sequon in plasma-derived and recombinant protein C.

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    Gil, Geun-Cheol; Velander, William H; Van Cott, Kevin E

    2009-05-01

    Human protein C (hPC) is glycosylated at three Asn-X-Ser/Thr and one atypical Asn-X-Cys sequons. We have characterized the micro- and macro-heterogeneity of plasma-derived hPC and compared the glycosylation features with recombinant protein C (tg-PC) produced in a transgenic pig bioreactor from two animals having approximately tenfold different expression levels. The N-glycans of hPC are complex di- and tri-sialylated structures, and we measured 78% site occupancy at Asn-329 (the Asn-X-Cys sequon). The N-glycans of tg-PC are complex sialylated structures, but less branched and partially sialylated. The porcine mammary epithelial cells glycosylate the Asn-X-Cys sequon with a similar efficiency as human hepatocytes even at these high expression levels, and site occupancy at this sequon was not affected by expression level. A distinct bias for particular structures was present at each of the four glycosylation sites for both hPC and tg-PC. Interestingly, glycans with GalNAc in the antennae were predominant at the Asn-329 site. The N-glycan structures found for tg-PC are very similar to those reported for a recombinant Factor IX produced in transgenic pig milk, and similar to the endogenous milk protein lactoferrin, which may indicate that N-glycan processing in the porcine mammary epithelial cells is more uniform than in other tissues.

  11. Validation of RT-qPCR reference genes for in planta expression studies in Hemileia vastatrix, the causal agent of coffee leaf rust.

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    Vieira, Ana; Talhinhas, Pedro; Loureiro, Andreia; Duplessis, Sébastien; Fernandez, Diana; Silva, Maria do Céu; Paulo, Octávio S; Azinheira, Helena Gil

    2011-09-01

    Hemileia vastatrix is a biotrophic fungus, causing coffee leaf rust in all coffee growing countries, leading to serious social and economic problems. Gene expression studies may have a key role unravelling the transcriptomics of this pathogen during interaction with the plant host. Reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is currently the golden standard for gene expression analysis, although an accurate normalisation is essential for adequate conclusions. Reference genes are often used for this purpose, but the stability of their expression levels requires validation under experimental conditions. Moreover, pathogenic fungi undergo important biomass variations along their infection process in planta, which raises the need for an adequate method to further normalise the proportion of fungal cDNA in the total plant and fungus cDNA pool. In this work, the expression profiles of seven reference genes [glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GADPH), elongation factor (EF-1), Beta tubulin (β-tubulin), cytochrome c oxidase subunit III (Cyt III), cytochrome b (Cyt b), Hv00099, and 40S ribosomal protein (40S_Rib)] were analysed across 28 samples, obtained in vitro (germinated uredospores and appressoria) and in planta (post-penetration fungal growth phases). Gene stability was assessed using the statistical algorithms incorporated in geNorm and NormFinder tools. Cyt b, 40S_Rib, and Hv00099 were the most stable genes for the in vitro dataset, while 40S_Rib, GADPH, and Cyt III were the most stable in planta. For the combined datasets (in vitro and in planta), 40S_Rib, GADPH, and Hv00099 were selected as the most stable. Subsequent expression analysis for a gene encoding an alpha subunit of a heterotrimeric G-protein showed that the reference genes selected for the combined dataset do not differ significantly from those selected specifically for the in vitro and in planta datasets. Our study provides tools for correct validation

  12. A rapid, highly efficient and economical method of Agrobacterium-mediated in planta transient transformation in living onion epidermis.

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    Kedong Xu

    Full Text Available Transient transformation is simpler, more efficient and economical in analyzing protein subcellular localization than stable transformation. Fluorescent fusion proteins were often used in transient transformation to follow the in vivo behavior of proteins. Onion epidermis, which has large, living and transparent cells in a monolayer, is suitable to visualize fluorescent fusion proteins. The often used transient transformation methods included particle bombardment, protoplast transfection and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Particle bombardment in onion epidermis was successfully established, however, it was expensive, biolistic equipment dependent and with low transformation efficiency. We developed a highly efficient in planta transient transformation method in onion epidermis by using a special agroinfiltration method, which could be fulfilled within 5 days from the pretreatment of onion bulb to the best time-point for analyzing gene expression. The transformation conditions were optimized to achieve 43.87% transformation efficiency in living onion epidermis. The developed method has advantages in cost, time-consuming, equipment dependency and transformation efficiency in contrast with those methods of particle bombardment in onion epidermal cells, protoplast transfection and Agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation in leaf epidermal cells of other plants. It will facilitate the analysis of protein subcellular localization on a large scale.

  13. Bioimaging techniques for subcellular localization of plant hemoglobins and measurement of hemoglobin-dependent nitric oxide scavenging in planta.

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    Hebelstrup, Kim H; Østergaard-Jensen, Erik; Hill, Robert D

    2008-01-01

    Plant hemoglobins are ubiquitous in all plant families. They are expressed at low levels in specific tissues. Several studies have established that plant hemoglobins are scavengers of nitric oxide (NO) and that varying the endogenous level of hemoglobin in plant cells negatively modulates bioactivity of NO generated under hypoxic conditions or during cellular signaling. Earlier methods for determination of hemoglobin-dependent scavenging in planta were based on measuring activity in whole plants or organs. Plant hemoglobins do not contain specific organelle localization signals; however, earlier reports on plant hemoglobin have demonstrated either cytosolic or nuclear localization, depending on the method or cell type investigated. We have developed two bioimaging techniques: one for visualization of hemoglobin-catalyzed scavenging of NO in specific cells and another for visualization of subcellular localization of green fluorescent protein-tagged plant hemoglobins in transformed Arabidopsis thaliana plants.

  14. Mecanismos de defensa y respuestas de las plantas en la interacción micorrícica: una revisión

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    Margarita Ramírez Gómez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Plant defense mechanisms and responses in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: a review. Resumen: El establecimiento de la simbiosis planta-hongos formadores de micorrizas Arbusculares (HFMA requiere procesos armónicos a nivel espacio-temporal, que dependen de señales para el reconocimiento, colonización e intercambio bidireccional de nutrientes. Las plantas presentan respuestas de defensa frente a posibles organismos invasores; sin embargo, frente a HFMA estas son débiles, localizadas y no impiden la colonización del hongo. Los beneficios de la simbiosis generalmente se asocian a nutrición vegetal, aunque, también está relacionada con el incremento de la tolerancia-resistencia de plantas a los estreses bióticos. La resistencia inducida HFMA (MIR es importante en el control de patógenos foliares, comedores de hojas y necrótrofos, encontrándose protección de plantas micorrizadas tanto a nivel local como sistémico, relacionada con los niveles de ácido jasmónico en tejidos. Un mecanismo en la MIR está asociado con el “priming”, que permite una rápida y eficiente respuesta de defensa de plantas micorrizadas. Se han planteado posibles mecanismos de atenuación de las respuestas de defensa, considerando: activación de supresores de defensa; plantas que producen respuestas de defensa frente a HFMA y otras que no las producen, y  plantas que suprimen las respuestas de defensa en la simbiosis. Aunque el control de la simbiosisestá regulado básicamente por la planta, aún se desconoce el papel de los HFMA en el debilitamiento de las respuestas de defensa. Recientemente, se ha dado un avance importante en entender los mecanismos mediante los cuales se establece y mantiene la biotrofía del hongo, al describirse la proteína SP7 que interactúa con el factor de transcripción PR, ERF19 en el núcleo de la célula vegetal. Se ha sugerido

  15. LA RIQUEZA DE LAS PLANTAS CON FLORES DE COLOMBIA

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    J. ORLANDO RANGEL-CH.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con base en los inventarios florísticos a nivel regional que se adelantan desde 1991 se documentaron los patrones de riqueza (distribución, concentración a nivel de familia de las plantas con flores en Colombia y en sus regiones naturales extra-andinas. En Colombia están representadas 238 de las 414 familias de plantas con flores reconocidas a nivel global, lo cual significa el 57.7% de esta riqueza. De las regiones naturales incluidas en este estudio, la Amazonia es la más rica en número de especies y la de mayor superficie y en el Caribe se alcanzó el mayor número de familias (201. El índice de riqueza a nivel de familia fue mayor en el Caribe (15.6 x 10-4 y el de especies fue mayor en el Chocó (3.4x10-2 y menor en la Orinoquia (1.7x 10-2.. En la Orinoquia están ausentes 65 familias, en la Amazonia 49, en el Chocó 59 y en el Caribe 35 respectivamente. En cuanto a distintividad taxonómica a nivel de familias, en el Caribe se encuentran 19 familias con distribución restringida, en Amazonia cinco, en el Chocó y en la Orinoquia una en cada caso. No se comprobó una relación directa entre superficie del área de la región natural y las expresiones de la riqueza y de la distintividad taxonómica. Se confirma el patrón alto de riqueza en un número reducido de familias, en las 50 familias más ricas en todas las regiones naturales se concentran los valores de riqueza específica por encima del 82%. Entre las familias con mayor concentración de especies en Colombia, en comparación con la situación a nivel del mundo cabe destacar a Metteniusaceae, grupo que presenta siete de las nueve especies registradas en el mundo e igualmente a Brunelliaceae, Siparunaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Heliconiaceae, Myristicaceae, Marcgraviaceae, Gunneraceae, Humiriaceae, Rapateaceae y Tropaeolaceae. Una comparación de los patrones de riqueza a nivel de familia en los países megadiversos de Suramérica, muestra que en Brasil 41 familias tienen mayor n

  16. Thermodynamic analysis of thermosolar plants; Analisis termodinamico de plantas termosolares

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    Munoz, Felipe; Rojas, Armando [UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    In this work we obtained the mathematical expressions to calculate the concentration area for parabolic trough and central tower solar systems in thermosolar plants. Thermodynamic analysis considering 1{sup s}t and 2{sup n}d laws were made for gas and steam energy conversion cycles joined to thermosolar plants. Economical analysis were made too. In this way, higher thermal efficiencies 57.4, 58, 57 y 58.1% and 2{sup n}d law efficiencies 76.6, 77.5, 76, y 77.6% were found with combined cycle and central tower solar system. However, the cheaper configuration (773.5 USD/MWh), found by the economic analysis, was the parabolic trough solar system with steam cycle. [Spanish] En este trabajo se determinan las expresiones matematicas para obtener el area de concentracion requerida en plantas termosolares de canal parabolico y de torre central combinadas con ciclos de generacion convencionales. Se realiza el analisis termodinamico con base en la primera y segunda ley a cada ciclo y asi mismo se efectua el analisis economico de dichos arreglos. Se encuentra que las mayores eficiencias termicas 57.4, 58, 57 y 58.1% y las eficiencias de 2 ley: 76.6, 77.5, 76, y 77.6% se tienen con sistema de torre central y ciclo combinado. El analisis economico expresa que el sistema solar con concentradores de canal parabolico con ciclos de vapor presenta el menor costo total de generacion (773.5 USD/MWh).

  17. Planta de incineración de residuos - Basilea (Suiza

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    Suter & Suter, Arquitectos

    1971-10-01

    Full Text Available A new and extremely efficient incinerating plant has become necessary, to complement the older one, to cater for the rapidly increasing size of Basle, and deal with the large amounts of waste materials, many of them resulting from modern packing systems and heating installations. Recently the first stage in the construction of the new plant has been completed, and the second stage will be finished in 1980. Beyond that date the old plant will be demolished and a final stage will be ready for use in 1985. When completed, the plant will burn about 200,000 tons of waste materials per year.El crecimiento considerable experimentado por la ciudad, el actual sistema de venta, en general, las nuevas instalaciones de calefacción y la prohibición a las fábricas de verter sus residuos en vertederos públicos ha creado la imperiosa necesidad de construir una nueva planta de incineración, con extraordinarias instalaciones y perfecto funcionamiento, que, progresivamente, ha de sustituir a la antigua, sin que ésta deje de funcionar, a fin de no crear nuevos problemas. Recientemente ha sido terminada la primera etapa; la segunda se acabará hacia 1980; después de la cual se demolerá la vieja fábrica y se acometerá la última fase, que será finalizada hacia 1985. En estas fechas, el complejo total quemará más de 200.000 t de desechos por año.

  18. Development and validation of a HPAE-PAD method for the quantification of CGP69669A, a sialyl Lewis(x) mimetic, in skin permeation studies.

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    Gratieri, Taís; Wagner, Beatrice; Kalaria, Dhaval; Ernst, Beat; Kalia, Yogeshvar N

    2012-04-01

    A simple, rapid, precise and specific isocratic HPAE-PAD method for quantification of CGP69669A was developed and validated. CGP69669A is a glycomimetic of sialyl Lewis(x) and an antagonist of E-selectin with potential application in the treatment of inflammatory skin disease. Quantification was performed using a Dionex CarboPac(TM) PA-200 anion-exchange column (3 × 250 mm) with 100 mm NaOH solution as mobile phase, a flow rate of 0.50 mL/min and an injection volume of 10 μL. A quadruple potential waveform was used to detect the carbohydrate (+0.1 V from 0.00 to 0.40 s, -2.0 V from 0.41 to 0.42 s, +0.6 V at 0.43 s and -0.1 V from 0.44 to 0.50 s with current integrated between 0.20 and 0.40 s for detection) and rafinose was employed as an internal standard. The optimized conditions enabled rapid elution of CGP69669A (at 3.0 min) without interference from solvent peaks or substances present in the skin. The method showed good intra- and inter-day precision and accuracy and the response was linear from 1.0 to 25 µg/mL. This is the first validated direct method for the quantification of CGP69669A. It will now be employed in studies investigating the topical and transdermal delivery of CGP69669A in vitro and in vivo and it should also be of use for other applications of this molecule.

  19. Interacciones entre plantas y microorganismos del suelo: Consecuencias para la dinámica de comunidades vegetales

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    Lozano Bernal, Yudi M.

    2014-01-01

    En esta tesis doctoral pretendemos aclarar aspectos fundamentales relacionados con la interacción entre plantas y microorganismos del suelo y sus consecuencias para la dinámica de las comunidades vegetales. Pretendemos comprobar si las comunidades microbianas están determinando interacciones negativas y/o positivas entre plantas; si tras el abandono de tierras dedicadas al cultivo, las plantas y los microorganismos del suelo siguen patrones sucesionales, y si los microorganismo...

  20. Búsqueda y aceptación de la planta hospedera en copitarsia decolora guenée (lepidoptera:noctuidae).

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    REYES PRADO, HUMBERTO

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    Copitarsia decolora es una plaga de plantas crusíferas, y la col es una de sus principales plantas hospederas. El manejo de C. decolora puede incluir el uso de los volátiles de las plantas hospederas como modificadores del comportamiento. Para C.decolora no se han realizado estudios sobre los compuestos químicos involucrados en la atracción a la planta hospedera, de algunos factores que afectan esta respuesta de atracción, además de los factores que afectan a los machos en la búsqueda de pare...

  1. The Analysis of Sialylation, N-Glycan Branching, and Expression of O-Glycans in Seminal Plasma of Infertile Men

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    Ewa M. Kratz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Carbohydrates are known to mediate some events involved in successful fertilization. Although some studies on the glycosylation of seminal plasma proteins are available, the total glycan profile was rarely analyzed as a feature influencing fertilization potential. In this work we aimed to compare some glycosylation traits in seminal plasma glycoproteins of fertile and infertile men. The following findings emerge from our studies: (1 in human seminal plasma the presence and alterations of O-linked glycans were observed; (2 the expression of SNA-reactive sialic acid significantly differs between asthenozoospermia and both normozoospermic (fertile and infertile groups; (3 the expression of PHA-L-reactive highly branched N-glycans was significantly lower in oligozoospermic patients than in both normozoospermic groups. Indication of the appropriate lectins that would enable the possibly precise determination of the glycan profile seems to be a good supplement to mass spectrum analysis. Extension of the lectin panel is useful for the further research.

  2. Resistência de plantas daninhas aos herbicidas Weed resistance to herbicides

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    Pedro J. Christoffoleti

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available A resistência de plantas daninhas aos herbicidas ocorre em função de um processo evolutivo. O desenvolvimento de biótipos de plantas daninhas resistentes é imposto pela agricultura moderna, através da pressão de seleção causada pelo uso intensivo dos herbicidas. O conhecimento dos mecanismos e fatores que favorecem o aparecimento de biótipos de plantas daninhas resistentes é fundamental para que técnicas de manejo sejam utilizadas no sentido de evitar ou retardar o aparecimento de plantas resistentes em uma área. São poucos os relatos ou citações de literatura no Brasil. Sendo assim, este trabalho de revisão procura relatar os principais avanços e descobertas na área de plantas daninhas resistentes aos herbicidas.Weed herbicide resistance has evolved from weed evolution. The modern agriculture is responsible for this evolution because of the intensive use of herbicides. The knowledge of mechanisms and factors that influence the weed herbicide resistance play an important role in the weed manegement techniques used to avoid or delay herbicide resistance appearence. There are not many report or scientific papers about herbi cide resistance in Brasil. Therefore, this literature review aims to provide information about the main advances and discoveries in the field of weed herbicide resistance.

  3. Plantio direto de alface americana sobre plantas de cobertura dessecadas ou roçadas

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    Andréia Cristina Silva Hirata

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o plantio direto de alface americana no verão sobre plantas de cobertura dessecadas ou roçadas em cultivos sucessivos. O trabalho foi desenvolvido no município de Álvares Machado, São Paulo, Brasil. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, dispostos em parcelas subdivididas, com quatro repetições. O fator da parcela principal foram dois manejos das plantas de cobertura (dessecadas com herbicida ou roçadas e as subparcelas, seis espécies de plantas de cobertura (Cajanus cajan cv. IAPAR 43, Crotalaria spectabilis, Crotalaria juncea, Mucuna pruriens, Pennisetum glaucum e vegetação natural, além da testemunha sem plantas de cobertura. O manejo roçado apresentou desempenho inferior no primeiro cultivo da alface, todavia não diferiu do manejo químico no segundo cultivo. A cobertura do solo com mucuna apresentou maior produtividade da alface no primeiro cultivo devido ao excesso de palha das demais coberturas, o qual prejudicou o estabelecimento da alface. No segundo cultivo não houve diferenças entre as coberturas. A roçagem de plantas de cobertura é uma opção viável para plantio direto de alface sem herbicidas.

  4. In planta assays involving epigenetically silenced genes reveal inhibition of cytosine methylation by genistein

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    Arase Sachiko

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cytosine methylation is involved in epigenetic control of gene expression in a wide range of organisms. An increasing number of examples indicate that changing the frequency of cytosine methylation in the genome is a feasible tool to engineer novel traits in plants. Although demethylating effects of compounds have been analyzed in human cultured cells in terms of suppressing cancer, their effect in plant cells has not been analyzed extensively. Here, we developed in planta assay systems to detect inhibition of cytosine methylation using plants that contain a transgene transcriptionally silenced by an epigenetic mechanism. Results Seeds of two transgenic plants were used: a petunia line that has been identified as a revertant of the co-suppression of the chalcone synthase-A (CHS-A gene and contains CHS-A transgenes whose transcription is repressed; Nicotiana benthamiana plants that contain the green fluorescent protein (GFP reporter gene whose transcription is repressed through virus-induced transcriptional gene silencing. Seeds of these plants were sown on a medium that contained a demethylating agent, either 5-azacytidine or trichostatin A, and the restoration of the transcriptionally active state of the transgene was detected in seedlings. Using these systems, we found that genistein, a major isoflavonoid compound, inhibits cytosine methylation, thus restoring transgene transcription. Genistein also restored the transcription of an epigenetically silenced endogenous gene in Arabidopsis plants. Conclusions Our assay systems allowed us to assess the inhibition of cytosine methylation, in particular of maintenance of methylation, by compounds in plant cells. These results suggest a novel role of flavonoids in plant cells and that genistein is useful for modifying the epigenetic state of plant genomes.

  5. CARACTERÍSTICAS SOCIOECONÔMICAS DOS COMERCIANTES DE PLANTAS MEDICINAIS DE CURRAIS NOVOS/RN

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    Francisco Angelo Gurgel da Rocha

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available As feiras livres são espaços dinâmicos, essenciais à integração socioeconômica entre comunidades, em especial nas cidades de pequeno porte. Dentre os produtos disponíveis, encontram-se as plantas medicinais, importantes recursos terapêuticos para a parcela mais carente da população. Objetivamos determinar as características socioeconômicas e culturais dos comerciantes de plantas medicinais em Currais Novos/RN. A atividade é predominantemente exercida por homens, de baixo poder aquisitivo e escolaridade. O comércio de plantas medicinais é a principal fonte de renda para 67,0% dos entrevistados e os dados apontam tendência à extinção da atividade na feira livre de Currais Novos.

  6. Plantas utilizadas como antidiabéticas na medicina popular do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Marília Trojan Rodrigues

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    O uso de plantas com propósito medicinal é bastante recorrente na espécie humana. Em países onde grande parte da população tem pouco acesso à assistência médica, seu uso é bastante difundido, aliado à crença de que o uso de plantas medicinais é totalmente seguro. Assim, o estudo dessas plantas é muito importante, uma vez que muitas delas podem apresentar efeitos indesejáveis, como toxidez aguda ou crônica ou ainda retardar ou desestimular a adoção do método de tratamento apropriado e eficaz. ...

  7. Estudio termoeconómico de diferentes configuraciones de ciclo combinado integrado con una planta solar

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    María Dolores Durán García

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el análisis termoeconómico de una planta de ciclo combinado integrada con una planta solar de canal parabólico, considerada como una sección de la caldera de recuperación de calor, con el objetivo de conseguir un diseño óptimo al determinar los parámetros de diseño optimizados para ambos sistemas. Se aplica una metodología empleada en trabajos previos para la optimización de ciclos combinados, pero ahora con una planta solar. Como resultado, a partir de un análisis de sensibilidad, se obtiene el desempeño de varias configuraciones bajo diferentes condiciones de radiación solar.

  8. Planta de producción de acetaldehído

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    esAAcle (Grup de recerca); Bellera Vilar, Carla; Fernández Rodríguez, Eva; Serna Cantero, Álvaro; Domènech Sellas, Enric; López De León, Luis Rafael; Benito Majo, Oscar

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    El objetivo de este proyecto es analizar la viabilidad de la construcción y operación de una planta de una planta de fabricación de acetaldehído a partir de etileno y oxígeno, mediante el proceso Wacker-Hoechst de una etapa. La viabilidad en la construcción y en la operación de la planta debe de ser conseguida manteniéndose dentro de los límites que establecen la normativa sectorial, la normativa urbanística, ya que uno de los objetivos del proyecto, además de obtener un proceso de producción...

  9. Trichodysplasia spinulosa-Associated Polyomavirus Uses a Displaced Binding Site on VP1 to Engage Sialylated Glycolipids.

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    Luisa J Ströh

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    Full Text Available Trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated Polyomavirus (TSPyV was isolated from a patient suffering from trichodysplasia spinulosa, a skin disease that can appear in severely immunocompromised patients. While TSPyV is one of the five members of the polyomavirus family that are directly linked to a human disease, details about molecular recognition events, the viral entry pathway, and intracellular trafficking events during TSPyV infection remain unknown. Here we have used a structure-function approach to shed light on the first steps of TSPyV infection. We established by cell binding and pseudovirus infection studies that TSPyV interacts with sialic acids during attachment and/or entry. Subsequently, we solved high-resolution X-ray structures of the major capsid protein VP1 of TSPyV in complex with three different glycans, the branched GM1 glycan, and the linear trisaccharides α2,3- and α2,6-sialyllactose. The terminal sialic acid of all three glycans is engaged in a unique binding site on TSPyV VP1, which is positioned about 18 Å from established sialic acid binding sites of other polyomaviruses. Structure-based mutagenesis of sialic acid-binding residues leads to reduction in cell attachment and pseudovirus infection, demonstrating the physiological relevance of the TSPyV VP1-glycan interaction. Furthermore, treatments of cells with inhibitors of N-, O-linked glycosylation, and glycosphingolipid synthesis suggest that glycolipids play an important role during TSPyV infection. Our findings elucidate the first molecular recognition events of cellular infection with TSPyV and demonstrate that receptor recognition by polyomaviruses is highly variable not only in interactions with sialic acid itself, but also in the location of the binding site.

  10. Planta química per a la producció de FREÓ-13

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    CADMA Chemicals (Grup de recerca); Bartomeu García, Caterina; Chipantasi Quispe, Diego; Romero Jiménez, Anabel; Rovira Blanco, Manel; Sánchez Rodríguez, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    L'objectiu principal d'aquest projecte és el disseny d'una planta química per a la producció de FREÓ-13 a partir d'àcid fluorhídric i tetraclorur de carboni. El projecte ha de ser viable tant en termes de disseny com econòmicament, la planta ha de funcionar complint la normativa urbanística i sectorial i la legislació tant en la seguretat dels treballadors com en el medi ambient.

  11. Plantas transgênicas: o futuro da agricultura sustentável

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    Cordeiro Antônio Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Aumentam as evidências sobre as vantagens das plantas transgênicas até agora liberadas. Novos produtos apresentam ainda mais vantagens de produtividade, redução de impacto ambiental e riqueza em vitaminas etc. O grande segredo do método de transgênese é viabilizar uma seleção rigorosa em todas as fases do laboratório e dos testes de campo. Não é possível atingir risco zero, mas já podemos confiar mais nas plantas transgênicas do que nas "orgânicas".

  12. Registro de Cyclocephala flavipennis Arrow, 1914 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae danificando plantas de mirtileiro no Brasil

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    Gabriela Inés Diez-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Larvas de Cyclocephala flavipennis Arrow, 1914, são comumente encontradas em cereais de inverno (trigo, cevada, aveia e triticale, milho e soja, no Rio Grande do Sul. Em março de 2012, larvas desta espécie foram detectadas em plantas de mirtileiro (Vaccinium ashei Reade, cultivar 'O´Neal', no município de Pelotas, RS. Os insetos alimentaram-se de raízes em áreas restritas do pomar. Este é o primeiro relato da ocorrência do coró-pequeno, C. flavipennis, em plantas de mirtileiro

  13. Diseño de una planta de procesamiento de carne de pollo

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    El presente trabajo desarrolla el Diseño de una Planta Procesadora de Carne de Pollos para la producción de pollos enteros y bandejas de presas seleccionas empacados al vació tal y como todas las personas compran estos producto en supermercados, tiendas y demás lugares de distribución. Se elaboro de la forma más detallada y cuidadosa ajustar el diseño de la planta a las condiciones locales (Ecuador), teniendo como finalidad abastecer el mercado de consumidores con un producto de excelente cal...

  14. Plantas que curam: eficácia simbólica na religiosidade popular

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    Ednara França Dayana Silva

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    O uso das plantas se insere nas práticas medicinais populares de cura de doenças físicas e espirituais. Curandeiros, benzedores e parteiras utilizam recursos da natureza para fazerem chás, garrafadas, emplastos, banhos, são conhecedores de plantas “poderosas” ou “sagradas”, aquelas que possuem o poder de proteger, afastar e curar males que afetam o corpo ou a parte espiritual. A medicina tradicional se fundamentada na visão mágica ou mágico-religiosa que cria um conjunto de valores e crenças ...

  15. Tratamiento de efluentes para la planta de potabilización Los Cuervos

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    García Ceballos, Cristian David

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    Las plantas de potabilización producen agua de buena calidad a partir de agua cruda captada de cualquier fuente, pero en su proceso de tratamiento generan efluentes contaminantes que son desechados sin algún tratamiento en una fuente superficial de agua, dichos efluentes tienen un impacto negativo en la fuente receptora y en la población aguas abajo del punto de descarga. En este trabajo de grado se hacen los estudios necesarios para el tratamiento de estos efluentes en la planta de potabi...

  16. Procedimiento de extracción de derivados bioinsecticidas de la planta Artemisia absinthium L

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    González-Coloma, Azucena; Burillo Alquézar, Jesús; Urieta Navarro, José Antonio; Sanz Perucha, Jesús; Díaz, Carmen E.; Fraga González, Manuel; Reina, Matías; Cabrera, Raimundo; Martínez Díaz, Rafael; Mainar Fernández, Ana M

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    Procedimiento de extracción de derivados bioinsecticidas de la planta Artemisia absinthium L, caracterizado por unos parámetros agronómicos y económicos de producción orgánica de la planta con un quimiotipo específico con el fin de producir extractos orgánicos consistentes en aceite esencial y extracto no volátil, y en otra fase extractos supercríticos de composición química caracterizada, obtenidos con CO2 a presión como disolvente mayoritario, siendo las principales ...

  17. Procedimiento de extracción de derivados bioinsecticidas de la planta Artemisia Absinthium L.

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    González-Coloma, Azucena; Burillo Alquézar, Jesús; Urieta Navarro, José Antonio; Sanz Perucha, Jesús; Fraga González, Manuel; Reina, Matías; Cabrera, Raimundo; Martínez Díaz, Rafael; Mainar Fernández, Ana M

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    Procedimiento de extracción de derivados bioinsecticidas de la planta Artemisia absinthium L., caracterizado por unos parámetros agronómicos y económicos de producción orgánica de la planta con un quimiotipo específico con el fin de producir extractos orgánicos consistentes en aceite esencial y extracto no volátil, y en otra fase extractos supercríticos de composición química caracterizada, obtenidos con CO2 a presión como disolvente mayoritario, siendo las principales aplicaciones industrial...

  18. Caracterização famacologica da planta toxica Pseudocalymma elegans (Vell.) Kuhlm

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    Resumo: Neste trabalho estudamos os efeitos farmacológicos do extrato bruto e de alguns compostos isolados da planta tóxica Pseudocalymma elegans (Vell.) Kuh1m. Verificamos que vários dos sintomas observados no gado bovino intoxicado com a planta, como: inquietude, tremores e convulsões, for~ também vistos em camundongos, onde a DL50 do extrato foi estimada em 1,8 g / kg. Em camundongos, doses elevadas do extrato foram convulsivantes e doses subletais melhoraram a memória para algumas tarefas...

  19. Diversidade Polínica de Plantas em Dunas no Extremo Sul do Brasil

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    Medeanic, Svetlana; Cordazzo, César Vieira; Lima, Leonardo Gonçalves de

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    Neste trabalho são apresentadas a composição taxonômica das palntas em dunas e as microfotografias dos polens correspondentes e pertencentes as 43 espécies de 22 famílias de plantas vasculares, e uma espécie de uma família de pteridófitos. Esse trabalho é a primeira apresentação da variabilidade de polens de plantas de dunas atuais, nativas e invasoras no extremo sul na planície costeira do Rio Grande do Sul. Os resultados obtidos foram catalogados e armazenados na forma de uma palinoteca, e...

  20. Las plantas vasculares de los afloramientos rocosos de Suesca, Cordillera Oriental colombiana

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    Betancur Julio César; Avellaneda Cadena Carolina

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    Se muestrearon las plantas vasculares presentes en tres tipos de afloramientos rocosos del municipio de Suesca, departamento de Cundinamarca (Colombia), ubicados entre 2.800 y 3.000 m de altitud. Estos sitios se denominaron Valle de los Halcones (VH), Farallones de Suesca (FS) y Los Monolitos (LM). Cada planta fue recolectada, determinada y se le anotó la superficie en la que crecía (placa, repisa o fisura) y el hábito de crecimiento (erecta, colgante o perpendicular a la superficie). Se enco...

  1. ASPECTOS DE INTERÉS SOBRE LAS ACUAPORINAS EN LAS PLANTAS

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    Licet Chávez Suárez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las acuaporinas son proteínas que regulan el movimiento de agua a través de las membranas celulares. Se ha comprobado la participación de estos transportadores en la respuesta de las plantas ante estrés abiótico. Es propósito de este trabajo reseñar aspectos fundamentales sobre las acuaporinas tales como: estructura y función, regulación y su participación en la respuesta de la planta ante el estrés abiótico.

  2. El complejo enzimático citocromo P450 en las plantas

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    Las enzimas dependientes del citocromo P450 (CYP450) son importantes en la biosíntesis de diversas sustancias y en la desintoxicación de xenobióticos. En las plantas, estas enzimas participan en la biosíntesis de productos secundarios (e.g. flavonoides, alkaloides) y de hormonas, así como en la desintoxicación de herbicidas. Por otra parte, el empleo de técnicas moleculares ha permitido la inserción de genes del CYP450 de mamíferos en un mayor número de especies de plantas para favorecer la t...

  3. Orientación y control de los cilindros parabólicos en plantas termosolares

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    González Cuesta, Alexandría Margareth

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    Este proyecto tiene por objeto la simulación de una planta termosolar de CCP (Colectores Cilindro Parabólicos) basada en un funcionamiento ideal. Los sistemas principales que forman parte del funcionamiento de estas plantas son: 1- El Campo Solar 2- El Almacenamiento Térmico 3- Generación de Vapor 4- Bloque de potencia (Turbina, Generador eléctrico y Transformador de potencia) 5- Sistemas Auxiliares (sistemas que no forman parte del proceso) En el estudio de los sistemas anteriores, se puede ...

  4. Interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura do sorgo cultivado em safrinha

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    Cabral,Paulo Henrique Ramos; Jakelaitis,Adriano; Cardoso,Isabella Sichierski; Araújo,Vinícius Tavares de; Pedrini,Evandro César Fernandes

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    O sorgo apresenta grande importância na economia mundial, como fonte de energia para a alimentação humana e animal. No sudoeste Goiano, apesar de esta cultura apresentar alto potencial produtivo, a produtividade é baixa, fato atribuído, em grande parte, à interferência do manejo inadequado de plantas daninhas. Objetivou-se, nesta pesquisa, determinar os períodos de interferência de plantas daninhas sobre a cultura do sorgo cultivado em safrinha, no município de Rio Verde (GO). Os tratamentos ...

  5. Potencialidade antagonística detectada em alguns procariotas agentes de biocontrole de enfermidades de plantas

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    Barra,Victor Rafael; SILVA, Reginaldo da; Ferraz,Hélio Glelson Maciel; Macagnan,Dirceu; Silva, Harllen Sandro Alves; Moura,Andréa Bittencourt; Halfeld-Vieira,Bernardo de Almeida; Mendonça, Henrique Lopes de; Vieira Júnior,José Roberto

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    Ao longo de vários anos, no Laboratório de Bacteriologia de Plantas e Controle Biológico (LBPCB) do Departamento de Fitopatologia da Universidade Federal de Viçosa têm-se, sistematicamente, isolado, de rizosfera, rizoplano e filoplano de plantas cultivadas de importância econômica, milhares de procariotas os quais são testados, um a um, como agentes de biocontrole de enfermidades. A grande maioria deles, como esperado, não exibe qualquer potencialidade como agente de biocontrole e é descartad...

  6. Investigadores aragoneses participan en proyecto internacional para corregir carencia de hierro en plantas

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    Castro, Rosa; Grupo de Investigación "Fisiología de Estrés Abiótico en Plantas" (EEAD-CSIC)

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    Desde el año pasado el grupo de investigación consolidado Fisiología de Estrés en Plantas de la Estación Experimental Aula Dei del CSIC, dirigido por Javier Abadía, está desarrollando un proyecto internacional de tres años de duración denominado Hot Iron – Plant Progrow (Homeostasis y Transporte de Hierro – Mejorando la Productividad de las Plantas), que implica a seis grupos de investigación y empresas de Alemania, Francia y España.

  7. ASPECTOS DE INTERÉS SOBRE LAS ACUAPORINAS EN LAS PLANTAS

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    Licet Chávez Suárez; Alexander Álvarez Fonseca; Ramiro Ramírez Fernández

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    Las acuaporinas son proteínas que regulan el movimiento de agua a través de las membranas celulares. Se ha comprobado la participación de estos transportadores en la respuesta de las plantas ante estrés abiótico. Es propósito de este trabajo reseñar aspectos fundamentales sobre las acuaporinas tales como: estructura y función, regulación y su participación en la respuesta de la planta ante el estrés abiótico.

  8. 6-sulfo sialyl Lewis X is the common receptor determinant recognized by H5, H6, H7 and H9 influenza viruses of terrestrial poultry

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    Bovin Nicolai V

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Influenza A viruses of domestic birds originate from the natural reservoir in aquatic birds as a result of interspecies transmission and adaptation to new host species. We previously noticed that influenza viruses isolated from distinct orders of aquatic and terrestrial birds may differ in their fine receptor-binding specificity by recognizing the structure of the inner parts of Neu5Acα2-3Gal-terminated sialyloligosaccharide receptors. To further characterize these differences, we studied receptor-binding properties of a large panel of influenza A viruses from wild aquatic birds, poultry, pigs and horses. Results Using a competitive solid-phase binding assay, we determined viral binding to polymeric conjugates of sialyloligosaccharides differing by the type of Neu5Acα-Gal linkage and by the structure of the more distant parts of the oligosaccharide chain. Influenza viruses isolated from terrestrial poultry differed from duck viruses by an enhanced binding to sulfated and/or fucosylated Neu5Acα2-3Gal-containing sialyloligosaccharides. Most of the poultry viruses tested shared a high binding affinity for the 6-sulfo sialyl Lewis X (Su-SLex. Efficient binding of poultry viruses to Su-SLex was often accompanied by their ability to bind to Neu5Acα2-6Gal-terminated (human-type receptors. Such a dual receptor-binding specificity was demonstrated for the North American and Eurasian H7 viruses, H9N2 Eurasian poultry viruses, and H1, H3 and H9 avian-like virus isolates from pigs. Conclusion Influenza viruses of terrestrial poultry differ from ancestral duck viruses by enhanced binding to sulfated and/or fucosylated Neu5Acα2-3Gal-terminated receptors and, occasionally, by the ability to bind to Neu5Acα2-6Gal-terminated (human-type receptors. These findings suggest that the adaptation to receptors in poultry can enhance the potential of an avian virus for avian-to-human transmission and pandemic spread.

  9. DEFENSINAS DE PLANTAS Y SU USO POTENCIAL COMO CONTROLADORES DE PLAGAS EN LA AGRICULTURA Plant Defensins and Their Potential Use as Pest Control in Agriculture

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Las plantas, al igual que todos los organismos de la naturaleza, poseen elaborados sistemas de defensa contra patógenos, que pueden ser físicos y químicos, y producirse de forma constitutiva e inducida. Dentro de las barreras químicas inducidas se encuentra el grupo de proteínas de bajo peso molecular denominadas péptidos antimicrobianos (AMPs, al cual pertenecen las defensinas, péptidos con peso molecular entre 5 a 7 kDa, punto isoeléctrico de 9, y longitud de 45 a 55 aminoácidos; que tienen la capacidad de inhibir efectivamente el crecimiento de microorganismos fitopatógenos, en su mayoría hongos, y además, generan resistencia a condiciones abióticas de estrés en plantas. Este texto pretende realizar una descripción clara y actual de las características e investigaciones recientes con relación a las defensinas de plantas y sus más destacados usos en el control de patógenos en cultivos de importancia económica. Se plantea además la necesidad de profundizar en el conocimiento de dichas proteínas para su uso en estrategias de control tales como la producción de plantas y microorganismos transgénicos.ABSTRACT Plants, as all organisms in nature, have elaborate systems of defense against pathogens; which can be physical or chemical and produced in a constitutive and induced way. Among the induced chemical barriers, there is a group of low molecular weight proteins, known as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs. These peptides include defensins, which are peptides with a molecular weight about 5 to 7 kDa, isoelectric point of 9, and length of about 45 to 55 amino acids. Likewise, they have the ability to avoid the growth of phytopathogenic microorganisms, mainly funguses. Moreover, these peptides create resistance to abiotic conditions of stress in plants. This manuscript seeks to make a clear and current description about the recent characteristics and researches related to plant defensins and their most significant uses in

  10. In planta gene expression analysis of Xanthomonas oryzae pathovar oryzae, African strain MAI1

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    Verdier Valérie

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bacterial leaf blight causes significant yield losses in rice crops throughout Asia and Africa. Although both the Asian and African strains of the pathogen, Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo, induce similar symptoms, they are nevertheless genetically different, with the African strains being more closely related to the Asian X. oryzae pv. oryzicola (Xoc. Results Changes in gene expression of the African Xoo strain MAI1 in the susceptible rice cultivar Nipponbare were profiled, using an SSH Xoo DNA microarray. Microarray hybridization was performed comparing bacteria recovered from plant tissues at 1, 3, and 6 days after inoculation (dai with bacteria grown in vitro. A total of 710 bacterial genes were found to be differentially expressed, with 407 up-regulated and 303 down-regulated. Expression profiling indicated that less than 20% of the 710 bacterial transcripts were induced in the first 24 h after inoculation, whereas 63% were differentially expressed at 6 dai. The 710 differentially expressed genes were one-end sequenced. 535 sequences were obtained from which 147 non-redundant sequences were identified. Differentially expressed genes were related to metabolism, secretion and transport, pathogen adherence to plant tissues, plant cell-wall degradation, IS elements, and virulence. In addition, various other genes encoding proteins with unknown function or showing no similarity to other proteins were also induced. The Xoo MAI1 non-redundant set of sequences was compared against several X. oryzae genomes, revealing a specific group of genes that was present only in MAI1. Numerous IS elements were also found to be differentially expressed. Quantitative real-time PCR confirmed 86% of the identified profile on a set of 14 genes selected according to the microarray analysis. Conclusions This is the first report to compare the expression of Xoo genes in planta across different time points during infection. This work shows that

  11. Nodularin, a cyanobacterial toxin, is synthesized in planta by symbiotic Nostoc sp.

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    Gehringer, Michelle M; Adler, Lewis; Roberts, Alexandra A; Moffitt, Michelle C; Mihali, Troco K; Mills, Toby J T; Fieker, Claus; Neilan, Brett A

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    The nitrogen-fixing bacterium, Nostoc, is a commonly occurring cyanobacterium often found in symbiotic associations. We investigated the potential of cycad cyanobacterial endosymbionts to synthesize microcystin/nodularin. Endosymbiont DNA was screened for the aminotransferase domain of the toxin biosynthesis gene clusters. Five endosymbionts carrying the gene were screened for bioactivity. Extracts of two isolates inhibited protein phosphatase 2A and were further analyzed using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)/MS. Nostoc sp. 'Macrozamia riedlei 65.1' and Nostoc sp. 'Macrozamia serpentina 73.1' both contained nodularin. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) HESI-MS/MS analysis confirmed the presence of nodularin at 9.55±2.4 ng μg-1 chlorophyll a in Nostoc sp. 'Macrozamia riedlei 65.1' and 12.5±8.4 ng μg-1 Chl a in Nostoc sp. 'Macrozamia serpentina 73.1' extracts. Further scans indicated the presence of the rare isoform [L-Har(2)] nodularin, which contains L-homoarginine instead of L-arginine. Nodularin was also present at 1.34±0.74 ng ml(-1) (approximately 3 pmol per g plant ww) in the methanol root extracts of M. riedlei MZ65, while the presence of [L-Har(2)] nodularin in the roots of M. serpentina MZ73 was suggested by HPLC HESI-MS/MS analysis. The ndaA-B and ndaF genomic regions were sequenced to confirm the presence of the hybrid polyketide/non-ribosomal gene cluster. A seven amino-acid insertion into the NdaA-C1 domain of N. spumigena NSOR10 protein was observed in all endosymbiont-derived sequences, suggesting the transfer of the nda cluster from N. spumigena to terrestrial Nostoc species. This study demonstrates the synthesis of nodularin and [L-Har(2)] nodularin in a non-Nodularia species and the production of cyanobacterial hepatotoxin by a symbiont in planta.

  12. Photosynthetic activity of cassava plants under weed competition Atividade fotossintética de plantas de mandioca submetidas a competição com plantas daninhas

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    I. Aspiazú

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate characteristics associated with the photosynthetic activity of cassava plants under weed competition. The trial was carried out under field conditions, and experimental units consisted of 150 dm³ fiberglass boxes containing red yellow Latosol, previously corrected and fertilized. Treatments consisted in the cultivation of cassava plants which were free of weed competition and associated with three weed species: Bidens pilosa, Commelina benghalensis or Brachiaria plantaginea. After manioc sprouting started, 15 days after being planted, weeds that had been sown when manioc was planted were thinned, there were then eight plants left per experimental unit in accordance with specified treatments: cassava free of competition, cassava competing with B. pilosa, cassava competing with C. benghalensis and cassava competing with B. plantaginea. Sixty days after crop emergence leaf internal CO2 concentration (Ci, leaf temperature at the time of evaluation (Tleaf and photosynthetic rate (A were evaluated, also the CO2 consumption rate (ΔC of cassava plants was calculated. A correlation matrix between variables was also obtained. All characteristics associated with photosynthesis in cassava plants were influenced by weed species. Cassava was more affected by B. pilosa and B. plantaginea in which concerns its exposition to solar radiation and water, while C. benghalensis seems to mostly affect the composition of incident light on the culture, allowing cassava to anticipate imposition when competing, even before it reaches harmful levels.Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar características associadas à atividade fotossintética de plantas de mandioca sob competição ou não com plantas daninhas. O experimento foi realizado em condições de ambiente aberto, sendo as unidades experimentais compostas por vasos de fibra de vidro de 150 dm³ preenchidos com Latossolo Vermelho Amarelo, previamente adubado. Os

  13. DEFENSINAS DE PLANTAS Y SU USO POTENCIAL COMO CONTROLADORES DE PLAGAS EN LA AGRICULTURA

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    ADRIANA CAROLINA ROJAS ARIAS

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las plantas, al igual que todos los organismos de la naturaleza, poseen elaborados sis- temas de defensa contra patógenos, que pueden ser físicos y químicos, y producirse de forma constitutiva e inducida. Dentro de las barreras químicas inducidas se encuentra el grupo de proteínas de bajo peso molecular denominadas péptidos antimicrobianos (AMPs, al cual pertenecen las defensinas, péptidos con peso molecular entre 5 a 7 kDa, punto isoeléctrico de 9, y longitud de 45 a 55 aminoácidos; que tienen la capacidad de inhibir efectivamente el crecimiento de microorganismos fitopatógenos, en su mayoría hongos, y además, generan resistencia a condiciones abióticas de estrés en plantas. Este texto pretende realizar una descripción clara y actual de las características e investigaciones recientes con relación a las defensinas de plantas y sus más destacados usos en el control de patógenos en cultivos de importancia económica. Se plantea además la necesidad de profundizar en el conocimiento de dichas proteínas para su uso en estrategias de control tales como la producción de plantas y microorganismos transgénicos.

  14. An in planta induced gene of Phytophthora infestans codes for ubiquitin

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    Pieterse, C.M.J.; Risseeuw, E.P.; Davidse, L.C.

    1991-01-01

    An in planta induced gene of Phytophthora infestans (the causal organism of potato late blight) was selected from a genomic library by differential hybridization using labelled cDNA derived from poly(A)+ RNA of P. infestans grown in vitro and labelled cDNA made from potato-P. infestans interaction

  15. An in planta induced gene of Phytophthora infestans codes for ubiquitin

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    Pieterse, C.M.J.; Risseeuw, E.P.; Davidse, L.C.

    1991-01-01

    An in planta induced gene of Phytophthora infestans (the causal organism of potato late blight) was isolated from a genomic library by differential hybridization using labelled cDNA derived from poly(A)⁺ RNA of P. infestans grown in vitro and labelled cDNA made from potato-P,

  16. IDENTIFICACIÓN MOLECULAR DE MICROORGANISMOS ASOCIADOS A LA RIZOSFERA DE PLANTAS DE VAINILLA EN COLOMBIA

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    CLAUDIA L. ÁLVAREZ LÓPEZ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo de vainilla es altamente promisorio en Colombia, pero se requiere mayor conocimiento de su manejo agronómico y de los microorganismos que crecen asociados a su rizosfera, de los cuales depende esta planta para su nutrición y crecimiento. En este trabajo se realizaron aislamientos de microorganismos de la rizosfera de plantas de vainilla en un cultivo piloto ubicado en el municipio de Sopetrán (Antioquia, Colombia. Los microorganismos se aislaron en medios selectivos de crecimiento para evaluar su capacidad para descomponer celulosa, proteínas, solubilizar fosfato inorgánico y orgánico (fitato y fijar nitrógeno en forma asimbiótica. Una vez aislados y purificados, se obtuvieron un total de 109 aislamientos, de los cuales se seleccionaron 52 morfotipos para su identificación molecular por secuenciación de las regiones ITS y 16S del ADN ribosomal para hongos y bacterias, respectivamente. Se encontró una alta variedad de microorganismos en la rizosfera de plantas de vainilla, destacándose las bacterias Bacillus megaterium, Pseudomonas koreensis y Acinetobacter sp. y el hongo Plectosphaerella sp., por su potencial para ser utilizados como biofertilizantes destinados a mejorar la nutrición y el crecimiento de estas plantas.

  17. Sobre la ecofisiología de plantas halofitas y desérticas

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    Hotterer, Albert R. F.; Hertenberger, G.; Polanía, J.

    2011-01-01

    Se señalan aspectos de la tolerancia de las plantas superiores a los ambientes salinos y a las zonas áridas. La tolerancia a la sal y a la aridez se basa principalmente en la absorción selectiva de iones, la osmorregulacion, la compartirnentación celular y la síntesis de osmolitos.

  18. Interações mutualísticas entre formigas e plantas

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    Wesley Dáttilo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O mutualismo entre formigas e plantas está entre as interações mais bem estudadas. Seu estudo vem sugerindo e testando hipóteses ecológicas e evolucionárias aplicáveis a muitas outras formas de mutualismo. A cada ano relações mais especializadas entre formigas e plantas são descobertas. Entre estas relações podemos mencionar a obtenção de abrigo e/ou alimento pela formiga, que implica no fornecimento de proteção a planta contra herbivoria, dispersão de suas sementes e, até, polinização de suas flores. Nesta revisão são discutidos os tipos de interações mutualísticas entre formigas e plantas existentes.Mutualistics interactions between ants and plantsAbstract. The mutualism between ant and plants is the one of the more studied ecological relationships, and these studies have been suggesting and testing ecological and evolutionary hypothesis that can be applied to many other kinds of mutualism. Each year more specialized mutualism relationships between ants and plants are discovered. Among these relations we can mention the obtaining of shelter and / or food by the ant, witch implies in providing plant protection against herbivory, dispersal of seeds and even pollination of their flowers. In this review are discussed mutualistics types of interactions between ants and existing plants.

  19. Capacidad antioxidante y contenido de polifenoles de 21 extractos de plantas medicinales argentinas

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    Tournier, Horacio Alfio; Fioravanti, D.; Dade, Martín; Schinella, Guillermo

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    En este trabajo se evaluó la capacidad antioxidante total (CAT) y el contenido de fenoles totales (FT) y flavonoides (FV) de 21 extractos acuosos obtenidos de plantas nativas del valle de Traslasierra, Córdoba que son ampliamente utilizadas por poblaciones rurales y urbanas de nuestro país.

  20. Efecto del Hierro en el Desarrollo de las Raíces de las Plantas

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    Correa Velásquez Jairo

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    Full Text Available Se investigó el efecto del hierro en el desarrollo de las raíces del cacao, el café y el fríjol. También se observó la velocidad de recuperación de la clorofila en plantas cloróticas de cacao y café, al agregarles cantidades crecientes de hierro, y el efecto de dicha recuperación sobre el desarrollo radical. Además, se estudió el grado de absorción y movilización de Fe50 en plantas de cacao, y el efecto de distintas dosis de hierro en el crecimiento de raíces aisladas cacao, café y fríjol. Las plantas fueron cultivadas en el invernadero en solución HoagIand N° 2 sin Fe y las raíces para cultivo se obtuvieron de semillas germinadas en el laboratorio. Se usaron plantas de cacao del clon uf 668 de 3 meses y de café (variedad caturra con la misma edad. El hierro radiactivo utilizado fue en forma de cloruro (Fe59 cl 3 y el agregado a la solución o al follaje, en forma de quelato (Fe E. D. T. A.. Las adiciones de este elemento se hicieron cuando las plantas mostraban síntomas característicos de su deficiencia. Hubo una recuperación casi total de la clorosis y tanto el volumen como la longitud radical aumentaron con las aplicaciones crecientes de hierro, aunque la longitud relativa de los tallos mostró una tendencia decreciente. En las hojas de cacao se presentó una acumulación del Fe y su movilización hacia los demás órganos de la planta fue lenta y en proporción reducida en relación con el total absorbido. Igual cosa sucedió con el Fe50 suministrado a las raíces. No se pudieron observar los efectos del Fe en el crecimiento de raíces aisladas de cacao, café y fríjol, pues el desarrollo fue muy reducido, debido a que la rápida oxidación de los tejidos (al separar aquéllas del resto de la planta redujo la viabilidad a unos pocos días.

  1. In planta modification of potato starch granule biogenesis by different granule-bound fusion proteins

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    Nazarian, F.

    2007-01-01

    Starch is composed of amylose and amylopectin and it is deposited in amyloplasts/choloroplasts as semi-crystalline granules. Many biosynthetic enzymes are involved in starch degradation and biosynthesis. Some microbial starch degrading enzymes have a Starch Binding Domain (SBD) which has affinity fo

  2. Estudio cualitativo de sustancias activas presentes en la planta Adiantum capillus veneris L

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    Sandra Pérez Peña

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio experimental mediante ensayos cualitativos de tamizaje fitoquímico, con el objetivo de evaluar la presencia de sustancias activas en la droga cruda, extractos, alcohólico y acuoso, de la planta Adiantum capillus veneris L. (culantrillo de pozo, muy utilizada por la población para disminuir la caída del cabello, prevenir el catarro, la tos y combatir las enfermedades de las vías urinarias. Esta planta no está descrita farmacognósticamente en Cuba. Las muestras de la planta fueron recolectadas en el municipio Majibacoa, Las Tunas, en el período comprendido entre septiembre de 2010 y febrero de 2011. Se caracterizaron los aspectos botánicos de la planta, se realizó el extracto fluido por repercolación y el acuoso por infusión. A la droga cruda y a ambos extractos se les realizó el análisis de control de calidad correspondiente, además de la técnica de tamizaje fitoquímico establecida. Se obtuvo correspondencia en cuanto a la clasificación taxonómica de la planta recolectada y lo reportado en la literatura. La droga cruda y los extractos elaborados cumplieron los requisitos establecidos para el control de calidad químico, físico y microbiológico. Se identificó la presencia de metabolitos secundarios como flavonoides, compuestos fenólicos, triterpenos y esteroles, alcaloides, quinonas, cumarinas, compuestos lactónicos, antocianidinas, taninos, aminoácidos y azúcares reductores. En la composición cualitativa se observó diferencias entre la droga cruda y los extractos elaborados

  3. Períodos de interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura do girassol

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    Remon Ribeiro da Silva

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste trabalho determinar os períodos de interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura do girassol. Foram realizados dois experimentos com o girassol híbrido Helio 250, sendo um conduzido no verão e o outro, no inverno. Para ambos, o delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, e cada unidade experimental foi constituída de cinco linhas de plantas com 6,0 m de comprimento, espaçadas por 0,7 m. No experimento de verão foram avaliados oito períodos de convivência e controle de plantas daninhas: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 e 88 dias após a emergência (dae. No experimento de inverno, os períodos foram: 7, 14, 21, 28, 38, 48, 58 e 82 dae. Avaliaram-se a massa da matéria seca e a área foliar das plantas de girassol, produtividade, massa de mil aquênios e massa da matéria seca de plantas daninhas. Estimaram-se os períodos anteriores à interferência (PAI, períodos críticos de prevenção à interferência (PCPI e períodos totais de prevenção à interferência (PTPI. Considerando-se a produtividade de aquênios no verão, o PAI foi de 16 dae da cultura, o PTPI, de 39 dae e o PCPI abrangeu 23 dias do ciclo da cultura. No inverno, o PAI foi de 12 dae, o PTPI estendeu-se até os 34 dae, resultando em um PCPI de 22 dias.

  4. A comparison of anti-HER2 IgA and IgG1 in vivo efficacy is facilitated by high N-glycan sialylation of the IgA.

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    Rouwendal, Gerard Ja; van der Lee, Miranda M; Meyer, Saskia; Reiding, Karli R; Schouten, Jan; de Roo, Guy; Egging, David F; Leusen, Jeanette Hw; Boross, Peter; Wuhrer, Manfred; Verheijden, Gijs F; Dokter, Wim H; Timmers, Marco; Ubink, Ruud

    2016-01-01

    Monomeric IgA has been proposed as an alternative antibody format for cancer therapy. Here, we present our studies on the production, purification and functional evaluation of anti-HER2 IgA antibodies as anti-cancer agents in comparison to the anti-HER2 IgG1 trastuzumab. MALDI-TOF MS analysis showed profound differences in glycosylation traits across the IgA isotypes and cell lines used for production, including sialylation and linkage thereof, fucosylation (both core and antennary) and the abundance of high-mannose type species. Increases in sialylation proved to positively correlate with in vivo plasma half-lives. The polymerization propensity of anti-HER2 IgA2m2 could be suppressed by an 18-aa deletion of the heavy chain tailpiece - coinciding with the loss of high-mannose type N-glycan species - as well as by 2 cysteine to serine mutations at positions 320 and 480. The HER2 F(ab')2-mediated anti-proliferative effect of the IgA2m1 and IgA2m2 subtypes was similar to IgG1, whereas the IgA1 isotype displayed considerably lower potency and efficacy. The Fc-mediated induction of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) using human whole blood ADCC assays did not demonstrate such clear differences between the IgA isotypes. However, the potency of the anti-HER2 IgA antibodies in these ADCC assays was found to be significantly lower than that of trastuzumab. In vivo anti-tumor activity of the anti-HER2 IgA antibodies was compared to that of trastuzumab in a BT-474 breast cancer xenograft model. Multiple dosing and sialylation of the IgA antibodies compensated for the short in vivo half-life of native IgA antibodies in mice compared to a single dose of IgG1. In the case of the IgA2m2 antibody, the resulting high plasma exposure levels were sufficient to cause clear tumor stasis comparable to that observed for trastuzumab at much lower plasma exposure levels.

  5. Raios gama na sobrevivência de plantas de maracujazeiro amarelo inoculadas com Fusarium oxysporum f sp. passiflorae

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    Patrícia Silva Flores

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A murcha de Fusarium ou fusariose ocorre em diversas regiões produtoras de maracujá amarelo e tem ocasionado grandes danos devido à morte das plantas. A mutagênese associada à seleção in vitro utilizando fitotoxinas possibilita a aplicação de uma pressão de seleção sobre um grande número de propágulos e, assim, pode direcionar a seleção dos mutantes específicos. Neste trabalho, foi analisado o efeito de raios gama sobre a sobrevivência de plantas de maracujazeiro amarelo inoculados com F. oxysporum f. sp. passiflorae. Brotações foliares provenientes de segmentos caulinares de P. edulis irradiados a 20Gy foram submetidas a dois ciclos de seleção em meio de cultura suplementado com o filtrado da cultura fúngica (40% e 50% de filtrado. As plantas selecionadas foram inoculadas com a suspensão de conídio em casa de vegetação e após, transferidas para o campo em local com histórico da doença. Ao final da etapa de seleção in vitro, sobreviveram 17,05% das plantas irradiadas e nenhuma planta do tratamento testemunha. A inoculação com a suspensão de conídio não resultou em diferenças significativas na sobrevivência das plantas irradiadas e não irradiadas. No entanto, em condições de campo, foi confirmado o efeito da radiação no aumento da sobrevivência das plantas, sendo verificada a sobrevivência de 77,78% das plantas irradiadas e a morte de todas as plantas do tratamento testemunha.

  6. Plantas medicinais conhecidas na zona urbana de Cajueiro da Praia, Piauí, Nordeste do Brasil

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    A.B.N. SANTOS

    Full Text Available RESUMO A utilização de plantas com fins medicinais para tratamento, cura e prevenção de doenças é considerada uma das mais antigas formas de prática medicinal da humanidade. O presente estudo teve como objetivo identificar as espécies de plantas medicinais usadas dentro da comunidade de Cajueiro da Praia, Piauí, bem como a parte da planta utilizada, o modo de preparo, a sua importância relativa, o valor de uso e o consenso em relação às propriedades terapêuticas das espécies citadas. Foram aplicadas 12 entrevistas semiestruturadas com especialistas locais indicados, utilizando o método de amostragem por “bola-de-neve” e a técnica de “turnê-guiada” para coleta das espécies citadas. Análises quantitativas tais como Valor de Uso, Importância Relativa e Fator de Consenso dos Informantes foram associadas à análises qualitativas. As coletas botânicas seguiram a metodologia usual. Foram citadas 43 espécies, distribuídas em 24 famílias botânicas, sendo Lamiaceae a mais representada em número de espécies (oito espécies, seguida de Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Myrtaceae e Rutaceae (todas com três. Chenopodium ambrosioides L. (mastruz obteve o maior valor de uso (VU=1,58, sendo portanto, a planta com elevado potencial de uso para a comunidade. Quanto ao uso terapêutico, observou-se que um maior número de espécies foi indicado no combate à gripe, seguido por má digestão. O IR demonstrou que planta mais versátil foi Chenopodium ambrosioides L. (mastruz, com IR=2, referido em cinco categorias de uso e o FCI apontou que os sistemas corporais que apresentam maior importância local são: sistema circulatório (FCI=0,57, seguido por lesões e consequências de causas externas (FCI=0,50, sistema endócrino (FCI=0,50 e respiratório (FCI=0,40. No âmbito geral, verificou-se que a diversidade de plantas medicinais conhecida e a obtenção das plantas na comunidade estudada sugerem uma correlação entre uso/conhecimento de

  7. Sobre la ecofisiología de plantas halofitas y desérticas Sobre la ecofisiología de plantas halofitas y desérticas

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    Hertenberger G.

    1990-06-01

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    Some aspects of the tolerance of higher plants to salt environments and dry zones are pointed out. Salt and drought tolerance arc mostly based on selective ion absorption, osmoregulation, cell compartmentation and synthesis of osmotic compounds.

    Se señalan aspectos de la tolerancia de las plantas superiores a los ambientes salinos y a las zonas áridas. La tolerancia a la sal y a la aridez se basa principalmente en la absorción selectiva de iones, la osmorregulacion, la compartirnentación celular y la síntesis de osmolitos.

  8. Sobre la ecofisiología de plantas halofitas y desérticas Sobre la ecofisiología de plantas halofitas y desérticas

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    Hertenberger G.; Polanía J.; Hotterer Albert R. F.

    1990-01-01

    Some aspects of the tolerance of higher plants to salt environments and dry zones are pointed out. Salt and drought tolerance arc mostly based on selective ion absorption, osmoregulation, cell compartmentation and synthesis of osmotic compounds.

    Se señalan aspectos de la tolerancia de las plantas superiores a los ambientes salinos y a las zonas áridas. La tolerancia a la sal y a la aridez se basa principalmente en la absorción selectiva de iones, la osmorregulacion,...

  9. Estratégias no uso da energia luminosa por plantas jovens de Genipa spruceana Steyerm submetidas ao alagamento

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    Gonçalves,José Francisco de Carvalho; Melo,Emanuele Gurgel de Freitas; Silva, Carlos Eduardo Moura da; Ferreira,Marciel José; Justino,Gilberto Costa

    2012-01-01

    Na tentativa de elucidar estratégias de utilização da energia luminosa em plantas jovens de Genipa spruceana Steyerm submetidas ao alagamento, nós investigamos a capacidade de captura e uso de energia luminosa em G. spruceana sob três condições de crescimento: 1- ausência de alagamento (SA), 2- plantas parcialmente alagadas (PA) e 3- plantas totalmente alagadas (TA). Medidas de área foliar específica, teores de pigmentos cloroplastídicos e fluorescência da clorofila a foram feitas em interval...

  10. Herbivoria em Erechtites valerinaefolia DC. (Asteraceae) : distribuição de ataque dos herbivoros e respostas compensatorias da planta

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    Yuriko Yanagizawa de Almeida Nogueira Pinto

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    Resumo: As interações entre Erechtites valerianaefolia De. (Asteraceae) e herbívoros a ela associados foram estudadas de julho de 1991 a maio de 1993, na Serra do Japi, Jundiaí, SP, e de julho de 1992 a maio de 1993 na Fazenda Lageado, Botucatu, SP. Os principais objetivos foram testar as hipóteses que versam sobre a preferência dos herbívoros quanto ao tipo de plantas dentro de uma mesma população vegetal (Hipótese da Planta Vigorosa e Hipótese da Planta Estressada) e sobre as respostas comp...

  11. ASOCIACIONES DE ESPECIES A PLANTAS EN COJIN EN COMUNIDADES ALTO-ANDINAS: SUS CONSECUENCIAS SOBRE LA DIVERSIDAD DE ESPECIES VEGETALES.

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    2005-01-01

    Las plantas en cojín son una forma de crecimiento conspicua en ecosistemas de alta montaña y ha sido ampliamente demostrado que estos organismos pueden modular las condiciones de temperatura, humedad del sustrato y concentración de nutrientes con relación al hábitat que las rodea. Para las plantas en cojín alto-andinas, se ha sugerido que esos cambios ambientales pueden afectar tanto la incidencia como la abundancia de otras especies de plantas. Además, se ha indicado que la modulaci...

  12. Produção de proteases por fungos endofíticos isolados de plantas do Cerrado

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    Werneck, Gabriela Corezzi

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    Proteases são enzimas, que catalisam a hidrolise das ligações peptídicas. Estas enzimas são aplicadas em diversas indústrias como a alimentícia, farmacêutica, cosmética, de couro e de detergente. São produzidas por animais, plantas e microrganismos. Entre seus produtores encontram-se os fungos endofíticos, que são microrganismos que vivem no interior de plantas de forma simbiótica. Sabendo disso, o objetivo principal deste trabalho foi isolar fungos endofíticos de plantas do cerrado, avalia-l...

  13. Farmacopea guajira: el uso de las plantas medicinales xerofíticas por la etnia wayuu

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    Jairo Rafael Rosado Veja

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación fue evaluar e identificar las plantas medicinales xerofíticas, sus preparaciones y usos en la cura y prevención de enfermedades de los Wayuu realizando una compilación sobre su Cosmovisión. Se aplicaron encuestas a botánicos indígenas acerca de plantas con propiedades medicinales realizándose una revisión bibliográfica de sus principios activos, preparaciones, usos, y enfermedades relacionadas, tabulándose y analizándose los resultados. Existen 155 plantas asociadas en la cura de 175 enfermedades que aquejan a los Wayuu, siendo más frecuentes dolor de estómago (20,0%, infección dérmica (18,7%, fiebre (16,1%, diarrea y gripa (15,5%. Las plantas más efectivas en su tratamiento fueron Croton malambo (13,7%, Aloe barbadensis (11,4%, Castela erecta (10,3%, Prosopis juliflora (9,7%, Jatropha urens (9,1%, Libidibia coriaria y Arrabidea chica (8,6%; empleándose la planta entera (25,6%, hojas (24,3%, raíces (13,3% y tallos (9,1% mediante cocción (26,8%, infusión (13,3%, trituración (11,7% y mezcla con otras plantas (11,0%. Usándose en bebidas (39,6%, aplicación directa (20,8%, baños (15,5% y masajes (11,3%. Los principios activos presentes en mayor proporción fueron glucósidos (57.1%, terpenos (51,0%, alcaloides (34,7%, flavonoides (30,6% y taninos (27,9%. Existe una gran biodiversidad florística xerofítica que los Wayuu utilizan para el tratamiento de sus enfermedades pero dichos saberes tradicionales se están perdiendo aceleradamente, por lo tanto, es importante fomentar y preservar el conocimiento etnobotánico entre las comunidades indígenas a través de la construcción de Jardines botánicos y difusión de cartillas en Wayuunaiki, contribuyendo al rescate de los saberes tradicionales entre estas comunidades y permitiendo su difusión en las nuevas generaciones.

  14. Defesas químicas de plantas: fitoalexinas Chemical defense of plants: phytoalexins

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    Márcia Regina Braga

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available A resistência de plantas ao ataque de microorganismos causadores de doenças relaciona-se à presença de barreiras físicas e (juímicas de defesa. Dentre as barreiras químicas destacam-se as fitoalexinas, substâncias fungitoxicas sintetizadas de novo pelas plantas principalmente após a invasão ou o contato de seus tecidos com microorganismos, Essas substâncias englobam vários grupos compostos naturais tais como terpenos, isoflavonóides e poliacetilenos e seu acúmulo pode ser induzido por organismos vivos, seus produtos (elíciadores ou ainda agentes químicos, como sais de metais pesados, ou físicos (congelamento, luz U.U.. Alguns aspectos abordados nesta revisão são: a ocorrência de fitoalexinas em angiospermas, a relação entre sua natureza química e o grupo taxonômico das plantas que as produzem, a sua ação sobre organismos pró e eucarióticos. São descritas também os fatores que interferem nas respostas das plantas aos agentes indutores e as técnicas usuais para a indução e detecção de fitoalexinas. O papel dos eliciadores na indução da sâitese de fitoalexinas e o mecanismo pelo qual exercem sua função indutora são discutidos. Nesse contexto está incluída a teoria das oligossacarinas, fragmentos de parede celular que parecem controlar não só a resposta de defesa em plantas mas também outros fenômenos fisiológicos em plantas.Chemical defense of plants: phytoalexins - This review describes the concept of phytoalexins as a chemical defense of plants against microorganisms as well as a response of plants to chemical or physical agents. The current information on phytoalexins is presented, regarding the following aspects: occurrence in angiosperms; relation-snips between chemical composition and taxonomy; toxicity; factors affecting plant response; techniques for induction and detection of phytoalexins; role of elicitors and mechanisms of action. The latter includes the oligosaccharins-fragments of cell

  15. Construction of EGFP-labeling system for visualizing the infection process of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri in planta.

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    Liu, Li-Ping; Deng, Zi-Niu; Qu, Jin-Wang; Yan, Jia-Wen; Catara, Vittoria; Li, Da-Zhi; Long, Gui-You; Li, Na

    2012-09-01

    Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Xac) is the causal agent of citrus bacterial canker, an economically important disease to world citrus industry. To monitor the infection process of Xac in different citrus plants, the enhanced green florescent protein (EGFP) visualizing system was constructed to visualize the propagation and localization in planta. First, the wild-type Xac was isolated from the diseased leaves of susceptible 'Bingtang' sweet orange, and then the isolated Xac was labeled with EGFP by triparental mating. After PCR identification, the growth kinetics and pathogenicity of the transformants were analyzed in comparison with the wild-type Xac. The EGFP-labeled bacteria were inoculated by spraying on the surface and infiltration in the mesophyll of 'Bingtang' sweet orange leaves. The bacterial cell multiplication and diffusion processes were observed directly under confocal laser scanning microscope at different intervals after inoculation. The results indicated that the EGFP-labeled Xac releasing clear green fluorescence light under fluorescent microscope showed the infection process and had the same pathogenicity as the wild type to citrus. Consequently, the labeled Xac demonstrated the ability as an efficient tool to monitor the pathogen infection.

  16. Transient expression of secretory IgA in planta is optimal using a multi-gene vector and may be further enhanced by improving joining chain incorporation

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    Lotte eWesterhof

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Secretory IgA (sIgA is a crucial antibody in host defence at mucosal surfaces. It is a promising antibody isotype in a variety of therapeutic settings such as passive vaccination and treatment of inflammatory disorders. However, heterologous production of this heteromultimeric protein complex is still suboptimal. The challenge is the coordinate expression of the four required polypeptides; the alpha heavy chain, the light chain, the joining chain and part of the polymeric-Ig-receptor called the secretory component, in a 4:4:1:1 ratio. We evaluated the transient expression of three sIgAκ variants, harbouring the heavy chain isotype α1, α2m1 or α2m2, of the clinical antibody Ustekinumab in planta. Ustekinumab is directed against the p40 subunit that is shared by the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL-12 and IL-23. A sIgA variant of this antibody may enable localized treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Of the three different sIgA variants we obtained the highest yield with sIgA1κ reaching up to 373 μg sIgA/ mg total soluble protein. The use of a multi-cassette vector containing all four expression cassettes was most efficient. However, not the expression strategy, but the incorporation of the joining chain turned out to be the limiting step for sIgA production. Our data demonstrate that transient expression in planta is suitable for the economic production of heteromultimeric protein complexes such as sIgA.

  17. Mobilidade do boro em plantas de abacaxi Boron mobility in pineapple

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    Susana Cristine Siebeneichler

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Para confirmar a mobilidade do boro em abacaxizeiro, cultivaram-se doze mudas da cultivar 'Pérola' em solução nutritiva completa, contendo 1 µmol L-1 de B, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. Após 45 dias, coletaram-se quatro plantas (T0 e, nas oito plantas restantes, aplicou-se, por 3 dias consecutivos, uma solução de H3BO3 a 10 mmol L-1, pincelando-se ambas as faces da folha basal número sete (7. A partir do início da aplicação foliar, foi suspenso o fornecimento de B na solução nutritiva. Um dia após a terceira aplicação foliar, coletaram-se quatro plantas (T1 e, 60 dias após esta, coletaram-se as últimas quatro plantas (T2. As plantas foram fracionadas em diferentes partes nas quais o teor de B total foi determinado pelo método da azometina-H. Em T0, o maior teor de B observado foi na raiz; no T1, na folha pincelada e na raiz e, no T2, na folha pincelada. O conteúdo de B acompanhou a variação da massa seca das porções da planta, sendo que, no T2, o maior conteúdo de B e massa seca foram observados nas folhas novas formadas entre o T1 e o T2. O boro contido nessas folhas (29,8% do boro total da planta proveio das folhas mais velhas (FMed, FTrat e FBas, cujo conteúdo diminuiu significativamente, confirmando a mobilidade do boro em plantas de abacaxi 'Pérola'.To confirm the mobility of boron in pineapple, twelve 'Pérola' pineapple seedlings were cultivated in a complete nutrient solution containing 1 mmol L-1 B in a completely randomized design. After 45 days, B was removed from the nutrient solution, and four plants were harvested (T0, and in the eight remaining plants 10 mmol L-1 H3BO3 solution were painted, for 3 consecutive days, on both faces of the basal leaf number seven (7. One day after the third foliar application, four plants were harvested (T1 and, sixty days later, the last four plants were harvested (T2. The plants were partitioned into different parts in which total B concentration was determined

  18. Temperatura y humedad relativas en un secador solar de plantas para la salud

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    Diego Chaverri

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    Full Text Available Se describen las características de un secador solar pasivo, tipo invernadero, que se utiliza para el secado de plantas para la salud en la zona norte de Costa Rica. Se analiza el régimen de temperaturas en función de la radiación solar global recibida durante el proceso de secado. También se analiza el comportamiento de la humedad relativa interna comparada con la humedad relativa ambiente y su relación con las características físicas del secador. El secador presenta características que le permiten mantener un régimen de secado para las plantas.

  19. Multiplicação vegetativa em plantas de Kohleria sp.

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    Julieta Andrea Silva de Almeida

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available A multiplicação de Kohleria sp. ocorre, principalmente, por meio da brotação de seu rizoma, cujas secções, pequenas, foram capazes de brotar, não havendo necessidade do órgão inteiro. O desenvolvimento inicial das brotações dessas secções foi favorecido em presença de luz e de temperatura de 25º C. As plantas sob dias longos tiveram porte menor do que aquelas deixadas em dias curtos. Tal característica facilita o uso de Kohleria como planta envasada. Além disso, a floração da espécie foi indiferente ao fotoperíodo.

  20. Efecto del hierro en el desarrollo de las raíces de las plantas

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    Se investigó el efecto del hierro en el desarrollo de las raíces del cacao, el café y el fríjol. También se observó la velocidad de recuperación de la clorofila en plantas cloróticas de cacao y café, al agregarles cantidades crecientes de hierro, y el efecto de dicha recuperación sobre el desarrollo radical. Además, se estudió el grado de absorción y movilización de Fe50 en plantas de cacao, y el efecto de distintas dosis de hierro en el crecimiento de raíces aisladas cacao, café y fríjol. ...

  1. Interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura do sorgo sacarino

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    Cézar Silva; Alexandre Ferreira da Silva; Welington Gonzaga do Vale; Leandro Galon; Fabiano André Petter; André May; Decio Karam

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    Este trabalho teve como objetivo o estudo fitossociológico da comunidade infestante ao longo do ciclo de desenvolvimento do sorgo sacarino e a determinação do período crítico de prevenção à interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso com três repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por períodos crescentes de controle ou convivência das plantas daninhas em diferentes estádios fenológicos da cultura: 0-3 (V3), 0-5 (V5), 0-7 (V7), 0-9 (...

  2. Macroecologia das interações entre plantas e aves nectarívoras

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    Zanata,Thais Bastos

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    Resumo: As principais famílias de aves nectarívoras são Trochilidae (beija-flores, nas Américas), Nectariniidae (sunbirds, na África e Ásia) e Meliphagidae (honeyeaters, na Oceania). Comparações entre essas famílias e as plantas que visitam apontam uma maior especialização nas comunidades da família Trochilidae, seguida por Nectariniidae e Meliphagidae. O objetivo do primeiro capítulo é descrever estas comunidades de aves e plantas em relação ao número de famílias, gêneros e espécies, assim c...

  3. Las plantas invasoras en Costa Rica: ¿Cuáles acciones debemos realizar?

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    Chacón Madrigal, Eduardo

    2016-01-01

    Las plantas invasoras son una amenaza para la biodiversidad, la economía y el bienestar social de cualquier país. En Costa Rica no se le ha dado la importancia que merece la situación, a pesar de la presencia de muchas plantas invasoras. Hasta ahora, el país cuenta con poca legislación para enfrentar la situación. Aunque son necesarios los programas de control para algunas especies invasoras, estos pueden demandar altos costos económicos. La prevención, los programas de investigación y de Edu...

  4. Plantas tóxicas para ruminantes do Sudoeste de Goiás

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    Fabiano José Ferreira de Sant'Ana

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar quais são as plantas incriminadas como tóxicas para ruminantes do Sudoeste de Goiás, foram realizadas 108 entrevistas com produtores rurais, médicos veterinários, zootecnistas e agrônomos de 18 municípios da região. Foram apontadas como tóxicas para ruminantes: Brachiaria spp., Enterolobium contortisiliquum, Dimorphandra mollis, Palicourea marcgravii, Pteridium aquilinum e Sorghum vulgare. Adicionalmente, foram informadas intoxicações menos frequentes por Senna occidentalis, Stryphnodendrum obovatum e Manihot esculenta. Casos isolados de intoxicação em bovinos por Asclepias curassavica e Pterodon emarginatus foram descritos por alguns entrevistados. Este trabalho demonstra que intoxicações por plantas tóxicas são frequentes na região avaliada e representam importante causa de prejuízos econômicos aos pecuaristas locais.

  5. Orientalismos peninsulares en el levante andaluz. Nombres y usos de algunas plantas silvestres

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    Torres Montes, Francisco

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available The author describes sorne wild plants from the provinces of Almería, Granada and Jaén (Andalusia, Spain that have folk names from Eastern Iberia. For each plant he provides the scientific and folk name, the isoglottic line and the lexical arca. He also informs about the use of these plants in folk and household medecine, religious rites, animal husbandry, etc.En este estudio se presentan algunas plantas silvestres de Almería, Granada y Jaén cuyos nombres vulgares proceden del oriente peninsular. De cada planta se da, junto al nombre vulgar y científico, la isoglosa o límite de los orientalismos y sus correspondientes áreas léxicas. Al mismo tiempo se hace el estudio etnográfico de sus usos en la medicina popular o doméstica, ritos religiosos, ganadería, etc.

  6. As plantas e o bem-estar humano em ambientes extremos

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    Dissertação de mestrado, Arquitectura Paisagista, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, 2014 Nas últimas décadas têm surgido evidências empíricas sobre a importância do contacto com as plantas e o ambiente natural na redução do stresse e na melhoria do bem-estar das pessoas. Com isto em mente, pretendeu-se com este estudo dar um primeiro contributo para a questão do papel e importância da presença de plantas/elementos verdes na melhoria da qualidade de vida de pessoa...

  7. Las plantas medicinales en el control de nemátodos gastrointestinales en cabras: potencial de las plantas que crecen en la región de Coquimbo, Chile

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    M.A. MOYA

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar o potencial de plantas que crecem na região de Coquimbo, no controle de nematódeos gastrintestinais em caprinos. Nós usamos uma abordagem não-experimental para validar a eficácia potencial das plantas medicinais como anti-helmínticos. Esta validação foi realizada com base em uma revisão da extensa literatura consultada a respeito de plantas medicinais. Determinou-se o um potencial de eficácia das plantas, da consistência das informações sobre o uso tradicional, os compostos presentes e farmacologia. Analisamos também os dados dos potenciais efeitos adversos que impedem seu uso em animais. Antecedentes apoiam a um alto potencial da eficácia como anti-helmíntico para se três espécies de plantas que crescem na região de Coquimbo: Allium sativum L., Artemisia absinthium L. e Chenopodium ambrosioides L. Os possíveis efeitos secundários do consumo de plantas medicinais ou seus derivados devem ser avaliadas em testes de campo antes de serem utilizados nas em escala produtiva.

  8. De enfermedades y remedios: la transmision oral del uso domestico de plantas con fines medicinales en Campeche, Mexico

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    de las Mercedes Rodriguez, Lizbeth

    2012-01-01

    La transmision oral del conocimiento acerca del empleo casero o domestico de plantas con fines medicinales en algunas comunidades del Estado de Campeche, Mexico, lleva a incluir estos saberes dentro...

  9. PLANTAS EMERGENTES Y FLOTANTES EN LA DIETA DEL MANATÍ (FAMILIA: TRICHECHIDAE: TRICHECHUS MANATUS) EN EL CARIBE DE COSTA RICA

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    Alexander Gómez Lépiz

    2011-01-01

    Para determinar la dieta del manatí y cuantificar el uso y la disponibilidad de las plantas contenidas en su dieta, se realizaron recorridos sobre diferentes sectores del Parque Nacional Tortuguero, en la...

  10. Proyecto planta de desinfección de vehículos de ganado

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    Carreto Gutiérrez, Natalia

    2005-01-01

    La finalidad de la planta en proyecto es la de garantizar una una medida eficaz para la prevención y lucha contra las enfermedades infecciosas del ganado y su propagación. Algunas de las enfermedades son: tuberculosis bovina, brucelosis bovina, brucelosis ovina y caprina, leucosis bovina, peste porcina clásica, peste porcina africana, lengua azul, enfermedad vesicular del cerdo, etc.

  11. Nueva planta siderúrgica en Vitoria. Forjas Alavesas S.A.

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    Monzón Indave, Martín

    1958-12-01

    Full Text Available Forjas Alavesas, S. A., ha convertido su antigua planta siderúrgica de fundición, forja y laminación de aceros finos al carbono, en una gran factoría de aceros especiales aleados, en la que producen, asesorados técnicamente por la casa Rochling, aceros de tan elevada calidad por lo menos, como los que esta entidad produce en Alemania.

  12. Processos evolutivos e a origem das plantas cultivadas Evolutionary processes and the origin of crop plants

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    Elizabeth Ann Veasey

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A evolução das plantas cultivadas, que teve início há cerca de 13.000 anos, está sujeita aos mesmos processos evolutivos naturais, aliada à ação do homem de forma consciente ou inconsciente, levando à domesticação. Nesta revisão, são apresentados os principais fatores evolutivos, tais como mutação, hibridação, migração, seleção e deriva genética, que, de alguma maneira, estão envolvidos com a origem, evolução e domesticação de plantas cultivadas. São apresentados também exemplos de como esses processos influenciaram na diversidade intra e interespecífica de plantas cultivadas, com o aparecimento de novas variedades ou mesmo de novas espécies. De modo geral, tais processos atuaram na ampliação, na manutenção, bem como na redução da variabilidade genética das plantas cultivadas.The evolution of crop plants, which began at about 13,000 years ago, is subject to the same natural evolutionary processes, coupled with the action of man, consciously or unconsciously, leading to domestication. This review presents the main evolutionary factors such as mutation, hybridization, migration, selection and genetic drift, which somehow are involved in the origin, evolution and domestication of crop plants. Examples of how these processes influenced in the intra and interespecific diversity of crop plants, with the uprise of new varieties or even of new species, are also presented. In general, these processes have worked well in the increase, maintenance, as well as in the reduction of genetic diversity of crop plants.

  13. Interacciones planta-suelo en un bosque mediterráneo

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    Aponte, Cristina

    2011-01-01

    El conocimiento de las interacciones que se establecen entre las plantas y los suelos sobre los que se desarrollan es esencial para comprender el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas y poder prever su respuesta ante el cambio global. En esta tesis doctoral se aborda el estudio de las interacciones ... ecológicas entre el suelo y las especies forestales de los bosques mediterráneos con el objetivo de conocer los mecanismos subyacentes a estas interacciones, elucidar posibles procesos de retroa...

  14. Biomassas de partes aéreas em plantas da caatinga Aboveground biomass of caatinga plants

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    Grécia Cavalcanti Silva

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available As biomassas de partes aéreas de nove espécies da caatinga foram determinadas e relacionadas com as medidas das plantas, cortando-se 30 plantas de cada espécie e separando-as em caule, galhos, ramos e folhas. As espécies foram divididas em dois grupos: seis espécies com plantas grandes e três com plantas menores. Cada grupo foi separado em classes de diâmetro do caule (DAP. As alturas totais (HT dobraram (3,8 a 8,5 m da classe de menor para a de maior diâmetro (Biomass of aboveground parts of nine caatinga species were determined and related to plant measurements. Thirty plants of each species were collected and separated into stems, branches, twigs and leaves. The species were divided in two groups: six species of large plants and three species of smaller plants. Each group was divided into classes of stem diameter (DBH. Plant height (H doubled (3.8 to 8.5 m from the smallest-diameter class to the largest diameter ( 5 cm diameter, 20% of branches from 1 to 5 cm, 5% of twigs < 1 cm and 5% of leaves. DBH was the single variable that best predicted biomass of parts, in both species groups, according to a power equation (B = a DBH b. H and CPA were also significantly related to biomass for some parts and group, but with R² lower than DBH. Combining DBH and H improved estimation but not enough to justify the extra field effort in determining H. Therefore, plant part biomass can be estimated from measurements of stem diameter, in a non-destructive process.

  15. Riqueza, uso y origen de plantas medicinales expendidas en los mercados de la ciudad del Cusco

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    Isau Huamantupa

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron las plantas medicinales expendidas en cinco mercados principales de la ciudad del Cusco: San Pedro, San Jerónimo, TTio, Wanchaq y Rosaspata y cuatro zonales de San Sebastián, Molino II, Huancaro y Santa Rosa. Se realizaron encuestas y colectas para identificar las especies de plantas medicinales, modo de utilización, afecciones tratadas, lugar de procedencia y origen. Registramos 152 especies, con 45 familias, las más ricas en especies fueron: Asteraceae con 36 y Lamiaceae (12; las especies con la mayor frecuencia de venta y compra fueron: Muehlenbeckia volcanica (Benth. Endl. “mullaca”, Perezia virens (D. Don Hook. & Arn. “valeriana”, Matricaria recutita L. “manzanilla” e Hypochaeris taraxacoides (Walp. B. & H. “pilli pilli”; el hábito herbáceo represento el 75% del total; de las partes utilizadas 81% corresponden a toda la planta; las infusiones o “mates calientes” abarcaron el 69% del modo de preparación y las afecciones tratadas con mayor frecuencia fueron las inflamaciones renales y hepáticas, dolencias gastrointestinales y afecciones broncopulmonares. Las especies nativas representaron el 83% del total, de estas 78%, son procedentes de la región andina principalmente de localidades aledañas al departamento Cusco. Consideramos que esta alta riqueza de plantas medicinales expendidas en los mercados de la ciudad del Cusco es similar a otros registros en mercados andinos importantes de Sudamérica como en Bolivia y Ecuador, las que a su vez están arraigadas a conocimientos ancestrales, principalmente de la cultura Quechua.

  16. Plantas útiles en la medicina tradicional de Malpasito-Huimanguillo, Tabasco, México

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    Edelia Claudina Villarreal-Ibarra

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En México las plantas medicinales son el recurso terapéutico por excelencia en la medicina tradicional, es rescatable en gran medida por constituir un importante elemento al combinar el conocimiento popular con el científi co para el tratamiento de diversas enfermedades en la atención primaria de la salud. El presente estudio documenta el conocimiento tradicional de las plantas medicinales en la comunidad de Malpasito, dentro de la Reserva Ecológica de Agua Selva en Huimanguillo, Tabasco, México. Se incluye un inventario de plantas medicinales de la región, información sobre el uso terapéutico, la forma de preparación y parte vegetal utilizada. La información se recabó mediante entrevistas estructuradas TRAMIL. Se registraron 128 especies de plantas medicinales empleadas en la comunidad distribuidas en 63 familias botánicas cuyas especies dominantes pertenence a: Asteraceae (10, Leguminosae y Lamiaceae (siete, Verbeneaceae (cinco, Rutaceae y Solanaceae (cuatro. Se reportan 13 especies medicinales con nivel de uso signifi cativo superior al 20%. Los usos medicinales se agruparon y clasifi caron en 17 categorías, en orden de prioridad: desórdenes del sistema digestivo, genitourinario y endócrino, seguidos de las infecciones y desórdenes del sistema respiratorio. Los resultados sugieren la necesidad de futuros estudios de valoración científica para las especies locales empleadas para el tratamiento de alguna enfermedad.

  17. Actividad inhibitoria de plantas in vitro de Drosera capillaris sobre Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    Jimmy Alvarado

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue demostrar la actividad inhibitoria de plantas in vitro de Drosera capillaris (Droseraceae sobre Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Las plantas de D. capillaris fueron propagadas en cultivos in vitro a partir de plántulas y hojas adultas. Se utilizó metanol como solvente de extracción y el sistema de cromatografía a gas en la determinación de los metabolitos secundarios. El medio de cultivo Lowenstein-Jensen, suplementado con las concentraciones 1,25; 2,5 y 5 mg/mL de la fracción clorofórmica del extracto crudo metanólico, fue utilizado en la evaluación del crecimiento de cinco cepas de M. tuberculosis. Los resultados indicaron que plantas de 3 – 5 cm de altura fueron obtenidas después de 10 – 12 meses de cultivo in vitro. La naftoquinona plumbagina fue determinada por comparación con el tiempo de retención del patrón correspondiente, así como de otros compuestos hidrocarbonados similares de cadena larga. El crecimiento de M. tuberculosis fue inhibido en un rango de 40 – 93,1% en los tratamientos 2,5 y 5 mg/mL. La concentración inhibitora mínima (CIM y CIM90 fue 1,25 mg/mL y 2,5 – 5 mg/mL, respectivamente. Se demostró la acción antibacteriana del extracto metanólico de plantas in vitro de D. capillaris, probablemente por acción de la plumbagina y de los otros metabolitos se- cundarios detectados.

  18. AVALIAÇÃO DE PLANTAS MEDICINAIS NO COMBATE A MASTITE BOVINA

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    Samoel Alexandre Fonseca Dantas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Mastite é a inflamação da glândula mamária da vaca, sendo infecto-contagiosa que mais se propaga nos rebanhos e geralmente causando grandes prejuízos a indústria de laticínios, pode ser provocada por cerca de 130 agentes envolvidos, dentre eles, bactérias, vírus, algas e fungos. As bactérias são os agentes de maior importância como causa da doença. Por esta razão o IFRN aprovou o projeto para avaliação de qual o melhor tratamento com plantas medicinais nativas a ser utilizada na cura da mastite. O enfoque do resultado do projeto estaria direcionado para o diagnóstico e cura da doença na criação de rebanhos leiteiros de pequenos produtores do Vale do Assu. Para a realização desse diagnóstico e investigação sobre planta medicinal a ser utilizado nas vacas acometidas pela mastite, serão realizados exames de antibiograma para investigar a susceptibilidade da bactéria a determinadas plantas. Nos resultados preliminares, realizados em laboratório, foi identificado que a casca do caule do cajueiro roxo (Anacardium occidentale L tem ação antibiótica e a flor da catingueira (Caesalpinia pyramidalis inibe a proliferação das bactérias existentes no leite de vacas infectadas com mastite sub-clínica. Desta maneira, sugere-se a possibilidade do uso deste vegetal no combate e cura a esta doença. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Mastite, Antibiograma, Plantas medicinais.

  19. Sistemas de preparo do solo, plantas de cobertura e produtividade da cultura da mandioca.

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    Otsubo,Auro Akio; Mercante, Fábio Martins; Silva,Rogério Ferreira da; Borges,Clovis Daniel

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos do uso de plantas de cobertura e de sistemas de preparo do solo, no desenvolvimento e na produtividade da cultura da mandioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz). O trabalho foi conduzido em Argissolo Vermelho, sob sistema convencional de preparo do solo, e em cultivo mínimo sobre palhada de mucuna-cinza (Stizolobium cinereum Piper & Tracy), sorgo granífero [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] e milheto [Pennisetum americanum (L.) K. Schum.]. Aos dezoito m...

  20. Ação anti-úlcera e cicatrizante de algumas plantas brasileiras

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    Elfriede Marianne Bacchi

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos uma revisão de algumas plantas brasileiras, existentes na região de São Paulo, conhecida por sua ação anti-úlcera e cicatrizante. As espécies citadas neste trabalho são: sucupira, jucá,erva de bugre, taiuiá, cipó-chumbo,coipó-caboclo, carobinha, saião, cordão de frade, aroeira e estoraque do campo.

  1. Nitrato modula os teores de cloreto e compostos nitrogenados em plantas de milho submetidas à salinidade

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    Alexcyane Rodrigues Feijão

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o efeito do nitrato (NO3- no crescimento e no acúmulo de solutos inorgânicos e orgânicos em plantas de milho submetidas à salinidade. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com cinco repetições, sob esquema fatorial 2×4, constando de oito tratamentos: dois níveis de salinidade (NaCl a 0 e 75 mM e quatro concentrações de NO3- (0,5; 2,5; 5,0 e 7,5 mM em sistema hidropônico. A massa seca da parte aérea e das raízes foi reduzida pela salinidade, porém isso foi menos evidente quando as plantas foram submetidas a concentrações de NO3- abaixo de 2,5 mM. O melhor crescimento das plantas foi observado na concentração aproximada de NO3- a 5,0 mM. Os teores de Na+ e Cl- aumentaram com a salinidade em todos os órgãos estudados, havendo maior acúmulo desses íons nas raízes. De modo geral, os teores de K+ foram pouco afetados por esse estresse. Com o aumento da concentração de NO3- no meio, houve melhora na absorção desse íon, levando à redução da absorção de Cl- e ao acúmulo de prolina e N-aminossolúveis. O estresse nutricional é mais limitante ao crescimento das plantas de milho que o estresse salino, cujos efeitos prejudiciais são minimizados por uma nutrição de NO3- adequada.

  2. Plantas textiles de los Guaraníes de Misiones, Argentina

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    Héctor A. Keller

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta información sobre las especies de plantas textiles mencionadas o usadas encomunidades guaraníes de la provincia de Misiones, Argentina. Se brindan algunos detallessobre técnicas de recolección y aprovechamiento de dichas especies. Se especifican lasespecies que se siguen usando con frecuencia, las que se usan raramente y las que han caídoen desuso. Se ilustra el trabajo mediante fotografías.

  3. Levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais nos quintais do Bairro Novo Horizonte, Ituiutaba, MG

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    H.S.N Liporacci

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Apesar da maioria dos estudos etnobotânicos serem focados em populações tradicionais, as populações de áreas urbanas também vêm sendo investigadas. O presente trabalho realizou um levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais nos quintais de um bairro urbano, próximo à zona rural, no município de Ituiutaba, MG, visando resgatar e identificar o conhecimento local a respeito das plantas medicinais. Para isso, 40 residências foram visitadas e os dados coletados por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas realizadas com os moradores. Foram encontradas 72 espécies de plantas medicinais, distribuídas em 33 famílias botânicas, destacando-se Asteraceae e Lamiaceae pelo número de espécies. As cinco espécies mais citadas pelos moradores foram: Mentha sp., Cymbopogon citratus, Sedum dendroideum, Plectranthus barbatus, e Rosmarinus officinalis. O hábito herbáceo foi predominante, e a parte da planta mais usada foi a folha, enquanto a decocção foi o modo de preparo mais frequente. Por mais que existam particularidades entre os diversos costumes e culturas das comunidades locais no Brasil, foi observada similaridade entre os resultados encontrados neste trabalho com outros levantamentos realizados, reforçando a importância da preservação e divulgação do conhecimento popular.

  4. SISTEMA DE CONTROL DE UNA PLANTA EMBEBIDA EN FPGA EMPLEANDO HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP

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    OSCAR IVÁN CALDAS FLAUTERO; SEBASTIÁN JIMÉNEZ GÓMEZ; EDILBERTO MEJÍA RUDA; OSCAR FERNANDO AVILÉS SÁNCHEZ; DARÍO AMAYA HURTADO

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    .... Por otro lado, se diseñó un controlador tipo PID en el software LabView®, que reguló la dinámica de la planta embebida usando comunicación serial. Se hizo una comparación entre el experimento y una simulación en Matlab® Simulink para validar el desempeño del sistema con los parámetros de diseño.

  5. Pesquisa e identificação de compostos bioativos em plantas florestais

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    Luís, Ângelo Filipe Santos

    2014-01-01

    A avaliação científica e experimental das propriedades das plantas, que os ancestrais utilizavam na medicina tradicional, conhece um grande desenvolvimento, nomeadamente na procura de novos compostos com propriedades antioxidantes e anti-microbianas. Os compostos com propriedades antioxidantes podem ser utilizados na medicina no tratamento de patologias, relacionadas com o stresse oxidativo, em alternativa à terapêutica habitual, ou pela indústria alimentar, na confeção de alimentos funcionai...

  6. Pudrición basal causada por Phytophthora capcisi en plantas de chile tratadas con vermicompost

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    Lidieth Uribe-Lorío

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar a nivel de invernadero el efecto de vermicompost sobre la incidencia y severidad de Phytophthora capcisi en plantas de chile (Capsicum annuum. Esta investigación se realizó entre febrero y marzo del 2012 en el Centro de Investigaciones Agronómicas, Sabanilla, San José, Costa Rica. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con cuatro repeticiones y ocho plantas por unidad experimental en un arreglo factorial con los factores de dosis (0, 25% y 50% v/v vermicompost:suelo e inoculación (0 y 500 zoosporas por gramo de suelo. Se trasplantaron plántulas de 35 días, que fueron inoculadas dos semanas después del trasplante. La aplicación de vermicompost provocó un aumento significativo del peso fresco foliar y del peso seco foliar y radical; a mayor dosis, mayor fue el incremento. Las plantas de todos los tratamientos que incluyeron inoculación con P. capsici presentaron síntomas de la enfermedad en la raíz. Los valores de incidencia y severidad fueron mayores para el tratamiento con 50% de abono. En este tratamiento se presentaron síntomas de marchitez. La ausencia de diferencias en las variables de peso fresco y seco entre los tratamientos inoculados y sin inocular, a los que se adicionó abono al 25%, sugiere que esta dosis podría compensar el daño causado por el patógeno. Se observó una menor concentración de nutrimentos en los tejidos de las plantas inoculadas lo que indica que el daño causado a la raíz pudo haber afectado la adquisición de nutrimentos.

  7. Utilização das principais plantas medicinais em uma comunidade rural

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    Francisco de Assis Pinheiro

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    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo-analítico, realizado na comunidade rural de Pitanga da Estrada-PB, objetivando-se estudar as principais plantas medicinais utilizadas pelas mulheres da comunidade e comparar o uso popular com o recomendado na literatura. Observou-se algumas discordâncias no uso popular quando se compara com o recomendado pela literatura e em especial às propriedades terapêuticas ou indicações para o uso.

  8. Utilização das principais plantas medicinais em uma comunidade rural

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    Francisco de Assis Pinheiro; Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres; Rejane Marie Barbosa Davim; Lauro Xavier Filho

    1996-01-01

    Estudo descritivo-analítico, realizado na comunidade rural de Pitanga da Estrada-PB, objetivando-se estudar as principais plantas medicinais utilizadas pelas mulheres da comunidade e comparar o uso popular com o recomendado na literatura. Observou-se algumas discordâncias no uso popular quando se compara com o recomendado pela literatura e em especial às propriedades terapêuticas ou indicações para o uso.

  9. Manejo de plantas daninhas na cultura do tomateiro Weed management in tomato

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    C.P. Ronchi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum é a segunda hortaliça em importância no Brasil. O controle de plantas daninhas na cultura representa um dos principais componentes do custo de produção, sendo imprescindível para a obtenção de produtividades elevadas e de frutos de qualidade. Neste texto são apresentados de forma detalhada os efeitos adversos da interferência das plantas daninhas sobre a cultura, tanto daquele cultivado a partir de mudas transplantadas como de semeadura direta. Também são discutidos, para diferentes situações de cultivo, aspectos sobre o período crítico de competição das plantas daninhas durante o ciclo da cultura. Por fim, são apresentadas as principais estratégias utilizadas para o controle de plantas daninhas na cultura do tomateiro, por meio de medidas preventivas, culturais, mecânicas e químicas, com base nas informações atualmente disponíveis sobre esse tema.Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum is the second most important vegetable grown in Brazil. Weed control in tomato culture is one of the main components in crop production costs. However, weed management is indispensable to achieve both high yields and fruit quality. A detailed discussion is presented in this work concerning the adverse effects of weed interference in the crop, both grown from transplanted seedlings and field-sown tomato. Aspects related to the critical period of weed competition during the crop cycle for both growing conditions are also discussed. Finally, the major strategies used for weed management in tomato crops are also presented, such as preventive, cultural, mechanic, and chemical control measures, based on the literature currently available.

  10. Trocas gasosas e estresse oxidativo em plantas de algodoeiro supridas com silício e infectadas por Ramularia areola

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    Carmen Rosa da Silva Curvêlo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Considerando o efeito positivo do silício (Si na melhoria do desempenho fisiológico de várias espécies de plantas quando infectadas por patógenos, este trabalho teve como meta investigar o efeito desse elemento na capacidade fotossintética e no metabolismo antioxidativo de plantas dos cultivares de algodoeiro NuOpal e BRS Buriti, supridas ou não com Si, durante o processo infeccioso de Ramularia areola. A infecção por R. areola afetou negativamente a taxa líquida de fixação do CO2 (A, a condutância estomática (g s, a transpiração e a razão entre concentração interna e ambiente de CO2 nas plantas dos cultivares NuOpal e BRS Buriti não supridas com Si em relação às plantas supridas com esse elemento. Na presença do Si, houve aumento em A e g s além das concentrações de clorofila a, clorofila b e carotenóides nas plantas dos dois cultivares. A concentração foliar de Si aumentou, o que contribuiu para decrescer em 38% a área abaixo da curva do progresso da mancha de ramulária nas plantas supridas com Si, em relação às plantas não supridas com esse elemento. O fornecimento de Si às plantas de algodoeiro dos dois cultivares aumentou a atividade da dismutase do superóxido (SOD, da peroxidase do ascorbato (APX e da lipoxigenase (LOX, mas houve redução na atividade da catalase (CAT e na concentração de peróxido de hidrogênio (H2O2 e de aldeído malônico (MDA, houve ainda uma maior perda de eletrólitos. A atividade da glutationa redutase (GR foi maior nas plantas do cultivar BRS Buriti supridas com Si, enquanto que nas plantas do cultivar NuOpal houve aumento da atividade da glutationa redutase apenas aos 21 dias após inoculação (dai. Conclui-se que a capacidade fotossintética e o sistema antioxidativo das plantas supridas com Si sofreram menor impacto durante o processo infeccioso de R. areola.

  11. Enteógenos e Inteligência Existencial: Plantas Mestres como Instrumentos Cognitivos

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    Kenneth Tupper

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available DOI: 10.12957/periferia.2011.3946 A partir de recentes mudanças nas legislações em relação às drogasem diferentes países, investiguei o potencial dos enteógenos (i.e.,plantas psicoativas usadas como sacramentos espirituais comoinstrumentos para favorecer a inteligência existencial. PlantasMestres das Américas como a ayahuasca, os cogumelos depsilocibina, o peiote e o soma indo-ariano da Eurásia, são alguns dosexemplos de enteógenos que foram e continuam a ser utilizados, nopassado e no presente. Todas estas plantas foram reverenciadas porpessoas e culturas diferentes como instrumentos cognitivos quepromovem um mais rico entendimento cosmológico do mundo. Utilizoa teoria das múltiplas inteligências revisada por Gardner (1999 e suaformulação de uma inteligência “existencial” como uma lente teóricaatravés da qual se deve considerar as possibilidades cognitivas dosenteógenos e explorar potenciais caminhos na Educação.

  12. El sistema ubicuitina/proteasoma en la interacción planta-patógeno

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    Mario Rocha-Sosa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La ubicuitina (Ub es una proteína pequeña la cual es utilizada por los organismos eucariontes para marcar proteínas, en la mayoría de los casos para que éstas sean posteriormente degradadas. La ubicuitinación ocurre en tres pasos sucesivos los cuales requieren de la acción de una enzima activadora, una enzima conjugadora y una ligasa de Ub. Una vez ubicuitinada la proteína seguirá un destino diferente de acuerdo a la topología de la ubicuitinación. Muchas de las proteínas marcadas por ubicuitinación serán degradadas por un complejo proteínico de 2.5 Mda conocido como el proteasoma 26S. Las plantas emplean ampliamente este mecanismo de degradación regulada de proteínas para modular procesos de crecimiento y desarrollo o bien, para responder ante situaciones adversas como puede ser una baja disponibilidad de agua o el ataque por patógenos. Durante la evolución las plantas han desarrollado diversas estrategias para defenderse ante la agresión por patógenos, sin embargo, estos organismos han logrado implementar herramientas que les permiten contrarrestar los mecanismos de defensa de las plantas, entre otras formas, los patógenos han logrado manipular el sistema Ub/proteasoma para poder infectarlas eficientemente.

  13. Bioensayo de toxicidad aguda con plantas nativas para evaluar un derrame de petróleo

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    Vivien Pentreath

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Los bioensayos con plantas constituyen una excelente herramienta en la evaluación del riesgo ambiental y, en particular, la utilización de semillas de plantas vasculares es recomendada debido a su mayor sensibilidad. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el comportamiento de plantas nativas para ser utilizadas como indicador biológico de contaminación ambiental con petróleo en relación con un bioindicador estandarizado. Se analizó el Índice de Germinación (IG de Lactuca sativa L., Atriplex lampa (Moq. D.Dietri. y Prosopis denudans Benth. en treinta muestras de suelo extraídas de un yacimiento petrolero a fin de detectar efectos fitotóxicos. El IG es un método económico, rápido y reproducible para determinar toxicidad de suelo, ayudando a caracterizar áreas con suelos contaminados. La germinación de Atriplex lampa (Moq. D.Dietri. y Prosopis denudans resultó más resistente en los suelos contaminados de un yacimiento petrolero que el bioindicador de referencia utilizado (Lactuca sativa L..

  14. Eugenia dysenterica Mart. Ex DC. (cagaita: planta brasileira com potencial terapêutico

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    Sandra Márcia MAZUTI SILVA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil possui uma das maiores diversidades florísticas do mundo, com vários biomas de características diversas. Esses biomas são uma rica fonte de espécies vegetais utilizadas pelos habitantes locais como alimento e/ou para fins medicinais. Em 2006 foi publicada a Politica Nacional de Plantas Medicinais e Fitoterápicos (PNPMF que estabeleceu diretrizes de atuação do Governo Federal na área, com o objetivo de fomentar o desenvolvimento industrial e tecnológico e estimular o uso sustentável da biodiversidade nacional. O Programa Nacional de Plantas Medicinais e Fitoterápicos, por sua vez, estabeleceu as ações dos diversos parceiros, para garantir o acesso, o desenvolvimento tecnológio e o uso de plantas medicinais e fitoterápicos de forma segura, eficaz e com qualidade. Eugenia dysenterica Mart ex DC é uma espécie brasileira encontrada no bioma Cerrado e utilizada como alimento e para fins medicinais. Assim, no sentido de contribuir para a PNPMF, foi elaborada uma monografia mostrando os avanços nos estudos sobre essa espécie, potencialmente útil para no desenvolvimento de fitoterápico genuinamente nacional.

  15. CRESCIMENTO INICIAL DE YACON EM CONVIVÊNCIA COM PLANTAS DANINHAS

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    Karen Andreon Viçosi

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available A cultura da yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius tem origem andina e atualmente está sendo cultivada e consumida por apresentar inúmeras propriedades nutricêuticas, porém o manejo da cultura, inclusive o efeito da competição com plantas daninhas ainda é desconhecido. Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho avaliar os efeitos da competição das plantas daninhas na fase inicial da cultura da yacon. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos: T1- yacon solteira; T2- yacon e tiririca; T3- yacon e grama seda; T4– yacon e trapoeraba, cada um com quatro repetições. Foram realizadas avaliações aos 20 e 30 dias após o transplantio, relativas à altura, diâmetro, número de folhas e massa seca. O convívio com a grama seda causou a morte de todas as mudas de yacon 30 dias após o transplantio. A presença de plantas daninhas limitou o crescimento, reduziu a área foliar e massa seca das mudas de yacon, indicando a maior necessidade de controle dessas daninhas na fase inicial da cultura, sendo a grama seda e trapoeraba as mais prejudicais.

  16. PLANTAS HEPATOTÓXICAS PARA BOVINOS NO MUNICÍPIO DE ITAPIRANGA – SC

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    Caroline Hauser

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Because of suspected poisoning by phytotoxins in cattle of Itapiranga-SC region, it was observed the need of performing a detailed study on the prevalence of hepatotoxic plants in that town. These plants, or parts of them, are usually present in pastures, preserved forages and grains with which the animals are fed, that makes more likely the accidental intake. When we performed a study in the region, it was noticed the presence of some plants classified as hepatotoxic which were described in the present paper in order to reduce the recurrence of severe organic lesions and thus breeding lost.Em decorrência das suspeitas de intoxicações dos bovinos da região de Itapiranga - SC por fitotoxinas, observou-se a necessidade de realizar um estudo detalhado sobre a predominância de plantas hepatotóxicas neste município. Tais plantas, ou parte delas, estão geralmente presentes nas pastagens, forrageiras conservadas, grãos com os quais os animais são nutridos, o que torna seu consumo acidental ainda mais provável. Realizando um estudo da região constatou se a presença de algumas plantas classificadas como tóxicas, as quais foram descritas no presente trabalho com o intuito de minimizar a recorrência de lesões orgânicas graves e assim, prejuízo nas criações.

  17. Organismos del suelo: la dimensión invisible de las invasiones por plantas no nativas

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    S. Rodríguez-Echeverría

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La estructura y din á mica de las comunidades vegetales est á n fuertemente determinadas por las relaciones que establecen las distintas especies vegetales con los suelos que ocupan. Este papel modelador del suelo se debe no solo a la restricci ó n impuesta por las caracter í sticas qu í micas y f í sicas ed á ficas sino tambi é n a la biota residente que tiene un efecto directo en el desempe ñ o de las plantas. La biota ed á fica se encarga de procesos fundamentales para el ecosistema como son la descomposici ó n y el reciclado de los nutrientes. Adem á s, en la rizosfera existen organismos que forman asociaciones mutualistas o paras í ticas con las ra í ces de distintas especies vegetales y tienen, por tanto, un fuerte impacto en la supervivencia y crecimiento de estas especies. Aunque no son muy numerosos, los estudios realizados hasta la fecha demuestran que las plantas invasoras provocan grandes alteraciones en las propiedades f í sicas, qu í micas y biol ó gicas de los suelos invadidos, las cuales pueden tener un impacto importante en el funcionamiento del ecosistema. Adem á s, las interacciones establecidas entre las plantas no nativas y el suelo invadido pueden dar lugar a procesos de retroalimentaci ó n positivos que refuerzan la invasi ó n y limitan la resistencia y resiliencia a la invasi ó n del ecosistema afecta

  18. Actividad antibacteriana y caracterización química de extractos de plantas medicinales tradicionales del Ecuador

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    Ambrosia arborescens Mill, Chuquiraga jussieui J.F. Gmel, Myrcianthes hallii (Berg) McVaugh, Solanum americanum mill y tropoeolum tuberosum Ruiz & Pav, plantas que crecen en Ecuador, son utilizadas en la medicina tradicional por sus propiedades antisépticas, cicatrizantes, astringentes, balsámicas, diuréticas, antidiarreicas, entre otras. Los extractos hidro-metanólicos acidificados de dichas plantas fueron probados contra diferentes especies de microorganismos Gram positivos y Gram negativos...

  19. A importância das plantações de eucalipto na conservação da biodiversidade

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    Vagner de Araujo Gabriel

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Nas últimas décadas a expansão de plantações de Eucalyptus sp. foi notável no Brasil, destacando-se no cenário mundial. Diversos estudos revelam que tais plantações, especialmente aquelas respaldadas por instrumentos de certificação, podem trazer benefícios de cunho social e ambiental. Este trabalho apresenta dados coletados no período de 2002 a 2011 sobre a riqueza de plantas, aves e mamíferos em fazendas de plantação de eucalipto no Brasil. Discute-se sobre a importância dessas fazendas na conservação da biodiversidade, em que já foram registradas diversas espécies de plantas arbustivo-arbóreas, aves e mamíferos de médio e grande porte, respectivamente. Foi registrada a ocorrência de regeneração de plantas ameaçadas de extinção nos talhões de eucalipto: Araucaria angustifolia, Couratari asterotricha, Buchenavia hoehneana, Dalbergia nigra, Ocotea catharinensis e Ocotea porosa. Quanto às espécies da fauna ameaçadas de extinção, a águia-cinzenta (Urubitinga coronata, o chauá (Amazona rhodochorytha, o lobo-guará (Chrysocyon brachyurus, o tamanduá (Myrmecophaga tridactyla e a anta (Tapirus terrestris já foram observados. Plantações florestais e fragmentos compostos por vegetação secundária figurarão entre os principais elementos das paisagens tropicais futuras. Desta forma, não se pode negligenciar a contribuição das plantações de eucalipto na conservação da biodiversidade.

  20. Avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana de plantas utilizadas na medicina popular da Amazônia

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    RIBEIRO, Christian Miranda

    2008-01-01

    O estudo de plantas medicinais possibilita a descoberta de novos compostos bioativos na procura de drogas promissoras. O aumento de infecções e o aparecimento da resistência microbiana reforçam essa pesquisa. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana de extratos de seis espécies de plantas medicinais que ocorrem na Amazônia: Psidium guajava (goiabeira), Bryophyllum calycinum Salisb (pirarucu), Eleutherine plicata Herb (marupazinho), Uncaria guianensis (unha-de-gato), Arrab...

  1. PLANTAS MEDICINALES UTILIZADAS POR TRES COMUNIDADES INDÍGENAS EN EL NOROCCIDENTE DE LA AMAZONIA (COLOMBIA

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    William Trujillo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Usando entrevistas semiestructuradas y el índice de importancia relativa (IR, este trabajo documenta las plantas medicinales versátiles o de mayor importancia cultural en tres resguardos indígenas (emberá-katío, coreguaje y uitoto ubicadas en el piedemonte y planicie amazónica del departamento del Caquetá, Colombia. También se registran los usos medicinales y la parte de la planta más usada. En total se registraron 122 especies medicinales (94 géneros en 56 familias; Piperaceae fue la familia con el mayor número de especies (13, seguida por Gesneriaceae y Fabaceae con seis especies cada una. Solamente ocho especies fueron usadas entre dos comunidades, pero ninguna por las tres. La parte de la planta usada con mayor frecuencia en las tres comunidades fue la hoja, empleada en un total de 87 preparaciones medicinales utilizando 70 especies. Los cuatro sistemas corporales con mayor número de especies empleadas y número de tratamientos terapéuticos fueron los siguientes: enfermedades de la piel y tejidos subcutáneos, aflicciones y dolores no definidos, enfermedades infecciosas y parasitarias y enfermedades del sistema digestivo. Aproximadamente la mitad de las especies registradas son usadas para tratar fiebres, diarreas, problemas de hongos, mordeduras de serpientes, parásitos internos e inflamaciones. El 11% de las especies registradas (14 especies en 12 géneros y 12 familias fueron versátiles en relación a su uso (IR ≥ 1.0; el árbol nativo Rauvolfia leptophylla (Apocynaceae y la planta herbácea  introducida a América, Kalanchoe pinnata (Crassulaceae, tuvieron los valores de IR más altos (2.0 y 1.6. También se registran algunos síndromes de filiación cultural y se discute la importancia de estas plantas medicinales en el tratamiento de enfermedades comunes de estas comunidades con acceso limitado a centros de salud del gobierno.

  2. ESTERCO BOVINO E POTÁSSIO NA COMPOSIÇÃO MINERAL DE PLANTAS DE NONI

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    João José Mendes Silva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O noni tem sido utilizado desde a Antiguidade para o tratamento de uma série de doenças tais como, alergia, artrite, asma, câncer, depressão, diabetes, má-digestão, hipertensão e insônia e utilizado como suplemento alimentar. Apesar dessas propriedades e da sua adaptabilidade intercontinental, as informações a respeito das exigências nutricionais e do manejo agronômico da cultura ainda são pouco frequentes na literatura internacional e nacional. Nesse sentido, o trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos do esterco bovino e da adubação potássica no estado nutricional de plantas de noni. O experimento foi desenvolvido no período de julho de 2009 a julho de 2010, na Chácara Pau Brasil, São Luís – MA. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados com três repetições e duas plantas por parcela. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em arranjo fatorial 2 x 4, referente à ausência e presença de adubação potássica (130 kg ha-1 de K2O no solo com quatro doses de esterco bovino (0, 1,7, 6,6 e 11,6 kg planta-1 fornecidas em cobertura na área de projeção da copa das plantas. Pelos resultados, exceto sobre cálcio e magnésio, a interação matéria orgânica e potássio contribuiu para aumentos dos teores foliares dos demais macro e micronutrientes nas plantas de noni. O estabelecimento de faixas de interpretação com teores de nutrientes adequados para noni se faz necessário para auxiliar as discussões de futuros estudos de adubação e nutrição da cultura.

  3. PUDRICIÓN BASAL CAUSADA POR Phytophthora capsici EN PLANTAS DE CHILE TRATADAS CON VERMICOMPOST

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    Lidieth Uribe-Lor\\u00EDo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pudrición basal causada por Phytophthora capcisi en plantas de chile tratadas con vermicompost. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar a nivel de invernadero el efecto de vermicompost sobre la incidencia y severidad de Phytophthora capcisi en plantas de chile (Capsicum annuum. Esta investigación se realizó entre febrero y marzo del 2012 en el Centro de Investigaciones Agronómicas, Sabanilla, San José, Costa Rica. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con cuatro repeticiones y ocho plantas por unidad experimental en un arreglo factorial con los factores de dosis (0, 25% y 50% v/v vermicompost:suelo e inoculación (0 y 500 zoosporas por gramo de suelo. Se trasplantaron plántulas de 35 días, que fueron inoculadas dos semanas después del trasplante. La aplicación de vermicompost provocó un aumento significativo del peso fresco foliar y del peso seco foliar y radical; a mayor dosis, mayor fue el incremento. Las plantas de todos los tratamientos que incluyeron inoculación con P. capsici presentaron síntomas de la enfermedad en la raíz. Los valores de incidencia y severidad fueron mayores para el tratamiento con 50% de abono. En este tratamiento se presentaron síntomas de marchitez. La ausencia de diferencias en las variables de peso fresco y seco entre los tratamientos inoculados y sin inocular, a los que se adicionó abono al 25%, sugiere que esta dosis podría compensar el daño causado por el patógeno. Se observó una menor concentración de nutrimentos en los tejidos de las plantas inoculadas lo que indica que el daño causado a la raíz pudo haber afectado la adquisición de nutrimentos.

  4. Manejo de plantas daninhas na cultura da mandioca Weed management in cassava

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    D.V. Silva

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A mandioca (Manihot esculenta é cultivada em vários países, sendo de grande importância como fonte de energia para alimentação humana e animal e na geração de empregos e renda. No Brasil, apesar de essa cultura apresentar alto potencial produtivo - em alguns estudos alcançando valores superiores a 100 t ha-1 de raízes - , a produtividade nacional é baixa, atribuída em grande parte ao manejo inadequado das plantas daninhas. A interferência dessas plantas resulta em competição pelos recursos essenciais, como nutrientes, água e luz. Além disso, o controle realizado de maneira incorreta das plantas daninhas nos mandiocais dificulta outros tratos culturais e aumenta os custos de produção. Nesta revisão são abordados os aspectos relativos ao manejo das plantas daninhas na cultura, descrevendo, de forma detalhada, os principais componentes de interferência. Discute-se, em várias situações, o período crítico de competição. Por fim, são apresentados os principais métodos de controle visando à utilização do manejo integrado como forma sustentável do controle de plantas daninhas nessa cultura.Cassava (Manihot esculenta is grown in many countries, being of great importance as an energy source for food, generating jobs and income. Although this crop has been proved to have high yield potential in some studies, reaching values above 100 t ha-1 roots, its national productivity in Brazil is low, being largely attributed to inadequate weed management. The interference of weeds results in competition for essential resources, such as nutrients, water, and light. In addition, incorrectly performed control of weeds in cassava can complicate management and increase production costs. In this review, aspects related to weed management in the culture are described, detailing the main components of interference. The critical period of competition, in many situations, is also discussed. Finally, the main methods of control aimed at the

  5. Plataformas de expresión en plantas de péptidos humanos terapéuticos: expresión transitoria y estable

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    Arnaldo Noguera

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Las plantas representan un sistema de expresión alternativo para la producción de proteínas heterólogas complejas tales como vacunas, antígenos, anticuerpos, eritroproyetina e insulina humana. Este sistema posee diversas ventajas sobre los sistemas de expresión tradicional basados en el cultivo de células de bacterias, levaduras, insectos y mamíferos, como su bajo costo de producción, menor tiempo para alcanzar la producción a gran escala, expresión, modificación y ensamblaje apropiado de la proteína recombinante y ausencia de riesgo de contaminación con patógenos humanos. En la última década la ingeniería genética de plantas ha utilizado ampliamente los sistemas de expresión estable basados en la bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens y la expresión transitoria basada en los vectores virales de plantas para la obtención de compuestos beneficiosos para la salud y el bienestar del hombre. La introducción de estos elementos virales en los sistemas de producción de proteínas recombinantes ha simplificado la manipulación y el proceso de infección de las plantas con el gen quimérico. Aunado a esto, el entendimiento de la inmunogenicidad que poseen los glicanos de origen vegetal sobre la actividad de los péptidos heterólogos, ha permitido dilucidar cuales son las vías moleculares más convenientes para expresar, ensamblar, compartamentalizar e incrementar la acumulación de las proteínas de interés. Con la presente revisión se busca proporcionar al lector una información detallada acerca de las estrategias de expresión heterólogas que utilizan sistemas vegetales, los principales agentes terapéuticos desarrollados basados en estos sistemas y la importancia biológica de las modificaciones post–traduccionales de los péptidos recombinantes. In plant expression platforms of therapeutic human peptides: transient and stable expression Abstract Plants represent an alternative expression system for the production of

  6. O discurso sobre os riscos relacionados às plantas medicinais na medicina popular

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    Julino Assunção Rodrigues Soares Neto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Na medicina popular as plantas medicinais são utilizadas dentro de um contexto cultural e histórico, portanto, possuem suas representações simbólicas e um sistema teórico de explicação do processo de saúde/doença e na caracterização das enfermidades e dos doentes (araujo, 2002. Objetivos:Investigar o relato de queixas (reações adversas ou satisfação no consumo de plantas medicinais (PMs, relatadas por consumidores em um ponto de comércio de PMs no município de diadema, sp. método: por meio de métodos e técnicas da etnografia (observação participante e entrevistas semi-estruturadas, aplicou-se uma ficha de dados para o registro das queixas ou satisfação no consumo de PMs em um tradicional ponto de comércio popular “casa de ervas” de diadema (Soares Neto, 2009. Os consumidores foram abordados aleatoriamente durante a compra das PMs. Resultados: Foram realizadas 100 entrevistas, das quais apenas cinco relataram queixas relacionadas ao consumo de PMs. A grande maioria dos relatos foi de satisfação com o uso de “plantas medicinais”. Alguns dos entrevistados diziam que tinham feito pouco uso das PM, mas com as informações dos benefícios vistos na televisão ou indicação de amigos e familiares sentiram-se motivados em consumi-las. Algumas das justificativas favoráveis mais marcantes foram: i “sempre usei plantas medicinais, e tem que acostumar as crianças desde pequenas. sempre tive resultados satisfatórios, e só vou ao médico quando não tem outro jeito. o remédio de farmácia ajuda por um lado, mas faz mal pelo outro”. ii “faço pouco uso de plantas medicinais, e sempre fez o efeito esperado; os médicos mandam usar”. iii “sempre uso plantas medicinais e também medicamentos, mas acho melhor usar planta medicinal; a gente confia que faz o efeito esperado”.iv “um amigo indicou. nunca faz mal; meu avô fazia”.Conclusão: mesmo sendo uma área urbana, os resultados mostram a

  7. Effective and specific in planta RNAi in cyst nematodes: expression interference of four parasitism genes reduces parasitic success.

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    Sindhu, Anoop S; Maier, Tom R; Mitchum, Melissa G; Hussey, Richard S; Davis, Eric L; Baum, Thomas J

    2009-01-01

    Cyst nematodes are highly evolved sedentary plant endoparasites that use parasitism proteins injected through the stylet into host tissues to successfully parasitize plants. These secretory proteins likely are essential for parasitism as they are involved in a variety of parasitic events leading to the establishment of specialized feeding cells required by the nematode to obtain nourishment. With the advent of RNA interference (RNAi) technology and the demonstration of host-induced gene silencing in parasites, a new strategy to control pests and pathogens has become available, particularly in root-knot nematodes. Plant host-induced silencing of cyst nematode genes so far has had only limited success but similarly should disrupt the parasitic cycle and render the host plant resistant. Additional in planta RNAi data for cyst nematodes are being provided by targeting four parasitism genes through host-induced RNAi gene silencing in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a host for the sugar beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii. Here it is reported that mRNA abundances of targeted nematode genes were specifically reduced in nematodes feeding on plants expressing corresponding RNAi constructs. Furthermore, this host-induced RNAi of all four nematode parasitism genes led to a reduction in the number of mature nematode females. Although no complete resistance was observed, the reduction of developing females ranged from 23% to 64% in different RNAi lines. These observations demonstrate the relevance of the targeted parasitism genes during the nematode life cycle and, potentially more importantly, suggest that a viable level of resistance in crop plants may be accomplished in the future using this technology against cyst nematodes.

  8. Aumento da população de plantas e uso de herbicidas no controle de plantas daninhas em milho Increase of plant population and use of herbicides to control weeds in corn

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    Aldo Merotto Junior

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a capacidade de controle de plantas daninhas efetuada pelo aumento da população de plantas de milho em associação com diferentes métodos de controle de plantas daninhas. O experimento foi conduzido em Lages (SC sob o delineamento de blocos ao acaso em parcelas subdivididas. Nas parcelas principais foram alocados os métodos de controle de plantas daninhas: 1 sem controle; 2 atrazine + metolachlor (1,4 + 2,1 kg/h a em pré emergência; 3 nicosulfuron (60 g/ ha em pós - emergência; 4 atrazine + metolachlor em pré emergência e nicosulfuron em pós-emergência; e 5 capina até o florescimento. Nas sub parcelas foram alocadas as populações de plantas: 35.000, 50.000, 68.000 e 80.000 plantas ha-1. O aumento da população de plantas foi mais efetivo na diminuição da matéria seca de plantas daninhas nos tratamentos sem controle e com herbicida em pré emergência. As plantas daninhas promoveram maiores decréscimos no rendimento de grão s de milho na população de 80000 plantas ha-1, onde a competição com plantas daninhas somou-se à competição intraespecífica que também é maior do que nas menores populações . O uso de altas populações de plantas diminui a competição com plantas daninhas , mas deve ser complementado com outros métodos de controle no início do desenvolvimento da cultura.The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effectiveness of increasing corn plant population in association with differe nt methods to control weeds. The trial was conduted in Lages, SC, using a randomized complete block desing in a split plot arragement. Fiv e methods of weed control were located at the main plots: 1 check without control, 2 atrazine + metolachlor (1,4 + 2,1 kg/ha in pre-emergency, 3 nicosulfuron (60 g/ha in post emergency, 4 atrazine + metolachlor in pre-emergency and nicosulfuron in post emergency, and 5 hoeing up to flowerin g. Four plant population were tested at split

  9. Atividade farmacológica da monocrotalina isolada de plantas do gênero Crotalaria Pharmacological activity of monocrotalina isolated from plants of the genus Crotalaria

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    José E. R. Honório Júnior

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Crotalaria retusa é uma planta encontrada no Nordeste brasileiro, pertence ao gênero Crotalaria e à família Leguminosae, e possuem mais de seissentas espécies no mundo e mais de quarenta no Brasil. As variedades tóxicas mais conhecidas são C. spectabilis, C. crispata, C. retusa, C. dura e C. globifera. Plantas do gênero Crotalaria são de interesse porque são usadas na medicina popular. Esses gêneros são ricos em alcaloides pirrolizidínicos (AP, que são as principais toxinas e apresentam efeitos pneumotóxicos, nefrotóxicos, cardiotóxicos, fetotóxicos, carcinogênicos, inflamação, hemorragia e fibrose. A monocrotalina é o principal alcaloide pirrolizidínico encontrado nessas plantas e é ativamente oxidada in vivo pelo citocromo P450 no fígado, formando intermediários altamente reativos tipo pirrólicos que são responsáveis pela ligação cruzada do DNA-DNA e DNA-proteína. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo fazer um levantamento bibliográfico via internet, utilizando bancos de dados, programas de pesquisa científica e pesquisa em livros relacionados, acerca da atividade farmacológica e do mecanismo de ação da monocrotalina extraída de plantas do gênero Crotalaria, ressaltando desde os aspectos botânicos da planta, estrutura química dos alcaloides pirrolizidínicos, exemplos experimentais de toxicidade e provável mecanismo de ação.Crotalia retusa is a plant found in Brazilian Northeast and belongs to the genus Crotalaria and the family Leguminosae, which comprises more than 600 species throughout the world and more than forty in Brazil. The most known toxic species are C. spectabilis, C. crispata, C. retusa, C. dura and C. globifera. Plants of the Crotalaria genus are of great interest because they are used by humans for folk medicine. These plants are rich in pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA, which are the main toxins that cause effects such as pneumotoxic, nefrotoxic, cardiotoxic, fetotoxic, carcinogenic

  10. Reconhecimento e uso de plantas medicinais pelos idosos do Município de Marmeleiro - Paraná

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    S. Balbinot

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    Full Text Available O consumo de plantas medicinais tem base na tradição familiar e tornou-se prática generalizada na medicina popular. Neste sentido, este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar o grau de reconhecimento e uso de espécies medicinais utilizadas por 35 idosos do município de Marmeleiro - Paraná. Os resultados das entrevistas mostraram que todos os idosos conheciam, das vinte plantas medicinais apresentadas, a babosa, a camomila, a erva-cidreira, a macela, a malva, a manjerona, a noz-moscada, a pata-de-vaca e a sálvia. Além disso, 94% dos mesmos faziam o uso de plantas medicinais, sendo que 71,4% destes, utilizavam frequentemente, enquanto 94,2% foram influenciados principalmente pelos familiares (pais e avós. As plantas medicinais consumidas diariamente pelos idosos eram a erva-cidreira (48,6%, a malva (34,3%, o quebra-pedra (34,1%, a sálvia (25,7%, a camomila (22,9%, o guaco (20%, a carqueja e a macela (14,3%, a pata-de-vaca e o alecrim (8,6% e a babosa (2,9%, preparadas na forma de chá (decocção ou infusão. Vale destacar que a forma de obtenção das plantas medicinais era principalmente em plantações próprias (88,6%. Desta forma, informações acerca das plantas medicinais devem retornar para a população, em especial a mais idosa, enfatizando o modo de cultivo e colheita, através de técnicas desconhecidas por eles, bem como a melhor forma de utilização de cada espécie medicinal, estimulando seu uso, com maior eficacia e segurança.

  11. Estudio de una mutación en papaya (Carica papaya L. que produce letalidad de plantas femeninas

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    Eric Mora Newcomer

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio de una mutación en papaya (Carica papayaL. que produce letalidad de plantas femeninas. Durante elperíodo 1995-2003 se descubrió y estudió una nueva mutaciónen una línea genética de papaya. En esta especie, las plantashermafroditas son heterocigotos obligadas debido a la letalidad de la condición homocigota para el alelo del hermafroditismo, el cual es a su vez dominante sobre el alelo femenino.Por este motivo, la segregación de una planta hermafrodita sigue una relación 2:1 (hermafroditas:femeninas. En este trabajo, se reporta la aparición de una línea mutante en la cual elporcentaje de plantas hermafroditas y femeninas es de 95% y5% respectivamente, lo que sugiere la aparición una mutaciónasociado al alelo femenino que también provoca la letalidadde este genotipo en condición homocigótica. La hibridaciónentre una planta femenina con una planta hermafrodita de esta línea produce una descendencia que sigue una relación de2:1 (hermafroditas:femeninas en lugar del esperado 1:1. Esteresultado sugiere que las pocas plantas femeninas de esta líneason el resultado de la reversión de esta letalidad en uno de susalelos, lo que les permite recobrar su viabilidad. Esta líneapresenta también un porcentaje bajo de plantas hermafroditascon diversas anomalías en sus flores. Se sugiere que todas lasanomalías de esta línea son de origen epigenético, posiblemente causadas por transposones.

  12. Interferência das plantas daninhas sobre o desenvolvimento inicial de plantas de soja e arroz através da qualidade da luz Weed interference in the initial development of soybean and rice plants through light quality

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    A. Merotto Jr.

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    Full Text Available Os efeitos da competição pela quantidade da luz são um dos principais prejuízos causados pela convivência das plantas daninhas com as culturas. No entanto, as plantas daninhas também podem alterar a qualidade da luz no ambiente e afetar o desenvolvimento das plantas cultivadas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar os efeitos da qualidade da luz, originados artificialmente por lâmpadas ou naturalmente pela presença das plantas daninhas, sobre o desenvolvimento de plantas de soja e arroz. O primeiro experimento constou da variação da qualidade da luz através de fontes artificiais de luminosidade, da competição com plantas daninhas e da presença de palha sobre o solo. O segundo experimento constou da variação da presença de plantas daninhas no tempo, na entrelinha ou em área total da cultura, e de anteparos fixados paralelamente à linha das plantas cultivadas de forma a eliminar a competição por água e nutrientes. O incremento da radiação vermelha extrema aumentou a altura das plantas de soja aos 25 dias após a emergência (DAE. A presença de plantas daninhas até os 15 e 16 DAE diminuiu o crescimento de arroz e soja, respectivamente. Os efeitos isolados da qualidade de luz, originados pela presença de plantas daninhas na entrelinha e pelo uso de anteparos, diminuíram a massa seca, o estádio de desenvolvimento e perfilhamento das plantas de arroz aos 15 e 29 DAE. As plantas daninhas podem ser consideradas fator de alteração da qualidade da luz e conseqüente interferência no desenvolvimento inicial das culturas.Light quantity is one of the main causes of competition between weed and crops. Also, weeds can change light quality in the community thus decreasing crop development. The aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of light quality, produced artificially by lamps or naturally by weeds, on initial soybean and rice development. The first experiment consisted of variation of light quality from artificial

  13. Adubação foliar e via solo de nitrogênio em plantas de milho em fase inicial de desenvolvimento Leaf fertilization and via soil nitrogen suplementation in maize plants at initial developmental stage

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    Sidnei Deuner

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Considerado o nutriente mais importante, tanto no incremento da produção de grãos como no teor protéico destes, o nitrogênio (N é também o elemento que mais onera a cultura do milho. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se verificar se a aplicação foliar de nitrogênio influencia o acúmulo de proteínas e parâmetros de crescimento de plantas jovens de milho em comparação com a aplicação de uréia via solo. Para tanto, plantas jovens do híbrido de milho BR 206 receberam aplicações de uréia como fonte de N via foliar e via solo nas concentrações de zero; 0,5% e 1,0%. As plantas foram cultivadas em casa-de-vegetação sendo realizadas três aplicações de N, a primeira aos seis dias após a emergência (DAE num volume de 10 mL por planta e as duas seguintes aos 10 e 14 DAE com 20 mL cada. Aos 18 DAE as plantas foram coletadas e as análises procedidas. Para altura de plantas, volume radicular, área foliar, matéria seca da parte aérea e raízes, observou-se maior eficiência da adubação foliar, principalmente ao nível de 0,5% de uréia. O fornecimento de uréia a 1,0% via solo proporcionou aumento significativo no teor de proteínas nas folhas. Tais resultados sugerem que a adubação foliar pode ser uma maneira eficiente para complementar o que é absorvido pelas raízes, no entanto não deve ser utilizada como fonte única de N inorgânico às plantas.Consider the most important nutrient in the increment of grain gield and also the proteic level, nitrogen (N, in addition of this fact, this nutrient is the component that most increases the production cost of maize crop. This study aimed to verify whether the application of leaf nitrogen influences the accumulation of proteins and parameters of growth of young plants of maize compared to the application of urea via soil. For both, young plants of the hybrid maize BR 206 received applications of urea as a source of N via leaf and soil at concentrations of zero, 0.5% and 1.0%. The

  14. Cultivares e portaenxertos sobre o vigor de plantas de pereira europeias

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    Bruno Dalazen Machado

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A cultura da pereira (Pyrus communis possui grande potencial de expansão no sul do Brasil devido às condições climáticas e solo. A carência de informações a respeito da(s melhor(es combinação(ões de cultivares copa de pereira europeia e portaenxertos, quanto ao aspecto vegetativo e potencial produtivo, tem limitado o cultivo. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a influência de cultivares copa de pereira europeia e portaenxertos de marmeleiro (Cydonia oblonga sobre o vigor e variáveis de plantas. Os experimentos foram conduzidos em pomares comerciais da cidade de Fraiburgo, Estado de Santa Catarina, durante os ciclos de cultivo 2008/09, 09/10 e 10/11. As cultivares avaliadas foram 'Packham's Triumph', 'Santa Maria', 'Rocha' e 'Abbè Fetel' e os portaenxertos de marmeleiro EMC e Adams. O espaçamento de plantio foi de 0,3m entre plantas e 4m entre linhas. As variáveis analisadas foram: a. incremento de altura de plantas (m; b. incremento de volume de copa (m³; c. incremento de diâmetro do tronco da cv. 'copa' (mm; d. incremento de diâmetro do tronco do portaenxerto (mm; e. diferença de diâmetro do tronco entre a cultivar copa e o portaenxerto (mm; f. índice de fertilidade (no de gemas cm-1; g. massa fresca média total acumulada do material vegetativo das três podas de inverno (kg; h. diferença cumulativa entre a massa fresca e a massa seca dos ramos podados (kg. As diferentes combinações de cultivares e portaenxertos interferiram nas diferentes variáveis analisadas. As combinações Abbè Fetel e Rocha sobre marmelo Adams, foram significativamente mais vigorosas em termos de incremento de diâmetro do tronco da cultivar copa, incremento de altura de plantas, incremento de volume de copa e massa fresca média total acumulada do material vegetativo das podas de inverno dos três anos. A combinação Santa Maria sobre marmelo Adams apresentou vigor intermediário significativo de plantas de acordo com o incremento em volume

  15. WEED INTERFERENCE IN TRANSPLANTED CABBAGE INTERFERÊNCIA DE PLANTAS DANINHAS NA CULTURA DE REPOLHO TRANSPLANTADO

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    Natan Fontoura da Silva

    2007-09-01

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    In tropical regions, irrigated vegetable crops are subject to strong weed interference. In Brazil there are few herbicides registered for use in brassica crops. Weed control is usually done by hoeing or mechanical cultivation. Cabbage and other brassicas are planted by transplanting to shorten the weed interference period. The effect of weed control on the productive performance of Fuyotoyo hybrid cabbage crop, was investigated in Goiânia from May 17th through August 22th, 2002. The experimental design was randomized blocks in four replications of the following treatments: no weeding after transplanting, weeding once, one month or two months after transplanting, and weeding twice, one and two months after transplanting. Regarding yield (kg.ha-1 and number of marketable heads as well as average head weight, the weeding treatments were similar to each other but significantly better than the control. The plants of plots weeded once, one month after transplanting, and twice (one and two months after transplanting were significantly earlier than those weeded only once, two month after transplanting, or not weeded. The ratio between head width and height and the harvesting concentration rate were not influenced by treatments.

    KEY-WORDS: Brassica oleracea; yield; earliness; harvest concentration; weed control.

    Nas regiões tropicais, culturas irrigadas de hortaliças estão sujeitas a forte interferência de plantas daninhas. No Brasil há poucos herbicidas registrados para uso em culturas de brássicas. O controle das plantas daninhas geralmente é feito com a enxada ou por cultivos mecânicos. As mudas de repolho e de outras brássicas são transplantadas para encurtar o período de interferência das plantas daninhas. O efeito do controle de plantas daninhas, no

  16. Interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura do quiabo Weed interference in okra crop

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    J.B. Santos

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os períodos de interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura do quiabo (Abelmoschus esculentus na região do Médio Vale do Rio Doce, em Minas Gerais. O experimento foi conduzido em campo, entre maio e outubro de 2007. Utilizaram-se sementes do quiabo Santa Cruz-47, semeadas no espaçamento de 0,25 x 1 m. Foram estabelecidos diferentes períodos de controle das plantas daninhas na cultura, variando entre zero e 120 dias após a emergência (DAE. Foram avaliados 12 tratamentos, correspondendo a diferentes períodos de controle das plantas daninhas na cultura: capina após a emergência a partir dos 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100 dias; capina após a emergência até os 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100 dias; além de duas testemunhas com capina, ou não capinadas, ambas por 120 dias. Determinou-se o número de frutos por planta e o rendimento (produtividade, bem como os valores em dias para período anterior à interferência (PAI, período crítico de prevenção da interferência (PCPI e período total de prevenção da interferência (PTPI, considerando 5% de perdas. A partir das espécies encontradas na área experimental, avaliou-se também, em vasos, isoladamente ou em competição com o quiabeiro, a capacidade competitiva das principais plantas daninhas. Com base nos resultados, verificou-se que o PAI estimado foi de 25 DAE, indicando a época de início das capinas. Para o PCPI, o período observado foi de 75 dias, indicando PTPI de 100 DAE. Entre as plantas daninhas presentes, Eleusine indica apresentou maior capacidade competitiva sobre a cultura.An experiment was carried out under field conditions in Médio Vale do Rio Doce-MG, from May to October, 2007, to establish periods of weed interference in Abelmoschus esculentus crop. 'Santa Cruz-47' seeds were sown in a 0.25 x 1.0 m spacing, and weed control times varied from 0 to 120 days after emergence (DAE. Number of fruit per plant and yield as well as values in days

  17. Plantas Medicinales en el Parque Nacional los alerces, Chubut, Patagonia Argentina

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    Carolina Toledo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar las plantas con valor medicinal empleadas por los antiguos pobladores del Parque Nacional Los Alerces y relacionarlas con la riqueza específica de plantas medicinales presentes en el área. Se entrevistaron 16 pobladores asentados en la Reserva Nacional que tenían conocimiento de las plantas medicinales, más allá de que hicieran uso o no de las mismas. Las entrevistas fueron semiestructuradas, completadas de manera escrita e individual por el entrevistador. Las mismas incluían diez preguntas que recopilaban información respecto a las especies usadas como medicina, modo de preparación y aplicación, frecuencia de uso, localización de las plantas en el ámbito del área protegida, forma de obtención de las especies, y el modo de adquisición de los conocimientos respecto a las plantas. Los pobladores mencionaron el uso de 42 especies con valor medicinal, distribuidas en 24 familias, de las cuales las mejor representadas fueron Lamiaceae (21,4% y Asteraceae (14,2%. En cuanto al origen de las plantas medicinales citadas por los pobladores, el 58, 5% correspondió a especies exóticas. Los usos más frecuentes fueron para trastornos del sistema digestivo, seguido en orden decreciente y en menor proporción para tratar afecciones respiratorias, cardiovasculares y de la piel. Al comparar la riqueza total de especies medicinales presentes en el Parque y las registradas a partir de las entrevistas, se observa que se hace uso de un 28,6% de lo disponible en el área.Medicinal plants in The Alerces National Park, Chubut, Argentinean Patagonia. The aim of this study was to identify the medicinal plants used by the old residents in The Alerces National Park and to relate this information with medicinal species richness in the area. An interview was employed with 16 local people settled in the National Reserve who had knowledge of medicinal plants, past or not to make use of them. The interviews were semi

  18. Establecimiento del protocolo de micropropagación para la planta medicinal Phyllanthus niruri L. (Euphorbiaceae

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    Marcela Jiménez

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Phyllanthus niruri es una planta medicinal nativa de América, bastante común en terrenos húmedos y sombreados. Esta planta es usada popularmente para la expulsión de cálculos renales y biliares, como antiespasmódico, diurético, y auxiliar en la eliminación del ácido úrico.La presente investigación permitió analizar el efecto de diferentes tratamientos en la inducción de germinación de la semilla (inmersión en AG3, KNO3, agua destilada y escarificación con agua caliente de esta planta medicinal. Se estudió la respuesta morfogénica in vitro con dos reguladores de crecimiento BA y ANA, en concentraciones de 1, 3 y 5 mg/L, respectivamente. Se determinó el porcentaje de germinación y el desarrollo de las vitroplantas. El porcentaje más alto de germinación en el cultivo in vitro (60% se obtuvo con el tratamiento de inmersión en AG3 durante 4h. El tratamiento con 3mg/L de BA fue el que generó los mejores resultados en cuanto al número de yemas y brotes producidos. Este fue significativamente diferente a los demás tratamientos, con una exactitud del 0.05 y una precisión del 95% empleando la prueba de Tukey

  19. Conocimiento de seis especies arbustivas utilizadas como plantas nodrizas en el occidente de Guatemala

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    José Vicente Martínez-Arévalo

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available En la restauración de ecosistemas, una técnica es utilizar arbustos de la sucesión como nodriza. En la parte alta de San Marcos, Guatemala, se ha recurrido al menos a seis de ellos en el establecimiento de pino y pinabete: arrayán (Baccharis vaccinoides Kunth, salvia (Buddleia megalocephala Donn. Sm., mozote (Acaena elongata L., chicajol (Stevia polycephala Bertol, mora (Rubus trilobus Ser. y malacate (Symphoricarpos microphyllus Kunth. Se carece de la documentación de su comportamiento y características que puedan servir para utilizarlas ampliamente como plantas protectoras. En esta investigación se estudió características in situ y reproductivas de estas especies. Entre los principales resultados está que la altura de plantas es de 1.17 a 2.64 m y cobertura de 0.34 a 2.77 m2, con una amplia variación entre y dentro de especies. La cantidad de frutos/planta va desde 90 en S. microphyllus a 59,400 en B. vaccinioides. La propagación vegetativa en campo estuvo entre 48 a 92 %, mayor que cuando se realizó en vivero, donde B. vaccinoides, S. microphyllus y R. trilobus tuvieron mejor respuesta. La propagación por semilla muestra que las seis especies pueden reproducirse adecuadamente. Estos resultados permiten su reproducción en viveros para su uso en restauración ecológica.

  20. Plantas medicinais conhecidas por especialistas locais de uma comunidade rural maranhense

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    L.S VIEIRA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este trabalho objetivou realizar o inventário das plantas medicinais de uma comunidade rural maranhense, analisando o valor de uso e a importância relativa das espécies, assim como o consenso dos informantes quanto às doenças tratadas. Foram realizadas 50 entrevistas semiestruturadas utilizando-se o método de amostragem “bola-de-neve” e usou-se a técnica “turnê-guiada” para coletar as espécies citadas. Os especialistas locais citaram 63 espécies pertencentes a 44 famílias, das quais Fabaceae, Apocynaceae, Lamiaceae e Myrtaceae apresentaram o maior número de espécies. A planta que obteve maior valor de uso foi Morinda citrifolia L.. Himatanthus drasticus (Müll.Arg. Woodson foi a espécie que apresentou maior importância relativa. Dentre os sistemas corporais tratados com os recursos vegetais, os que obtiveram maior consenso entre os informantes foram os relacionados às doenças do estômago, esôfago e duodeno e infecções virais caracterizadas por lesões na pele (ambas com FCI = 0,83. Em virtude da riqueza de conhecimento sobre plantas medicinais em um Estado do Brasil onde o sistema de saúde é bastante precário e onde os estudos de cunho etnobotânico ainda são escassos, sugere-se que novos estudos etnobotânicos sejam realizados afim de evidenciar a dinâmica de conhecimento local e suas implicações ecológicas e sociais.

  1. Radiación Solar UV-B y estrés en las plantas

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    Pedro José Almanza Merchán

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Las plantas son las encargadas de la realización de procesos metabólicos esenciales. Ellas tienen la posibilidad de generar oxígeno y compuestos alimenticios a través de la  fotosíntesis a partir del agua, el dióxido de carbono y la energía solar. Por lo tanto, son esenciales para el mantenimiento de la vida en el planeta. El lugar donde se desarrollan, se convierte en la fuente de información que determinará la cantidad y calidad de la cosecha. La luz es heterogénea y cambiante de ahí que las plantas se hallan expuestas a radiaciones adversas para la realización de sus procesos metabólicos. Es así, como han desarrollado una serie de adaptaciones estructurales y fisiológicas que les permiten soportar y aprovechar la radiación disponible. La energía solar ultravioleta es inhibidora, y puede ocasionar algunos desbalances biosintéticos, que a su vez, mediante las rutas del metabolismo  secundario, podrían generar propiedades especiales imprimiendo tipicidad en frutos producidos en climas fríos tropicales, con características regionales o de denominación de origen. La biosíntesis secundaria, suele hallarse restringida a fases específicas del desarrollo de la planta y a situaciones  de estrés; condiciones que inducen a la expresión de genes que codifican varias enzima de la ruta biosintética de compuestos fenilpropanoides

  2. Planta Hortifuga” in Flora of the Continental Part of Croatia

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    Nada Hulina

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The term “planta hortifuga“ refers to all cultivated plant species that have escaped from cultivation and grow spontaneously in different natural, semi-natural or manmade habitats. List of “planta hortifuga” (Tab.1 consists of 120 taxa. Traits are given for each species: Raunkiaer’s life-form groups, taxonomic rank (family and species, geographical origin, use value, invaded habitat, invasive behavior and harm impact, where it is evident. Only a few species of “planta hortifuga” have reached a high degree of the naturalization and realize up to now in places dramatically increasing in distribution and density. Such invasive species are the americanophytes: Asclepias syriaca, Helianthus tuberosus, Solidago spp., Echinocystis lobata, Amorpha fruticosa and Robinia pseudacacia; then Asiatic species: Impatiens spp., Reynoutria japonica and Ailanthus altissima. These are a threat to the survival of autochthonous plants and the stability of communities. From an agronomical point of view particularly dangerous species are: Echinocystis lobata, Panicum capillare, P. miliaceum ssp. agricolum, and Abutilon theophrasti. The species Amorpha fruticosa and Robinia pseudacacia have caused the harm in forestry while the species Amorpha fruticosa has coused harm in drainage systems. The species of plants that are harmful to human health are: Rhus typhina, Asclepias syriaca, Solidago spp., Robinia pseudacacia, Wistaria sinensis, Ailanthus altissima and Artemisia absinthium. Plant species Asclepias syriaca, Robinia pseudacacia and Ailanthus altissima may be harmful to animals. Results of this investigation may be used for assesing the risk of spreading cultivated plants out of their places of cultivation. These results illustrate why it is necessary to pay attention to appearance of cultivated species out of their place of the cultivation.

  3. Plantas medicinais consumidas em Cochim, no século XVI e na atualidade

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    Isabel Maria Madaleno

    Full Text Available O objetivo primacial desta pesquisa é investigar como solucionam os habitantes de Cochim, na Índia, seus problemas de saúde, quando não podem aceder aos sistemas convencionais ou quando optam por aceder a sistemas alternativos, na modernidade. O objetivo específico da pesquisa é compilar as espécies vegetais de uso terapêutico no século XVI e compará-las com as atuais. A flora indiana, em particular as especiarias, tem fascinado a humanidade desde o início dos tempos. Em 1498, os portugueses descobriram o caminho marítimo para a Índia e, durante os dois séculos seguintes, o pequeno país europeu dominou o comércio mundial com o oriente. Seguindo a rota das especiarias, o Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT organizou, recentemente, uma missão científica a Kerala, a fim de investigar os frutos, os legumes, os condimentos, os tubérculos e as plantas medicinais cultivadas em jardins e pátios traseiros, vendidos em mercados e feiras, e recomendados pela medicina Ayurvédica, na cidade de Cochim. O ponto de partida foi a leitura de quatro manuscritos do século XVI que enumeravam as plantas aromáticas, condimentares e medicinais da Índia renascentista. Os resultados demonstram que um número substancial de plantas colhidas durante a missão do IICT, em 2013, já era usado na Índia, no século XVI.

  4. RESISTENCIA A ANTIBIOTICOS DE BACTERIAS AISLADAS DE BIOPELÍCULAS EN UNA PLANTA DE ALIMENTOS

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    María Vanegas L

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la resistencia a antibióticos y la capacidad de formación de biopelículas de bacterias aisladas en una planta de producción de alimentos. Materiales y métodos. Se tomaron muestras de 3 zonas diferentes, en una planta procesadora de alimentos; en la lavadora de canastas, la mesa de producción y en la banda empacadora. Se aislaron e identificaron las bacterias presentes en cada una de las tres zonas y se determinó la capacidad formadora de biopelículas por medio de cuantificación celular. Asimismo se evaluó la resistencia de cada una de las bacterias aisladas frente a ocho diferentes antibióticos. Resultados. Se recuperaron 29 cepas, correspondientes a 13 géneros diferentes, los cuales fueron todos formadores de biopelículas. Se encontró que cerca del 50% de las bacterias aisladas fueron resistentes a antibióticos como la penicilina G y vancomicina. Adicionalmente se evidenció un alto grado de multirresistencia a los diferentes antibióticos. Conclusiones. La alta multirresistencia encontrada a antibióticos entre las bacterias analizadas podría ser un problema para salud pública ya que pueden ser transmitidas por alimentos. De igual manera es de gran importancia la capacidad de producción de biopelículas de la microbiota analizada así como la alta concentración de bacterias entéricas y ambientales, lo que sugiere deficiencia del programa de limpieza y desinfección de la planta.

  5. Anatomía comparada de plantas de Dioscorea alata L. clon Caraqueño cultivadas en tres ambientes de crecimiento in vitro

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    Misterbino Borges García; Bernard Malaurie; Silvio Meneses Rodríguez; Rafael Gómez Kosky; Marc Lartaud; Jean-Luc Verdeil

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    La conservación in vitro de Dioscorea alata L. clon Caraqueño es fundamental para garantizar la propagación y distribución de material de plantación sano a los productores, y disponer de un banco in vitro de un clon de gran valor agronómico y comercial en la región oriental de Cuba. Con el fin de evaluar las modificaciones anatómicas que se producen en plantas de ñame en tres condiciones de cultivo in vitro: plantas conservadas por métodos de mínimo crecimiento, plantas regeneradas y plantas ...

  6. Produção de prolina e suscetibilidade ao glufosinato de amônio em plantas transgênicas de citrumelo Swingle.

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    Carneiro,Cristine Elizabeth Alvarenga; Molinari, Hugo Bruno Correa; Andrade,Giselly Aparecida; Pereira,Luiz Filipe Protasio; VIEIRA,LUIZ GONZAGA ESTEVES

    2011-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a sensibilidade de plantas transgênicas de citrumelo Swingle com elevada produção de prolina, ao herbicida glufosinato de amônio. As plantas utilizadas apresentavam a inserção do gene mutante da enzima delta1-pirrolina-5-carboxilato sintetase (P5CS), responsável pela biossíntese de prolina. A expressão do gene p5cs em plantas transgênicas causou aumento nas quantidades de prolina em tecidos foliares, em até cinco vezes, quando comparadas às plantas-contro...

  7. Interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura da cenoura (Daucus carota Weed interference on carrot crop (Daucus carota

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    M Coelho

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A cenoura é uma importante hortaliça no Brasil, cuja produtividade pode ser muito reduzida devido à interferência de plantas daninhas. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar efeitos de períodos de convivência das plantas daninhas na produtividade da cenoura cultivar "Brasília" e na comunidade de plantas daninhas. Os tratamentos foram constituídos de períodos crescentes de convivência ou controle das plantas daninhas. A comunidade de plantas daninhas foi avaliada quanto a número de indivíduos, matéria seca acumulada e frequência de ocorrência das espécies, e a cultura, quanto à produtividade comercial. As principais plantas daninhas foram Ageratum conyzoides, Digitaria nuda, Eleusine indica e Lepidium virginicum. A presença da comunidade de plantas daninhas durante todo o ciclo da cultura pode acarretar perdas de 94% na produtividade, evidenciando alta suscetibilidade da cenoura à interferência das plantas daninhas. Contudo, não houve período crítico de prevenção à interferência, e um único controle das plantas daninhas, entre 22 e 31 dias após a semeadura, foi suficiente para garantir a produção da cultura.Carrot is an important horticultural crop in Brazil, and its productivity may be highly reduced due to weed interference. This study evaluated the effects of weed coexistence periods on carrot cultivar 'Brasilia' yield and on the weed community. The treatments were constituted of increasing weed coexistence periods or weed-free periods. The weed community was evaluated based on number of individuals, dry matter accumulation, and frequency of occurrence; while the crop was evaluated based on marketable productivity. The main weeds were Ageratum conyzoides, Digitaria nuda, Eleusine indica, and Lepidium virginicum. The presence of the weed community throughout the crop season can cause yield losses of 94%, showing high susceptibility of the carrot crop to weed interference. However, there was no critical period for

  8. Actividad antiparasitaria de extractos de plantas colombianas de la familia Euphorbiaceae

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    Laura Fernanda Neira

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La familia Euphorbiaceae es un grupo heterogéneo de plantas distribuidas en el territorio colombiano utilizadas algunas de ellas, como plantas medicinales. Objetivo: Determinar la actividad tóxica de aceites esenciales (AE y extractos de plantas obtenidos de la familia Euphorbiaceae contra tripanosomátidos. Materiales y métodos: Los AE de Croton pedicellatus Kunth (AE1 y C.leptostachyus Kunth (AE2 y el extracto de Phyllanthus acuminatus Vahl fueron obtenidos por hidrodestilación asistida por la radiación de microondas y maceración con metanol; se caracterizaron por cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas. Fueron evaluados contra las formas extracelulares e intracelulares de Trypanosoma cruzi, Leishmania (Viannia panamensis, L. (V. braziliensis y células Vero y THP-1. La actividad antiparasitaria fue determinada por recuento microscópico y el efecto tóxico en células por la prueba colorimétrica de MTT. Los resultados fueron expresados como la concentración que inhibe (CI50 o destruye (CC50 el 50% de parásitos o células. Resultados: Los componentes mayoritarios de los AE fueron borneol, γ-terpineno, germacreno D y trans-ß-cariofileno. Los AE1 y AE2 inhibieron el crecimiento de epimastigotes de T.cruzi y de promastigotesde L. (V. panamensis y L. (V. braziliensis con CI50 entre 7,14-8,78μg/mL y fueron activos contra amastigotes intracelulares de L. (V. braziliensis (AE1:CI50 36,74 y AE2:19,77μg/mL. El extracto 1 mostró baja actividad contra los parásitos. Los AE y extractosmostraron toxicidad en células THP-1(CC50 9,29-64,12μg/mL y células Vero (CC50 24,86-3,52μg/mL. Conclusión: Los AE obtenidos de plantas de la familia de Euphorbiaceae mostraron actividad antiparasitaria con toxicidad moderada en células de mamífero

  9. Bioclimatic conditioning places for propagation the plants; Acondicionamiento Bioclimatico de locales para programacion de plantas

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    Iriarte, Adolfo [Catamarca, (Argentina); Lesino, Gabriela [Buenos Aires, (Argentina); Matias, Cesar [Catamarca, (Argentina)

    2000-07-01

    A special tax reduction to promote agricultural investments in the Province of Catamarca in Argentina has created a strong demand of high quality plants of olive (Olea europea L.), walnut (Junglans regia L.) and fig (Ficus carica L.) trees. The method used for plant propagation consists of three stages: rooting of stem cuttings (two months), growth under controlled conditions in a greenhouse (four to five months) and rustication and acclimatization to outdoor conditions in a half-shadow protected area (three to four months). The plant is ready to be transferred to the field in nine to ten months. The rooting stage cannot take place outdoors in hot, arid and windy climates. This paper refers to the design, construction and monitoring of a building where the ambient temperature, humidity and illumination levels are controlled to promote the growth of roots, maintain the stem hydrated and allow restrained photosynthetic activity. Excellent thermal and agronomic results were obtained with rooting efficiencies of 43 to 75 % in summer and 30 to 60 % in winter for olive stems. [Spanish] La necesidad de produccion de olivo (Olea europea L.), nogal (Junglans regia L.) e higueras (Ficus carica L.) de alta calidad para satisfacer la demanda de los establecimientos agropecuarios, ha obligado a utilizar para la produccion de plantas la tecnica de enraizamiento de estacas semilenosas, lo que permite obtener plantas identicas a la planta madre. En regiones de climas calidos y ventosos los factores climaticos externos dificultan el control y mantenimiento de las condiciones ambientales dentro de los recintos destinados a la produccion de plantas mediante estacas. Esto exige disponer de una camara que permita controlar la temperatura y la humedad simultaneamente obtener niveles de iluminacion natural compatible con las necesidades fotosinteticas de las estacas. En el presente trabajo se describen los aspectos constructivos de una casa de vegetacion, analizandose el balance de calor

  10. Plantas medicinales empleadas por pacientes diabéticos en Paraguay

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    Mabel MAIDANA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Un gran porcentaje de la población mundial, utiliza plantas medicinales para hacer frente a sus necesidades de salud. En Paraguay se utiliza un gran número de especies vegetales con fines medicinales, para diferentes afecciones, entre ellas la diabetes. El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar las plantas medicinales empleadas por pacientes que consultan el Programa Nacional de Diabetes, Centro de Salud Nº 9, de Asunción, que forma parte de un programa de Atención Farmacéutica, desarrollado dentro del marco de la Tesis Doctoral: “Evaluación de un programa de Atención Farmacéutica en paceintes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2”. Se realizaron encuestas a 61 pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2, que consultaron en el mencionado programa, entre octubre y diciembre del año 2011. De los 61 pacientes entrevistados, 17 eran hombres y 44 mujeres, la edad promedio fue de 55 años ± 10,6 años, el 45,9% vive en Asunción y 54,1% en diferentes ciudades del Departamento Central. El 78,1% utiliza plantas medicinales sin prescripción médica, el 18,8% no las utiliza y el 3,1% no contestó la pregunta. Los pacientes mencionaron 33 especies vegetales empleadas con fines medicinales. Las mismas se encuentran distribuidas en 25 familias, siendo la Asteraceae la familia mayormente representada con el 21,6%; la parte más utilizada es la hoja, (48,5%, la forma de empleo más reportada fue el tereré, bebida tradicional de Paraguay semejante al mate (infusión de yerba mate, pero frío; con el 51,5%. Las 5 especies más reportadas fueron: Moringa oleífera (Fabaceae; Artemisia absinthium, Tithonia diversifolia, Baccharis trimera y Stevia rebaudiana todas de la familia Asteraceae. Los pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 que emplean plantas medicinales, lo hacen de forma concomitante con medicamentos de síntesis, de los cuales el 47% son para el sistema cardiovascular, el 26% son antidiabéticos y el 17% para el sistema nervioso.

  11. Diseño de una planta para tratamiento de aguas residuales en una industria cartonera

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    Freire Molina, Luis Fernando; Villacis Moyano, Edmundo

    2009-01-01

    La conservación del medio ambiente se ha convertido en un tema de gran interés. En nuestro pais , la idea de preservar el ecosistema gana terreno dia a dia , es por esto que el realizar el “Diseño de una Planta para Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales en una industria Cartonera “ surge como un tema de actualidad y de gran utilidad que bien puede servir de guia para la ejecución del mismo en otro tipo de industrias. Este diseño en particular, se centra en obtener la infraestructura más idón...

  12. Actividad antioxidante de algas y plantas marinas de la plataforma insular cubana

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    O Valdés; Hernádez, Y.; Fernández, M. D.; Hernández, I.; Rodriguez,M.; Cano, M.; A. Laguna; Díaz, C.; Cabrera, B.

    2008-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se estudia la capacidad antioxidante de varios extractos, acuosos e hidro-alcohólicos obtenidos a partir de algas y plantas marinas de la plataforma insular cubana. A todos los extractos se les determinó su contenido de polifenoles, proteínas, lípidos y azúcares totales, así como la actividad Superóxido Dismutasa (SOD). Todos los extractos evaluados mostraron una buena actividad antioxidante, con una CE50 inferior de 0,4 mg.ml-1. El cont...

  13. Micropropagación de la planta medicinalPsychotria acuminata

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    Alfonso Lara

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Psychotria acuminata es una planta medicinal que produce los alcaloides emetina, cephaelina y psychotrina, usados como expectorantes y eméticos. Hoy día estos alcaloides son extraídos de plantas silvestres pues esta especie no ha sido domesticada. Debido al uso potencial de los principios fitoquímicos, y a la escasa población de esta especie en el país, se desarrolló métodos de cultivo de tejidos para la reproducción clonal y masiva de esta planta. El material vegetal fue recolectado en 4 localidades de Costa Rica. En un medio de cultivo de Murashige y Skoog (MS, 1962, suplementado con 3 mg l-1 de BAP, 0,01 mg l-1 de ANA, 3% de azúcar y 2 g l-1 de phytagel, se logró la inducción de múltiples brotes a partir de las yemas axilares de microestacas (segmentos nodales de 1 cm de largo y de hojas provenientes de plántulas de 5 cm establecidas in vitro para 3 localidades. La formación de los brotes en las hojas ocurrió mediante organogénesis y embriogénesis. El enraizamiento in vitro de los brotes fue de un 100% cuando se utilizó un MS/2 suplementado con 6 mg l-1 de AIA. Debido a que el sistema radical generado in vitro muere una vez que las plántulas son sembradas en el sustrato en el invernadero, se utilizó Agriroot 1 DP® para generar raíces nuevas. Después de 8 semanas fue posible aclimatizar un 80% de las plántulas. La tasa de multiplicación, cuando se utiliza microestacas como explante, así como el tiempo para que ocurrieran los eventos morfogenéticos, fueron diferentes para los materiales de las 3 procedencias, lo que indica que las plantas de cada localidad son genéticamente diferentes.

  14. Planeación Por Escenarios en John Deere Planta Implementos para Elevar La Competitividad

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    Hernández Moran, Josué W.

    2004-01-01

    En un contexto como el actual, (descrito infinidad de veces como cambiante, caótico, incierto, dinámico, no lineal, de comportamiento emergente y ansioso de resultados rápidos), es cada vez más necesaria la disponibilidad en las organizaciones de herramientas conceptuales que permitan un diseño estratégico, sistémico, flexible, balanceado, acelerado, y que además facilite su desarrollo sustentable. La principal pregunta es �De qué manera la estrategia de Industrias John Deere en Planta Implem...

  15. In planta cloning of geminiviral DNA: the true Sida micrantha mosaic virus.

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    Jeske, Holger; Gotthardt, Diether; Kober, Sigrid

    2010-02-01

    The circular single-stranded DNAs of geminiviruses are multiplied efficiently and preferentially by rolling circle amplification (RCA), and can be diagnosed readily by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and direct sequencing of the RCA product. Two strategies are described for cloning geminiviruses from plants harboring mixed infections by using RCA and RFLP with plant-derived nucleic acids without the need for bacterial amplification. By combining both these approaches, the true Sida micrantha mosaic virus was identified. The advantages of maintaining the quasispecies nature of a virus during in planta cloning is discussed with respect to reliable virus identification and resistance breeding. 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Mecanismos Moleculares de Expresión de Componentes de los Complejos Respiratorios de Plantas

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    Comelli, Raúl Nicolás

    2011-01-01

    La biogénesis de la maquinaria respiratoria mitocondrial de plantas requiere la síntesis y el ensamblado en forma coordinada de los productos de más de cien genes localizados en el núcleo y dentro de la organela. La citocromo c oxidasa (COX), enzima terminal de la cadena respiratoria mitocondrial, está compuesta por al menos diez polipéptidos diferentes, tres de ellos codificados en el genoma mitocondrial y los restantes en el genoma nuclear. Entonces, es lógico asumir que el correcto ensambl...

  17. Actividad de oxidasa alternativa y respiración mitocondrial en plantas superiores

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    Beconi, Martha Teresa

    1981-01-01

    Se estudió la actividad de oxidasa alternativa y la respiración mitocondrial en mitocondrias aisladas de diferentes tejidos de plantas superiores. Incubando tejido de tubérculos de papa en una cámara húmeda (envejecimiento) durante 24 y 48 horas se observó un incremento de la proteína mitocondrial con un concomitante aumento en la actividad de oxidasa alternativa. Además en dichas mitocondrias se observó un incremento en el consumo de oxígeno y una disminución en el control respiratorio con e...

  18. Diodos emisores de luz para irradiación de plantas

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    2010-01-01

    Los recientes desarrollos conseguidos en el área de la iluminación con diodos emisores de luz (LEDs, cuando son inorgánicos, y OLEDs, cuando son orgánicos) resultan de gran interés en horticultura, al permitir manipular el espectro radiante que va a incidir sobre las plantas, con el objetivo de aumentar su producción o de generar determinados efectos fisiológicos, sobre todo en invernaderos. Puesto que los vegetales crecen mejor cuando son iluminados (irradiados) en las regiones roja y a...

  19. El ombusillo : Una planta endémica en peligro de extinción

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    2009-01-01

    La reducción de los ambientes naturales por acción humana representa, hoy día, una de los principales causas de amenaza para muchas especies vegetales y animales que son, de esta manera, condenadas a la extinción. Al SE de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, se halla una planta endémica, popularmente conocida como “ombusillo”, considerada una de las 369 especies vegetales amenazadas de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Fundación Museo La Plata

  20. Caracterización de las aguas residuales de la planta refinadora de aceites comestibles ERASOL

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    Arelis Abalos

    2007-01-01

    regulaciones de la Norma Cubana para el vertido en cuerpos receptores marinos. Los análisis demostraron que la bahía recibe la descarga de aguas residuales de ERASOL con un pH de 9,7 unidades, 40232,50 mg/L de materia orgánica, 18537,13 g/L de aceites y 0,2 mL/L de sólidos sedimentables. Estos resultados evidenciaron que las aguas residuales de la planta de aceites ERASOL no cumplen con las especificaciones de la norma de vertido en cuerpos marinos.

  1. Toma, transporte y metabolismo del agua y nutrientes en la planta

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    Arjona Díaz, Harvey

    2011-01-01

    Desde el punto de vista de la termodinámica, sistema es una región de espacio o cantidad de materia sobre la cual enfocamos nuestra atención. Los sistemas interactúan entre sí. El potencial hídrico de cualquier sistema o parte de un sistema que contiene agua o que puede contener agua es una medida de la máxima energía del agua en el sistema, disponible para hacer trabajo. EI agua en el sistema suelo-planta-atmosfera se mueve siguiendo un gradiente de potencial hídrico, el cual es mayor en el ...

  2. FARM-CHEMICALS S.A. PLANTA FORMULADORA Y PRODUCTORA DE AGROQUÍMICOS

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    Gabriel Arturo García Gómez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta tesis se analiza el sector en el cual se encuentra la empresa Farm-Chemicals S.A. planta Formuladora y Productora de Agroquímicos genéricos, evaluando su potencial de mercado y se presenta un modelo financiero desde cuatro escenarios, con lo que obtenemos posibles panoramas futuros para la Compañía. La información ha sido preparada cuidadosamente, después de estudiar el mercado potencial existente, la situación competitiva de Farm-Chemicals S.A. y las expectativas futuras dentro del sector en que se desenvuelve.

  3. EMERGENCIA Y CRECIMIENTO DE PLANTAS ORNAMENTALES EN SUSTRATOS CONTAMINADOS CON RESIDUOS DE MINA

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    María de los Ángeles Rodríguez-Elizalde; Adriana Delgado-Alvarado; Ma. del Carmen A. González-Chávez; Rogelio Carrillo-González; José Merced Mejía-Muñoz; Mateo Vargas-Hernández

    2010-01-01

    Los residuos metálicos de minas son usualmente acumulados en montículos a cielo abierto, donde se mezclan lentamente con el suelo circundante, y por su nivel de toxicidad solo ciertas especies de plantas los pueden colonizar. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el efecto de metales pesados (Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb y Mn) contenidos en residuos de minas en la emergencia y desarrollo de Dahlia x hortorum Willd. (dalia), Tagetes erecta L. (tagetes) y Cosmos bipinnatus Cav. (cosmos), con el propósito d...

  4. El descubrimiento de fármacos a partir de plantas medicinales

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    Monge, Antonio; CIFA. Universidad de Navarra.

    2014-01-01

    En el origen de un buen número de medicamentos se encuentran los productos naturales. En unas ocasiones, las menos, se trata de un aprovechamiento directo de la planta en diferentes formas farmacéuticas. En otros casos, se utiliza el resultado de su modificación molecular realizado en un intento de mejorar sus propiedades, su respuesta biológica, su potencia y selectividad o su biodisponibilidad y toxicología. En el origen de un buen número de medicamentos se encuentran los productos natur...

  5. Highly Efficient Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Wheat Via In Planta Inoculation

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    Risacher, Thierry; Craze, Melanie; Bowden, Sarah; Paul, Wyatt; Barsby, Tina

    This chapter details a reproducible method for the transformation of spring wheat using Agrobacterium tumefaciens via the direct inoculation of bacteria into immature seeds in planta as described in patent WO 00/63398(1. Transformation efficiencies from 1 to 30% have been obtained and average efficiencies of at least 5% are routinely achieved. Regenerated plants are phenotypically normal with 30-50% of transformation events carrying introduced genes at single insertion sites, a higher rate than is typically reported for transgenic plants produced using biolistic transformation methods.

  6. DEFENSINAS DE PLANTAS Y SU USO POTENCIAL COMO CONTROLADORES DE PLAGAS EN LA AGRICULTURA

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    ADRIANA CAROLINA ROJAS ARIAS; HUMBERTO MIGUEL ZAMORA ESPITIA

    2010-01-01

    Las plantas, al igual que todos los organismos de la naturaleza, poseen elaborados sis- temas de defensa contra patógenos, que pueden ser físicos y químicos, y producirse de forma constitutiva e inducida. Dentro de las barreras químicas inducidas se encuentra el grupo de proteínas de bajo peso molecular denominadas péptidos antimicrobianos (AMPs), al cual pertenecen las defensinas, péptidos con peso molecular entre 5 a 7 kDa, punto isoeléctrico de 9, y longitud de 45 a 55 aminoácidos; que tie...

  7. Bactérias e fungos benéficos na endosfera das plantas

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    Julierme Zimmer Barbosa

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available No solo, a região da rizosfera em comparação com a massa de solo apresenta marcado contraste biológico, sendo um nicho de grande densidade e diversidade de microorganismos.  Alguns fungos e bactérias benéficos ao desenvolvimento vegetal têm capacidade de colonizar o interior de plantas a partir do solo, conhecidos como organismos endofíticos. Possivelmente sejam as bactérias nodulíferas, com sua reconhecida capacidade de fixar N em leguminosas as mais conhecidas. Bactérias não nodulíferas tem a capacidade de colonizar o interior das raízes das plantas através de regiões de crescimento, em seguida, podem ser carregadas via xilema rumo à parte aérea. Podem ser encontrados em todos os órgãos vegetais, todavia, poucos estudos têm analisado as populações que transitam no continuum solo-planta até atingir caules, folhas, flores, frutos e sementes. O ultimo grupo de organismos endofíticos apresentado é o grupo dos fungos micorrízicos, esses se caracterizam como um sistema de exploração do solo paralelo ao sistema radicular que, com diâmetro extremamente reduzido conseguem minar um grande volume de solo com pequena alocação de C, o que é extremamente benéfico na aquisição de nutrientes, também podem ser benéficos em condições abióticas adversas. Em adição, alguns fungos endofíticos benéficos também podem colonizar órgãos aéreos das plantas. As interações microbiológicas que ocorrem na endosfera são altamente complexas, simultâneas e dependentes de uma série de fatores, assim seu entendimento é de fundamental importância à aplicação prática dos conhecimentos acerca de microorganismos endofíticos em agrossistemas.

  8. Sistema plantio direto: velocidade de semeadura e populações de plantas de milho

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    Cavichioli,Fábio Alexandre

    2011-01-01

    A cultura do milho no Brasil tem importante papel sócio-econômico, pois desempenha uma função estratégica na cadeia produtiva. Para a indústria, o milho é uma matéria-prima que possibilita obtenção de subprodutos destinados a alimentação humana e animal. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o desempenho operacional relacionando o efeito da velocidade de deslocamento de um conjunto trator-semeadora-adubadora combinado com três populações de plantas (número de sementes por metro) na d...

  9. Propuesta de mejora en el control de efluentes de una planta pesquera

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    Centurión Robles, Iván; Ganoza Rivas, Erikson; Torres Rocha, Manuel

    2013-01-01

    En el Perú, la industria de harina de pescado es la segunda más grande después de la minería. Aproximadamente 130 plantas harineras cubren la línea costera peruana, procesando hasta 7.5 millones de toneladas de pescado en un buen año que se exportan casi en su totalidad. Los productores de harina están asimismo entre los principales generadores de residuos orgánicos en las zonas costeras peruanas. Elevados volúmenes o concentraciones de residuos orgánicos vertidos al ambiente conlle...

  10. Sobrevivencia y cobertura de plantas en techos verdes durante el estiaje en Yucatán

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    E. E. Ordóñez-López; C. Zetina-Moguel; M. Pérez-Cortés

    2012-01-01

    La búsqueda del confort térmico en edificaciones al menor costo energético es una aspiración humana; en Yucatán la alta temperatura ambiental estimula la búsqueda de tecnologías que maximicen el confort al interior de las viviendas. Los techos verdes son una de las opciones tecnológicas que se orientan a este objetivo. La selección adecuada de plantas y sustratos para techos verdes tiene efecto importante sobre su efectividad y costo económico. Los resultados obtenidos de este estudio pueden ...

  11. Rasgos funcionales y plasticidad fenotípica de plantas exóticas invasoras

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    Godoy del Olmo, Óscar

    2009-01-01

    Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado 2012 Esta Tesis Doctoral se centra en el estudio de los rasgos funcionales y la plasticidad fenotípica que se asocian con el potencial invasor de las plantas exóticas y sus impactos sobre los ecosistemas mediterráneos. Los objetivos principales fueron: i) buscar diferencias de fenotipo entre especies invasoras y nativas para un amplio grupo de rasgos morfológicos y fisiológicos, ii) determinar si una elevada plasticidad fenotípica se asocia con el potenci...

  12. Estudio de la domesticación de plantas usando cultivos ornamentales del siglo XVIII

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    2015-01-01

    La domesticación de plantas ha sido un proceso esencial en el desarrollo de la agricultura. Este proceso implica la selección de fenotipos de acuerdo a necesidades humanas como alimento. Aunque el proceso de domesticación puede ser estudiado desde un punto de vista arqueológico, son los estudios genéticos los que nos ayudan a entender como el ser humano ha seleccionado genes relacionados con fenotipos concretos. Buenos ejemplos de estos estudios son la caracterización de los genes Tga1 y Ram...

  13. Pectinas de plantas medicinais: características estruturais e atividades imunomoduladoras

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    Seyfried, M.; A. SOLDERA-SILVA; BOVO,F.; STEVAN-HANCKE,F.R.; J.B.B. MAURER; ZAWADZKI-BAGGIO,S.F.

    2016-01-01

    RESUMO As plantas medicinais apresentam várias propriedades terapêuticas, as quais estão relacionadas com a presença de compostos bioativos. Dentre os compostos, destacam-se as pectinas, que compreendem um grupo de polissacarídeos ácidos de relevante importância medicinal e nutracêutica. As pectinas são formadas por unidades de ácido galacturônico, unidas por ligação do tipo α-(1→4), sendo classificadas em homogalacturonanas e ramnogalacturonanas tipo I (RG-I) e tipo II (RG-II). Ou...

  14. ANALISIS DE NUEVAS ESTRATEGIAS BASADAS EN SILENCIAMIENTO GENICO PARA EL CONTROL DE ENFERMEDADES VIRALES EN PLANTAS.

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    VARGAS CONCHA, MARISOL

    2005-01-01

    El silenciamiento génico postranscripcional es un mecanismo de degradación de RNA dependiente de homología de secuencia, que actúa como un sistema natural de defensa en plantas frente a infecciones virales. Se conoce además, que el RNA bicatenario (dsRNA) constituye el inductor de esta respuesta de defensa adaptativa y altamente conservada en la evolución. En este trabajo de Tesis se han abordado dos estrategias que aunque diferentes, ambas se basan en la utilización de moléculas dsRNAs...

  15. Optimización de la planta de in-line blending del poliuretano

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    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es de optimizar el sistema del in-line blending (un nuevo sistema de coloración de polioles) de la planta de producción de poliuretano (PUR) de la empresa Bayer MaterialScience S.L. de Tarragona. Al principio, la coloración de los polioles ocurría dentro el reactor y como consecuencia se utilizaba en mucha cantidad el disolvente dimetilacetamida (debido a que el color se pegaba mucho a las paredes del reactor y costaba mucho limpiarlo), disolvente que es muy tox...

  16. Sistema de comunicaciones para el control de una planta de biocombustible

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    SIGNES PALOP, JOSEP FELIP; Sempere Paya, Víctor Miguel; COLL LOZANO, CATERINA

    2012-01-01

    Tras el análisis exhaustivo de los protocolos más importantes, y con el objetivo de escalar la tecnología presente en la planta Perseo Bioethanol de Imecal, en la que se transforma la fracción orgánica de los residuos sólidos urbanos en un biocombustible líquido de segunda generación, para el diseño de un nuevo sistema de comunicaciones se escogió la tecnología Profinet. Signes Palop, JF.; Sempere Paya, VM.; Coll Lozano, C. (2012). Sistema de comunicaciones para el control d...

  17. Desarrollo de una planta piloto de procesos químicos

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    Vila Rodríguez, Abel

    2008-01-01

    Este proyecto comprende el análisis, diseño, simulación y supervisión de la construcción de una planta piloto de procesos químicos, la cual está compuesta por dos elementos principales: una columna de destilación o separación de dos componentes, donde se separan dos productos de volatilidad diferente, y un reactor químico batch para simular reacciones, controlando la temperatura de dichas reacciones a través de una camisa por la que circula un fluido. Este trabajo de desarrollo...

  18. Señales entre hongos patógenos y plantas hospederas resistentes

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    G. Camarena Gutiérrez

    2001-01-01

    Los hongos parásitos obligados obtienen sus nutrimentos de células vivas. Durante su ciclo de vida, se forman tres tipos de estructuras intracelulares (hifa de invasión, haustorio M y haustorio D) y cada uno puede afectar de manera diferente la membrana de la célula huésped que le rodea, también cómo afectar otros componentes celulares. Cada estructura intracelular también previene que se disparen defensas no específicas de la planta por la actividad del hongo, posiblemente interfiriendo el s...

  19. Interferência de plantas daninhas na cultura do sorgo sacarino

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    Cézar Silva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo o estudo fitossociológico da comunidade infestante ao longo do ciclo de desenvolvimento do sorgo sacarino e a determinação do período crítico de prevenção à interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso com três repetições. Os tratamentos foram constituídos por períodos crescentes de controle ou convivência das plantas daninhas em diferentes estádios fenológicos da cultura: 0-3 (V3, 0-5 (V5, 0-7 (V7, 0-9 (V9, 0-11(V11 folhas completamente expandidas e 0-R5 (colheita. A comunidade infestante foi avaliada por meio do número de indivíduos e da massa seca acumulada correspondente, para cada população de planta daninha nos diferentes períodos de convivência. O sorgo sacarino foi colhido aos 101 dias após a emergência, quando se avaliaram altura, diâmetro, teor de sólidos solúveis totais (°Brix em função dos períodos de convivência da cultura com as plantas daninhas, além do rendimento de colmos nos diferentes tratamentos. Commelina benghalensis e Panicum maximum foram as duas espécies de maior importância relativa na área, no momento da colheita. A ausência de controle da comunidade infestante, durante todo o ciclo do sorgo sacarino, ocasionou aumento no teor de sólidos solúveis totais (°Brix e redução de, respectivamente, 9% e 25% na altura e diâmetro de colmo da cultura, quando comparado com a testemunha capinada durante todo o ciclo. Considerando a tolerância de 5% na redução da produtividade de colmos, observou-se que o período crítico de prevenção a interferência correspondeu ao intervalo do estádio fenológico V3 a V11.

  20. Quantidade de chuva e lixiviação do herbicida metribuzin através de planta bioindicadora

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    Antonio C. da Silva Junior

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o potencial de lixiviação do herbicida metribuzin com precipitações pluviométricas naturais, em dois solos com texturas contrastantes, argiloso e médio arenoso, em condições de campo, através de planta bioindicadora. Colunas de PVC foram introduzidas nos dois solos. Manteve-se a integridade original do solo durante a coleta das amostras, que ocorreu após o acúmulo das precipitações em um intervalo estipulado ao ambiente entre 30-40, 60-80 e 100-120 mm de chuva. As colunas foram separadas com corte longitudinal para a semeadura da espécie bioindicadora (25 plantas. Após a semeadura avaliações de fitotoxicidade das plantas bioindicadoras foram realizadas aos 5, 7, 10 e 12 dias após a semeadura, através de uma escala de notas de 0 a 100%. A lixiviação do herbicida metribuzin foi dependente da precipitação recebida para os dois tipos de solo estudados. A eficácia da planta bioindicadora dependeu do tipo de solo e da precipitação. A metodologia de utilização de plantas bioindicadoras mostrou-se eficiente para avaliação da mobilidade de herbicida no perfil do solo.

  1. Hiperacumulación de metales: ¿una ventaja para la planta y para el hombre?

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    M. Llugany

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La hiperacumulación es la capacidad que tienen algunasplantas para concentrar metales en sus tejidos a niveles muy por encima de los normales sin presentar síntomas de toxicidad. Estas plantas hiperacumuladoras han desarrollado mecanismos internos de tolerancia a la toxicidad por metales. Esta peculiaridad las hace útiles para el hombre como herramienta en las nuevas tecnologías de fitoremediación. Sin embargo, ¿cual es el beneficio de esta hiperacumulación de metales para la propia planta? Se han propuesto distintas hipótesis entre las que destaca la ventaja adaptativa de estas plantas frente al estrés biótico. Esta propuesta es una de las más atractivas para explicar la "razón de ser" de estas especies hiperacumuladoras. En este artículo se plantean dos aspectos esenciales: los mecanismos de acumulación y tolerancia de las plantas a la toxicidad por metales y si para la planta la hiperacumulación es realmente una ventaja adaptativa.

  2. Estudio técnico sobre la instalación de una planta de tratamiento de agua de lastre en un buque e impacto en la planta existente

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    2013-01-01

    La reciente normativa IMO D-2 ha marcado los límites de las especies vivas admisibles en las operaciones de (des)lastrado, además, se han acordado unas fechas máximas de instalación de plantas de tratamiento de agua de lastre que llevarán a grandes picos de demanda entre los años 2017 a 2019. En este Trabajo se analiza el impacto de una planta de tratamiento de agua de lastre en un buque existente. Aparte del estudio de un elemento nuevo determinado, se ha integrado ese elemento innovador en ...

  3. Structural Study of MPN387, an Essential Protein for Gliding Motility of a Human-Pathogenic Bacterium, Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

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    Kawakita, Yoshito; Kinoshita, Miki; Furukawa, Yukio; Tulum, Isil; Tahara, Yuhei O; Katayama, Eisaku; Namba, Keiichi; Miyata, Makoto

    2016-09-01

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a human pathogen that glides on host cell surfaces with repeated catch and release of sialylated oligosaccharides. At a pole, this organism forms a protrusion called the attachment organelle, which is composed of surface structures, including P1 adhesin and the internal core structure. The core structure can be divided into three parts, the terminal button, paired plates, and bowl complex, aligned in that order from the front end of the protrusion. To elucidate the gliding mechanism, we focused on MPN387, a component protein of the bowl complex which is essential for gliding but dispensable for cytadherence. The predicted amino acid sequence showed that the protein features a coiled-coil region spanning residue 72 to residue 290 of the total of 358 amino acids in the protein. Recombinant MPN387 proteins were isolated with and without an enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (EYFP) fusion tag and analyzed by gel filtration chromatography, circular dichroism spectroscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, partial proteolysis, and rotary-shadowing electron microscopy. The results showed that MPN387 is a dumbbell-shaped homodimer that is about 42.7 nm in length and 9.1 nm in diameter and includes a 24.5-nm-long central parallel coiled-coil part. The molecular image was superimposed onto the electron micrograph based on the localizing position mapped by fluorescent protein tagging. A proposed role of this protein in the gliding mechanism is discussed. Human mycoplasma pneumonia is caused by a pathogenic bacterium, Mycoplasma pneumoniae This tiny, 2-μm-long bacterium is suggested to infect humans by gliding on the surface of the trachea through binding to sialylated oligosaccharides. The mechanism underlying mycoplasma "gliding motility" is not related to any other well-studied motility systems, such as bacterial flagella and eukaryotic motor proteins. Here, we isolated and analyzed the structure of a key protein which is directly involved in the

  4. Dinámica del crecimiento y eficiencia fisiológica de la planta de calabacita

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    Se estudió la dinámica de crecimiento y distribución de biomasa en plantas de Cucurbita pepo L. híbrido ‘Tala’, en el Campo Experimental del Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Texcoco, Estado de México, durante dos estaciones de crecimiento, 1999 y 2000. También se midieron las tasas instantáneas de asimilación de CO2 y transpiración en hojas maduras. En distribución de biomasa, la planta asignó durante su ciclo 59.4 % a hojas, 29.5 % a fruto inmaduro y 6.5 % a tallos. La planta y sus órga...

  5. Procesos de montaje e instalaciones eléctricas de una planta movil de hormigón

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    El proyecto esta compuesto por cinco capítulos. El Primer Capítulo es la introducción, en él se habla de la Empresa, motivaciones, objetivos del proyecto y se hace un resumen del mismo. El Segundo Capítulo se llama Plantas de Hormigón y en él se hace una introducción del hormigón, de las plantas de hormigón, de los tipos que hay, etc. El Tercer Capítulo es el proyecto. En este capítulo se describe al detalle el proceso de cableado de la planta móvil CP-3002 y la conexión elé...

  6. REVISIÓN DE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS Y USOSDE LA PLANTA MORINGA OLEÍFERA

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    Alejandro Villarreal Gómez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el estado de conocimiento de la planta Moringa oleífera y su posible impacto en la solución de problemas de seguridad alimentaria. De la variedad de beneficios que aporta esta especie a la humanidad en materia de usos médicos, químicos y agrícolas, se puede destacar forraje animal, biogás, productos de limpieza doméstica, productos cosméticos y medicinales, purificación del agua, entre otros (Fuglie, 1999. Debido a que sus beneficios potenciales son muchos y tiene bajísimos niveles de sustancias antinutricionales, la Moringa oleífera es un alimento nutritivo y benéfico que ofrece características muy atractivas para establecer su cultivo (Olson & Fahey, 2011; si los estudios demuestran la riqueza nutricional de la planta y su biodisponibilidad de una manera suficiente, se tendría un poderoso recurso natural para combatir la desnutrición infantil y familiar, especialmente en poblaciones vulnerables.

  7. Mortalidad del ganado vacuno ocasionada por el consumo de plantas tóxicas

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    Donald Tapia

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de las plantas tóxicas y sus efectos en la mortalidad del ganado vacuno es de gran importancia para el sector agropecuario de nuestro país. El presente trabajo es el inicio de un proyecto que tiene como objetivos principales clasificar taxonómicamente las plantas tóxicas y determinar por métodos experimentales la estructura química de su principio activo. Los resultados de este trabajo se pretenden editar en un manual práctico que le sirva al ganadero como material de consulta. En esta iniciativa se debe involucrar a instituciones, organismos y personas del país dedicadas a la producción de ganado vacuno como el MARENA, INTA, MAGFOR, la Asociación de ganaderos del país y los editores de la Revista Pecuaria, a fin de lograr una colaboración que permita el intercambio de experiencias.

  8. A method for obtaining RNA from Hemileia vastatrix appressoria produced in planta, suitable for transcriptomic analyses.

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    Loureiro, Andreia; Gil Azinheira, Helena; do Céu Silva, Maria; Talhinhas, Pedro

    2015-11-01

    Appressoria are the first infection structures developed by rust fungi and require specific topographic signals from the host for their differentiation. The ease in obtaining appressoria in vitro for these biotrophic fungi led to studies concerning gene expression and gene discovery at appressorial level, avoiding the need to distinguish plant and fungal transcripts. However, in some pathosystems, it was observed that gene expression in appressoria seems to be influenced by host-derived signals, suggesting that transcriptomic analyses performed from in planta differentiated appressoria would be potentially more informative than those from in vitro differentiated appressoria. Nevertheless analysing appressorial RNA obtained from in planta samples is often hampered by an excessive dilution of fungal RNA within plant RNA, besides uncertainty regarding the fungal or plant origin of RNA from highly conserved genes. To circumvent these difficulties, we have recovered Hemileia vastatrix appressoria from Arabica coffee leaf surface using a film of nitrocellulose dissolved in butyl and ethyl acetates (nail polish), and extracted fungal RNA from the polish peel. RNA thus obtained is of good quality and usable for cDNA synthesis and transcriptomic (quantitative PCR) studies. This method could provide the means to investigate specific host-induced appressoria-related fungal pathogenicity factors.

  9. Calidad y fiabilidad en la proyección de plantas industriales

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    Gilberto D. Hernández Pérez

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto de una planta industrial y de sus instalaciones constituye una previsión de la producción que en éstas se llevará a cabo; es también un producto al que se asocian requisitos de calidad y fiabilidad al igual que a los productos finales que saldrán de sus instalaciones. Sin embargo, no siempre este enfoque se corresponde con el control de la calidad de los proyectos en las metodologías y regulaciones vigentes. El presente trabajo representa una contribución metodológica al aseguramiento de la calidad de este complejo producto que es una planta industrial, con un enfoque moderno para que sirva de base al perfeccionamiento de este complejo processo.The following work is aimed lo describe a modern approach for quality assurance of industrial plants design by means of a methodological contribution that can be taken as a basis for design improvement. Key questions whose answers are the basis for a proper quality assurance approach oriented to this complex process are described. Main quality specifications are pointed out. finally, design process errors and their classified causes, quality improvement oriented countermeasures as well as reliability considerations and quality evaluation of design are also described.

  10. In-planta Sporulation Capacity Enhances Infectivity and Rhizospheric Competitiveness of Frankia Strains.

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    Cotin-Galvan, Laetitia; Pozzi, Adrien C; Schwob, Guillaume; Fournier, Pascale; Fernandez, Maria P; Herrera-Belaroussi, Aude

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    Frankia Sp+ strains maintain their ability to sporulate in symbiosis with actinorhizal plants, producing abundant sporangia inside host plant cells, in contrast to Sp- strains, which are unable to perform in-planta sporulation. We herein examined the role of in-planta sporulation in Frankia infectivity and competitiveness for root infection. Fifteen strains belonging to different Sp+ and Sp- phylogenetic lineages were inoculated on seedlings of Alnus glutinosa (Ag) and A. incana (Ai). Strain competitiveness was investigated by performing Sp-/Sp+ co-inoculations. Plant inoculations were standardized using crushed nodules obtained under laboratory-controlled conditions (same plant species, age, and environmental factors). Specific oligonucleotide primers were developed to identify Frankia Sp+ and/or Sp- strains in the resulting nodules. Single inoculation experiments showed that (i) infectivity by Sp+ strains was significantly greater than that by Sp- strains, (ii) genetically divergent Sp+ strains exhibited different infective abilities, and (iii) Sp+ and Sp- strains showed different host preferences according to the origin (host species) of the inocula. Co-inoculations of Sp+ and Sp- strains revealed the greater competitiveness of Sp+ strains (98.3 to 100% of Sp+ nodules, with up to 15.6% nodules containing both Sp+ and Sp- strains). The results of the present study highlight differences in Sp+/Sp- strain ecological behaviors and provide new insights to strengthen the obligate symbiont hypothesis for Sp+ strains.

  11. Lista Preliminar de las Plantas Vasculares Nativas del Departamento de Antioquía, Colombia.

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    Hodge W. H.

    1948-12-01

    Full Text Available En número anterior de esta revista (Volumen VII, N9 27 (1947 267-324 se hizo un modesto comienzo para recopilar en una lista preliminar todos los datos disponibles acerca de las plantas vasculares de Antioquia. El objeto de esta lista fue el de hacer aprovechables en un solo lugar las muchas referencias de las plantas de Antioquia, esparcidas en toda la literatura botánica. Dicha lista sería útil a los estudiantes del la flora local, tanto profesionales como principiantes y podría ser en el futuro el esqueleto de la flora extensiva, muy necesaria no solamente en esta área, sino para Colombia en general. Desde la publicación de la lista preliminar ha venido al conocimiento de los autores un número de datos nuevos y viejos, lo mismo que ciertos errores, tipográficos y de otras clases, que aparecen en la misma lista. El objeto de este artículo es incorporar esas adiciones y erratas a la lista original.

  12. Tamizaje fitoquímico preliminar de plantas que crecen en Holguín

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    Armando Payo

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron pruebas químicas preliminares de detección de aminoácidos, saponinas, taninos, esteroles y triterpenos, glicósidos cardiotónicos, fenoles símples, cumarinas y flavonoides (antocianidinas a 83 partes vegetales de 39 especies, de ellas 34 endémicas, correspondientes a 24 familias de plantas que crecen en Sierra de Nipe, provincia Holguín, para lo cual se utilizó el método establecido por Rondina y Coussio con modificaciones. Se presentan en forma de tablas las familias, géneros y especies ordenadas alfabéticamente, las partes de las plantas investigadas, los resultados químicos obtenidos y las aplicaciones de cada grupo de fitoconstituyentes.Preliminary chemical tests for detecting aminoacids, saponins, tannins, sterols and triterpenes, cardiotonic glycosides, simple pehnols, cumarins and flavonoids (antocyanidins were carried out in 83 vegetable parts from 39 species, 34 of them endemics, corresponding to 24 families of plants growing in Sierra de Nipe, province of Holguin. The method established by Rondina and Coussio was used with modifications. Families, genera, and species in alphabetical order, as well as the parts of plants investigated, the chemical results obtained, and the applications of each group of phytoconstituents, are shown in the tables.

  13. Estudio de las plantas medicinales utilizadas por la comunidad indígena Camaritagua (Amazonas, Colombia

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    Bejarano Castillo Márylin

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Los habitantes de la comunidad indígena Camaritagua (La Pedrera-Amazonas, Colombia, utilizan 129 especies de plantas medicinales en sus prácticas médicas tradicionales. La mayor representación se obtuvo para las familias Araceae, Rubiaceae y Piperaceae, y para los géneros Piper, Protium,
    y Anthurium. El 80% de las especies encontradas tienen un origen neotropical, así mismo el 16% son cultivadas; ambos datos muestran el bajo nivel de sincretismo cultural que ha experimentado Camaritagua en cuanto al uso de las plantas medicinales. El paisaje que mayor número de especies
    presenta (65%, es el bosque Sucesional, éste resultado promueve la posibilidad de hacer productivas estas áreas disminuyendo el uso del bosque Primario permitiendo así su conservación. El 46,5% de las especies encontradas en este estudio ya habían sido citadas por otros autores como medicinales, señalando hacia dónde deben conducirse las investigaciones fitoquímicas.

  14. Bioatividade de extratos aquosos de plantas medicinais em sementes de feijão-fava

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    D.A.C Nobre

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a bioatividade de extratos aquosos de plantas medicinais em sementes de Phaseolus lunatus L. (feijão-fava via comportamento fisiológico e fitossanitário. Foram utilizadas sementes de feijão-fava da variedade Anduzinha tratadas com seis extratos aquosos de plantas medicinais a 5% (Ocimun gratissimum, Plectranthus neachilus, Vernonia condensata, Cymbopogom citratus, Equisetum sp., e Piper aduncum L., juntamente com a testemunha (água destilada. A bioatividade foi determinada pelo comportamento fisiológico e sanitário avaliados por meio dos testes de germinação, primeira contagem de germinação, índice de velocidade de germinação, comprimento de raiz na primeira e última contagem, e teste de sanidade. Realizou-se a análise de variância e teste Tukey a 5% de probabilidade. O extrato aquoso de cavalinha (Equisetum sp. promoveu a melhor qualidade fisiológica das sementes de feijão-fava. Houve maior incidência de fungos nas sementes de feijão-fava que receberam o extrato de boldinho (Plectranthus neachilus.

  15. Vírus detectados em plantas ornamentais no período 2004 a 2008

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    MARIA AMÉLIA VAZ ALEXANDRE

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A produção comercial de flores e plantas ornamentais tornou-se uma atividade economicamente importante no Brasil e vem aumentando gradativamente, visando abastecer o mercado interno e externo com consumidores cada vez mais exigentes. Problemas relacionados ao cultivo e manejo de espécies recentemente introduzidas, bem como os relativos à sanidade das plantas podem constituir um entrave à floricultura nacional. Assim, para contribuir com informações estratégicas para a defesa sanitária, 1439 amostras foram analisadas quanto à presença de vírus, no período entre 2004 a 2008, sendo 24,2% provenientes do exterior, pertencentes a 89 gêneros. Dentre as amostras com resultado positivo, 117 estavam infectadas por vírus com morfologia alongado-flexuosa; em 75, foram observadas partículas com morfologia alongado-rígida e em 10 amostras detectaram-se partículas isométricas. As orquídeas corresponderam a 44,2% do total de amostras examinadas das quais apenas 15% estavam infectadas. Destaca-se a ocorrência do Alternanthera mosaic virus, espécie exótica ao Brasil.

  16. Influencia del polvo del horno de cemento sobre plantas y animales

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    Pajenkamp, H.

    1963-06-01

    Full Text Available Not availableEl pretendido «polvo de cemento» de los alrededores de las fábricas no es de cemento, sino que se compone, en su mayor parte, de caliza molida muy fina. Es, por tanto, un producto intermedio de la fabricación del cemento. Sería mucho más correcto llamarle «polvo del horno de cemento». Continuamente alegan los agricultores que este «polvo del horno de cemento» es dañino para plantas y animales, y en los últimos años, para probar la validez de tales asertos, se han llevado a cabo numerosas investigaciones científicas para estudiar los efectos de este polvo. Estamos hoy día en posesión de una serie· de trabajos muy completos que dan una idea clara sobre el efecto del polvo del horno de cemento. Los animales domésticos útiles (por ejemplo: corderos, vacas de leche no sufren ningún perjuicio clínico, ninguna deficiencia de su estado general, a pesar de serie administradas grandes dosis de polvo. Los ensayos agrícolas con plantas útiles (avena, trébol, remolacha azucarera, pastos que han sido efectuados durante varios años, han demostrado que ni siquiera cantidades elevadas de polvo provocan perjuicios ni influencias nefastas sobre el crecimiento y sobre la recolección.

  17. REGENERACIÓN DE PLANTAS DE Anthurium andreanum Lind MEDIANTE EL EMPLEO DEL CULTIVO In Vitro

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    Silvia Montes

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue establecer una metodología para la micropropagación de Anthurium andreanum L. Como material de partida se escogieron hojas jóvenes de plantas madres ubicadas en el invernadero. Se llevaron a cabo diferentes tratamientos para la desinfección como fueron: la doble desinfección con hipoclorito de sodio durante 30 y 20 min respectivamente, permitió un 96 % de desinfección. El medio MS suplementado con diferentes concentraciones de BAP y 2,4-D fue utilizado para las fases de inducción y subcultivo de los callos. Para la regeneración de brotes y el enraizamiento, se emplearon dos concentraciones de BAP. En todas las variedades analizadas se logró una buena respuesta, obteniéndose más de 10 brotes adventicios. Finalmente, fue posible lograr un crecimiento y desarrollo uniformes y esas plantas se desarrollan en invernadero satisfactoriamente.

  18. Estudo da atividade antibacteriana de plantas medicinais, aromáticas e corantes naturais

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    Maria Teresa Freitas Bara

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available O emprego de recursos naturais como mecanismo auxiliar no tratamento de distintas patologias tem ressurgido, com ênfase, nos útimos tempos. Tendo em vista esta situação, este estudo teve por finalidade investigar a atividade antimicrobiana de algumas plantas medicinais e aromáticas bastantes comuns na cultura brasileira. Foi constatado que, de modo particular, o alecrim-pimenta (Lippia sidoides levou a uma considerável inibição do crescimento bacteriano. Tambêm plantas como alecrim (Rosmarinus officinalis, cravo (Sysygium aromaticum, noz-moscada (Myristica fragrans, pimenta-da-jamaica (Pimenta dioica e sálvia (Salvia officinalis demonstraram constituir fontes eficientes de compostos bioativos antibacterianos.Medicinal plants, natural colour and spices were examined in vitro for antibacterial effects on the growth of Escherichia coli (EPEC serotype O:125, Salmonella thyphimurium, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 7644 and Yersinia enterocolitica ATCC 9610. The most effective medicinal plant was Lippia sidoides at concentration of 3 percent (w/v, that added to Trypticase Soya Broth completely inhibited the growth of S. thyphimurium, S. aureus, L. monocytogenes and Y. enterocolitica. Among the spices, the cloves (Sysygium aromaticum extract had the strongest inhibitory activity on the growth of E. coli, S. thyphimurium e Y. enterocolitica demonstred through the agar difussion technique. Sage (Salvia officinalis and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis extracts inhibited the growth of L. monocytogenes and S. aureus. The nutmeg (Myristica fragrans extract also prevented the development of L. monocytogenes.

  19. EVALUACIÓN DE LA PLANTA Lemna minor COMO BIORREMEDIADORA DE AGUAS CONTAMINADAS CON MERCURIO

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    Adolfo D. Arenas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la capacidad biorremediadora de Lemna minor en función del tiempo en aguas contaminadas con mercurio mediante un diseño experimental de 3 bloques al azar con cinco réplicas: un grupo experimental con 100 g de Lemna, 7,5 L de agua contaminada con Hg (0,13 mgL-1 y solución nutritiva; un grupo Testigo con 100 g de Lemna, 7,5 L de agua y solución nutritiva y un grupo control con mercurio al nivel de 0,13 mgL-1 en agua destilada sin plantas. La eficiencia de remoción de mercurio de la Lemna minor, en 22 días, fue de 30%. Las variables peso fresco, peso seco, y nitrógeno y fósforo foliares no presentaron diferencias significativas entre los dos tratamientos. La absorción de potasio, fue afectada por los niveles de mercurio. La planta Lemna minor representa una alternativa para la remoción de mercurio en aguas contaminadas hasta un nivel de 0,13 mg/L.

  20. Las plantas vasculares de los afloramientos rocosos de Suesca, Cordillera Oriental colombiana

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    Betancur Julio César

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se muestrearon las plantas vasculares presentes en tres tipos de afloramientos rocosos del municipio de Suesca, departamento de Cundinamarca (Colombia, ubicados entre 2.800 y 3.000 m de altitud. Estos sitios se denominaron Valle de los Halcones (VH, Farallones de Suesca (FS y Los Monolitos (LM. Cada planta fue recolectada, determinada y se le anotó la superficie en la que crecía (placa, repisa o fisura y el hábito de crecimiento (erecta, colgante o perpendicular a la superficie. Se encontraron 97 especies, correspondientes a 38 familias y 70 géneros. La familia más diversa fue Asteraceae, seguida de Poaceae, Orchidaceae, Bromeliaceae y Polypodiaceae. El género con más especies fue Tillandsia, seguido de Polypodium. Los sitos de muestreo con mayor diversidad fueron VH y FS. En LM las familias con más especies fueron Asteraceae y Poaceae, en FS Poaceae y Asteraceae y en VH Asteraceae y Orchidaceae. En VH las placas fue la superficie con mayor número de especies, mientras que en LM fueron las repisas y en FS las placas y las repisas. La mayoría de las especies encontradas en todos los sitos fueron erectas, seguidas de las perpendiculares a la superficie. Los tres sitios de muestreo mostraron alta similitud florística entre sí.

  1. Omissão de macronutrientes em plantas de amendoim Deficiency of macronutrients in peanuts

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    Francisco Solano de Oliveira Rodrigues Filho

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantas de amendoim Arachis hypogaea L. 'Tatu' foram cultivadas em condições de casa de vegetação, em vasos de Mitscherlich contendo areia lavada e irrigados com solução nutritiva completa e com soluções nutritivas com a omissão de cada macronutriente (N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S. As plantas mostraram sintomas de deficiência de macronutrientes, com exceção do fósforo, na ausência de cada elemento, relacionados com os seus baixos teores e redução no crescimento, desenvolvimento e produção de matéria seca.Peanut plants (Arachis hypogaea L. were cultivated in washed sand, under greenhouse conditions, irrigated with a complete nutrient solution and nutrient solutions with absence of each macronutrient (N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S. Typical symptoms of macronutrient deficiencies were observed, except for phosphorus, related to the content of the element in the plant. The absence of macronutrients also influenced the plant dry matter production, development and height.

  2. Arabidopsis DAYU/ABERRANT PEROXISOME MORPHOLOGY9 is a key regulator of peroxisome biogenesis and plays critical roles during pollen maturation and germination in planta.

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    Li, Xin-Ran; Li, Hong-Ju; Yuan, Li; Liu, Man; Shi, Dong-Qiao; Liu, Jie; Yang, Wei-Cai

    2014-02-01

    Pollen undergo a maturation process to sustain pollen viability and prepare them for germination. Molecular mechanisms controlling these processes remain largely unknown. Here, we report an Arabidopsis thaliana mutant, dayu (dau), which impairs pollen maturation and in vivo germination. Molecular analysis indicated that DAU encodes the peroxisomal membrane protein ABERRANT PEROXISOME MORPHOLOGY9 (APEM9). DAU is transiently expressed from bicellular pollen to mature pollen during male gametogenesis. DAU interacts with peroxisomal membrane proteins PEROXIN13 (PEX13) and PEX16 in planta. Consistently, both peroxisome biogenesis and peroxisome protein import are impaired in dau pollen. In addition, the jasmonic acid (JA) level is significantly decreased in dau pollen, and the dau mutant phenotype is partially rescued by exogenous application of JA, indicating that the male sterility is mainly due to JA deficiency. In addition, the phenotypic survey of peroxin mutants indicates that the PEXs most likely play different roles in pollen germination. Taken together, these data indicate that DAU/APEM9 plays critical roles in peroxisome biogenesis and function, which is essential for JA production and pollen maturation and germination.

  3. Selección genética de plantas elites de palma aceitera, utilizando software SELEGEN REML/BLUP

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    Carlos Oliva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La palma aceitera es uno de cultivos de la Amazonía Peruana, que genera en los inversionistas mayor interés,que ha permitido instalar al menos 70 mil ha. Al Perú ha ingresado semillas de palma aceitera de alto valorgenético, por su resistencia a enfermedad, plagas y alto rendimiento, pero durante el tiempo ha experimentadovariabilidad en los diferentes ecosistemas del país.Este trabajo tuvo por objetivo la selección genéticacomputarizada para la selección de plantas elites de alto rendimiento de racimos de fruta fresca (RFF depalma aceitera. Para realizar el análisis genético computarizado, se dispuso del software SELEGEN Rml/Blup,que es un programa diseñado para el análisis y la selección. Benin y Costa deMarfil son las que tienen mejorpromedio, cuyo valor mínimo es de 22,1 kg/planta y el valor máximo corresponde de 375,9 kg/planta. Elhibrido 2301 tiene los mejores promedios de rendimiento, seguido por el híbrido 2401, cuyo valores derendimiento extremosmáximo superior a 340 kg/planta. El primer año, el rendimiento promedio fue de 46,62kg/planta y para el tercer año de producción el promedio pasó a 142,82 kg/pl. La repetibilidad individual pararendimiento de RFF kg/planta en ambos grupos 2007 y 2008 fue de 0,10 y la repetibilidad del promedio decosechas fue de 0,87 y 0,82 para los grupos 2007 y 2008, respectivamente. Esto propició una exactitudselectiva de 0,93 para el grupo 2007 y de 0,90 para el grupo del 2008.

  4. Expression of sialyl-Tn antigen in breast cancer cells transfected with the human CMP-Neu5Ac: GalNAc alpha2,6-sialyltransferase (ST6GalNac I) cDNA.

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    Julien, S; Krzewinski-Recchi, M A; Harduin-Lepers, A; Gouyer, V; Huet, G; Le Bourhis, X; Delannoy, P

    2001-01-01

    Sialyl-Tn antigen (STn) is a cancer associated carbohydrate antigen over-expressed in several cancers including breast cancer, and currently associated with more aggressive diseases and poor prognosis. However, the commonly used breast cancer cell lines (MDA-MB-231, T47-D and MCF7) do not express STn antigen. The key step in the biosynthesis of STn is the transfer of a sialic acid residue in alpha2,6-linkage to GalNAc alpha-O-Ser/Thr. This reaction is mainly catalyzed by a CMP-Neu5Ac GalNAc alpha2,6-sialyltransferase: ST6GalNAc I. In order to generate STn-positive breast cancer cells, we have cloned a cDNA encoding the full-length human ST6GalNAc I from HT-29-MTX cells. The stable transfection of MDA-MB-231 with an expression vector encoding ST6GalNAc I induces the expression of STn antigen at the cell surface. The expression of STn short cuts the initial O-glycosylation pattern of these cell lines, by competing with the Core-1 beta1,3-galactosyltransferase, the first enzyme involved in the elongation of O-glycan chains. Moreover, we show that STn expression is associated with morphological changes, decreased growth and increased migration of MDA-MB-231 cells.

  5. A full-length infectious clone of beet soil-borne virus indicates the dispensability of the RNA-2 for virus survival in planta and symptom expression on Chenopodium quinoa leaves.

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    Crutzen, François; Mehrvar, Mohsen; Gilmer, David; Bragard, Claude

    2009-12-01

    For a better understanding of the functionality and pathogenicity of beet soil-borne virus (BSBV), full-length cDNA clones have been constructed for the three genomic RNAs. With the aim of assessing their effectiveness and relative contribution to the virus housekeeping functions, transcripts were inoculated on Chenopodium quinoa and Beta macrocarpa leaves using five genome combinations. Both RNAs-1 (putative replicase) and -3 (putative movement proteins) proved to be essential for virus replication in planta and symptom production on C. quinoa, whereas RNA-2 (putative coat protein, CP, and a read-through domain, RT) was not. No symptoms were recorded on B. macrocarpa, but viral RNAs were detected. In both host plants, the 19 kDa CP was detected by Western blotting as well as a 115 kDa protein corresponding to the CP-RT.

  6. CRECIMIENTO DE PLANTAS DE TOMATE (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) EN UN SUELO ROJO COMPACTADO TRATADO CON LODO DE DEPURADORA

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    E. Utria; Inés Reynaldo; Cabrera, A.; Ada Morúa

    2004-01-01

    Con el objetivo de evaluar y comparar la respuesta de algunos componentes del crecimiento en plantas de tomate, en un suelo Ferralítico Rojo compactado tratado con varias dosis de lodo de depuradora, se realizó el presente trabajo en el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas. Se hizo un experimento que se repitió por dos años, en los cuales los resultados mostraron un incremento de la altura de la planta, diámetro del tallo, superficie foliar, masa seca de la parte aérea y radical de las pl...

  7. ¿Qué sabemos sobre las plantas “peligrosas” que conviven con nuestros niños?

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    Perez Cuadra, Vanesa

    2010-01-01

    Muchas plantas ornamentales poseen compuestos tóxicos para humanos y animales. Teniendo en cuenta que la probabilidad de contacto con ellas es elevada en niños pequeños, surge como necesario advertir sobre su posible presencia en Jardines de Infantes y acercar el conocimiento de la peligrosidad de éstas para prevenir posibles intoxicaciones. Este trabajo comprende el relevamiento de plantas ornamentales en dichos establecimientos del Partido de Bahía Blanca (Prov. Buenos Aires). El 60% de las...

  8. Pigmentos lipossolúveis e hidrossolúveis em plantas de salvínia sob toxicidade por cromo

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    P.F. Pereira; F. Antunes; Braga, V. F.; C. F. Resende; Ribeiro, C.; Peixoto,P.H.P.

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    Devido à intensa utilização industrial, o cromo é considerado um importante poluente ambiental. O presente trabalho objetivou determinar os teores de pigmentos hidro e lipossolúveis em plantas de salvínia expostas a concentrações crescentes de Cr, visando estabelecer parâmetros bioquímicos para utilização dessa macrófita em programas de biomonitoramento e/ou fitorremediação da poluição causada por esse poluente metálico em ambientes aquáticos. As plantas foram submetidas a concentrações cresc...

  9. Estudio de plantas medicinales usadas en la comunidad indígena Tikuna del alto Amazonas, Macedonia.

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    Entre Febrero del 2008 y Octubre del 2009, se realizó una investigación de plantas asociadas a las enfermedades más frecuentes en la Comunidad TIKUNA de Macedonia ubicada a 57 km de Leticia. Para realizar este estudio se aplicaron tres tipos de encuestas basadas en las “TRAMIL”. A a partir de estas, se establece como resultado el reporte de 115 plantas de valor de uso medicinal dentro de la Comunidad, y 308 remedios aplicados para la cura de diferentes enfermedades. Se presentó un listado que...

  10. Transformación de plantas mediada por agrobacterium: “ingeniería genética natural aplicada”

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    Valderrama, Ana Milena

    2011-01-01

    Agrobacterium tumefaciens tiene la capacidad de transferir ADN entre reinos diferentes. El impacto de este hallazgo ha tenido grandes aplicaciones en diversos campos de la biología vegetal, agricultura y biotecnología. En este artículo se describen los procesos por los cuales Agrobacterium realiza la transferencia de ADN a la planta, puntualizando en 7 eventos fundamentales para la interacción A. tumefaciens-planta y esta dirigido a profesionales de las áreas biológicas que estén interesados...

  11. Efecto del cambio climático sobre las interacciones planta-animal y sus consecuencias sobre los ecosistemas

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    Maglianesi Sandoz, Maria Alejandra; Jones Román, Gabriela

    2016-01-01

    Las comunidades ecológicas están organizadas en redes complejas de interacción donde las especies se relacionan unas con otras a través de diferentes tipos de interacciones. Las interacciones mutuamente benéficas entre plantas y sus polinizadores y dispersores de semillas tienen una gran influencia en la dinámica de la comunidad y han contribuido a generar la biodiversidad sobre la Tierra. Además, las interacciones mutualistas planta-animal son claves en proveer funciones y servicios ecosisté...

  12. CRECIMIENTO DE PLANTAS DE TOMATE (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) EN UN SUELO ROJO COMPACTADO TRATADO CON LODO DE DEPURADORA

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    E. Utria; Inés Reynaldo; Cabrera, A; Ada Morúa

    2004-01-01

    Con el objetivo de evaluar y comparar la respuesta de algunos componentes del crecimiento en plantas de tomate, en un suelo Ferralítico Rojo compactado tratado con varias dosis de lodo de depuradora, se realizó el presente trabajo en el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas. Se hizo un experimento que se repitió por dos años, en los cuales los resultados mostraron un incremento de la altura de la planta, diámetro del tallo, superficie foliar, masa seca de la parte aérea y radical de las pl...

  13. APLICACIÓN FOLIAR DE ÁCIDO GLUTÁMICO EN PLANTAS DE JITOMATE (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

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    José Reynaldo Serna-Rodríguez; Rogelio Castro-Brindis; María Teresa Colinas-León; Jaime Sahagún-Castellanos; Juan Enrique Rodríguez-Pérez

    2011-01-01

    El ácido glutámico es un aminoácido que participa en diversos procesos metabólicos en la planta. El objetivo fue determinar si la aplicación foliar de ácido glutámico produce mejor desarrollo de la planta de jitomate y un incremento en la producción de frutos. El experimento fue desarrollado bajo condiciones de invernadero e hidroponia. Las variables en las cuales hubo respuesta positiva a la aplicación de ácido glutámico fueron: contenido de clorofila b, peso de frutos frescos, peso de fruto...

  14. Recolha e processamento de plantas aquáticas com vista a remoção de nutrientes

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    Dâmaso, Diogo Pinto de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    Na área do Baixo Vouga existem extensas zonas em que ocorrem importantes populações de macrófitas, nomeadamente jacinto-aquático (Eichhornia crassipes) e pinheirinha-de-água (Myriophyllum aquaticum). Tendo em consideração as vantagens e desvantagens da presença destas plantas nos sistemas aquáticos, é obvio que ter o conhecimento da variação sazonal da biomassa e em teor de nutrientes que estas plantas apresentam, em conjunto com a quantificação da sua distribuição espaci...

  15. Diseño de una planta de envasado de patatas en atmósfera modificada

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    Roldán Fernández, Rubén

    2012-01-01

    El proyecto pretende diseñar una planta de envasado de patatas, variedad Monalisa, para su comercialización y posterior distribución de este producto hortofrutícola. En dicha planta se realizarán las operaciones de lavado, pelado, selección, corte, secado y envasado en atmósfera modificada (CO2, O2 y N2). El producto envasado se almacenará en cámaras frigoríficas hasta su comercialización. Los españoles consumimos una media de 60,54 Kg de hortalizas frescas por persona y ...

  16. Plantas palustres e aquáticas que se comportam como invasoras, no Estado de Minas Gerais

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    Mitzi Brandão

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram cadastradas as espécies palustres e aquáticas com comportamento de plantas invasoras, quando da obstrução de canais de irrigação e drenagem de lagos, represas, ou ainda como competidoras em culturas irrigadas. As plantas cadastradas no presente trabalho somam um total de 113 espécies, englobando 64 gêneros e 40 famílias.Are listed the boggy and aquatic plants that behave as weeds in the obstruction of drainage and irrigation canals, lakes, dams or irrigated crops, totalling 113 species, involving 64 genera and 40 families.

  17. Calidad nutricional de la planta de sorgo negro forrajero (Sorghum almum) para alimentación animal

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    Ana Lorena Amador; Carlos Boschini

    2000-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo fue determinar el desarrollo fenológico de la planta y su calidad nutricional de la planta de sorgo en diferentes etapas de crecimiento. La siembra se realizó en la Estación experimental Alfredo Volio Mata, de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Se plantaron 18kg del 88% de semilla germinable. El primer muestreo se realizó 24 días después de la emergencia, y luego cada 14 días hasta los 150 días. La producción de biomasa verde y seca en tallos, h...

  18. Ação de herbicidas sobre mecanismos de defesa das plantas aos patógenos

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    Rizzardi Mauro Antônio; Fleck Nilson Gilberto; Agostinetto Dirceu; Balbinot Jr. Alvadi Antônio

    2003-01-01

    As plantas necessitam defender-se continuamente do ataque de agentes biológicos e de estresses do ambiente. A imobilidade e a falta de sistema imunológico, como ocorre em animais, fizeram com que as plantas desenvolvessem mecanismos de defesa, em que cada célula possui tanto capacidade de defesa induzida quanto pré-formada. No entanto, esses mecanismos podem ser influenciados pelo uso de herbicidas. A presente revisão objetivou apresentar os efeitos de herbicidas em mecanismos de defesa das p...

  19. DÉFICIT HÍDRICO E OS PROCESSOS MORFOLÓGICO E FISIOLÓGICO DAS PLANTAS

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Esta breve revisão de literatura tem como objetivo abordar alguns aspectos dos fatores morfológicos e fisiológicos que, direta ou indiretamente, influenciam na habilidade das plantas em adaptar-se a diferentes condições de déficit hídrico durante seu crescimento e desenvolvimento. A sensibilidade do desenvolvimento das folhas ao déficit hídrico pode mudar no transcorrer do dia ou nas diferentes estações do ano, porém a limitação de expansão na área foliar pode ser considerada como uma primeira reação das plantas a esse déficit. Plantas cultivadas sob condições adequadas de suprimento hídrico são, normalmente, menos resistentes ao déficit hídrico e, quando da ocorrência rápida do déficit hídrico, os mecanismos morfofisiológicos são severamente afetados, pois a planta necessitaria adaptar-se rapidamente a esta situação de déficit; entretanto, quando o déficit hídrico ocorre gradualmente e/ou no início do ciclo, mais facilmente ocorre a adaptação das plantas. A tolerância da planta ao déficit hídrico parece ser um importante mecanismo de resistência para manter o processo produtivo em condições de baixa disponibilidade de água às plantas. "Por isso, a importância de se abordar alguns aspectos dos fatores morfológicos e fisiológicos que influenciam a habilidade das plantas na adaptação a situações de déficit hídrico."

  20. Estudio cualitativo de sustancias activas presentes en la planta Adiantum capillus veneris L

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    Se realizó un estudio experimental mediante ensayos cualitativos de tamizaje fitoquímico, con el objetivo de evaluar la presencia de sustancias activas en la droga cruda, extractos, alcohólico y acuoso, de la planta Adiantum capillus veneris L. (culantrillo de pozo), muy utilizada por la población para disminuir la caída del cabello, prevenir el catarro, la tos y combatir las enfermedades de las vías urinarias. Esta planta no está descrita farmacognósticamente en Cuba. Las muestras de la plan...

  1. Levantamento da fauna de Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) em cultivo de coqueiro anão verde associado à plantas invasoras

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    Emerson Comério; Helena Onody; Vera Benassi

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    Este trabalho teve por objetivo realizar um levantamento da fauna de Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) em cultivo de coqueiro anão verde e avaliar a influência de plantas invasoras sobre esta fauna. As amostragens foram realizadas semanalmente durante o período de março/2008 a fevereiro/2009, utilizando armadilhas Möericke em uma área mantida roçada e outra com a presença de plantas invasoras. Foram obtidos 569 exemplares pertencentes a 11 subfam...

  2. Transformación de plantas mediada por agrobacterium: “ingeniería genética natural aplicada”

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    Valderrama, Ana Milena

    2011-01-01

    Agrobacterium tumefaciens tiene la capacidad de transferir ADN entre reinos diferentes. El impacto de este hallazgo ha tenido grandes aplicaciones en diversos campos de la biología vegetal, agricultura y biotecnología. En este artículo se describen los procesos por los cuales Agrobacterium realiza la transferencia de ADN a la planta, puntualizando en 7 eventos fundamentales para la interacción A. tumefaciens-planta y esta dirigido a profesionales de las áreas biológicas que estén interesados...

  3. Crystallization of DIR1, a LTP2-like resistance signalling protein from Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Lascombe, Marie-Bernard, E-mail: marie-bernard.lascombe@univ-paris5.fr [UMR 8015 CNRS, Faculté de Pharmacie, 4 Avenue de l’Observatoire, 75006 Paris (France); Buhot, Nathalie [John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH (United Kingdom); Bakan, Bénédicte; Marion, Didier [Unité de Recherches Biopolymères, Interactions, Assemblages, INRA, La Géraudière, BP 71627 (France); Blein, Jean Pierre [Phytopharmacie et Biochimie des Interactions Cellulaires, UMR 692 CNRS, INRA, BP 86510, Dijon CEDEX (France); Lamb, Chris J. [John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH (United Kingdom); Prangé, Thierry [UMR 8015 CNRS, Faculté de Pharmacie, 4 Avenue de l’Observatoire, 75006 Paris (France)

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    DIR1, a putative LTP2 protein from Arabidopsis thaliana implicated in systemic acquired resistance in planta, has been crystallized in space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} with one molecule per asymmetric unit. DIR1, a putative LTP2 protein from Arabidopsis thaliana implicated in systemic acquired resistance in planta, has been crystallized in space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} with one molecule per asymmetric unit. The crystals diffract to a resolution of 1.6 Å.

  4. Plantas transgênicas e seus produtos: impactos, riscos e segurança alimentar (Biossegurança de plantas transgênicas

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    Nodari Rubens Onofre

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho aborda tópicos relacionados com plantas transgênicas, também chamadas de Organismos Geneticamente Modificados, alimentos derivados delas e segurança alimentar. As biotecnologias modernas são ferramentas de grande potencial de reprogramação dos seres vivos. Contudo, o maior problema na análise de risco destes organismos gerados pela biotecnologia é que seus efeitos não podem ser previstos em sua totalidade. Os riscos à saúde humana incluem aqueles inesperados, alergias, toxicidade e intolerância. No ambiente, as conseqüências são a transferência lateral de genes, a poluição genética e os efeitos prejudiciais a organismos não-alvo. O princípio da equivalência substancial, até agora utilizado, deveria ser abandonado em favor de um cientificamente embasado. Com a aprovação em janeiro de 2002 do Protocolo Internacional de Biossegurança, o princípio da precaução foi estabelecido como básico e a rotulagem tornou-se obrigatória. A percepção pública obriga empresas e cientistas a um maior uso da ciência na análise de risco antes do consumo destes alimentos.

  5. Plasmodesmos: transporte simplástico de herbicidas na planta Plasmodesmata: symplastic transport of herbicides within the plant

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    G. Concenço

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Plasmodesmos são canais responsáveis pela conexão citoplasmática entre células vizinhas, possibilitando a troca de moléculas de informação, funcionais, estruturais ou ainda de xenobióticos entre as células pertencentes a um mesmo grupo. Células pertencentes ao mesmo conjunto (domínio constituem-se numa unidade funcional, e substâncias podem se mover entre estas células com velocidade muito superior à observada no transporte através de membranas. Os plasmodesmos podem atuar ainda no transporte a longa distância, tanto pela associação com o floema como pelo intercâmbio entre domínios simplásticos. Quando a planta se encontra sob estresse e as taxas de transporte via xilema e floema são mais reduzidas, os plasmodesmos podem ser mais efetivos no transporte a longa distância, das moléculas de herbicidas sistêmicos. Falta ainda esclarecer se existe afinidade entre moléculas de determinados herbicidas com as proteínas da superfície interna dos plasmodesmos, o que poderia facilitar o transporte desses herbicidas pela manipulação do Tamanho Limite de Exclusão do plasmodesmo, independentemente do tamanho da molécula, bem como determinar se a semelhança com algum composto natural da planta promove maior taxa de transporte simplástico. Pouca importância tem sido dada à participação dos plasmodesmos no transporte de herbicidas sistêmicos. No entanto, o avanço dos trabalhos com produtos marcados e a intensificação das pesquisas em fisiologia vegetal para melhor entendimento dos processos referentes à absorção, translocação, conjugação e/ou degradação de herbicidas podem esclarecer muitos aspectos ainda não definidos do transporte de herbicidas via xilema e floema e sua associação com o apoplasto e domínios simplásticos.Plasmodesmata are plasma channels connecting neighboring cells and allowing the exchange of informational, functional and structural molecules and xenobiotics among cells of the same

  6. Transgenic tomato plants expressing the antigen gene PfCP-2.9 of Plasmodium falciparum Plantas transgênicas de tomate expressando o gene do antígeno PfCP-2.9 de Plasmodium falciparum

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    Mihail Kantor

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to obtain transgenic tomato plants expressing the PfCP-2.9 protein (a chimera of the antigens MSP1 and AMA1 of Plasmodium falciparum. Cotyledons of seven-day-old tomatoes, cultivar Summers, were transformed via Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Transgenic expression in the T0 plants was verified in the DNA extracted from fruits. PCR analysis was used to test the presence of the gene of interest in the T1 generation. Reverse transcriptase PCR provided evidence of gene expression at the RNA level, and Western blot analysis confirmed the presence of the protein of interest in the T1 plants. This is the first report of successful transformation with the expression of a malaria antigen (PfCP-2.9 in transgenic tomato plants from the T0 and T1 generations.O objetivo deste trabalho foi obter plantas transgênicas de tomate que expressem a proteína PfCP-2.9 (uma quimera dos antígenos MSP1 e AMA1 de Plasmodium falciparum. Cotilédones de tomate, cultivar Summers, com sete dias de idade, foram transformados via Agrobacterium tumefaciens. A expressão transgênica nas plantas T0 foi verificada no DNA extraído dos frutos. A análise por PCR foi utilizada para testar a presença do gene de interesse na geração T1. A evidência da expressão do gene no RNA foi constatada por meio da PCR de transcriptase reversa, e a análise "Western blot" confirmou a presença da proteína de interesse nas plantas T1. Este é o primeiro relato de transformação bem sucedida com a expressão de um antígeno da malária (PfCP-2,9 em plantas transgênicas de tomate da geração T0 e T1.

  7. Evidence for the Sialylation of PilA, the PI-2a Pilus-Associated Adhesin of Streptococcus agalactiae Strain NEM316: e0138103

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    Eric Morello; Adeline Mallet; Yoan Konto-Ghiorghi; Thibault Chaze; Michel-Yves Mistou; Giulia Oliva; Liliana Oliveira; Anne-Marie Di Guilmi; Patrick Trieu-Cuot; Shaynoor Dramsi

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    .... We and others previously showed that the PI-2a pilus polymers, made of the backbone pilin PilB, the tip adhesin PilA and the cell wall anchor protein PilC, promote adhesion to host epithelia and biofilm formation...

  8. Evidence for the Sialylation of PilA, the PI-2a Pilus-Associated Adhesin of Streptococcus agalactiae Strain NEM316

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    Morello, Eric; Mallet, Adeline; Konto-Ghiorghi, Yoan; Chaze, Thibault; Mistou, Michel-Yves; Oliva, Giulia; Oliveira, Liliana; Di Guilmi, Anne-Marie; Trieu-Cuot, Patrick; Dramsi, Shaynoor

    2015-01-01

    .... We and others previously showed that the PI-2a pilus polymers, made of the backbone pilin PilB, the tip adhesin PilA and the cell wall anchor protein PilC, promote adhesion to host epithelia and biofilm formation...

  9. Alelopatia de cultivos de cobertura vegetal sobre plantas infestantes = Allelopathy of cover crop on weed plants

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    Luciene Kazue Tokura

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho avaliou o potencial alelopático de cultivos de cobertura vegetal de trigo, aveia preta, milheto, nabo forrageiro e colza sobre o desenvolvimento de plantas infestantes e verificou qual das coberturas vegetais exerce maior controle sobre as mesmas. Os cultivos de cobertura vegetal foram implantados sob preparo convencional (uma aração e uma gradagem no Núcleo Experimental de Engenharia Agrícola (NEEA, da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná (Unioeste, Cascavel, Estado do Paraná. Mensalmente, realizou-se o acompanhamento e identificação das plantas infestantes emersas nas áreas de cobertura vegetal no período de agosto de 2000 a agosto de 2001. Os resultados obtidos permitiram concluir que das espécies encontradas, o capim marmelada foi o que apresentou maior potencial alelopático e a erva-de-santa-maria o menor. As coberturasvegetais que apresentaram melhor controle do total de plantas infestantes presentes na área experimental, incluindo àquelas com reconhecido potencial alelopático, foram aveia preta, colza, nabo forrageiro e milheto.This work evaluated the cover crop allelopathic potential of wheat, black oat, pearl millet, turnip and rape on the development of weed plants. It also verified which cover crop has larger control on the weed plants. The cover crop was implanted under conventional tillage (one disk plowing plus one disk harrowing in the Experimental Nucleus of Agricultural Engineering (NEEA, of the State University of the West of Paraná (Unioeste, Cascavel, Paraná State. Monthly (from August 2000 to August 2001, weed plants identification in the cover crop area was made. Results showed that from the found species, the alexander grass was the one that presented larger allelopathic potential, and, the mexican-tea was the one that presented smaller control. The vegetable coverings that presented larger control of the total of weed plants in the experimental area, including those with

  10. Viabilidad de semillas de arroz provenientes de plantas obtenidas in vitro

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    Maylin Pérez-Bernal

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la viabilidad de semillas de arroz índica (Oryza sativa L. variedad IACuba-28 provenientes de plantas cultivadas in vitro. Dichas semillas fueron conservadas en bolsas de plástico durante 0, 2, 5, 7, 9 y 12 años en un banco de semillas a 4 °C y 34% de humedad relativa. La prueba de germinación se realizó en una muestra aleatoria de las accesiones A2000, A2003, A2005, A2007, A2010, A2012 y como prueba bioquímica se determinó la actividad alfa-amilasa en las semillas en germinación. En ambas determinaciones se incluyeron controles positivos con semillas nuevas obtenidas de plantas cultivadas en campo. Se halló una reducción progresiva del porcentaje de germinación, a medida que aumentó el tiempo de conservación en banco de germoplasma, así, a los 12 años de conservación se dio el mayor número de semillas muertas, contaminadas y plantas anormales. En todas las accesiones se observó un aumento de la actividad alfa-amilasa hasta el quinto día de germinación para luego disminuir, encontrando diferencias (P < 0.05 entre accesiones jóvenes y antiguas. La actividad alfaamilasa promedio en el quinto día de germinación fue de 0.25 en las accesiones con menor tiempo de almacenamiento, mientras que en las más antiguas fue de 0.192. La diferencia más marcada se observó en la accesión almacenada por 12 años, donde el pico de actividad sólo llegó a 0.0614. Este estudio demostró que las semillas provenientes de cultivo in vitro mantienen su viabilidad durante 10 años de almacenamiento en las condiciones del estudio; transcurrido este tiempo se perciben cambios desfavorables en los parámetros de germinación y en los niveles de la actividad alfa-amilasa.

  11. Representations and uses of medicinal plants in elderly men Representaciones y usos de las plantas medicinales en mayores Representações e usos de plantas medicinais por homens idosos

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    Silvia Cristina da Silva Lima

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to know and understand the representations and use of medicinal plants by elderly men assisted in the Family Health Strategies of Dourados, MS. Participated in this study, 18 elderly men aged over 60 years, using four or more medications. The research was conducted with qualitative approach. The results showed that there is still the consumption of medicinal plants among the elderly, especially in the treatment of minor harm. The representations about the plants seem anchored in the concept of safety; they are natural and few side effects. Its use is made concurrently with the manufactured medicines without regard to risk of interactions. Older men use medicinal plants, without however reporting to health professionals. Therefore, it is necessary continuing education focused on phytotherapy health team and nursing, contributing to safe and effective use of medicinal plants.El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer y comprender las representaciones y el uso de plantas medicinales por los mayores asistidos en Estrategias de Salud de la Familia de Dourados/MS. Participaron de ese estudio 18 hombres de edad con edad igual o superior a 60 años, haciendo uso de cuatro o más medicamentos. Se trató de investigación cualitativa, descriptiva y exploratoria. Los resultados apuntaron que aun existe el consumo de plantas medicinales entre los mayores, principalmente en el tratamiento de mortalidades menores. Las representaciones sobre las plantas medicinales parecen ancladas en la concepción de seguridad, o sea, son naturales y pocos efectos colaterales. Su uso es hecho concomitantemente con los medicamentos industrializados, sin atentar los riesgos de las interacciones. Los mayores utilizan las plantas medicinales sin, sin embargo, relatar a los profesionales de salud. Luego, se hace necesario la educación permanente del equipo de salud y de la enfermería vuelta para la fitoterapia, aportando al uso seguro y eficaz de las

  12. Diseño de un Sistema de Detección y Diagnóstico de Fallas basado en Modelo para una Planta Desalinizadora de Agua de Mar

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    Los sistemas de diagnóstico de fallas cumplen un papel importante en los sistemas de control en la actualidad, ya que los distintos elementos que componen la planta son susceptibles a fallas. Las fallas que ocurren en una planta desalinizadora por ósmosis inversa pueden traer como consecuencia una mala calidad de agua desalinizada, reducir considerablemente la eficiencia de producción de la planta, poner en peligro la integridad de los operadores de la planta o provocar problem...

  13. La Nutrición de la Planta y su Problemática en la Agricultura

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    Nubia Zoraida Plazas

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available HANKE, Franz. (2008: La Nutrición de la Planta y su Problemática en la Agricultura, Tunja: Ed. JDC., ISBN: 978-958-44-4168-3Las plantas son organismo, autótrofos capaces de construir las moléculas orgánicas (azúcar, almidón, lípidos, aminoácidos, proteínas, celulosa, entreotras, a partir de los minerales absorbidos  por las raíces, en forma líquida y por las hojas, en forma gaseosa. esta última se da por el gas carbónico y el oxígeno, al entrar a la planta a través de los estomas, pero también por el agua lluvia que le permite a la planta tomar por las hojas: amoniaco, nitratos o sulfatos; compuestos que ayudan al proceso de alimentación vegetal.

  14. Aplicación de traceado eléctrico en una planta de producción de bioetanol

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    López Casado, José Antonio

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    En este proyecto se ha aplicado el traceado eléctrico como sistema de acompañamiento de calor, en substitución del antiguo sistema por medio de acompañamiento de vapor, en una planta de producción de Bioetanol

  15. RESIDUOS DE ALMIDONES Y EL USO DE PLANTAS DURANTE EL HOLOCENO MEDIO EN EL CAUCA MEDIO (COLOMBIA

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    Aceituno Francisco

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan datos de almidones que sugieren el uso de plantas porgrupos forrajeros que ocuparon el río San Eugenio (Cauca medio durante la primeramitad del Holoceno medio. Se logró recuperar una gran cantidad de granos dealmidón (325 de instrumentos de molienda (manos y placas procedentes de nivelesprecerámicos del sitio arqueológico La Pochola. Los datos indican el aprovechamientode plantas ricas en carbohidratos, entre las que se encuentra una variedad de Phaseolus(silvestre o domesticada, convirtiendo al Cauca medio en una región promisoria paraestudiar la domesticación y la expansión de este género. Por último, se propone unmodelo de manejo del bosque basado en el uso selectivo de plantas y en el incrementode la diversidad local, que antecedió a la llegada y el uso de plantas domesticadasde origen alóctono.

  16. Acúmulo de nutrientes em soja convencional e soja RR em diferentes tipos de controle de planta daninha

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    Zobiole, L.H.S; Oliveira JR., R.S; Constantin, J; Oliveira JR, A; Castro, C; Oliveira, F.A; Kremer, R.J; Moreira, A; Romagnoli, L.M

    2012-01-01

    ... o acúmulo de nutrientes em diferentes estádios fenológicos entre os cultivares BRS 184 (convencional) e BRS 243 RR (transgênico), com mesmo ciclo vegetativo e reprodutivo, sob diferentes sistemas de manejo de plantas daninhas...

  17. Plantas Medicinales Españolas. Mentha pulegium L. (Labiatae) (Poleo, Poleo-menta)

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    En la presente monografía sobre Mentha pulegium L. se incluye la descripción botánica, ecología, corología, cultivo, recolección y conservación de la especie. Se analizan las características morfológicas y anatómico-microscópicas de los órganos oficinales, para después aplicar estos conocimientos a la planta troceada (trociscos). Se estudian las aplicaciones terapéuticas, una vez vista su composición química y su acción farmacológica. Se hace referencia a su posible toxicidad, contraindicacio...

  18. Automatic controller to water plants Acionador automático para irrigar plantas

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    Leonardo Oliveira Medici

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Despite the massive demand of water for plant irrigation, there are few devices being used in the automation of this process in agriculture. This work evaluates a simple controller to water plants automatically that can be set up with low cost commercial materials, which are large-scale produced. This controller is composed by a ceramic capsule used in common domestic water filters; a plastic tube around 1.5 m long, and a pressostate used in domestic washing machines. The capsule and the pressostate are connected through the tube so that all parts are filled with water. The ceramic capsule is the sensor of the controller and has to be placed into the plant substrate. The pressostate has to be placed below the sensor and the lower it is, the higher is the water tension to start the irrigation, since the lower is the pressostate the higher is the water column above it and, therefore, the higher is the tension inside the ceramic cup to pull up the water column. The controller was evaluated in the control of drip irrigation for small containers filled with commercial organic substrate or soil. Linear regressions explained the relationship between the position of pressostate and the maximum water tension in the commercial substrate (p A despeito da enorme demanda por água na irrigação de plantas, existem poucos aparelhos para automação deste processo sendo usados na agricultura. Avaliou-se um acionador automático para irrigação, o qual pode ser confeccionado com materiais comerciais de baixo custo, pois são produzidos em larga escala. Este acionador é composto por uma cápsula cerâmica usada em filtros de água domésticos; um tubo plástico com cerca de um metro e meio de comprimento e um pressostato de máquinas de lavar roupas domésticas. A cápsula e o pressostato são conectados pelo tubo de forma que todo o espaço interno seja preenchido com água. A cápsula é o sensor do acionador e deve ser posicionada dentro do substrato das

  19. Leucaena allelopathy on weeds and soybean seed germination / Alelopatia de Leucena sobre soja e plantas invasoras

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    Raquel Leszczynski

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available With the advance of agriculture, there was consequent rising in environment degradation. Therefore, It is interesting the use of plants which have in their chemical composition substances capable of helping in the control of weeds to minimize the use of pesticides. Hence, the objective of this paper was to evaluate solutions of leucena extract on weeds that are frequent on soybean crop. The treatments were leucena extracts at 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100% at room temperature water and water heated to 80°C. The extracts were obtained by crushing 200g of leucena leaves and mixing them with one liter of distilled water with the help of a blender. Seeds were kept in B.O.D. at a temperature of 25°C, with a photoperiod of 12 hours of light. Evaluations were done on a daily basis, from the first to the last day of the experiment, varying according to the species. Results show a negative interference of the extracts, both hot and cold, in the root length of Ipomoea grandifolia, in the percentage of germination and in the root length of Arrowleaf sida and Hair beggarticks. There was no negative interference in the analyzed parameters for soybean seeds. Thus, the results indicate allelopatic potential of Leucaena leuucocephala as an alternative for the management of weeds without interfering on the development of the soybean crop.Com o desenvolvimento da agricultura surgiram os conseqüentes aumentos na degradação ambiental. Assim, estuda-se a utilização de plantas que possuam em sua composição química substâncias capazes de auxiliar no controle de plantas invasoras, amenizando o uso de agrotóxicos. Desta forma, o objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar soluções de extratos de leucena sobre plantas invasoras que freqüentemente ocorrem na cultura da soja. Foram utilizados como tratamentos os seguintes extratos de leucena nas proporções de: 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100% com água à temperatura ambiente e com água aquecida à 80°C. Os extratos foram

  20. Plantas medicinais utilizadas na comunidade urbana de Muribeca, Nordeste do Brasil

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    Gisele Lopes de Oliveira

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available As modernas condições de vida das comunidades urbanas comprometem o uso e transmissão do conhecimento tradicional sobre plantas medicinais. Neste trabalho foi verificada a alteração provocada por treinamento sobre plantas medicinais de um grupo de seis moradoras da comunidade de Muribeca (Jaboatão do Guararapes, PE, comparando-as com vinte moradores com conhecimento adquirido tradicionalmente. A partir de 26 entrevistas semi-estruturadas foram calculados o Fator de Consenso dos Informantes (FCI e a Importância Relativa (IR das plantas citadas pelos dois grupos. As moradoras com treinamento no uso e manipulação citaram 70 espécies, das quais Petiveria alliacea L. e Ocimum selloi Benth. apresentaram os maiores valores de IR (2,0 e 1,6; os sistemas corporais mais indicados e respectivos FCI foram: doenças infecciosas (1,0, doenças das glândulas endócrinas, da nutrição e metabolismo (0,9 e do sistema osteomuscular e tecido conjuntivo (0,89. Os moradores sem treinamento citaram 55 espécies, com maiores valores de IR para Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf (2,0, Lippia alba (Mill. N.E. Br. (2,0 e Mentha x villosa Huds. (1,8; os sistemas corporais mais indicados e respectivos FCI foram: doenças parasitárias (1,0, transtornos dos sistemas nervoso (0,79 e gastrintestinal (0,72. As espécies citadas são semelhantes, mas o treinamento influenciou a importância relativa e indicações de usos das plantas.Modern ways of life in urban communities have altered the use and popular transmission of knowledge about medicinal plants. This study evaluated the changes induced by training in medicinal plants in a group of female residents of the urban community of Muribeca (Jaboatão do Guararapes, Pernambuco, comparing them with other community members who have traditionally acquired knowledge. Semi-structured interviews were employed. Informant Consensus Factor (FIC and Relative Importance (RI of each species cited by the two groups were calculated

  1. Avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana da planta Tradescantia pallida Munt (Taboquinha Roxa

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    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi pesquisar o efeito antimicrobiano in vitro do extrato hidroalcóolico das folhas Tradescantia pallida Munt conhecida como Taboquinha roxa. Foram realizados testes em meio sólido, onde não observou qualquer halo de inibição, e o método de microdiluição, em que os resultados foram expressivos, com determinação da Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM e Concentração Bactericida Mínima (CBM, com resultados em diferentes concentrações. Foram utilizadas cepas padrão de bactérias Gram positivas e Gram negativas. De acordo com os resultados, sugere-se que essa planta apresenta um potencial antimicrobiano.

  2. Estudio De Genes Involucrados En La Biogénesis De Complejos Respiratorios En Plantas

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    Attallah, Carolina Verónica

    2012-01-01

    En esta tesis, estudiamos genes de Arabidopsis thaliana que codifican proteínas que presentan homología con las proteínas Cox17p, Cox19p, Cox11p y Sco1p de levaduras, las que han sido involucradas en la biogénesis de la citocromo c oxidasa (COX). Las respectivas proteínas de plantas parecen tener funciones más complejas, además de su participación en la biogénesis de COX, tales como la respuesta frente a estrés biótico y abiótico, el metabolismo redox mitocondrial y la homeostasis del cobre. ...

  3. Las plantas en su entorno : Ciclo de Conferencias 3-6 noviembre

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    Carbonero Zalduegui, Pilar; García Olmedo, Francisco

    2003-01-01

    En el ámbito tecnocientífico, el final del siglo XX viene marcado por dos revoluciones, una biológica y otra informática. La biológica se apoya en dos pilares: la capacidad de leer genomas completos de los seres vivos y la de transferir genes por ingeniería genética, más allá de las barreras sexuales de la especie. En las aplicaciones de la ingeniería genética a las plantas cultivadas se han realizado mayores progresos que en las relativas a los animales, a pesar de que el problema de la tran...

  4. Señales entre hongos patógenos y plantas hospederas resistentes

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    G. Camarena Gutiérrez

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Los hongos parásitos obligados obtienen sus nutrimentos de células vivas. Durante su ciclo de vida, se forman tres tipos de estructuras intracelulares (hifa de invasión, haustorio M y haustorio D y cada uno puede afectar de manera diferente la membrana de la célula huésped que le rodea, también cómo afectar otros componentes celulares. Cada estructura intracelular también previene que se disparen defensas no específicas de la planta por la actividad del hongo, posiblemente interfiriendo el sistema de señales más que la expresión de defensa.

  5. Desempenho de herbicidas no controle de plantas daninhas em milho silagem

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    E. Philippi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available No estado de Santa Catarina a produção de grãos de milho divide espaço com a produção de milho silagem, sendo está amplamente difundida na pecuária como alimento volumoso para bovinos. Neste sentido, torna-se importante a busca por alternativas que visem minimizar perdas de produtividade, entre elas, reduzir a competição causada por plantas daninhas, que interferem no acúmulo de biomassa. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar a eficiência dos herbicidas Primóleo® (atrazina e Callisto® (mesotriona no controle de plantas daninhas na cultura do milho silagem em duas épocas de cultivos. Os ensaios foram arranjados em delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4x2 (diferentes tipos de controle e diferentes safras. Os tratamentos foram: aplicações dos herbicidas atrazina e mesotriona, a capina mecânica e a testemunha. Para a aplicação dos mesmos, foi realizado o levantamento da população de plantas daninhas de todas as parcelas com área de 12 metros quadrados cada. Posteriormente, com os tratamentos aplicados, foi efetuado avaliações visuais da eficiência de controle aos 14, 21 e 28 dias após a aplicação, onde o herbicida atrazina se mostrou mais eficiente que o mesotriona, as demais variáveis analisadas foram: produtividade, altura de inserção de espiga e rendimento de espiga. Por meio dessas, verificou-se que controle mecânico de plantas daninhas é mais eficiente que o controle químico, e que não houve diferença significativa de rendimento de milho entre os herbicidas mesotriona e atrazina independentemente da época de cultivo.Herbicide performance in weed control in corn silageAbstract: In Santa Catarina, the production of grains of maize shares space with the production of corn silage, which is used in cattle as forage for cattle food. In this sense, it is important to search for alternatives that minimize the loss of productivity, among them, reduce competition caused by weeds that affect

  6. Potencial alelopático de plantas de acapu (Vouacapoua americana: efeitos sobre plantas daninhas de pastagens Allelopathic potential of "acapu" (Vouacapoua americana plants: effects on pasture weed

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    A.P.S. Souza Filho

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    Full Text Available Extratos aquosos de folhas e cascas de plantas de acapu (Vouacapoua americana foram preparados nas concentrações de 0, 1, 2, 3 e 5% (v/v, visando identificar e caracterizar a atividade potencialmente alelopática dessa espécie. Analisaram-se os efeitos dos extratos sobre a germinação de sementes e o alongamento da raiz primária das plantas daninhas malícia (Mimosa pudica e malva (Urena lobata. Os bioensaios de germinação foram desenvolvidos em condições de 25 ºC e fotoperíodo de 12 horas. Para os bioensaios de alongamento da raiz primária, as condições estabelecidas foram de 25 ºC e fotoperíodo de 24 horas. Os resultados obtidos indicaram variações de respostas em função da fonte do extrato aquoso, do parâmetro analisado e da concentração do extrato. As reduções observadas tanto na germinação como no alongamento da raiz primária foram crescentes com o aumento da concentração do extrato, sendo os efeitos mais intensos observados na concentração de 5%. Independentemente da espécie receptora e do parâmetro analisado, o extrato preparado a partir das cascas do acapu evidenciou maior atividade alelopática inibitória. O alongamento da raiz primária foi o parâmetro mais sensível aos efeitos potencialmente alelopáticos do que a germinação das sementes. Comparativamente, cascas e folhas apresentaram diferenças em relação às classes de substâncias químicas. Nas cascas foram encontradas cumarinas que não estavam presentes nas folhas, as quais, por sua vez, apresentaram esteróides e triterpenóides, que não foram identificados nas cascas do acapu.Aqueous extracts from leaves and bark of "Acapu" plants were prepared in concentration levels of 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5% to identify and characterize potential allelopathic activity of such plants. The extract effects on seed germination and primary root elongation of pasture weeds, such as Mimosa pudica and Urena lobata, were analyzed. The germination bioassays were

  7. Importância econômica, epidemiologia e controle das intoxicações por plantas no Brasil

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    Clarice R.M. Pessoa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A importância econômica, epidemiologia e controle das intoxicações por plantas em animais domésticos no Brasil são revisadas. Com os dados dos laboratórios de diagnóstico de diferentes regiões do país, as perdas anuais por mortes de animais foram estimadas em 820.761 a 1.755.763 bovinos, 399.800 a 445.309 ovinos, 52.675 a 63.292 caprinos e 38.559 equinos. No Brasil, atualmente, o número de plantas tóxicas é de 131 espécies e 79 gêneros e aumenta permanentemente. No entanto, a maioria das perdas são causadas por poucas plantas, incluindo Palicourea marcgravii, Amorimia spp., Senecio spp., Pteridium aquilinum, Ateleia glazioviana e Cestrum laevigatum em bovinos, Brachiaria spp em bovinos e ovinos, Nierembergia veitchii, Mimosa tenuiflora e Ipomoea asarifolia em ovinos, plantas que contêm swainsonina (Ipomoea carnea, Turbina cordata e Sida carpinifolia em caprinos e Brachiaria humidicola e Crotalaria retusa em equinos. Os principais fatores epidemiológicos relacionados às intoxicações por plantas incluem palatabilidade, fome, sede, facilitação social, desconhecimento da planta, acesso a plantas tóxicas, dose tóxica, período de ingestão, variações de toxicidade e resistência/susceptibilidade dos animais às intoxicações. Quanto aos métodos de controle e profilaxia descrevem-se os resultados obtidos no Brasil com métodos recentemente desenvolvidos, incluindo controle biológico, aversão alimentar condicionada, utilização de variedades não tóxicas de forrageiras, utilização de animais resistentes às intoxicações e técnicas de indução de resistência.

  8. Ação de extratos de plantas medicinais sobre a motilidade do trato gastrointestinal

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    F.B. Potrich

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Muitas plantas são utilizadas pela população para o tratamento e a cura de doenças. Entre elas encontram-se a Persea major Kopp, Piper mollicomum Kunth. e Serjania erecta Radlk. as quais são utilizadas para diversas enfermidades, inclusive para tratar distúrbios do trato gastrointestinal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar os efeitos dos extratos dessas três plantas sobre a motilidade gastrointestinal. Camundongos Swiss foram tratados com os extratos pela via oral 1 hora antes da administração de uma solução semisólida de carboximetilcelulose 1,5% e vermelho de fenol 0,05% e, após 15 minutos, o esvaziamento gástrico e o trânsito intestinal avaliados. O extrato hidroalcoólico da P. major (100 a 1000 mg Kg-1, p.o. e o extrato hidroalcoólico da P. mollicomum (100 e 300 mg Kg-1, p.o. aumentaram o trânsito intestinal. No entanto, somente o extrato da P. major (100 e 300 mg Kg-1 também aumentou o esvaziamento gástrico. O extrato etanólico da S. erecta (100 a 1000 mg Kg-1, p.o. não alterou a motilidade gastrointestinal. Estes resultados sugerem que a Persea major e a Piper mollicomum mereçam estudos mais aprofundados em busca de princípios ativos ou matéria vegetal efetiva para o tratamento de distúrbios do trato gastrointestinal como a constipação.

  9. Antidiabetic effects of the medicinal plants Efeitos antidiabéticos de plantas medicinais

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    Waleska C. Dornas

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus (DM is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemy that has a significant impact for their patients. Its incidence is raising leading to an increase in the cost of the cares of the disease and of its complications. The treatment involves, besides dietary control and physical activity, the use of drugs that cause side effects to reach wanted pharmacological actions. However, products of plants are, frequently, considered less poisonous and with fewer side effects than synthetic drugs and widely used by the population. In this paper, several species of plants, used experimentally or in the popular medicine, acting by different ways to control glycemia and/or to inhibit symptoms and characteristic complications of the diabetes, they will be reviewed for evaluation of their supposed therapeutic effects.Diabetes mellitus (DM é uma doença metabólica crônica caracterizada por hipeglicemia que tem impacto significante em seus pacientes. Sua incidência está crescendo rapidamente conduzindo para aumento no custo dos cuidados da doença e de suas complicações. O tratamento envolve, além de controle dietético e atividade física, o uso de fármacos que ocasionam efeitos colaterais para atingir ações farmacológicas desejadas. Entretanto, produtos de plantas são, freqüentemente, considerados menos tóxicos e com menos efeitos colaterais que drogas sintéticas e amplamente utilizadas pela população. Nesse trabalho várias espécies de plantas utilizadas experimentalmente ou na medicina popular, agindo de diferentes formas de modo a controlar glicemia e/ou inibir sintomas e complicações características da diabetes serão revisadas para avaliação de seus supostos efeitos terapêuticos.

  10. Brosimum gaudichaudii Trecul (Moraceae: da planta ao medicamento

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    G. L. POZETTI

    2009-01-01

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    O estudo químico, biológico, farmacológico e toxicológico de plantas empregadas como medicamentosas por diferentes populações vem sendo incrementado ao longo dos anos, principalmente na busca de novos medicamentos, quer eles sejam fitoterápicos, homeopáticos ou alopáticos. Envolvido por esse mesmo interesse, buscamos desenvolver pesquisas com a planta brasileira Brosimum gaudichaudii Trecul (Moraceae, entre outras, a qual ocorre nos campos e cerrados e mata mesofítica do país. Com tal finalidade foram obtidos diferentes extratos, separadas frações, isoladas substâncias, principalmente cumarinas – e determinadas as respectivas estruturas empregando métodos espectrométricos e outros. Com a colaboração de outros pesquisadores foi possível realizar diferentes ensaios biológicos e mesmo pesquisa clínica básica, a saber: determinação das atividades anti-helmíntica, antimicrobiana, fotossensibilizante, anticancerígena, toxicológica, mutagênica e estudo patogenético, com a finalidade de se chegar a um medicamento genuinamente brasileiro, seja fitoterápico, seja homeopático. Palavras-chave: Brosimum gaudichaudii Trecul; estudo químico; ensaios biológicos, farmacológicos e toxicológicos; medicamento fitoterápico e homeopático.

  11. Diferentes tratamentos de sementes sobre o desenvolvimento de plantas de soja

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    Ricardo Pereira da Cunha

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A cada ano são descobertos e utilizados novos produtos para o tratamento de sementesna cultura da soja (Glycine maxL. Merril, visando aumentos de produção. Há a necessidade de conhecer a influência desses produtos sobre o desenvolvimento das plantas, a fim de obter sucesso na atividade. O objetivo do experimento foi avaliar o efeito de principais produtos aplicados via tratamento de sementes, sobre a morfologia de plantas de soja, em diferentes fases de desenvolvimento da cultura, bem como, sobre os componentes do rendimento e produtividade. Os produtos utilizados foram: tiametoxan; [abamectina+tiametoxan + fludioxonil]; [fipronil + tiofanatometilico + piraclostrobina]; [imidacloprido + tiodicarbe]; CruiserAdvanced(r; carboxamida; abamectina; [metalaxyl-M + fludioxonil]; além da testemunha sem tratamento. Na primeira etapa, avaliou-se a qualidade fisiológica das sementes tratadas. Posteriormente, avaliou-se o crescimento inicial aos 15, 30 e 45dias após a emergência. Na terceira etapa, avaliaram-se características agronômicas e componentes de rendimento. O delineamento experimental utilizado para os testes fisiológicos das sementes foi inteiramente casualizado e para as determinações de desenvolvimento inicial e de final de ciclo, blocos ao acaso. Para análise estatística, utilizou-se o programa SASM-Agri. Concluiu-se que a mistura de ingredientes ativos inseticidas e fungicidas prejudica o desenvolvimento inicial das plântulas de soja. Aos 45 dias após a emergência, há efeito positivo dos produtos tiametoxan, [abamectina + tiametoxan + fludioxonil], CruiserAdvanced(r e [metalaxyl-M + fludioxonil] sobre o crescimento, porém este estímulo não se reflete na produção final.

  12. Etnobotánica: aprovechamiento tradicional de plantas y patrimonio cultural

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    Pardo de Santayana, Manuel

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available The scope of Ethnobotany is to study the relationships between plants and people. The discipline has been growing rapidly in Spain over the last twenty years. Its main objective is to study traditional uses and knowledge of plants. Radical change in life stile and and the relationships intemature have been brought about by modifications to rural societies over the last few decades. Not many years ago knowledge of plants and their uses was essential to settle basic needs of the population.Migration from rural áreas and social and cultural changes have forged a gap between generations that has interrupted communication of this kind of knowledge and loss of a rich heritage. Gathering popular wisdom and traditions, that are an important part of the identity and cultural personality of people, is a priority.La etnobotánica estudia las relaciones entre los seres humanos y los vegetales. En España ha recibido un notable desarrollo en los últimos veinte años. Su principal objetivo son los conocimientos sobre plantas y sus utilidades en la cultura popular tradicional. Las transformaciones acontecidas en las sociedades rurales en las últimas décadas han provocado cambios radicales en los modos de vida y especialmente en las relaciones con la naturaleza. Hasta no hace muchos años el conocimiento de las plantas y sus usos era fundamental para solucionar las necesidades vitales de la población. El despoblamiento rural y los cambios socioculturales han provocado un salto generacional que impide la transmisión oral de estos conocimientos, perdiéndose así gran parte de este rico patrimonio. Urge recopilar todas estas sabidurías y tradiciones, parte sustantiva de la identidad y personalidad cultural de cada pueblo.

  13. Enraizamento de estacas de cultivares de guaranazeiro com adubação de plantas matrizes

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    Sônia Maria Figueiredo Albertino

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da adubação das plantas matrizes no enraizamento de estacas de guaranazeiro. Utilizou-se o delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, em arranjo fatorial 6x2, com cinco cultivares e um genótipo de guaranazeiro, com ou sem adubação. A unidade experimental continha dez estacas com quatro repetições. A adubação foi aplicada após a poda de limpeza (janeiro, após a poda de frutificação (abril e antes do início da floração (maio. Durante o enraizamento, as estacas foram mantidas em viveiros a 50% de irradiância e sob nebulização intermitente. Após 120 dias no viveiro, foram avaliadas as seguintes características: estacas enraizadas e mortas; comprimento das estacas; e o volume e a massa da matéria seca das raízes. A adubação das plantas matrizes aumentou em 11,15% o percentual de enraizamento e reduziu em 11,05% a mortalidade das estacas. A adubação promoveu maior enraizamento nas cultivares BRS-Maués, BRS-CG882 e no genótipo CMU 381. Independentemente da cultivar, a adubação aumenta o número, o volume e a massa de matéria seca da raiz; porém, não tem influência no comprimento da raiz.

  14. Intron distribution in Plantae: 500 million years of stasis during land plant evolution.

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    Teich, René; Grauvogel, Carina; Petersen, Jörn

    2007-06-01

    Little is known about the evolution of the intron-exon organization in the more primitive groups of land plants, and the intron distribution among Plantae (glauco-, rhodo-, chloro- and streptophytes) has not been investigated so far. The present study is focused on some key species such as the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha, representing the most ancient lineage of land plants, and the streptophycean green alga Mesostigma viride, branching prior to charophycean green algae and terrestrial plants. The intron distribution of six genes for sugar phosphate metabolism was analyzed including four different glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenases (GAPDH), the sedoheptulose-1,7-bisphosphatase (SBP) and the glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (GPI). We established 15 new sequences including three cDNA and twelve genomic clones with up to 24 introns per gene, which were identified in the GPI of Marchantia. The intron patterns of all six genes are completely conserved among seed plants, lycopods, mosses and even liverworts. This intron stasis without any gain of novel introns seem to last for nearly 500 million years and may be characteristic for land plants in general. Some unique intron positions in Mesostigma document that a uniform distribution is no common trait of all streptophytes, but it may correlate with the transition to terrestrial habitats. However, the respective genes of chlorophycean green algae display largely different patterns, thus indicating at least one phase of massive intron rearrangement in the green lineage. We moreover included rhodophyte and glaucophyte reference sequences in our analyses and, even if the well documented monophyly of Plantae is not reflected by a uniform intron distribution, at least one GPI intron is strictly conserved for 1.5 billion years.

  15. In planta transformation method for T-DNA transfer in orchids

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    Semiarti, Endang; Purwantoro, Aziz; Mercuriani, Ixora S.; Anggriasari, Anida M.; Jang, Seonghoe; Suhandono, Sony; Machida, Yasunori; Machida, Chiyoko

    2014-03-01

    Transgenic plant technology is an efficient tool to study the function of gene(s) in plant. The most popular and widely used technique is Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in which cocultivation was done by immersing the plant tissues/organ in overnight bacterial cultured for about 30 minutes to one hour under in vitro condition. In this experiment, we developed more easier technique that omitted the in vitro step during cocultivation with Agrobacterium, namely in planta transformation method. Pollinaria (compact pollen mass of orchid) of Phalaenopsis amabilis and Spathoglottis plicata orchids were used as target explants that were immersed into bacterial culture for 30 minutes, then dried up the pollinaria, the transformed pollinaria was used to pollinate orchid flowers. The T-DNA used for this experiments were Ubipro∷PaFT/A. tumefaciens GV3101 for P. amabilis and MeEF1α2 pro∷GUS/ A. tumefaciens LBA 4404 for S.plicata. Seeds that were produced from pollinated flowers were grown onto 10 mg/l hygromicin containing NP (New Phalaenopsis) medium. The existance of transgene in putative transformant protocorm (developing orchid embryo) genome was confirmed using PCR with specific primers of either PaFT or GUS genes. Histochemical GUS assay was also performed to the putative transformants. The result showed that transformation frequencies were 2.1 % in P. amabilis, and 0,53% in S. plicata. These results indicates that in planta transformation method could be used for Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation, with advantage easier and more secure work from contaminants than that of the in vitro method.

  16. Interferência de plantas daninhas no cultivo da melancia Weeds interference periods in watermelon crop

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    Cleber Daniel de G Maciel

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available A cultura da melancia é uma atividade explorada regionalmente, sendo uma das mais importantes fontes de renda familiar de pequenos municípios do médio Paranapanema, onde mudanças significativas no processo produtivo são atualmente constatadas, passando de mão-de-obra intensiva para uso de tecnologias promissoras, como é o caso do manejo de plantas daninhas. Um experimento foi conduzido no município de Oscar Bressani (SP, em área de produção comercial, com objetivo de estudar a interferência de plantas daninhas, no cultivo da melancia, na safra 2002/2003. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos ao acaso com dez tratamentos e quatro repetições, representadas por parcelas com área útil de 18 m², contendo quatro plantas de melancia e infestação prevalecente das espécies Sidaspp, Brachiaria humidicola, Commelina benghalensise Portulaca oleracea. A infestação das plantas daninhas foi estimada através de amostragens aleatórias das parcelas utilizando-se quadro vazado de ferro com 0,5 m de lado. Os tratamentos constaram de testemunhas capinadas e sem capina e diferentes épocas de controle da infestação, de forma que a cultura foi mantida na presença ou ausência das plantas daninhas até 7; 14; 28; 56 e 63 dias após a sua emergência (DAE. A ocorrência do período inicial de convivência possível maior que o período final estabeleceu o Período Crítico de Prevenção da Interferência do 9º ao 13º dias (PCPI= 9-13 DAE. A redução média da produtividade em função da interferência das plantas daninhas durante todo o ciclo da melancia foi de 41,4%. As características diâmetro e espessura da casca dos frutos também foram influenciadas pela convivência com a infestação durante todo o ciclo com decréscimos, de 7,9% e 23,3%, respectivamente, em média, ao contrário do comprimento e diâmetro de ramas e do ºBrix da polpa dos frutos, onde não foram constatadas diferenças significativas.Water melon

  17. Produtividade e composição de uva e de vinho de videiras consorciadas com plantas de cobertura

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    Jovani Zalamena

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência de plantas de cobertura verde sobre a produtividade das videiras e sobre a composição da uva e do vinho. Durante duas safras, foram feitas avaliações de três tipos de consórcio, dois manejos das coberturas e de um tratamento controle, com plantas espontâneas controladas por herbicidas e roçagem. Utilizou-se vinhedo de uvas 'Cabernet Sauvignon', localizado a 1.130 m de altitude, em um Cambissolo Húmico distrófico, em São Joaquim, SC. Os consórcios foram realizados com a sucessão de cultivos anuais de moha (Setaria italica com azevém (Lolium multiflorum e de trigo mourisco (Fagopyrum esculentum com aveia‑branca (Avena sativa, bem como com a planta perene festuca (Fetusca sp.. Os manejos consistiram da transferência ou não do resíduo cultural da linha para a entrelinha. As videiras apresentaram maior produtividade de uva no consórcio com as plantas anuais, em comparação ao tratamento controle, ou com a planta perene festuca. O manejo da cobertura verde não teve influência sobre as variáveis avaliadas. Os consórcios não influenciaram de forma consistente os teores de N da uva nem a composição do mosto, embora, na última safra, o teor de sólidos solúveis totais do mosto tenha sido maior nos tratamentos com consórcio, em comparação ao controle. Além disso, as videiras consorciadas com festuca podem proporcionar vinho com maior teor de antocianinas e polifenóis totais.

  18. Fitorremediación, una tecnología que involucra a plantas y microorganismos en el saneamiento ambiental

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    Jeannette Marrero-Coto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los rasgos distintivos de la sociedad moderna es la creciente generación de contaminantes ambientales, lo que trae consigo daños considerables a la salud humana y a la diversidad biológica. Los metales pesados son contaminantes que necesitan especial atención porque pueden permanecer varias décadas en el suelo y concentrarse en las cadenas tróficas. Las tecnologías desarrolladas para el saneamiento de ambientes contaminados con metales pesados son costosas y requieren un largo período de tiempo para su ejecución. La fitorremediación es una vertiente de la biorremediación que surge recientemente como alternativa ante esta problemática ambiental, y se basa en el uso de plantas que acumulan elevadas concentraciones de metales en sus tejidos para contener, remover o neutralizar contaminantes, mediante mecanismos de captura de metales propios de estas plantas y/o por los microorganismos que se desarrollan en la rizosfera. Estudios previos sugieren que los microorganismos rizosféricos poseen mecanismos capaces de alterar la circulación de metales en el medio ambiente, con efectos subsecuentes en el potencial de la planta para su captación en la raíz. En la actualidad, la fitorremediación no es una tecnología disponible comercialmente. Los progresos en el campo son limitados por falta de conocimiento de las interacciones complejas en la rizosfera y los mecanismos de plantas hiperacumuladoras que permiten la translocación del metal y su acumulación. Esta revisión responde a la necesidad de brindar mayores conocimientos que aumenten la rentabilidad y eficacia de estas plantas, debido a que su aplicación resulta muy importante en la protección del medio ambiente.

  19. Simbiosis de micorrizas arbusculares en plantas de arroz (Oryza sativa L. en condiciones de inundación y secano

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    Michel Ruiz Sánchez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En la Unidad Científico Tecnológica de Base Los Palacios, Cuba, a 22° 34’ 32.73” N y 83° 14’ 11.95” O, se evaluó el efecto de la inundación sobre la colonización de hongos micorrízicos arbusculares durante la fase vegetativa de plantas de arroz cultivar INCA LP-5. Se realizaron dos experimentos en condiciones de invernadero en macetas con una capacidad de 800 g de suelo, ambos experimentos en un diseño experimental completamente aleatorizado. Uno de ellos se realizó con Rhizophagus (=Glomus intraradices (Ri, donde se evaluó la dinámica de colonización de la simbiosis micorrízica en condiciones de inundación y secano (no inundadas. En el segundo experimento se trabajó con Glomus cubense (Gc y se evaluó la colonización micorrízica en plantas de arroz cultivadas con diferentes alturas de lámina de agua. En ambos experimentos se evaluaron altura de la planta, producción de masa seca y tasa absoluta de crecimiento. Como resultado se encontró que las plantas de arroz fueron colonizadas a partir del día 35 después de la germinación, tanto en condiciones inundadas como no inundadas, con una tendencia al incremento en el tiempo. Se comprobó que la colonización micorrízica disminuyó en condiciones de inundación y a medida que la altura de la lámina de agua fue superior se encontraron valores inferiores de este indicador. La colonización micorrízica incrementó el desarrollo de las plantas de arroz

  20. Actividad contra Leishmania sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae de plantas en una Reserva Biológica de Costa Rica

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    Misael Chinchilla-Carmona

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La leishmaniosis es una enfermedad muy importante para el ser humano pero su tratamiento es bastante difícil. Por esta razón muchos investigadores han venido buscando plantas que contengan componentes químicos activos contra esta parasitosis. En Costa Rica no se tienen estudios al respecto y por eso el objetivo de este estudio fue la búsqueda de componentes activos contra Leishmania sp. en plantas de Costa Rica; 67 especies de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB fueron seleccionadas para realizar este trabajo. Para ello se prepararon extractos crudos hidro-alcohólicos de material fresco o desecado de raíz, tallo, hojas maduras o tiernas, flores y frutos inmaduros o maduros. Usando pruebas presuntivas y luego específicas, se analizó el efecto de tales extractos sobre una cepa de Leishmania (OCR. Se consideraron plantas promisorias solamente aquellas en que al menos una de sus partes presentara un CI50<100µg/mL. Las plantas seleccionadas fueron: Bocconia frutescens, Clematis dioica,Cordia megalantha, Eugenia austin-smithii, Guarea bullata, Guateria tonduzii, Mikania holwayana, Nectandra membranacea,Neurolaena lobata, Persea povedae, Piper auritum, Rollinia pittieri, Solanum arboreum, Tetrorchidium euryphyllum, Witheringia solanacea y Zanthoxylum juniperinum. Existió una ligera tendencia de positividad mayor para los extractos frescos y la actividad se presentó en una y hasta más de cuatro partes de la planta. La mayoría de los extractos activos no fueron tóxicos. Se discute la importancia de estos nuevos hallazgos, en relación con el nuevo conocimiento científico y su proyección en el tratamiento de la leishmaniosis.