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Gene ; 712: 143962, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288057


Veratrum nigrum is protected plant of Melanthiaceae family, able to synthetize unique steroidal alkaloids important for pharmacy. Transcriptomes from leaves, stems and rhizomes of in vitro maintained V. nigrum plants were sequenced and annotated for genes and markers discovery. Sequencing of samples derived from the different organs resulted in a total of 108,511 contigs with a mean length of 596 bp. Transcripts derived from leaf and stalk were annotated at 28%, and 38% in Nr nucleotide database, respectively. The sequencing revealed 949 unigenes related with lipid metabolism, including 73 transcripts involved in steroids and genus-specific steroid alkaloids biosynthesis. Additionally, 3203 candidate SSRs markers we identified in unigenes with average density of one SSR locus every 6.2 kb sequence. Unraveling of biochemical machinery of the pathway responsible for steroidal alkaloids will open possibility to design and optimize biotechnological process. The transcriptomic data provide valuable resources for biochemical, molecular genetics, comparative transcriptomics, functional genomics, ecological and evolutionary studies of V. nigrum.

Alcaloides/biossíntese , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Esteroides/biossíntese , Transcriptoma , Veratrum/metabolismo , Mapeamento de Sequências Contíguas , DNA Complementar/metabolismo , Biblioteca Gênica , Ontologia Genética , Marcadores Genéticos , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Repetições de Microssatélites , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Análise de Sequência de RNA
Genomics ; 2017 Oct 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29107013


Changes in fenugreek transcriptome related to enhanced production of steroids were induced by methyl jasmonate, cholesterol and squalene, and recorded using RNA-seq. A total of 112,850 unigenes were obtained after de novo assembling of next generation sequencing data, and used for functional annotations. In steroidal saponins pathway, transcripts involved in mevalonate, terpenoid backbone and plant sterol synthesis were annotated. Overexpression of several transcripts from phytosterol biosynthesis pathway was confirmed by quantitative RT-PCR. In diosgenin biosynthesis pathway, fatty acid ω-hydroxylase (CYP86A2) and steroid 22-alpha-hydroxylase (CYP90B1) genes were annotated in all induced transcriptomes. Moreover, direct sequencing confirmed increased levels of CYP90B1, unspecific monooxygenase and 26-hydroxylase genes in plants with elevated level of diosgenin. New unigenes corresponding to enzymes involved in biosynthesis of diosgenin from cycloartenol via cholesterol were obtained and the role of CYP72A family in steroidal saponin biosynthesis was proposed. Additional support for biosynthetic pathway from cycloartenol to diosgenin was provided.

Planta ; 245(5): 977-991, 2017 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28161815


MAIN CONCLUSION: Representational difference analysis of cDNA was performed and differential products were sequenced and annotated. Candidate genes involved in biosynthesis of diosgenin in fenugreek were identified. Detailed mechanism of diosgenin synthesis was proposed. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is a valuable medicinal and crop plant. It belongs to Fabaceae family and has a unique potential to synthesize valuable steroidal saponins, e.g., diosgenin. Elicitation (methyl jasmonate) and precursor feeding (cholesterol and squalene) were used to enhance the content of sterols and steroidal sapogenins in in vitro grown plants for representational difference analysis of cDNA (cDNA-RDA). To identify candidate genes involved in diosgenin biosynthesis, differential, factor-specific libraries were subject to the next-generation sequencing. Approximately 9.9 million reads were obtained, trimmed, and assembled into 31,491 unigenes with an average length of 291 bp. Then, functional annotation and gene ontogeny enrichment analysis was performed by aligning all-unigenes with public databases. Within the transcripts related to sterol and steroidal saponin biosynthesis, we discovered novel candidate genes of diosgenin biosynthesis and validated their expression using quantitative RT-PCR analysis. Based on these findings, we supported the idea that diosgenin is biosynthesized from cycloartenol via cholesterol. This is the first report on the next-generation sequencing of cDNA-RDA products. Analysis of the transcriptomes enriched in low copy sequences contributed substantially to our understanding of the biochemical pathways of steroid synthesis in fenugreek.

Acetatos/metabolismo , Ciclopentanos/metabolismo , Diosgenina/metabolismo , Oxilipinas/metabolismo , Fitosteróis/metabolismo , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Transcriptoma , Trigonella/genética , DNA Complementar/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Trigonella/metabolismo
J Virol ; 86(23): 12625-42, 2012 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22973030


The bacteriophage vB_YecM-ϕR1-37 (ϕR1-37) is a lytic yersiniophage that can propagate naturally in different Yersinia species carrying the correct lipopolysaccharide receptor. This large-tailed phage has deoxyuridine (dU) instead of thymidine in its DNA. In this study, we determined the genomic sequence of phage ϕR1-37, mapped parts of the phage transcriptome, characterized the phage particle proteome, and characterized the virion structure by cryo-electron microscopy and image reconstruction. The 262,391-bp genome of ϕR1-37 is one of the largest sequenced phage genomes, and it contains 367 putative open reading frames (ORFs) and 5 tRNA genes. Mass-spectrometric analysis identified 69 phage particle structural proteins with the genes scattered throughout the genome. A total of 269 of the ORFs (73%) lack homologues in sequence databases. Based on terminator and promoter sequences identified from the intergenic regions, the phage genome was predicted to consist of 40 to 60 transcriptional units. Image reconstruction revealed that the ϕR1-37 capsid consists of hexameric capsomers arranged on a T=27 lattice similar to the bacteriophage ϕKZ. The tail of ϕR1-37 has a contractile sheath. We conclude that phage ϕR1-37 is a representative of a novel phage type that carries the dU-containing genome in a ϕKZ-like head.

Bacteriófagos/química , Bacteriófagos/genética , Genoma Viral/genética , Modelos Moleculares , Proteoma/genética , Vírion/química , Yersinia enterocolitica/virologia , Sequência de Bases , Northern Blotting , Southern Blotting , Biologia Computacional , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Primers do DNA/genética , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador , Espectrometria de Massas , Dados de Sequência Molecular , Análise de Sequência de DNA
J Clin Microbiol ; 49(6): 2216-21, 2011 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21471335


Mixed infections of a single host with different variants of influenza A virus are the main source of reassortants which may have unpredictable properties when they establish themselves in the human population. In this report we describe a method for rapid detection of mixed influenza virus infections with the seasonal A/H1N1 human strain and the pandemic A/H1N1/v strain which emerged in 2009 in Mexico and the United States. The influenza virus A/H1N1 variants were characterized by the multitemperature single-stranded conformational polymorphism (MSSCP) method. The MSSCP gel patterns of hemagglutinin gene fragments of pandemic A/H1N1/v and different seasonal A/H1N1 strains were easily distinguishable 2 h after completion of reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR). Using the MSSCP-based genotyping approach, coinfections with seasonal and pandemic variants of the A/H1N1 subtype were identified in 4 out of 23 primary samples obtained from patients that presented with influenza-like symptoms to hospitals across Poland during the 2009-2010 epidemic season. Pandemic influenza virus strain presence was confirmed in all these primary samples by real-time RT-PCR. The sensitivity level of the MSSCP-based minor genetic variant detection was 0.1%, as determined on a mixture of DNA fragments obtained from amplification of the hemagglutinin gene of seasonal and pandemic strains. The high sensitivity of the method suggests its applicability for characterization of new viral variants long before they become dominant.

Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/classificação , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/virologia , Polimorfismo Conformacional de Fita Simples , Virologia/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Genótipo , Glicoproteínas de Hemaglutininação de Vírus da Influenza/genética , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polônia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/métodos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Adulto Jovem