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Microb Cell Fact ; 18(1): 159, 2019 Sep 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31542050

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BACKGROUND: Xylanases randomly cleave the internal ß-1,4-glycosidic bonds in the xylan backbone and are grouped into different families in the carbohydrate-active enzyme (CAZy) database. Although multiple xylanases are detected in single strains of many filamentous fungi, no study has been reported on the composition, synergistic effect, and mode of action in a complete set of xylanases secreted by the same microorganism. RESULTS: All three xylanases secreted by Penicillium chrysogenum P33 were expressed and characterized. The enzymes Xyl1 and Xyl3 belong to the GH10 family and Xyl3 contains a CBM1 domain at its C-terminal, whereas Xyl2 belongs to the GH11 family. The optimal temperature/pH values were 35 °C/6.0, 50 °C/5.0 and 55 °C/6.0 for Xyl1, Xyl2, and Xyl3, respectively. The three xylanases exhibited synergistic effects, with the maximum synergy observed between Xyl3 and Xyl2, which are from different families. The synergy between xylanases could also improve the hydrolysis of cellulase (C), with the maximum amount of reducing sugars (5.68 mg/mL) observed using the combination of C + Xyl2 + Xyl3. Although the enzymatic activity of Xyl1 toward xylan was low, it was shown to be capable of hydrolyzing xylooligosaccharides into xylose. Xyl2 was shown to hydrolyze xylan to long-chain xylooligosaccharides, whereas Xyl3 hydrolyzed xylan to xylooligosaccharides with a lower degree of polymerization. CONCLUSIONS: Synergistic effect exists among different xylanases, and it was higher between xylanases from different families. The cooperation of hydrolysis modes comprised the primary mechanism for the observed synergy between different xylanases. This study demonstrated, for the first time, that the hydrolysates of GH11 xylanases can be further hydrolyzed by GH10 xylanases, but not vice versa.


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Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/metabolismo , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Penicillium chrysogenum/enzimologia , Polissacarídeos/metabolismo , Biocatálise , Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/química , Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/genética , Estabilidade Enzimática , Proteínas Fúngicas/química , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Glucuronatos/metabolismo , Temperatura Alta , Hidrólise , Família Multigênica , Oligossacarídeos/metabolismo , Penicillium chrysogenum/química , Penicillium chrysogenum/genética , Domínios Proteicos , Xilanos/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 370, 2019 Aug 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438851

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BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidences show that SPLs are crucial regulators of plant abiotic stress tolerance and the highly conserved module miR156/SPL appears to balance plant growth and stress responses. The halophyte Tamarix chinensis is highly resistant to salt tress. SPLs of T. chinensis (TcSPLs) and theirs roles in salt stress responses remain elusive. RESULTS: In this study, we conducted a systematic analysis of the TcSPLs gene family including 12 members belonging to 7 groups. The physicochemical properties and conserved motifs showed divergence among groups and similarity in each group. The microRNA response elements (MREs) are conserved in location and sequence, with the exception of first MRE within TcSPL5. The miR156-targeted SPLs are identified by dual-luciferase reporter assay of MRE-miR156 interaction. The digital expression gene profiles cluster suggested potential different functions of miR156-targeted SPLs vs non-targeted SPLs in response to salt stress. The expression patterns analysis of miR156-targeted SPLs with a reverse expression trend to TcmiR156 suggested 1 h (salt stress time) could be a critical time point of post-transcription regulation in salt stress responses. CONCLUSIONS: Our work demonstrated the post-transcription regulation of miR156-targeted TcSPLs and transcription regulation of non-targeted TcSPLs in salt stress responses, and would be helpful to expound the miR156/SPL-mediated molecular mechanisms underlying T. chinensis salt stress tolerance.


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MicroRNAs/fisiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , RNA de Plantas/fisiologia , Estresse Salino/genética , Tamaricaceae/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/fisiologia , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Sequência Conservada , Genes de Plantas , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Transcriptoma
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Gene ; 717: 144045, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31425741

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The MADS-box gene family encodes transcription factors and plays an important role in plant growth and the development of flower and fruit. A perennial dioecious plant, the red bayberry genome has been published recently, providing the opportunity to analyze the MADS-box gene family and its role in fruit development and ripening. Here, we identified 54 MADS-box genes in the red bayberry genome, and classified them into two types based on phylogenetic analysis. Thirteen Type I MADS-box genes were subdivided into three subfamilies and 41 Type II MADS-box genes into 13 subfamilies. A total of 46 MADS-box genes were distributed across eight red bayberry chromosomes, and the other eight genes were located on the unmapped scaffolds. Transcriptome analysis suggested that the expression of most Type II genes was higher than Type I in five female tissues. Moreover, 26 MADS-box genes were expressed during red bayberry fruit development and ten of them showed high expression. qRT-PCR showed that the expression of MrMADS01 (SEP, MIKCC), with differences between the pale pink and red varieties, increased significantly at the final ripening stage, suggesting it may participate in ripening as positive regulator and related to anthocyanin biosynthesis. These results provide some clues for future study of MADS-box genes in red bayberry, especially in ripening process.


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Frutas/fisiologia , Proteínas de Domínio MADS/genética , Myricaceae/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Frutas/genética , Frutas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Família Multigênica , Filogenia
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(8): 128, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31375920

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Large patch disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2, is the most devastating disease in Zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica). Current large patch disease control strategies rely primarily upon the use of chemical pesticides. Streptomyces sp. S8 is known to possess exceptional antagonistic properties that could potentially suppress the large patch pathogen found at turfgrass plantations. This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of using the strain as a biological control mechanism. Sequencing of the S8 strain genome revealed a valinomycin biosynthesis gene cluster. This cluster is composed of the vlm1 and vlm2 genes, which are known to produce antifungal compounds. In order to verify this finding for the large patch pathogen, a valinomycin biosynthesis knockout mutant was created via the CRISPR/Cas9 system. The mutant lost antifungal activity against the large patch pathogen. Consequently, it is anticipated that eco-friendly microbial preparations derived from the S8 strain can be utilized to biologically control large patch disease.


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Antifúngicos/metabolismo , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Rhizoctonia/efeitos dos fármacos , Streptomyces/metabolismo , Valinomicina/metabolismo , Valinomicina/farmacologia , Vias Biossintéticas/genética , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Genoma Bacteriano , Família Multigênica , Controle Biológico de Vetores/métodos , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Poaceae/microbiologia , Rhizoctonia/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Streptomyces/genética
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(9): 133, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432254

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There is a significant increase in the discovery of new antimicrobial compounds in recent past to combat drug resistant pathogens. Members of the genus Bacillus and related genera have been screened extensively due to their ability to produce wide range of antimicrobial compounds. In this study, we have isolated and characterized a new antimicrobial peptide from a marine bacterium identified as Virgibacillus species. The low molecular mass and stability of the antimicrobial substance pointed towards the bacteriocinogenic nature of the compound. The RAST analysis of genome sequence showed presence of a putative bacteriocin biosynthetic cluster containing genes necessary for synthesis of a lanthipeptide. Translated amino acid sequence of mature C-terminal propeptide showed identity with salivaricin A (52.2%) and lacticin A (33.3%). Accordingly, the mass (2417 Da) obtained by MALDI analysis was in agreement with posttranslational modifications of the leader peptide to yield three methyl lanthionine rings and a disulfide bond between two free cysteine residues. The lanthipeptide was named as virgicin, which selectively inhibited the growth of Gram-positive bacteria and biofilm formation by Enterococcus faecalis. Inhibition of biofilm formation by E. faecalis was also observed in in vitro model experiments using hydroxyapatite discs. Thus, virgicin appears to be a promising new bacteriocin to control oral biofilm formation by selective pathogens.


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Bacteriocinas/isolamento & purificação , Bacteriocinas/farmacologia , Enterococcus faecalis/efeitos dos fármacos , Enterococcus faecalis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Peptídeos/isolamento & purificação , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Virgibacillus/metabolismo , Bacteriocinas/química , Bacteriocinas/genética , Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Biofilmes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Vias Biossintéticas/genética , Genoma Bacteriano , Peso Molecular , Família Multigênica , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/genética , Água do Mar/microbiologia , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Homologia de Sequência de Aminoácidos , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização e Dessorção a Laser Assistida por Matriz , Virgibacillus/classificação , Virgibacillus/isolamento & purificação
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Gene ; 716: 144036, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31381952

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Nebulin is a 770 kDa protein that is localized along the thin filaments of skeletal muscles in vertebrates. It is also present in the striated muscles of Amphioxus, an invertebrate cephalochordate that is phylogenetically close to vertebrates. However, the nebulin of urochordate ascidians or its expression in invertebrate hearts has not been investigated. In this study, we investigated the structure and cardiac expression of the nebulin gene in Ciona intestinalis, a urochordate whose phylogeny lies between cephalochordates and vertebrates. As a result of the gene structure analysis, we found that the Ciona nebulin gene predicted to be 62 kb and consists of 143 exons. The nebulin was expected to consist of a unique N-terminal region, followed by 155 nebulin repeats, another unique region, a Ser-rich region and a C-terminal SH3 domain. Whole-mount in situ hybridization experiments showed that the Ciona nebulin gene was expressed in a variety of muscles, including hearts. However, Western blot analysis using antibody to Ciona nebulin did not detect the presence of full-length nebulin. Alternatively, RT-PCR experiments on samples of Ciona heart detected the expression of nebulette-like and nrap-like isoforms from the Ciona nebulin gene. These results indicate that, similarly to vertebrate hearts, Ciona hearts do not express nebulin, but rather nrap- and nebulette-like isoforms. These results also imply that the nebulin, nebulette and nrap genes in vertebrates were separated from an ancestral invertebrate nebulin gene during vertebrate evolution.


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Ciona intestinalis/genética , Família Multigênica , Proteínas Musculares/genética , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Animais , Ciona intestinalis/metabolismo , Evolução Molecular , Éxons , Íntrons , Proteínas Musculares/química , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz ; 114: e190105, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31389522

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BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa are a major public health problem worldwide. Gene regulatory networks (GRN) computationally represent interactions among regulatory genes and their targets. They are an important approach to help understand bacterial behaviour and to provide novel ways of overcoming scientific challenges, including the identification of potential therapeutic targets and the development of new drugs. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to reconstruct the multidrug-resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa GRN and to analyse its topological properties. METHODS: The methodology used in this study was based on gene orthology inference using the reciprocal best hit method. We used the genome of P. aeruginosa CCBH4851 as the basis of the reconstruction process. This MDR strain is representative of the sequence type 277, which was involved in an endemic outbreak in Brazil. FINDINGS: We obtained a network with a larger number of regulatory genes, target genes and interactions as compared to the previously reported network. Topological analysis results are in accordance with the complex network representation of biological processes. MAIN CONCLUSIONS: The properties of the network were consistent with the biological features of P. aeruginosa. To the best of our knowledge, the P. aeruginosa GRN presented here is the most complete version available to date.


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Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/genética , Genoma Bacteriano , Família Multigênica , Infecções por Pseudomonas/genética , Valores de Referência
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(9): 138, 2019 Aug 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31451937

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Monascus azaphilone pigments, including red, orange, and yellow, are world-famous food colorants. However, the pigments produced by different Monascus species vary in yields and compositions. The underlying mechanism is unclear. In this study, four wild-type Monascus strains, namely M. anka M7, M. purpureus M9, M. ruber C100, and M. aurantiacus M15, were selected as research objects according to the diversification of their pigments fermented in the same mediums and conditions. Twenty-three 3 kbp segments (300 bp overlap with adjacent segments) of the pigment gene cluster were amplified, sequenced, and assembled into the DNA sequences of the clusters. The DNA sequences of pigment biosynthetic gene clusters of the four strains showed 99.94% similarity according to the results of multiple alignment. The expression levels of 17 pigment biosynthetic genes of four strains were determined by using real-time quantitative PCR. The transcriptional regulation contributed more than the DNA sequence variation in Monascus pigments metabolism. Our result gives insight into the study of Monascus pigment biosynthesis.


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Monascus/genética , Monascus/metabolismo , Pigmentos Biológicos/biossíntese , Transcrição Genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Cor , DNA Fúngico/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica , Variação Genética , Monascus/química , Monascus/classificação , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Pigmentos Biológicos/química
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 342, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387526

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BACKGROUND: GRAS are plant-specific transcription factors that play important roles in plant growth and development. Although the GRAS gene family has been studied in many plants, there has been little research on the GRAS genes of Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), which is an important crop rich in rutin. The recently published whole genome sequence of Tartary buckwheat allows us to study the characteristics and expression patterns of the GRAS gene family in Tartary buckwheat at the genome-wide level. RESULTS: In this study, 47 GRAS genes of Tartary buckwheat were identified and divided into 10 subfamilies: LISCL, HAM, DELLA, SCR, PAT1, SCL4/7, LAS, SHR, SCL3, and DLT. FtGRAS genes were unevenly distributed on 8 chromosomes, and members of the same subfamily contained similar gene structures and motif compositions. Some FtGRAS genes may have been produced by gene duplications; tandem duplication contributed more to the expansion of the GRAS gene family in Tartary buckwheat. Real-time PCR showed that the transcription levels of FtGRAS were significantly different in different tissues and fruit development stages, implying that FtGRAS might have different functions. Furthermore, an increase in fruit weight was induced by exogenous paclobutrazol, and the transcription level of the DELLA subfamily member FtGRAS22 was significantly upregulated during the whole fruit development stage. Therefore, FtGRAS22 may be a potential target for molecular breeding or genetic editing. CONCLUSIONS: Collectively, this systematic analysis lays a foundation for further study of the functional characteristics of GRAS genes and for the improvement of Tartary buckwheat crops.


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Fagopyrum/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/fisiologia , Fagopyrum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fagopyrum/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma de Planta , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Desenvolvimento Vegetal/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Sintenia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Triazóis/farmacologia
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Gene ; 718: 144048, 2019 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421189

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Main conclusion Among 247 RsAP2/ERF identified, the majority of the 21 representatives were preferably expressed under drought and heat while suppressed under heavy metals, indicating their potential roles in abiotic stress responses and tolerance. APETALA2/Ethylene-Responsive factor (AP2/ERF) transcription factor (TF) is one of the largest gene families in plants that play a fundamental role in growth and development as well as biotic and/or abiotic stresses responses. Although AP2/ERFs have been extensively characterized in many plant species, little is known about this family in radish, which is an important root vegetable with various medicinal properties. The available genome provides valuable opportunity to identify and characterize the global information on AP2/ERF TFs in radish. In this study, a total of 247 ERF family genes were identified from the radish genome, and sequence alignment and phylogenetic analyses classified the AP2/ERF superfamily into five groups (AP2, ERF, DREB, RAV and soloist). Motif analysis showed that other than AP2/ERF domains, other conserved regions were selectively distributed among different clades in the phylogenetic tree. Chromosome location analysis showed that tandem duplication may result in the expansion of RsAP2/ERF gene family. The RT-qPCR analysis confirmed that a proportion of AP2/ERF genes were preferably expressed under drought and heat stresses, whereas they were suppressed under the ABA and heavy metal stresses. These results provided valuable information for further evolutionary and functional characterization of RsAP2/ERF genes, and contributed to genetic improvement of stress tolerances in radish and other root vegetable crops.


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Evolução Molecular , Proteínas de Homeodomínio , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Família Multigênica , Proteínas Nucleares , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas , Raphanus , Estresse Fisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Raphanus/genética , Raphanus/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(9): 982-995, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411493

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The phosphatidylethanolamine-binding protein (PEBP) gene family exists in all eukaryote kingdoms, with three subfamilies: FT (FLOWERING LOCUS T)-like, TFL1 (TERMINAL FLOWER 1)-like, and MFT (MOTHER OF FT AND TFL1)-like. FT genes promote flowering, TFL1 genes act as a repressor of the floral transition, and MFT genes have functions in flowering promotion and regulating seed germination. We identified and characterized orthologs of the Arabidopsis FT/TFL1 gene family in petunia to elucidate their expression patterns and evolution. Thirteen FT/TFL1-like genes were isolated from petunia, with the five FT-like genes mainly expressed in leaves. The circadian rhythms of five FT-like genes and PhCO (petunia CONSTANS ortholog) were figured out. The expression of PhFT1 was contrary to that of PhFT2, PhFT3, PhFT4, and PhFT5. PhCO had a circadian clock different from Arabidopsis CO, but coincided with PhFT1; it decreased in daytime and accumulated at night. Two of the FT-like genes with differential circadian rhythm and higher expression levels, PhFT1 and PhFT4, were used to transform Arabidopsis. Eventually, overexpressing PhFT1 strongly delayed flowering, whereas overexpression of PhFT4 produced extremely early-flowering phenotype. Different from previous reports, PhTFL1a, PhTFL1b, and PhTFL1c were relatively highly expressed in roots. Taken together, this study demonstrates that petunia FT-like genes, like FT, are able to respond to photoperiod. The expression pattern of FT/TFL1 gene family in petunia contributes to a new insight into the functional evolution of this gene family.


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Flores/genética , Família Multigênica , Petunia/genética , Proteína de Ligação a Fosfatidiletanolamina/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Petunia/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fenótipo , Proteína de Ligação a Fosfatidiletanolamina/metabolismo , Fotoperíodo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 299, 2019 Jul 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31286919

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BACKGROUND: SPL (SQUAMOSA promoter binding protein-like) is a class of plant-specific transcription factors that play important roles in many growth and developmental processes, including shoot and inflorescence branching, embryonic development, signal transduction, leaf initiation, phase transition, and flower and fruit development. The SPL gene family has been identified and characterized in many species but has not been well studied in tartary buckwheat, which is an important edible and medicinal crop. RESULTS: In this study, 24 Fagopyrum tataricum SPL (FtSPL) genes were identified and renamed according to the chromosomal distribution of the FtSPL genes. According to the amino acid sequence of the SBP domain and gene structure, the SPL genes were divided into eight groups (group I to group VII) by phylogenetic tree analysis. A total of 10 motifs were detected in the tartary buckwheat SPL genes. The expression patterns of 23 SPL genes in different tissues and fruits at different developmental stages (green fruit stage, discoloration stage and initial maturity stage) were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). CONCLUSIONS: The tartary buckwheat genome contained 24 SPL genes, and most of the genes were expressed in different tissues. qRT-PCR showed that FtSPLs played important roles in the growth and development of tartary buckwheat, and genes that might regulate flower and fruit development were preliminarily identified. This work provides a comprehensive understanding of the SBP-box gene family in tartary buckwheat and lays a significant foundation for further studies on the functional characteristics of FtSPL genes and improvement of tartary buckwheat crops.


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Fagopyrum/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Família Multigênica , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fagopyrum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fagopyrum/metabolismo , Frutas/genética , Frutas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Yi Chuan ; 41(6): 509-523, 2019 Jun 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257199

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UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are an important family of phase 2 drug-metabolizing enzymes that catalyze the glucuronidation of numerous endogenous or exogenous small compounds. The aberrant expression of UGT isoforms causes many diseases, such as hyperbilirubinemia and affect drug efficacy or toxicity. Understanding mechanisms of UGT gene regulation will provide scientific foundations for disease prevention and personalized or precision medicine. Vertebrate UGT family genes can be divided into UGT1 and UGT2 subfamilies. Similar to the protocadherin, immunoglobulin, and T-cell receptor gene clusters and different from the UGT2 gene cluster, the UGT1 gene cluster is organized into variable and constant regions. The UGT1 variable region contains a tandem array of variable exons, each of which can be alternatively spliced to a single set of 4 downstream constant exons, generating at least nine UGT1 mRNAs that could be translated into different UGT1 glucuronyltransferase isoforms. Our previous work reveals that the relative orientations and locations of CTCF binding sites play a key role in the three-dimensional organization of the mammalian genomes in cell nuclei. Thus in order to study the transcriptional mechanisms of UGT1 gene cluster, the distributions and orientations of CTCF binding sites (CBSs) are analyzed and compared between human and mouse UGT1 gene clusters. We find that the CBSs in the UGT1 gene cluster are not conserved between human and mouse species. We show that CTCF and cohesin regulate the transcription of the UGT1 gene cluster by knocking down the CTCF or the cohesin subunit SMC3 in the human A549 cell line. By using CRISPR DNA-fragment editing, we deleted and inverted hCBS1. By RNA-seq experiments, we find that hCBS1 deletion results in a significant decrease of levels of the UGT1A6, UGT1A7, and UGT1A9 gene expression and that hCBS1 inversion results in a significant decrease of levels of the UGT1A7 gene expression. Our data suggest that the CTCF binding site hCBS1 plays an important regulatory role in the regulation of UGT1 gene expression, providing an experimental basis for further mechanistic studies of the 3D genome regulation of the UGT1 gene cluster.


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Fator de Ligação a CCCTC/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Glucuronosiltransferase/genética , Família Multigênica , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Cromatina , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Éxons , Humanos , Camundongos , RNA Mensageiro
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Yi Chuan ; 41(6): 534-547, 2019 Jun 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257201

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Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is one of the major abiotic stresses in plants. Under adverse growth conditions, the incoordination of various metabolic processes in plant cells can result in increased hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), thus causing a variety of threats and injuries to plant cells. Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) is an important enzyme to remove H2O2 in plants. In Arabidopsis thaliana, there are eight APX gene family members, including APX1?APX6, sAPX and tAPX. In this study, we analyzed the expression patterns of the eight APX genes in the wild-type and apx mutant plants at different developmental stages and under different abiotic stress conditions. Meanwhile, the tolerance of each apx mutant to salt, drought and heat stresses was studied. qRT-PCR analysis showed that during development (from 4 to 8 weeks old), APX1 and APX2 exhibited the highest and lowest expression levels, respectively. In addition, the expression levels of APX4, sAPX and tAPX decreased during development, while the expression of APX6 increased with the maturity of the plants. Moreover, under different abiotic stress conditions, APX1, APX2 and APX6 were significantly induced by heat stress, sAPX actively responded to salt stress, and APX3 and APX5 exhibited obvious responses to salt, drought and heat stresses. Further tolerance analysis showed that the resistance of all apx mutants to salt and drought stresses was lower than that of the wild-type plant at both germination and maturity stages. At germination stage, all apx mutants were more sensitive to drought stress than to salt stress. At maturity stage, the apx1 and apx6 mutants were more sensitive to salt and drought stresses than the wild-type and other apx mutant plants. The physiological indexes indicated that the H2O2 content in all mutants, especially in the apx1, sapx and tapx, was significantly higher than that in the wild type 10 days after drought stress treatment, the malondialdehyde (MDA) content in all mutants was significantly higher than that in the wild type 5 days after salt stress treatment, while heat stress treatment for 2 h resulted in a significant increase in the contents of H2O2 and MDA in apx1, apx2 and apx6, especially in apx2. Taken together, our study revealed that all eight APX members of Arabidopsis participate in the growth and developmental processes and the abiotic stress responses, with some specific APXs playing a major role in a certain process.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Ascorbato Peroxidases/fisiologia , Família Multigênica , Estresse Fisiológico , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Ascorbato Peroxidases/genética , Secas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Peróxido de Hidrogênio , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas
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Plant Sci ; 286: 17-27, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31300138

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The plant-specific gibberellic acid (GA)-stimulated transcript gene family is critical for plant growth and development. There are 10 family members in rice (Oryza sativa), known as OsGASRs. However, few have been functionally characterized. Here, we investigated the function of OsGASR9 in rice. OsGASR9 transcripts were detected in various tissues, with the lowest and highest levels in leaves and panicles, respectively. Greater mRNA levels accumulated in young, compared with in old, panicles and spikelets. OsGASR9 localized to the plasma membrane, cytoplasm and nucleus. Transgenic RNA interference-derived lines in the Zhonghua 11 background exhibited reduced plant height, grain size and yield compared with the wild-type. The two osgasr9 mutants in the Nipponbare background showed similar phenotypes. Conversely, the overexpression of OsGASR9 in the two backgrounds increased plant height and grain size. A significantly increased grain yield per plant was also observed in the overexpression lines having a Nipponbare background. Furthermore, by measuring the GA-induced lengths of the second leaf sheaths and α-amylase activity levels of seeds, we concluded that OsGASR9 is a positive regulator of responses to GA in rice. Thus, OsGASR9 may regulate plant height, grain size and yield through the GA pathway and could have an application value in breeding.


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Giberelinas/metabolismo , Oryza/genética , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Sequência de Bases , Grão Comestível/genética , Grão Comestível/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Família Multigênica , Oryza/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Interferência de RNA
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Plant Sci ; 286: 57-67, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31300142

RESUMO

Phosphorus in plant cells occurs in inorganic form as both ortho- and pyrophosphate or bound to organic compounds, like e.g., nucleotides, phosphorylated metabolites, phospholipids, phosphorylated proteins, or phytate as P storage in the vacuoles of seeds. Individual compartments of the cell are surrounded by membranes that are selective barriers to avoid uncontrolled solute exchange. A controlled exchange of phosphate or phosphorylated metabolites is accomplished by specific phosphate transporters (PHTs) and the plastidial phosphate translocator family (PTs) of the inner envelope membrane. Plastids, in particular chloroplasts, are the site of various anabolic sequences of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Apart from their role in metabolism PHTs and PTs are presumed to be also involved in communication between organelles and plant organs. Here we will focus on the integration of phosphate transport and homeostasis in signaling processes. Recent developments in this field will be critically assessed and potential future developments discussed. In particular, the occurrence of various plastid types in one organ (i.e. the leaf) with different functions with respect to metabolism or sensing, as has been documented recently following a tissue-specific proteomics approach (Beltran et al., 2018), will shed new light on functional aspects of phosphate homeostasis.


Assuntos
Homeostase , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Fosfatos/metabolismo , Células Vegetais/fisiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Citoplasma/fisiologia , Família Multigênica , Plastídeos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Microbiol Res ; 226: 48-54, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284944

RESUMO

The Burkholderia pseudomallei complex consists of six phylogenetically related Gram-negative bacterial species that include environmental saprophytes and mammalian pathogens. These microbes possess multiple type VI secretion systems (T6SS) that provide a fitness advantage in diverse niches by translocating effector molecules into prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells in a contact-dependent manner. Several recent studies have elucidated the regulation and function of T6SS-2, a novel contact-independent member of the T6SS family. Expression of the T6SS-2 gene cluster is repressed by OxyR, Zur and TctR and is activated by GvmR and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The last two genes of the T6SS-2 gene cluster encode a zincophore (TseZ) and a manganeseophore (TseM) that are exported into the extracellular milieu in a contact-independent fashion when microbes encounter oxidative stress. TseZ and TseM bind Zn2+ and Mn2+, respectively, and deliver them to bacteria where they provide protection against the lethal effects of ROS. The TonB-dependent transporters that interact with TseZ and TseM, and actively transport Zn2+ and Mn2+ across the outer membrane, have also been identified. Finally, T6SS-2 provides a contact-independent growth advantage in nutrient limited environments and is critical for virulence in Galleria mellonella larvae, but is dispensable for virulence in rodent models of infection.


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Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Burkholderia pseudomallei/genética , Burkholderia pseudomallei/metabolismo , Manganês/metabolismo , Sistemas de Secreção Tipo VI/genética , Sistemas de Secreção Tipo VI/metabolismo , Zinco/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Burkholderia pseudomallei/classificação , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Genes Reguladores/genética , Homeostase , Larva , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/genética , Metiltransferases , Família Multigênica , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Virulência/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2913, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266935

RESUMO

Mechanistic studies in human cancer have relied heavily on cell lines and mouse models, but are limited by in vitro adaptation and species context issues, respectively. More recent efforts have utilized patient-derived xenografts; however, these are hampered by variable genetic background, inability to study early events, and practical issues with availability/reproducibility. We report here an efficient, reproducible model of T-cell leukemia in which lentiviral transduction of normal human cord blood yields aggressive leukemia that appears indistinguishable from natural disease. We utilize this synthetic model to uncover a role for oncogene-induced HOXB activation which is operative in leukemia cells-of-origin and persists in established tumors where it defines a novel subset of patients distinct from other known genetic subtypes and with poor clinical outcome. We show further that anterior HOXB genes are specifically activated in human T-ALL by an epigenetic mechanism and confer growth advantage in both pre-leukemia cells and established clones.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Leucemia/metabolismo , Família Multigênica , Animais , Proliferação de Células , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Xenoenxertos , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Humanos , Leucemia/genética , Leucemia/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Modelos Genéticos , Proteínas Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas Oncogênicas/metabolismo
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J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 29(7): 1144-1154, 2019 Jul 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288301

RESUMO

There have been several studies regarding lichen-associated bacteria obtained from diverse environments. Our screening process identified 49 bacterial species in two lichens from the Himalayas: 17 species of Actinobacteria, 19 species of Firmicutes, and 13 species of Proteobacteria. We discovered five types of strong antimicrobial agent-producing bacteria. Although some strains exhibited weak antimicrobial activity, NP088, NP131, NP132, NP134, and NP160 exhibited strong antimicrobial activity against all multidrug-resistant strains. Polyketide synthase (PKS) fingerprinting revealed results for 69 of 148 strains; these had similar genes, such as fatty acid-related PKS, adenylation domain genes, PfaA, and PksD. Although the association between antimicrobial activity and the PKS fingerprinting results is poorly resolved, NP160 had six types of PKS fingerprinting genes, as well as strong antimicrobial activity. Therefore, we sequenced the draft genome of strain NP160, and predicted its secondary metabolism using antiSMASH version 4.2. NP160 had 46 clusters and was predicted to produce similar secondary metabolites with similarities of 5-100%. Although NP160 had 100% similarity with the alkylresorcinol biosynthetic gene cluster, our results showed low similarity with existing members of this biosynthetic gene cluster, and most have not yet been revealed. In conclusion, we expect that lichen-associated bacteria from the Himalayas can produce new secondary metabolites, and we found several secondary metabolite-related biosynthetic gene clusters to support this hypothesis.


Assuntos
Anti-Infecciosos/metabolismo , Genoma Bacteriano/genética , Líquens/microbiologia , Streptomyces/genética , Streptomyces/metabolismo , Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Sequência de Bases , Impressões Digitais de DNA , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Policetídeo Sintases/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Metabolismo Secundário/genética , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2939, 2019 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270324

RESUMO

E2F transcription factors are central regulators of cell division and cell fate decisions. E2F4 often represents the predominant E2F activity in cells. E2F4 is a transcriptional repressor implicated in cell cycle arrest and whose repressive activity depends on its interaction with members of the RB family. Here we show that E2F4 is important for the proliferation and the survival of mouse embryonic stem cells. In these cells, E2F4 acts in part as a transcriptional activator that promotes the expression of cell cycle genes. This role for E2F4 is independent of the RB family. Furthermore, E2F4 functionally interacts with chromatin regulators associated with gene activation and we observed decreased histone acetylation at the promoters of cell cycle genes and E2F targets upon loss of E2F4 in RB family-mutant cells. Taken together, our findings uncover a non-canonical role for E2F4 that provide insights into the biology of rapidly dividing cells.


Assuntos
Fator de Transcrição E2F4/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/metabolismo , Proteína do Retinoblastoma/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional , Animais , Ciclo Celular , Divisão Celular , Fator de Transcrição E2F4/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Murinas/citologia , Família Multigênica , Proteína do Retinoblastoma/genética
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