Cell Wall: The outermost layer of a cell in most PLANTS; BACTERIA; FUNGI; and ALGAE. The cell wall is usually a rigid structure that lies external to the CELL MEMBRANE, and provides a protective barrier against physical or chemical agents.PeptidoglycanGlucans: Polysaccharides composed of repeating glucose units. They can consist of branched or unbranched chains in any linkages.Pectins: High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.Thoracic Wall: The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.Abdominal Wall: The outer margins of the ABDOMEN, extending from the osteocartilaginous thoracic cage to the PELVIS. Though its major part is muscular, the abdominal wall consists of at least seven layers: the SKIN, subcutaneous fat, deep FASCIA; ABDOMINAL MUSCLES, transversalis fascia, extraperitoneal fat, and the parietal PERITONEUM.beta-Glucans: Glucose polymers consisting of a backbone of beta(1->3)-linked beta-D-glucopyranosyl units with beta(1->6) linked side chains of various lengths. They are a major component of the CELL WALL of organisms and of soluble DIETARY FIBER.Chitin: A linear polysaccharide of beta-1->4 linked units of ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. It is the second most abundant biopolymer on earth, found especially in INSECTS and FUNGI. When deacetylated it is called CHITOSAN.Teichoic Acids: Bacterial polysaccharides that are rich in phosphodiester linkages. They are the major components of the cell walls and membranes of many bacteria.PolysaccharidesCellulose: A polysaccharide with glucose units linked as in CELLOBIOSE. It is the chief constituent of plant fibers, cotton being the purest natural form of the substance. As a raw material, it forms the basis for many derivatives used in chromatography, ion exchange materials, explosives manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparations.Lignin: The most abundant natural aromatic organic polymer found in all vascular plants. Lignin together with cellulose and hemicellulose are the major cell wall components of the fibers of all wood and grass species. Lignin is composed of coniferyl, p-coumaryl, and sinapyl alcohols in varying ratios in different plant species. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Muramic Acids: Compounds consisting of glucosamine and lactate joined by an ether linkage. They occur naturally as N-acetyl derivatives in peptidoglycan, the characteristic polysaccharide composing bacterial cell walls. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Xylans: Polysaccharides consisting of xylose units.Bacteriolysis: Rupture of bacterial cells due to mechanical force, chemical action, or the lytic growth of BACTERIOPHAGES.Bacterial Proteins: Proteins found in any species of bacterium.N-Acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine Amidase: An autolytic enzyme bound to the surface of bacterial cell walls. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of the link between N-acetylmuramoyl residues and L-amino acid residues in certain cell wall glycopeptides, particularly peptidoglycan. EC 3.5.1.28.Glucan Endo-1,3-beta-D-Glucosidase: An endocellulase with specificity for the hydrolysis of 1,3-beta-D-glucosidic linkages in 1,3-beta-D-glucans including laminarin, paramylon, and pachyman.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Fungal Proteins: Proteins found in any species of fungus.Candida albicans: A unicellular budding fungus which is the principal pathogenic species causing CANDIDIASIS (moniliasis).Autolysis: The spontaneous disintegration of tissues or cells by the action of their own autogenous enzymes.Plant Cells: Basic functional unit of plants.Mannans: Polysaccharides consisting of mannose units.Protoplasts: The protoplasm and plasma membrane of plant, fungal, bacterial or archaeon cells without the CELL WALL.Microscopy, Electron: Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.Cell Wall Skeleton: A mucoprotein found in the cell wall of various types of bacteria. It has adjuvant and antitumor activities and has been used to augment the production of lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells.Polysaccharides, Bacterial: Polysaccharides found in bacteria and in capsules thereof.Chitin Synthase: An enzyme that converts UDP glucosamine into chitin and UDP. EC 2.4.1.16.Muramidase: A basic enzyme that is present in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids. It functions as an antibacterial agent. The enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in peptidoglycan and between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitodextrin. EC 3.2.1.17.Uronic Acids: Acids derived from monosaccharides by the oxidation of the terminal (-CH2OH) group farthest removed from the carbonyl group to a (-COOH) group. (From Stedmans, 26th ed)Rhamnose: A methylpentose whose L- isomer is found naturally in many plant glycosides and some gram-negative bacterial lipopolysaccharides.Plant Proteins: Proteins found in plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, etc.). The concept does not include proteins found in vegetables for which VEGETABLE PROTEINS is available.Glycoside HydrolasesGlucosyltransferases: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of glucose from a nucleoside diphosphate glucose to an acceptor molecule which is frequently another carbohydrate. EC 2.4.1.-.Pimelic Acids: A group of compounds that are derivatives of heptanedioic acid with the general formula R-C7H11O4.Galactans: Polysaccharides composed of repeating galactose units. They can consist of branched or unbranched chains in any linkages.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Plant Stems: Parts of plants that usually grow vertically upwards towards the light and support the leaves, buds, and reproductive structures. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Monosaccharides: Simple sugars, carbohydrates which cannot be decomposed by hydrolysis. They are colorless crystalline substances with a sweet taste and have the same general formula CnH2nOn. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Amino Sugars: SUGARS containing an amino group. GLYCOSYLATION of other compounds with these amino sugars results in AMINOGLYCOSIDES.Bacillus subtilis: A species of gram-positive bacteria that is a common soil and water saprophyte.Carbohydrates: The largest class of organic compounds, including STARCH; GLYCOGEN; CELLULOSE; POLYSACCHARIDES; and simple MONOSACCHARIDES. Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a ratio of Cn(H2O)n.Arabidopsis: A plant genus of the family BRASSICACEAE that contains ARABIDOPSIS PROTEINS and MADS DOMAIN PROTEINS. The species A. thaliana is used for experiments in classical plant genetics as well as molecular genetic studies in plant physiology, biochemistry, and development.Plant Epidermis: A thin layer of cells forming the outer integument of seed plants and ferns. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Hyphae: Microscopic threadlike filaments in FUNGI that are filled with a layer of protoplasm. Collectively, the hyphae make up the MYCELIUM.Lysostaphin: A 25-kDa peptidase produced by Staphylococcus simulans which cleaves a glycine-glcyine bond unique to an inter-peptide cross-bridge of the STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS cell wall. EC 3.4.24.75.HexosaminesGlucan 1,3-beta-Glucosidase: An exocellulase with specificity for 1,3-beta-D-glucasidic linkages. It catalyzes hydrolysis of beta-D-glucose units from the non-reducing ends of 1,3-beta-D-glucans, releasing GLUCOSE.Saccharomyces cerevisiae: A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.Staphylococcus aureus: Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.Glycosyltransferases: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of glycosyl groups to an acceptor. Most often another carbohydrate molecule acts as an acceptor, but inorganic phosphate can also act as an acceptor, such as in the case of PHOSPHORYLASES. Some of the enzymes in this group also catalyze hydrolysis, which can be regarded as transfer of a glycosyl group from the donor to water. Subclasses include the HEXOSYLTRANSFERASES; PENTOSYLTRANSFERASES; SIALYLTRANSFERASES; and those transferring other glycosyl groups. EC 2.4.Polygalacturonase: A cell wall-degrading enzyme found in microorganisms and higher plants. It catalyzes the random hydrolysis of 1,4-alpha-D-galactosiduronic linkages in pectate and other galacturonans. EC 3.2.1.15.Gene Expression Regulation, Plant: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in plants.Aminoacyltransferases: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of an aminoacyl group from donor to acceptor resulting in the formation of an ester or amide linkage. EC 2.3.2.Micrococcus: A genus of gram-positive, spherical bacteria found in soils and fresh water, and frequently on the skin of man and other animals.Streptococcus: A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms occur in pairs or chains. No endospores are produced. Many species exist as commensals or parasites on man or animals with some being highly pathogenic. A few species are saprophytes and occur in the natural environment.Mycolic AcidsChitinaseChromatography, Paper: An analytical technique for resolution of a chemical mixture into its component compounds. Compounds are separated on an adsorbent paper (stationary phase) by their varied degree of solubility/mobility in the eluting solvent (mobile phase).Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in fungi.Plant Roots: The usually underground portions of a plant that serve as support, store food, and through which water and mineral nutrients enter the plant. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982; Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Bacillus: A genus of BACILLACEAE that are spore-forming, rod-shaped cells. Most species are saprophytic soil forms with only a few species being pathogenic.GlucosamineUridine Diphosphate N-Acetylmuramic Acid: A nucleoside diphosphate sugar which is formed from UDP-N-acetylglucosamine and phosphoenolpyruvate. It serves as the building block upon which peptidoglycan is formed.Plants: Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of kingdom Plantae (sensu lato), comprising the VIRIDIPLANTAE; RHODOPHYTA; and GLAUCOPHYTA; all of which acquired chloroplasts by direct endosymbiosis of CYANOBACTERIA. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alternation of haploid and diploid generations.Microscopy, Electron, Scanning: Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.ArabinoseDiaminopimelic AcidMucoproteins: Conjugated proteins in which mucopolysaccharides are combined with proteins. The mucopolysaccharide moiety is the predominant group with the protein making up only a small percentage of the total weight.Hypocotyl: The region of the stem beneath the stalks of the seed leaves (cotyledons) and directly above the young root of the embryo plant. It grows rapidly in seedlings showing epigeal germination and lifts the cotyledons above the soil surface. In this region (the transition zone) the arrangement of vascular bundles in the root changes to that of the stem. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Cell Membrane: The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Mycobacterium smegmatis: A rapid-growing, nonphotochromogenic species of MYCOBACTERIUM originally isolated from human smegma and found also in soil and water. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Freeze Etching: A replica technique in which cells are frozen to a very low temperature and cracked with a knife blade to expose the interior surfaces of the cells or cell membranes. The cracked cell surfaces are then freeze-dried to expose their constituents. The surfaces are now ready for shadowing to be viewed using an electron microscope. This method differs from freeze-fracturing in that no cryoprotectant is used and, thus, allows for the sublimation of water during the freeze-drying process to etch the surfaces.Plant Leaves: Expanded structures, usually green, of vascular plants, characteristically consisting of a bladelike expansion attached to a stem, and functioning as the principal organ of photosynthesis and transpiration. (American Heritage Dictionary, 2d ed)Xylem: Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.Arabidopsis Proteins: Proteins that originate from plants species belonging to the genus ARABIDOPSIS. The most intensely studied species of Arabidopsis, Arabidopsis thaliana, is commonly used in laboratory experiments.Microscopy, Electron, Transmission: Electron microscopy in which the ELECTRONS or their reaction products that pass down through the specimen are imaged below the plane of the specimen.Actinomycetales: An order of gram-positive, primarily aerobic BACTERIA that tend to form branching filaments.Culture Media: Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.Fungi: A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins: Proteins obtained from the species SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE. The function of specific proteins from this organism are the subject of intense scientific interest and have been used to derive basic understanding of the functioning similar proteins in higher eukaryotes.beta-Glucosidase: An exocellulase with specificity for a variety of beta-D-glycoside substrates. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal non-reducing residues in beta-D-glucosides with release of GLUCOSE.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Spores, Fungal: Reproductive bodies produced by fungi.Spheroplasts: Cells, usually bacteria or yeast, which have partially lost their cell wall, lost their characteristic shape and become round.Antigens, Fungal: Substances of fungal origin that have antigenic activity.Galactose: An aldohexose that occurs naturally in the D-form in lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins. Deficiency of galactosyl-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALACTOSE-1-PHOSPHATE URIDYL-TRANSFERASE DEFICIENCY DISEASE) causes an error in galactose metabolism called GALACTOSEMIA, resulting in elevations of galactose in the blood.Mannose: A hexose or fermentable monosaccharide and isomer of glucose from manna, the ash Fraxinus ornus and related plants. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Hydrolases: Any member of the class of enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of the substrate and the addition of water to the resulting molecules, e.g., ESTERASES, glycosidases (GLYCOSIDE HYDROLASES), lipases, NUCLEOTIDASES, peptidases (PEPTIDE HYDROLASES), and phosphatases (PHOSPHORIC MONOESTER HYDROLASES). EC 3.Sequence Homology, Amino Acid: The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.Microfibrils: Components of the extracellular matrix consisting primarily of fibrillin. They are essential for the integrity of elastic fibers.Chara: A genus of green plants in the family CHARACEAE, phylum STREPTOPHYTA. They have a strong garlic-like odor and are an important food source for waterfowl.Amino Acids: Organic compounds that generally contain an amino (-NH2) and a carboxyl (-COOH) group. Twenty alpha-amino acids are the subunits which are polymerized to form proteins.Aspergillus fumigatus: A species of imperfect fungi from which the antibiotic fumigatin is obtained. Its spores may cause respiratory infection in birds and mammals.Plants, Genetically Modified: PLANTS, or their progeny, whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING.Carbohydrate Sequence: The sequence of carbohydrates within POLYSACCHARIDES; GLYCOPROTEINS; and GLYCOLIPIDS.Streptococcus pyogenes: A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria isolated from skin lesions, blood, inflammatory exudates, and the upper respiratory tract of humans. It is a group A hemolytic Streptococcus that can cause SCARLET FEVER and RHEUMATIC FEVER.Gene Deletion: A genetic rearrangement through loss of segments of DNA or RNA, bringing sequences which are normally separated into close proximity. This deletion may be detected using cytogenetic techniques and can also be inferred from the phenotype, indicating a deletion at one specific locus.Gram-Positive Bacteria: Bacteria which retain the crystal violet stain when treated by Gram's method.Escherichia coli: A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.Membrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Carbohydrate Conformation: The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a carbohydrate.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Acetylglucosamine: The N-acetyl derivative of glucosamine.Mycobacterium: A genus of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria. Most species are free-living in soil and water, but the major habitat for some is the diseased tissue of warm-blooded hosts.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Zea mays: A plant species of the family POACEAE. It is a tall grass grown for its EDIBLE GRAIN, corn, used as food and animal FODDER.Cloning, Molecular: The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.Species Specificity: The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.DNA, Bacterial: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.Cellulase: An endocellulase with specificity for the hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-glucosidic linkages in CELLULOSE, lichenin, and cereal beta-glucans.Nocardia: A genus of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria whose species are widely distributed and are abundant in soil. Some strains are pathogenic opportunists for humans and animals.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Trichoderma: A mitosporic fungal genus frequently found in soil and on wood. It is sometimes used for controlling pathogenic fungi. Its teleomorph is HYPOCREA.Cellulases: A family of glycosidases that hydrolyse crystalline CELLULOSE into soluble sugar molecules. Within this family there are a variety of enzyme subtypes with differing substrate specificities that must work together to bring about complete cellulose hydrolysis. They are found in structures called CELLULOSOMES.Genes, Fungal: The functional hereditary units of FUNGI.Mannosyltransferases: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of mannose from a nucleoside diphosphate mannose to an acceptor molecule which is frequently another carbohydrate. The group includes EC 2.4.1.32, EC 2.4.1.48, EC 2.4.1.54, and EC 2.4.1.57.Hydrogen-Ion Concentration: The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

The structlre of pili (fimbriae) of Moraxella bovis. (1/7401)

Cells from rough and smooth colonies of Moraxella bovis were examined by electron microscopy utilizing both shadowing and thin sectioning techniques. Pili were found on the surfaces of cells from rough but not smooth colonies. Pili had a peritrichoud distribution and appeared as delicate (6.5-8.5 nm in diameter), elongated unbranched filaments. When bacteria were sectioned pili did not contain central pores and appeared to originate from opacities on the surface of the cell wall.  (+info)

SWM1, a developmentally regulated gene, is required for spore wall assembly in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (2/7401)

Meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is followed by encapsulation of haploid nuclei within multilayered spore walls. Formation of this spore-specific wall requires the coordinated activity of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of its components. Completion of late events in the sporulation program, leading to spore wall formation, requires the SWM1 gene. SWM1 is expressed at low levels during vegetative growth but its transcription is strongly induced under sporulating conditions, with kinetics similar to those of middle sporulation-specific genes. Homozygous swm1Delta diploids proceed normally through both meiotic divisions but fail to produce mature asci. Consistent with this finding, swm1Delta mutant asci display enhanced sensitivity to enzymatic digestion and heat shock. Deletion of SWM1 specifically affects the expression of mid-late and late sporulation-specific genes. All of the phenotypes observed are similar to those found for the deletion of SPS1 or SMK1, two putative components of a sporulation-specific MAP kinase cascade. However, epistasis analyses indicate that Swm1p does not form part of the Sps1p-Smk1p-MAP kinase pathway. We propose that Swm1p, a nuclear protein, would participate in a different signal transduction pathway that is also required for the coordination of the biochemical and morphological events occurring during the last phase of the sporulation program.  (+info)

Effect of desiccation on the ultrastructural appearances of Acinetobacter baumannii and Acinetobacter lwoffii. (3/7401)

An Acinetobacter baumannii isolate survived desiccation beyond 30 days and an Acinetobacter lwoffii isolate up to 21 days. For both species, desiccation resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of round cells (A baumannii, 40% to 80%; A lwoffii, 51% to 63%) and a significant decrease in rod shaped cells (A baumannii, 58% to 13%; A lwoffii, 46% to 34%). Electronmicroscopic examination showed that there was also a corresponding significant increase in the cell wall thickness (A baumannii, up to 53%; A lwoffii, up to 26%). Desiccated A baumannii cells became more electron-dense and had significantly thicker cell walls (x1.3) than those of A lwoffii. Cell wall structures of A baumannii strains with different abilities to resist desiccation deserve further study.  (+info)

The staphylococcal transferrin-binding protein is a cell wall glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. (4/7401)

Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis possess a 42-kDa cell wall transferrin-binding protein (Tpn) which is involved in the acquisition of transferrin-bound iron. To characterize this protein further, cell wall fractions were subjected to two-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis blotted, and the N-terminus of Tpn was sequenced. Comparison of the first 20 amino acid residues of Tpn with the protein databases revealed a high degree of homology to the glycolytic enzyme glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). Analysis of staphylococcal cell wall fractions for GAPDH activity confirmed the presence of a functional enzyme which, like Tpn, is regulated by the availability of iron in the growth medium. To determine whether Tpn is responsible for this GAPDH activity, it was affinity purified with NAD+ agarose. Both S. epidermidis and S. aureus Tpn catalyzed the conversion of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate to 1,3-diphosphoglycerate. In contrast, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, which lacks a Tpn, has no cell wall-associated GAPDH activity. Native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the affinity-purified Tpn revealed that it was present in the cell wall as a tetramer, consistent with the structures of all known cytoplasmic GAPDHs. Furthermore, the affinity-purified Tpn retained its ability to bind human transferrin both in its native tetrameric and SDS-denatured monomeric forms. Apart from interacting with human transferrin, Tpn, in common with the group A streptococcal cell wall GAPDH, binds human plasmin. Tpn-bound plasmin is enzymatically active and therefore may contribute to the ability of staphylococci to penetrate tissues during infections. These studies demonstrate that the staphylococcal transferrin receptor protein, Tpn, is a multifunctional cell wall GAPDH.  (+info)

The preprophase band: possible involvement in the formation of the cell wall. (5/7401)

Numerous vesicles were observed among the microtubules of the "preprophase" band in prophase cells from root tips of Allium cepa. The content of these vesicles looks similar to the matrix of adjacent cell walls, and these vesicles often appear to be involved in exocytosis. In addition, the cell walls perpendicular to the plane of (beneath) the preprophase band are often differentially thickened compared to the walls lying parallel to the plane of the band. Our interpretation of these observations is that the preprophase band may direct or channel vesicles containing precursors of the cell wall to localized regions of wall synthesis. The incorporation of constituents of the cell wall into a narrow region defined by the position of the preprophase band may be a mechanism that ensures unidirecitonal growth of meristematic cells.  (+info)

Electron microscopy studies of cell-wall-anchored cellulose (Avicel)-binding protein (AbpS) from Streptomyces reticuli. (6/7401)

Streptomyces reticuli produces a 35-kDa cellulose (Avicel)-binding protein (AbpS) which interacts strongly with crystalline cellulose but not with soluble types of cellulose. Antibodies that were highly specific for the NH2-terminal part of AbpS were isolated by using truncated AbpS proteins that differed in the length of the NH2 terminus. Using these antibodies for immunolabelling and investigations in which fluorescence, transmission electron, or immunofield scanning electron microscopy was used showed that the NH2 terminus of AbpS protrudes from the murein layer of S. reticuli. Additionally, inspection of ultrathin sections of the cell wall, as well as biochemical experiments performed with isolated murein, revealed that AbpS is tightly and very likely covalently linked to the polyglucane layer. As AbpS has also been found to be associated with protoplasts, we predicted that a COOH-terminal stretch consisting of 17 hydrophobic amino acids anchors the protein to the membrane. Different amounts of AbpS homologues of several Streptomyces strains were synthesized.  (+info)

Role of the Trichoderma harzianum endochitinase gene, ech42, in mycoparasitism. (7/7401)

The role of the Trichoderma harzianum endochitinase (Ech42) in mycoparasitism was studied by genetically manipulating the gene that encodes Ech42, ech42. We constructed several transgenic T. harzianum strains carrying multiple copies of ech42 and the corresponding gene disruptants. The level of extracellular endochitinase activity when T. harzianum was grown under inducing conditions increased up to 42-fold in multicopy strains as compared with the wild type, whereas gene disruptants exhibited practically no activity. The densities of chitin labeling of Rhizoctonia solani cell walls, after interactions with gene disruptants were not statistically significantly different than the density of chitin labeling after interactions with the wild type. Finally, no major differences in the efficacies of the strains generated as biocontrol agents against R. solani or Sclerotium rolfsii were observed in greenhouse experiments.  (+info)

Cell-wall determinants of the bactericidal action of group IIA phospholipase A2 against Gram-positive bacteria. (8/7401)

We have shown previously that a group IIA phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is responsible for the potent bactericidal activity of inflammatory fluids against many Gram-positive bacteria. To exert its antibacterial activity, this PLA2 must first bind and traverse the bacterial cell wall to produce the extensive degradation of membrane phospholipids (PL) required for bacterial killing. In this study, we have examined the properties of the cell-wall that may determine the potency of group IIA PLA2 action. Inhibition of bacterial growth by nutrient deprivation or a bacteriostatic antibiotic reversibly increased bacterial resistance to PLA2-triggered PL degradation and killing. Conversely, pretreatment of Staphylococcus aureus or Enterococcus faecium with subinhibitory doses of beta-lactam antibiotics increased the rate and extent of PL degradation and/or bacterial killing after addition of PLA2. Isogenic wild-type (lyt+) and autolysis-deficient (lyt-) strains of S. aureus were equally sensitive to the phospholipolytic action of PLA2, but killing and lysis was much greater in the lyt+ strain. Thus, changes in cell-wall cross-linking and/or autolytic activity can modulate PLA2 action either by affecting enzyme access to membrane PL or by the coupling of massive PL degradation to autolysin-dependent killing and bacterial lysis or both. Taken together, these findings suggest that the bacterial envelope sites engaged in cell growth may represent preferential sites for the action and cytotoxic consequences of group IIA PLA2 attack against Gram-positive bacteria.  (+info)

Despite the economic importance of grasses as food, feed and energy crops, little is known about the genes that control their cell wall synthesis, assembly and remodelling. Here we provide a detailed transcriptome analysis that allowed the identification of genes involved in grass cell wall biogenesis. Differential gene-expression profiling, using maize oligonucleotide arrays, was used to identify genes differentially expressed between an elongating internode, containing cells exhibiting primary cell wall synthesis, and an internode that had just ceased elongation and in which many cells were depositing secondary cell wall material. This is one of only few studies specifically aimed at the identification of cell wall-related genes in grasses. Analysis identified new candidate genes for a role in primary and secondary cell wall-related processes in grasses. The results suggest that many proteins involved in cell wall-related processes during normal development are also recruited during defence-related
TABLE-US-00001 TABLE 1 Cell Role BNI1 BEM1 Cell Polarity BEM2 Cell Polarity BEM4 Cell Polarity BUD6† Cell Polarity SLA1† Cell Polarity CLA4 Cell Polarity ELM1† Cell Polarity GIN4 Cell Polarity NAP1† Cell Polarity SWE1† Cell Polarity BNR1 Cytokinesis CYK3† Cytokinesis SHS1 Cytokinesis BCK1 Cell Wall Maintenance BNI4† Cell Wall Maintenance FAB1 Cell Wall Maintenance CHS3 Cell Wall Maintenance SKT5† Cell Wall Maintenance CHS5† Cell Wall Maintenance CHS7† Cell Wall Maintenance SLT2 Cell Wall Maintenance SMI1† Cell Wall Maintenance ARP1 Mitosis ASE1 Mitosis DYN1 Mitosis DYN2† MitOSis JNM1 Mitosis NIP100 Mitosis NUM1 Mitosis PAC1 Mitosis ATS1 Cell Structure PACI1 Cell Structure YKE2† Cell Structure PCL1† Cell Cycle Control DRS2 RNA Processing SNC2 Vesicular Transport VPS28 Vesicular Transport YPT6† Vesicular Transport ELP2 Pol II Transcription ELP3† Pol II Transcription 8BC1† Unknown N8P2† Unknown TUS1† Unknown YBL051c† Unknown YBL062w† Unknown YDR149c Unknown ...
To clarify the involvement of actin in the formation of the yeast cell wall, reverting protoplasts of Schizosaccharomyces pombe were used as a simple model system. Actin of reverting protoplasts was labeled with rhodamine-conjugated phalloidin and observed by conventional fluorescence microscopy and laser scanning confocal microscopy. A close spatial as well as temporal relationship between actin and cell wall formation was observed in protoplast reversion. That is, the site of actin dots in the reverting protoplasts coincided with the site of new wall formation and the timing of rearrangement of actin coincided with the initiation of cell wall formation and with the timing of cell wall expansion. Treatment of reverting protoplasts with cytochalasin D (CD) further clarified the close relationship between actin and cell wall organization. The effect of CD was dose dependent. A high dose of CD caused the absence of actin as well as the complete inhibition of cell wall formation. A low dose of CD ...
Plant cells are surrounded by a strong polysaccharide-rich cell wall that aids in determining the overall form, growth and development of the plant body. Indeed, the unique shapes of the 40-odd cell types in plants are determined by their walls, as removal of the cell wall results in spherical protoplasts that are amorphic. Hence, assembly and remodeling of the wall is essential in plant development. Most plant cell walls are composed of a framework of cellulose microfibrils that are cross-linked to each other by heteropolysaccharides. The cell walls are highly dynamic and adapt to the changing requirements of the plant during growth. However, despite the importance of plant cell walls for plant growth and for applications that we use in our daily life such as food, feed and fuel, comparatively little is known about how they are synthesized and modified. In this Cell Science at a Glance article and accompanying poster, we aim to illustrate the underpinning cell biology of the synthesis of wall ...
For optimal plant growth, carbon and nitrogen availability needs to be tightly coordinated. Mitochondrial perturbations related to a defect in complex I in the Arabidopsis thalianafrostbite1 (fro1) mutant, carrying a point mutation in the 8-kD Fe-S subunit of NDUFS4 protein, alter aspects of fundamental carbon metabolism, which is manifested as stunted growth. During nitrate nutrition, fro1 plants showed a dominant sugar flux toward nitrogen assimilation and energy production, whereas cellulose integration in the cell wall was restricted. However, when cultured on NH4+ as the sole nitrogen source, which typically induces developmental disorders in plants (i.e., the ammonium toxicity syndrome), fro1 showed improved growth as compared to NO3- nourishing. Higher energy availability in fro1 plants was correlated with restored cell wall assembly during NH4+ growth. To determine the relationship between mitochondrial complex I disassembly and cell wall-related processes, aspects of cell wall integrity ...
Recall that most classes of bacteria possess a bacterial cell wall which is critical for their proper functioning and growth (See page). Because mammalian cells do not possess a cell wall, pharmacological inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis is one of the most important mechanisms for selective targeting of bacterial growth and proliferation ...
Cell wall matrices are complex composites mainly of polysaccharides, phenolics (monomers and polymers), and protein. We are beginning to understand the synthesis of these major wall components individually, but still have a poor understanding of how the cell wall components are assembled into complex matrices. Valuable insight has been gained by examining intact components to understand the individual elements that make up plant cell walls. Grasses are a prominent group within the plant kingdom, not only for their important roles in global agriculture, but also for the complexity of their cell walls. Ferulate incorporation into grass cell wall matrices (C3 and C4 types) leads to a cross-linked matrix that plays a prominent role in the structure and utilization of grass biomass compared to dicot species. Incorporation of p-coumarates as part of the lignin structure also adds to the complexity of grass cell walls. Feruoylation results in a wall with individual hemicellulosic polysaccharides (arabinoxylans
Around the outside of the cell membrane is the bacterial cell wall. Bacterial cell walls are made of peptidoglycan (also called murein), which is made from polysaccharide chains cross-linked by unusual peptides containing D-amino acids.[4] Bacterial cell walls are different from the cell walls of plants and fungi which are made of cellulose and chitin, respectively.[5] The cell wall of bacteria is also distinct from that of Archaea, which do not contain peptidoglycan. The cell wall is essential to the survival of many bacteria and the antibiotic penicillin is able to kill bacteria by inhibiting a step in the synthesis of peptidoglycan.[5] There are broadly speaking two different types of cell wall in bacteria, called Gram-positive and Gram-negative. The names originate from the reaction of cells to the Gram stain, a test long-employed for the classification of bacterial species.[6] Gram-positive bacteria possess a thick cell wall containing many layers of peptidoglycan and teichoic acids. In ...
Actin Homologues in Bacteria and Their Role in Cell Wall SynthesisMany mutations that lead to defects in bacterial cell shape are directly associated with a defect in cell wall synthesis. A mutation or multiple mutations of pbp genes can convert rod-shaped E. coli and B. subtilis cells into round or branched cells (see, e.g., references 130, 183, and 202). Also, mutations of RodA, the putative PG precursor translocase, or of TagF, an enzyme involved in teichoic acid synthesis, can convert B. subtilis into round cells (78, 83). A second group of genes, mreBCD, with no clear association with cell wall synthesis, are also required for rod-shaped growth of both E. coli and B. subtilis (48, 108, 192, 198, 199). A first indication for the function of MreB came when MreB was predicted to be structurally similar to actin (15). Proof that MreB is the bacterial homologue of actin was provided by two landmark papers published in 2001. The first paper showed that in B. subtilis MreB and a second, homologous ...
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is the major cause of the common canine skin disease, pyoderma, and is a zoonotic pathogen of humans. Multidrug resistant strains of S. pseudintermedius have emerged and are spreading globally leading to decreased therapeutic success. The development of novel therapeutics is hindered by the lack of understanding of critical host-pathogen interactions mediating S. pseudintermedius colonization and pathogenesis. For the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, interactions with host fibrinogen play a fundamental role in pathogenesis. The aim of the current study was to genetically and functionally characterise 2 cell wall-associated proteins of S. pseudintermedius, SpsD and SpsL, which mediate binding to multiple host extracellular matrix proteins including fibrinogen and fibronectin. DNA sequencing of the A- (ligand binding) domains of spsD and spsL genes for 37 phylogenetically diverse isolates revealed a highly conserved sequence for SpsL (97.1% derived amino ...
Knowledge of the ultrastructural arrangement within wood fibres is important for understanding the mechanical properties of the fibres themselves, as well as for understanding and controlling the. ultrastructural changes that occur during pulp processing.. The object of this work was to explore the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) in studies of the cell wall ultrastructure and to see how this structure is affected in the kraft pulp fibre line. This is done in order to eventually improve fibre properties for use in paper and other applications, such as composites. On the ultrastructural level of native spruce fibres (tracheids), it was found that cellulose fibril aggregates exist as agglomerates of individual cellulose microfibrils (with a width. of 4 nm). Using AFM in combination with image processing, the average side length (assuming a square cross-section) for a cellulose fibril aggregate was found to be 15-16 nm although with a broad distribution. A concentric lamella structure ...
Bacterial SH3 (SH3b) domains are commonly fused with papain-like Nlp/P60 cell wall hydrolase domains. To understand how the modular architecture of SH3b and NlpC/P60 affects the activity of the catalytic domain, three putative NlpC/P60 cell wall hydrolases were biochemically and structurally characterized. In addition, these enzymes all have γ-d-Glu-A 2pm (A 2pm is diaminopimelic acid) cysteine amidase (ordl-endopeptidase) activities but with different substrate specificities. One enzyme is a cell wall lysin that cleaves peptidoglycan (PG), while the other two are cell wall recycling enzymes that only cleave stem peptides with an N-terminall-Ala. Their crystal structures revealed a highly conserved structure consisting of two SH3b domains and a C-terminal NlpC/P60 catalytic domain, despite very low sequence identity. Interestingly, loops from the first SH3b domain dock into the ends of the active site groove of the catalytic domain, remodel the substrate binding site, and modulate substrate ...
The Candida albicans MKC1 gene encodes a mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase, which has been cloned by complementation of the lytic phenotype associated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae slt2 (mpk1) mutants. In this work, the physiological role of this MAP kinase in the pathogenic fungus C. albicans was characterized and a role for MKC1 in the biogenesis of the cell wall suggested based on the following criteria. First, C. albicans mkc1Δ/mkc1Δ strains displayed alterations in their cell surfaces under specific conditions as evidenced by scanning electron microscopy. Second, an increase in specific cell wall epitopes (O-glycosylated mannoprotein) was shown by confocal microscopy in mkc1Δ/mkc1Δ mutants. Third, the sensitivity to antifungals which inhibit (1,3)-β-glucan and chitin synthesis was increased in these mutants. In addition, evidence for a role for the MKC1 gene in morphological transitions in C. albicans is presented based on the impairment of pseudohyphal formation of mkc1Δ/mkc1Δ strains
b)Exemptions. (1) A limited permit for interstate movement shall not be required for genetic material from any plant pest contained in Escherichia coli genotype K-12 (strain K-12 and its derivatives), sterile strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or asporogenic strains of Bacillus subtilis, provided that all the following conditions are met: (i) The microorganisms are shipped in a container that meets the requirements of § 340.8(b)(3); (ii) The cloned genetic material is maintained on a nonconjugation proficient plasmid and the host does not contain other conjugation proficient plasmids or generalized transducing phages; (iii) The cloned material does not include the complete infectious genome of a known plant pest; (iv) The cloned genes are not carried on an expression vector if the cloned genes code for: (A) A toxin to plants or plant products, or a toxin to organisms beneficial to plants; or (B) Other factors directly involved in eliciting plant disease (i.e., cell wall degrading enzymes); or ...
bacitracin also inhibit cell wall synthesis but are not nearly as important as the beta-lactam drugs. The selective toxicity of the drugs discussed in this chapter is mainly due to specific actions on the synthesis of a cellular structure that is unique to the microorganism. More than 50 antibiotics that act as cell wall synthesis inhibitors are currently available, with individual spectra of activity that afford a wide range of clinical applications. ...
Plant cell wall proteomics has been a very dynamic field of research for about fifteen years. A full range of strategies has been proposed to increase the number of identified proteins and to characterize their post-translational modifications. The protocols are still improving to enlarge the coverage of cell wall proteomes. Comparisons between these proteomes have been done based on various working strategies or different physiological stages. In this review, two points are highlighted. The first point is related to data analysis with an overview of the cell wall proteomes already described. A large body of data is now available with the description of cell wall proteomes of seventeen plant species. CWP contents exhibit particularities in relation to the major differences in cell wall composition and structure between these plants and between plant organs. The second point is related to methodology and concerns the present limitations of the coverage of cell wall proteomes. Because of the variety of
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The stiffness of closed-cell low-density cellular solids, or solid foams, is affected by "imperfections" such as non-uniform cell shape and size, wavy distortions of cell walls, variations in cell wall thickness, etc. The present paper focuses on the influence of non-uniform cell wall thickness on stiffness. Calculations are performed on one model with different degrees of thickness variations. The model used is the flat-faced Kelvin structure, which consists of 14-sided polyhedra in a bcc arrangement. The results indicate that the stiffness of closed-cell cellular solids is not very sensitive to thickness variations. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.. ...
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In this protocol we describe how to visualize neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and fungal cell wall changes in the context of the coculture of mouse neutrophils with fungal hyphae of Candida albicans. These protocols are easily adjusted to test a wide array of hypotheses related to the impact of immune cells on fungi and the cell wall, making them promising tools for exploring host-pathogen interactions during fungal infection.
(figure) (figure) Figure 4.18 High resolution scanning electron micrograph of the primary cell wall of onion (Allium cepa L.). The root has been saponin treated then freeze-fractured to reveal the inner face of a cell wall.
Enzybiotics are a novel class of antibacterials, based on the peptidoglycan lysins, which kill rapidly and specifically the bacteria, preventing the appearance of crossed resistances with other pathogens and the microbiota degradation.. The common narrow lytic spectra of enzybiotics a novel and promising class of antibacterials relies, primarily, on their targeting of specific cell-wall receptors through specialized modules: the cell wall-binding domains. Using as model system the cell wall binding domain of the Cpl-7 endolysin (made of three identical CW_7 repeats), we have established the molecular basis for the cell wall recognition by the CW_7 motif, which is widely represented in sequences of cell wall hydrolases. To this aim, the crystal and solution 25 structures of the Cpl-7 cell wall-binding domain (C-Cpl-7) were solved, N-acetyl-Dglucosaminyl-(β1,4)-N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanyl-D-isoglutamine (GMDP) was identified as part of the peptidoglycan target recognized by the CW_7 motifs, ...
Mares, D.; Stone, B.; Jeffery, C.N.rstog, K., 1977: Early stages in the development of wheat endosperm. II. Ultrastructural observatons on cell wall formation
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The Editors xi List of Contributors xii. Preface xv. About the Companion Website xvi. COMPARTMENTS. 1 Membrane Structure and Membranous Organelles 2. Introduction 2. 1.1 Common properties and inheritance of cell membranes 2. 1.2 The fluid -mosaic membrane model 4. 1.3 Plasma membrane 10. 1.4 Endoplasmic reticulum 13. 1.5 Golgi apparatus 18. 1.6 Exocytosis and endocytosis 23. 1.7 Vacuoles 27. 1.8 The nucleus 28. 1.9 Peroxisomes 31. 1.10 Plastids 32. 1.11 Mitochondria 39. Summary 44. 2 The Cell Wall 45. Introduction 45. 2.1 Sugars are building blocks of the cell wall 45. 2.2 Macromolecules of the cell wall 51. 2.3 Cell wall architecture 73. 2.4 Cell wall biosynthesis and assembly 80. 2.5 Growth and cell walls 90. 2.6 Cell differentiation 99. 2.7 Cell walls as sources of food, feed, fiber, and fuel, and their genetic improvement 108. Summary 110. 3 Membrane Transport 111. Introduction 111. 3.1 Overview of plant membrane transport systems 111. 3.2 Pumps 120. 3.3 Ion channels 128. 3.4 Cotransporters ...
Transcription factors (TFs) play important roles in the regulation of secondary cell wall (SCW) biosynthesis in herbaceous and woody plants. In Arabidopsis, the onset of SCW deposition is initiated by a nexus of NAC, MYB, homeodomain and several other families of TFs, which function in a transcriptional network regulating SCW biosynthetic genes. NAC family members SND1/NST1 and VND6/VND7 have been identified as functionally redundant master regulators of SCW formation in fibres and vessels, respectively [1, 2]. Arabidopsis plants overexpressing SND2, an indirect target of fibre master regulator SND1, exhibited increased SCW thickness in inflorescence stem fibres, whilst dominant repression lines exhibited a decrease in fibre SCW thickness associated with a reduction in glucose and xylose cell wall sugar content [3]. The ability of SND2 to transactivate the CesA8 promoter [3] suggested that SND2 may regulate cellulose biosynthetic genes during fibre SCW formation. The evaluation of this ...
Until now, MurJs mechanisms have been somewhat of a black box in the bacterial cell wall synthesis because of technical difficulties studying the protein," said senior author Seok-Yong Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry at Duke University School of Medicine. "Our study could provide insight into the development of broad spectrum antibiotics, because nearly every type of bacteria needs this proteins action.". A bacteriums cell wall is composed of a rigid mesh-like material called peptidoglycan. Molecules to make peptidoglycan are manufactured inside the cell and then need to be transported across the cell membrane to build the outer wall.. In 2014, another group of scientists had discovered that MurJ is the transporter protein located in the cell membrane that is responsible for flipping these wall building blocks across the membrane. Without MurJ, peptidoglycan precursors build up inside the cell and the bacterium falls apart. Many groups have attempted to solve MurJs ...
Crown-gall tumor initiation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens is inhibited by cell walls from normal dicotyledonous plants but not by cell walls from crown-gall tumors apparently because of bacterial adherence or nonadherence, respectively, to the different cell walls. Cell walls from normal and tumor tissues in culture also show this difference, indicating that the two types of tissue stably maintain this difference under these conditions. Habituated tissue cultures, which resemble crown-gall tumor cultures, however, form cell walls that are inhibitory like those of the normal cultures from which they are derived. Monocotyledonous plants do not act as hosts for Agrobacterium and bacteria-specific inhibition is not shown by cell walls from several species of grass, a monocot family. Cell wallsfrom "embryonic" tissues (dicot seedlings less than 2 centimeters long), unlike those from older seedlings, are non-inhibitory. Crown-gall tumors thus resemble embryonic tissues in this respect.. ...
Discusses all of the non-penicillin beta-lactam antibiotics, including cephalosporins, carbapenems, and monobactams, and non-beta-lactam cell wall inhibitors, including vancomycin, daptomycin, and bacitracin. These drugs are used to treat a broad spectrum ...
Recent developments in genome sequencing technology have provided detailed information about the genetics of crop plants, but what has been lacking to date is the technology needed to collect comparable cell wall data to locate, assign and signpost these important genes for plant breeders.. Using a microarray, sometimes called a lab-on-a-chip, the team were able analyze thousands of plant cell samples simultaneously and harvest a large amount of data relevant to the arrangement of the cell.. They then linked this information back to particular changes in genetic information between the different varieties of plant cell, using a technique called association mapping.. Dr Ian Bancroft from the University of Yorks Department of Biology said: "Plant cell walls are made up of sugars, which can be arranged into a myriad of different carbohydrates that determine cell wall properties in subtly different but significant ways.. "Variations in these sugars alter the properties of the plant, by affecting ...
The Arabidopsis root hair represents a valuable cell model for elucidating polar expansion mechanisms in plant cells and the overall biology of roots. The deposition and development of the cell wall is central to the root hair expansion apparatus. During this process, incorporation of specific wall polymers into the growing wall architecture constitutes a critical spatio-temporal event that controls hair size and growth rate and one that is closely coordinated with the cells endomembrane, cytoskeletal and signal transduction apparatuses. In this study, the protocol for live cell labeling of roots with monoclonal antibodies that bind to specific wall polymers is presented. This method allows for rapid assessment of root hair cell wall composition during development and assists in describing changes to cell wall composition in transgenic mutant lines. Enzymatic
Sandwich ELISA is a highly sensitive method that can be used to determine if two epitopes are part of the same macromolecule or supramolecular complex. In the case of plant cell wall glycans, it can reveal the existence of inter-polymers linkages, leading to better understanding of overall cell wall architectures. This development of a conventional sandwich ELISA protocol uses a carbohydrate-binding module (CBM), a small protein domain found in some carbohydrate catalysing or activating enzymes, and rat monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) which can be combined in the same ELISA plate without risk of cross reaction; the secondary anti-rat HRP antibody being only able to bind to the rat mAb and not the CBM. This protocol was developed and modified in the Prof. J. Paul Knox lab at the University of Leeds.
Biorefining of plant feedstocks into fuels and specialty chemicals, using biological conversion, requires the solubilization of lignocellulosics into simpler oligomeric compounds. However, non-pretreated woody biomass has shown high resistance to hydrolysis by cellulolytic microbes or purified cellulases. We
Biorefining of plant feedstocks into fuels and specialty chemicals, using biological conversion, requires the solubilization of lignocellulosics into simpler oligomeric compounds. However, non-pretreated woody biomass has shown high resistance to hydrolysis by cellulolytic microbes or purified cellulases. We
Impact of ypfP deletion on cell wall proteins. A. Surface protein patterns of cells grown to logarithmic (left) or stationary (right) phase. SA113 wild-type and
Plant cell wall growth is typically described as a simple process, but researchers using a microscope that can resolve images on the nanoscale level have observed something more complex.. A close-up look at the growth of plant cell walls, which largely determines the way a plant grows and takes shape, offers a better understanding of how the tough-but-flexible walls expand, researchers have found in a recent study.. The researchers, who report their findings in the current issue of Nature Plants, used an atomic force microscope, which allowed them to take high-resolution images at the nanometer level. This enabled them to watch microfibrils - hair-like fibers made of cellulose that help form the cell walls - and how they responded when researchers stretched the walls in ways that mimic the strains of growth in natural conditions.. "With the help of the atomic force microscope, we can see for the first time the conformation of cellulose microfibrils under hydrated conditions, and how these ...
Brief exposure of Staphylococcus aureus to inhibitors of cell wall synthesis activate the sentinel system, vraSR, which triggers an immediate and massive change in transcription of many genes. Some are clearly involved with wall biosynthesis, others are stress responders, while others have functions as yet undefined. In work that could lead ultimately to improved antibiotics, Alexander Thomasz of The Rockefeller University, New York, and collaborators show that the VraSR system can sense even more subtle perturbations of wall synthesis that the investigators induced by slowing down transcription of the structural gene of one of the staphylococcal PBPs (cell wall synthesis genes), using a conditional mutant, and without an antibacterial agent.
Cell wall associated kinases (WAKs) are receptor-like protein kinases, found in plant cell walls, that have the capability to transmit signals directly by their cytoplasmic kinase domains. They usually link the plasma membrane to the protein and carbohydrate that composed the cell wall. The receptor-like proteins contain a cytoplasmic serine threonine kinase and a less conserved region; bound to the cell wall and contains a series of epidermal growth factor repeats. WAKs are found in various plants and crops like rice, and maize. In plants genome like Arabidopsis, WAKs, are encoded by five highly similar genes clustered in a 30-kb locus, among them WAK1 & WAK2 are highly distributed. They are primarily involved in regulating plant cell wall functions including cell expansion, bind as well as response to pectins, pathogen response and also protects plants from detrimental effects. All the five WAK proteins have highly conserved serine/threonine protein kinase domain (86% similarity) on the ...
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This overview summarizes the truss wall construction including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy. Complex two dimensional heat flow analysis and one dimensional hygrothermal modeling were used to determine moisture related durability risks for analysis.
In fission yeast, both cell wall growth and actin are somehow localized to the tips of the cell. On page ARTICLE, Katayama et al. report that Mok1 makes 1,3-α-d-glucan, one of the major components of the fission yeast cell wall, and that Mok1 is required for the correct localization of actin to the growing tips.. Katayama et al. isolate mok1 in a screen for temperature-sensitive mutants with aberrant morphology and sensitivity to the protein-kinase inhibitor staurosporine. (Protein kinase C activity is required for normal cell wall synthesis.) Actin is not at the growing tips of mok1ts cells, but in randomly distributed patches in the cortex.. Overproduction of Mok1 is lethal. Dividing cells lyse and single cells swell at one end due to an excess of actin and cell wall material at the cell tip. Whereas β-glucan levels decline somewhat under these conditions, levels of α-glucan rise threefold. In the mok1ts cells α-glucan levels are reduced.. These data are consistent with the sequence of ...
The safety profile and clinical efficacy of caspofungin (CAS) has raised questions as to whether its effectiveness could be further improved by administering higher dosages. However, in vitro studies as well as some dosage escalation studies in animals have reported a paradoxical attenuation of CAS activity at higher drug concentrations (5, 17, 21, 23). These concentrations are comparable to plasma CAS levels achieved in humans at recommended doses (22). The mechanism of the attenuated CAS activity at higher concentrations and its clinical relevance are unknown. Studies of the genetically amenable yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae have suggested links with both the intracellular protein kinase C (PKC) cell wall integrity and calcineurin pathways (1, 4, 7, 13, 18, 20). In view of the evolutionary conservation of several key cellular processes, including homeostatic responses toward drug-induced damage of the fungal cell wall (2, 19), we hypothesized that the cell wall integrity and calcineurin ...
BioAssay record AID 192058 submitted by ChEMBL: Compound was tested for reduction of streptococcal cell wall(SCW) in rats at a dose of 0.67 mg/kg.
Cell wall composition determines the quality of plant-based products for: Human health and nutrition Textile fibres Renewable biofuel production Malting and brewing Timber and paper products The key biological questions remain unanswered: What genes are involved? How are these genes regulated? What cellular pathways are involved in synthesis and deposition? What are the physicochemical properties of bio-composites? Plant Cell Walls in the Grasses Grasses are the most important plants for human societies. They:
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The present invention provides an implantable graft, including a primary tubular body having a first outer wall surface and a first inner wall surface defining a primary blood contacting lumen, and a secondary tubular body having a second outer wall surface and a second inner wall surface. The secondary tubular body is located about the primary tubular body to form a space therebetween. The primary and secondary tubular bodies are joined by at least one rib.
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This chapter reviews what is known about surface proteins of Staphylococcus aureus, their mechanisms of anchoring to the cell wall envelope, and their contributions to the pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections. Protein A amino acid sequence, gene sequence, and three dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray diffraction structures revealed a molecule comprised of five nearly identical Ig-binding domains as well as the molecular elements involved in binding Ig. S. aureus strains clump in the presence of plasma; this phenomenon, which has been exploited for diagnostic purposes, is the product of a molecular interaction between two microbial surface components recognizing adhesive matrix molecules (MSCRAMMS), clumping factor A and B, with fibrinogen. Both S. aureus and S. epidermidis strains encode for multiple cell wall-anchored surface proteins with large serine-aspartate repeat (Sdr) domains. In addition to the subset of S. aureus sortase-anchored cell wall surface proteins that are covalently
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Most protocols for the isolation of megabase-size DNA from plants utilize the protoplast method (Cheung and Gale, 1990, Ganal, et al, 1989, Honeycutt, et al, 1992, Sobral, et al, 1990, van Daelen, et al, 1989, Wing, et al, 1993, Woo et al,1995). Although the protoplast method yields megabase-size DNA of high quality, the process is costly and labor intensive. For example, to prepare protoplasts from tomato, young leaves are manually feathered with a razor blade before being incubated for 4-5 hours with cell wall degrading enzymes (Ganal and Tanksley, 1989). With sorghum, Woo et al (1995) found the best way to generate high yields of protoplasts for megabase-size DNA isolation is to rub carborundum on both sides of the leaves with a paintbrush, 50 strokes/side, before a 4-5 hour incubation with cellulysin. Thus the amount of time before embedding in agarose can be between 7-9 hours, depending on the amount of leaf material being processed. Furthermore, since each plant species requires a ...
All (3-Iactarn drugs like penicillins, cephalosporins are selective inhibitors of bacterial cell wall synthesis and therefore active against growing bacteria. Mechanism of action: Initial step is the binding of the drug to specific drug receptor PBPs (Penicillin- binding proteins) on bacteria. There are 3 to 6 PBPs having different effects. At least some of which are enzymes involved in transpeptidation (cross-linking) reactions. After attachment, peptidoglycan synthesis is inhibited as final transpeptidation is blocked. Then there occurs inactivation of an inhibitor of autolytic enzyme in the cell wall. This activates the autolytic enzymes in the cell wall that results in lysis resulting in bacterial death. Organisms with defective autolysin function are inhibited but not killed by l3dactam drugs, and they are said to be "tolerant ...
The present study was performed to investigate the role of IL-1R/TLR signaling in joint inflammation induced by bacterial cell wall fragments (SCW) from S. pyogenes. To this end, we induced SCW arthritis in mice that are deficient for MyD88, the pivotal adaptor molecule in the IL-1R/TLR signaling cascade. In addition, we analyzed whether joint inflammation, elicited by local injection of SCW fragments, was mediated by TLR-2 or TLR-4. Therefore, mice deficient for either TLR-2 or TLR-4 were included in this study.. TLRs are present on several cell types, including fibroblasts, macrophages, and dendritic cells (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Recently, it was shown that synovial fibroblasts express mainly TLR-2 since fibroblasts from RA patients could be activated by TLR-2 (bacterial peptidoglycans) and not by TLR-9 (CpG motifs) agonists to produce proinflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases (41). Expression of TLR-2 and TLR-4 but not TLR-9 was found in synovial biopsies of RA patients with active ...
Geoff Fincher is Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaides Waite Campus.. ...
Expansin refers to a family of closely related nonenzymatic proteins found in the plant cell wall, with important roles in plant cell growth, fruit softening, abscission, emergence of root hairs, pollen tube invasion of the stigma and style, meristem function, and other developmental processes where cell wall loosening occurs. Expansins were originally discovered as mediators of acid growth, which refers to the widespread characteristic of growing plant cell walls to expand faster at low (acidic) pH than at neutral pH. Expansins are thus linked to auxin action. They are also linked to cell enlargement and cell wall changes induced by other plant hormones such as gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene and brassinosteroids. A subset of the β-expansins are also the major group-1 allergens of grass pollens. So far, two large families of expansin genes have been discovered in plants, named alpha-expansins (given the gene symbol EXPA) and beta-expansins (EXPB). Both families of expansins have been ...
UGA Researchs are hopeful that their discovery combined with additional research will reveal man of the secrets of plant cell wall architecture and function, making them easier to break down or perhaps opening the doors for engineered plants that will work better as a feedstock for the biofuels industry and as better agricultural products ...
A catheter having a flexible outer tube and a lubricious inner tube bonded within the flexible outer tube. One catheter has a distal outer tube formed of a substantial portion of a first, flexible material, an inner tube having a lubricious inside wall surface formed of a second, lubricious material, and an outer tube wall surface compatible with heat bonding the inner tube outside wall surface to the outer tube wall surface. A preferred flexible material is polyether block amide (PEBA) and a preferred lubricious material is polyethylene. One catheter utilizing the invention includes a flexible distal outer tube having an orifice through the tube wall and an inner tube inserted through the orifice having a lubricious inner layer surrounded by a tie-layer, surrounded in turn by the same flexible material forming the outer tube. One catheter has a PEBA outer tube heat bonded to a tri-layer inner guide wire tube formed of a polyethylene inner layer, a PEBA outer layer, and a PLEXAR™ tie-layer disposed
CLASSIFICATION DOMAIN BacteriaArchaea Eukarya KINGDOM Bacteria Archaebacteria ProtistaFungi PlantaeAnimalia CELL TYPE Prokaryote Eukaryote CELL STRUCTURES Cell walls with peptidoglycan Cell walls without peptidoglycan some have cell walls Cell walls of chitin Cell walls of cellulose; chloroplasts No cell walls or chloroplasts NUMBER OF CELLS Unicellular Most unicellular; some colonial; some multicellular Most multicellular; some unicellular multicellularMulticellular MODE OF NUTRITION Autotroph or heterotroph HeterotrophAutotroph Heterotroph EXAMPLES Streptococcus, Escherichia coli Methanogens, halophiles ameba paramecium Mushrooms, yeastsMosses, ferns, flowering plants Sponges, worms, insects, fishes, mammals
Many cell walls also contain lignin, a heterogeneous polymer composed of phenolic compounds that gives the cell rigidity. Lignin is the primary component of wood, and cell walls that become "lignified" are highly impermeable to pathogens and difficult for small insects to chew. Cutin, suberin, and waxes are fatty substances that may be deposited in either primary or secondary cell walls (or both) and outer protective tissues of the plant body, including bark. Cell walls contain proteins and enzymes that actively work to reshape the wall during cell growth yet thicken and strengthen the wall during induced defense. When a plant cell detects the presence of a potential pathogen, enzymes catalyze an oxidative burst that produces highly reactive oxygen molecules capable of damaging the cells of invading organisms. Reactive oxygen molecules also help strengthen the cell wall by catalyzing cross-linkages between cell wall polymers, and they serve as a signal to neighboring cells that an attack is ...
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1 , Alvin Teo , University of Warwick. My project focuses on the aspect of bacterial cell wall biosynthesis and its inherent connection to cell division. Before a bacterial cell is ready to divide, new cell wall materials have to be formed. This is a complex but well-coordinated process, with a plethora of proteins interacting in a coorperative and transient manner. The emphasis of the project is being placed on the membrane-associated stage for the biosynthesis of peptidoglycan, which is the major structural component of the bacterial cell wall. It is a polymer mesh consisting of alternating units of N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine, being cross-linked via stem peptide bridges. My project will address the challenges in terms of overexpressing the integral membrane proteins involved, and also their subsequent extraction and solubilisation in active form. Traditional approaches using detergent solubilisation of membrane proteins are often denaturing due to the sequestration of ...
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How do the Parts of a Cell Work?. Each kind of cell structure has a different function within a cell. Cell Wall: The cell wall is a rigid layer that surrounds the cells of plants and some other organisms. The cells of animals, in contrast, do not have cell walls. A plants cell walls help protect and support the cell. The cell wall is made mostly of a strong material called cellulose. Still, many materials, including water and oxygen, can pass through the cell wall easily.. Cell Membrane: The cell membrane controls which substance pass into and out of a cell. Everything a cell needs, such as food particles, water, and oxygen, enters through the cell membrane. Waste products leave the same way. In addition, the cell membrane prevents harmful materials from entering the cell. All cells have cell membranes. In plant cells, the cell membrane is just inside the cell wall. In cells without cell walls, the cell membrane forms the border between the cell and its environment. (Use a screen on a window ...
The outermost covering of plant cells is known as the cell wall. It is a characteristic feature of only plant and bacterial cells; it is absent in animal cells. The cell wall is the only non-living structure found in plant cells. The thickness of cell wall varies from 4-20uM. Its function is to protect the cell and its organelles from the external environment. The cell wall is more rigid than other covering, due to this it has a great protective function and provides a fixed shape to the cell. It also provides stability to plant cells. The cell wall is metabolic inactive, and it contains cellulose. The cell wall is made up of pectin, chitin, lignin, etc. Cell wall lacks receptors, and it is totally permeable. With the passage of time, cell wall increases in thickness and strength. Its only function is to provide stability and protect the cell from external hazards. ...
Calcineruin control over hyphal septation and cell wall biosynthesis. Septa are crucial in hyphal growth as they are the natural dividers in the growing hyphae, critical for continued growth and compartmentalization of cellular function. We were the first group to establish that both calcineurin subunits are stably present in the developing A. fumigatus hyphal septum, sitting as disks on each side of the septum. Calcineurin deletion mutants create septal defects and miscues in cellular metabolism. The hyphal septa is also a prime example of how important cell wall biosynthesis is for the organism. The cell wall serves as the leading point for the growing and invading hyphae as well as the first contact point with the host. The cell wall functions as both a structural component to hold the cell together as well as a scaffold for countless cellular functions. We have shown that calcineurin controls cell wall metabolism, and now we are working on uncovering the exact molecular mechanisms of ...
Our group observed two bacteria for gram staining. First of Escherichia coli was rod shaped, pink colored. Due to pink color of it we conclude that it is Gram (-),d does not have any cell wall but have outer membrane. However, Proteus vulgaris was coccus and color after staining was purple so that we understand that it is Gram (+), it has cell wall. Expected result is also same with experimental results of our group but it is not true for B.subtilis observations. They saw pink color this may be due to high staining of Crystal violet and cause of degrade cell wall properties, and also reason for wrong observation might be that they used clear background and high amount of light so they thought that it is pink rather than purple. It is also possible some genetic problems or degradation or loss of peptidoglaycan at their cell wall so they can not show Gram ...
Myeloid cells of the immune system serve a dual function in early containment and direct elimination of invading bacteria as well as in the sensing and scaling the threat of bacterial infection to mount appropriate immune responses against pathogenic bacteria. Detection of PAMPs such as bacterial cell wall constituents or CpG‐rich bacterial DNA by TLRs does not allow the macrophage to discriminate between bacterial debris and the presence of viable and virulent bacteria. Breaching of plasma membranes or spillage of proteolytic enzymes from damaged phagolysosomes, however, indicates not only bacterial viability but also virulence. Nonpathogenic bacteria typically do not enter the cytosol, and they do not deliver virulence factors into the cytosol of host cells. Rapid and robust induction of immunity is necessary to fight highly virulent bacteria, whereas elimination of bacterial degradation products does not require the same strength of response. Moreover, detecting the threat of a bacterial ...
Lignin peroxidase (LiP) plays a central role in the biodegradation of the plant cell wall constituent lignin. LiP is able to oxidize aromatic compounds with redox potentials higher than 1.4 V (NHE) by single electron abstraction, but the exact redox mechanism is still poorly understood. The finding in our laboratory that the Cβ-atom of Trp171 carries a unique modification led us to initiate experiments to investigate the role of this residue. These experiments, employing crystallography, site-directed mutagenesis, protein chemistry, spin-trapping and spectroscopy, yielded the following results: (i) Trp171 is stereospecifically hydroxylated at its Cβ-atom as the result of an auto-catalytic process, which occurs under turnover conditions in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, (ii) Evidence for the formation of a Trp171 radical intermediate has been obtained using spin-trapping, in combination with peptide mapping and protein crystallography. (iii) Trp171 is very likely to be involved in electron ...
Volumes 5 and 6 focus on simple and complex polysaccharides synthesized by organisms as storage compounds, cell wall constituents or compounds at the surfaces of cells.
Volumes 5 and 6 focus on simple and complex polysaccharides synthesized by organisms as storage compounds, cell wall constituents or compounds at the surfaces of cells.
Lectin that functions as pattern receptor specific for beta-1,3-linked and beta-1,6-linked glucans, such as cell wall constituents from pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Induces phosphorylation of SCIMP after binding beta-glucans (PubMed:27288407). Necessary for the TLR2-mediated inflammatory response and for TLR2-mediated activation of NF-kappa-B. Enhances cytokine production in macrophages and dendritic cells. Mediates production of reactive oxygen species in the cell. Mediates phagocytosis of C.albicans conidia. Binds T-cells in a way that does not involve their surface glycans and plays a role in T-cell activation. Stimulates T-cell proliferation. Induces phosphorylation of SCIMP after binding beta-glucans (PubMed:27288407).
According to researcher from Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health in University of Carolina. They discovered our brain cell wall is made of almost entirely of a type of fats called phospholipids. And to make plenty of phospholipids and to keep our brain cell wall thick and sturdy, we will need this brain nutrient known as choline. Choline acts as a precursor which is like a supervisor directing different cell machinary to help your brain cell manufacture phospholipids. Phospholipids are critical to brain function becase they are used extensively to make your brain cell wall. And your brain cell wall are like rubber casing around copper wires. Thick and sturdy brain cell wall allows electrical impulses to travel from one brain cell to another because brain cell wall acts an electrical impulses, This prevent electrical signals from "jumping" out and getting lost or prevent other stray electrical impulses from corrupting other electrical impulses. And for those who lack choline in their ...
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This video covers a general overview of penicillins, as well as the specifics regarding their mechanisms of action, mechanisms of resistance, therapeutic uses, and unique toxicities. The mechanism and therapeutic use of beta-lactamase inhibitors is also ...
or as I refer to them-Cell Wall Deficient form (CWD).. The CWD form of bacteria, and Lyme CWD, presents a very difficult form to treat (of course Lyme Cyst form is difficult to treat too) with conventional courses of antibiotics. While the specifics of the CWD form are a bit over my head, the idea is that the bacteria cell wall changes (I think into just a peptide wall) and can now move into and live within a human cell. CWD Lyme is another form that the bacteria can change into as a defensive measure to escape antibiotics, etc., and one that is difficult to treat because it typically resides within another cell. There is a treatment option that works well for this, but maybe another day.. What I find most interesting about CWD is that it offers a very compelling explanation for all autoimmune diseases. The reason for this is that when the CWD bacteria is living within a host cell the immune system treats the hosts cell as an invader. Using Multiple Sclerosis as an example the CWD bacteria ...
I. Primary Tissues of the Procambium A. Primary Xylem 1. Differentiates four kinds of cells a. Tracheids b. Vessels c. Fibers d. Parenchyma 2. Tracheids a. One of two types of conducting cells in the xylem b. Dead when fully mature and functioning c. Contains lignin d. Morphology of the tracheid cell (1) Very long and thin cell (2) Ends of cell with long oblique cross wall e. Contain pits (1) Structure of the cell wall i. Middle Lamella ii. Primary Cell Wall iii. Secondary Cell Wall (2) Structure of a simple pit i. Pits are depressions in the cell wall that are circular to oval where the ...
Plant cell wall is the most abundant biomaterial on earth and consists of a matrix of cellulose and other polymers, primarily hemicellulose and lignin. These polymers confer to the plant cell wall resistance to degradation, which also makes these materials a challenge to use as substrates in many industrial applications worldwide. The potential is enormous both for the nutrition industry and for biofuel production. The conversion of the plant cell wall polysaccharides into soluble utilizable sugars can be performed by several microorganisms, for which their developed enzymatic systems play a major role in recycling plant cell wall fixed carbon. These microorganisms, of considerable biotechnological importance, have evolved modular enzymes, in which the catalytic modules are appended to non-catalytic modules, designated carbohydrate-binding modules (CBM). Profound knowledge about specificity of the different CBM families will bring a relevant contribution to the possible engineering of more ...
Diagram Of Bacterial Cell - Diagram Of Bacterial Celldiagram of bacterial cell membrane. diagram of bacterial cell wall. diagram of bacterial cell. diagram of typical bacterial cell. diagram of bacterial cell structure.
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... Bacitracin is a polypeptide antibiotic, acts by inhibiting cell wall synthesis at a step earlier than that inhibited by penicillin. Subsequently, it increases the efflux of ions by binding t
Sugar has been linked to obesity, and suspected of, or fully implicated as a cause in the occurrence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, macular degeneration, and tooth decay.. On May 20, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced changes to the Nutrition Facts panel displayed on all foods, to be effective by July 2018.Monosaccharides may be further converted into structural polysaccharides such as cellulose and pectin for cell wall construction or into energy reserves in the form of storage polysaccharides such as starch or inulin.Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose.The world production of sugar in 2011 was about 168 million tonnes.Sugar Futures Compared to the outright purchase of the underlying sugar futures,.At approximately twenty thousand B.C., people in the islands of the S.The margin required for sugar trading is small, and sugar commodity prices.. Fructose, galactose, and glucose are all ...
Many of the polysaccharides that make up the plant cell wall carry acetate side groups. Notably, the degree of such acetylation is not always the same-even…
Research in the Coleman Lab focuses on understanding how plant cell walls are formed and the various internal and external factors which influence their characteristics, particularly in terms of composition and structure. The cell wall is important in plants for structure, support, defense and water transport, and from a human perspective influences the ways in which we can use plants as structural materials, food, fiber and fuel. We use poplar as a model system for this research. Current projects in the lab include the hyperexpression of cellulases in poplar and the investigation of the role that nitrogen metabolism plays in cell wall formation. ...
Im looking to understand how to estimate the sound isolation capacity of a wall structure. With rising degree of detail will probably come an exponantial increase in complexity. Im looking to start of, euhm,... gently. :shy ...
Improved systems and methods for reducing costs and increasing yields of cellulosic ethanol including compositions of matter comprising plant biomass and cell wall-modifying enzyme polypeptides and transgenic plants expression cell wall-modifying enzyme polypeptides.
Animal cells do not contain cell walls because cell walls prevent specialization, and individual animal cells do not need protection from the outside environment. The evolution of cells without walls...
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ZmpI-mediated release of the cell wall-associated CD2831 protein into the culture supernatant.A, schematic representation of CD2831. The relevant characteristic
How does the cell wall protect a plant cell? The cell wall is thick and fibrous and provides a barrier between the cell and its external environment...
... : Cell wall Position: It is only found in plant cell. Composition: It is a hard, non-living, cellulose made
In a new study published in Nature, scientists describe a new protein family that are an integral part of the cell walls of bacteria. Study leaders David R | Microbiology
Eseja: Cell Walls . Plant cells have a cell wall, large central vacuole, and plasmodesmata. Like other eukaryotes, plants have a nucleus, plasma membrane, mito
Thread-like bacteria make cells that no longer have a cell wall under the influence of osmotic stress. A remarkable discovery, since the cell wall serves as a protection barrier for bacteria. It could also help to explain how pathogenic bacteria can hide in our body from our immune system. A team of…
Cefpodoxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell wall, thus inhibiting biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly resulting in bacterial cell death ...
Seedlings of Arabidopsis α-tubulin 6 mutant (tua6) were cultivated under microgravity conditions in the European Modular Cultivation System on the International Space Station, and growth and cell wall properties of their hypocotyls were analyzed (the Resist Wall experiment). Seeds of tua6 mutant were shown to germinate and grow normally until the seedling stage under microgravity conditions, as at 1 G on the ground. The seedlings were naturally air-dried in orbit, which were then recovered and transported to earth. When the mechanical properties of the cell wall of rehydrated hypocotyls were examined with a tensile tester, the hypocotyls showed typical stress-strain and stress-relaxation curves, as normally fixed or frozen materials. Also, no prominent differences were detected in the extensibility or the stress-relaxation parameters of the cell wall between space-grown hypocotyls and ground controls, suggesting that tua6 hypocotyls formed the regular cell wall architecture under microgravity ...
Control and hyperhydric micropropagated plantlets from three carnation cultivars have been used to study their pectin composition and the activity of pectin methyl esterases (PMEs; EC 3.1.1.11). Pectins are a highly heterogeneous group of polymers that contribute to cell adhesion, cell wall architecture, and cell wall mechanical strength. Pectins control cell wall porosity and cell wall ionic status and are implicated in intercellular space development. The degree of esterification of pectins is controlled by the activity of cell wall PMEs; their different actions can affect the properties of the cell wall, which have been considered important with respect to controlling the development of hyperhydricity. The total pectins of hyperhydric leaves of the three varieties were significantly reduced in comparison with controls. The pectate fraction was significantly increased in hyperhydric leaves of all varieties while soluble pectins and protopectins were significantly lower. The PME activity of ...
Water relations of tomato fruit and the epidermal and pericarp activities of the putative cell wall loosening and tightening enzymes Xyloglucan endotransglycosylase (XET) and peroxidase were investigated, to determine whether tomato fruit growth is principally regulated in the epidermis or pericarp. Analysis of the fruit water relations and observation of the pattern of expansion of tomato fruit slices in vitro, has shown that the pericarp exerts tissue pressure on the epidermis in tomato fruit, suggesting that the rate of growth of tomato fruit is determined by the physical properties of the epidermal cell walls. The epidermal activities of XET and peroxidase were assayed throughout fruit development. Temporal changes in these enzyme activities were found to correspond well with putative cell wall loosening and stiffening during fruit development. XET activity was found to be proportional to the relative expansion rate of the fruit until growth ceased, and a peroxidase activity weakly bound to ...
UDP-sugar metabolizing pyrophosphorylases provide the primary mechanism for de novo synthesis of UDP-sugars, which can then be used for myriads of glycosyltranferase reactions, producing cell wall carbohydrates, sucrose, glycoproteins and glycolipids, as well as many other glycosylated compounds. The pyrophosphorylases can be divided into three families: UDP-Glc pyrophosphorylase (UGPase), UDP-sugar pyrophosphorylase (USPase) and UDP-N-acety lglucosamine pyrophosphorylase (UAGPase), which can be discriminated both by differences in accepted substrate range and amino acid sequences.. This thesis focuses both on experimental examination (and re-examination) of some enzymatic/ biochemical properties of selected members of the UGPases and USPases and UAGPase families and on the design and implementation of a strategy to study in vivo roles of these pyrophosphorylases using specific inhibitors. In the first part, substrate specificities of members of the Arabidopsis UGPase, USPase and UAGPase ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cold-induced repression of the rice anther-specific cell wall invertase gene OSINV4 is correlated with sucrose accumulation and pollen sterility. AU - Oliver, Sandra N.. AU - Van Dongen, Joost T.. AU - Alfred, Sanjeev C.. AU - Mamun, Ezaz A.. AU - Zhao, Xiaochun. AU - Saini, Hargurdeep S.. AU - Fernandes, Sussan F.. AU - Blanchard, Christopher L.. AU - Sutton, Bruce G.. AU - Geigenberger, Peter. AU - Dennis, Elizabeth S.. AU - Dolferus, Rudy. PY - 2005/12/1. Y1 - 2005/12/1. N2 - Low temperatures during rice (Oryza sativa L.) pollen development cause pollen sterility and decreased grain yield. We show that the time of highest sensitivity to cold coincides with the time of peak tapetal activity: the transition of the tetrad to early uni-nucleate stage (young microspore, YM stage). Low temperatures at this stage of pollen development result in an accumulation of sucrose in the anthers, accompanied by decreased activity of cell wall bound acid invertase and depletion of starch in ...
The use of Trichoderma isolates with efficient antagonistic activity represents a potentially effective and alternative disease management strategy to replace health hazardous chemical control. In this context, twenty isolates were obtained from tomato rhizosphere and evaluated by their antagonistic activity against four fungal pathogens (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, Alternaria alternata, Colletotrichum gloeosporoides and Rhizoctonia solani). The production of extracellular cell wall degrading enzymes of tested isolates was also measured. All the isolates significantly reduced the mycelial growth of tested pathogens but the amount of growth reduction varied significantly as well. There was a positive correlation between the antagonistic capacity of Trichoderma isolates towards fungal pathogens and their lytic enzyme production. The Trichoderma isolates were initially sorted according to morphology and based on the translation elongation factor 1-α gene sequence similarity, the isolates were
The molecular basis of primary wall extension endures as one of the central enigmas in plant cell morphogenesis. Classical cell wall models suggest that xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase activity is the primary catalyst (together with expansins) of controlled cell wall loosening through the transient cleavage and religation of xyloglucan-cellulose cross links. The genome of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) contains 33 phylogenetically diverse XYLOGLUCAN ENDO-TRANSGLYCOSYLASE/HYDROLASE (XTH) gene products, two of which were predicted to be predominant xyloglucan endohydrolases due to clustering into group III-A. Enzyme kinetic analysis of recombinant AtXTH31 confirmed this prediction and indicated that this enzyme had similar catalytic properties to the nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) xyloglucanase1 responsible for storage xyloglucan hydrolysis during germination. Global analysis of Genevestigator data indicated that AtXTH31 and the paralogous AtXTH32 were abundantly expressed in expanding ...
Cellulosic ethanol produced by microbial fermentation from feedstocks has been proposed to replace fossil fuels in transportation. A key step in cellulosic ethanol production is to break down cellulose into glucose and hemicellulose into xylose, which can subsequently be converted into ethanol by fermentative microbes. Therefore, finding efficient cellulases is important to bioethanol production, as well as for hydrolyzing feedstocks into sugars in general. Neocallimastix species is one of the major anaerobic fungi in the rumen of water buffalo capable of efficiently digesting cellulosic biomass [1-4]. Such anaerobic fungi are potential sources for highly active cellulolytic enzymes that are useful for cellulose hydrolysis [5-7]. Plant cell wall degrading enzymes from rumen fungi such as Neocallimastix patriciarum may be used for the production of industrial materials from plant biomass. These enzymes may also improve the fiber properties of cotton for manufacturing or clothes. The simple sugars ...
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... cell walls[edit]. The crude cell extracts of all Equisetum species tested contain mixed-linkage glucan : Xyloglucan ... In addition, the cell walls of all Equisetum species tested contain mixed-linkage glucan (MLG), a polysaccharide which, until ... The presence of MXE activity in Equisetum suggests that they have evolved MLG along with some mechanism of cell wall ... Due to the correlation between MXE activity and cell age, MXE has been proposed to promote the cessation of cell expansion.[ ...
Cell wall[edit]. The cell wall of Bacillus is a structure on the outside of the cell that forms the second barrier between the ... and at the same time maintains the rod shape and withstands the pressure generated by the cell's turgor. The cell wall is ... Under the microscope, the Bacillus cells appear as rods, and a substantial portion of the cells usually contain oval endospores ... B. subtilis is the first bacterium for which the role of an actin-like cytoskeleton in cell shape determination and ...
Cell wall[edit]. Like other Gram-positive microbes, S. haemolyticus has a thick, rather homogenous, cell wall (60-80 nm) ... The major cell wall fatty acids are CBr-15, CBr-17, C18, and C20.[2] ... The high level of detachment associated with DNase treatment has led several authors to suggest a cell-to-surface and/or cell- ... and the essential components of nucleic acid and cell wall teichoic acid biosynthesis. Other unique ORFs likely encode products ...
... such as fibrin and vimentin are susceptible to citrullination during cell death and tissue inflammation. ... bacterial cell wall. *Lanthionine. *Norleucine. *Diaminopimelic acid. neurotransmitters. *gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) ...
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GABA can promote the replication and survival of β-cells[23][24][25] and also promote the conversion of α-cells to β-cells, ... "Long-Term GABA Administration Induces Alpha Cell-Mediated Beta-like Cell Neogenesis". Cell. 168 (1-2): 73-85.e11. doi:10.1016/j ... The β-cells secrete GABA along with insulin and the GABA binds to GABA receptors on the neighboring islet α-cells and inhibits ... Medium spiny cells are a typical example of inhibitory central nervous system GABAergic cells. In contrast, GABA exhibits both ...
The microbial arabinogalactan is a major structural component of the mycobacterial cell wall.[2][3] Both the arabinose and ... Bhamidi S (2009). "Mycobacterial Cell Wall Arabinogalactan". Bacterial Polysaccharides: Current Innovations and Future Trends. ... whereas Inactivation of Cg-ubiA Results in an Arabinan-deficient Mutant with a Cell Wall Galactan Core". Journal of Biological ... "Human Intelectin Is a Novel Soluble Lectin That Recognizes Galactofuranose in Carbohydrate Chains of Bacterial Cell Wall". ...
A flipping cell wall ferry". Science. 345 (6193): 139-140. doi:10.1126/science.1256585. ISSN 1095-9203. PMID 25013047. Kim, ... Based on an in vivo assay, MurJ acts as a flippase for the lipid-linked cell wall precursor, polyisoprenoid-linked disaccharide ... "Bacterial cell wall. MurJ is the flippase of lipid-linked precursors for peptidoglycan biogenesis". Science. 345 (6193): 220- ... lipid-peptidoglycan precursor flippase involved in cell wall biosynthesis - (TC# 2.A.66.4) The Mouse Virulence Factor (MVF) ...
... which are composed of a thin peptidoglycan cell wall sandwiched between an inner cytoplasmic cell membrane and a bacterial ... Gram-positive and -negative bacteria are differentiated chiefly by their cell wall structure ... and detergents that would normally damage either the inner membrane or the cell wall (made of peptidoglycan). The outer ... in which the outer cell membrane contains lipopolysaccharide; and the diderm bacteria, in which the outer cell membrane is made ...
The cell wall makes a substantial contribution to the hardiness of this genus. The biosynthetic pathways of cell wall ... The cell wall consists of the hydrophobic mycolate layer and a peptidoglycan layer held together by a polysaccharide, ... The organisms are hardy due to their cell wall, which is neither truly Gram negative nor positive. In addition, they are ... The distinguishing characteristic of all Mycobacterium species is that the cell wall is thicker than in many other bacteria, ...
... maintains the stability of the cell envelope by attaching the outer membrane to the cell wall. Lpp has been proposed as a ... Braun's lipoprotein (BLP, Lpp, or murein lipoprotein), found in some gram-negative cell walls, is one of the most abundant ... Seltmann, Guntram; Holst, Otto (2002). The Bacterial Cell Wall. Berlin: Springer. pp. 81-82. ISBN 3-540-42608-6. Dramsi S, ... McIntyre TM, Prescott SM, Weyrich AS, Zimmerman GA (2003). "Cell-cell interactions: leukocyte-endothelial interactions". ...
The Bacterial Cell Wall. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 3-540-42608-6. Gupta, R.S. (1998) Protein phylogenies and signature sequences: ... DnaK, GroEL). In diderm bacteria, the periplasm contains a thin cell wall composed of peptidoglycan. In addition, it includes ... Cryo-electron microscopy reveals native polymeric cell wall structure in Bacillus subtilis 168 and the existence of a ... For the bacterial (prokaryotic) cells that are bounded by a single cell membrane the term "monoderm bacteria" or "monoderm ...
The primary cell wall derives its notable tensile strength from cellulose molecules, or long-chains of glucose residues ... Coextensive in the primary cell wall to both cellulose microfibrils and complementary glycan networks, is pectin which is a ... The stereoscopic arrangement of microfibrils in the cell wall create systems of turgor pressure which ultimately leads to ... "The Plant Cell Wall". Hu,, Shihao (2012). "Rational Design and Nanofabrication of Gecko-Inspired Fibrillar Adhesives". Nano ...
DAP is a characteristic of certain cell walls of some bacteria. DAP is often found in the peptide linkages of NAM-NAG chains ... When in deficiency, they still grow but with the inability to make new cell wall proteoglycan. This is also the attachment ... ISBN 0-07-147666-0. Seltmann, Guntram; Holst, Otto (2002). The Bacterial Cell Wall. Berlin: Springer. pp. 81-82. ISBN 3-540- ... that make up the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria. When provided, they exhibit normal growth. ...
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It occurs naturally in the plant Adonis vernalis, as well as in the cell walls of some Gram positive bacteria, in the form of ... Seltmann, Guntram; Holst, Otto (2013-03-09). The Bacterial Cell Wall. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9783662048788. ...
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... perforating the middle lamella but damage to either the plasmalemma or cell walls was not observed.[29] The disease is often ...
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  • In this review, we will discuss the transition from commensalism to pathogenesis, the key players of the fungal cell surface that are important for this transition, the role of the morphology and the mechanisms of host recognition and response. (elsevier.com)
  • Many of the fungal genes that have been the focus of this co-evolutionary process encode cell wall components. (elsevier.com)
  • Bartnicki-Garcia, S., Ruiz-Herrera, J. and Bracker, C.E. (1979) Chitosomes and chitin synthesis, in Fungal Walls and Hyphal Growth , (eds J.H. Burnett and A.P.J. Trinci), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 149-68. (springer.com)
  • These physical principles of cell growth link the molecular structure of the bacterial cytoskeleton, mechanisms of wall synthesis, and the coordination of cell-wall architecture. (pnas.org)
  • Synthesis must additionally insure the structural integrity of the wall material, preventing large holes from developing over time. (pnas.org)
  • The paper describes not only this new strategy, but also its application to the shortest known synthesis, just 14 steps, of hydroxyphthioceranic acid, a key component of the cell wall lipid of the virulent mycobacterium tuberculosis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In vitro assays for cell-wall synthesis identified Lipid II as the specific cellular target. (sciencemag.org)
  • Because the cells are dead when they are clamped in the extensometer, this wall extension occurs without synthesis of additional wall polymers. (plantphysiol.org)
  • Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) synthesis is required for grain-fill in maize and appears to be regulated by cell-wall invertase (CWIN) activity. (mdpi.com)
  • but a very pronounced defect in cell wall synthesis has been observed for mutants with defects in MCC/eisosomes in some yeast species. (mdpi.com)
  • For example, Candida albicans MCC/eisosome mutants display abnormal spatial regulation of cell wall synthesis, including large invaginations and altered chemical composition of the walls. (mdpi.com)
  • Changes in tissue and organ morphology that occur during plant growth and development result from controlled cell division and growth together with modification and structural reorganiztion of the wall, and the synthesis and insertion of new material into the existing wall. (uga.edu)
  • What Are the Three Main Components of a Eukaryotic Cell? (reference.com)
  • How was the development of specialized compartments in the eukaryotic cell advantageous and what problems needed to be overcome as a result? (brightkite.com)
  • 749 words - 3 pages Within the eukaryotic cell there are many integral processes that occur in a host of organelles with specialised functions. (brightkite.com)
  • The internal framework of a eukaryotic cell, composed of protein filaments that provide structural support and drive the movement of the cell and its internal components, typically divided into three categories (microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules) based on the diameter and composition of the filaments. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The cell walls of plants are multilayered and may consist of up to three layers namely, the middle lamella, primary cell wall and secondary cell wall. (reference.com)
  • A specialized region associated with the cell walls of plants, and sometimes considered an additional component of them, is the middle lamella (see Figure 1). (fsu.edu)
  • Rich in pectins, the middle lamella is shared by neighboring cells and cements them firmly together. (fsu.edu)
  • The middle lamella is laid first, formed from the cell plate during cytokinesis , and the primary cell wall is then expanded inside the middle lamella. (wikidoc.org)
  • The primary wall and middle lamella account for most of the apoplast in growing tissue. (uga.edu)
  • The shape of the fungal cell is the shape of its wall. (springer.com)
  • Burnett, J.H. (1979) Aspects of the structure and growth of hyphal walls, in Fungal Walls and Hyphal Growth , (eds J.H. Burnett and A.P.J. Trinci), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-25. (springer.com)
  • Fungal pathogens almost invariably trigger cell wall-associated defense responses, such as extracellular hydrogen peroxide generation and callose deposition, when they attempt to penetrate either resistant or susceptible plant cells. (mendeley.com)
  • A process that is carried out at the cellular level which results in the assembly, arrangement of constituent parts, or disassembly of the fungal-type cell wall. (yeastgenome.org)
  • Both wood and bark cells of trees have secondary walls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because secondary walls in the form of wood and fibres are the most abundant, renewable plant products, understanding how they are constructed will provide novel strategies for genetic improvement of wood and fibres to better suit our needs. (els.net)
  • Other hemicelluloses found in primary and secondary walls include glucuronoxylan, arabinoxylan, glucomannan, and galactomannan. (uga.edu)
  • Some of the more intriguing observations are those demonstrating that mycolic acids are recognized by CD1-restricted T-cells, that antigen 85, one of the most powerful protective antigens of M. tuberculosis, is a mycolyltransferase, and that lipoarabinomannan (LAM), when "capped" with short mannose oligosaccharides, is involved in phagocytosis of M. tuberculosis. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The significant improvements made in the low temperature activity and warmed-up conversions by increasing geometrical surface areas and lowering thermal mass of high cell density substrates are described. (sae.org)
  • Prediction of Catalytic Performance for Ultra Thin Wall and High Cell Density Substrates," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-0494, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-0494 . (sae.org)
  • In a bid to ensuring the safety of citizens, researchers at the University of Georgia, teaming up with scientists at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, have identified the structure of a unique cell-wall carbohydrate in B. anthracis. (medindia.net)
  • carbohydrate storage - walls of seeds may be metabolized. (uga.edu)
  • The most common hemicellulose in the primary cel wall is xyloglucan . (wikidoc.org)
  • The predominant hemicellulose in many primary walls is xyloglucan. (uga.edu)
  • Stem Cell is a gorgeous reproduction featuring an electron microscope view of stem cells in an intricate lattice structure. (jcpenney.com)
  • Electron micrographs of thin sections of bacterial cell walls. (els.net)
  • Our model of the cell wall suggests that this domain corresponds to the outermost leaflet, a conclusion reinforced by the observation that labeling of intact cells produced electron spin resonance spectra similar to those of the isolated cell wall. (pnas.org)
  • Transmission electron microscopy performed on caps at harvest and after 16 days indicated that disintegration of plasmalemma had been alleviated by M 2 treatment, leading to better preservation of the cell wall. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • Later it was used in one of the first investigations with the electron microscope of the way a plant cell wall develops at a naked protoplasmic surface 4 . (nature.com)
  • Scanning electron micrograph of a fragment of surface of diatom cell. (cellimagelibrary.org)
  • Scanning electron micrograph of a diatom showing the two silica based frustule (cell walls). (cellimagelibrary.org)
  • The book is intended for academic and professional scientists working in the area of plant biology as well as material chemists and engineers, and food scientists who define new ways to use cell walls. (springer.com)
  • Cell-wall structure and growth dynamics are critical to our understanding of bacterial physiology and cell biology, with cell-wall architecture relevant for mechanical interactions with other cells as well as the local microenvironment. (pnas.org)
  • Dr. Mattman, Professor of Microbiology in the Biology Department of Wayne State University in Detroit, has been an active investigator of wall-deficient microbes for over 16 years. (annals.org)
  • Cara Boutte, assistant professor of biology, received a three-year, $300,000 Academic Research Enhancement Award for a project titled "Environmental regulation of cell growth and division in mycobacteria. (uta.edu)
  • Cara Boutte, UTA assistant professor of biology, received a grant to study cell growth and division in mycobacteria. (uta.edu)
  • The group II type cell wall is characteristic of monocotyledonous grasses (the Poaceae or Gramineae ) and although xyloglucan is still present the dominant hemicelluloses are usually arabinoxylans and (1,3)-(1,4)- b -glucan (also known as mixed linkage glucan or b -glucan) and these walls have a lower proportion of pectins. (scielo.br)
  • They used biochemical techniques in yeast cell cultures, which are often used as a model system for studying protein-protein interactions. (bnl.gov)
  • We focused our initial biochemical studies of wall extension on the cell wall of cucumber hypocotyls, which can extend for many hours when clamped at acid pH ( Cosgrove, 1989 ). (plantphysiol.org)
  • An analysis of each mean square displacement allows for the first time the complete construction of the network of pathways experienced by nanoparticles as they are trafficked into and within the cell. (aiche.org)
  • Put the same cell back into a normal solution, and the porous cell wall allows water to seep back in, causing the cell to swell to its former size. (eurekalert.org)
  • The frustule is the hard and porous cell wall or external layer of diatoms. (cellimagelibrary.org)
  • The cytoplasm will stop pushing outwards on the cell wall and the cell will become flaccid. (brightkite.com)
  • Most of the chemical reactions of the cell take place in the cytoplasm. (brightkite.com)
  • Cells interact though plasmodesma (ta), which are inter-connecting channels of cytoplasm that connect to the protoplasts of adjacent cells across the cell wall. (wikidoc.org)
  • a conspicuous internal reinforcement in the cytoplasm of a cell, consisting of tonofibrils, filaments of the terminal web, and other microfilaments. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • a network of MICROTUBULES and MICROFILAMENTS in the cytoplasm of cells which is thought to give the cell its characteristic shape. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • This self-contiguous phase exists because tube-like structrues known as plasmodesmata connect the cytoplasm of different cells. (uga.edu)
  • The apparent rigidity of primary plant tissues is enabled by cell walls, but is not due to the walls' stiffness. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to making the walls more resistant to degradation, the hydrophobic nature of lignin within these tissues is essential for containing water within the vascular tissues that carry it throughout the plant. (wikipedia.org)
  • The patterns of cell wall related gene expression in sugarcane based on the number of reads per cluster reflected quite well the expected physiological characteristics of the tissues. (scielo.br)
  • As carbohydrates are the principal components of the plant cell wall, understanding the chemical changes that take place in different tissues at different stages of growth and development is the key to understanding how physiological processes are controlled inside the plant. (scielo.br)
  • Here, we demonstrate that left-handed chirality of the MreB cytoskeleton in the rod-shaped bacterium Escherichia coli gives rise to a global, right-handed chiral ordering of the cell wall. (pnas.org)
  • Bacterium cannot make cell walls - necessary for shape - Specifically inhibits transpeptidase resulting in a weak cell wall. (flashcardmachine.com)
  • One of the most studied cells in science is E. coli , a sausage-shaped bacterium that can cause food poisoning. (eurekalert.org)
  • As a first step in understanding the structure and function of cell wall carbohydrates, the research team examined four Bacillus anthracis strains - Ames, Pasteur, Sterne and UT60 - and compared them to two related strains of Bacillus cereus, a soil-dwelling bacterium that causes food-borne illnesses. (medindia.net)
  • During a control experiment I was surprised to see through the microscope that the bacterium made round cells without a cell wall. (phys.org)
  • Note that this technique preserves and allows visualisation of a more complete structure than does the classical procedure in (a). (d) A frozen‐hydrated section of the Gram‐negative cell wall from E. coli K12. (els.net)
  • A cell wall gives a plant structure or its roots, stems, and leaves. (brightkite.com)
  • Using the quick-freeze, deep-etch technique, we have analyzed the structure of the intact cell wall of Chlamydomonas reinhardi, and have visualized its component glycoproteins after mechanical shearing and after depolymerization induced by perchlorate or by the wall-disrupting agent, autolysin. (mendeley.com)
  • The actual structure of the cell wall is not clearly defined and several models exist - the covalently linked cross model, the tether model, the diffuse layer model and the stratified layer model. (wikidoc.org)
  • Structure and composition changes in the cell wall in relation to. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • In this study, the effects of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) treatments on structure and composition changes in cell walls in relation to the texture of mushrooms were investigated. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • Cell expansion can be stimulated or inhibited within seconds, without major changes in cell wall structure or viscoelastic properties (for review, see Cosgrove, 1993 ). (plantphysiol.org)
  • This is not to say that wall structure is irrelevant for control of growth, but rather that growing cells can evidently regulate specific "loosening" processes that result in wall stress relaxation. (plantphysiol.org)
  • The ensuing expansion of the wall is undoubtedly influenced by its structure and viscoelasticity. (plantphysiol.org)
  • To further investigate the effects of plant growth, the authors analyzed cell wall structure and composition. (plantphysiol.org)
  • Thus, cell wall structure and organization is of interest to the plant scientist, the food processing industry and the nutritionist. (uga.edu)
  • promises new insight into the complex functions of cell walls, which include regulating growth, development, responses to pathogens, and signaling. (sciencemag.org)
  • That could explain how pathogens hide in our bodies, because the cell wall is an important landmark for our immune system. (phys.org)
  • Because of the low permeability through the secondary cell wall, cellular transport is carried out through openings in the wall called pits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cell walls also help promote cellular communication. (reference.com)
  • Bacterial cells come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with morphology often linked to cellular behaviors that provide significant selective advantages ( 1 , 2 ). (pnas.org)
  • We have recently demonstrated that the contribution of the MreB cytoskeleton to cellular stiffness is comparable with that of the cell wall ( 12 ). (pnas.org)
  • That carefully applied metal coating on the stealth probe could give researchers electrical access to the inside of a cell, where they might monitor the electrical impulses generated by various cellular activities, Melosh said. (stanford.edu)
  • The Chlamydomonas cell wall and its const. (mendeley.com)
  • British Library EThOS: Glycoproteins of the cell wall of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. (bl.uk)
  • Glycoproteins of the cell wall of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. (bl.uk)