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+++ Newsticker Science #82 +++ Metabolomics +++

Novel metabolomics method provides insights into ecology and chemodiversity. In biodiversity research, plant samples are often collected at distant locations before being subjected to biochemical analysis months later in the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #81 +++ Bioactives +++

Targeted release of anticancer agents by acidic environment. Ruthenium complexes possess potent cytotoxic activity. Therefore, the compounds of rare metals are discussed as an alternative to cisplatin in the treatment of tumor...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #80 +++ Biosyntheses +++

On the track of pungency. The black pepper project at IPB is moving forward with great success. The biochemists of the Department Cell and Metabolic Biology have now succeeded in elucidating the crucial and final step of...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #79 +++ Natural Products +++

Mint species with great potential for drug discovery. IPB researchers, together with international partners, recently published a phytochemical review on the plant genus Lagochilus. This genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae) is...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #78 +++ Bioactives +++

Healing with frankincense. Natural boswellic acids from the frankincense plant are currently being discussed as potential bioactives against certain types of cancer. IPB scientists have now joined an international research team...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #77 +++ Glandular Trichomes +++

New herbal bioactives against whitefly. Glandular trichomes of the wild tomato species Solanum habrochaites produce a variety of defense substances against different aggressors. The substance 7-epizingiberene, for example,...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #76 +++ Plant Defense +++

Exocyst subunit Exo70B2 is linked to immune signaling and autophagy. During the immune response, plants synthesize various proteins including plasma membrane-localized receptors and molecules, which are secreted to the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #75 +++ Bioactives +++

Nanoparticles enhance effect of anticancer drug. Using the anticancer drug cisplatin (CP), IPB scientists have demonstrated that binding to nanoparticles can increase the effect of drugs. The study was carried out in...read more


+++ Newsticker Science #74 +++ Ecometabolomics +++

Big Data for grasses and herbs An IPB bioinformatics team together with iDiv partners from Halle, Jena and Wageningen has compiled a comprehensive metabolomics dataset for biodiversity research. The data set contains the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #73 +++ Natural Products +++

What makes sprouts so healthy? Metabolite analysis of chickpeas & Co. Legume sprouts are receiving increasing attention for their health-promoting properties. Considered a nutritious source of vitamins and omega-3 fatty...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #72 +++ Cell Biology +++

Bridge between actin and microtubules impacts cell morphology and ER structure. IPB scientists, together with partners from China, UK and Czechia, have discovered new proteins that couple components of the cytoskeleton to the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #71 +++ Jasmonate +++

A question of turgor pressure: mechanical compression triggers Jasmonate production. The phytohormone jasmonate-isoleucine (JA-Ile) is a crucial coordinator of plant growth and stress responses. It not only ensures successful...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #70 +++ Analytical Methods +++

Analysis of glycated blood. IPB scientists, together with partners from Russia and Halle University, have studied the glycation potential of dietary sugars in human blood. Glycation is the spontaneous, non-enzymatic reaction of...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #69 +++ Plant Stress +++

New findings on the regulation of phosphate homeostasis. As part of her research at the University of Geneva, IPB junior scientist Martina Ried, together with partners from Germany, France and Switzerland, has gained new...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #68 +++ Methods +++

Biopolymer synthesis and derivatization with on-resin multicomponent reactions. Solid-phase synthesis and multicomponent reactions have traditionally represented two distinct approaches in synthetic chemistry. The former...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #67 +++ Bioactives +++

New nanoparticles for better targeting of cancer cells. The natural product emodin that occurs in plants exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenesis and anti-neoplastic properties in vitro and in vivo. Therefore it can be...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #66 +++ Biosyntheses +++

Discovering how pepper grows: IPB scientists clarify important step in piperine biosynthesis. Piperine, the pungent principle of black pepper (Piper nigrum), was already identified 200 years ago, but its biosynthesis has not...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #65 +++ Proteomics +++

Seed Proteomics Methods: Challenges and Perspectives. IPB experts in collaboration with Russian colleagues have recently published a review on methods in seed proteomics. Seeds of cereals and legumes rich in oils, proteins, and...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #64 +++ Natural Products +++

What are the active compounds in the toothbrush tree? Branches and roots of the toothbrush tree Salvadora persica have been used in the Middle East and North Africa very effectively for tooth cleaning and oral hygiene for...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #63 +++ Plant Immunity +++

N-hydroxypipecolic acid is a general activator of systemic immunity in plants. Due to their expertise in plant immunity, IPB’s Tina Romeis and Tiziana Guerra from the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops recently...read more

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