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19.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #22 +++ Plant Defense +++

Early Pep-13-induced immune responses are SERK3A/B-dependent in potato. The co-receptors StSERK3A and StSERK3B seem to play a role in the early immune response of potatoes against Phytophthora infestans, the causative agent of...read more

17.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #21 +++ Mycorrhiza +++

Commentary on recent mycorrhiza study in New Phytologist. Prof. Hause recently lent her expertise in the field of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) for a commentary in New Phytologist. In her article, she highlights a study by Zhou et...read more

16.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #20 +++ Biosynthesis +++

A piperic acid CoA ligase produces a putative precursor of piperine. Scientists at the IPB have described a specific piperic acid CoA ligase in immature green fruits of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.). The enzyme, which was...read more

16.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #19 +++ Chemoenzymatics+++

Application of enzymatic CoA‐Ester Synthesis in Biocatalytic Cascades. IPB chemists recently developed a bioorthogonal method for the ligation of coenzyme A (CoA) with cinnamic acids. Its applicability in biosynthetic cascades...read more

11.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #18 +++ Highlighted Article +++

Plant Cell & Physiology: Research Highlights in December. Congratulations to Stefan Mielke and Debora Gasperini! Their latest review on the interplay between cell wall damage and jasmonate production was selected by...read more

09.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #17 +++ Peptide Synthesis +++

Improved stability of parallel β-Sheets via multicomponent reaction. In contrast to the myriad of methods available to produce α-helices and antiparallel β-sheets in synthetic peptides, just a few are known for the construction...read more

02.12.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #16 +++ Synthetic Biology +++

Comparative review on synthesis of cell wall polysaccharides in orthogonal hosts. Plant cells are surrounded by an extracellular matrix that consists mainly of polysaccharides. Many molecular components involved in plant cell...read more

26.11.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #15 +++ Plant-Insect Bioassay +++

Plant-Insect Bioassay for Testing Arabidopsis Resistance to the Herbivore S. littoralis. Jasmonates are essential engineers of plant defense responses against many pests, including herbivorous insects. Herbivory induces the...read more

21.11.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #14 +++ Biodiversity +++

Drivers of the composition of rhizosphere bacterial communities. Recently, a team of researchers including IPB scientists, published a comprehensive study on the bacterial communities of the rhizosphere in temperate grasslands -...read more

12.11.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #13 +++ Trichomes +++

Glandular trichomes: micro‐organs with model status? Glandular trichomes are epidermal outgrowths that are the site of biosynthesis and storage of large quantities of specialized metabolites. Together with Robert Schuurink...read more

30.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #12 +++ Plant defense +++

Phosphorylation-dependent control of an RNA granule-localized protein that finetunes defence gene expression at a post-transcriptional level. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are key signalling modules of plant...read more

24.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #11 +++ Ecometabolomics +++

Chemical Diversity of Secondary Metabolites in nine Bryophyte Speciesread more

21.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #10 +++ Bioactives +++

Novel organic selenides with increased cytotoxic selectivity for hepatocellular carcinoma and breast adenocarcinoma. In cooperation with the IPB, scientists from Egypt and Saudi Arabia synthesized 19 organoselenides and tested...read more

14.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #9 +++ Modelling +++

Researchers characterize genes in a pathogenicity gene cluster of the maize anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum graminicola. To avoid PAMP (pathogen-associated molecular pattern) recognition, the hemibiotrophic maize pathogen...read more

11.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #8 +++ Bioinformatics +++

Improving MetFrag with statistical learning of fragment annotations. Molecule identification is a crucial step in metabolomics and environmental sciences. Besides in silico fragmentation, as performed by MetFrag, also machine...read more

11.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #7 +++ Bioactives +++

Insights into the Phytochemistry of the Cuban Endemic Medicinal Plant Phyllanthus orbicularis: Fideloside, a Novel Bioactive 8-C-glycosyl 2,3-Dihydroflavonol Phyllanthus orbicularis (Phyllanthaceae) is an endemic evergreen...read more

08.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #6 +++ Chemoinformatics +++

Exploring open cheminformatics approaches for categorizing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a large and diverse class of chemicals of great interest due to their wide...read more

07.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #5 +++ Patent Review +++

Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitors as potential anti-diabetes agents: patent review (2015-2018). Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibition has been recommended as a crucial strategy to enhance insulin...read more

07.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #4 +++ Bioactive Compounds +++

Synthetic Tubulysin derivative, Tubugi-1, against invasive melanoma cells: The cell death triangle Tubugi-1 is a more stable and accessible synthetic counterpart of natural tubulysins. This study aimed to evaluate its cytotoxic...read more

01.10.2019

+++ News Ticker Science #3 +++ Neuroactives +++

Memory enhancement by ferulic acid ester across species. Cognitive impairments can be devastating for quality of life, and thus, preventing or counteracting them is of great value. To this end, the present study, published in...read more

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