Amanda Melaragno Davis

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Ischemic preconditioning renders the heart resistant to infarction from ischemia/reperfusion. Over the past two decades a great deal has been learned about preconditioning’s mechanism. Adenosine, bradykinin, and opioids act in parallel to trigger the preconditioned state and do so by activating PKC. While adenosine couples directly to PKC through the(More)
OBJECTIVE Ischemic postconditioning protects the reperfused heart from infarction, and this protection is dependent on the occupancy of adenosine receptors. We further explored the role of adenosine receptors in this salvage. METHODS In situ rabbit hearts underwent 30 min of regional ischemia and 3 h of reperfusion, and postconditioning was effected with(More)
The plant circadian clock is required for daily anticipation of the diurnal environment. Mutation in Arabidopsis thaliana TIME FOR COFFEE (TIC) affects free-running circadian rhythms. To investigate how TIC functions within the circadian system, we introduced markers for the evening and morning phases of the clock into tic and measured evident rhythms. The(More)
Plants often respond to environmental changes by reprogramming metabolic and stress-associated pathways. Homeostatic integration of signaling is a central requirement for ensuring metabolic stability in living organisms. Under diurnal conditions, properly timed rhythmic metabolism provides fitness benefits to plants. TIME FOR COFFEE (TIC) is a circadian(More)
Environmental memory from a circadian oscillator: the Arabidopsis thaliana clock 1 differentially integrates perception of photic versus thermal entrainment 2 3 4 Eleni Boikoglou *§, Zisong Ma*, Maria von Korff*, Amanda M. Davis*, Ferenc Nagy§ 5 & Seth J. Davis* 6 7 *Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, D–50829 Cologne, Germany 8 §Institute of(More)
Plants generate rhythmic metabolism during the repetitive day/night cycle. The circadian clock produces internal biological rhythms to synchronize numerous metabolic processes such that they occur at the required time of day. Metabolism conversely influences clock function by controlling circadian period and phase and the expression of core-clock genes.(More)
Generating and identifying transformants is essential for many studies of gene function. In Arabidopsis thaliana, a revolutionary protocol termed floral dip is now the most widely used transformation method. Although robust, it involves a number of relatively time-consuming and laborious steps, including manipulating an Agrobacterium tumefaciens culture and(More)
Natural selection of variants within the Arabidopsis thaliana circadian clock can be attributed to adaptation to varying environments. To define a basis for such variation, we examined clock speed in a reporter-modified Bay-0 x Shakdara recombinant inbred line and localized heritable variation. Extensive variation led us to identify EARLY FLOWERING3 (ELF3)(More)
The constraint of a rotating earth has led to the evolution of a circadian clock that drives anticipation of future environmental changes. During this daily rotation, the circadian clock of Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) intersects with the diurnal environment to orchestrate virtually all transcriptional processes of the plant cell, presumably by(More)
Copper homeostasis under deficiency is regulated by the SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE7 (SPL7) transcription factor. The daily oscillating expression of two SPL7-dependent copper deficiency markers, COPPER TRANSPORTER (COPT2) and IRON SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (FSD1), has been followed by quantitative PCR and in promoter:LUCIFERASE transgenic plants.(More)