Guy della-Cioppa

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The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway in higher plants was manipulated by using an RNA viral vector. A cDNA encoding phytoene synthase and a partial cDNA encoding phytoene desaturase (PDS) were placed under the transcriptional control of a tobamovirus subgenomic promoter. One to two weeks after inoculation, systemically infected Nicotiana benthamiana plants(More)
Tobamoviral vectors have been developed for the heterologous expression of glycoproteins in plants. The rice alpha-amylase gene (OS103) was placed under the transcriptional control of a tobamovirus subgenomic promoter in a RNA viral vector. One to two weeks after inoculation, transfected Nicotiana benthamiana plants accumulated glycosylated alpha-amylase to(More)
alpha-Trichosanthin, a eukaryotic ribosome-inactivating protein from Trichosanthes kirilowii, inhibits the replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in vitro. The alpha-trichosanthin gene was placed under the transcriptional control of a tobamovirus subgenomic promoter in a plant RNA viral vector. Two weeks after inoculation, transfected(More)
A Daucus carota cell line selected as resistant to N-(phosphonomethyl)-glycine (glyphosate) was found to have increased levels of 5-enolpyruvylshikimic acid-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) activity of 5.5 times over wild-type carrot and an EPSPS protein level increase of 8.7 times as confirmed by Western hybridization analysis. Southern blot hybridization(More)
A recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae, expressing and secreting rice α-amylase, converts starch to ethanol. The rice α-amylase gene (OS103) was placed under the transcriptional control of the promoter from a newly described Pichia pastoris alcohol oxidase genomic clone. The nucleotide sequences of ZZA1 and other methanol-regulated promoters were analyzed.(More)
The cells of higher plants contain distin subcelilar compartments (orgaelles) that perform specalized functons such as photosynthesis, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and so forth. The majority of the protein constituets ofpant organelles are formed as cytosolic precursors with N-terminal extensions that direct transport across one or more muembrane(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the potential of a new matrix system developed for estradiol delivery to cause microbial proliferation under the occluded site or to cause acute phototoxicity reactions. METHODS Twenty healthy post-menopausal women participated in a microbial proliferation study and 11 in a phototoxicity study. Both studies were single centre, single(More)
Juvenile hormone (JH) treatment coordinately stimulated the dose-dependent synthesis of vitellogenin and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane phospholipids in fat body cells from allatectomized adult females ofLeucophaea maderae. Animals were pulse-labeled in vivo with [32P] to simultaneously measure the rates of synthesis of the phosphorylated subunits of(More)
The present study was designed to observe the effects of 8 wk of treatment with formoterol (Foradil) 24 microgram, budesonide 400 microgram, and matched placebo inhaled twice a day on inflammatory indices in the bronchial mucosa of 64 patients with mild atopic asthma. Biopsies were obtained at the start and 1 wk before stopping a 9-wk period of treatment,(More)