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Using a strictly auxin-dependent soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) cell suspension, we studied the correlation of auxin-dependent cell proliferation and the activity of glyoxalase I (S-lactoylglutathione-lyase EC 4.4.1.5.), an enzyme generally associated with cell proliferation in animal, microbial and, as reported recently, also plant systems. We found the(More)
A single chain variable fragment antibody (scFv; anti-NIa scFv102) was selected from a synthetic human antibody library by using a NIa protease of Plum pox virus (PPV) as an antigen, which was expressed in bacteria. The NIa protease forms the nuclear inclusion body A and acts as the major protease in the cleavage of the viral polyprotein into functional(More)
The PR-10a protein (formerly STH-2) is known to be induced by biotic stress in potato. The present study demonstrates that transgenic suspension cells of the potato cultivar Desiree over-expressing the PR-10a protein exhibit significantly increased salt and osmotic tolerance compared to the respective wild type cells. A comparison of the proteome pattern of(More)
Rapidly growing cell suspensions of soybean were analyzed for the presence of cytoplasmic high-affinity binding sites for auxin. Cytosol preparations were studied in lag, log and early stationary phase of the growth cycle. Two binding sites were detected, which show some similarities with binding sites previously reported from etiolated pea epicotyls. While(More)
The selection of synthetic antibody fragments from large phage libraries has become a common method for the generation of specific antibodies. The technique is particularly valuable when antibodies against small, non-immunogenic molecules (haptens) or highly toxic substances have to be produced. In addition, haptens are usually coupled to protein carriers,(More)
Auxins are defined mainly by a set of physiological actions, but the structure-effect relationship still is based on chemical intuition. Currently a well-defined auxin molecular structure is not available. The existence of different auxin binding proteins and mechanisms of auxin action, the wide diversity of the auxin molecules, and the pleiotropic effects(More)
Embryo axes excised from mature seeds of pea (Pisum sativum L.) cv. 'Sponsor' were used as explants for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation using pGreenII 0229 binary vectors. The vectors harbored a chimeric chitinase gene (chit30), driven by the constitutive 35S promoter or the elicitor inducible stilbene synthase (vst) promoter from grape (Vitis(More)
Epicotyl segments and nodus expiants from etiolated seedlings of Pisum sativum were transformed using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains GV 2260 (p35S GUS INT) and GV 3850 HPT carrying either a neomycin- or hygromycinphosphotransferase-gene as selectable markers. The transgenic character of hygromycin- or kananamycin-resistant tissue was confirmed by(More)
An computational-biostatistical approach, supported by ab initio optimizations of auxin-like molecules, was used to find biologically meaningful relationships between quantum chemical variables and fresh bioassay's data. It is proven that the auxin-like recognition requires different molecular assembling states. We suggest that the carboxyl group is not the(More)
One way of enhancing and broadening resistance of plants to different biotic and abiotic stresses is to combine transgenes expressing several genes into a single line. This can be done using different strategies such as crossing, single vector with multiple genes, co-transformation, sequential transformation and IRES elements. In the present study(More)