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Surface structure and properties of plant seed oil bodies
Storage triacylglycerols (TAG) in plant seeds are present in small discrete intracellular organelles called oil bodies. An oil body has a matrix of TAG, which is surrounded by phospholipids (PL) andExpand
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Oil bodies and their associated proteins, oleosin and caleosin.
Oil bodies are lipid storage organelles which have been analyzed biochemically due to the economic importance of oil seeds. Although oil bodies are structurally simple, the mechanisms involved inExpand
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Characterization of the charged components and their topology on the surface of plant seed oil bodies.
Oil bodies of plant seeds contain a triacylglycerol matrix surrounded by a monolayer of phospholipids embedded with alkaline proteins called oleosins. Oil bodies isolated from maize (Zea mays L.) inExpand
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Roles of Rho-associated Kinase and Myosin Light Chain Kinase in Morphological and Migratory Defects of Focal Adhesion Kinase-null Cells*
Fibroblasts derived from focal adhesion kinase (FAK)-null mouse embryos have a reduced migration rate and an increase in the number and size of peripherally localized adhesions (Ilic, D., Furuta, Y.,Expand
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Oleosin isoforms of high and low molecular weights are present in the oil bodies of diverse seed species.
Oleosins are unique and major proteins localized on the surface of oil bodies in diverse seed species. We purified five different oleosins (maize [Zea mays L.] KD 16 and KD 18, soybean [Glycine maxExpand
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Cloning and secondary structure analysis of caleosin, a unique calcium-binding protein in oil bodies of plant seeds.
Plant seed oil bodies comprise a matrix of triacylglycerols surrounded by a monolayer of phospholipids embedded with abundant oleosins and some minor proteins. Three minor proteins, temporarilyExpand
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Gene Family of Oleosin Isoforms and Their Structural Stabilization in Sesame Seed Oil Bodies
Oleosins are structural proteins sheltering the oil bodies of plant seeds. Two isoform classes termed H- and L-oleosin are present in diverse angiosperms. Two H-oleosins and one L-oleosin wereExpand
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Identification and comparison of phenolic compounds in the preparation of oolong tea manufactured by semifermentation and drying processes.
Oolong tea manufactured via a semifermentation process possesses a taste and color somewhere between green and black teas. Alteration of constituents, particularly phenolic compounds, in the infusionExpand
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Steroleosin, a sterol-binding dehydrogenase in seed oil bodies.
Besides abundant oleosin, three minor proteins, Sop 1, 2, and 3, are present in sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil bodies. The gene encoding Sop1, named caleosin for its calcium-binding capacity, hasExpand
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Protective effects of sesamin and sesamolin on hypoxic neuronal and PC12 cells
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important mediators of a variety of pathological processes, including inflammation and ischemic injury. The neuroprotective effects of sesame antioxidants, sesaminExpand
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