Jessica D Anderson

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We have previously demonstrated that a protein purified from xylan-induced culture filtrates of Trichoderma viride contains beta-1,4-endoxylanase activity and induces ethylene biosynthesis in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv Xanthi) leaf discs. When the ethylene biosynthesis-inducing xylanase (EIX) was applied to cut petioles of detached tobacco leaves, it(More)
Ethylene production in apple fruit and protoplasts and in leaf tissue was inhibited by spermidine or spermine. These polyamines, as well as putrescine, inhibited auxin-induced ethylene production and the conversion of methionine and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid to ethylene. Polyamines were more effective as inhibitors of ethylene synthesis at the(More)
The ethylene biosynthesis-inducing endoxylanase (EIX) from xylan-induced cultures of the fungus, Trichoderma viride, was purified to near homogeneity and compared with the EIX isolated from Cellulysin. Both enzymes migrate as 9.2 kilodalton proteins during gel filtration chromatography under nondenaturing conditions, but the mature polypeptide migrates as a(More)
The rhizobitoxine analog, L-2-amino-4-(2-aminoethoxy)-trans-3-butenoic acid (Ro), which effectively inhibits ethylene production in apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) and other tissues at concentrations at about 68 micromolar, inhibited ethylene production by about 50 to 70% in green tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) fruit slices but only by about 15% in(More)
Xylanase (EIX) from the fungus Trichoderma viride elicits ethylene biosynthesis in leaf tissues of Nicotiana tabacum cv Xanthi but not in cv Hicks. The increase in ethylene biosynthesis is accompanied by an accumulation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), an increase in extractable ACC synthase activity, and increases in ACC synthase and ACC(More)
p53 not only functions as a transcription factor but also has a direct, apoptogenic role at the mitochondria. We have discovered that DNA damage-induced p53-Bcl2 binding is associated with decreased Bcl2-Bax interaction and increased apoptotic cell death in a mechanism regulated by Bcl2's flexible loop regulatory domain (FLD), since purified p53 protein can(More)
Supraoptimal concentrations of indoleacetic acid (IAA) stimulated ethylene production, which in turn appeared to oppose the senescence-retarding effect of IAA in tobacco leaf discs. Kinetin acted synergistically with IAA in stimulating ethylene production, but it inhibited senescence. Silver ion and CO(2), which are believed to block ethylene binding to its(More)
The rate of C(2)H(4) production in plant tissue appears to be limited by the level of endogenous 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC). Exogenous ACC stimulated C(2)H(4) production considerably in plant tissues, but this required 10 to 100 times the endogenous concentrations of ACC before significant increases in C(2)H(4) production were observed.(More)
An ethylene biosynthesis-inducing xylanase (EIX) produced by the fungus Trichoderma viride elicited enhanced ethylene biosynthesis and leakage of potassium and other cellular components when applied to leaf disks of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv Xanthi). Suspension-cultured cells of Xanthi tobacco responded to EIX by rapid efflux of potassium, uptake of(More)