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Auxin and abscisic acid regulate strawberry fruit ripening and senescence through cross-talk of their signal transduction pathways that further modulate the structural genes related to physico-chemical properties of fruit. The physiological and transcriptomic changes in harvested strawberry fruits in responses to IAA, ABA and their combination were(More)
Activity of the epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is modulated by Na(+) self-inhibition, an allosteric down-regulation of channel open probability by extracellular Na(+). We searched for determinants of Na(+) self-inhibition by analyzing changes in this inhibitory response resulting from specific mutations within the extracellular domains of mouse ENaC(More)
Extracellular Zn(2+) activates the epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) by relieving Na(+) self-inhibition. However, a biphasic Zn(2+) dose response was observed, suggesting that Zn(2+) has dual effects on the channel (i.e. activating and inhibitory). To investigate the structural basis for this biphasic effect of Zn(2+), we examined the effects of mutating the(More)
To study the detachment stress on the ripeness of strawberry fruit, physiological characteristics of strawberry fruit on and off plant during ripeness and senescence processes were investigated. The results indicated that the ripeness of strawberry fruit upon detachment was accelerated, in terms of firmness, soluble solid content and especially color(More)
The activity of the epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is modulated by Na(+) self-inhibition, a down-regulation of the open probability of ENaC by extracellular Na(+). A His residue within the extracellular domain of gammaENaC (gammaHis(239)) was found to have a critical role in Na(+) self-inhibition. We investigated the functional roles of residues in the(More)
In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Postgraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan, the author agrees that the Libraries of this University may make it freely available for inspection. The author further agree that permission for copying of this thesis in any manner, in whole or in part, for scholarly purposes(More)
Three annexin genes may be involved in the ripening progress of strawberry fruit. Phytohormones and calcium regulate the expressions of three annexin genes during strawberry fruit ripening. Plant annexins are multi-functional membrane- and Ca2+-binding proteins that are involved in various developmental progresses and stress responses. Three annexins(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible role of BAX and BI-1 genes in chilling injury of cucumber fruit. BAX and BI-1 gene expressions were assayed under 2 ± 1 °C. Meanwhile, cell death, cellular integrity, specific chromatin fragmentation and nucleus morphology in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. cv. Zhexiu-1) fruits were determined.(More)
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