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A comparative study of the subcellular localization of a plant transglutaminase (TGase; EC 2.3.2.13) in various in vivo and in vitro maize cell types was carried out with a polyclonal antibody raised against a 58 kDa TGase purified fromHelianthus tuberosus leaves. Immunocytochemical staining, followed by electron microscopy, showed that this enzyme was(More)
The effects of four exogenous amino acids (proline, glycine, asparagine and serine) on the production of maize embryogenic callus and on its endogenous amino acid content have been investigated. For this purpose, an established embryogenic line of Type 1 callus from the inbred W64Ao2 has been used. From the results it may be concluded that a concentration(More)
Following the establishment of a transgenic line of tobacco (B5H) expressing the trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) gene from Arabidopsis thaliana, a preliminary immunolocalization study was conducted using leaves of adequately watered B5H and wild-type plants. Immunocytochemical staining, followed by electron microscopy showed that the enzyme could be(More)
The embryogenic capacity of Araujia sericifera petals and some of the factors involved in the induction of embryos was investigated. The influence of 6-benzyladenine and α-naphthalene acetic acid, light intensity (90 or 5 µmol m-2 s-1) and silver thiosulphate (inhibitor of ethylene action) were studied. It was found that petals are an easy system in which(More)
A randomized, double-blind clinical trial in 50 patients was done to compare the efficacy and tolerance of single doses of intramuscular diclofenac 75 mg and dipyrone 2 g in acute renal colic. Both drugs were equally effective, but diclofenac was better in terms of complete relief of pain. Vital signs were affected according to the stress and pain.
Sir, Despite the availability of diagnostic tests, the diagnosis of non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH) remains based on the exclusion of other aetiological agents such as hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis delta virus, Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus. The different means of transmission of NANBH suggest that it could be caused by at least(More)
The influence of a three-month-long pretreatment with dl-alpha-difluoromethylarginine (DFMA), an irreversible suicide inhibitor of arginine decarboxylase activity (ADC; EC 4.1.1.19), on plant regeneration, protein and polyamine (PA) composition of Zea mays callus cultures has been investigated. A four-fold increase in the number of regenerated plants is(More)
The effect of exogenous proline (6 mM) and increasing NaCl doses (from 0.4 to 1.2% w/v) on the maintenance of organogenic and embryogenic callus lines derived from the salt-sensitive maize inbred W64Ao2 were studied. To this end, total protein, free amino acid and polyamine content were analyzed. The demand of exogenous nitrogen and especially of proline,(More)
This work presents the preliminary results of in vitro studies with Araujia sericifera, which is cultivated for ornamental purposes. Immature seeds from wild plants were used to start the cultures. Somatic embryos and friable embryogenic calluses were obtained from white cotyledons in media containing naphthaleneacetic acid and benzyladenine or(More)