Jose M. Celedon

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Protein trafficking and localization in plastids involve a complex interplay between ancient (prokaryotic) and novel (eukaryotic) translocases and targeting machineries. During evolution, ancient systems acquired new functions and novel translocation machineries were developed to facilitate the correct localization of nuclear encoded proteins targeted to(More)
Twin arginine translocation (Tat) systems transport large folded proteins across sealed membranes. Tat systems accomplish this feat with three membrane components organized in two complexes. In thylakoid membranes, cpTatC and Hcf106 comprise a large receptor complex containing an estimated eight cpTatC-Hcf106 pairs. Protein transport occurs when Tha4 joins(More)
Tropical sandalwood (Santalum album) produces one of the world's most highly prized fragrances, which is extracted from mature heartwood. However, in some places such as southern India, natural populations of this slow-growing tree are threatened by over-exploitation. Sandalwood oil contains four major and fragrance-defining sesquiterpenols: (Z)-α-santalol,(More)
Terpenoid fragrances are powerful mediators of ecological interactions in nature and have a long history of traditional and modern industrial applications. Plants produce a great diversity of fragrant terpenoid metabolites, which make them a superb source of biosynthetic genes and enzymes. Advances in fragrance gene discovery have enabled new approaches in(More)
The mental and psychomotor development of severely malnourished infants were examined during nutritional and psychological treatment. There was a significant difference between younger and older infants in their response to the treatment. The older infants had a remarkable reduction of their psychomotor development at admission and showed a considerable(More)
Previous studies of amlnourished infants have shown that their psychomotor development improves parallel to their nutritional rehabilitation. The present study showed that our patients recovered weight-for-age faster than height-for-age, becoming 42% obese at the end of the treatment. The psychomotor development was also significantly improved, but mainly(More)
The purpose of this research was to study the isolated effects of and interactions between undernutrition and emotional reactivity upon maze performance in rats. This work compares the effects of chlordiazepoxide on learning performance in two groups of adults rats: one undernourished early in life and then rehabilitated, and the other normally nourished.(More)
The development of heartwood (HW) and the associated accumulation of secondary metabolites, which are also known as 'specialized metabolites' or 'extractives', is an important feature of tree biology. Heartwood development can affect tree health with broader implications for forest health. Heartwood development also defines a variety of wood quality traits(More)