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Genetic evidence for three unique components in primary cell-wall cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis
In higher plants, cellulose is synthesized at the plasma membrane by the cellulose synthase (CESA) complex. The catalytic core of the complex is believed to be composed of three types of CESAExpand
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Deep-sea bacteria enriched by oil and dispersant from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in a massive influx of hydrocarbons into the Gulf of Mexico (the Gulf). To better understand the fate of the oil, we enriched and isolated indigenousExpand
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Plant cell walls throughout evolution: towards a molecular understanding of their design principles.
Throughout their life, plants typically remain in one location utilizing sunlight for the synthesis of carbohydrates, which serve as their sole source of energy as well as building blocks of aExpand
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Transcytosis and Surface Presentation of IL-8 by Venular Endothelial Cells
Chemokines have been convincingly implicated in actuating inflammatory leukocyte emigration. To affect the circulating leukocytes, tissue-derived chemokines have to traverse the endothelial cellsExpand
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Identification and mechanistic characterization of low-molecular-weight inhibitors for HuR.
Careful regulation of mRNA half-lives is a fundamental mechanism allowing cells to quickly respond to changing environmental conditions. The mRNA-binding Hu proteins are important for stabilizationExpand
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The cooperative activities of CSLD2, CSLD3, and CSLD5 are required for normal Arabidopsis development.
Glycosyltransferases of the Cellulose Synthase Like D (CSLD) subfamily have been reported to be involved in tip growth and stem development in Arabidopsis. The csld2 and csld3 mutants are root hairExpand
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mRNA Openers and Closers: Modulating AU‐Rich Element‐Controlled mRNA Stability by a Molecular Switch in mRNA Secondary Structure
Approximately 3 000 genes are regulated in a time‐, tissue‐, and stimulus‐dependent manner by degradation or stabilization of their mRNAs. The process is mediated by interaction of AU‐rich elementsExpand
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Loss of Cellulose Synthase-Like F6 Function Affects Mixed-Linkage Glucan Deposition, Cell Wall Mechanical Properties, and Defense Responses in Vegetative Tissues of Rice1[C][W][OA]
Mixed-linkage glucan (MLG) is a cell wall polysaccharide containing a backbone of unbranched (1,3)- and (1,4)-linked β-glucosyl residues. Based on its occurrence in plants and chemicalExpand
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Engineering secondary cell wall deposition in plants
  • Fan Yang, P. Mitra, +9 authors D. Loqué
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant biotechnology journal
  • 12 November 2012
Lignocellulosic biomass was used for thousands of years as animal feed and is now considered a great sugar source for biofuels production. It is composed mostly of secondary cell walls built withExpand
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Surface multiheme c-type cytochromes from Thermincola potens and implications for respiratory metal reduction by Gram-positive bacteria
Almost nothing is known about the mechanisms of dissimilatory metal reduction by Gram-positive bacteria, although they may be the dominant species in some environments. Thermincola potens strain JRExpand
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