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The effect of ripening stage and water regimen on oleate desaturase gene expression levels in the fruit of different olive ( Olea europaea L.) varieties was investigated to elucidate the contribution of each to the linoleic acid content in virgin olive oil. To this end, fatty acid analysis and quantitative real time PCR were performed using distinct olive(More)
A full-length cDNA clone (OepHPL) coding for hydroperoxide lyase was isolated from olive fruit ( Olea europaea cv. Picual). The deduced amino acid sequence shows significant similarity to known plant hydroperoxide lyases and contains a N-terminal sequence that displays structural features of a chloroplast transit peptide. Genomic Southern blot analysis(More)
The regulation of microsomal and plastidial oleate desaturases by low and high temperature, darkness, and wounding was investigated. To this end, their gene expression levels and the fatty acid composition was determined in the mesocarp tissue of olive fruit from the Picual and Arbequina varieties subjected to the corresponding stress treatments. Firstly, a(More)
Post-translational modifications (PTMs) mediated by nitric oxide (NO)-derived molecules have become a new area of research, as they can modulate the function of target proteins. Proteomic data have shown that ascorbate peroxidase (APX) is one of the potential targets of PTMs mediated by NO-derived molecules. Using recombinant pea cytosolic APX, the impact(More)
Two LOX cDNA clones, Oep1LOX2 and Oep2LOX2, have been isolated from olive ( Olea europaea cv. Picual). Both deduced amino acid sequences showed significant similarity to known plant LOX2, and they contain an N-terminal chloroplastic transit peptide. Genomic Southern blot analyses suggest that at least three copies of Oep1LOX2 and one copy of Oep2LOX2 should(More)
A lipoxygenase (LOX) cDNA clone (Oep2LOX1) has been isolated from olive fruit (Olea europaea cv. Picual). The deduced amino acid sequence displayed significant similarity to known plant LOX1 sequences. Genomic Southern blot analysis suggests that only one copy of Oep2LOX1 is present in the olive genome. Linolenic acid was the preferred substrate for the(More)
The effect of different environmental stresses on the expression and enzyme activity levels of 13-lipoxygenases (13-LOX) and 13-hydroperoxide lyase (13-HPL) and on the volatile compounds synthesized by their sequential action has been studied in the mesocarp tissue of olive fruit from the Picual and Arbequina cultivars. The results showed that temperature,(More)
Nitro-fatty acids (NO2-FAs) are the product of the reaction between reactive nitrogen species derived of nitric oxide (NO) and unsaturated fatty acids. In animal systems, NO2-FAs are considered novel signaling mediators of cell function based on a proven antiinflammatory response. Nevertheless, the interaction of NO with fatty acids in plant systems has(More)
BACKGROUND Protein tyrosine nitration is a post-translational modification (PTM) mediated by nitric oxide-derived molecules. Peroxisomes are oxidative organelles in which the presence of nitric oxide (NO) has been reported. METHODS We studied peroxisomal nitroproteome of pea leaves by high-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry(More)
The ascorbate-glutathione cycle is a metabolic pathway that detoxifies hydrogen peroxide and involves enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants. Proteomic studies have shown that some enzymes in this cycle such as ascorbate peroxidase (APX), monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDAR), and glutathione reductase (GR) are potential targets for post-translational(More)