María Teresa Téllez-Iñón

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Cross-tolerance is the phenomenon by which a plant resistance to a stress results in resistance to another form of stress. It has previously been shown that salt stress causes the accumulation of proteinase inhibitors and the activation of other wound-related genes in tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum). However, very little is known about how different(More)
A full-length cDNA clone (LeCDPK1) from tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) encoding a calcium-dependent protein kinase (CDPK) was isolated by screening a cDNA library from tomato cell cultures exposed to Cladosporium fulvum elicitor preparations. The predicted amino acid sequence of the cDNA reveals a high degree of similarity with other members of the CDPK(More)
CDPK activities present during tuber development were analysed. A high CDPK activity was detected in the soluble fraction of early stolons and a lower one was detected in soluble and particulate fractions of induced stolons. The early and late CDPK activities displayed diverse specificity for in vitro substrates and different subcellular distribution.(More)
The role of cyclic adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) in the control of the Neurospora asexual life cycle was studied. Endogenous cyclic AMP levels were 10 to 20 times higher in strains having the wild-type cr-1 allele than in those carrying the mutated allele. In a wild-type strain these levels remained constant throughtout the entire growth(More)
Phorbol ester binding was studied in protein kinase C-containing extracts obtained from Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigote forms. Specific 12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol 13-acetate, [3H]PMA, or 12,13-O-dibutyryl phorbol, [3H]PDBu, binding activities, determined in T. cruzi epimastigote membranes, were dependent on ester concentration with a Kd of 9x10(-8) M and(More)
A soluble nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDP kinase) was purified and characterized in epimastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi. The enzyme was purified by affinity chromatography on Blue-agarose and Q-Sepharose columns and by FPLC on a Superose 12 column. A membrane-associated NDP kinase was identified which accounts for 30% of total enzymatic activity.(More)
Two cdc2-related protein kinases (crk), tzcrk3 and tzcrk1, from the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi were cloned. tzcrk3 encodes a 35 kDa protein sharing 51.5% amino acid identity with human cdc2 and 82% identity with Trypanosoma brucei CRK3. tzcrk1 encodes a 33 kDa protein sharing 52.7% identity with human cdc2 and a high degree of identity (> 78%)(More)
Adenylate cyclase, the enzyme responsible for cyclic adenylate synthesis has been found in membrane fractions of animal cells (l-4). This enzyme system is stimulated by several hormones, showing a wide range of specificity. The occurrence of a similar enzyme activity has been also demonstrated in Escherichia coli and Bacillus liquejaciens (5-7)) but in(More)
A protein kinase C activity from epimastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi was characterized. Cytosolic extracts were chromatographed on DEAE-cellulose columns giving two peaks of kinase activity which were eluted at 0.1 and 0.15 M NaCl. The first activity peak requires Ca2+ and phosphatidylserine for activity. Further kinase purification was performed by(More)