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We found three methyl jasmonate-induced lipoxygenases with molecular masses of 92 kDa, 98 kDa, and 100 kDa (LOX-92, -98 and -100) [Feussner, I., Hause, B., Vörös, K., Parthier, B. & Wasternack, C. (1995) Plant J. 7, 949-957]. At least two of them (LOX-92 and LOX-100), were shown to be localized within chloroplasts of barley leaves. Here, we describe the(More)
The major auxin-binding protein from maize coleoptiles was purified to homogeneity. The protein has an apparent mol. wt of 22 kd and binds 1-naphthylacetic acid with a KD of 2.40 x 10(-7) M. Additional antigenically related proteins, present in very low amounts, could be demonstrated in maize coleoptiles using immunodetection. Extensive protein sequence(More)
The purification of a putative auxin receptor is one possibility to elucidate the first event in the mechanism of auxin action. By affinity chromatography of membrane proteins on 2-OH-3,5-diiodobenzoic acid-Sepharose and gel filtration on Ultrogel a fraction enriched in auxin-binding protein (ABP) was obtained and used for rabbit immunization. From the(More)
With the aid of affinity chromatography on auxin-binding protein-Sepharose (ABP-Sepharose) monospecific IgGanti-ABP from rabbit antisera were isolated as judged by immuno-double diffusion test and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. With this IgGanti-ABP the ABP is localized within the outer epidermal cells of coleoptiles using(More)
Following implantation of biomaterial patches into the gastrointestinal tract, we analyzed the host's response towards the foreign material. Asymmetric patches of polydioxanone covered Vicryl or poly-3-hydroxybutyrate were sutured onto the rat stomach. Tissue samples were generated at distinct time intervals after surgery, and RNA profiles were compared by(More)
Nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery represents the future in terms of treating inner ear diseases. Lipid core nanocapsules (LNCs), 50 nm in size, were shown to pass though the round window membrane (RWM) and reached the spiral ganglion cells and nerve fibers, among other cell types in the inner ear. The present study aimed to evaluate the toxicity of the(More)
We have previously described a truncated cDNA clone for a barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Salome) jasmonate regulated gene, JRG5, which shows homology to caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT). A cDNA encompassing the coding region was amplified by PCR and cloned for overexpression in E. coli. Western blot analyses indicate that the recombinant protein(More)
Implantation of a glaucoma drainage system is an appropriate therapeutic intervention in some glaucoma patients. However, one drawback with this approach is the fibrotic tissue response to the implant material, leading to reduced flow of aqueous liquid or complete blockage of the drainage system. As a basis for developing an aqueous shunt we report here(More)
The natural cell environment is characterized by complex three-dimensional structures, which contain features at multiple length scales. Many in vitro studies of cell behavior in three dimensions rely on the availability of artificial scaffolds with controlled three-dimensional topologies. In this paper, we demonstrate fabrication of three-dimensional(More)
Two biodegradable materials, polyglycolide-copoly(L)-lactide/poly-dioxanone composite and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), have been employed for surgery in the gastrointestine of laboratory rats. The tissue response was analyzed at distinct time intervals up to 2 months by differential mRNA display. Two specific PCR fragments were transiently present 7 and 14 days(More)