Masataka Iwano

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Class III plant peroxidases are believed to function in diverse physiological processes including disease resistance and wound response, but predicted low substrate specificities and the presence of 70 or more isoforms have made it difficult to define a specific physiological function(s) for each gene. To select pathogen-responsive POX genes, we analyzed(More)
Microorganisms isolated from wheat leaf surfaces were screened for inhibition of wheat powdery mildew. A new screening method, in which wheat leaves were inoculated with Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici and incubated with the cultured microorganisms under non-contact conditions, was developed in the present study. Using this method, 10 phylloplane fungi(More)
Progressive tissue fibrosis can compromise epithelial function resulting in organ failure. Appreciating evidence suggests that fibroblasts provide fibrogenic collagens during such injury. We further tested this notion by attempting to reduce the physiologic consequences of organ fibrosis through the selective killing of fibroblasts at sites of injury. Here,(More)
 Probenazole (3-allyloxy-1,2-benzisothiazole-1,1-dioxide; PBZ) is a chemical inducer of disease resistance and has been used practically for protecting crops against pathogen infection. Using cDNA microarray, the expression of 1265 rice genes was monitored in rice plants after PBZ treatment. Ten cDNA clones exhibited more than threefold overexpression in(More)
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