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Stilbene synthase (STS) is an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of stilbenes, which are synthesized in various plants in response to pathogen attack, UV irradiation or exposure to ozone. We describe analysis of an ozone inducible STS transcript and its corresponding promoter (Vst1), combined with the β-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter gene. A single ozone(More)
We studied the expression of the oat globulin gene asglo5 in developing transgenic tobacco seeds. The asglo5 gene promoter directed transcription in the endosperm as well as in the provascular tissue, the presumptive root tip and the shoot apical meristem of the embryo as revealed by GUS reporter gene constructs and in situ hybridization. However,(More)
We have characterized several Vicia faba genes encoding methionine residue-free group B subunits of the 11S or legumin storage proteins. The respective gene subfamily consists of 10 to 15 members, six of them having been studied by DNA sequence analysis. Four functional genes (LeB2, LeB4, LeB6, LeB7) are highly homologous in their coding region and 0.3 kb(More)
Controlled inoculation of spruce seedling needle crowns and of shoots of 4-year-old spruce trees by Sirococcus conigenus led to disease symptoms (discoloration and necrosis) and to the induction of phenolic metabolites. Even upon complete infection, as proved by re-isolation of the pathogen from inoculated seedlings, only 40% of the plants developed visible(More)
The reaction of ascorbate with recombinant hemoglobin (rHb1.1) in the presence of differing partial pressures of oxygen was studied. In the presence of 15 000 ppm (1.5%) residual oxygen, ascorbate/oxygen-mediated reactions resulted in an increased rate of autoxidation, modification of the beta-globin, increased oxygen affinity and decreased maximum Hill(More)
Recently, a novel group of fungal peroxidases, known as the aromatic peroxygenases (APO), has been discovered. Members of these extracellular biocatalysts produced by agaric basidiomycetes such as Agrocybe aegerita or Coprinellus radians catalyze reactions—for example, the peroxygenation of naphthalene, toluene, dibenzothiophene, or pyridine—which are(More)
The use of Integrated Testing Strategies (ITS) in toxicological hazard identification and characterisation is becoming increasingly common as a method for enabling the integration of diverse types of toxicology data. At present, there are no existing procedures and guidelines for the construction and validation of ITS, so a joint EPAA WG5-ECVAM workshop was(More)
 Based on PCR technologies, we have isolated three genomic cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) clones from Norway spruce, Picea abies (L.) Karst., revealing about 99% identity within their protein coding regions. All clones contain five introns with an identity of 97–100% for intervening sequences II, III and IV, whereas intron V sequences revealed only(More)
The purpose of this retrospective, blinded study was to evaluate the additional value of [18F]FDG PET/CT in comparison with PET alone and with side-by-side PET and CT in patients with malignant melanoma (MM). A total of 127 consecutive studies of patients with known MM referred for a whole-body PET/CT examination were included in this study. PET alone,(More)
A real-time quantitative TaqMan-PCR was established for the absolute quantification of extramatrical hyphal biomass of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Piloderma croceum in pure cultures as well as in rhizotron samples with non-sterile peat substrate. After cloning and sequencing of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences ITS1/ITS2 and the 5.8S rRNA gene from(More)