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Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins: A Family of Plant Proteins That Do More Than Inactivate Ribosomes
The role of RIPs in plants is revisited with the emphasis on protection against plant-eating organisms and viruses and the discovery of a novel class of enzymes that use ribosomes damaged by RIPs as a substrate and may act cooperatively with RIPs.
Identification of forensically important Sarcophaga species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) using the mitochondrial COI gene
- K. Jordaens, G. Sonet, R. Richet, E. Dupont, Y. Braet, S. Desmyter
- BiologyInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
- 1 March 2013
There was a low interspecific sequence divergence in six species groups so that for 16 out of the 99 species, the use of COI barcodes as species identifier should be done with care, and it is illustrated how such reference databases can improve local reference databases for forensic entomologists.
DNA barcoding and the differentiation between North American and West European Phormia regina (Diptera, Calliphoridae, Chrysomyinae)
The strong differentiation at COI, COII and cyt b as intraspecific mtDNA sequence divergence that should be taken into account when using P. regina in forensic casework or experimental research is considered.
COI sequence variability between Chrysomyinae of forensic interest.
Why is the molecular identification of the forensically important blowfly species Lucilia caesar and L. illustris (family Calliphoridae) so problematic?
Analysis of the in planta antiviral activity of elderberry ribosome-inactivating proteins.
- F. Vandenbussche, S. Desmyter, M. Ciani, P. Proost, W. Peumans, E. V. Van Damme
- BiologyEuropean journal of biochemistry
- 1 April 2004
The results suggest that the in planta antiviral activity of some ribosome-inactivating proteins may rely on a direct mechanism on the virus.
Influence of charge variation in the Streptomyces venezuelae a-amylase signal peptide on heterologous protein production by Streptomyces lividans
- E. Lammertyn, S. Desmyter, S. Schacht, L. van Mellaert, J. Anné
- Biology, EngineeringApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- 1 April 1998
Levels of secreted mTNF could be increased sevenfold by introducing one extra positive charge in the N region of the α-amylase signal peptide.
Type-1 ribosome-inactivating protein from iris bulbs: a useful agronomic tool to engineer virus resistance?
- S. Desmyter, F. Vandenbussche, Q. Hao, P. Proost, W. Peumans, E. V. Van Damme
- BiologyPlant Molecular Biology
- 1 March 2003
The iris RIP is an interesting and useful model for the study and exploitation of the antiviral activity of type-1 RIPs and shows no apparent phenotypic side effects indicating that ectopically expressed IRIP is not cytotoxic for tobacco cells.
Utility of GenBank and the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) for the identification of forensically important Diptera from Belgium and France
Fly larvae living on dead corpses can be used to estimate post-mortem intervals and some forensically important fly species are not, or insufficiently, represented in the reference libraries.
The type-1 and type-2 ribosome-inactivating proteins from Iris confer transgenic tobacco plants local but not systemic protection against viruses
expression of the type-1 and type-2 RIPs from Iris confers tobacco plants local protection against two unrelated viruses, and the RIPs could not provide systemic protection against TEV.