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Treatment of the first leaves of barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Golden Promise) seedlings with methyl jasmonate (MJ) led to small, but significant increases in levels of free putrescine and spermine 1 d later and to significant increases in levels of free putrescine, spermidine and spermine by 4 d following treatment. MJ-treated first leaves also exhibited(More)
Plasma testosterone, androstenedione, oestradiol-17beta, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) were not significantly different in patients with prostatic cancer, with benign prostatic hyperplasia or in patients without prostatic disease. Plasma prolactin concentrations were significantly lower in the patients with benign disease(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Insect damage to plants leads to wound-activated responses directed to healing of damaged tissues, as well as activation of defences to prevent further insect damage. Negative cross-talk exists between the jasmonic acid-based signalling system that is activated upon insect attack and the salicylic acid-based system frequently activated(More)
The study describes the effects of ACTH, prolactin and other protein hormones on the synthesis and secretion of steroid hormones by tissue from a feminising adrenocortical carcinoma removed from a post-menopausal female. Steroid production by the tissue was determined by high resolution-mass fragmentography and by radioimmunoassay. Prolactin and ACTH(More)
Treatment of the first leaves of barley seedlings with the oxylipin colneleic acid, or the two trihydroxy oxylipins 9,12,13-trihydroxy-11(E)-octadecenoic acid and 9,12,13-trihydroxy-10(E)-octadecenoic acid, reduced infection of that leaf by the powdery mildew fungus Blumeria graminis Speer f sp hordei Marchal. When applied to first leaves, etheroleic acid(More)
The higher homologues of cadaverine, aminopropylcadaverine (APC) and N,N-bis(3-aminopropyl)cadaverine (3APC) were formed by a wild-type strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and by two mutant strains, spe 3-1 and spe 4-1, exhibiting point mutations in the genes for spermidine synthase and spermine synthase, respectively. This, together with the incomplete(More)
Growth of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was unaffected by up to 24 h exposure to ethanol concentrations ranging from 1% to 9%, but was reduced following exposure to 12% ethanol. Concentrations of the polyamines putrescine, cadaverine and spermidine were not affected by a 24 h exposure to 12% ethanol, although there was a significant increase in(More)
Biomass production by Aspergillus fumigatus was greatest at 40-45 degrees C and was associated with an increase in concentration of the diamine putrescine and activity of its biosynthetic enzyme ornithine decarboxylase. Concentrations of the other amines, cadaverine, spermidine and spermine were considerably lower than putrescine concentration and did not(More)
* Here we report the effect of mechanical wounding on putrescine biosynthesis and catabolism in oilseed rape (Brassica napus ssp. oleifera). * The lamina of first leaves was wounded by crushing with forceps, and first and second leaves were harvested at various intervals over a 24 h period. Levels of free polyamines were measured and activities of enzymes(More)