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Nitric oxide (NO) is a bioactive molecule that functions in numerous physiological and developmental processes in plants, including lateral root development. In this study, we used biochemical and genetic approaches to analyze the function of Arabidopsis thaliana mitogen-activated protein kinase 6 (MPK6) in the regulation of NO synthesis in response to(More)
The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays important roles in plant development and adaptation to environmental stress. ABA induces the production of nitric oxide (NO) in guard cells, but how NO regulates ABA signaling is not understood. Here, we show that NO negatively regulates ABA signaling in guard cells by inhibiting open stomata 1 (OST1)/sucrose(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been characterized as both important signaling molecules and universal stressors that mediate many developmental and physiological responses. So far, details of the transcriptional mechanism of ROS-responsive genes are largely unknown. In the study reported here, we identified seven potential ROS-responsive cis-acting(More)
Plant roots respond to environmental stresses or the exogenous plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) by undergoing marked physiological and morphological changes. We show here that PERK4, a gene that encodes a member of the Arabidopsis thaliana proline-rich extensin-like receptor kinase family, plays an important role in ABA responses. Mutation of PERK4 by(More)
In this study, the photodegradation process of methyl orange (MO) catalyzed by Fe(III) and citric acid and the reaction kinetics were investigated in detail at pHs from 2 to 8. The results show that the photodegradation of MO is slow in the presence of Fe(III) or citric acid alone. However, it is markedly enhanced when Fe(III) and citric acid coexist. High(More)
A novel micelle/precursor co-templating assembly strategy is successfully developed to synthesize large-pore ultrasmall mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles (MONs). Furthermore, elaborately designed MONs with a cell-penetrating peptide (TAT) (MONs-PTAT) are constructed for highly efficient intranuclear gene delivery. They exhibit a high loading capacity,(More)
Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and accounts for approximately 10% of all cancer-related deaths. Although surgical resection or radiotherapy are potentially curative for localized disease, advanced colon cancer is currently associated with poor prognosis. Therefore, the development of a new and effective(More)
Effects of dietary copper-loaded chitosan nanoparticle (CNP-Cu) supplementation on growth performance, hematological and immunological characteristics, and the cecal microbiota in broilers were investigated. Three hundred healthy Avian × Avian (1-d-old) broilers were randomly assigned into 5 dietary groups (20 birds per replicate with 3 replicates per(More)
A new method for determination of iron(III) has been developed using a kind of rhodamine B derivative fluorescent probe, rhodamine amide (RHA), in acidic HAc-NaAc buffer solution. In this approach, the heavy atom effect of I₃(-) was applied to quench the fluorescence of RHA. When iron(III) and KI coexisted in HAc-NaAc buffer solution, iron(III) reacted with(More)
Nitrate reductase is a central enzyme of nitrogen assimilation in plants. In a recent work, we have revealed MPK6 could phosphorylate Arabidopsis NIA2 at the serine 627 in hinge 2 region, this phosporylation may represent a rapid activation mechnism when plant need excessive nitrate reduction. Interestingly, all eukaryotic NRs have conserved docking(More)