Young-Nam Hong

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We used differential screening to isolate a full-length dehydration-responsive cDNA clone encoding a hydrophobic late embryogenesis abundant (LEA)-like protein from PEG-treated hot pepper leaves. Named CaLEA6 (for Capsicum annuum LEA), this gene belongs to the atypical hydrophobic LEA Group 6. The full-length CaLEA6 is 709 bp long with an open reading frame(More)
Photoinactivation of Photosystem II (PS II), the light-induced loss of ability to evolve oxygen, inevitably occurs under any light environment in nature, counteracted by repair. Under certain conditions, the extent of photoinactivation of PS II depends on the photon exposure (light dosage, x), rather than the irradiance or duration of illumination per se,(More)
C-Repeat/drought responsive element binding factor (CBF1/DREB1b) is a well known transcriptional activator that is induced at low temperature and in turn induces the CBF regulon (CBF-targeted genes). We have cloned and characterized two CBF1-like cDNAs, CaCBF1A and CaCBF1B, from hot pepper. CaCBF1A and CaCBF1B were not produced in response to mechanical(More)
Trehalose and LEA proteins, representative low MW chemicals that are synthesized under dehydration, are known to protect plants from drought stress. To compare their effectiveness on enhancing tolerance against various abiotic stresses, we generated transgenic Chinese cabbage plants overexpressingE. ctdi trehalose-6-phosphate synthase gene (otsA) or hot(More)
Transgenic tobaccoNicotiana tabacum L. var. SR1) plants that over-express theEscherichia coli trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) gene(otsA) synthesized small amounts of trehalose (<400 µg g-1 leaf) while non-transformants produced no detectable trehalose. Some transgenic plants expressing a high level ofotsA exhibited stunted growth and morphologically(More)
We examined the photosynthetic responses to photoinhibition in dehydrated leaves of hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Stress was induced by immersing the roots of whole plants in Hoaglands solution containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) under high light (900 μmol photons m-2 · s-1). This PEG-treatment lowered the leaf water potential and the maximal rate of(More)
The present study was performed to see the physiological role of cytosolic ascorbate peroxidase (APX) and its relationship to other enzymes involved in the H2O2 scavenging metabolism, and also to elucidate the regulation of APX expression in dark-grown radish (Raphanus sativus L. cv Taiwang) cotyledons. To do so, 3-amino-l,2,4-triazole (aminotriazole), a(More)
A relationship between the activity of NADH oxidase of the plasma membrane and the IAA-induced elongation growth of hypocotyl segments in etiolated soybean (Glycine max Merr.) seedlings was investigated. The plasma membrane NADH oxidase activity increased in parallel to IAA effect on elongation growth in hypocotyl segments. Actually, NADH oxidase activity(More)
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