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Chemically synthesized 2-hydroxyethyl jasmonate (HEJA) was for the first time employed to induce the ginsenoside biosynthesis and to manipulate the product heterogeneity in plant cell cultures. The dose response and timing of HEJA elicitation were investigated in cell suspension cultures of Panax notoginseng. The optimal concentration and timing of HEJA(More)
A novel fluoro-containing jasmonate derivative was chemically synthesized and evaluated as a potential elicitor with respect to the induction of plant defense responses and the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites. A bioactive taxuyunnanine C (Tc)-producing cell line of Taxus chinensis was taken as a model plant cell system. The presence of novel(More)
Two novel 2,6-dichloroisonicotinic acid (INA) derivatives [trifluoroethyl 2,6-dichloroisonicotinate (TFINA) and 2-(2,6-dichloro-pyridine-4-carbonyloxy)-ethyl jasmonate (DPCEJ)] were chemically synthesized and evaluated by bioassay as potential elicitors for inducing the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites. A suspension culture of Taxus chinensis,(More)
In order to establish the chemical biological technology for production of valuable secondary metabolites, a novel family of unnatural elicitors derived from the plant activator benzo-1,2,3-thiadiazole-7-carboxylic acid were designed and synthesized. New synthetic elicitors that showed powerful eliciting activities upon taxoid biosynthesis by Taxus(More)
Novel hydroxyl-containing jasmonate derivatives were chemically synthesized and evaluated by bioassay as potential elicitors for stimulating the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites. A suspension culture of Taxus chinensis, which produces a bioactive taxoid, taxuyunnanine C (Tc), was taken as a model plant cell system. Experiments on the timing of(More)
We described a prospective application of ligand-based virtual screening program SHAFTS to discover novel inhibitors for p90 ribosomal S6 protein kinase 2 (RSK2). Taking the putative 3D conformations of two weakly binding RSK2 NTKD inhibitors as query templates, SHAFTS was used to perform 3D similarity based virtual screening because of a lack of crystal(More)
Suspension cultures of Taxus chinensis were used as a model plant cell system to evaluate novel synthetic jasmonates as elicitors for stimulating the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. Significant increases in accumulation of taxuyunnanine C (Tc) were observed in the presence of newly synthesized 2-hydroxyethyl jasmonate (HEJA) and trifluoroethyl(More)
Recently novel synthetic jasmonate derivatives were shown to have very powerful stimulating effects on the biosynthesis of taxuyunnanine C (Tc) by Taxus chinensis cells (Biotech Bioeng, 86:595; ibid. 86: 809, 2004). To provide an insight into the elicitation mechanism of the newly synthesized elicitors, by taking 2-hydroxyethyl jasmonate (HEJ, at 100(More)
A polymeric fluorescent sensor PNME, consisting of A4 and N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) units, was synthesized. PNME exhibited dual responses to pH and temperature, and could be used as an intracellular pH sensor for lysosomes imaging. Moreover, it also could sense different temperature change in living cells at 25 and 37 °C, respectively.
A highly efficient bioprocessing strategy was developed for enhancing the production of plant secondary metabolites by repeatedly eliciting a fed-batch culture with a newly synthesized powerful jasmonate analog, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl jasmonate (DHPJA). In suspension cultures of a high taxuyunnanine C (Tc)-producing cell line of Taxus chinensis, 100 microM(More)