Long-distance control of pumpkin rootstock over cucumber scion under drought stress as revealed by transcriptome sequencing and mobile mRNAs identifications
Hortic Res. 2022 Jan 19:uhab033. doi: 10.1093/hr/uhab033. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGrafting with pumpkin rootstock is commonly used not only to improve the quality of cucumber fruits but also to confer biotic or abiotic stress tolerance. However, the molecular mechanism of grafted cucumbers to drought stress and the possible roles of mobile mRNAs to improve stress tolerance have remained obscure. Hence, we conducted transcriptome sequencing and combined it with morpho-physiological experiments to compare the response of homografts (cucumber as scion and rootstock) (C) and heterografts (cucumber as scion and pumpkin as...
Source: Cell Research - January 19, 2022 Category: Cytology Authors: Marzieh Davoudi Mengfei Song Mengru Zhang Jinfeng Chen Qunfeng Lou Source Type: research

Pumpkin seed oil and zinc attenuate chronic mild stress perturbations in the cerebral cortex of rats
This study aims to investigate the potential of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) and zinc to attenuate oxidative stress and neuroinflammation caused by chronic mild stress (CMS) in the cerebral cortex of male rats. The rats were submitted to stress for six weeks and then the behavior of the rats was tested by forced swimming test (FST) and novel cage test. The treated groups were given venlafaxine (20 mg/kg), pumpkin seed oil (40 mg/kg) and zinc (4 mg/kg). The cortex homogenate was used for the detection of the oxidative stress parameters, the concentration of neurotransmitters, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and inter...
Source: Nutrition and Food Science - January 12, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Marwa H. El-Azma Nadia M. El-Beih Karima A. El-Shamy Khaled M.M. Koriem Mahitab I. Elkassaby Wael M. El-Sayed Source Type: research

Efficient virus-induced gene silencing system in pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) using apple latent spherical virus vector
J Virol Methods. 2022 Jan 6;301:114456. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2022.114456. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCrude-sap of apple latent spherical virus (ALSV)-infected Chenopodium quinoa leaves was rub-inoculated on the expanded cotyledons of various Cucurbitaceae plants. Most of the species were systemically infected with the virus without obvious symptoms, except pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima). In pumpkin, the ALSV infection was restricted to inoculated cotyledons; it did not spread to the upper true leaves. In situ hybridization showed that the ALSV was confined to part of the cotyledon tissues and it did not invade the phloem...
Source: Journal of Virological Methods - January 9, 2022 Category: Virology Authors: Noriko Yamagishi Nobuyuki Yoshikawa Source Type: research

Current Trends and Applications of Food Derived Antihypertensive Peptides for the Management of Cardiovascular Disease
Protein Pept Lett. 2022 Jan 6. doi: 10.2174/0929866529666220106100225. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFood derived Antihypertensive peptides is considered as a natural supplement for controlling the hypertension. Food protein not only serve as a macronutrient but also act as raw material for biosynthesis of physiologically active peptides. Food sources like milk and milk products, animal protein such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs and plant derived proteins from soy, rice, wheat, mushroom, pumpkins contain high amount of antihypertensive peptides. The food derived antihypertensive peptides has ability to supress the action of...
Source: Protein and Peptide Letters - January 7, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Pratik Shukla Keval Chopda Amar Sakure Subrota Hati Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Promoter variation in a homeobox gene, CpDll, is associated with deeply lobed leaf in Cucurbita pepo L
Theor Appl Genet. 2022 Jan 5. doi: 10.1007/s00122-021-04026-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCpDll, encoding an HD-Zip I transcription factor, positively regulates formation of deeply lobed leaf shape in zucchini, Cucurbita pepo, which is associated with sequence variation in its promoter region. Leaf shape is an important horticultural trait in zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.). Deeply lobed leaves have potential advantages for high-density planting and hybrid production. However, little is known about the molecular basis of deeply lobed leaf formation in this important vegetable crop. Here, we conducted QTL analysis and fine ...
Source: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics - January 5, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Kailiang Bo Ying Duan Xiyan Qiu Meng Zhang Qin Shu Yapei Sun Yadi He Yuzi Shi Yiqun Weng Changlin Wang Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research

Phytosterols in hull-less pumpkin seed oil, rich in ∆ < sup > 7 < /sup > -phytosterols, ameliorate benign prostatic hyperplasia by lowing 5 α-reductase and regulating balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis in rats
CONCLUSION: TPS from hull-less pumpkin seed oil, with ∆7-phytosterols as its main ingredients, is a potential nutraceutical for BPH prevention.PMID:34984064 | PMC:PMC8693601 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v65.7537 (Source: Food and Nutrition Research)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - January 5, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Xin-Cong Kang Tian Chen Jia-Li Zhou Peng-Yuan Shen Si-Hui Dai Chang-Qing Gao Jia-Yin Zhang Xing-Yao Xiong Dong-Bo Liu Source Type: research