Experts and Doctors on fruit in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Locale: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Matsuzaki K, Miyazaki K, Sakai S, Yawo H, Nakata N, Moriguchi S, et al
. Nobiletin, a citrus flavonoid with neurotrophic action, augments protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of the AMPA receptor subunit, GluR1, and the postsynaptic receptor response to glutamate in murine hippocampus. Eur J Pharmacol. 2008;578:194-200 pubmed
..These findings suggest that nobiletin probably up-regulates synaptic transmission via the postsynaptic AMPA receptors at least partially by stimulation of PKA-mediated phosphorylation of GluR1 receptor in the hippocampus. ..
Moriguchi R, Ohata K, Kanahama K, Takahashi H, Nishiyama M, Kanayama Y. Suppression of telomere-binding protein gene expression represses seed and fruit development in tomato. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:1927-33 pubmed publisher
..LeTBP1 expression was sensitive to temperature stress in wild-type plants. We conclude that LeTBP1 plays a critical role in seed and fruit development rather than vegetative growth and flower formation. ..
Nakatani K, Atsumi M, Arakawa T, Oosawa K, Shimura S, Nakahata N, et al
. Inhibitions of histamine release and prostaglandin E2 synthesis by mangosteen, a Thai medicinal plant. Biol Pharm Bull. 2002;25:1137-41 pubmed
..These results suggest that the 40% ethanol extract of mangosteen has potent inhibitory activities of both histamine release and prostaglandin E2 synthesis...
Indra B, Tadano T, Nakagawasai O, Arai Y, Yasuhara H, Ohizumi Y, et al
. Suppressive effect of nantenine, isolated from Nandina domestica Thunberg, on the 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan plus clorgyline-induced head-twitch response in mice. Life Sci. 2002;70:2647-56 pubmed
..1 microM) and D2-dopaminergic (Ki = 1.7 microM) receptors of the mouse brain. These results suggest that nantenine inhibits l-5-HTP plus clorgyline-induced head- twitch response by blocking 5-HT2A receptors in the central nervous system...
Ohta K, Kanahama K, Kanayama Y. Enhanced expression of a novel dioxygenase during the early developmental stage of tomato fruit. J Plant Physiol. 2005;162:697-702 pubmed publisher
Ogasawara S, Abe K, Nakajima T. Pepper beta-galactosidase 1 (PBG1) plays a significant role in fruit ripening in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2007;71:309-22 pubmed publisher
..Based on these results, it appears that the hydrolysis of galactose residues in pectic substances is the first event in the ripening process in bell pepper fruit...