Experts and Doctors on seeds in Chicago, Illinois, United States


Locale: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Topic: seeds

Top Publications

  1. Su B, Chang L, Park E, Cuendet M, Santarsiero B, Mesecar A, et al. Bioactive constituents of the seeds of Brucea javanica. Planta Med. 2002;68:730-3 pubmed
  2. Shao Z, Vanden Hoek T, Li C, Schumacker P, Becker L, Chan K, et al. Synergistic effect of Scutellaria baicalensis and grape seed proanthocyanidins on scavenging reactive oxygen species in vitro. Am J Chin Med. 2004;32:89-95 pubmed
    ..This has the advantage of avoiding possible side effects that may arise when higher doses of a single herb are used in an attempt to achieve a maximum degree of antioxidant activity...
  3. Aguiar T, Vidal C, Phansalkar R, Todorova I, Napolitano J, McAlpine J, et al. Dentin biomodification potential depends on polyphenol source. J Dent Res. 2014;93:417-22 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings provide clear evidence that the dentin bioactivities of PACs are source dependent, resulting from a combination of concentration and specific chemical constitution of the complex PAC mixtures. ..
  4. Su B, Cuendet M, Farnsworth N, Fong H, Pezzuto J, Kinghorn A. Activity-guided fractionation of the seeds of Ziziphus jujuba using a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitory assay. Planta Med. 2002;68:1125-8 pubmed
    ..All isolates as well as pure linoleic, oleic and stearic acids were evaluated for their inhibitory effects against both cyclooxygenases-1 (COX-1) and -2 (COX-2)...
  5. Lu H, Gorman E, McKnight T. Molecular characterization of two anthranilate synthase alpha subunit genes in Camptotheca acuminata. Planta. 2005;221:352-60 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that CaASA1, rather than CaASA2, is responsible for synthesizing precursors for CPT biosynthesis in Camptotheca and that the early indole pathway and CPT biosynthesis are coordinately regulated...
  6. Wu C. Grape products and oral health. J Nutr. 2009;139:1818S-23S pubmed publisher
    ..Raisins represent a healthy alternative to the commonly consumed sugary snack foods. ..
  7. Howe H, Urincho Pantaleon Y, de la Peña Domene M, Martínez Garza C. Early seed fall and seedling emergence: precursors to tropical restoration. Oecologia. 2010;164:731-40 pubmed publisher
  8. Warpeha K, Park Y, Williamson P. Susceptibility of intact germinating Arabidopsis thaliana to human fungal pathogens Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013;79:2979-88 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, an important role of laccase in plant as well as human virulence may suggest mechanisms for laccase retention and optimization during evolution of this fungal pathogen. ..
  9. Jaja Chimedza A, Graf B, Simmler C, Kim Y, Kuhn P, Pauli G, et al. Biochemical characterization and anti-inflammatory properties of an isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182658 pubmed publisher

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  1. Lapik Y, Kaufman L. The Arabidopsis cupin domain protein AtPirin1 interacts with the G protein alpha-subunit GPA1 and regulates seed germination and early seedling development. Plant Cell. 2003;15:1578-90 pubmed
    ..These data indicate that AtPirin1 likely functions immediately downstream of GPA1 in regulating seed germination and early seedling development. ..
  2. Cordeiro N, Howe H. Forest fragmentation severs mutualism between seed dispersers and an endemic African tree. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:14052-6 pubmed
    ..We provide solid evidence that deficient dispersal due to habitat fragmentation seriously impacts the reproductive cycle of a tropical bird-dispersed tree...
  3. Song J, Lu H, Greenberg J. Divergent roles in Arabidopsis thaliana development and defense of two homologous genes, aberrant growth and death2 and AGD2-LIKE DEFENSE RESPONSE PROTEIN1, encoding novel aminotransferases. Plant Cell. 2004;16:353-66 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that AGD2 synthesizes an important amino acid-derived molecule that promotes development and suppresses defenses, whereas ALD1 generates a related amino acid-derived molecule important for activating defense signaling...
  4. Warpeha K, Upadhyay S, Yeh J, Adamiak J, Hawkins S, Lapik Y, et al. The GCR1, GPA1, PRN1, NF-Y signal chain mediates both blue light and abscisic acid responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2007;143:1590-600 pubmed
    ..We also demonstrate that this mechanism is present in imbibed seeds wherein it affects germination rate. ..