cuscuta

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family Cuscutaceae. It is a threadlike climbing parasitic plant that is used in DRUGS, CHINESE HERBAL.

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  1. Yen F, Wu T, Lin L, Lin C. Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Cuscuta chinensis against acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;111:123-8 pubmed
    Tu-Si-Zi, the seeds of Cuscuta chinensis Lam. (Convolvulaceae), is a traditional Chinese medicine that is commonly used to nourish and improve the liver and kidney conditions in China and other Asian countries...
  2. Shen H, Hong L, Ye W, Cao H, Wang Z. The influence of the holoparasitic plant Cuscuta campestris on the growth and photosynthesis of its host Mikania micrantha. J Exp Bot. 2007;58:2929-37 pubmed
    The influence of the holoparasite Cuscuta campestris Yuncker on the growth and photosynthesis of Mikania micrantha H.B.K. was studied. The results indicate that C...
  3. McNeal J, Arumugunathan K, Kuehl J, Boore J, dePamphilis C. Systematics and plastid genome evolution of the cryptically photosynthetic parasitic plant genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae). BMC Biol. 2007;5:55 pubmed
    The genus Cuscuta L. (Convolvulaceae), commonly known as dodders, are epiphytic vines that invade the stems of their host with haustorial feeding structures at the points of contact...
  4. Berg S, Krause K, Krupinska K. The rbcL genes of two Cuscuta species, C. gronovii and C. subinclusa, are transcribed by the nuclear-encoded plastid RNA polymerase (NEP). Planta. 2004;219:541-6 pubmed
    Some species of the holoparasitic flowering plant genus Cuscuta, like C. reflexa, have retained a plastid genome that encodes photosynthesis-related gene products as well as the plastid-encoded RNA polymerase (PEP)...
  5. Pal D, Panda C, Sinhababu S, Dutta A, Bhattacharya S. Evaluation of psychopharmacological effects of petroleum ether extract of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. stem in mice. Acta Pol Pharm. 2003;60:481-6 pubmed
    The petroleum ether extract of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. stem (PECR) was evaluated for its psychopharmacological activities in several experimental models using Swiss albino mice...
  6. McNeal J, Kuehl J, Boore J, de Pamphilis C. Complete plastid genome sequences suggest strong selection for retention of photosynthetic genes in the parasitic plant genus Cuscuta. BMC Plant Biol. 2007;7:57 pubmed
    ..We sequenced plastid genomes of two species in the parasitic genus Cuscuta along with a non-parasitic relative, Ipomoea purpurea, to investigate changes in the plastid genome that may ..
  7. Krause K. Piecing together the puzzle of parasitic plant plastome evolution. Planta. 2011;234:647-56 pubmed publisher
    ..An example, which will be discussed in more detail, is the concomitant loss of the intron maturase gene matK and all introns that are supposedly subject to MatK-dependent splicing in two Cuscuta species.
  8. Yen F, Wu T, Lin L, Cham T, Lin C. Nanoparticles formulation of Cuscuta chinensis prevents acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46:1771-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Cuscuta chinensis is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine to nourish the liver and kidney...
  9. Pal D, Mandal M, Senthilkumar G, Padhiari A. Antibacterial activity of Cuscuta reflexa stem and Corchorus olitorius seed. Fitoterapia. 2006;77:589-91 pubmed
    The methanol extracts of Cuscuta reflexa stem and Corchorus olitorius seed showed a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity.

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  1. Runyon J, Mescher M, De Moraes C. Parasitism by Cuscuta pentagona attenuates host plant defenses against insect herbivores. Plant Physiol. 2008;146:987-95 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated how attack by the parasitic plant Cuscuta pentagona impacted tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) defenses against the chewing insect beet armyworm (Spodoptera ..
  2. Revill M, Stanley S, Hibberd J. Plastid genome structure and loss of photosynthetic ability in the parasitic genus Cuscuta. J Exp Bot. 2005;56:2477-86 pubmed
    The genus Cuscuta (dodder) is composed of parasitic plants, some species of which appear to be losing the ability to photosynthesize...
  3. Albert M, Werner M, Proksch P, Fry S, Kaldenhoff R. The cell wall-modifying xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/hydrolase LeXTH1 is expressed during the defence reaction of tomato against the plant parasite Cuscuta reflexa. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2004;6:402-7 pubmed
    ..was used to identify genes, which were induced during the early phases of the interaction between dodder (Cuscuta reflexa), a phanerogamic parasite, and its incompatible host plant tomato...
  4. Vaughn K. Dodder hyphae invade the host: a structural and immunocytochemical characterization. Protoplasma. 2003;220:189-200 pubmed
    Dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) hyphae are unique amongst the parasitic weeds for their ability to apparently grow through the walls of the host plant...
  5. Puustinen S, Koskela T, Mutikainen P. Relatedness affects competitive performance of a parasitic plant (Cuscuta europaea) in multiple infections. J Evol Biol. 2004;17:897-903 pubmed
    ..We examined whether parasite relatedness affects competition between parasitic plants (Cuscuta europaea) that share common host plants (Urtica dioica)...
  6. Albert M, van der Krol S, Kaldenhoff R. Cuscuta reflexa invasion induces Ca release in its host. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2010;12:554-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Cuscuta reflexa induces a variety of reaction in its hosts...
  7. Mazumder U, Gupta M, Pal D, Bhattacharya S. Chemical and toxicological evaluation of methanol extract of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. stem and Corchorus olitorius Linn. seed on hematological parameters and hepatorenal functions in mice. Acta Pol Pharm. 2003;60:317-23 pubmed
    Methanol extract of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. stem (MECR) contain flavonoids (0.2%) and Corchorus olitorius Linn. seed (MECO) was found to contain steroids and cardenolide glycosides...
  8. Krause K, Berg S, Krupinska K. Plastid transcription in the holoparasitic plant genus Cuscuta: parallel loss of the rrn16 PEP-promoter and of the rpoA and rpoB genes coding for the plastid-encoded RNA polymerase. Planta. 2003;216:815-23 pubmed
    The holoparasitic plant genus Cuscuta comprises a range of species whose plastid genomes have different degrees of reductions in their coding capacity. In this study, four Cuscuta species, Cuscuta reflexa, C. gronovii, C...
  9. Bleischwitz M, Albert M, Fuchsbauer H, Kaldenhoff R. Significance of Cuscutain, a cysteine protease from Cuscuta reflexa, in host-parasite interactions. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:227 pubmed publisher
    Plant infestation with parasitic weeds like Cuscuta reflexa induces morphological as well as biochemical changes in the host and the parasite. These modifications could be caused by a change in protein or gene activity...
  10. Stanilova S, Dobreva Z, Slavov E, Miteva L. C3 binding glycoprotein from Cuscuta europea induced different cytokine profiles from human PBMC compared to other plant and bacterial immunomodulators. Int Immunopharmacol. 2005;5:723-34 pubmed
    ..The effect of immunomodulatory C3 binding glycoprotein isolated from Cuscuta europea on the induction of human PBMC cytokine synthesis and the cell viability was investigated...
  11. Gupta M, Mazumder U, Pal D, Bhattacharya S. Onset of puberty and ovarian steroidogenesis following adminstration of methanolic extract of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. stem and Corchorus olitorius Linn. seed in mice. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003;89:55-9 pubmed
    The effect of methanolic extract (ME) of Cuscuta reflexa stem Roxb. and Corchorus olitorius Linn. seed on the onset of reproductive maturity and the ovarian steroidogenesis was studied by means of biochemical techniques...
  12. Birschwilks M, Haupt S, Hofius D, Neumann S. Transfer of phloem-mobile substances from the host plants to the holoparasite Cuscuta sp. J Exp Bot. 2006;57:911-21 pubmed
    ..An open continuity between the host phloem and the Cuscuta phloem via the haustorium was demonstrated in CLSM pictures after application of the phloem-mobile fluorescent ..
  13. Nadler Hassar T, Shaner D, Nissen S, Westra P, Rubin B. Are herbicide-resistant crops the answer to controlling Cuscuta?. Pest Manag Sci. 2009;65:811-6 pubmed publisher
    ..genotypes were used to examine the response of attached Cuscuta campestris Yuncker to glyphosate, imazamox and glufosinate...
  14. Snyder A, Clark B, Robert B, Ruban A, Bungard R. Carotenoid specificity of light-harvesting complex II binding sites. Occurrence of 9-cis-violaxanthin in the neoxanthin-binding site in the parasitic angiosperm Cuscuta reflexa. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:5162-8 pubmed
    The parasitic angiosperm Cuscuta reflexa has a highly unusual carotenoid composition in that it does not contain neoxanthin, an otherwise ubiquitous component of the major light-harvesting complex protein (LHCIIb) in all other higher ..
  15. Li D, Staehelin C, Zhang Y, Peng S. Identification of genes differentially expressed in Mikania micrantha during Cuscuta campestris infection by suppression subtractive hybridization. J Plant Physiol. 2009;166:1423-35 pubmed publisher
    The influence of Cuscuta campestris on its host Mikania micrantha has been studied with respect to biomass accumulation, physiology and ecology. Molecular events of this parasitic plant-plant interaction are poorly understood, however...
  16. Jiang L, Qu F, Li Z, Doohan D. Inter-species protein trafficking endows dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) with a host-specific herbicide-tolerant trait. New Phytol. 2013;198:1017-22 pubmed publisher
    Besides photosynthates, dodder (Cuscuta spp.) acquires phloem-mobile proteins from host; however, whether this could mediate inter-species phenotype transfer was not demonstrated...
  17. Yang H, Shin H, Kang Y, Kim J. Cuscuta chinensis extract promotes osteoblast differentiation and mineralization in human osteoblast-like MG-63 cells. J Med Food. 2009;12:85-92 pubmed publisher
    The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the aqueous extract of To-Sa-Za (TSZ-AE), the seed of Cuscuta chinensis Lam...
  18. David Schwartz R, Runo S, Townsley B, Machuka J, Sinha N. Long-distance transport of mRNA via parenchyma cells and phloem across the host-parasite junction in Cuscuta. New Phytol. 2008;179:1133-41 pubmed publisher
    It has been shown that the parasitic plant dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) establishes a continuous vascular system through which water and nutrients are drawn...
  19. Albert M, Belastegui Macadam X, Kaldenhoff R. An attack of the plant parasite Cuscuta reflexa induces the expression of attAGP, an attachment protein of the host tomato. Plant J. 2006;48:548-56 pubmed publisher
    ..The infection process is initiated by adherence of Cuscuta prehaustoria to the host surface, followed by penetration attempts by hyphae...
  20. Braukmann T, Kuzmina M, Stefanovic S. Plastid genome evolution across the genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae): two clades within subgenus Grammica exhibit extensive gene loss. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:977-89 pubmed publisher
    The genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae, the morning glory family) is one of the most intensely studied lineages of parasitic plants...
  21. Mower J, Stefanovic S, Young G, Palmer J. Plant genetics: gene transfer from parasitic to host plants. Nature. 2004;432:165-6 pubmed
    ..Our findings complement the discovery that genes can be transferred in the opposite direction, from host to parasite plant...
  22. Hartung J, Paul C, Achor D, Brlansky R. Colonization of dodder, Cuscuta indecora, by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' and 'Ca. L. americanus'. Phytopathology. 2010;100:756-62 pubmed publisher
    ..We combined quantitative polymerase chain reaction with electron microscopy to show that only 65% of tendrils of Cuscuta indecora grown on 'Ca. Liberibacter' spp.-infected host plants had detectable levels of the pathogen...
  23. McNeal J, Kuehl J, Boore J, Leebens Mack J, dePamphilis C. Parallel loss of plastid introns and their maturase in the genus Cuscuta. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5982 pubmed publisher
    ..This gene is missing from the plastid genomes of two species in the parasitic plant genus Cuscuta but is found in all other published land plant and streptophyte algal plastid genomes, including that of the ..
  24. Westwood J, Roney J, Khatibi P, Stromberg V. RNA translocation between parasitic plants and their hosts. Pest Manag Sci. 2009;65:533-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The movement of at least 27 mRNAs has been demonstrated between hosts and Cuscuta pentagona Engelm., with the largest proportion of these being regulatory genes...
  25. Jang J, Kim H, Kim Y, Choi Y, Kim B, Shin H, et al. Aqueous fraction from Cuscuta japonica seed suppresses melanin synthesis through inhibition of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway in B16F10 cells. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012;141:338-44 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the inhibitory effect of Cuscuta japonica Choisy seeds on alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (?-MSH)-induced melanogenesis.
  26. Suresh V, Sruthi V, Padmaja B, Asha V. In vitro anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;134:872-7 pubmed publisher
    To determine anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities of Cuscuta reflexa in cell lines (in vitro).
  27. Vaughn K. Attachment of the parasitic weed dodder to the host. Protoplasma. 2002;219:227-37 pubmed
    The parasitic weed dodder (Cuscuta pentagona L.) invades a number of potential host species, but the mechanisms responsible for ensuring tight adhesion to the wide variety of host surfaces have yet to be identified...
  28. Birschwilks M, Sauer N, Scheel D, Neumann S. Arabidopsis thaliana is a susceptible host plant for the holoparasite Cuscuta spec. Planta. 2007;226:1231-41 pubmed
    Arabidopsis thaliana and Cuscuta spec. represent a compatible host-parasite combination. Cuscuta produces a haustorium that penetrates the host tissue...
  29. Funk H, Berg S, Krupinska K, Maier U, Krause K. Complete DNA sequences of the plastid genomes of two parasitic flowering plant species, Cuscuta reflexa and Cuscuta gronovii. BMC Plant Biol. 2007;7:45 pubmed
    The holoparasitic plant genus Cuscuta comprises species with photosynthetic capacity and functional chloroplasts as well as achlorophyllous and intermediate forms with restricted photosynthetic activity and degenerated chloroplasts...
  30. Guerra M, Garcia M. Heterochromatin and rDNA sites distribution in the holocentric chromosomes of Cuscuta approximata Bab. (Convolvulaceae). Genome. 2004;47:134-40 pubmed
    b>Cuscuta is a widely distributed genus of holoparasitic plants. Holocentric chromosomes have been reported only in species of one of its subgenera (Cuscuta subg. Cuscuta)...
  31. Runyon J, Mescher M, De Moraes C. Volatile chemical cues guide host location and host selection by parasitic plants. Science. 2006;313:1964-7 pubmed
    ..Here, we demonstrate that the parasitic plant Cuscuta pentagona (dodder) uses volatile cues for host location...
  32. Yang L, Chen Q, Wang F, Zhang G. Antiosteoporotic compounds from seeds of Cuscuta chinensis. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;135:553-60 pubmed publisher
    The seeds of Cuscuta chinensis (Tu-Si-Zi, TSZ) have long been used for the treatment of osteoporosis in China and some Asian countries. The compounds in TSZ responsible for the antiosteoporotic activity are still poorly understood.
  33. Stefanovic S, Olmstead R. Down the slippery slope: plastid genome evolution in Convolvulaceae. J Mol Evol. 2005;61:292-305 pubmed
    b>Cuscuta (dodder) is the only parasitic genus found in Convolvulaceae (morning-glory family)...
  34. Alakonya A, Kumar R, Koenig D, Kimura S, Townsley B, Runo S, et al. Interspecific RNA interference of SHOOT MERISTEMLESS-like disrupts Cuscuta pentagona plant parasitism. Plant Cell. 2012;24:3153-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we examine the development and subsequent establishment of haustorial connections by the parasite dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants...
  35. Tanruean K, Poolprasert P, Kumla J, Suwannarach N, Lumyong S. Bioactive compounds content and their biological properties of acetone extract of Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. grown on various host plants. Nat Prod Res. 2017;:1-4 pubmed publisher
    ..is aimed to evaluate the total phenolic and flavonoid contents, and free phenolic compounds of acetone extract of Cuscuta reflexa grown on five different hosts: Coccinia grandis, Ficus racemosa, Samanea saman, Streblus asper and ..
  36. Krause K, Johnsen H, Pielach A, Lund L, Fischer K, Rose J. Identification of tomato introgression lines with enhanced susceptibility or resistance to infection by parasitic giant dodder (Cuscuta reflexa). Physiol Plant. 2018;162:205-218 pubmed publisher
    The parasitic flowering plant genus Cuscuta (dodder) is a parasitic weed that infects many important crops...
  37. Yang X, Ding C, Zhang Y, Yan Z, Du J. [Protection of extract from Cuscuta japonica on human sperm acrosome and ultrastructure]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2006;31:422-5 pubmed
    ..damage of active oxygen (ROS) to human sperm acrosome and ultrastructure, and study the function mechanism about Cuscuta japonica treating male's infertility and asthenoospermia...
  38. Hozumi A, Bera S, Fujiwara D, Obayashi T, Yokoyama R, Nishitani K, et al. Arabinogalactan Proteins Accumulate in the Cell Walls of Searching Hyphae of the Stem Parasitic Plants, Cuscuta campestris and Cuscuta japonica. Plant Cell Physiol. 2017;58:1868-1877 pubmed publisher
    Stem parasitic plants (Cuscuta spp.) develop a specialized organ called a haustorium to penetrate their hosts' stem tissues...
  39. Sudam V, Potnuri A, Subhashini N. Syk - GTP RAC-1 mediated immune-stimulatory effect of Cuscuta epithymum, Ipomoea batata and Euphorbia hirta plant extracts. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017;96:742-749 pubmed publisher
    ..medicines in therapeutic scenario, the present study was carried out to analyse the immuno-stimulatory effect of Cuscuta epithymum, Ipomoea batata and Euphorbia hirta using in-vitro and in-vivo rodent experimental models...
  40. Tjiurutue M, Sandler H, Kersch Becker M, Theis N, Adler L. Cranberry Resistance to Dodder Parasitism: Induced Chemical Defenses and Behavior of a Parasitic Plant. J Chem Ecol. 2016;42:95-106 pubmed publisher
    ..For example, parasitic dodder (Cuscuta spp.) can cause up to 80-100 % yield loss in heavily infested cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) patches...
  41. Movassaghi M, Hassannejad S. EASTERN DODDER (CUSCUTA MONOGYNA VAHL.) SEED GERMINATION AFFECTED BY SOME HERBACEOUS DISTILLATES. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci. 2015;80:273-7 pubmed
    Eastern dodder (Cuscuta monogyna Vahl.) is one of the noxious parasitic weeds that infected many ornamental trees in green spaces and gardens. Our purpose is to find natural inhibitors for prevention of its seed germination...
  42. Feldman T, Morsy M, Roossinck M. Are communities of microbial symbionts more diverse than communities of macrobial hosts?. Fungal Biol. 2012;116:465-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Specifically, we sampled viruses from fungi associated with a parasitic plant (Cuscuta cuspidata) and its most frequent host plant (Ambrosia psilostachya) in a tallgrass prairie habitat in Oklahoma...
  43. Ma H, You Z, Liu H, Song C, Mai Z. [Effect of TFCC on proliferation of the first trimester human cytotrophoblast and its possible signal transduction pathway]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2009;32:939-43 pubmed
    To investigate the effect of total flavones from Cuscuta chinens is (TFCC) on proliferation of the first trimester human cytotrophoblast and its possible signal transduction pathway...
  44. Nowak B, Matuszewska A, Nikodem A, Filipiak J, Landwójtowicz M, Sadanowicz E, et al. Oral administration of kaempferol inhibits bone loss in rat model of ovariectomy-induced osteopenia. Pharmacol Rep. 2017;69:1113-1119 pubmed publisher
    ..Kaempferol, isolated from seeds of Cuscuta chinensis, is an active flavonoid inhibiting in vitro osteoclast activity...
  45. Lin H, Lin J, Lu N, Lin J. [Study of quality control on Cuscuta chinensis and C. australia]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2007;30:1446-9 pubmed
    ..chineasis than in C. australia. The contents of kaempferol and isorhamnetin are lower in C. chinensis than in C. australia. The hosts influence flavones content of C. chinensis and C. australia. ..
  46. Ibrahim M, Rehman K, Hussain I, Farooq T, Ali B, Majeed I, et al. Ethnopharmacological Investigations of Phytochemical Constituents Isolated from the Genus Cuscuta. Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2017;27:113-150 pubmed publisher
    The genus Cuscuta, of the family Cuscutaceae, is present in plants and has been traditionally used medicinally against many diseases and conditions, notably depression, mental illness, headache, spleen disease, jaundice, diabetes ..
  47. Xiong C, Hu Z, Tu Y, Liu H, Wang P, Zhao M, et al. ITS2 barcoding DNA region combined with high resolution melting (HRM) analysis of Hyoscyami Semen, the mature seed of Hyoscyamus niger. Chin J Nat Med. 2016;14:898-903 pubmed publisher
    ..Br., Cuscuta australis R. Br., Cuscuta chinensis Lam., and Impatiens balsamina L...
  48. Ozegbe P, Omirinde J. Comparative morphophysiological evaluation of the testis of adult Wistar rats fed low protein-energy diet and dosed with aqueous extracts of Cuscuta australis. Niger J Physiol Sci. 2012;27:149-55 pubmed
    b>Cuscuta australis (C. australis) seed and stem are historically used by the local population as dietary supplement for the management of infertility...
  49. Lin M, Yu Y, Chen K, Chang W, Lee M, Yang M, et al. Kaempferol from Semen cuscutae attenuates the immune function of dendritic cells. Immunobiology. 2011;216:1103-9 pubmed publisher
  50. Ma H, You Z, Wang X. [Effect of total flavones from Cuscuta chinensis on expression of Fas/FasL, PCNA and HB-EGF in SD rats model with bromocriptine-induced abortion]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2008;31:1706-9 pubmed
    To explore the effect of total flavones from cuscuta chinensis (TFCC) on expression of Fas, PCNA and HB-EGF in SD rats model with bromocriptine-induced abortion...
  51. Li C, Luo H, Wang S, Zhai Y, Tian S, Zhang D. [Optimization of processing technology for semen cuscuta by uniform and regression analysis]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2011;34:199-202 pubmed
    To optimize the best preparation technology for the contains of total flavornoids, polysaccharides, the percentage of water and alcohol-soluble components in Semen Cuscuta herb processing.
  52. Runyon J, Mescher M, De Moraes C. Plant defenses against parasitic plants show similarities to those induced by herbivores and pathogens. Plant Signal Behav. 2010;5:929-31 pubmed
    ..SA), and a hypersensitive-like response (HLR)--also occur in tomato plants upon attack by the parasitic plant Cuscuta pentagona (field dodder)...
  53. Grabher P, Durieu E, Kouloura E, Halabalaki M, Skaltsounis L, Meijer L, et al. Library-based discovery of DYRK1A/CLK1 inhibitors from natural product extracts. Planta Med. 2012;78:951-6 pubmed publisher
    ..022 µM) from Peganum harmala, emodin (3, IC?? 4.2 µM) from Cassia nigricans, kaempferol (4, IC?? 0.91 µM) from Cuscuta chinensis, and 3,8-di-O-methylherbacetin (11, IC?? 8.6 µM), 3,3',4'-tri-O-methylmyricetin (12, IC?? 7...
  54. Runyon J, Mescher M, Felton G, De Moraes C. Parasitism by Cuscuta pentagona sequentially induces JA and SA defence pathways in tomato. Plant Cell Environ. 2010;33:290-303 pubmed publisher
    ..We measured phytohormones and C(18) fatty acids in tomato attacked by the parasitic plant Cuscuta pentagona, and used transgenic and mutant plants to explore the roles of the defence-related phytohormones ..
  55. Hayes M, Hanson M. High conservation of a 5' element required for RNA editing of a C target in chloroplast psbE transcripts. J Mol Evol. 2008;67:233-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Putative editing cis-elements were uncovered in the 5' UTRs near editing sites psbL C2 and ndhD C2...
  56. He X, Yang W, Meng A, He W, Guo D, Ye M. Two new lignan glycosides from the seeds of Cuscuta chinensis. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2010;12:934-9 pubmed publisher
    ..cuscutoside D, 2), were isolated from the seeds of Cuscuta chinensis Lam...
  57. Li D, Wang L, Yang X, Zhang G, Chen L. Proteomic analysis of blue light-induced twining response in Cuscuta australis. Plant Mol Biol. 2010;72:205-13 pubmed publisher
    The parasitic plant Cuscuta australis (dodder) invades a variety of species by entwining the stem and leaves of a host and developing haustoria...
  58. Švubová R, Ovecka M, Pavlovic A, Slováková L, Blehová A. Cuscuta europaea plastid apparatus in various developmental stages: localization of THF1 protein. Plant Signal Behav. 2013;8:e24037 pubmed publisher
    It was generally accepted that Cuscuta europaea is mostly adapted to a parasitic lifestyle with no detectable levels of chlorophylls. We found out relatively high level of chlorophylls (Chls a+b) in young developmental stages of dodder...
  59. Kang J, Li X, Geng J, Han L, Tang J, Jin Y, et al. Determination of hyperin in seed of Cuscuta chinensis Lam. by enhanced chemiluminescence of CdTe quantum dots on calcein/K3Fe(CN)6 system. Food Chem. 2012;134:2383-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The proposed method was applied to the determination of hyperin in seed of Cuscuta chinensis Lam. and the results obtained were satisfactory.
  60. Qin X, Yang S, Kepsel A, Schwartz S, Zeevaart J. Evidence for abscisic acid biosynthesis in Cuscuta reflexa, a parasitic plant lacking neoxanthin. Plant Physiol. 2008;147:816-22 pubmed publisher
    ..The parasitic angiosperm Cuscuta reflexa lacks neoxanthin, one of the common precursors of ABA in all higher plants. Thus, is C...
  61. Ye M, Yan Y, Guo D. Characterization of phenolic compounds in the Chinese herbal drug Tu-Si-Zi by liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2005;19:1469-84 pubmed
    ..are the major bioactive constituents of the Chinese herbal drug Tu-Si-Zi, which is prepared from the seeds of Cuscuta chinensis. However, seeds of C. australis also are offered under the name of this drug in the herb market...
  62. Srivastava S, Tripathi R, Dwivedi U. Synthesis of phytochelatins and modulation of antioxidants in response to cadmium stress in Cuscuta reflexa--an angiospermic parasite. J Plant Physiol. 2004;161:665-74 pubmed
    ..reductase, level of glutathione and phytochelatin synthesis was investigated in callus and seedlings of Cuscuta reflexa. A time, concentration and tissue dependent response of Cd was observed...
  63. Wang J, Wang M, Ou Y, Wu Q. [Effects of flavonoids from semen Cuscutae on changes of beta-EP in hypothalamuses and FSH and LH in anterior pituitaries in female rats exposed to psychologic stress]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2002;25:886-8 pubmed
    ..To study the mechanism of flavonoids from Semen Cuscutae (FSC) improving the ovarian endocrine functions...
  64. Ma H, You Z, Wang R. [Effect of total flavones from Cuscuta chinensis on expression of Th type-1/Th type-2 cytokines, serum P and PR in abortion rats model]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2008;31:1201-4 pubmed
    ..To study the effect of TFCC on expression of Th type-1/Th type-2 cytokines and PR in rats abortion model, and observe the changes of serum P and PRL...
  65. Abutarbush S. Alfalfa dodder (Cuscuta campestris) toxicity in horses: clinical, haematological and serum biochemical findings. Vet Rec. 2013;173:95 pubmed publisher
    ..is to describe clinical, haematological and serum biochemical findings of horses affected with alfalfa dodder (Cuscuta campestris) toxicity...
  66. Zhen G, Jiang B, Bao Y, Li D, An L. [The protect effect of flavonoids from Cuscuta chinensis in PC12 cells from damage induced by H2O2]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2006;29:1051-5 pubmed
    To study the protective effects of flavonoids from Cuscuta chinensis (CF) on oxidative stress in cultured PC12 cells and investigate the mechanism of the effects.
  67. Piao Y, Liang X, Yang N, Yin D, Zuo P. [Effect of Tujian decoction on protein kinase C activity in renal cortex in diabetic rat]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2004;29:685-9 pubmed
    ..To investigate influence of administration of Tujian decoction (Chinese herbal medicine) on protein kinase C (PKC) activity, renal function and structure in diabetic rat kidney...
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