ipomoea batatas

Summary

Summary: A plant species of the genus IPOMOEA, family CONVOLVULACEAE. Some cultivars are sweet and edible whereas bitter varieties are a source of SAPONINS. This sweet potato is sometimes referred to as a yam (DIOSCOREA).

Top Publications

  1. Mano H, Ogasawara F, Sato K, Higo H, Minobe Y. Isolation of a regulatory gene of anthocyanin biosynthesis in tuberous roots of purple-fleshed sweet potato. Plant Physiol. 2007;143:1252-68 pubmed
    ..We isolated the novel MYB genes IbMYB1 and IbMYB2s from purple-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam. cv Ayamurasaki)...
  2. Ju J, Yoon H, Park H, Kim M, Shin H, Park K, et al. Anti-obesity and antioxidative effects of purple sweet potato extract in 3T3-L1 adipocytes in vitro. J Med Food. 2011;14:1097-106 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our study shows that PSP extract has antilipogenic, anti-inflammatory, and lipolytic effects on adipocytes and has radical scavenging and reducing activity. ..
  3. Cuellar W, Tairo F, Kreuze J, Valkonen J. Analysis of gene content in sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus RNA1 reveals the presence of the p22 RNA silencing suppressor in only a few isolates: implications for viral evolution and synergism. J Gen Virol. 2008;89:573-82 pubmed publisher
    ..potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV; genus Potyvirus, family Potyviridae) in co-infected sweetpotato plants (Ipomoea batatas), which greatly enhanced SPFMV titres and caused severe sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD)...
  4. Low J, Arimond M, Osman N, Cunguara B, Zano F, Tschirley D. A food-based approach introducing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes increased vitamin A intake and serum retinol concentrations in young children in rural Mozambique. J Nutr. 2007;137:1320-7 pubmed
    ..Integrated promotion of OFSP can complement other approaches and contribute to increases in vitamin A intake and serum retinol concentrations in young children in rural Mozambique and similar areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. ..
  5. Rajapakse S, Nilmalgoda S, Molnar M, Ballard R, Austin D, Bohac J. Phylogenetic relationships of the sweetpotato in Ipomoea series Batatas (Convolvulaceae) based on nuclear beta-amylase gene sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004;30:623-32 pubmed
    Phylogenetic relationships of 13 accessions and a cultivar representing the sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam...
  6. Lalusin A, Nishita K, Kim S, Ohta M, Fujimura T. A new MADS-box gene (IbMADS10) from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) is involved in the accumulation of anthocyanin. Mol Genet Genomics. 2006;275:44-54 pubmed
    A new MADS-box gene designated as IbMADS10 was cloned and its expression was characterized from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cv. Beniazuma...
  7. Bartke N, Fischbeck A, Humpf H. Analysis of sphingolipids in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) by reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS/MS). Mol Nutr Food Res. 2006;50:1201-11 pubmed
    Ceramides and glucocerebrosides of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) were analyzed using RP-HPLC-ESI-MS/MS...
  8. Tugume A, Cuellar W, Mukasa S, Valkonen J. Molecular genetic analysis of virus isolates from wild and cultivated plants demonstrates that East Africa is a hotspot for the evolution and diversification of sweet potato feathery mottle virus. Mol Ecol. 2010;19:3139-56 pubmed publisher
    ..mottle virus (SPFMV, genus Potyvirus) is globally the most common pathogen of cultivated sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas; Convolvulaceae)...
  9. van Heerden P, Laurie R. Effects of prolonged restriction in water supply on photosynthesis, shoot development and storage root yield in sweet potato. Physiol Plant. 2008;134:99-109 pubmed publisher
    ..the paucity of information on the effects of drought stress on photosynthesis and yield in sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.], available reports are also contradictory...

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  1. Fan W, Zhang M, Zhang H, Zhang P. Improved tolerance to various abiotic stresses in transgenic sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) expressing spinach betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e37344 pubmed publisher
    ..stresses are critical delimiters for the increased productivity and cultivation expansion of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), a root crop with worldwide importance...
  2. Tian Q, Konczak I, Schwartz S. Probing anthocyanin profiles in purple sweet potato cell line (Ipomoea batatas L. Cv. Ayamurasaki) by high-performance liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:6503-9 pubmed
    A purple line cell line (PL) generated from the storage root of purple-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) cv...
  3. Chen C, Li S, Lin Y, Hsu C, Shieh M, Liu J. Consumption of purple sweet potato leaves modulates human immune response: T-lymphocyte functions, lytic activity of natural killer cell and antibody production. World J Gastroenterol. 2005;11:5777-81 pubmed
    ..To study the immunological effects of physiological doses of purple sweet potato leaves (PSPL)...
  4. Dilworth L, Omoruyi F, Reid W, Asemota H. Bone and faecal minerals and scanning electron microscopic assessments of femur in rats fed phytic acid extract from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Biometals. 2008;21:133-41 pubmed
    Phytic acid was extracted from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and fed to Wistar rats with or without zinc for 3 weeks. Animals were then sacrificed and bone and faecal minerals were assessed...
  5. Cuellar W, Kreuze J, Rajamäki M, Cruzado K, Untiveros M, Valkonen J. Elimination of antiviral defense by viral RNase III. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:10354-8 pubmed publisher
    Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is an important subsistence and famine reserve crop grown in developing countries where Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV; Closteroviridae), a single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) crinivirus, synergizes ..
  6. Montilla E, Hillebrand S, Butschbach D, Baldermann S, Watanabe N, Winterhalter P. Preparative isolation of anthocyanins from Japanese purple sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) varieties by high-speed countercurrent chromatography. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:9899-904 pubmed publisher
    Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas L.) contain a very complex anthocyanin profile due to the presence of several non-, mono-, and diacylated glucosides of cyanidin and peonidin...
  7. Ahn Y, Kim S, Kim C, Lee J, Kwak S, Lee H. Exogenous sucrose utilization and starch biosynthesis among sweet potato cultivars. Carbohydr Res. 2010;345:55-60 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report on different sucrose contents and the efficiency with which exogenous sucrose switches on gene expression of starch biosynthesis-related genes among cultivars...
  8. Zhang Z, Fan S, Zheng Y, Lu J, Wu D, Shan Q, et al. Purple sweet potato color attenuates oxidative stress and inflammatory response induced by d-galactose in mouse liver. Food Chem Toxicol. 2009;47:496-501 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provided novel insights into the mechanisms of PSPC in the protection of the liver...
  9. Lockwood S, King J, Labonte D. Altering pasting characteristics of sweet potato starches through amino acid additives. J Food Sci. 2008;73:C373-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This study showed that pasting properties of sweet potato starches can be altered by the addition of amino acids...
  10. Tao X, Gu Y, Wang H, Zheng W, Li X, Zhao C, et al. Digital gene expression analysis based on integrated de novo transcriptome assembly of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam]. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36234 pubmed publisher
    Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L. [Lam.]) ranks among the top six most important food crops in the world. It is widely grown throughout the world with high and stable yield, strong adaptability, rich nutrient content, and multiple uses...
  11. Noh S, Lee H, Kim Y, Paek K, Shin J, Bae J. Down-regulation of the IbEXP1 gene enhanced storage root development in sweetpotato. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:129-42 pubmed publisher
    ..SR) was investigated by expression pattern analysis and characterization of IbEXP1-antisense sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas cv. Yulmi) plants in an attempt to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying SR development in sweetpotato...
  12. Luo C, Wang X, Gao G, Wang L, Li Y, Sun C. Identification and quantification of free, conjugate and total phenolic compounds in leaves of 20 sweetpotato cultivars by HPLC-DAD and HPLC-ESI-MS/MS. Food Chem. 2013;141:2697-706 pubmed publisher
  13. Ludvik B, Neuffer B, Pacini G. Efficacy of Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) on diabetes control in type 2 diabetic subjects treated with diet. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:436-40 pubmed
    ..To investigate the tolerability, efficacy, and mode of action of Caiapo, an extract of white sweet potatoes, on metabolic control in type 2 diabetic patients...
  14. Qiu F, Luo J, Yao S, Ma L, Kong L. Preparative isolation and purification of anthocyanins from purple sweet potato by high-speed counter-current chromatography. J Sep Sci. 2009;32:2146-51 pubmed publisher
    ..5%, 95.0%, 97.8%, and 96.3%, respectively, as determined by HPLC. Compound 2 was isolated from purple sweet potato for the first time. The chemical structures of these components were identified by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and ESI-MS(n)...
  15. Yang J, Bi H, Fan W, Zhang M, Wang H, Zhang P. Efficient embryogenic suspension culturing and rapid transformation of a range of elite genotypes of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam.). Plant Sci. 2011;181:701-11 pubmed publisher
    ..transformation was developed using embryogenic suspension cell cultures of elite sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam.) cultivars, including Ayamurasaki, Sushu2, Sushu9, Sushu11, Wanshu1, Xushu18 and Xushu22...
  16. Wang Z, Li J, Luo Z, Huang L, Chen X, Fang B, et al. Characterization and development of EST-derived SSR markers in cultivated sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas). BMC Plant Biol. 2011;11:139 pubmed publisher
    Currently there exists a limited availability of genetic marker resources in sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas), which is hindering genetic research in this species...
  17. Huang G, Lai H, Chang Y, Sheu M, Lu T, Huang S, et al. Antimicrobial, dehydroascorbate reductase, and monodehydroascorbate reductase activities of defensin from sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. 'Tainong 57'] storage roots. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:2989-95 pubmed publisher
    ..SPD1 was also shown to inhibit the growth of both fungi and bacteria. SPD1 is apparently the first reported plant defensin exhibiting DHA and MDA activities in vitro...
  18. Tanaka M, Takahata Y, Nakatani M. Analysis of genes developmentally regulated during storage root formation of sweet potato. J Plant Physiol. 2005;162:91-102 pubmed
    To identify the genes involved in storage root formation of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), we performed a simplified differential display analysis on adventitious roots at different developmental stages of the storage root...
  19. Yuan S, Zhao Y, You Y. [Alkaloids of the hairy roots of Ipomoea batatas Lam]. Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2004;39:818-20 pubmed
    To study the alkaloid constituents of the hairy roots of Ipomoea batatas Lam.
  20. Miyazaki Y, Kusano S, Doi H, Aki O. Effects on immune response of antidiabetic ingredients from white-skinned sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.). Nutrition. 2005;21:358-62 pubmed
    ..The present report describes the effects of antidiabetic ingredients from white-skinned sweet potato (AWSSP) on the immune response of human cells...
  21. Konczak Islam I, Yoshimoto M, Hou D, Terahara N, Yamakawa O. Potential chemopreventive properties of anthocyanin-rich aqueous extracts from in vitro produced tissue of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.). J Agric Food Chem. 2003;51:5916-22 pubmed
    ..Among them, nonacylated cyanidin 3-sophoroside-5-glucoside dominated. It is speculated that the presence of this anthocyanin contributed toward enhanced activities of MM extract...
  22. Wang Z, Fang B, Chen J, Zhang X, Luo Z, Huang L, et al. De novo assembly and characterization of root transcriptome using Illumina paired-end sequencing and development of cSSR markers in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). BMC Genomics. 2010;11:726 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, high throughput transcriptome sequencing is needed to generate enormous transcript sequences from sweet potato root for gene discovery and molecular marker development...
  23. Zhu F, Cai Y, Yang X, Ke J, Corke H. Anthocyanins, hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives, and antioxidant activity in roots of different chinese purple-fleshed sweetpotato genotypes. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:7588-96 pubmed publisher
    ..This study may provide value information for breeding new lines of Chinese purple-fleshed sweetpotato and also for quality control of bioactive components during production and processing...
  24. Paprotka T, Boiteux L, Fonseca M, Resende R, Jeske H, Faria J, et al. Genomic diversity of sweet potato geminiviruses in a Brazilian germplasm bank. Virus Res. 2010;149:224-33 pubmed publisher
    ..The sites of recombination were found in conjunction with predicted hairpin structures. We propose diagnostic routines to screen germplasm bank material for geminiviruses by the rapid and reliable RCA/RFLP as the technique of choice...
  25. Zhang L, Zhao H, Gan M, Jin Y, Gao X, Chen Q, et al. Application of simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) from viscosity reducing of raw sweet potato for bioethanol production at laboratory, pilot and industrial scales. Bioresour Technol. 2011;102:4573-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, sweet potato is a attractive feedstock for be bioethanol production from both the economic standpoints and environmentally friendly...
  26. Chen H, Su C, Lin C, Huang G, Lin Y. Expression of sweet potato cysteine protease SPCP2 altered developmental characteristics and stress responses in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:838-47 pubmed publisher
    ..which encoded a putative papain-like cysteine protease was isolated from senescent leaves of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)...
  27. Kim S, Hamada T. Rapid and reliable method of extracting DNA and RNA from sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas (L). Lam. Biotechnol Lett. 2005;27:1841-5 pubmed
    A quick, simple and reliable method of extracting DNA from sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) has been developed...
  28. Chen H, Huang D, Hou W, Liu J, Lin Y. Molecular cloning and characterization of a granulin-containing cysteine protease SPCP3 from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) senescent leaves. J Plant Physiol. 2006;163:863-76 pubmed
    ..In this report a full-length cDNA, SPCP3, was isolated from senescent leaves of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)...
  29. Ku A, Huang Y, Wang Y, Ma D, Yeh K. IbMADS1 (Ipomoea batatas MADS-box 1 gene) is involved in tuberous root initiation in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Ann Bot. 2008;102:57-67 pubmed publisher
    The tuberization mechanism of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) has long been studied using various approaches...
  30. Kreuze J, Klein I, Lazaro M, Chuquiyuri W, Morgan G, Mejía P, et al. RNA silencing-mediated resistance to a crinivirus (Closteroviridae) in cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) and development of sweet potato virus disease following co-infection with a potyvirus. Mol Plant Pathol. 2008;9:589-98 pubmed publisher
    ..SPCSV; genus Crinivirus, family Closteroviridae) is one of the most important pathogens of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.)...
  31. Zhang S, Ling K. Genetic diversity of sweet potato begomoviruses in the United States and identification of a natural recombinant between sweet potato leaf curl virus and sweet potato leaf curl Georgia virus. Arch Virol. 2011;156:955-68 pubmed publisher
    ..This knowledge about the genetic diversity of begomoviruses infecting sweet potato will likely have a major impact on PCR-based virus detection and on disease management practice through breeding for virus resistance...
  32. Roullier C, Rossel G, Tay D, McKey D, Lebot V. Combining chloroplast and nuclear microsatellites to investigate origin and dispersal of New World sweet potato landraces. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:3963-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Our analysis provides useful tools for rationalizing the conservation and use of sweet potato germplasm collections...
  33. Xu K, He B, Zhou S, Li Y, Zhang Y. Cloning and characterization of the Rubisco activase gene from Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. Mol Biol Rep. 2010;37:661-8 pubmed publisher
    A full-length cDNA of Rubisco activase (IBrcaI) was cloned from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) using Rapid-Amplification of cDNA Ends (RACE). IBrcaI contains a 1,347 bp open reading frame encoding a protein of 439 amino acids...
  34. Xie F, Burklew C, Yang Y, Liu M, Xiao P, Zhang B, et al. De novo sequencing and a comprehensive analysis of purple sweet potato (Impomoea batatas L.) transcriptome. Planta. 2012;236:101-13 pubmed publisher
    ..This study contributes to the molecular mechanisms of sweet potato development and metabolism and therefore that increases the potential utilization of the sweet potato in food nutrition and pharmacy...
  35. Tanaka M, Kato N, Nakayama H, Nakatani M, Takahata Y. Expression of class I knotted1-like homeobox genes in the storage roots of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas). J Plant Physiol. 2008;165:1726-35 pubmed publisher
    ..involvement of class I knotted1-like homeobox (KNOXI) genes in the storage root development of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas), we isolated three KNOXI genes, named Ibkn1, Ibkn2 and Ibkn3, expressed in the storage roots...
  36. Chang W, Chen C, Hu S, Kan N, Chiu C, Liu J. Effect of purple sweet potato leaves consumption on the modulation of the immune response in basketball players during the training period. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16:609-15 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, consumption of a PSPLs diet for 2 weeks can modulate the immune response of basketball players during a training period...
  37. Chen C, Lin Y, Chen C, Hsu C, Shieh M, Liu J. Consumption of purple sweet potato leaves decreases lipid peroxidation and DNA damage in humans. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17:408-14 pubmed
    ..05). In conclusion, our results suggest that polyphenols in 200 g PSPL were bioavailable and could enhance antioxidant defense and decrease oxidative stress in young healthy people...
  38. Kreuze J, Perez A, Untiveros M, Quispe D, Fuentes S, Barker I, et al. Complete viral genome sequence and discovery of novel viruses by deep sequencing of small RNAs: a generic method for diagnosis, discovery and sequencing of viruses. Virology. 2009;388:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The results present a novel approach which cannot only identify known viral pathogens, occurring at extremely low titers, but also novel viruses, without the necessity of any prior knowledge...
  39. Luan Y, Zhang J, Liu D, Li W. Molecular characterization of sweet potato leaf curl virus isolate from China (SPLCV-CN) and its phylogenetic relationship with other members of the Geminiviridae. Virus Genes. 2007;35:379-85 pubmed
    ..The present of AV2 and phylogenic analysis of AC1 suggest that SPLCV is more close to begomoviruses from the Old World but isolates of this virus seems to form a separate subset...
  40. Bovell Benjamin A. Sweet potato: a review of its past, present, and future role in human nutrition. Adv Food Nutr Res. 2007;52:1-59 pubmed
    The overall objective of this chapter is to review the past, present, and future role of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) in human nutrition...
  41. Albuquerque L, Inoue Nagata A, Pinheiro B, Ribeiro S, Resende R, Moriones E, et al. A novel monopartite begomovirus infecting sweet potato in Brazil. Arch Virol. 2011;156:1291-4 pubmed publisher
    ..monopartite begomovirus isolates (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae) present in a single sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) plant collected in São Paulo, Brazil, are presented...
  42. Philpott M, Gould K, Lim C, Ferguson L. In situ and in vitro antioxidant activity of sweetpotato anthocyanins. J Agric Food Chem. 2004;52:1511-3 pubmed
  43. Untiveros M, Fuentes S, Kreuze J. Molecular variability of sweet potato feathery mottle virus and other potyviruses infecting sweet potato in Peru. Arch Virol. 2008;153:473-83 pubmed publisher
    Several potyviruses are found infecting sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in Peru, of which sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV, genus Potyvirus) is the most common. However, sequence data for these viruses are not available from Peru...
  44. Padda M, Picha D. Methodology optimization for quantification of total phenolics and individual phenolic acids in sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) roots. J Food Sci. 2007;72:C412-6 pubmed
    ..5 (70:22:8, v/v/v) gave adequate separation. Among the solvents tested, aqueous mixtures (80:20, solvent:water) of methanol and ethanol provided higher phenolic acid extraction efficiency than the aqueous mixture of acetone...
  45. Park S, Kim Y, Jeong J, Kim C, Lee H, Bang J, et al. Sweetpotato late embryogenesis abundant 14 (IbLEA14) gene influences lignification and increases osmotic- and salt stress-tolerance of transgenic calli. Planta. 2011;233:621-34 pubmed publisher
    ..LEA14) cDNA was isolated from an EST library prepared from dehydration-treated fibrous roots of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)...
  46. Zhang H, Tang J, Liu X, Wang Y, Yu W, Peng W, et al. Hydrogen sulfide promotes root organogenesis in Ipomoea batatas, Salix matsudana and Glycine max. J Integr Plant Biol. 2009;51:1086-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Application of the H(2)S donor to seedling cuttings of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) promoted the number and length of adventitious roots in a dose-dependent manner...
  47. Kim Y, Kim M, Park S, Yang K, Jeong J, Lee H, et al. SCOF-1-expressing transgenic sweetpotato plants show enhanced tolerance to low-temperature stress. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:1436-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Transgenic sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L. cv...
  48. Young G, Chen H, Lin C, Tseng K, Wu J, Juang R. Site-specific phosphorylation of L-form starch phosphorylase by the protein kinase activity from sweet potato roots. Planta. 2006;223:468-78 pubmed
    ..using antibodies against phosphoamino acids, we observed that the purified L-SP from mature sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) roots is phosphorylated...
  49. Napolitano A, Carbone V, Saggese P, Takagaki K, Pizza C. Novel galactolipids from the leaves of Ipomoea batatas L.: characterization by liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization-quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry. J Agric Food Chem. 2007;55:10289-97 pubmed
    Sixteen novel and ten known galactolipids have been isolated and characterized from the leaves of Ipomoea batatas L...
  50. Kim Y, Kim C, Song W, Park D, Kwon S, Lee H, et al. Overexpression of sweetpotato swpa4 peroxidase results in increased hydrogen peroxide production and enhances stress tolerance in tobacco. Planta. 2008;227:867-81 pubmed publisher
    ..We previously described the isolation of 10 POD cDNA clones from cell cultures of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)...
  51. Chen Y, Siems W, Pearce G, Ryan C. Six peptide wound signals derived from a single precursor protein in Ipomoea batatas leaves activate the expression of the defense gene sporamin. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:11469-76 pubmed publisher
    ..HypSys peptides) of 18 amino acids in length, differing only at two residues, was isolated from leaves of Ipomoea batatas, the common sweet potato. One of the peptides represented over 95% of the isolated isopeptides, which, at 2...
  52. Chang W, Chen C, Hu S, Kan N, Chiu C, Liu J. Effect of purple sweet potato leaf consumption on the modulation of the antioxidative status in basketball players during training. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16:455-61 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, consumption of PSPLs diet for 2 weeks may reduce lipid and DNA oxidation that can modulate the antioxidative status of basketball players during training period...
  53. Takenaka M, Nanayama K, Isobe S, Murata M. Changes in caffeic acid derivatives in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) during cooking and processing. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006;70:172-7 pubmed
    ..The content and composition of the phenolic compounds in sweet potatoes differed between fresh and long-stored ones, as did their response to heating...
  54. Kim S, Song W, Kim Y, Kwon S, Lee H, Lee I, et al. Characterization of full-length enriched expressed sequence tags of dehydration-treated white fibrous roots of sweetpotato. BMB Rep. 2009;42:271-6 pubmed
    Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L). Lam.) is relatively tolerant to unfavorable growth conditions such as drought, yet has not been exploited to provide a better understanding of the molecular basis of drought stress tolerance...
  55. Dini I, Tenore G, Dini A. New polyphenol derivative in Ipomoea batatas tubers and its antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:8733-7 pubmed
    ..compounds were isolated by chromatographic methods from methanolic and hydromethanolic extracts of Ipomoea batatas tuber flour...
  56. Wu D, Lu J, Zheng Y, Zhou Z, Shan Q, Ma D. Purple sweet potato color repairs d-galactose-induced spatial learning and memory impairment by regulating the expression of synaptic proteins. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2008;90:19-27 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this study suggested that memory impairment and synaptic protein loss in d-gal-treated mice may be improved by treatment with PSPC...
  57. Noh S, Lee H, Huh E, Huh G, Paek K, Shin J, et al. SRD1 is involved in the auxin-mediated initial thickening growth of storage root by enhancing proliferation of metaxylem and cambium cells in sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas). J Exp Bot. 2010;61:1337-49 pubmed publisher
    A sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas cv. 'Jinhongmi') MADS-box protein cDNA (SRD1) has been isolated from an early stage storage root cDNA library...
  58. Firon N, Labonte D, Villordon A, Kfir Y, Solis J, Lapis E, et al. Transcriptional profiling of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) roots indicates down-regulation of lignin biosynthesis and up-regulation of starch biosynthesis at an early stage of storage root formation. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:460 pubmed publisher
  59. Zhao G, Kan J, Li Z, Chen Z. Characterization and immunostimulatory activity of an (1-->6)-a-D-glucan from the root of Ipomoea batatas. Int Immunopharmacol. 2005;5:1436-45 pubmed
    The polysaccharide PSPP (purified sweet potato polysaccharide), isolated and purified from the roots of Ipomoea batatas, was found to be a glucan with a molecular weight of 53.2 kDa and specific rotation of +115.0 degrees (ca. 0...
  60. Kano M, Takayanagi T, Harada K, Makino K, Ishikawa F. Antioxidative activity of anthocyanins from purple sweet potato, Ipomoera batatas cultivar Ayamurasaki. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2005;69:979-88 pubmed
    ..the antioxidative activity of anthocyanins from an extract of the tuber of purple sweet potato (PSP) (Ipomoea batatas cultivar Ayamurasaki)...
  61. Senthilkumar R, Yeh K. Multiple biological functions of sporamin related to stress tolerance in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam). Biotechnol Adv. 2012;30:1309-17 pubmed publisher
    The initial investigation of the nature of the proteins in the tuber of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) revealed a globulin-designated "ipomoein," which was reported by Jones and Gersdorff, (1931)...
  62. Huang D, Chen H, Hou W, Lin C, Lin Y. Active recombinant thioredoxin h protein with antioxidant activities from sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam Tainong 57) storage roots. J Agric Food Chem. 2004;52:4720-4 pubmed
    ..It was suggested that thioredoxin h might contribute to its antioxidant activities against hydroxyl and peroxyl radicals...
  63. Ludvik B, Hanefeld M, Pacini G. Improved metabolic control by Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) is associated with increased adiponectin and decreased fibrinogen levels in type 2 diabetic subjects. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2008;10:586-92 pubmed
    The extract of the white-skinned sweet potato Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) has been shown to ameliorate glucose control by improving insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...