jatropha

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE. Members contain jatrophone and other diterpenes.

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  1. Lin J, Yan F, Tang L, Chen F. Antitumor effects of curcin from seeds of Jatropha curcas. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2003;24:241-6 pubmed
    To study the antitumor effects of curcin from Jatropha curcas. Antitumor activity of curcin was tested by MTT assay. The N-glycosidase activity of curcin was determined by characterization of R-fragment in gel...
  2. Luo M, Yang X, Liu W, Xu Y, Huang P, Yan F, et al. Expression, purification and anti-tumor activity of curcin. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2006;38:663-8 pubmed
    Curcin, purified from the seeds of Jatropha curcas, can be used as a cell-killing agent. Understanding the anti-tumor activity of the recombinant protein of curcin is important for its application in clinical medicine...
  3. Mujumdar A, Misar A. Anti-inflammatory activity of Jatropha curcas roots in mice and rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004;90:11-5 pubmed
    Anti-inflammatory activity of topical application of Jatropha curcas L...
  4. Thomas R, Sah N, Sharma P. Therapeutic biology of Jatropha curcas: a mini review. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2008;9:315-24 pubmed
    b>Jatropha curcas is a drought resistant, perennial plant that grows even in the marginal and poor soil. Raising Jatropha is easy. It keeps producing seeds for many years...
  5. Sato S, Hirakawa H, Isobe S, Fukai E, Watanabe A, Kato M, et al. Sequence analysis of the genome of an oil-bearing tree, Jatropha curcas L. DNA Res. 2011;18:65-76 pubmed publisher
    The whole genome of Jatropha curcas was sequenced, using a combination of the conventional Sanger method and new-generation multiplex sequencing methods...
  6. Eswaran N, Parameswaran S, Sathram B, Anantharaman B, Kumar G R, Tangirala S. Yeast functional screen to identify genetic determinants capable of conferring abiotic stress tolerance in Jatropha curcas. BMC Biotechnol. 2010;10:23 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Jatropha curcas (Physic nut) has been identified as a potential source of biodiesel plant...
  7. Jiang L, Fang Z, Guo F, Yang L. Production of 2,3-butanediol from acid hydrolysates of Jatropha hulls with Klebsiella oxytoca. Bioresour Technol. 2012;107:405-10 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha hulls were successfully for the first time used as raw materials for the production of 2,3-butanediol via dilute sulfuric acid hydrolysis and fermentation with Klebsiella oxytoca...
  8. Qin W, Ming Xing H, Ying X, Xin Shen Z, Fang C. Expression of a ribosome inactivating protein (curcin 2) in Jatropha curcas is induced by stress. J Biosci. 2005;30:351-7 pubmed
    The open reading frame (ORF) encoding curcin 2 was cloned from total genomic and cDNA of Jatropha curcas leaves, which were treated by drought, temperature stress and fungal infection, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse ..
  9. Ye J, Qu J, Bui H, Chua N. Rapid analysis of Jatropha curcas gene functions by virus-induced gene silencing. Plant Biotechnol J. 2009;7:964-76 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas L. is a small, woody tree of the Euphorbiaceae family. This plant can grow on marginal land in the tropical and subtropical regions and produces seeds containing up to 30% oil...

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  1. Li Z, Lin B, Zhao X, Sagisaka M, Shibazaki R. System approach for evaluating the potential yield and plantation of Jatropha curcas L. on a global scale. Environ Sci Technol. 2010;44:2204-9 pubmed publisher
    Many Jatropha curcas Linnaeus (JCL) plantations have been established in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide...
  2. Omar S, Fu Q, Chen M, Wang G, Song S, Elsheery N, et al. Identification and expression analysis of two small heat shock protein cDNAs from developing seeds of biodiesel feedstock plant Jatropha curcas. Plant Sci. 2011;181:632-7 pubmed publisher
    ..and JcHSP-2, were identified and characterized from developing seeds of a promising biodiesel feedstock plant Jatropha curcas by expressed sequence tag (EST) sequencing of embryo cDNA libraries and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (..
  3. Dhakshanamoorthy D, Selvaraj R, Chidambaram A. Induced mutagenesis in Jatropha curcas L. using gamma rays and detection of DNA polymorphism through RAPD marker. C R Biol. 2011;334:24-30 pubmed publisher
    ..control, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 Kr) of gamma irradiation on seed germination, flowering, fruit and seed traits of Jatropha curcas and to identify DNA polymorphism among the mutants through a Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) ..
  4. Lima Neto M, Lobo A, Martins M, Fontenele A, Silveira J. Dissipation of excess photosynthetic energy contributes to salinity tolerance: a comparative study of salt-tolerant Ricinus communis and salt-sensitive Jatropha curcas. J Plant Physiol. 2014;171:23-30 pubmed publisher
    ..were assessed using two species that exhibit contrasting responses to salinity, Ricinus communis (tolerant) and Jatropha curcas (sensitive). The salt tolerance of R...
  5. Li C, Devappa R, Liu J, Lv J, Makkar H, Becker K. Toxicity of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010;48:620-5 pubmed publisher
    Phorbol esters are the main toxins in Jatropha curcas seed and oil. The aim of this study was to assess the acute toxicity of phorbol esters given by intragastric administration and to determine the LD50 for Swiss Hauschka mice...
  6. Makkar H, Becker K. Are Jatropha curcas phorbol esters degraded by rumen microbes?. J Sci Food Agric. 2010;90:1562-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas, a non-edible oil plant, is being promoted as a biofuel plant in a number of countries in tropical and subtropical regions. The kernel meal left after extraction of the oil is a potentially protein-rich feed ingredient...
  7. Nuchsuk C, Wetprasit N, Roytrakul S, Choowongkomon K, T Thienprasert N, Yokthongwattana C, et al. Bioactivities of Jc-SCRIP, a type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein from Jatropha curcas seed coat. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2013;82:453-62 pubmed publisher
    In this study, a type 1 RIP, designated as Jc-SCRIP, was first isolated from the seed coat of Jatropha curcas Linn. It was purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation and chromatography on DEAE-Sephacel™ and CM-cellulose columns...
  8. Díaz López L, Gimeno V, Lidón V, Simón I, Martinez V, García Sánchez F. The tolerance of Jatropha curcas seedlings to NaCl: an ecophysiological analysis. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2012;54:34-42 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas L. is a biodiesel crop that is resistant to drought stress. However, the salt tolerance of this plant has not yet been studied. To address this question, J...
  9. Fairless D. Biofuel: the little shrub that could--maybe. Nature. 2007;449:652-5 pubmed
  10. Devappa R, Makkar H, Becker K. Nutritional, biochemical, and pharmaceutical potential of proteins and peptides from jatropha: review. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:6543-55 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Jatropha seeds have potential to fit these roles in view of their multipurpose uses, broad climatic adaptability features, ..
  11. Xie W, Gao S, Wang S, Zhu J, Xu Y, Tang L, et al. Cloning and expression analysis of carboxyltransferase of acetyl-coA carboxylase from Jatropha curcas. Z Naturforsch C. 2010;65:103-8 pubmed
    A full-length cDNA of the carboxyltransferase (accA) gene of acetyl-coenzym A (acetyl-CoA) carboxylase from Jatropha curcas was cloned and sequenced...
  12. Hosamani K, Katagi K. Characterization and structure elucidation of 12-hydroxyoctadec-cis-9-enoic acid in Jatropha gossypifolia and Hevea brasiliensis seed oils: a rich source of hydroxy fatty acid. Chem Phys Lipids. 2008;152:9-12 pubmed
    ..b>Jatropha gossypifolia and Hevea brasiliensis seed oils were found to contain 18.5% and 18...
  13. Annarao S, Sidhu O, Roy R, Tuli R, Khetrapal C. Lipid profiling of developing Jatropha curcas L. seeds using (1)H NMR spectroscopy. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:9032-5 pubmed publisher
    Seed development in Jatropha curcas L. was studied with respect to phenology, oil content, lipid profile and concentration of sterols...
  14. Sujatha M, Reddy T, Mahasi M. Role of biotechnological interventions in the improvement of castor (Ricinus communis L.) and Jatropha curcas L. Biotechnol Adv. 2008;26:424-35 pubmed publisher
    Castor and Jatropha belong to the Euphorbiaceae family. This review highlights the role of biotechnological tools in the genetic improvement of castor and jatropha...
  15. Kumar G, Eswaran N, Johnson T. Isolation of high-quality RNA from various tissues of Jatropha curcas for downstream applications. Anal Biochem. 2011;413:63-5 pubmed publisher
    A method for isolating transcriptionally active RNA for downstream applications from diverse tissues of Jatropha curcas, a plant rich in latex, lipids, waxes, polysaccharide, polyphenols, and secondary metabolites, is described...
  16. Chomchai C, Kriengsunthornkij W, Sirisamut T, Nimsomboon T, Rungrueng W, Silpasupagornwong U. Toxicity from ingestion of Jatropha curcas ('saboo dum') seeds in Thai children. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2011;42:946-50 pubmed
    b>Jatropha curcas is widely cultivated in Thailand, the seeds of which yield high quality oil used for biodiesel production...
  17. Xiong W, Xu X, Zhang L, Wu P, Chen Y, Li M, et al. Genome-wide analysis of the WRKY gene family in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.). Gene. 2013;524:124-32 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified a total of 58 WRKY genes (JcWRKY) in the genome of the physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.)...
  18. Popluechai S, Froissard M, Jolivet P, Breviario D, Gatehouse A, O Donnell A, et al. Jatropha curcas oil body proteome and oleosins: L-form JcOle3 as a potential phylogenetic marker. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:352-6 pubmed publisher
    The seed oil of Jatropha curcas has been proposed as a source of biodiesel. In plants, seed oil is stored in subcellular organelles called oil bodies (OBs), which are stabilized by proteins. Proteome composition of the J...
  19. Yi C, Zhang S, Liu X, Bui H, Hong Y. Does epigenetic polymorphism contribute to phenotypic variances in Jatropha curcas L.?. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:259 pubmed publisher
    There is a growing interest in Jatropha curcas L. (jatropha) as a biodiesel feedstock plant. Variations in its morphology and seed productivity have been well documented...
  20. Abdulla R, Chan E, Ravindra P. Biodiesel production from Jatropha curcas: a critical review. Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2011;31:53-64 pubmed publisher
    ..With the recent debates on "food versus fuel," non-edible oils, such as Jatropha curcas, are emerging as one of the main contenders for biodiesel production...
  21. Shrivastav A, Mishra S, Shethia B, Pancha I, Jain D, Mishra S. Isolation of promising bacterial strains from soil and marine environment for polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production utilizing Jatropha biodiesel byproduct. Int J Biol Macromol. 2010;47:283-7 pubmed publisher
    ..PHA production cost is carbon substrate cost, therefore it is desirable to produce PHA from waste/byproducts like Jatropha biodiesel byproducts...
  22. Wu P, Li J, Wei Q, Zeng L, Chen Y, Li M, et al. Cloning and functional characterization of an acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase (JcFATB1) from Jatropha curcas. Tree Physiol. 2009;29:1299-305 pubmed publisher
    ..1.2.14), named JcFATB1, was isolated from the woody oil plant Jatropha curcas L...
  23. Mulpuri S, Muddanuru T, Francis G. Start codon targeted (SCoT) polymorphism in toxic and non-toxic accessions of Jatropha curcas L. and development of a codominant SCAR marker. Plant Sci. 2013;207:117-27 pubmed publisher
    Thirty six start codon targeted (SCoT) primers were used for characterization of 48 accessions of Jatropha curcas from different countries and include material with genetic variation for levels of phorbol esters, yield, seed oil content, ..
  24. Ravindranath N, Reddy M, Mahender G, Ramu R, Kumar K, Das B. Deoxypreussomerins from Jatropha curcas: are they also plant metabolites?. Phytochemistry. 2004;65:2387-90 pubmed
    Three deoxypreussomerins, palmarumycins CP1, JC1 and JC2, have been isolated from a collection of the stems of Jatropha curcas. The second and third compounds are antibacterial constituents which were characterized from spectral evidence...
  25. Oshima M, Gu Y, Tsukada S. Effects of Lepidium meyenii Walp and Jatropha macrantha on blood levels of estradiol-17 beta, progesterone, testosterone and the rate of embryo implantation in mice. J Vet Med Sci. 2003;65:1145-6 pubmed
    The effects of two Peruvian folk medicines, Lepidium meyenii Walp and Jatropha macrantha, on mouse sex steroid hormones and embryo implantation were investigated. Progesterone levels increased significantly in mice that received L...
  26. Liu H, Liu Y, Yang M, Shen S. A comparative analysis of embryo and endosperm proteome from seeds of Jatropha curcas. J Integr Plant Biol. 2009;51:850-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas is an important economic plant for biodiesel, which is extracted mainly from the endosperm of its mature seeds...
  27. Qin X, Zheng X, Shao C, Gao J, Jiang L, Zhu X, et al. Stress-induced curcin-L promoter in leaves of Jatropha curcas L. and characterization in transgenic tobacco. Planta. 2009;230:387-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Curcin-L was a type I RIP found in Jatropha curcas L....
  28. Dani K, Hatti K, Ravikumar P, Kush A. Structural and functional analyses of a saturated acyl ACP thioesterase, type B from immature seed tissue of Jatropha curcas. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2011;13:453-61 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, a thioesterase cDNA isolated from immature seed tissues of Jatropha curcas was found to be type B and specific to stearoyl acyl ACP when expressed in E...
  29. Ramkat R, Calari A, Maghuly F, Laimer M. Biotechnological approaches to determine the impact of viruses in the energy crop plant Jatropha curcas. Virol J. 2011;8:386 pubmed publisher
    Geminiviruses infect a wide range of plant species including Jatropha and cassava both belonging to family Euphorbiaceae...
  30. Costa G, Cardoso K, Del Bem L, Lima A, Cunha M, de Campos Leite L, et al. Transcriptome analysis of the oil-rich seed of the bioenergy crop Jatropha curcas L. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:462 pubmed publisher
    ..As a non-food, drought-resistant and oil-rich crop, Jatropha curcas L. fulfils many of the requirements for biofuel production.
  31. Joshi C, Mathur P, Khare S. Degradation of phorbol esters by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PseA during solid-state fermentation of deoiled Jatropha curcas seed cake. Bioresour Technol. 2011;102:4815-9 pubmed publisher
    Large amount of seed cake is generated as by-product during biodiesel production from Jatropha seeds. Presence of toxic phorbol esters restricts its utilization as livestock feed...
  32. He W, King A, Khan M, Cuevas J, Ramiaramanana D, Graham I. Analysis of seed phorbol-ester and curcin content together with genetic diversity in multiple provenances of Jatropha curcas L. from Madagascar and Mexico. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:1183-90 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas L. has been promoted as an oilseed crop for use to meet the increased world demand for vegetable oil production, and in particular, as a feedstock for biodiesel production...
  33. Osoniyi O, Onajobi F. Coagulant and anticoagulant activities in Jatropha curcas latex. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003;89:101-5 pubmed
    b>Jatropha curcas Linn. (Euphorbiaceae), a medicinal plant commonly grown in the Tropics, is traditionally used as a haemostatic...
  34. Kumar G, Yadav S, Thawale P, Singh S, Juwarkar A. Growth of Jatropha curcas on heavy metal contaminated soil amended with industrial wastes and Azotobacter. A greenhouse study. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:2078-82 pubmed
    ..wastes (biosludge and dairy sludge) and biofertilizer (Azotobacter chroococcum) on the planting conditions of Jatropha curcas in metal contaminated soils...
  35. Tang M, Sun J, Liu Y, Chen F, Shen S. Isolation and functional characterization of the JcERF gene, a putative AP2/EREBP domain-containing transcription factor, in the woody oil plant Jatropha curcas. Plant Mol Biol. 2007;63:419-28 pubmed publisher
    A cDNA clone, named JcERF, was isolated from Jatropha curcas seedlings (a woody oil plant). It was classified as an ERF subfamily member based on multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic characterization...
  36. Zeng C, Wang W, Zheng Y, Chen X, Bo W, Song S, et al. Conservation and divergence of microRNAs and their functions in Euphorbiaceous plants. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010;38:981-95 pubmed publisher
    ..species, the Castor bean, the Cassava (Manihot esculenta), the Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and the Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) during normal seedling development...
  37. Marquez B, Neuville L, Moreau N, Genet J, dos Santos A, Caño de Andrade M, et al. Multidrug resistance reversal agent from Jatropha elliptica. Phytochemistry. 2005;66:1804-11 pubmed
    ..to identify plant natural products as resistance-modifying agents, bioassay-guided fractionation of an extract of Jatropha elliptica (Pohl) Muell Arg...
  38. Aiyelaagbe O, Adesogan K, Ekundayo O, Gloer J. Antibacterial diterpenoids from Jatropha podagrica Hook. Phytochemistry. 2007;68:2420-5 pubmed
    ..diterpenoids possessing lathyrane and jatrophane skeletons, respectively, have been isolated from the root of Jatropha podagrica Hook. Four other diterpenoids (3-6) were also isolated from this plant...
  39. Gao S, Ou yang C, Tang L, Zhu J, Xu Y, Wang S, et al. Growth and antioxidant responses in Jatropha curcas seedling exposed to mercury toxicity. J Hazard Mater. 2010;182:591-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas seedlings were exposed to varying concentrations of mercury in order to investigate mercury accumulation, and the changes in growth and antioxidant enzyme activities using in vitro embryo germination and culture...
  40. Joshi M, Jha A, Mishra A, Jha B. Developing transgenic Jatropha using the SbNHX1 gene from an extreme halophyte for cultivation in saline wasteland. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e71136 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha is an important second-generation biofuel plant. Salinity is a major factor adversely impacting the growth and yield of several plants including Jatropha...
  41. Jiang H, Wu P, Zhang S, Song C, Chen Y, Li M, et al. Global analysis of gene expression profiles in developing physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) seeds. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36522 pubmed publisher
    Physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) is an oilseed plant species with high potential utility as a biofuel...
  42. Ovando Medina I, Espinosa García F, Núñez Farfán J, Salvador Figueroa M. Genetic variation in Mexican Jatropha curcas L. estimated with seed oil fatty acids. J Oleo Sci. 2011;60:301-11 pubmed
    The genetic diversity of Mesoamerican populations of the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas, using the fatty acids of the seeds as chemical markers was studied. The oil content of the whole seed in 135 accessions from 38 sites varied between 8...
  43. Natarajan P, Parani M. De novo assembly and transcriptome analysis of five major tissues of Jatropha curcas L. using GS FLX titanium platform of 454 pyrosequencing. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:191 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas L. is an important non-edible oilseed crop with promising future in biodiesel production. However, factors like oil yield, oil composition, toxic compounds in oil cake, pests and diseases limit its commercial potential...
  44. Pilon A, Carneiro R, Carnevale Neto F, da S Bolzani V, Castro Gamboa I. Interval multivariate curve resolution in the dereplication of HPLC-DAD data from Jatropha gossypifolia. Phytochem Anal. 2013;24:401-6 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha gossypifolia has been used quite extensively by traditional medicine for the treatment of several diseases in South America and Africa...
  45. Devappa R, Makkar H, Becker K. Biodegradation of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters in soil. J Sci Food Agric. 2010;90:2090-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas seed cake is generated as a by-product during biodiesel production. Seed cake containing toxic phorbol esters (PEs) is currently used as a fertiliser and thus it is of eco-toxicological concern...
  46. Roach J, Devappa R, Makkar H, Becker K. Isolation, stability and bioactivity of Jatropha curcas phorbol esters. Fitoterapia. 2012;83:586-92 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas seed oil, which can be utilized for biodiesel production upon transesterification, is also rich in phorbol esters (PEs). In this study, PEs from J...
  47. Bullangpoti V, Wajnberg E, Audant P, Feyereisen R. Antifeedant activity of Jatropha gossypifolia and Melia azedarach senescent leaf extracts on Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and their potential use as synergists. Pest Manag Sci. 2012;68:1255-64 pubmed publisher
    ..A study has been made of the toxicity of ethanolic senescent leaf extracts (SLEs) of Jatropha gossypifolia and Melia azedarach on larvae of the noctuid pest Spodoptera frugiperda...
  48. Rakshit K, Darukeshwara J, Rathina Raj K, Narasimhamurthy K, Saibaba P, Bhagya S. Toxicity studies of detoxified Jatropha meal (Jatropha curcas) in rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46:3621-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas, a tropical plant introduced in many Asian and African countries is presently used as a source of biodiesel. The cake after oil extraction is rich in protein and is a potential source of livestock feed...
  49. Acda M. Toxicity, tunneling and feeding behavior of the termite, Coptotermes vastator, in sand treated with oil of the physic nut, Jatropha curcas. J Insect Sci. 2009;9:1-8 pubmed publisher
    Oil of the physic nut, Jatropha curcas L. (Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae), was evaluated in the laboratory for its barrier and repellent activity against the Philippine milk termite Coptotermes vastator Light (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)...
  50. Guo F, Fang Z, Tian X, Long Y, Jiang L. One-step production of biodiesel from Jatropha oil with high-acid value in ionic liquids. Bioresour Technol. 2011;102:6469-72 pubmed publisher
    Catalytic conversion of un-pretreated Jatropha oil with high-acid value (13.8 mg KOH/g) to biodiesel was studied in ionic liquids (ILs) with metal chlorides. Several commercial ILs were used to catalyze the esterification of oleic acid...
  51. Madhaiyan M, Hu C, Jegan Roy J, Kim S, Weon H, Kwon S, et al. Aureimonas jatrophae sp. nov. and Aureimonas phyllosphaerae sp. nov., leaf-associated bacteria isolated from Jatropha curcas L. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013;63:1702-8 pubmed publisher
    ..isolates, L7-456, L7-484(T), L9-479 and L9-753(T), originating from surface-sterilized leaf tissues of Jatropha curcas L. cultivars were characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach...
  52. Saetae D, Suntornsuk W. Antifungal activities of ethanolic extract from Jatropha curcas seed cake. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010;20:319-24 pubmed
    Phorbol ester extraction was carried out from Jatropha curcas seed cake, a by-product from the bio-diesel fuel industry. Four repeated extractions from 5 g J...
  53. Chianese G, Fattorusso E, Aiyelaagbe O, Luciano P, Schröder H, Muller W, et al. Spirocurcasone, a diterpenoid with a novel carbon skeleton from Jatropha curcas. Org Lett. 2011;13:316-9 pubmed publisher
    ..possessing the unprecedented "spirorhamnofolane" skeleton, was isolated from the root barks of Jatropha curcas, a plant extensively cultivated throughout the world, along with 11 known and two other new diterpenoids...
  54. Devappa R, Makkar H, Becker K. Jatropha toxicity--a review. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2010;13:476-507 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha is a nonedible oil seed plant belonging to Euphorbiaceae family. Global awareness of sustainable and alternative energy resources has propelled research on Jatropha oil as a feedstock for biodiesel production...
  55. Allen A, Anderson W, Ayorinde F, Eribo B. Biosynthesis and characterization of copolymer poly(3HB-co-3HV) from saponified Jatropha curcas oil by Pseudomonas oleovorans. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010;37:849-56 pubmed publisher
    ..One substrate that seems to have great potential is the seed oil of Jatropha curcas plant. Among other favorable properties, J...
  56. Jang H, Yang S, Carlson J, Ku Y, Ahn S. Two aquaporins of Jatropha are regulated differentially during drought stress and subsequent recovery. J Plant Physiol. 2013;170:1028-38 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha has potential to be an important bio-fuel crop due to such advantages as high seed oil content and the ability to grow well on marginal lands less suited for food crops...
  57. Muangman S, Thippornwong M, Tohtong R. Anti-metastatic effects of curcusone B, a diterpene from Jatropha curcas. In Vivo. 2005;19:265-8 pubmed
    ..The anti-metastatic potential of curcusone B, a diterpene isolated from Jatropha curcas Linn...
  58. Rafii M, Shabanimofrad M, Puteri Edaroyati M, Latif M. Analysis of the genetic diversity of physic nut, Jatropha curcas L. accessions using RAPD markers. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:6505-11 pubmed publisher
    A sum of 48 accessions of physic nut, Jatropha curcas L. were analyzed to determine the genetic diversity and association between geographical origin using RAPD-PCR markers...
  59. Akintayo E. Characteristics and composition of Parkia biglobbossa and Jatropha curcas oils and cakes. Bioresour Technol. 2004;92:307-10 pubmed
    Parkia biglobbossa (PKBS) and Jatropha curcas (JTC) seeds were analysed for their proximate composition. The seeds oils were analysed for fatty acid, lipid classes, sterols and physicochemical characteristics...
  60. Yang J, Yang M, Zhang W, Chen F, Shen S. A putative flowering-time-related Dof transcription factor gene, JcDof3, is controlled by the circadian clock in Jatropha curcas. Plant Sci. 2011;181:667-74 pubmed publisher
    ..A yeast one-hybrid cDNA library of Jatropha curcas was used to identify Dof-type transcription factors...
  61. Tang M, Liu X, Deng H, Shen S. Over-expression of JcDREB, a putative AP2/EREBP domain-containing transcription factor gene in woody biodiesel plant Jatropha curcas, enhances salt and freezing tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Sci. 2011;181:623-31 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas L. is an all-purpose biodiesel plant and is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical climates. It can grow well on poor quality soil which is not qualified for crop cultivation...
  62. Juwarkar A, Yadav S, Kumar P, Singh S. Effect of biosludge and biofertilizer amendment on growth of Jatropha curcas in heavy metal contaminated soils. Environ Monit Assess. 2008;145:7-15 pubmed
    ..of arsenic, chromium and zinc contaminated soils, amended with biosludge and biofertilizer on the growth of Jatropha curcas which is a biodiesel crop...
  63. Gallegos Tintoré S, Torres Fuentes C, Martinez Ayala A, Solorza Feria J, Alaiz M, Girón Calle J, et al. Antioxidant and chelating activity of Jatropha curcas L. protein hydrolysates. J Sci Food Agric. 2011;91:1618-24 pubmed publisher
    Antioxidant and chelating activities were determined in protein hydrolysates that were produced by treating a protein isolate of a non-toxic genotype of Jatropha curcas with the protease preparation alcalase.
  64. Chen M, Wang G, Wang R, Wang J, Song S, Xu Z. Analysis of expressed sequence tags from biodiesel plant Jatropha curcas embryos at different developmental stages. Plant Sci. 2011;181:696-700 pubmed publisher
    b>Jatropha curcas is considered a potential biodiesel feedstock plant whose seeds contain up to 40% oil. However, little is currently known about the seed biology of Jatropha...
  65. Zhang Y, Wang Y, Jiang L, Xu Y, Wang Y, Lu D, et al. Aquaporin JcPIP2 is involved in drought responses in Jatropha curcas. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2007;39:787-94 pubmed
    ..A new full-length cDNA encoding aquaporin was isolated from the seedlings of Jatropha curcas. The gene of the plasma membrane intrinsic protein (PIP) from J...
  66. Wei Q, Li J, Zhang L, Wu P, Chen Y, Li M, et al. Cloning and characterization of a ?-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase II from Jatropha curcas. J Plant Physiol. 2012;169:816-24 pubmed publisher
    ..carrier protein (ACP) synthase II (KASII), a key enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis, was isolated from Jatropha curcas L., a woody oil plant...
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