ricinus

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae. The seed of Ricinus communis is the CASTOR BEAN which is the source of CASTOR OIL; RICIN; and other LECTINS.

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  1. Lombard S, Helmy M, Pieroni G. Lipolytic activity of ricin from Ricinus sanguineus and Ricinus communis on neutral lipids. Biochem J. 2001;358:773-81 pubmed
    ..Ricin from Ricinus communis and R...
  2. Al Rmalli S, Dahmani A, Abuein M, Gleza A. Biosorption of mercury from aqueous solutions by powdered leaves of castor tree (Ricinus communis L.). J Hazard Mater. 2008;152:955-9 pubmed
    A new biosorbent produced from castor leaves powder [Ricinus communis L.] was used to remove mercury(II) from aqueous solutions. The initial mercury concentrations, contact time and initial pH were evaluated...
  3. Irwin S, Keen J, Findlay J, Lord J. The Ricinus communis 2S albumin precursor: a single preproprotein may be processed into two different heterodimeric storage proteins. Mol Gen Genet. 1990;222:400-8 pubmed
    The Ricinus communis (castor bean) 2S albumin is a heterodimer of glutamine-rich, disulphide-linked 4 and 7 kDa polypeptide. A cDNA library was constructed using mRNA from maturing castor bean endosperm as template...
  4. Gottschalk M, Dolgener E, Xoconostle C zares B, Lucas W, Komor E, Schobert C. Ricinus communis cyclophilin: functional characterisation of a sieve tube protein involved in protein folding. Planta. 2008;228:687-700 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, these findings support the hypothesis that RcCYP1 plays a role in the refolding of non-cell-autonomous proteins after their entry into the phloem translocation stream...
  5. Gessler A, Tcherkez G, Peuke A, Ghashghaie J, Farquhar G. Experimental evidence for diel variations of the carbon isotope composition in leaf, stem and phloem sap organic matter in Ricinus communis. Plant Cell Environ. 2008;31:941-53 pubmed publisher
    ..approach reproduces the experimentally determined day-night differences in delta(13)C of leaf-exported carbon in Ricinus communis...
  6. Elimam A, Elmalik K, Ali F. Larvicidal, adult emergence inhibition and oviposition deterrent effects of foliage extract from Ricinus communis L. against Anopheles arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus in Sudan. Trop Biomed. 2009;26:130-9 pubmed
    ..the larvicidal, adults emergence inhibition and oviposition deterrent effects of aqueous extracts from leaves of Ricinus communis L. against the mosquitoes, Anopheles arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus as a biological control means...
  7. Langhans M, Ratajczak R, Lützelschwab M, Michalke W, Wachter R, Fischer Schliebs E, et al. Immunolocalization of plasma-membrane H+-ATPase and tonoplast-type pyrophosphatase in the plasma membrane of the sieve element-companion cell complex in the stem of Ricinus communis L. Planta. 2001;213:11-9 pubmed
    ..were investigated in the sieve element (SE)-companion cell complex in the transport phloem of 2-week-old stems of Ricinus communis L. and, for comparison, in stems of Cucurbita pepo L...
  8. Kruger C, Berkowitz O, Stephan U, Hell R. A metal-binding member of the late embryogenesis abundant protein family transports iron in the phloem of Ricinus communis L. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:25062-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The ITP from Ricinus provides the first identified micronutrient binding partner for phloem-mediated long distance transport in plants ..
  9. Ilavarasan R, Mallika M, Venkataraman S. Anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activity of Ricinus communis root extract. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;103:478-80 pubmed
    Anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activities of the methanolic extract of Ricinus communis (RCM) (Euphorbiaceae) Linn. root was studied in Wistar albino rats. The methanolic extract at doses 250 and 500 mg/kg p.o...

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  1. Than M, Helm M, Simpson D, Lottspeich F, Huber R, Gietl C. The 2.0 A crystal structure and substrate specificity of the KDEL-tailed cysteine endopeptidase functioning in programmed cell death of Ricinus communis endosperm. J Mol Biol. 2004;336:1103-16 pubmed
    In the senescing endosperm of germinating castor bean (Ricinus communis) a special organelle (the ricinosome) releases a papain-type cysteine endopeptidase (CysEP) during the final stages of cellular disintegration...
  2. Chen G, Turner C, He X, Nguyen T, McKeon T, Laudencia Chingcuanco D. Expression profiles of genes involved in fatty acid and triacylglycerol synthesis in castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Lipids. 2007;42:263-74 pubmed
    ..The relationships among gene expression, cellular endosperm development and ricinoleate/TAG accumulation are discussed...
  3. Chen G, He X, McKeon T. A simple and sensitive assay for distinguishing the expression of ricin and Ricinus communis agglutinin genes in developing castor seed (R. communis L.). J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:2358-61 pubmed
    ..limiting domestic production of castor oil is the presence of the toxin ricin and its less toxic homologue Ricinus communis agglutinin (RCA) in seeds...
  4. Greenwood J, Helm M, Gietl C. Ricinosomes and endosperm transfer cell structure in programmed cell death of the nucellus during Ricinus seed development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:2238-43 pubmed
    ..During seed development in the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis L...
  5. Eisenbarth D, Weig A. Dynamics of aquaporins and water relations during hypocotyl elongation in Ricinus communis L. seedlings. J Exp Bot. 2005;56:1831-42 pubmed
    ..Ten putative aquaporin transcripts were identified in castor bean (Ricinus communis L...
  6. Worbs S, Köhler K, Pauly D, Avondet M, Schaer M, Dorner M, et al. Ricinus communis intoxications in human and veterinary medicine-a summary of real cases. Toxins (Basel). 2011;3:1332-72 pubmed publisher
    Accidental and intended Ricinus communis intoxications in humans and animals have been known for centuries but the causative agent remained elusive until 1888 when Stillmark attributed the toxicity to the lectin ricin...
  7. Smallshaw J, Richardson J, Vitetta E. RiVax, a recombinant ricin subunit vaccine, protects mice against ricin delivered by gavage or aerosol. Vaccine. 2007;25:7459-69 pubmed
    ..m. vaccination protects mice against ricin delivered by either route. Also RiVax protects against aerosol-induced lung damage as determined by histology and lung function tests...
  8. Machado O, Silva Júnior J. An allergenic 2S storage protein from Ricinus communis seeds which is a part of the 2S albumin precursor predicted by c-DNA data. Braz J Med Biol Res. 1992;25:567-82 pubmed
    ..1. A 1.9S albumin having allergenic activity and denoted Ric c III was isolated from an alcohol extract of defatted Ricinus communis seeds, CB-1A, as a homogeneous protein by ion-exchange chromatography on SP-Sephadex, gel filtration on ..
  9. Doering Saad C, Newbury H, Couldridge C, Bale J, Pritchard J. A phloem-enriched cDNA library from Ricinus: insights into phloem function. J Exp Bot. 2006;57:3183-93 pubmed
    ..A cDNA library constructed from phloem-enriched sap exuding from cut Ricinus communis (L.) hypocotyls was sequenced...
  10. Raji Y, Oloyo A, Morakinyo A. Effect of methanol extract of Ricinus communis seed on reproduction of male rats. Asian J Androl. 2006;8:115-21 pubmed
    To investigate the effect of methanol extract of Ricinus communis seed (RCE) on male rats reproductive functions.
  11. 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
    ..The current status and future prospects of in vitro regeneration, genetic transformation and the role of molecular tools in the genetic enhancement of the two-oilseed crops are discussed...
  12. Haes A, Giordano B, Collins G. Aptamer-based detection and quantitative analysis of ricin using affinity probe capillary electrophoresis. Anal Chem. 2006;78:3758-64 pubmed
    ..When spiked with RNAse A, ricin can still be detected down to 1 nM concentrations despite severe aptamer degradation. This approach offers a promising method for the rapid, selective, and sensitive detection of biowarfare agents...
  13. Srnec M, Rokob T, Schwartz J, Kwak Y, Rul ek L, Solomon E. Structural and spectroscopic properties of the peroxodiferric intermediate of Ricinus communis soluble ?9 desaturase. Inorg Chem. 2012;51:2806-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, results are compared with recent findings on the related ribonucleotide reductase and toluene/methane monooxygenase enzymes...
  14. Sujatha M, Sailaja M. Stable genetic transformation of castor (Ricinus communis L.) via Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer using embryo axes from mature seeds. Plant Cell Rep. 2005;23:803-10 pubmed
    ..This paper reports the first successful attempt at producing transgenic castor...
  15. 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
    ..of excess energy dissipation were assessed using two species that exhibit contrasting responses to salinity, Ricinus communis (tolerant) and Jatropha curcas (sensitive). The salt tolerance of R...
  16. Rutten T, Kruger C, Melzer M, Stephan U, Hell R. Discovery of an extended bundle sheath in Ricinus communis L. and its role as a temporal storage compartment for the iron chelator nicotianamine. Planta. 2003;217:400-6 pubmed
    ..We identified an EBS in cotyledons and leaves of the non-legume Ricinus communis L...
  17. Leshin J, Danielsen M, Credle J, Weeks A, O Connell K, Dretchen K. Characterization of ricin toxin family members from Ricinus communis. Toxicon. 2010;55:658-61 pubmed publisher
    Ricin inhibits translation by removal of a specific adenine from 28S RNA. The Ricinus communis genome encodes seven full-length ricin family members. All encoded proteins have the ability of hydrolyzing adenine in 28S rRNA...
  18. Huang H, Yu N, Wang L, Gupta D, He Z, Wang K, et al. The phytoremediation potential of bioenergy crop Ricinus communis for DDTs and cadmium co-contaminated soil. Bioresour Technol. 2011;102:11034-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the ability of 23 genotypes of Ricinus communis in mobilizing and uptake of Cd and DDTs (p,p'-DDT, o,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDD and p,p'-DDE) in the co-..
  19. Itakura Y, Nakamura Tsuruta S, Kominami J, Sharon N, Kasai K, Hirabayashi J. Systematic comparison of oligosaccharide specificity of Ricinus communis agglutinin I and Erythrina lectins: a search by frontal affinity chromatography. J Biochem. 2007;142:459-69 pubmed
    b>Ricinus communis agglutinin I (RCA120) is considered a versatile tool for the detection of galactose-containing oligosaccharides...
  20. Peuke A, Windt C, van As H. Effects of cold-girdling on flows in the transport phloem in Ricinus communis: is mass flow inhibited?. Plant Cell Environ. 2006;29:15-25 pubmed
    The effects of cold girdling of the transport phloem at the hypocotyl of Ricinus communis on solute and water transport were investigated...
  21. Hierl G, Vothknecht U, Gietl C. Programmed cell death in Ricinus and Arabidopsis: the function of KDEL cysteine peptidases in development. Physiol Plant. 2012;145:103-13 pubmed publisher
    ..In castor beans (Ricinus communis), the CysEP is synthesized as pre-pro-enzyme...
  22. Upasani S, Kotkar H, Mendki P, Maheshwari V. Partial characterization and insecticidal properties of Ricinus communis L foliage flavonoids. Pest Manag Sci. 2003;59:1349-54 pubmed
    Aqueous leaf extract of Ricinus communis L (Euphorbiaceae), a cultivated plant in tropical countries, showed excellent insecticidal activity against Callosobruchus chinensis L (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)...
  23. Guhling O, Hobl B, Yeats T, Jetter R. Cloning and characterization of a lupeol synthase involved in the synthesis of epicuticular wax crystals on stem and hypocotyl surfaces of Ricinus communis. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2006;448:60-72 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present work, the cuticle-specific formation of triterpenoids was investigated in Ricinus communis stems, combining analytical and molecular genetic methods...
  24. Bigi M, Torkomian V, de Groote S, Hebling M, Bueno O, Pagnocca F, et al. Activity of Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) and ricinine against the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and the symbiotic fungus Leucoagaricus gongylophorus. Pest Manag Sci. 2004;60:933-8 pubmed
    ..This paper reports on the toxic activity of fractions of leaf extracts of Ricinus communis L (Euphorbiaceae) and isolated active compounds in the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel ..
  25. Ilavarasan R, Mallika M, Venkataraman S. Toxicological assessment of Ricinus communis Linn root extracts. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2011;21:246-50 pubmed publisher
    b>Ricinus communis Linn (Euphorbiaceae) plant parts are claimed to be used as carminative, asthma, bronchitis, leprosy, anti-inflammatory, cathartic, and aphrodisiac. The toxicological study was carried out in the root part of the plant...
  26. Rajkumar M, Freitas H. Influence of metal resistant-plant growth-promoting bacteria on the growth of Ricinus communis in soil contaminated with heavy metals. Chemosphere. 2008;71:834-42 pubmed publisher
    ..elucidate the effects of inoculating metal resistant PGPB on the plant growth and the uptake of Ni, Cu and Zn by Ricinus communis. Inoculation of Pseudomonas sp. PsM6 or P. jessenii PjM15 increased the shoot and root biomass of R...
  27. Darmanin S, Wismayer P, Camilleri Podesta M, Micallef M, Buhagiar J. An extract from Ricinus communis L. leaves possesses cytotoxic properties and induces apoptosis in SK-MEL-28 human melanoma cells. Nat Prod Res. 2009;23:561-71 pubmed publisher
    ..A volatile extract was obtained from Ricinus communis L...
  28. Chileh T, Esteban García B, Alonso D, García Maroto F. Characterization of the 11S globulin gene family in the castor plant Ricinus communis L. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:272-81 pubmed publisher
    The 11S globulin (legumin) gene family has been characterized in the castor plant Ricinus communis L...
  29. Tripodi K, Turner W, Gennidakis S, Plaxton W. In vivo regulatory phosphorylation of novel phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase isoforms in endosperm of developing castor oil seeds. Plant Physiol. 2005;139:969-78 pubmed
    ..The in vivo phosphorylation status of p107 appears to be modulated by photosynthate recently translocated from source leaves into developing COS...
  30. Arnosti A, Brienza P, Furquim K, Chierice G, Neto S, Bechara G, et al. Effects of Ricinus communis oil esters on salivary glands of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806) (Acari: Ixodidae). Exp Parasitol. 2011;127:569-74 pubmed publisher
    This study showed the interference of esters extracted from Ricinus communis in the secretory cycle of salivary glands of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks, which consequently caused collateral effects on their feeding process...
  31. Norrgran J, Williams T, Woolfitt A, Solano M, Pirkle J, Barr J. Optimization of digestion parameters for protein quantification. Anal Biochem. 2009;393:48-55 pubmed publisher
    ..HA) as a model protein and then applied to ricin, a potent protein toxin extracted from the castor bean (Ricinus communis)...
  32. Shokeen P, Anand P, Murali Y, Tandon V. Antidiabetic activity of 50% ethanolic extract of Ricinus communis and its purified fractions. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46:3458-66 pubmed publisher
    We investigated the antidiabetic activity of 50% ethanolic extract of roots of Ricinus communis (RCRE) along with its bioassay-guided purification...
  33. Pinelli L, Montandon A, Corbi S, Moraes T, Fais L. Ricinus communis treatment of denture stomatitis in institutionalised elderly. J Oral Rehabil. 2013;40:375-80 pubmed publisher
    This study compared the effectiveness of Ricinus communis (RC) with Nystatin (NYS) and Miconazole (MIC) in the treatment of institutionalised elderly with denture stomatitis (DS)...
  34. Schurr U, Heckenberger U, Herdel K, Walter A, Feil R. Leaf development in Ricinus communis during drought stress: dynamics of growth processes, of cellular structure and of sink-source transition. J Exp Bot. 2000;51:1515-29 pubmed
    ..These gradients develop dynamically and interact with dynamically developing stress conditions like drought. In Ricinus communis plants growing under well-watered and drought conditions growth rates peaked during the late night and ..
  35. Peuke A, Jeschke W, Hartung W. Flows of elements, ions and abscisic acid in Ricinus communis and site of nitrate reduction under potassium limitation. J Exp Bot. 2002;53:241-50 pubmed
    In a pot experiment Ricinus communis plants were cultivated in quartz sand and supplied daily with a nutrient solution which contained 4 mol m(-3) nitrate as the nitrogen source and either full strength potassium (1...
  36. O Leary B, Fedosejevs E, Hill A, Bettridge J, Park J, Rao S, et al. Tissue-specific expression and post-translational modifications of plant- and bacterial-type phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase isozymes of the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis L. J Exp Bot. 2011;62:5485-95 pubmed publisher
    ..bacterial-type phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) isozymes (PTPC and BTPC, respectively) in the castor plant, Ricinus communis...
  37. Brown A, Kroon J, Topping J, Robson J, Simon W, Slabas A. Components of complex lipid biosynthetic pathways in developing castor (Ricinus communis) seeds identified by MudPIT analysis of enriched endoplasmic reticulum. J Proteome Res. 2011;10:3565-77 pubmed publisher
    Ricinoleic acid is a feedstock for nylon-11 (N11) synthesis which is currently obtained from castor (Ricinus communis) oil...
  38. Felix S, Mayerhoffer R, DaMatta R, Vericimo M, Nascimento V, Machado O. Mapping IgE-binding epitopes of Ric c 1 and Ric c 3, allergens from Ricinus communis, by mast cell degranulation assay. Peptides. 2008;29:497-504 pubmed publisher
    ..Four continuous epitopes were identified in Ric c 3 and two in Ric c 1. This knowledge may allow the induction of protective antibody responses to antagonize the IgE recognition...
  39. Li M, Zhang X, Agrawal A, San K. Effect of acetate formation pathway and long chain fatty acid CoA-ligase on the free fatty acid production in E. coli expressing acy-ACP thioesterase from Ricinus communis. Metab Eng. 2012;14:380-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we examined two potential screening methods for selecting and isolating high free fatty acids producing cells...
  40. Blonde J, Plaxton W. Structural and kinetic properties of high and low molecular mass phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase isoforms from the endosperm of developing castor oilseeds. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:11867-73 pubmed
    ..Interestingly, the respective physical and kinetic properties of COS PEPC1 and PEPC2 are remarkably comparable with those of the homotetrameric low M(r) Class 1 and heteromeric high M(r) Class 2 PEPC isoforms of unicellular green algae...
  41. Lee E, Eom J, Kim H, Kang D, Jun K, Jung D, et al. Neuroprotective effect of undecylenic acid extracted from Ricinus communis L. through inhibition of ?-calpain. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2012;46:17-25 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that UDA is a novel non-peptide-like ?-calpain inhibitor with good cell permeability and potent neuroprotective effect...
  42. Keener W, Rivera V, Young C, Poli M. An activity-dependent assay for ricin and related RNA N-glycosidases based on electrochemiluminescence. Anal Biochem. 2006;357:200-7 pubmed
    ..Activities were detected with other adenine-specific RNA N-glycosidases, including Ricinus communis agglutinin (RCA), saporin, and abrin II...
  43. Gennidakis S, Rao S, Greenham K, Uhrig R, O Leary B, Snedden W, et al. Bacterial- and plant-type phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase polypeptides interact in the hetero-oligomeric Class-2 PEPC complex of developing castor oil seeds. Plant J. 2007;52:839-49 pubmed
    ..Levels of RcPpc3 and RcPpc4 transcripts generally mirrored the respective amounts of p107 and p118. The collective findings provide insights into the molecular features and functional significance of vascular plant BTPCs...
  44. Gessler A, Tcherkez G, Karyanto O, Keitel C, Ferrio J, Ghashghaie J, et al. On the metabolic origin of the carbon isotope composition of CO2 evolved from darkened light-acclimated leaves in Ricinus communis. New Phytol. 2009;181:374-86 pubmed publisher
    ..leaves during the night, from darkened leaves during the light period, and from stems and roots of Ricinus communis was analysed...
  45. Thullier P, Griffiths G. Broad recognition of ricin toxins prepared from a range of Ricinus cultivars using immunochromatographic tests. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2009;47:643-50 pubmed publisher
    ..However, there are many cultivars of the Ricinus communis plant, each producing ricin...
  46. Beloti M, de Oliveira P, Tagliani M, Rosa A. Bone cell responses to the composite of Ricinus communis polyurethane and alkaline phosphatase. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008;84:435-41 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of osteoblastic cells to the composite of Ricinus communis polyurethane (RCP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) incubated in synthetic body fluid (SBF)...
  47. Davydov R, Behrouzian B, Smoukov S, Stubbe J, Hoffman B, Shanklin J. Effect of substrate on the diiron(III) site in stearoyl acyl carrier protein delta 9-desaturase as disclosed by cryoreduction electron paramagnetic resonance/electron nuclear double resonance spectroscopy. Biochemistry. 2005;44:1309-15 pubmed
    The diiron center in stearoyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) desaturase (DS) from castor plant Ricinus communis catalyzes the dioxygen- and NADPH-dependent introduction of a cis double bond between C9 and C10 of stearoyl-ACP...
  48. Diaz P, Arnal J, Remesar S, Pérez Creo A, Venzal J, Vázquez López M, et al. Molecular identification of Borrelia spirochetes in questing Ixodes ricinus from northwestern Spain. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:615 pubmed publisher
    Ixodes ricinus, the predominant tick species in Europe, can transmit the causative agents of important human diseases such as Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by Borrelia spirochetes...
  49. Wang X, Dyer J, Zheng L. Purification and immunological analysis of phospholipase D from castor bean endosperm. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1993;306:486-94 pubmed
    ..the immunological analysis and N-terminal amino acid sequence of a cytosolic phospholipase D from castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). The enzyme was purified to apparent homogeneity from germinating castor bean endosperm...
  50. Andersson M, Marga G, Banu T, Dobler G, Chitimia Dobler L. Tick-borne pathogens in tick species infesting humans in Sibiu County, central Romania. Parasitol Res. 2018;117:1591-1597 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, 297 ticks were collected from humans during 2013 and 2014. Ixodes ricinus was the predominant tick species, accounting for 272 specimens or 91.6% of the ticks in the study...
  51. Lin J, Chen J, Liao L, McKeon T. Molecular species of acylglycerols incorporating radiolabeled fatty acids from castor (Ricinus communis L.) microsomal incubations. J Agric Food Chem. 2002;50:5077-81 pubmed
    ..The results of the labeled fatty acid incorporation are consistent with ricinoleate being preferentially driven into TAG and oleate being converted to ricinoleate in castor oil biosynthesis. ..
  52. Mihaljica D, Marković D, Radulović Z, Mulenga A, Cakić S, Sukara R, et al. Ixodes ricinus immunogenic saliva protein, homologue to Amblyomma americanum AV422: Determining its potential for use in tick bite confirmation. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017;8:391-395 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we demonstrate the potential of the AV422 homologue from Ixodes ricinus to be used for tick bite detection for both Prostriata and Metastriata. We expressed recombinant (r) I...
  53. Didyk Y, Blaňarová L, Pogrebnyak S, Akimov I, Petko B, Vichova B. Emergence of tick-borne pathogens (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ricketsia raoultii and Babesia microti) in the Kyiv urban parks, Ukraine. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017;8:219-225 pubmed publisher
    ..In total, 767 ticks (696 Ixodes ricinus and 69 Dermacentor reticulatus) collected in seven urban parks and one suburban oak wood park in Kyiv were ..
  54. Coipan E, Jahfari S, Fonville M, Oei G, Spanjaard L, Takumi K, et al. Imbalanced presence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. multilocus sequence types in clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis. Infect Genet Evol. 2016;42:66-76 pubmed publisher
    ..burgdorferi from 183 LB cases across Europe, with distinct clinical manifestations, and 257 Ixodes ricinus lysates from The Netherlands, were analyzed for this study alone...
  55. Gupta A, Sinha S. Phytoextraction capacity of the plants growing on tannery sludge dumping sites. Bioresour Technol. 2007;98:1788-94 pubmed
    The study was undertaken to assess the phytoremediation potential of four plants (Sida acuta, Ricinus communis, Calotropis procera, Cassia fistula) growing at a tannery sludge disposal site...
  56. Scheibe C, Wedepohl S, Riese S, Dernedde J, Seitz O. Carbohydrate-PNA and aptamer-PNA conjugates for the spatial screening of lectins and lectin assemblies. Chembiochem. 2013;14:236-50 pubmed publisher
    ..spatial screening to characterize two functionally distinct receptor systems: 1) structurally well-defined Ricinus communis agglutinin (RCA(120)), and 2) rather ill-defined assemblies of L-selectin on nanoparticles and ..
  57. Chhajro M, Rizwan M, Guoyong H, Jun Z, Kubar K, Hongqing H. Enhanced accumulation of Cd in castor (Ricinus communis L) by soil-applied chelators. Int J Phytoremediation. 2016;18:664-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrated that castor plant proved satisfactory for phytoextraction on contaminated soil, and EDTA 15 and NH4 citrate 25 mmol had the affirmative effect on the Cd uptake in the artificial Cd-contaminated soil...
  58. Austin Brown S, Chapman K. Inhibition of phospholipase D alpha by N-acylethanolamines. Plant Physiol. 2002;129:1892-8 pubmed
    ..were most potent with IC(50)s at submicromolar concentrations for the recombinant castor bean (Ricinus communis) PLD alpha expressed in Escherichia coli and for partially purified cabbage (Brassica oleracea) PLD ..
  59. Prawitwong P, Kosugi A, Arai T, Deng L, Lee K, Ibrahim D, et al. Efficient ethanol production from separated parenchyma and vascular bundle of oil palm trunk. Bioresour Technol. 2012;125:37-42 pubmed publisher
    ..2% and 8.5% (w/v), respectively). These results show that HSS-SSF using separated PA and VB is a useful fermentation strategy, without loss of starchy and cellulosic materials, for oil palm trunk...
  60. Barros V, Rosa A, Beloti M, Chierice G. In vivo biocompatibility of three different chemical compositions of Ricinus communis polyurethane. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2003;67:235-9 pubmed
    ..The aim of this work was to evaluate the biocompatibility of three chemical compositions of Ricinus communis polyurethane (RCP): RCPp (pure RCP), RCP + CaCO(3), and RCP +Ca(3)(PO(4))(2)...
  61. Mao G, Yan Y, Chen Y, Wang B, Xu F, Zhang Z, et al. Family of Ricinus communis Monosaccharide Transporters and RcSTP1 in Promoting the Uptake of a Glucose-Fipronil Conjugate. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:6169-6178 pubmed publisher
    ..GTF) achieved in castor bean (Ricinus communis) and its transport via the phloem are known to be mediated by monosaccharide transporter(s) [MST(s)], ..
  62. Feng J, Song Z, Duan C, Zhao S, Wu Y, Wang C, et al. The xrvA gene of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, encoding an H-NS-like protein, regulates virulence in rice. Microbiology. 2009;155:3033-44 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings indicate that the xrvA gene, which is highly conserved in the sequenced strains of Xanthomonas, encodes an important regulatory factor for the virulence of Xoo...