selaginellaceae

Summary

Summary: A plant family of the order Selaginellales, class Lycopodiopsida, division Lycopodiophyta, subkingdom Tracheobionta. Members contain bilobetin. The rarely used common name of resurrection plant is mainly used with CRATEROSTIGMA.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Ethnopharmacological investigation of plants used to treat susto, a folk illness
    Natalie Bourbonnais-Spear
    Ottawa Carleton Institute of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:380-7. 2007
  2. ncbi Vasorelaxation by amentoflavone isolated from Selaginella tamariscina
    Dae Gill Kang
    Department of Herbal Resources, Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Jeonbuk, Republic of Korea
    Planta Med 70:718-22. 2004
  3. ncbi New cytotoxic biflavonoids from Selaginella delicatula
    Jih Jung Chen
    Department of Pharmacy, Tajen Institute of Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Planta Med 71:659-65. 2005
  4. ncbi Antimetastatic activities of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) on lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo
    Shun Fa Yang
    Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:483-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Anti-diabetic activity and potential mechanism of total flavonoids of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring in rats induced by high fat diet and low dose STZ
    Xiao Ke Zheng
    Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450008, People s Republic of China
    J Ethnopharmacol 137:662-8. 2011
  6. ncbi Antihyperglycemic activity of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring
    Xiao Ke Zheng
    Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450008, People s Republic of China
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:531-7. 2011
  7. ncbi The biflavonoid amentoflavone induces apoptosis via suppressing E7 expression, cell cycle arrest at sub-G₁ phase, and mitochondria-emanated intrinsic pathways in human cervical cancer cells
    SoJung Lee
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Bio Molecular Informatics Center, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
    J Med Food 14:808-16. 2011
  8. ncbi Nuclear genome size in Selaginella
    Damon P Little
    Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematic Studies, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458 5126, USA
    Genome 50:351-6. 2007
  9. ncbi Two new secolignans from Selaginella sinensis (Desv.) Spring
    Wei Sheng Feng
    School of Pharmaceutical Science, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China
    J Asian Nat Prod Res 11:658-62. 2009
  10. ncbi Biflavonoids isolated from Selaginella tamariscina regulate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase in human skin fibroblasts
    Chan Woo Lee
    R and D Center, Amore Pacific Corporation, 314 1, Bora dong, Kiheung Gu, Yongin si, Kyounggi do 449 729, South Korea
    Bioorg Med Chem 16:732-8. 2008

Research Grants

  1. TELOMERASE RNP STRUCTURE/FUNCTION
    DOROTHY SHIPPEN; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. STRUCTURE/FUNCTION ANALYSIS OF MITOTIC REGULATORS
    JOSEPH NOEL; Fiscal Year: 2001
  3. TERPENE CYCLASES: FUNCTIONAL DOMAINS AND STRUCTURES
    JOSEPH NOEL; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. Structural Basis for Isoprenoid Biosynthesis
    JOSEPH NOEL; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications174 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Ethnopharmacological investigation of plants used to treat susto, a folk illness
    Natalie Bourbonnais-Spear
    Ottawa Carleton Institute of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
    J Ethnopharmacol 109:380-7. 2007
    ..In light of the available literature, this represents the first experimental investigation of the biological activity of plants specifically in the perspective of their use in treating a culture-bound syndrome...
  2. ncbi Vasorelaxation by amentoflavone isolated from Selaginella tamariscina
    Dae Gill Kang
    Department of Herbal Resources, Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Jeonbuk, Republic of Korea
    Planta Med 70:718-22. 2004
    ..L-arginine methyl ester ODQ:1 H-[1,2,4]-oxadiazole-[4,3- a]-quinoxalin-1-one IBMX:3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine K (Ca):Ca (2+)-dependent K (+) channel K (ATP):adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive K (+) channel TEA:tetraethylammonium..
  3. ncbi New cytotoxic biflavonoids from Selaginella delicatula
    Jih Jung Chen
    Department of Pharmacy, Tajen Institute of Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Planta Med 71:659-65. 2005
    ..Among the isolates, robustaflavone 4',4'''-dimethyl ether, 2,3-dihydroamentoflavone 7,4'-dimethyl ether, and alpha-tocopheryl quinone exhibited cytotoxicities (ED50 values < 4 microg/mL) against P-388 and/or HT-29 cell lines in vitro...
  4. ncbi Antimetastatic activities of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) on lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo
    Shun Fa Yang
    Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
    J Ethnopharmacol 110:483-9. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the inhibitory effect of STE on the growth and metastasis of LLC cells in vivo was also proven. These results demonstrated that STE could be a candidate antimetastatic agent against lung cancer...
  5. ncbi Anti-diabetic activity and potential mechanism of total flavonoids of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring in rats induced by high fat diet and low dose STZ
    Xiao Ke Zheng
    Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450008, People s Republic of China
    J Ethnopharmacol 137:662-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate the anti-diabetic effects of the total flavonoids of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring (TFST), and to explore the pertinent mechanism...
  6. ncbi Antihyperglycemic activity of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring
    Xiao Ke Zheng
    Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450008, People s Republic of China
    J Ethnopharmacol 133:531-7. 2011
    ..Spring on hyperglycemia in diabetic rats and HepG2 cells, and to confirm the active fractions of EtOH extract in HepG2 cells...
  7. ncbi The biflavonoid amentoflavone induces apoptosis via suppressing E7 expression, cell cycle arrest at sub-G₁ phase, and mitochondria-emanated intrinsic pathways in human cervical cancer cells
    SoJung Lee
    Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Bio Molecular Informatics Center, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
    J Med Food 14:808-16. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that amentoflavone has potential for development as a therapeutic agent for human cervical cancer...
  8. ncbi Nuclear genome size in Selaginella
    Damon P Little
    Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematic Studies, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458 5126, USA
    Genome 50:351-6. 2007
    ..088 vs. 0.089 pg/1C). Therefore, the limited fertility observed in cultivated plants is probably not the result of abnormal chromosome number (e.g., induced by interspecific hybridization)...
  9. ncbi Two new secolignans from Selaginella sinensis (Desv.) Spring
    Wei Sheng Feng
    School of Pharmaceutical Science, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China
    J Asian Nat Prod Res 11:658-62. 2009
    ..Spring. Their structures were elucidated by NMR and MS experiments...
  10. ncbi Biflavonoids isolated from Selaginella tamariscina regulate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase in human skin fibroblasts
    Chan Woo Lee
    R and D Center, Amore Pacific Corporation, 314 1, Bora dong, Kiheung Gu, Yongin si, Kyounggi do 449 729, South Korea
    Bioorg Med Chem 16:732-8. 2008
    ..The IC(50) values of sumaflavone, amentoflavone and retinoic acid, which was used as a positive control, were 0.78, 1.8, and 10microM, respectively...
  11. ncbi Bioactive flavones and biflavones from Selaginella moellendorffii Hieron
    Yuan Cao
    Department of Chinese Materia Medica Analysis, China Pharmaceutical University, No 24, Tongjia Lane, Nanjing 210009, PR China
    Fitoterapia 81:253-8. 2010
    ..17 mg/ml and 0.46 mg/ml, and on HBV e antigen (HBeAg) secretion with IC(50) values of 0.42 mg/ml and 0.42 mg/ml, respectively. Compounds 7, 8, 10 and 12 exhibited selective cytotoxicity against the three human cancer cell lines tested...
  12. ncbi Inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase by sumaflavone isolated from Selaginella tamariscina
    Jin Won Yang
    College of Pharmacy, Chosun University, Gwangju 501 759, Republic of Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 105:107-13. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the inhibitory effect of sumaflavone on AP-1 activation may be associated with the potent NO blocking and anti-inflammatory effects of Selaginella tamariscina extract...
  13. ncbi Amentoflavone stimulates mitochondrial dysfunction and induces apoptotic cell death in Candida albicans
    In Sok Hwang
    School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daehak ro 80, Buk Gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea
    Mycopathologia 173:207-18. 2012
    ..albicans cells and is associated with the mitochondrial dysfunction. Besides, amentoflavone-induced hydroxyl radicals may play a significant role in mitochondria-mediated apoptosis...
  14. ncbi Antibacterial and synergistic activity of isocryptomerin isolated from Selaginella tamariscina
    Juneyoung Lee
    School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702 701, Korea
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 19:204-7. 2009
    ..In summary, the present study suggests that isocryptomerin may have potential as a novel therapeutic agent for treatment of infectious diseases by not only human pathogenic bacteria but also multidrug-resistant bacteria...
  15. ncbi Fatty acid synthase inhibition by amentoflavone induces apoptosis and antiproliferation in human breast cancer cells
    Jin Sun Lee
    Department of Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Jung Gu, Daejeon, Korea
    Biol Pharm Bull 32:1427-32. 2009
    ..These data provide evidence that amentoflavone isolated from S. tamariscina induced breast cancer apoptosis through blockade of fatty acid synthesis...
  16. ncbi Antifungal effect of amentoflavone derived from Selaginella tamariscina
    Hyun Jun Jung
    Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702 701, Korea
    Arch Pharm Res 29:746-51. 2006
    ..In conclusion, amentoflavone has great potential to be a lead compound for the development of antifungal agents...
  17. pmc Function of blue iridescence in tropical understorey plants
    Katherine R Thomas
    Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK
    J R Soc Interface 7:1699-707. 2010
    ..Possible adaptive advantages of the blue iridescence in these plants are discussed...
  18. ncbi S-phase accumulation of Candida albicans by anticandidal effect of amentoflavone isolated from Selaginella tamariscina
    Hyun Jun Jung
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
    Biol Pharm Bull 30:1969-71. 2007
    ..Therefore, amentoflavone may be applied to a lead compound for the development of therapeutic agents, which can treat candidiasis resulted from candidal infections...
  19. ncbi Evolution of the Cinnamyl/Sinapyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase (CAD/SAD) gene family: the emergence of real lignin is associated with the origin of Bona Fide CAD
    Dong mei Guo
    State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing, 100093, China
    J Mol Evol 71:202-18. 2010
    ..Our study also supports the hypothesis of convergent evolution of lignin biosynthesis between red algae and vascular plants...
  20. ncbi Structures of xyloglucans in primary cell walls of gymnosperms, monilophytes (ferns sensu lato) and lycophytes
    Yves S Y Hsieh
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Phytochemistry 79:87-101. 2012
    ..The S. kraussiana profile had abundant oligosaccharides containing arabinosyl residues. The L. cernuum profile indicated the xyloglucan had a very complex structure...
  21. ncbi Pyrrolidinoindoline alkaloids from Selaginella moellendorfii
    Yue Hu Wang
    Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, People s Republic of China
    J Nat Prod 72:1151-4. 2009
    ..Tautomerization between 6 and 6a was observed. Selected compounds were evaluated for antibacterial, cytotoxic, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activities...
  22. ncbi A new steroid from Selaginella pulvinata
    Xing Zheng
    Institute of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Nanhua University, Hengyang 421001, PR China
    Fitoterapia 78:598-9. 2007
    ..A new steroid, 3beta, 16alpha-dihydroxy-(5alpha)-cholestan-21-oic acid , was isolated from the aerial parts of Selaginella pulvinata. Its structure was elucidated on the basis of spectral analysis...
  23. ncbi Inhibition of plastid division by ampicillin in the pteridophyte Selaginella nipponica Fr. et Sav
    Yoshihiro Izumi
    Faculty of Education and Welfare Science, Oita University, Dannoharu, Oita, 870 1192 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 44:183-9. 2003
    ..4 and 45.7%, respectively) after 15 d. These results suggest that ampicillin inhibits plastid division in S. nipponica...
  24. ncbi The chloroplast genome from a lycophyte (microphyllophyte), Selaginella uncinata, has a unique inversion, transpositions and many gene losses
    Sumika Tsuji
    Division of Functional Genomics, Advanced Science Research Center, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
    J Plant Res 120:281-90. 2007
    ..Thus, the organization of the S. uncinata chloroplast genome provides a new insight into the evolution of lycophytes, which were separated from euphyllophytes approximately 400 million years ago...
  25. pmc Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome library from the spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii: a new resource for plant comparative genomics
    Wenming Wang
    Arizona Genomics Institute, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    BMC Plant Biol 5:10. 2005
    ..Although the lycophytes occupy an important phylogenetic position for understanding the evolution of plants and their genomes, no genomic resources exist for this group of plants...
  26. pmc Functional analysis and comparative genomics of expressed sequence tags from the lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii
    Jing Ke Weng
    Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    BMC Genomics 6:85. 2005
    ..thaliana. S. moellendorffii has the potential to provide significant comparative information to better understand the evolution of vascular plants...
  27. pmc Variation in chromosome numbers, CMA bands and 45S rDNA sites in species of Selaginella (Pteridophyta)
    Adriana Buarque Marcon
    Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Ciencias Biologicas, Departamento de Botanica, Rua Nelson Chaves s n, Cidade Universitaria, 50 670 420, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil
    Ann Bot 95:271-6. 2005
    ..Aiming to contribute to a better understanding of the structural chromosomal variability of this genus, different staining methods were applied in species with different chromosome numbers...
  28. ncbi [Determination of amentoflavone in 11 species of Selaginella medicinal material by HPLC]
    Dong Mei Sun
    Guangdong Province Institute of T C M, Guangzhou 510095, China
    Zhong Yao Cai 29:26-8. 2006
    ..To determine the content of amentoflavone in 11 species of Selaginella medicinal materials...
  29. ncbi Amentoflavone inhibits the induction of nitric oxide synthase by inhibiting NF-kappaB activation in macrophages
    E R Woo
    College of Pharmacy, Chosun University, 375 Seosuk dong, Dong Gu, Gwangju 501 759, Republic of Korea
    Pharmacol Res 51:539-46. 2005
    ..We isolated amentoflavone from Selaginella tamariscina (Selaginellaceae) and studied its effects on nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB)-mediated inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) ..
  30. ncbi [Resources of medicinal pteridophyta in Fengyang Mountain and Baishanzu Nature Reservation]
    Shengchao Zhu
    Lishui Normal Institute, Lishui, Zhejiang 323000
    Zhong Yao Cai 26:246-9. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi [Effect of Selaginella combined with radiotherapy on nasopharyngeal carcinoma]
    Jian xiao Zheng
    Department of Oncology, Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou 510120, China
    Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao 26:247-8. 2006
    ..To observe the Chinese herbal medicine Selaginella-induced radiosensitization of terminal nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)...
  32. ncbi Xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/hydrolase (XTH) is encoded by a multi-gene family in the primitive vascular land plant Selaginella kraussiana
    V S T Van Sandt
    Biology Department, Plant Physiology and Morphology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 9:142-6. 2007
    ..Together, these results indicate that XTHs are encoded by a multi-gene family that originated during or even before the colonization of land by plants...
  33. ncbi Characterization of the Selaginella remotifolia MADS-box gene
    Yoichi Tanabe
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, Chiba 263 8522, Japan
    J Plant Res 116:71-5. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi Biflavonoids isolated from Selaginella lepidophylla inhibit photosynthesis in spinach chloroplasts
    Maria Isabel Aguilar
    Departamento de Farmacia, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico DF, CP 04510, Mexico
    J Agric Food Chem 56:6994-7000. 2008
    ..The interaction and inhibition target of 2 was located on Cyt b6f to PC. The three compounds also behaved as energy transfer inhibitors, 3 being the most active...
  35. ncbi Inhibitory effects of Selaginella tamariscina on immediate allergic reactions
    Yue Dai
    Department of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University, China
    Am J Chin Med 33:957-66. 2005
    ..Based on these results, Selaginella tamariscina and one of its active components flavonoids may be useful as potential remedies for allergic rhinitis and other allergy-related diseases...
  36. ncbi [The isolation and identification of a new lignanoside from Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring]
    Xiao Ke Zheng
    Henan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450008, China
    Yao Xue Xue Bao 39:719-21. 2004
    ..To study the chemical constituents of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring...
  37. ncbi [Isolation and structural identification of chemical constituents from Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring]
    Yue feng Bi
    Henan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450008, China
    Yao Xue Xue Bao 39:41-5. 2004
    ..To study the chemical constituents of the water-extracts of Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring...
  38. ncbi Causes and consequences of high osmotic potentials in epiphytic higher plants
    Craig E Martin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    J Plant Physiol 161:1119-24. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi Distinct developmental mechanisms reflect the independent origins of leaves in vascular plants
    Sandra K Floyd
    University of California, Davis, Section of Plant Biology, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Curr Biol 16:1911-7. 2006
    ....
  40. pmc Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase activity loosens a plant cell wall
    Vicky S T Van Sandt
    University of Antwerpen, Biology Department, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Ann Bot 100:1467-73. 2007
    ..Here the effect was studied of a purified recombinant xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase (XTH) on the extension of isolated cell walls...
  41. ncbi Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase action is high in the root elongation zone and in the trichoblasts of all vascular plants from Selaginella to Zea mays
    K Vissenberg
    Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Morphology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp UIA, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Exp Bot 54:335-44. 2003
    ..Clearly XTH and its action in root development evolved before the evolutionary divergence of ferns and seed plants and also of the lycopodiophytes and euphyllophytes...
  42. ncbi Antioxidant activities of extracts from five anti-viral medicinal plants
    Keli Chen
    Nutrition Division, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UA, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 96:201-5. 2005
    ..Extracts from Potentilla freyniana and Selaginella labordei down-regulated cyclooxygenase-2 gene expression, measured by real-time RT-PCR, in human colon adenocarcinoma CaCo-2 cells...
  43. ncbi Molecular phylogeny of extant gymnosperms and seed plant evolution: analysis of nuclear 18S rRNA sequences
    S M Chaw
    Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Mol Biol Evol 14:56-68. 1997
    ..This study attests to the utility of nuclear 18S rRNA sequences in addressing relationships among living gymnosperms. Considerable variation in substitution rates was observed among the ferns and seed plants...
  44. ncbi Distribution of lignin monomers and the evolution of lignification among lower plants
    J M Espiñeira
    Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology, University of La Coruna, La Coruna, Spain
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 13:59-68. 2011
    ....
  45. pmc Evolutionary conservation of plant gibberellin signalling pathway components
    Filip Vandenbussche
    Unit Plant Hormone Signaling and Bio Imaging, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ghent University, Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Plant Biol 7:65. 2007
    ..The pathway essentially consists of GID1 gibberellin receptors that interact with F-box proteins, which in turn regulate degradation of downstream DELLA proteins, suppressors of GA-controlled responses...
  46. pmc Evolutionary genomics revealed interkingdom distribution of Tcn1-like chromodomain-containing Gypsy LTR retrotransposons among fungi and plants
    Olga Novikova
    Laboratory of Molecular Genetic Systems, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
    BMC Genomics 11:231. 2010
    ....
  47. pmc A comprehensive classification and evolutionary analysis of plant homeobox genes
    Krishanu Mukherjee
    Genetics Institute, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 26:2775-94. 2009
    ..All 14 homeobox gene classes were represented in flowering plants, Selaginella, and moss, suggesting that they had already differentiated in the last common ancestor of moss and vascular plants...
  48. pmc Desiccation tolerance in the moss Polytrichum formosum: physiological and fine-structural changes during desiccation and recovery
    Michael C F Proctor
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, Geoffrey Pope Building, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QD, UK
    Ann Bot 99:75-93. 2007
    ..It seeks reconciliation of the apparently conflicting published physiological and cytological evidence on recovery from desiccation in bryophytes...
  49. ncbi Desiccation tolerance mechanism in resurrection fern-ally Selaginella tamariscina revealed by physiological and proteomic analysis
    Xiaonan Wang
    Key Laboratory of Saline alkali Vegetation Ecology Restoration in Oil Field, Ministry of Education, College of Life Sciences, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
    J Proteome Res 9:6561-77. 2010
    ..tamariscina has developed a specific desiccation tolerant mechanism. To our knowledge, this study constitutes the first detailed investigation of the protein complement in fern/fern-allies...
  50. ncbi Trehalose and trehalose-based polymers for environmentally benign, biocompatible and bioactive materials
    Naozumi Teramoto
    Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2 17 1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275 0016, Japan
    Molecules 13:1773-816. 2008
    ....
  51. pmc Endogenous diterpenes derived from ent-kaurene, a common gibberellin precursor, regulate protonema differentiation of the moss Physcomitrella patens
    Ken ichiro Hayashi
    Department of Biochemistry, Okayama University of Science, Okayama 700 0005, Japan
    Plant Physiol 153:1085-97. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that the moss P. patens utilizes a diterpene metabolite from ent-kaurene as an endogenous developmental regulator and provide insights into the evolution of GA functions in land plants...
  52. ncbi Antibacterial and antifungal activities of some Mexican medicinal plants
    E Ruiz-Bustos
    Cuerpo Académico Biología y Bioquímica, Departamento de Ciencias Químico Biológicas, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora
    J Med Food 12:1398-402. 2009
    ..Our data suggest that the medicinal plants tested have important antimicrobial properties. This is the first report describing the antimicrobial activities of several of the Mexican medicinal plants used in this study...
  53. pmc Parallels in lignin biosynthesis: A study in Selaginella moellendorffii reveals convergence across 400 million years of evolution
    Jing Ke Weng
    Department of Biochemistry Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    Commun Integr Biol 1:20-2. 2008
    ..Here, we discuss the evolution of lignin biosynthesis in vascular plants and the role of Selaginella moellendorffii in plant comparative biology and genomics...
  54. ncbi [Cloning and functional analysis of trehalose -6-phosphate synthase gene from Selaginella pulvinata]
    Jing Lin
    Maize Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya an 625014, China
    Yi Chuan 32:498-504. 2010
    ..This result indicated that SpTPS1 of S. pulvinata encodes for an active protein and is hopeful to be applied in transgenic improvement of abiotic stress tolerance in plant...
  55. ncbi [Six new species and two new records of (Pteridophyta) from Costa Rica ]
    A F Rojas-Alvarado
    Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Apdo 22 3100, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Rev Biol Trop 49:435-51. 2001
    ..Rojas and Terpsichore esquiveliana A. Rojas. Blechnum stoloniferum (Mett. ex E. Fourn.) C. Chr. and Trichomanes micayense Hieron. are new records for the country. Only D. flaccisquama and M. alan-smithii are present outside Costa Rica...
  56. ncbi [Effects of Selaginella doederleinii on human nasopharyngeal carcinoma TW03 cells in vitro and its mechanism]
    Yan Jing
    First Hospital Affiliated of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, China
    Zhong Yao Cai 32:1864-7. 2009
    ..To study the inhibition and mechanism of Selaginella doederleinii (SLG) on the growth of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) TW03 cells in vitro...
  57. ncbi Physcomitrella patens: a model to investigate the role of RAC/ROP GTPase signalling in tip growth
    D Magnus Eklund
    Uppsala BioCenter, Department of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE 75007 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Exp Bot 61:1917-37. 2010
    ..A key aim of this study is to facilitate the use of Physcomitrella as a model to investigate the molecular control of tip growth in plants...
  58. ncbi Structural implication in cytotoxic effects of sterols from Sellaginella tamariscina
    Eun Mi Roh
    College of Pharmacy, Chosun University, Gwangju, 501 759, Korea
    Arch Pharm Res 33:1347-53. 2010
    ..tamariscina might be a promising candidate for the development of anticancer agents...
  59. pmc The highest-copy repeats are methylated in the small genome of the early divergent vascular plant Selaginella moellendorffii
    Agnes P Chan
    J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:282. 2008
    ..Methylation filtration genomic libraries select unmethylated DNA clones due to the presence of the methylation-dependent restriction endonuclease McrBC in the bacterial host...
  60. ncbi Early evolution of the MFT-like gene family in plants
    Harald Hedman
    Department of Evolutionary Functional Genomics, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, Uppsala, Sweden
    Plant Mol Biol 70:359-69. 2009
    ..Expression data for Physcomitrella MFT-like genes implicates an involvement in the development of reproductive tissues in the moss...
  61. ncbi Effects of selaginellin on homocysteine-induced senescence in human umbilical vein endothelial cells
    Chen jing Wang
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha, China
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 55:560-6. 2010
    ..Our study suggests that selaginellin has a protective effect against homocysteine-induced senescence through mechanisms related to antioxidation via scavenging reactive oxygen species and upregulating the expression of SIRT1 gene...
  62. ncbi Evolutionary lineages and functional diversification of plant hexokinases
    Rucha Karve
    Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
    Mol Plant 3:334-46. 2010
    ..moellendorffi as well. Thus, the use of glucose by plant HXK isoforms in metabolism and/or as a regulatory metabolite occurs as widespread, conserved processes...
  63. pmc An in silico analysis of the mitochondrial protein import apparatus of plants
    Chris Carrie
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling, Crawley 6009, WA, Australia
    BMC Plant Biol 10:249. 2010
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  64. ncbi Gibberellin signaling
    Lynn M Hartweck
    Department of Plant Biology, 250 Biological Sciences Center, 1445 Gortner Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Planta 229:1-13. 2008
    ..The more recently diverging spike moss Selaginella has all the genes required for GA biosynthesis and signaling, but the role of GA response in Selaginella physiology remains a mystery...
  65. ncbi A new unusual natural pigment from Selaginella sinensis and its noticeable physicochemical properties
    Li Ping Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry SKLAOC, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, People s Republic of China
    J Org Chem 72:3921-4. 2007
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  66. ncbi Shedding light on gibberellic acid signalling
    Claus Schwechheimer
    Department of Developmental Genetics, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, Tubingen University, Tubingen, Germany
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 12:57-62. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the first insights have been gained into the evolution of the GA signalling pathway on the basis of comparative genomics between the moss Physcomitrella patens, the lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii and seed plants...
  67. ncbi Stages in development of Selaginella diffusa megaspores
    Marta A Morbelli
    Cátedra de Palinologia, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s nro, 1900, La Plata, Argentina
    J Plant Res 116:57-64. 2003
    ..There are connecting strands across the gap between the inner surface of the outer exospore and the surface of the inner exospore. There are also spheres on the outer surface of the inner exospore...
  68. ncbi The desiccation tolerant secrets of Selaginella lepidophylla: what we have learned so far?
    Suzana Pampurova
    Department of Molecular Microbiology, VIB, Leuven, Belgium Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31 bus 2438, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    Plant Physiol Biochem 80:285-90. 2014
    ..lepidophylla. Finally we discuss desiccation tolerance mechanism in other plant species...
  69. ncbi Phylogenetic variation in glycosidases and glycanases acting on plant cell wall polysaccharides, and the detection of transglycosidase and trans-β-xylanase activities
    Lenka Franková
    The Edinburgh Cell Wall Group, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, The King s Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH93JH, UK
    Plant J 67:662-81. 2011
    ..Besides glycosidase and glycanase activities, five new transglycosylase activities were detected. We propose that such activities function in the assembly and re-structuring of the wall matrix...
  70. ncbi Two new selaginellin derivatives from Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring
    Kang Ping Xu
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha, China
    J Asian Nat Prod Res 13:356-60. 2011
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  71. ncbi Determination of biflavonoids in four Mexican species of Selaginella by HPLC
    Maria Isabel Aguilar
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Quimica, Departamento de Farmacia, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan 04510, Mexico D F, Mexico
    J AOAC Int 96:712-6. 2013
    ..reflexa. In addition, trehalose was detected in all samples as two peaks at 1.5 and 2.0 min. The HPLC method described here was shown to be reliable, reproducible, and accurate and can be used for QC of Selaginella medicinal materials...
  72. pmc Evolutionary history of LTR retrotransposon chromodomains in plants
    Anton Novikov
    Laboratory of Molecular Genetic Systems, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
    Int J Plant Genomics 2012:874743. 2012
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  73. pmc Brassinosteroids regulate plant growth through distinct signaling pathways in Selaginella and Arabidopsis
    Jinyeong Cheon
    School of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    PLoS ONE 8:e81938. 2013
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  74. ncbi Snakebites and ethnobotany in the northwest region of Colombia. Part III: neutralization of the haemorrhagic effect of Bothrops atrox venom
    R Otero
    Programa de Ofidismo, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, A A 1226, Medellin, Colombia
    J Ethnopharmacol 73:233-41. 2000
    ..Aristolochiaceae), Columnea kalbreyeriana (Gesneriaceae), Sida acuta (Malvaceae), Selaginella articulata (Selaginellaceae) and Pseudoelephantopus spicatus (Asteraceae); rhizomes of Renealmia alpinia (Zingiberaceae); the stem of ..
  75. pmc Trends and concepts in fern classification
    Maarten J M Christenhusz
    Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3DS, UK
    Ann Bot 113:571-94. 2014
    ..This paper reviews previous classifications of ferns and presents ideas on how to achieve a more stable consensus...
  76. pmc Evolution of the bHLH genes involved in stomatal development: implications for the expansion of developmental complexity of stomata in land plants
    Jin Hua Ran
    State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e78997. 2013
    ..Based on the above, we proposed a model for the correlation between the evolution of stomatal development and the genes involved in this developmental process in land plants. ..
  77. ncbi Origin and evolution of genes related to ABA metabolism and its signaling pathways
    Kousuke Hanada
    Gene Discovery Research Group, RIKEN Plant Science Center, 1 7 22 Suehiro cho, Tsurumi ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230 0045, Japan
    J Plant Res 124:455-65. 2011
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that expansion of the gene families related to ABA signaling pathways may have contributed to the sophisticated stress tolerance mechanisms of higher land plants...
  78. pmc Extracellular signal-regulated kinase is a direct target of the anti-inflammatory compound amentoflavone derived from Torreya nucifera
    Jueun Oh
    Department of Genetic Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440 746, Republic of Korea
    Mediators Inflamm 2013:761506. 2013
    ..Therefore, our data strongly suggest that amentoflavone's immunopharmacological activities are due to its direct effect on ERK. ..
  79. ncbi Antimicrobial activity of Northwestern Mexican plants against Helicobacter pylori
    Ramón E Robles-Zepeda
    Faculty of Biology and Biochemistry, Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
    J Med Food 14:1280-3. 2011
    ..pylori. The findings set the groundwork for further characterization and elucidation of the active compounds responsible for such activity...
  80. ncbi The family of DOF transcription factors: from green unicellular algae to vascular plants
    Miguel Angel Moreno-Risueno
    Laboratorio de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular, Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, E T S Ingenieros Agronomos, 28040, Madrid, Spain
    Mol Genet Genomics 277:379-90. 2007
    ..Loss, acquisition and shuffling of conserved motifs among the new DOFs likely underlie the mechanism of formation of the distinct subfamilies...
  81. pmc An expanding role for purine uptake permease-like transporters in plant secondary metabolism
    John G Jelesko
    Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and, Weed Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
    Front Plant Sci 3:78. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that members of the PUP-like family of DMT transporters are likely involved in diverse primary and secondary plant metabolic pathways...
  82. ncbi Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibitory activity of amentoflavone and its cellular effect on tyrosine phosphorylation of insulin receptors
    Minkyun Na
    Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB, Daejeon, Korea
    Biol Pharm Bull 30:379-81. 2007
    ..Bioassay-guided fractionation of MeOH extract of Selaginella tamariscina (Selaginellaceae) afforded a PTP1B inhibitory compound, amentoflavone. The compound inhibited PTP1B with an IC50 value of 7...
  83. ncbi ARABIDILLO gene homologues in basal land plants: species-specific gene duplication and likely functional redundancy
    Laura A Moody
    School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Planta 236:1927-41. 2012
    ..We confirm that all land plant ARABIDILLO genes arose from a single common ancestor and suggest that PHYSCODILLO proteins have novel and pleiotropic functions, some of which may be conserved in later-evolving plants...
  84. pmc Selaginella moellendorffii has a reduced and highly conserved expansin superfamily with genes more closely related to angiosperms than to bryophytes
    Robert E Carey
    Department of Biology, Lebanon Valley College, 101 N, College Av, Annville, PA 17003, USA
    BMC Plant Biol 13:4. 2013
    ..The sequencing of the Selaginella moellendorffii genome has allowed us to extend these analyses into an early diverging vascular plant...
  85. ncbi [RAPD analysis of 8 medicinal species of Selaginella]
    Juan Li
    Department of Pharmacy, Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, China
    Zhong Yao Cai 30:403-6. 2007
    ..To identify 8 medicinal species of Selaginella with method of molecular marker and to explore their genetic relationship...
  86. ncbi Two new steroidal saponins from Selaginella uncinata (Desv.) Spring and their protective effect against anoxia
    Junxia Zheng
    Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Light Industry, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, PR China Electronic address
    Fitoterapia 88:25-30. 2013
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study to report the steroidal saponins in the plant S. uncinata and demonstrate their protective effect against anoxia in PC12 cell assay...
  87. ncbi Screening of vasorelaxant activity of some medicinal plants used in Oriental medicines
    Ming Hao Yin
    Department of Herbal Resources, Professional Graduate School of Oriental Medicine and Medicinal Resources Research Institute MeRRI, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Jeonbuk 570 749, Republic of Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:113-7. 2005
    ..These results will be useful to further analyze those medicinal plants that contain the vasorelaxant activity in order to identify the active principles...
  88. ncbi Structural characterization and identification of biflavones in Selaginella tamariscina by liquid chromatography-diode-array detection/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry
    Yi Xuan Zhang
    Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100193, China
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 25:2173-86. 2011
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  89. ncbi Mixed-linkage beta-glucan : xyloglucan endotransglucosylase, a novel wall-remodelling enzyme from Equisetum (horsetails) and charophytic algae
    Stephen C Fry
    The Edinburgh Cell Wall Group, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JH, UK
    Plant J 55:240-52. 2008
    ..We propose that cereals, which possess MLG but lack MXE, might be engineered to express this Equisetum enzyme, thereby enhancing the crop mechanical properties...
  90. pmc LEAFY COTYLEDON1, a key regulator of seed development, is expressed in vegetative and sexual propagules of Selaginella moellendorffii
    Ryan C Kirkbride
    Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e67971. 2013
    ..The accumulation of Selaginella LEC1 RNA primarily in sexual and asexual reproductive structures suggests its involvement in cellular processes similar to those that occur during the maturation phase of seed development...
  91. ncbi The evolution and diversification of plant microtubule-associated proteins
    John Gardiner
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Plant J 75:219-29. 2013
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  92. ncbi In silico characterization and evolutionary analyses of CCAAT binding proteins in the lycophyte plant Selaginella moellendorffii genome: a growing comparative genomics resource
    Jayita Saha
    Department of Biological Sciences Section Botany, Presidency University, 86 1 College Street, Kolkata 700073, India Department of Biological Sciences Section Biotechnology, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Presidency University, 86 1 College Street, Kolkata 700073, India
    Comput Biol Chem 47:81-8. 2013
    ..We have identified several conserved motifs in LEC1 proteins among all plant lineages during evolution. ..
  93. ncbi Cloning and truncation modification of trehalose-6-phosphate synthase gene from Selaginella pulvinata
    Sheng mei Zhao
    Maize Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, Sichuan 611130, People s Republic of China
    Gene 512:414-21. 2013
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  94. pmc Bioactive selaginellins from Selaginella tamariscina (Beauv.) Spring
    Chao Yang
    State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and Environment and the Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, PR China State Key Lab of Applied Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, PR China
    Beilstein J Org Chem 8:1884-9. 2012
    ..Compound 1, 2 and 3 exhibited appreciable cytotoxic activity against cultured HeLa cells (human cervical carcinoma cells), as well as significant antioxidant activity...
  95. ncbi The plant Selaginella moellendorffii possesses enzymes for synthesis and hydrolysis of the compatible solutes mannosylglycerate and glucosylglycerate
    Ana Nobre
    CNC, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, 3004 517, Coimbra, Portugal
    Planta 237:891-901. 2013
    ..moellendorffii or in the extracts of five additional Selaginella species. Herein, we describe the properties of the first eukaryotic enzymes for the synthesis and hydrolysis of the compatible solutes, MG and GG...
  96. pmc Occurrence of the primary cell wall polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan II in pteridophytes, lycophytes, and bryophytes. Implications for the evolution of vascular plants
    Toshiro Matsunaga
    National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, Nishigoshi, Kumamoto 861 1192, Japan
    Plant Physiol 134:339-51. 2004
    ....
  97. ncbi [Protection effect of amentoflavone in Selaginella tamariscina against TNF-alpha-induced vascular injury of endothelial cells]
    Xiao Ke Zheng
    Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou 450046, China
    Yao Xue Xue Bao 48:1503-9. 2013
    ..AMT has the effect of protect vascular endothelial and maybe via the signal pathway of NF-kappaB to down-regulate the inflammation factor and oxidative damage factor of downstream...
  98. ncbi Metabolomic profiling in Selaginella lepidophylla at various hydration states provides new insights into the mechanistic basis of desiccation tolerance
    Abou Yobi
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 0330, USA
    Mol Plant 6:369-85. 2013
    Selaginella lepidophylla is one of only a few species of spike mosses (Selaginellaceae) that have evolved desiccation tolerance (DT) or the ability to 'resurrect' from an air-dried state...
  99. pmc Selaginella tamariscina extract suppresses TPA-induced invasion and metastasis through inhibition of MMP-9 in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma HONE-1 cells
    Chung Han Hsin
    Department of Dentistry, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:234. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to examine the anti-metastatic properties of Selaginella tamariscina extract (STE) in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma HONE-1 cells in vitro...
  100. ncbi [Simultaneous determination of selaginellins and biflavones in Selaginella tamariscina and S. pulvinata by HPLC]
    Yuan Cao
    Center for Clinical Research in Oncology Specialty, Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210036, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 37:1254-8. 2012
    ..pulvinata produced in different areas...
  101. ncbi Toxicity and anticancer effects of an extract from Selaginella tamariscina on a mice model
    Minh Ha Le
    Institute of Natural Product Chemistry INPC, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Nat Prod Res 26:1130-4. 2012
    ..The anticancer effect of STE was evaluated in BALB/c mice inoculated with Lewis lung carcinoma cells. Oral administration of STE could not prevent the tumour formation but provided strong inhibition of tumour growth...

Research Grants4

  1. TELOMERASE RNP STRUCTURE/FUNCTION
    DOROTHY SHIPPEN; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These studies will generate new insight into the structure and function of telomerase and provide needed information regarding telomerase regulation. ..
  2. STRUCTURE/FUNCTION ANALYSIS OF MITOTIC REGULATORS
    JOSEPH NOEL; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, we propose to design, synthesize and test several structurally based Pin1 inhibitors as new anti-mitotic agents. ..
  3. TERPENE CYCLASES: FUNCTIONAL DOMAINS AND STRUCTURES
    JOSEPH NOEL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Our current objective is to understand the regiochemical and stereochemical principles that govern the biosynthesis of pharmaceutically useful terpenoids. ..
  4. Structural Basis for Isoprenoid Biosynthesis
    JOSEPH NOEL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....