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Disease relevance of Cucumis


High impact information on Cucumis

  • Cucurbita maxima PP1 was immunolocalized by light microscopy in sieve elements of the extrafascicular phloem of Cucumis sativus scions, whereas Cucurbita maxima PP2 was detected in both sieve elements and companion cells [4].
  • Cucurbita maxima or Cucurbita ficifolia PP1 and PP2 mRNAs were not detected in Cucumis sativus scions by either RNA gel blot analysis or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, indicating that the proteins, rather than transcripts, are translocated [4].
  • Stearoyl-acyl-carrier-protein (ACP) desaturase (EC was purified to homogeneity from avocado mesocarp, and monospecific polyclonal antibodies directed against the protein were used to isolate full-length cDNA clones from Ricinus communis (castor) seed and Cucumis sativus (cucumber) [5].
  • Primary structure of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) ascorbate oxidase deduced from cDNA sequence: homology with blue copper proteins and tissue-specific expression [6].
  • Cucumisin, a subtilisin-like serine protease, is expressed at high levels in the fruit of melon (Cucumis melo L.) and accumulates in the juice [7].

Chemical compound and disease context of Cucumis


Biological context of Cucumis


Anatomical context of Cucumis


Associations of Cucumis with chemical compounds

  • Isolation and characterization of indole-3-acetaldehyde reductases from Cucumis sativus [16].
  • Combined GC-MS examination and high-field NMR analysis have demonstrated that all oxygen atoms in 1 and 2 from B. cacuminata are dioxygen derived, but in contrast, the spiroacetals 3 and 4 from B. cucumis incorporate one ring oxygen from water and one ring oxygen (and the hydroxyl oxygen in 4) from [(18)O(2)]-dioxygen [17].
  • After transient exposure to the gaseous hormone ethylene, dark-grown cucumber (Cucumis sativus) hypocotyls developed unusual features [18].
  • This report describes part of the signaling pathway and some of the molecules involved in the auxin-induced adventitious root formation in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) [19].
  • We have investigated the regulation of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) hydroxypyruvate reductase mRNA abundance in response to white-, red-, and far-red-light treatments [20].

Gene context of Cucumis

  • Transfer of the yeast salt tolerance gene HAL1 to Cucumis melo L. cultivars and in vitro evaluation of salt tolerance [21].
  • Cloning and characterization of the gene encoding 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase in melon (Cucumis melo L. reticulatus) [22].
  • Two cucumber ( Cucumis sativus L.) proteins, PCI6 (PABP-CT-interacting) and PCI243 were identified based on ability to interact with the carboxy terminus (CT) of PABP in yeast two-hybrid and in vitro binding assays [23].
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) with a subunit molecular mass of 74 kDa has been purified 450-fold to homogeneity from the cotyledons of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). This is the first purification of the native form of the enzyme from any plant tissue [24].
  • Structure and expression of three genes encoding ACC oxidase homologs from melon (Cucumis melo L.) [25].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Cucumis

  • Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis is a highly specialized fungus that attacks the root system of melon (Cucumis melo L.). In this work the presence of a class III chitinase was examined by immunological techniques in the root and stem base of a susceptible (cv. Galia) and a resistant (cv. Bredor) melon during the infection process [26].


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  2. Ethanol-induced anaphylaxis following ingestion of overripe rock melon, Cucumis melo. Mallon, D.F., Katelaris, C.H. Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. (1997) [Pubmed]
  3. Silicon-mediated alleviation of Mn toxicity in Cucumis sativus in relation to activities of superoxide dismutase and ascorbate peroxidase. Shi, Q., Bao, Z., Zhu, Z., He, Y., Qian, Q., Yu, J. Phytochemistry (2005) [Pubmed]
  4. Translocation of structural P proteins in the phloem. Golecki, B., Schulz, A., Thompson, G.A. Plant Cell (1999) [Pubmed]
  5. Stearoyl-acyl-carrier-protein desaturase from higher plants is structurally unrelated to the animal and fungal homologs. Shanklin, J., Somerville, C. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1991) [Pubmed]
  6. Primary structure of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) ascorbate oxidase deduced from cDNA sequence: homology with blue copper proteins and tissue-specific expression. Ohkawa, J., Okada, N., Shinmyo, A., Takano, M. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1989) [Pubmed]
  7. TGTCACA motif is a novel cis-regulatory enhancer element involved in fruit-specific expression of the cucumisin gene. Yamagata, H., Yonesu, K., Hirata, A., Aizono, Y. J. Biol. Chem. (2002) [Pubmed]
  8. Toxicity of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) mixtures to Sorghum bicolor and Cucumis sativus. An, Y.J. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. (2004) [Pubmed]
  9. Cytokinin induces a rapid decrease in the levels of mRNAs for catalase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase, lectin and other unidentified proteins in etiolated cotyledons of cucumber. Toyama, T., Teramoto, H., Takeba, G., Tsuji, H. Plant Cell Physiol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  10. Stimulation of benzyladenine-induced in vitro shoot organogenesis and endogenous proline in melon (Cucumis melo L.) by fish protein hydrolysates in combination with proline analogues. Milazzo, M.C., Zheng, Z., Kellett, G., Haynesworth, K., Shetty, K. J. Agric. Food Chem. (1999) [Pubmed]
  11. Oxidative stress in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) seedlings treated with acifluorfen. Gupta, I., Tripathy, B.C. Indian J. Biochem. Biophys. (2000) [Pubmed]
  12. CHRC, encoding a chromoplast-specific carotenoid-associated protein, is an early gibberellic acid-responsive gene. Vishnevetsky, M., Ovadis, M., Itzhaki, H., Vainstein, A. J. Biol. Chem. (1997) [Pubmed]
  13. p-Hydroxybenzoate synthase: a complex associated with mitochondrial membranes of roots of Cucumis sativus. Hagel, P., Kindl, H. FEBS Lett. (1975) [Pubmed]
  14. Membranes of protein bodies. I. Isolation from cotyledons of germinating cucumber seeds. Kara, U.A., Kindl, H. Eur. J. Biochem. (1982) [Pubmed]
  15. Cucumber T-complex protein. Molecular cloning, bacterial expression and characterization within a 22-S cytosolic complex in cotyledons and hypocotyls. Ahnert, V., May, C., Gerke, R., Kindl, H. Eur. J. Biochem. (1996) [Pubmed]
  16. Isolation and characterization of indole-3-acetaldehyde reductases from Cucumis sativus. Brown, H.M., Purves, W.K. J. Biol. Chem. (1976) [Pubmed]
  17. [(18)O]-oxygen incorporation reveals novel pathways in spiroacetal biosynthesis by Bactrocera cacuminata and B. cucumis. Fletcher, M.T., Wood, B.J., Brereton, I.M., Stok, J.E., De Voss, J.J., Kitching, W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2002) [Pubmed]
  18. Transient exposure to ethylene stimulates cell division and alters the fate and polarity of hypocotyl epidermal cells. Kazama, H., Dan, H., Imaseki, H., Wasteneys, G.O. Plant Physiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Nitric oxide and cyclic GMP are messengers in the indole acetic acid-induced adventitious rooting process. Pagnussat, G.C., Lanteri, M.L., Lamattina, L. Plant Physiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  20. Effects of light fluence and wavelength on expression of the gene encoding cucumber hydroxypyruvate reductase. Bertoni, G.P., Becker, W.M. Plant Physiol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  21. Transfer of the yeast salt tolerance gene HAL1 to Cucumis melo L. cultivars and in vitro evaluation of salt tolerance. Bordas, M., Montesinos, C., Dabauza, M., Salvador, A., Roig, L.A., Serrano, R., Moreno, V. Transgenic Res. (1997) [Pubmed]
  22. Cloning and characterization of the gene encoding 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase in melon (Cucumis melo L. reticulatus). Kato-Emori, S., Higashi, K., Hosoya, K., Kobayashi, T., Ezura, H. Mol. Genet. Genomics (2001) [Pubmed]
  23. Identification and characterization of proteins that interact with the carboxy terminus of poly(A)-binding protein and inhibit translation in vitro. Wang, X., Grumet, R. Plant Mol. Biol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  24. Purification, and phosphorylation in vivo and in vitro, of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from cucumber cotyledons. Walker, R.P., Leegood, R.C. FEBS Lett. (1995) [Pubmed]
  25. Structure and expression of three genes encoding ACC oxidase homologs from melon (Cucumis melo L.). Lasserre, E., Bouquin, T., Hernandez, J.A., Bull, J., Pech, J.C., Balagué, C. Mol. Gen. Genet. (1996) [Pubmed]
  26. Immunolocalization of a class III chitinase in two muskmelon cultivars reacting differently to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis. Baldé, J.A., Francisco, R., Queiroz, A., Regalado, A.P., Ricardo, C.P., Veloso, M.M. J. Plant Physiol. (2006) [Pubmed]
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