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Disease relevance of Diospyros


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  • Ethylene biosynthesis in detached young persimmon fruit is initiated in calyx and modulated by water loss from the fruit [6].
  • To investigate ethylene induction mechanisms in detached young persimmon fruit, we cloned three cDNAs encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) synthase (DK-ACS1, 2, and -3) and two encoding ACC oxidase (DK-ACO1 and -2) genes involved in ethylene biosynthesis, and we analyzed their expression in various fruit tissues [6].
  • These results indicate that ethylene biosynthesis in detached young persimmon fruit is initially induced in calyx and is modulated by water loss through transcriptional activation of DK-ACS2 [6].
  • EAST and immunoblot inhibitions were carried out with persimmon; birch, grass, and ragweed pollen; latex; and N-glycans as inhibitors [7].
  • Allergy caused by ingestion of persimmon (Diospyros kaki): detection of specific IgE and cross-reactivity to profilin and carbohydrate determinants [7].

Biological context of Diospyros


Anatomical context of Diospyros


Associations of Diospyros with chemical compounds


Gene context of Diospyros


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Diospyros


  1. Oral administration of persimmon leaf extract ameliorates skin symptoms and transepidermal water loss in atopic dermatitis model mice, NC/Nga. Matsumoto, M., Kotani, M., Fujita, A., Higa, S., Kishimoto, T., Suemura, M., Tanaka, T. Br. J. Dermatol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  2. Engineered sorbitol accumulation induces dwarfism in Japanese persimmon. Deguchi, M., Koshita, Y., Gao, M., Tao, R., Tetsumura, T., Yamaki, S., Kanayama, Y. J. Plant Physiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Binaphthalenone glycosides from African chewing sticks, Diospyros lycioides. Li, X.C., van der Bijl, P., Wu, C.D. J. Nat. Prod. (1998) [Pubmed]
  4. A preliminary study on toxicity of diospyrol and oxidized diospyrol from Diospyros mollis Griff. (Maklua) in rabbits eyes. Pattanapanyasat, K., Panyathanya, R., Pairojkul, C. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet. (1985) [Pubmed]
  5. Inhibitory effects of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) extract and related polyphenol compounds on growth of human lymphoid leukemia cells. Achiwa, Y., Hibasami, H., Katsuzaki, H., Imai, K., Komiya, T. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. (1997) [Pubmed]
  6. Ethylene biosynthesis in detached young persimmon fruit is initiated in calyx and modulated by water loss from the fruit. Nakano, R., Ogura, E., Kubo, Y., Inaba, A. Plant Physiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  7. Allergy caused by ingestion of persimmon (Diospyros kaki): detection of specific IgE and cross-reactivity to profilin and carbohydrate determinants. Anliker, M.D., Reindl, J., Vieths, S., Wüthrich, B. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  8. Dietary persimmon improves lipid metabolism in rats fed diets containing cholesterol. Gorinstein, S., Bartnikowska, E., Kulasek, G., Zemser, M., Trakhtenberg, S. J. Nutr. (1998) [Pubmed]
  9. Prolongation of life span of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) ingesting persimmon tannin. Uchida, S., Ohta, H., Niwa, M., Mori, A., Nonaka, G., Nishioka, I., Ozaki, M. Chem. Pharm. Bull. (1990) [Pubmed]
  10. Persimmon leaf extract and astragalin inhibit development of dermatitis and IgE elevation in NC/Nga mice. Kotani, M., Matsumoto, M., Fujita, A., Higa, S., Wang, W., Suemura, M., Kishimoto, T., Tanaka, T. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  11. Inhibition of eukaryotic dna polymerase alpha by persimmon (Diospyros kaki) extract and related polyphenols. Umekawa, H., Takada, Y., Furuichi, Y., Takahashi, T., Achiwa, Y., Komiya, T., Yoshida, S. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Int. (1999) [Pubmed]
  12. Isodiospyrin as a novel human DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor. Ting, C.Y., Hsu, C.T., Hsu, H.T., Su, J.S., Chen, T.Y., Tarn, W.Y., Kuo, Y.H., Whang-Peng, J., Liu, L.F., Hwang, J. Biochem. Pharmacol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  13. Isolation and characterization of a 27-kDa antifungal protein from the fruits of Diospyros texana. Vu, L., Huynh, Q.K. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1994) [Pubmed]
  14. Investigations on the steroidal anti-inflammatory activity of triterpenoids from Diospyros leucomelas. Recio, M.C., Giner, R.M., Máñez, S., Gueho, J., Julien, H.R., Hostettmann, K., Ríos, J.L. Planta Med. (1995) [Pubmed]
  15. pH regulates endoglucanase expression and virulence of Alternaria alternata in persimmon fruit. Eshel, D., Miyara, I., Ailing, T., Dinoor, A., Prusky, D. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. (2002) [Pubmed]
  16. Partial purification of latent persimmon fruit polyphenol oxidase. Núñez-Delicado, E., Sojo, M.M., García-Carmona, F., Sánchez-Ferrer, A. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  17. Some essential phytochemicals and the antioxidant potential in fresh and dried persimmon. Jung, S.T., Park, Y.S., Zachwieja, Z., Folta, M., Barton, H., Piotrowicz, J., Katrich, E., Trakhtenberg, S., Gorinstein, S. International journal of food sciences and nutrition. (2005) [Pubmed]
  18. Pheophorbide A-methyl ester, Acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase inhibitor from Diospyros kaki. Rho, M.C., Chung, M.Y., Song, H.Y., Kwon, O.E., Lee, S.W., Baek, J.A., Jeune, K.H., Kim, K., Lee, H.S., Kim, Y.K. Arch. Pharm. Res. (2003) [Pubmed]
  19. Sex pheromone of the persimmon fruit moth, Stathmopoda masinissa: identification and laboratory bioassay of (4E, 6Z)-4,6-hexadecadien-1-ol derivatives. Naka, H., Vang, l.e. .V., Inomata, S., Ando, T., Kimura, T., Honda, H., Tsuchida, K., Sakurai, H. J. Chem. Ecol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  20. Inhibition of enzyme activities and the antiwrinkle effect of polyphenol isolated from the persimmon leaf (Diospyros kaki folium) on human skin. An, B.J., Kwak, J.H., Park, J.M., Lee, J.Y., Park, T.S., Lee, J.T., Son, J.H., Jo, C., Byun, M.W. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. (2005) [Pubmed]
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