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Disease relevance of Adiantum

  • 7. From these characteristics, CP2/PCB can be attributed to the Pr" photochemical type with gamma1 < or = 0.05, which comprises the minor phyA fraction (phyA"), phyB, Adiantum phy1 and Synechocystis Cph1 in contrast to the major phyA' fraction (Pr' type with gamma1 = 0.5) [1].

High impact information on Adiantum

  • The fern Adiantum capillus-veneris has an unconventional photoreceptor, phytochrome 3 (phy3), which is a chimaera of the red/far-red light receptor phytochrome and phototropin [2].
  • Here, we report the isolation of two blue light photoreceptor genes, designated cryptochrome genes 4 and 5 (CRY4 and CRY5), from the fern Adiantum capillus-veneris [3].
  • Reactive cysteine is protonated in the triplet excited state of the LOV2 domain in Adiantum phytochrome3 [4].
  • Part of the large subunit of the ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (rubisco) gene (rbcL) was sequenced from three fern species: Adiantum capillus-veneris, Botrypus strictus, and Osmunda cinnamomea var. fokiensis [5].
  • 4alpha-hydroxyfilican-3-one and fern-9(11)-en-12beta-ol, and olean-18-en-3-one and olean-12-en-3-one as the first example of oleanane compounds from Adiantum ferns were isolated along with many other known triterpenoids from Adiantum capillus-veneris of China and Egypt. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses [6].

Biological context of Adiantum


Associations of Adiantum with chemical compounds


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Adiantum


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  2. Responses of ferns to red light are mediated by an unconventional photoreceptor. Kawai, H., Kanegae, T., Christensen, S., Kiyosue, T., Sato, Y., Imaizumi, T., Kadota, A., Wada, M. Nature (2003) [Pubmed]
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  4. Reactive cysteine is protonated in the triplet excited state of the LOV2 domain in Adiantum phytochrome3. Sato, Y., Iwata, T., Tokutomi, S., Kandori, H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2005) [Pubmed]
  5. Phylogenetic relationships of ferns deduced from rbcL gene sequence. Hasebe, M., Ito, M., Kofuji, R., Ueda, K., Iwatsuki, K. J. Mol. Evol. (1993) [Pubmed]
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  7. Photoreaction of the cysteine S-H group in the LOV2 domain of Adiantum phytochrome3. Iwata, T., Tokutomi, S., Kandori, H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2002) [Pubmed]
  8. Normethyl pentacyclic and lanostane-type triterpenes from Adiantum venustum. Alam, M.S., Chopra, N., Ali, M., Niwa, M. Phytochemistry (2000) [Pubmed]
  9. A new triterpenoid from the fern Adiantum lunulatum and evaluation of antibacterial activity. Reddy, V.L., Ravikanth, V., Rao, T.P., Diwan, P.V., Venkateswarlu, Y. Phytochemistry (2001) [Pubmed]
  10. Comparative investigation of the LOV1 and LOV2 domains in Adiantum phytochrome3. Iwata, T., Nozaki, D., Tokutomi, S., Kandori, H. Biochemistry (2005) [Pubmed]
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