Regulation of Nicotine Biosynthesis by an Endogenous Target Mimicry of MicroRNA in Tobacco.
Canberra, Australia. In Plant Physiol, Oct 2015
In this work, we identified four unique tobacco-specific miRNAs that were predicted to target key genes of the nicotine biosynthesis and catabolism pathways and an eTM, novel tobacco miRNA (nta)-eTMX27, for nta-miRX27 that targets QUINOLINATE PHOSPHORIBOSYLTRANSFERASE2 (QPT2) encoding a quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase. The expression level of nta-miRX27 was significantly down-regulated, while that of QPT2 and nta-eTMX27 was significantly up-regulated after topping, and consequently, nicotine content increased in the topping-treated plants.
Novel interactive partners of neuroligin 3: new aspects for pathogenesis of autism.
Beijing, China. In J Mol Neurosci, May 2015
The interactions of NLGN3 with a subset of candidates, including EEF1A1, FLNA, ITPRIP, CYP11A1, MT-CO2, GPR175, ACOT2, and QPRT, were further validated in human neuroblastoma cells or brain tissues.
Crystal structure of human nicotinic acid phosphoribosyltransferase.
Novara, Italy. In Febs Open Bio, 2014
Moreover, structural comparison of human NaPRTase with the other two human type II phosphoribosyltransferases involved in NAD biosynthesis, quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase and nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase, reveals that while the three enzymes share a conserved overall structure, a few distinctive structural traits can be identified.