Phytopathogen Effectors Use Multiple Mechanisms to Manipulate Plant Autophagy
A recent publication in Cell Host & Microbe by Lal et al. investigated the molecular mechanisms by which plant pathogens manipulate autophagy to increase pathogenicity. The authors found that Pseudomonas syringae HrpZ1, HopF3, and AvrPtoB alter autophagy to enhance infection. These findings indicate that autophagy likely has different functions during the course of infection. Read the full publication here. See the press release from UCD here.
Transcriptional profile of ovine oocytes matured under lipopolysaccharide treatment in vitro
Rasekhi et al.'s recent publication in Theriogenology described the effect of lipopolysaccharides on oocyte maturation and development in vitro. The study found that lipopolysaccharides have an undesired effect on the maturation of ovine oocytes and embryo development. Read the full publication here.
Current status of the multinational Arabidopsis community
A publication in Plant Direct by Parry et al. highlights and summarizes the work that has been done on the reference species Arabidopsis thaliana. The authors then share ideas and foci for global, collaborative future work. Read the full publication here.
Linoleic Acid-Rich Oil Supplementation Increases Total and High Molecular Weight Adiponectin and Alters Plasma Oxylipins in Postmenopausal Women with Metabolic Syndrome
Cole et al.'s publication in Current Developments in Nutrition investigated the effect of a linoleic acid-rich diet on menopausal women with metabolic syndrome. The authors found that linoleic acid altered plasma oxylipin profiles and increased adiponectin levels. Read the full article here.
Impact of a weight loss and fitness intervention on exercise-associated plasma oxylipin patterns in obese, insulin-resistant, sedentary women
A publication in Physiological Reports by Grapov et al. investigated how metabolic health status, insulin resistance, and metabolic challenges modulate endocannabinoid and polyunsaturated fatty acid-derived oxylipin lipid classes. Exercise led to reductions in the endocannabinoid metabolites. Read the full article here.