Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains (open access)

Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains

This article predicts that marine-derived bacteria should inhibit Vibrio pathogens and may be a source of unique antibiotic compounds.
Date: March 10, 2017
Creator: Burks, David J.; Norris, Stephen; Kauffman, Kathryn M.; Joy, Abigail; Arevalo, Philip; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes (open access)

Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes

This article explores the use of an information-entropy-based gene clustering method for genomic island detection in MRSA.
Date: November 16, 2017
Creator: Jani, Mehul; Sengupta, Soham; Hu, Kelsey & Azad, Rajeev K.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Phylogenetic analysis of the CDGSH iron-sulfur binding domain reveals its ancient origin (open access)

Phylogenetic analysis of the CDGSH iron-sulfur binding domain reveals its ancient origin

This article reports on the origin, evolution, and diversification of the iron-sulfur (2Fe-2S) binding motif CDGSH.
Date: November 28, 2017
Creator: Sengupta, Soham; Nechushtai, Rachel; Jennings, Patricia A.; Onuchic, José N.; Padilla, Pamela A.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Local and Systemic Metabolic Responses during Light-Induced Rapid Systemic Signaling (open access)

Local and Systemic Metabolic Responses during Light-Induced Rapid Systemic Signaling

This article reports that local application of light stress to one rosette leaf of bolting Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) plants resulted in a metabolic response that encompassed local, systemic and transport tissues, demonstrating a high degree of physical and metabolic continuity between different tissues throughout the plant.
Date: December 2018
Creator: Choudhury, Feroza K.; Devireddy, Amith R.; Azad, Rajeev K.; Shulaev, Vladimir & Mittler, Ron
System: The UNT Digital Library
Identification and characterization of a core set of ROS wave‐associated transcripts involved in the systemic acquired acclimation response of Arabidopsis to excess light (open access)

Identification and characterization of a core set of ROS wave‐associated transcripts involved in the systemic acquired acclimation response of Arabidopsis to excess light

Article reveal that the systemic transcriptomic response of plants to excess light stress is extensive in the context of systemic acquired acclimation and involves an early (2 min) and transient stage of transcript expression that includes thousands of genes.
Date: December 6, 2018
Creator: Zandalinas, Sara I.; Sengupta, Soham; Burks, David; Azad, Rajeev K. & Mittler, Ron
System: The UNT Digital Library
IslandCafe: Compositional Anomaly and Feature Enrichment Assessment for Delineation of Genomic Islands (open access)

IslandCafe: Compositional Anomaly and Feature Enrichment Assessment for Delineation of Genomic Islands

Article discusses IslandCafe, a proposed method for genomic island detection.
Date: October 1, 2019
Creator: Jani, Mehul & Azad, Rajeev K.
System: The UNT Digital Library
The genome of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): A taxonomically isolated species that directs wax ester accumulation in its seeds (open access)

The genome of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): A taxonomically isolated species that directs wax ester accumulation in its seeds

Article describes the high-quality, 887-Mb genome of jojoba assembled into 26 chromosomes with 23,490 protein-coding genes.
Date: March 11, 2020
Creator: Sturtevant, Drew; Lu, Shaoping; Zhou, Zhi-Wei; Shen, Yin; Wang, Shuo; Song, Jia-Ming et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Systemic signaling during abiotic stress combination in plants (open access)

Systemic signaling during abiotic stress combination in plants

Article reveals that plants can integrate different local and systemic signals generated during conditions of stress combination. Furthermore, results show that the specific part at which plants sense the two co-occurring stresses makes a significant difference in how fast and efficient they acclimate.
Date: May 29, 2020
Creator: Sengupta, Soham; Azad, Rajeev K.; Zandalinas, Sara I.; Fichman, Yosef; Devireddy, Amith R. & Mittler, Ron
System: The UNT Digital Library
Lipophilic signals lead to organ-specific gene expression changes in Arabidopsis seedlings (open access)

Lipophilic signals lead to organ-specific gene expression changes in Arabidopsis seedlings

Article presents a study where whole transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) and differential expression analysis were used to identify early (1–3 hr) transcriptional changes induced by the exogenous treatment of NAE 18:2 and NAE 18:3 in cotyledons, roots, and seedlings.
Date: July 15, 2020
Creator: Cannon, Ashley E.; Yan, Chengshi; Burks, David J.; Rao, Xiaolan; Azad, Rajeev K. & Chapman, Kent Dean
System: The UNT Digital Library
MYB30 Orchestrates Systemic Reactive Oxygen Signaling and Plant Acclimation (open access)

MYB30 Orchestrates Systemic Reactive Oxygen Signaling and Plant Acclimation

This article explores the relationship among MYB30, the ROS wave, and systemic acclimation in Arabidopsis by determining the SAA response to HL stress of MYB30 mutants and wild-type plants.
Date: July 22, 2020
Creator: Fichman, Yosef; Zandalinas, Sara I.; Sengupta, Soham; Burks, David J.; Meyers, Ronald J., Jr.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Role of ribosomal RNA released from red cells in blood coagulation in zebrafish and humans (open access)

Role of ribosomal RNA released from red cells in blood coagulation in zebrafish and humans

This article identifies that an rRNA released in hemolysis activates clotting in human and zebrafish plasma. Furthermore, it shows that fish Hgfac plays a role in rRNA-mediated activation of coagulation.
Date: November 17, 2021
Creator: Alharbi, Abdulmajeed; Iyer, Neha; Al Qaryoute, Ayah; Raman, Revathi; Burks, David J.; Azad, Rajeev K. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library