Chemical biology of glycoside-type bioactive substances controlling nyctinastic movement in leguminous plants

Yoshiyuki Manabe, Sho Inomata, Minoru Ueda

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Abstract

Leguminous plants open their leaves during the day and close them at night as if sleeping, a type of movement that follows circadian rhythms and is known as nyctinastic movement. This phenomenon is controlled by two endogenous bioactive substances that exhibit opposing activities: Leaf-Opening Factor (LOF), which opens the leaves, and Leaf-Closing Factor (LCF), which closes them. The authors have carried out chemical biological research using these bioactive substances in order to clarify the mechanisms of nyctinastic movement. Here, we report on the detection and identification of the target proteins of these compounds using original methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
Number of pages10
JournalTrends in Glycoscience and Glycotechnology
Volume22
Issue number123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Chemical biology
  • Click chemistry
  • Enantiodifferential approach
  • Nyctinasty
  • Target protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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