Current Bioactive Compounds

Adriano Mollica
Department of Pharmacy, University ”G. d' Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara
Via dei Vestini 31
Chieti, 66100


Bioactivity of Exogenous Cytoskeleton Proteins: Regulation of Development of Plant Microspores as Biosensors

Author(s): Victoria V. Roshchina, Ivan M. Vikhlyantsev.


Bioactivity of the cytoskeleton proteins such as actin, myosin and titin that have been extracted from the rabbit muscle was analyzed on plant misrospores as unicellular biosensors. The fibrillar forms of the proteins stimulated the germination of vegetative microspores from horsetail Equisetum arvense and generative (pollen) microspores from knight’s star Hippeastrum hybridum. In special experiments the proteins tested were able to reverse the blockade of ion channels by drugs d-tubocurarine and α-bungarotoxin, acting on cholinoreceptors, or verapamil, regulating Ca2+-channels.

Keywords: Actin, biosensors, Equisetum arvense, germination, Hippeastrum hybridum, ion channels’ blockers, myosin, pollen, titin.

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Article Details

Year: 2012
Page: [287 - 290]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157340712802762401
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