Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects by Philippe JeandetPhytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects by Philippe Jeandet

Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects

Guest editorPhilippe Jeandet

Hardcover | March 15, 2015

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Phytoalexins are low molecular weight antimicrobial compounds that are produced by plants as
a response to biotic and abiotic stresses. As such they take part in an intricate defense system which
enables plants to control invading microorganisms. In the 1950s, research on phytoalexins started
with progress in their biochemistry and bio-organic chemistry, resulting in the determination of their
structure, their biological activity, as well as mechanisms of their synthesis and catabolism by
microorganisms. Elucidation of the biosynthesis of numerous phytoalexins also permitted the use of
molecular biology tools for the exploration of the genes encoding enzymes of their synthesis
pathways and their regulators. This has led to potential applications for increasing plant resistance to
diseases. Phytoalexins display an enormous diversity belonging to various chemical families such as
for instance, phenolics, terpenoids, furanoacetylenes, steroid glycoalkaloids, sulfur-containing
compounds and indoles.
Research and review papers dealing with numerous aspects of phytoalexins including modulation
of their biosynthesis, molecular engineering in plants, biological activities, structure/activity
relationships and phytoalexin metabolism by micro-organisms are published in this issue.

Title:Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future ProspectsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:516 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.56 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.56 inPublished:March 15, 2015Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038420581

ISBN - 13:9783038420583


Table of Contents

Editorial - Philippe JeandetPhytoalexins: Current Progress and Future ProspectsPhilippe Jeandet, Claire Hébrard, Marie-Alice Deville, Sylvain Cordelier, Stéphan Dorey, Aziz Aziz and Jérôme CrouzetDeciphering the Role of Phytoalexins in Plant-Microorganism Interactions and Human HealthAlana Poloni and Jan SchirawskiRed Card for Pathogens: Phytoalexins in Sorghum and MaizeYinning Chen, Tao Yan, Chenghai Gao, Wenhao Cao and Riming HuangNatural Products from the Genus TephrosiaMagda Formela, Slawomir Samardakiewicz, Lukasz Marczak, Witold Nowak, Dorota Narozna, Waldemar Bednarski, Anna Kasprowicz-Maluski and Iwona MorkunasEffects of Endogenous Signals and Fusarium oxysporum on the Mechanism Regulating Genistein Synthesis and Accumulation in Yellow Lupine and Their Impact on Plant Cell CytoskeletonOlga V. Zernova, Anatoli V. Lygin, Michelle L. Pawlowski, Curtis B. Hill, Glen L. Hartman, Jack M. Widholm and Vera V. LozovayaRegulation of Plant Immunity through Modulation of Phytoalexin SynthesisFarag Ibraheem, Iffa Gaffoor, Qixian Tan, Chi-Ren Shyu and Surinder Chopra A Sorghum MYB Transcription Factor Induces 3-Deoxyanthocyanidins and Enhances Resistance against Leaf Blights in MaizeLee A. Hadwiger and Kiwamu TanakaEDTA a Novel Inducer of Pisatin, a Phytoalexin Indicator of the Non-Host Resistance in PeasSimona M. Sanzani, Leonardo Schena and Antonio IppolitoEffectiveness of Phenolic Compounds against Citrus Green MouldMorifumi Hasegawa, Ichiro Mitsuhara, Shigemi Seo, Kazunori Okada, Hisakazu Yamane, Takayoshi Iwai and Yuko OhashiAnalysis on Blast Fungus-Responsive Characters of a Flavonoid Phytoalexin Sakuranetin; Accumulation in Infected Rice Leaves, Antifungal Activity and Detoxification by FungusMalik Chalal, Agnès Klinguer, Abdelwahad Echairi, Philippe Meunier, Dominique Vervandier-Fasseur and Marielle AdrianAntimicrobial Activity of Resveratrol AnaloguesYangrae Cho, Robin A. Ohm, Rakshit Devappa, Hyang Burm Lee, Igor V. Grigoriev, Bo Yeon Kim and Jong Seog AhnTranscriptional Responses of the Bdtf1-Deletion Mutant to the Phytoalexin Brassinin in the Necrotrophic Fungus Alternaria brassicicolaLoïc Becker, Vincent Carré, Anne Poutaraud, Didier Merdinoglu and Patrick ChaimbaultMALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging for the Simultaneous Location of Resveratrol, Pterostilbene and Viniferins on Grapevine LeavesGuillaume Marti, Sylvain Schnee, Yannis Andrey, Claudia Simoes-Pires, Pierre-Alain Carrupt, Jean-Luc Wolfender and Katia GindroStudy of Leaf Metabolome Modifications Induced by UV-C Radiations in Representative Vitis, Cissus and Cannabis Species by LC-MS Based Metabolomics and Antioxidant AssaysGlòria Lozano-Mena, Marta Sánchez-González, M. Emília Juan and Joana M. PlanasMaslinic Acid, a Natural Phytoalexin-Type Triterpene from Olives - A Promising Nutraceutical?Martin Kello, David Drutovic, Martina Chripkova, Martina Pilatova, Mariana Budovska, Lucia Kulikova, Peter Urdzik and Jan MojzisROS-Dependent Antiproliferative Effect of Brassinin Derivative Homobrassinin in Human Colorectal Cancer Caco2 CellsBasil Smith, Diandra Randle, Roman Mezencev, LeeShawn Thomas, Cimona Hinton and Valerie Odero-MarahCamalexin-Induced Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer Cells Involves Alterations of Expression and Activity of Lysosomal Protease Cathepsin DAudrey E. McCalley, Simon Kaja, Andrew J. Payne and Peter KoulenResveratrol and Calcium Signaling: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical RelevanceMalik Chalal, Dominique Delmas, Philippe Meunier, Norbert Latruffe and Dominique Vervandier-FasseurInhibition of Cancer Derived Cell Lines Proliferation by Synthesized Hydroxylated Stilbenes and New Ferrocenyl-Stilbene Analogs. Comparison with Resveratrol