Navigation Links
A new idea for how anti-aging products delay ripening of fruit and wilting of flowers
Date:5/2/2008

RIVERSIDE, Calif. When plants encounter ethylene, a gas they also produce naturally as a hormone, the result is softening and ripening in the case of fruit, and wilting and fading in the case of flowers all of which ethylene promotes.

To delay these effects, growers spray plants with products available in the market today, such as EthylBlocTM for flowers and SmartFreshSM for fruits and vegetables, that contain a compound that blocks ethylenes action on plants.

But how this compound, 1-methylcyclopropane or 1-MCP, works at the molecular level remains uncertain despite several chemical pathways chemists have proposed in the scientific literature.

Now, in a research paper published in the April issue of Chemistry & Biology, a team led by Michael Pirrung, a professor of chemistry and the holder of the University of California Presidential Chair in Chemistry at UC Riverside, offers a novel pathway for how anti-aging products like EthylBloc and SmartFresh block ethylene in plants, delaying the plants demise and allowing people to enjoy their beauty and products for longer than nature allows.

The authors propose that a chemical reaction occurs between 1-MCP and naturally-occurring copper in plant cells. This knowledge could guide researchers in their attempts to discover new ethylene-blocking chemicals for preserving the freshness of fruits, vegetables and flowers for longer than currently is possible.

Until now, researchers believed that a complex a chemical structure consisting of molecules that are weakly connected to one another formed between 1-MCP and copper.

A complex is loose and can break apart easily something we dont see happening in the case of 1-MCP in plants, Pirrung explained. A ch
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Coal-based fuels and products hit the refinery
2. Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products
3. Titanium Group to Showcase Products and Technologies in Prestigious Government Seminar
4. bioMETRX to Introduce New smartTOUCH(TM) Products in 2008
5. Ingram Micro to Distribute New Fujitsu Biometric Login Products for Novell eDirectory in United States
6. Plant gene clusters for natural products
7. Oceanic sharks worldwide at serious risk from high-seas fishing, rising demand for shark products
8. Researchers use high tech in mold watermark to protect plastic products from piracy
9. Advertisements saying dairy products help you lose weight are misleading
10. US government delays nanotechnology safety measures
11. Childrens Hospital studying drug with the potential to prevent/delay onset of type 1 diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A new idea for how anti-aging products delay ripening of fruit and wilting of flowers
(Date:9/18/2014)... into the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a tick-borne ... similar to that caused by Ebolavirus, has identified new ... the potential to lead to novel targets for therapeutic ... reported in a paper published today in the journal ... the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and their colleagues, represents ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... matter how many times it,s demonstrated, it,s still ... , But by using a signaling system ... their behavior to suit their population. In short, ... present, and act accordingly. , Once the population ... change from innocuous to pathogenic, or from unhelpful ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... their colleagues have built the first smartphone app ... and behavioral trends. In other words, your smartphone ... you don,t -- and how that affects you. ... stress, depression and loneliness to their academic performance, ... for example, to monitor mental health, trigger ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research milestone in CCHF virus could help identify new treatments 2Researchers study vital 'on/off switches' that control when bacteria turn deadly 2Researchers study vital 'on/off switches' that control when bacteria turn deadly 3New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 2New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 3New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 4
... the upcoming Acoustical Society of America (ASA) meeting in ... Wide pressroom even if they cannot attend in person. ... papers selected from among the 600 talks and posters, ... sound engineering, marine biology, medicine, meteorology, and music. ...
... ambitious European collaboration proposes to set up a new ... requisite skills for accelerating research into cardiovascular disease, the ... deaths, depending on the country. The European Vascular Biology ... conference in Lisbon in December 2007 with a specific ...
... for naming rights to a new owl butterfly species ... bid of $40,800, with proceeds benefiting continued research on ... George Austin and Andrew Warren discovered the new butterfly ... it in this weeks issue of the Bulletin of ...
Cached Biology News:Acoustics World Wide press room now open 2Acoustics World Wide press room now open 3Acoustics World Wide press room now open 4Proposal to step up cardiovascular disease research 2UF's new owl butterfly species naming rights auctioned for $40,800 2UF's new owl butterfly species naming rights auctioned for $40,800 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... its potential to revolutionize the world has attracted ... corporations and small start-ups. The early years of ... projects largely due to the high risks involved, ... budgets earmarked for this evolving technology have been ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE ... development of high-value and difficult to manufacture proteins including ... at the 21 st Annual NewsMakers in the ... . Bertrand Liang , chief executive officer of ... programs and business strategy on Friday, September 26, 2014 ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Dublin ... announced the addition of the  "Micro Market Monitor ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , ... fastest-growing segments in the chromatography market. The market ... expected to reach $2.0 billion by 2019, at ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... integrated urological and interventional radiology products and services, ... known as cryotherapy and cryoablation) versus external beam ... Section of the American Urological Association (MAAUA) Annual ... , "Comparing Relative Effectiveness of Cryosurgery and External ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2Micro Market Monitor : Global Pre-packed Chromatography Columns 2HealthTronics Announces Data Comparing Cryotherapy Versus Radiation for Treating Prostate Cancer Poster Presented at the American Urological Association Regional Meeting 2
... March 31 For the first time, scientists have ... embryo) may be a potential new source of stem ... on February 12, 2009, in Blood , the ... on observations made by other scientists, our research team ...
... GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31 Viroblock SA ... VCCD Tech antiviral nasal spray,formulation is active ... Technology (VCCD Tech) inactivates enveloped,viruses during the ... envelopes. , The ...
... "personal genomics," featuring five of the most outstanding scientists, physicians and ... Bio-IT World Conference & Expo being held April 27-29 at the ... ... (PRWEB) March 31, 2009 -- A plenary panel discussion on the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amniotic Fluid May Provide New Source of Stem Cells for Future Therapies 2Amniotic Fluid May Provide New Source of Stem Cells for Future Therapies 3Viroblock SA Reports Positive Results of Preclinical Studies in Antiviral Nasal Spray 2Keynote Panel at Bio-IT World Expo to Feature Five Leaders in the Field of "Personal Genomics" 2Keynote Panel at Bio-IT World Expo to Feature Five Leaders in the Field of "Personal Genomics" 3Keynote Panel at Bio-IT World Expo to Feature Five Leaders in the Field of "Personal Genomics" 4Keynote Panel at Bio-IT World Expo to Feature Five Leaders in the Field of "Personal Genomics" 5
... microplate stacker system, offers fast and reliable ... devices:, , Ultra Evolution , SAFIRE monochromator ... SpectraFluor Plus , LS Series of Laser ... a wide range of detection and separation ...
... your life easier. It offers a wide array of ... balance. *Instruments supported: ... XS, XP, PR, SR, PG-S, PG, SG, AT, MT, ... User guidance on the balance ...
... The STag Purification Kits enable rapid ... STag fusion proteins produced from appropriate vectors. ... up to 1 mg target protein under ... incubated with S-protein Agarose, which specifically retains ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: