Ana Iseppon

Ana Iseppon
Federal University of Pernambuco | UFPE · Department of Genetics

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Introduction
Ana Iseppon currently works at the Department of Genetics, Federal University of Pernambuco. Ana does research in Genetics, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics especially regarding plants and their pathogens. Her most recent publication is 'Draft genome assembly of Colletotrichum musae , the pathogen of banana fruit.'
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September 2010 - October 2015
Federal University of Pernambuco
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Publications (266)
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Stylosanthes scabra, popularly known as stylo, is native to the Brazilian Caatinga semiarid region and stands out as a drought-tolerant shrub forage crop. This work provides information about the plant response during the first 48 hours of water deficit, followed by a rehydration treatment. Besides root transcriptomics data, thirteen physiological...
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Xanthomonas bacteria are known phytopathogens difficult to control in the field, which cause great losses in many economically important crops. Genomic islands are fragments acquired by horizontal transference that are important for evolution and adaptation to diverse ecological niches. Virulence and pathogenicity islands (PAIs) enhance molecular m...
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Angular leaf spot of cashew tree in Brazil has been attributed to pigmented and nonpigmented strains of Xanthomonas citri pv. anacardii. Due to the possibility of dissemination of the disease by propagating material, it is necessary to understand the survival mechanisms of the causal agent. Thus, the present study aimed to characterize the behavior...
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Biological invasion is one of the main causes of biodiversity losses throughout the world. Dry areas are particularly prone to such losses due to their highly adapted flora and pronounced difficulty recovering after deforestation. Calotropis procera (Apocynaceae) has been recognized as an invasive alien species (IAS) in South America, forming vast...
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The genus Gayralia has a complex taxonomy, often with morphological and ontogenetic characteristics that overlap with those of other monostromatic green algae, mainly Monostroma. Molecular studies of monostromatic green algae are still rare, especially in Brazil, where G. brasiliensis was described originally. Considering the difficulties in delimi...
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Zoonoses have recently become the center of attention of the general population and scientific community. Notably, more than 30 new human pathogens have been identified in the last 30 years, 75% of which can be classified as zoonosis. The complete eradication of such types of infections is far out of reach, considering the limited understanding of...
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The transcriptomes of two distinct physiological moments of root dehydration condition were scrutinized in cowpea. The RD25 (first 25 min after root dehydration imposition) physiological data did not indicate significant alterations. For the other treatment, 150 min under root dehydration (RD150), all physiological data indicated that the studied c...
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Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) contributes to the acquisition of oocyte competence by modulating signalling pathways in cumulus cells (CCs), albeit much less is known about transcription factors (TFs) that orchestrate the downstream transcriptional changes. This work allowed to prospect TFs involved in FSH-mediated signalling during oocyte in v...
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Background The osmotin from the medicinal plant Calotropis procera (CpOsm) has characteristics similar to adiponectin, a human protein with immunoregulatory actions. Purpose This study aimed to investigate whether recombinant osmotin inclusion bodies from C. procera (IB/rCpOsm) produced in E. coli BL21(DE3) can prevent infection-induced inflammati...
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Since the dawn of mankind, plants figure among the main sources of therapeutic compounds, in addition to serving as inspiration for the production of synthetic or biotechnological-based drugs, including antimicrobial compounds. In the last 70 years, there has been a growing application of biochemical and molecular biology methods for the isolation...
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Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] is one of the most tolerant legume crops to drought and salt stresses. WRKY transcription factor (TF) family members stand out among plant transcriptional regulators related to abiotic stress tolerance. However, little information is currently available on the expression of the cowpea WRKY gene family (VuWRKY)...
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Amburana cearensis leaves have been used in folk medicine to treat respiratory diseases and inflammations. This study aimed to evaluate the biological potential of A. cearensis leaves by antioxidant and in vitro cytogenotoxic analyses of ethanolic crude extract (EE) and its fractions in healthy human cells. The EE was obtained by percolation, follo...
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Among chronic skin autoinflammatory diseases, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) stands out for its chronicity, highly variable condition, and profound impact on the patients’ quality of life. HS is characterized by suppurative skin lesions in diverse body areas, including deep-seated painful nodules, abscesses, draining sinus, and bridged scars, among...
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Similar to other organisms, plants establish interactions with a variety of microorganisms in their natural environment. The plant microbiome occupies the host plant’s tissues, either internally or on its surfaces, showing interactions that can assist in its growth, development, and adaptation to face environmental stresses. The advance of metageno...
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Key message An Oligo-FISH barcode system was developed for two model legumes, allowing the identification of all cowpea and common bean chromosomes in a single FISH experiment, and revealing new chromosome rearrangements. The FISH barcode system emerges as an effective tool to understand the chromosome evolution of economically important legumes an...
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Pluripotency-associated transcription factors (PATF) contribute to cell fate decisions in embryos, cellular reprogramming, and derivation of stem cells. PATF hold species-specific mRNA fluctuations during early development but the regulatory determinants remain largely unknown in sheep. The aim was to prospect correlations between PATF gene express...
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Lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) are among the most promising plant-exclusive antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). They figure among the most challenging AMPs from the point of view of their structural diversity, functions and biotechnological applications. This review presents a current picture of the LTP research, addressing not only their structural, ev...
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Cytogenomic resources have accelerated synteny and chromosome evolution studies in plant species, including legumes. Here, we established the first cytogenetic map of V. angularis (Va, subgenus Ceratotropis) and compared this new map with those of V. unguiculata (Vu, subgenus Vigna) and P. vulgaris (Pv) by BAC-FISH and oligopainting approaches. We...
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The present work represents a pioneering effort, being the first to analyze genomic and transcriptomic data from Vigna unguiculata (cowpea) kinases. We evaluated the cowpea kinome considering its genome-wide distribution and structural characteristics (at the gene and protein levels), sequence evolution, conservation among Viridiplantae species, an...
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Cenostigma pyramidale is a native legume of the Brazilian semiarid region which performs symbiotic association with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), being an excellent model for studying genes associated with tolerance against abiotic and biotic stresses. In RT-qPCR approach, the use of reference genes is mandatory to avoid incorrect interpretat...
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Salinity stress has a significant impact on the gain of plant biomass. Our study provides the first root transcriptome of Cenostigma pyramidale, a tolerant woody legume from a tropical dry forest, under three different salt stress times (30 min, 2 h, and 11 days). The transcriptome was assembled using the RNA sequencing (RNA‐Seq) de novo pipeline f...
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In the present study, we aimed to identify morphological and molecular changes of in vivo and in vitro-produced goat embryos submitted to cryopreservation. In vivo embryos were recovered by transcervical technique from superovulated goats, whereas in vitro produced embryos were produced from ovaries collected at a slaughterhouse. Embryos were froze...
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Defensins are a prominent family of antimicrobial peptides. They play sophisticated roles in the defense against pathogens in all living organisms, but few works address their expression under different conditions and plant tissues. The present work prospected defensins of Manihot esculenta Crantz, popularly known as cassava. Five defensin candidat...
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The ability to respond quickly to salt stress can determine the tolerance level of a species. Here, we test how rapidly the roots of Calotropis procera react to high salinity conditions. In the first 24 h after saline exposure, the plants reduced stomatal conductance, increased CO2 assimilation, and water use efficiency. Thus, the root tissue showe...
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The north-eastern region of Brazil is home to communities of diverse ethnic origins that still depend significantly on folk medicine, with emphasis on plant extracts. The present work aims at investigating medicinal plants used in the traditional medicine of north-eastern Brazil with an assessment of the antimicrobial profile of their extracts. The...
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The green algal genus Bryopsis has simple morphology and high phenotypic plasticity, making it difficult to identify its species based on morphological characteristics alone. This study evaluated the diversity of Bryopsis in northeastern Brazil (the State of Pernambuco), based on morphological and molecular data using the markers tufA and rbcL. Mol...
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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) play an essential role in plant defense against invading pathogens. Due to their biological properties, these molecules have been considered useful for drug development, as novel agents in disease therapeutics, applicable to both agriculture and medicine. New technologies of massive sequencing open opportunities to dis...
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The objective of this work was to evaluate the inheritance of resistance to Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV) in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). The study was performed between parental genotypes IT85F-2687 (resistant) and 'BR-14 Mulato' (susceptible), generating F1, F2, and F7 populations and backcrosses with both parental genotypes. CABMV was i...
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Morphological variations of individuals and populations of plants have hampered taxonomists from understanding whether such variations are intra- or interspecific. In this research, we study Cryptanthus burle-marxii and C. zonatus, the morphological variations of which overlap, making it difficult to identify them. Both taxa are restricted to the n...
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This work presents a robust analysis of the inositols (INSs) and raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFOs) pathways, using genomic and transcriptomic tools in cowpea under root dehydration. Nineteen (~70%) of the 26 scrutinized enzymes presented transcriptional up‐regulation in at least one treatment time. The transcriptional orchestration allowed c...
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Comparative cytogenetic mapping is a powerful approach to gain insights into genome organization of orphan crops, lacking a whole sequenced genome. To investigate the cytogenomic evolution of important Vigna and Phaseolus beans, we built a BAC-FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization of bacterial artificial chromosome) map of Vigna aconitifolia (Vac...
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ABSTRACT: Even before the perception or interaction with pathogens, plants rely on constitutively guardian molecules, often specific to tissue or stage, with further expression after contact with the pathogen. These guardians include small molecules as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), generally cysteine-rich, functioning to prevent pathogen establish...
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Background: The amount of published full-text articles has increased dramatically. Text mining tools configure an essential approach to building biological networks, updating databases and providing annotation for new pathways. PESCADOR is an online web server based on LAITOR and NLProt text mining tools, which retrieves protein-protein co-occurre...
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Aims Brazil is nowadays one of the epicentres of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and new therapies are needed to face it. In the context of specific immune response against the virus, a correlation between Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I (MHC-I) and the severity of the disease in patients with COVI...
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Housekeeping genes (HKG) are paramount for accurate gene expression analysis during preimplantation development. Markedly, quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) in ovine embryos currently lacks HKGs. Therefore, we tested 11 HKGs for RT-qPCR normalization during ovine parthenogenetic preimplantation development. Seve...
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The extent to which mammalian cells share similar transcriptomes remains unclear. Notwithstanding, such cross-species gene expression inquiries have been scarce for defined cell types and most lack the dissection of gene regulatory landscapes. Therefore, the work was aimed to determine C-MYC relative expression across mammalian fibroblasts (Ovis ar...
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The small oleaginous tree of Jatropha curcas L. (physic nut) is an excellent biodiesel source whose crop could represent a good income source for farmers in tropical and semi-arid zones. However, in some areas in particular, salinity, such as many other abiotic stresses, can compromise productivity. We analyzed the root RNA-Seq transcriptome of two...
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Encholirium is a genus of 31 xerophytic terrestrial or epilithic bromeliad species endemic to eastern Brazil. Together with Dyckia and Deuterocohnia, it forms the so-called xeric clade of the Pitcairnioideae subfamily of Bromeliaceae. Encholirium species are adapted to rocky landscapes, and many of them are found in the rocky grassland fields of th...
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Endangered species in isolated habitats (e.g., inselbergs) may escape mate limitation during patch colonization through autonomous self-pollination. After colonization, the higher the number of plants breeding randomly within populations through cross-pollination, the lower is genetic erosion caused by genetic drift and inbreeding. Additionally, po...
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We describe the chromosome numbers and genome sizes of species of the cryptanthoid complex of Bromeliaceae in a phylogenetic framework and their relationship with habitat preferences. The 2C DNA contents varied 2.13-fold among species, ranging from 0.76 to 1.66 pg. A significant difference in DNA content was found among Cryptanthus, Hoplocryptanthu...
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Plant evolution may be triggered by significant chromosome changes. In some plant groups, karyoevolution played an important role, influencing speciation processes. Hohenbergia comprises 48 species distributed through eastern Brazil. Previous cytological information includes few species and only chromosome counts, lacking information about genome s...
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In the Atlantic Rainforest located north of the São Francisco River (northeast Brazil), the humid enclaves called brejos de altitude play a significant role in the diversity dynamics of local flora and fauna. The related species Dyckia pernambucana and D. limae (Bromeliaceae) are characterized by their narrow endemic occurrence in such brejos, and...
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We describe the chromosome numbers and genome sizes of species of the cryptanthoid complex of Bromeliaceae in a phylogenetic framework and their relationship with habitat preferences. The 2C DNA contents varied 2.13-fold among species, ranging from 0.76 to 1.66 pg. A significant difference in DNA content was found among Cryptanthus, Hoplocryptanthu...
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Plant evolution may be triggered by significant chromosome changes. In some plant groups, karyoevolution played an important role, influencing speciation processes. Hohenbergia comprises 48 species distributed through eastern Brazil. Previous cytological information includes few species and only chromosome counts, lacking information about genome s...
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Osmoprotectants are categorized as osmolytes, also known as compatible solutes, considering that they are small organic molecules that share characteristics, like low molecular weight, neutral charge, and low toxicity, even at high concentrations in cells. They are identified in different chemical classes, including polyamines (e.g., putrescine, sp...
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Main conclusion The recombinant EcgDf1 defensin has an antimicrobial effect against both plant and human pathogens. In silico analyses predict that EcgDf1 is prone to form dimers capable of interacting with the membranes of microorganisms. Abstract Plant defensins comprise a large family of antimicrobial peptides (AMP) with a wide range of biologi...
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Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) remains as an accurate approach for gene expression analysis but requires labor-intensive validation of reference genes using species-specific primers. To ease such demand, the aim was to design and test a multi-species primer set to validate reference genes for inter-genus RT-qPCR gene expression an...
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Calotropis procera is a perennial Asian shrub with significant adaptation to adverse climate conditions and poor soils. Given its increased salt and drought stress tolerance, C. procera stands out as a powerful candidate to provide alternative genetic resources for biotechnological approaches. The qPCR (real-time quantitative polymerase chain react...
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Experimental designs for stress application and RNA-Seq libraries sequencing performed in the present work. Legend: RB: biological replicate. (TIF)
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Expression stability rank and pairwise variation of candidate reference genes in 15 time combinations in leaf and root samples of Calotropis procera under different salinity conditions [Leaf100 (100 mM NaCl), Root50 (50 mM NaCl), Root200 (200 mM NaCl)] after geNorm, NormFinder and BestKeeper analysis. † SD above 1, genes excluded from the rank of B...
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Amplification products of 10 candidate reference genes and three target genes in agarose gel (2%) from Calotropis procera by PCR. M: marker 100 bp; 1–2 ND1; 3–4 CNBL4; 5–6 NAC78; 7–8 MAPK2; 9–10 CYP23; 11–12 ACT104; 13–14 TBB4; 15–16 UBQ11; 17–18 ACT; 19–20 r40S; 21–22 PPR; 23–24 UBP25; 25–26 FBOX. Even numbers mean no template control. (TIF)
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Melting temperature (°C) of 10 candidate reference genes and three target genes from Calotropis procera by qPCR. Each line represents the melting curve for each individual replicate. (TIF)
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Experimental conditions/ samples collected for Calotropis procera RNA-Seq libraries and qPCR assays. (DOCX)
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Thaumatin-like proteins (TLPs) are a highly complex protein family associated with host defense and developmental processes in plants, animals, and fungi. They are highly diverse in angiosperms, for which they are classified as the PR-5 (Pathogenesis-Related-5) protein family. In plants, TLPs have a variety of properties associated with their struc...
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Interspecific hybridization is required for the development of Jatropha curcas L. improved cultivars, due to its narrow genetic basis. The present study aimed to analyze the parental genomic composition of F1 and BC1F1 generations derived from interspecific crosses (J. curcas/J. integerrima and J. curcas/J. multifida) by GISH (Genomic In Situ Hybri...