Effect of dimethyl-β-cyclodextrins on resveratrol metabolism in Gamay grapevine cell cultures before and after inoculation with shape Xylophilus ampelinus
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- Morales, M., Bru, R., García-Carmona, F. et al. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (1998) 53: 179. doi:10.1023/A:1006027410575
Gamay cell cultures were treated with dimethyl-β-cyclodextrins in order to ascertain their effect on resveratrol metabolism before and after inoculation with Xylophilus ampelinus. The results showed that, in grapevine cell suspensions, dimethyl-β-cyclodextrins themselves do not need the co-cultivation with bacteria to act as elicitors of the cells producing trans-resveratrol, a phytoalexin of grapevines. Dimethyl-β-cyclodextrins protected cell suspensions against bacteria by maintaining a high level of peroxidase activity.