Food Chemistry

Bin Wang
Zhicheng Li
Zhanhong Han
Sulin Xue
Yang Bi
Dov Prusky

Lignin is an important component of the healing tissue in fruits. In this study, we treated muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. cv. “Manao”) fruit with exogenous nitric oxide (NO) donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) to observe and analyze its effect on lignin synthesis and accumulation during healing. Results showed that SNP treatment enhanced the contents of endogenous NO and H2O2, increased the activities of phenylalanine ammonia lyase, cinnamate 4 hydroxylase, cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase, and peroxidase, and raised the contents of sinapyl alcohol, coniferyl alcohol, coumaryl alcohol, and lignin. SNP augmented the hardness of the healing tissue and decreased its resilience, springiness, and cohesiveness. In addition, SNP treatment effectively reduced the weight loss and disease index of wounded muskmelons. All these results suggest that lignin metabolism mediated by NO play a crucial role in wound healing of muskmelons.

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Effects of nitric oxide treatment on lignin biosynthesis and texture properties at wound sites of muskmelons
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Bin Wang
Zhicheng Li
Zhanhong Han
Sulin Xue
Yang Bi
Dov Prusky

Effects of nitric oxide treatment on lignin biosynthesis and texture properties at wound sites of muskmelons

Lignin is an important component of the healing tissue in fruits. In this study, we treated muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. cv. “Manao”) fruit with exogenous nitric oxide (NO) donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) to observe and analyze its effect on lignin synthesis and accumulation during healing. Results showed that SNP treatment enhanced the contents of endogenous NO and H2O2, increased the activities of phenylalanine ammonia lyase, cinnamate 4 hydroxylase, cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase, and peroxidase, and raised the contents of sinapyl alcohol, coniferyl alcohol, coumaryl alcohol, and lignin. SNP augmented the hardness of the healing tissue and decreased its resilience, springiness, and cohesiveness. In addition, SNP treatment effectively reduced the weight loss and disease index of wounded muskmelons. All these results suggest that lignin metabolism mediated by NO play a crucial role in wound healing of muskmelons.

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