Functional genomics of family 1 glycosyltransferases in Arabidopsis

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Abstract

Glycosylation plays an important role for the stabilization, enhancement of water solubility and detoxification of natural products. It also contributes to the highly diverse nature of plant secondary metabolites. Family 1 glycosyltransferases, often referred to as UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs), catalyze the transfer of sugar moieties to a wide range of acceptor molecules including plant hormones, phenylpropanoids, flavonoids, betalains, coumarins, terpenoids, steroids and glucosinolates <i>in planta</i>. Completion of the sequencing of the <i>Arabidopsis</i> genome revealed the presence of 107 UGT genes and also provided novel approaches to determine the functions of UGTs using genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics. This review describes recent developments in functional genomics efforts on UGTs for plant natural products.

Journal

  • Plant Biotechnology

    Plant Biotechnology 26(3), 267-274, 2009-06-01

    Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10024853706
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11250821
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13424580
  • NDL Article ID
    10258673
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR3(科学技術--生物学--植物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-J126
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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