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Title
Unraveling the triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis of the African shrub **Maesa lanceolata**
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Abstract
Maesasaponins produced by the African shrub Maesa lanceolata are oleanane-type saponins with diverse biological activities. Through a combination of transcript profiling of methyl jasmonate-elicited M. lanceolata shoot cultures, functional analysis in transgenic M. lanceolata plants and the heterologous hosts Medicago truncatula and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we identified three maesaponin biosynthesis genes. These include a beta-amyrin synthase and two cytochrome P450s, CYP716A75 and CYP87D16, which catalyze the C-28 and C-16 alpha oxidations of b-amyrin, respectively.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Molecular plant
Publication
2015
ISSN
1674-2052
Volume/pages
8:1(2015), p. 122-135
ISI
000350812900012
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 21.03.2017
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