Ay Huey Huang

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Oleosins are unique and major proteins localized on the surface of oil bodies in diverse seed species. We purified five different oleosins (maize [Zea mays L.] KD 16 and KD 18, soybean [Glycine max L.] KD 18 and KD 24, and rapeseed [Brassica campestris L.] KD 20), and raised chicken antibodies against them. These antibodies were used to test for(More)
Oil bodies of plant seeds contain a triacylglycerol matrix surrounded by a monolayer of phospholipids embedded with alkaline proteins called oleosins. Oil bodies isolated from maize (Zea mays L.) in a medium of pH 7.2 maintained their entities but aggregated when the pH was lowered to 6.8 and 6.2. Aggregation did not lead to coalescence and was reversible(More)
In Brassica anthers during microsporogenesis, the tapetum cells contain two abundant lipid-rich organelles, the tapetosomes possessing oleosins and triacylglycerols (TAGs), and the elaioplasts having unique polypeptides and neutral esters. B. campestris, for its simplicity of possessing only the AA genome and one predominant oleosin of 45 kDa, was studied.(More)
Storage triacylglycerols (TAG) in plant seeds are present in small discrete intracellular organelles called oil bodies. An oil body has a matrix of TAG, which is surrounded by phospholipids (PL) and alkaline proteins, termed oleosins. Oil bodies isolated from mature maize (Zea mays) embryos maintained their discreteness, but coalesced after treatment with(More)
Oleosins are small hydrophobic abundant proteins localized in the oil bodies of plant seeds. An oleosin gene from the monocotyledonous maize (Zea mays L.) was transferred into the dicotyledonous Brassica napus L. using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. The maize oleosin gene was placed under the control of either its own promoter/terminator or the(More)
In plants, the pollen coat covers the exine wall of the pollen and is the outermost layer that makes the initial contact with the stigma surface during sexual reproduction. Little is known about the constituents of the pollen coat, especially in wind-pollinated species. The pollen coat was extracted with diethyl ether from the pollen of maize (Zea mays L.),(More)
Lysophosphatidate (LPA) acyltransferase (EC in the microsomes from palm endosperm (Syagrus cocoides Martius), maize scutellum (Zea mays L.), and rapeseed cotyledon (Brassica napus L.) of maturing seeds were studied for their specificities toward the acyl moiety of the substrates lysophosphatidate and acyl coenzyme A (CoA). The LPA acceptor greatly(More)
Plastid lipid-associated protein (PAP), a predominant structural protein associated with carotenoids and other non-green neutral lipids in plastids, was shown to be encoded by a single nuclear gene in several species. Here we report three PAP genes in the diploid Brassica rapa; the three PAPs are associated with different lipids in specific tissues. Pap1(More)
Lysophosphatidate (LPA) acyltransferase (EC 2.3. 1.51) in the microsomes from the maturing seeds of meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), palm (Syagrus cocoides), castor bean (Ricinus communis), soybean (Glycine max), maize (Zea mays), and rapeseed (Brassica napus) were tested for their specificities toward 1-oleoyl-LPA or(More)