• Publications
  • Influence
Recent developments in understanding the regulation of starch metabolism in higher plants.
This article reviews current knowledge of starch metabolism in higher plants, and focuses on the control and regulation of the biosynthetic and degradative pathways. The major elements comprising theExpand
  • 300
  • 37
  • Open Access
Protein Phosphorylation in Amyloplasts Regulates Starch Branching Enzyme Activity and Protein–Protein Interactions
Protein phosphorylation in amyloplasts and chloroplasts of Triticum aestivum (wheat) was investigated after the incubation of intact plastids with γ-32P-ATP. Among the soluble phosphoproteinsExpand
  • 312
  • 30
  • Open Access
Analysis of Protein Complexes in Wheat Amyloplasts Reveals Functional Interactions among Starch Biosynthetic Enzymes1[C][W][OA]
Protein-protein interactions among enzymes of amylopectin biosynthesis were investigated in developing wheat (Triticum aestivum) endosperm. Physical interactions between starch branching enzymesExpand
  • 199
  • 18
  • Open Access
Starch biosynthesis in developing seeds
Starch is globally important as a source of food and, in addition, has a wide range of industrial applications. Much of this agriculturally produced starch is synthesized in developing seeds, whereExpand
  • 124
  • 15
  • Open Access
Understanding storage starch biosynthesis in plants: a means to quality improvement
The many varied uses of starch in food and industrial applications often requires an understanding of its physicochemical properties and the detailed variations in granule structure that underpin t...
  • 74
  • 11
A review of starch‐branching enzymes and their role in amylopectin biosynthesis
Starch‐branching enzymes (SBEs) are one of the four major enzyme classes involved in starch biosynthesis in plants and algae, and their activities play a crucial role in determining the structure andExpand
  • 65
  • 9
Glucan affinity of starch synthase IIa determines binding of starch synthase I and starch-branching enzyme IIb to starch granules.
The sugary-2 mutation in maize (Zea mays L.) is a result of the loss of catalytic activity of the endosperm-specific SS (starch synthase) IIa isoform causing major alterations to amylopectinExpand
  • 57
  • 9
  • Open Access
The amylose extender mutant of maize conditions novel protein-protein interactions between starch biosynthetic enzymes in amyloplasts.
The amylose extender (ae(-)) mutant of maize lacks starch branching enzyme IIb (SBEIIb) activity, resulting in amylopectin with reduced branch point frequency, and longer glucan chains. RecentExpand
  • 115
  • 8
  • Open Access
Allelic variants of the amylose extender mutation of maize demonstrate phenotypic variation in starch structure resulting from modified protein–protein interactions
amylose extender (ae−) starches characteristically have modified starch granule morphology resulting from amylopectin with reduced branch frequency and longer glucan chains in clusters, caused by theExpand
  • 76
  • 7
  • Open Access
Starch synthesis and carbon partitioning in developing endosperm.
The biosynthesis of starch is the major determinant of yield in cereal grains. In this short review, attention is focused on the synthesis of the soluble substrate for starch synthesis, ADPglucoseExpand
  • 116
  • 7
  • Open Access