Jui-Chang W Kuan

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Seeds of the tung tree (Vernicia fordii) produce large quantities of triacylglycerols (TAGs) containing approximately 80% eleostearic acid, an unusual conjugated fatty acid. We present a comparative analysis of the genetic, functional, and cellular properties of tung type 1 and type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGAT1 and DGAT2), two unrelated enzymes(More)
The seed oil derived from the tung (Aleurites fordii Hemsl.) tree contains approximately 80% alpha-eleostearic acid (18:3delta(9cis,11trans,13trans)), an unusual conjugated fatty acid that imparts industrially important drying qualities to tung oil. Here, we describe the cloning and functional analysis of two closely related Delta(12) oleate desaturase-like(More)
Jay M. Shockey,a1 Satinder K. Gidda,b1 Dorselyn C. Chapital,a Jui-Chang Kuan,a Preetinder K. Dhanoa,b John M. Bland,a Steven J. Rothstein,b Robert T. Mullen,b2 and John M. Dyera2 a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Southern Regional Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 b Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,(More)
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