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Plants utilize isoprene emission as a thermotolerance mechanism.
Isoprene is a volatile compound emitted from leaves of many plant species in large quantities, which has an impact on atmospheric chemistry due to its massive global emission rate (5 x 10(14) carbonExpand
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Gene expression and characterization of isoprene synthase from Populus alba
Isoprene synthase cDNA from Populus alba (PaIspS) was isolated by RT‐PCR. This PaIspS mRNA, which was predominantly observed in the leaves, was strongly induced by heat stress and continuous lightExpand
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Cloning and Characterization of Naringenin 8-Prenyltransferase, a Flavonoid-Specific Prenyltransferase of Sophora flavescens1[W]
Prenylated flavonoids are natural compounds that often represent the active components in various medicinal plants and exhibit beneficial effects on human health. Prenylated flavonoids are hybridExpand
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The AtPPT1 gene encoding 4-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyl diphosphate transferase in ubiquinone biosynthesis is required for embryo development in Arabidopsis thaliana
Abstract4-Hydroxybenzoate polyprenyl diphosphate transferase (4HPT) is the key enzyme that transfers the prenyl side chain to the benzoquione frame in ubiquinone (UQ) biosynthesis. TheExpand
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Functional characterization of OsPPT1, which encodes p-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyltransferase involved in ubiquinone biosynthesis in Oryza sativa.
Prenylation of the aromatic intermediate p-hydroxybenzoate (PHB) is a critical step in ubiquinone (UQ) biosynthesis. The enzyme that catalyzes this prenylation reaction is p-hydroxybenzoateExpand
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Limonene production in tobacco with Perilla limonene synthase cDNA.
Limonene synthase (LS) catalyses the stereo-specific cyclization of geranyl diphosphate (GPP) to form a monocyclic monoterpene, limonene. In an attempt to engineer monoterpene biosynthesis, threeExpand
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Engineering of ubiquinone biosynthesis using the yeast coq2 gene confers oxidative stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco.
Ubiquinone (UQ), an electron carrier in the respiratory chain ranging from bacteria to humans, shows antioxidative activity in vitro, but its physiological role in vivo is not yet clarified inExpand
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Two solanesyl diphosphate synthases with different subcellular localizations and their respective physiological roles in Oryza sativa
Long chain prenyl diphosphates are crucial biosynthetic precursors of ubiquinone (UQ) in many organisms, ranging from bacteria to humans, as well as precursors of plastoquinone in photosyntheticExpand
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Identification of Significant Amino Acids in Multiple Transmembrane Domains of Human Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) for Activation by Eudesmol, an Oxygenized Sesquiterpene in Hop
Background: Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is activated by many spicy compounds by unknown mechanisms. Results: The amino acids critical for the activation of TRPA1 by the hop-derivedExpand
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Functional characterization of LePGT1, a membrane-bound prenyltransferase involved in the geranylation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid.
The AS-PT (aromatic substrate prenyltransferase) family plays a critical role in the biosynthesis of important quinone compounds such as ubiquinone and plastoquinone, although biochemicalExpand
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