Mirela Raclaru

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Tocopherols, collectively known as vitamin E, are only synthesised in photosynthetic organisms. Tocopherol cyclase (TC) catalyses the formation of the chromanol headgroup of the various tocopherol isoforms. TCs from Arabidopsis and maize (Zea mays) were expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. Analysis of the enzymatic properties revealed similarities(More)
Lipid soluble tocochromanols, only synthesised in photosynthetic organisms, are industrially interesting compounds because of their antioxidative properties and their essential function in nutrition. In order to increase the tocochromanol content in the seed oil of transgenic plants, approaches were undertaken to engineer the flux of substrates and(More)
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