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Spirulina-acyl-lipid desaturases are integral membrane proteins found in thylakoid and plasma membranes. These enzymes catalyze the fatty acid desaturation process of Spirulina to yield γ-linolenic(More)
This study addresses the importance of a heat-shock-responsive cis-acting DNA element and its transcriptional regulator, which play key roles in the regulation of the Spirulina-desD gene on exposure(More)
Delta6-Desaturase (D6D) is a key enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid. We report here the isolation and first functional(More)
When the gene desD encoding Spirulina Δ6-desaturase was heterologously expressed in E. coli, the enzyme was expressed without the ability to function. However, when this enzyme was co-expressed with(More)
In the present study, electrophoretic mobility shift assays were used to identify temperature responsive elements in the 5' upstream region (5' UTR) of the Spirulina desD gene. Overlapping, synthetic(More)
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