Victoria S. Eccleston

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Expression of a California bay lauroyl–acyl carrier protein thioesterase (MCTE) in developing seeds of transgenic oilseed rape alters the fatty acid composition of the mature seed, resulting in up to 60 mol% of laurate in triacylglycerols. In this study, we examined the metabolism of lauric acid and 14 C-acetate in developing seeds of oilseed rape that(More)
Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (G3PAT) activity was studied using a microsomal membrane fraction from avocado (Persea americana) mesocarp. G3PAT was shown to be an integral membrane protein, having an active site that appeared to be accessible to the cytoplasmic face of the endoplasmic reticulum, in experiments using limited proteolytic digestion.(More)
We have examined production of mediumchain fatty acids by Brassica napus L. plants transformed with a California bay (Umbellularia californica) medium-chain acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase (UcFatB1) cDNA under the control of the constitutive cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter. These plants were found to accumulate medium-chain fatty acids in(More)
Triacylglycerol synthesis in plants occurs via the classical Kennedy pathway [1,2]. The quality and physical properties of the triaqlglycerol products are determined by the substrate specificities of the acyltransferases involved [2]. The initial step is catalysed by glycerol 3-phosphate acyltransferase and involves the acylation of the sn-1 position of(More)
Twenty-four laryngectomies, ranging widely in speaking ability, read a standard passage for audio recording. Four experienced voice clinicians rated the acceptability of the speakers' air intake noise. Independently, overall speech proficiency ratings were obtained for 18 of the subjects. Five objective measures of the subjects' esophageal speech were(More)
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