A UDP-Glucose:Monoterpenol Glucosyltransferase Adds to the Chemical Diversity of the Grapevine Metabolome.

@article{Bnisch2014AUG,
  title={A UDP-Glucose:Monoterpenol Glucosyltransferase Adds to the Chemical Diversity of the Grapevine Metabolome.},
  author={Friedericke B{\"o}nisch and Johanna Frotscher and Sarah Stanitzek and Ernst H. R{\"u}hl and Matthias W{\"u}st and Oliver Bitz and Wilfried Schwab},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={165 2},
  pages={561-581}
}
Terpenoids represent one of the major classes of natural products and serve different biological functions. In grape (Vitis vinifera), a large fraction of these compounds is present as nonvolatile terpene glycosides. We have extracted putative glycosyltransferase (GT) sequences from the grape genome database that show similarity to Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) GTs whose encoded proteins glucosylate a diversity of terpenes. Spatial and temporal expression levels of the potential VvGT genes… CONTINUE READING