A coumarin-specific prenyltransferase catalyzes the crucial biosynthetic reaction for furanocoumarin formation in parsley.

  title={A coumarin-specific prenyltransferase catalyzes the crucial biosynthetic reaction for furanocoumarin formation in parsley.},
  author={Fazeelat Karamat and Alexandre Olry and Ryosuke Munakata and Takao Koeduka and Akifumi Sugiyama and C{\'e}dric Paris and Alain Hehn and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bourgaud and Kazufumi Yazaki},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  volume={77 4},
  • F. KaramatA. Olry K. Yazaki
  • Published 1 February 2014
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology
Furanocoumarins constitute a sub-family of coumarin compounds with important defense properties against pathogens and insects, as well as allelopathic functions in plants. Furanocoumarins are divided into two sub-groups according to the alignment of the furan ring with the lactone structure: linear psoralen and angular angelicin derivatives. Determination of furanocoumarin type is based on the prenylation position of the common precursor of all furanocoumarins, umbelliferone, at C6 or C8, which… 

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