Biotin Metabolism in Plants.

  title={Biotin Metabolism in Plants.},
  author={Claude Alban and Dominique Job and Roland Douce},
  journal={Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology},
Biotin is an essential cofactor for a small number of enzymes involved mainly in the transfer of CO2 during HCO-3-dependent carboxylation reactions. This review highlights progress in plant biotin research by focusing on the four major areas of recent investigation: the structure, enzymology, and localization of two important biotinylated proteins (methylcrotonoyl-CoA carboxylase involved in the catabolism of leucine and noncyclic isoprenoids; acetyl-CoA carboxylase isoforms involved in a… CONTINUE READING