Cell wall degradation is required for normal starch mobilisation in barley endosperm

  title={Cell wall degradation is required for normal starch mobilisation in barley endosperm},
  author={Vasilios M E Andriotis and Martin Rejzek and Elaine Barclay and Michael D Rugen and Robert A Field and Alison M Smith},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Starch degradation in barley endosperm provides carbon for early seedling growth, but the control of this process is poorly understood. We investigated whether endosperm cell wall degradation is an important determinant of the rate of starch degradation. We identified iminosugar inhibitors of enzymes that degrade the cell wall component arabinoxylan. The iminosugar 1,4-dideoxy-1, 4-imino-l-arabinitol (LAB) inhibits arabinoxylan arabinofuranohydrolase (AXAH) but does not inhibit the main starch… CONTINUE READING
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