Characterization of a caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase from wheat and its function in lignin biosynthesis.

@article{Ma2008CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase from wheat and its function in lignin biosynthesis.},
  author={Q F Ma and Yang Xu},
  journal={Biochimie},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={515-24}
}
Caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase (COMT) catalyzes the multi-step methylation reactions of hydroxylated monomeric lignin precursors, and is believed to occupy a pivotal position in the lignin biosynthetic pathway. A cDNA (TaCM) was identified from wheat and it was found to be expressed constitutively in stem, leaf and root tissues. The deduced amino acid sequence of TaCM showed a high degree of identity with COMT from other plants, particularly in SAM binding motif and the residues responsible… CONTINUE READING
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Caffeic acid 3-O - methyltransferase ( COMT ) catalyzes the multi - step methylation reactions of hydroxylated monomeric lignin precursors , and is believed to occupy a pivotal position in the lignin biosynthetic pathway .
Caffeic acid 3-O - methyltransferase ( COMT ) catalyzes the multi - step methylation reactions of hydroxylated monomeric lignin precursors , and is believed to occupy a pivotal position in the lignin biosynthetic pathway .
Caffeic acid 3-O - methyltransferase ( COMT ) catalyzes the multi - step methylation reactions of hydroxylated monomeric lignin precursors , and is believed to occupy a pivotal position in the lignin biosynthetic pathway .
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