Characterization of an O-methyltransferase specific to guaiacol-type benzenoids from the flowers of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica).

@article{Koeduka2016CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of an O-methyltransferase specific to guaiacol-type benzenoids from the flowers of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica).},
  author={Takao Koeduka and Mami Kajiyama and Takumi Furuta and Hideyuki Suzuki and Tomohiko Tsuge and Kenji Matsui},
  journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering},
  year={2016},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={679-684}
}
Volatile benzenoids, including methyl p-methoxybenzoate, p-anisaldehyde, and p-anisalcohol, are responsible for the sweet and characteristic fragrance of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica, Rosaceae) flowers. Although the full pathway of volatile benzenoid synthesis has yet to be elucidated, their chemical structures suggest that O-methyltransferases are present… CONTINUE READING