Cloning and characterization of a glucosyltransferase from Crocus sativus stigmas involved in flavonoid glucosylation

@article{Moraga2009CloningAC,
  title={Cloning and characterization of a glucosyltransferase from Crocus sativus stigmas involved in flavonoid glucosylation},
  author={{\'A}ngela Rubio Moraga and Almudena Trapero Mozos and Oussama Ahrazem and Lourdes G{\'o}mez-G{\'o}mez},
  journal={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={109 - 109}
}
Flavonol glucosides constitute the second group of secondary metabolites that accumulate in Crocus sativus stigmas. To date there are no reports of functionally characterized flavonoid glucosyltransferases in C. sativus, despite the importance of these compounds as antioxidant agents. Moreover, their bitter taste makes them excellent candidates for consideration as potential organoleptic agents of saffron spice, the dry stigmas of C. sativus. Using degenerate primers designed to match the plant… CONTINUE READING