Detailed characterization of the substrate specificity of mouse wax synthase.

  title={Detailed characterization of the substrate specificity of mouse wax synthase.},
  author={Magdalena Miklaszewska and Adam Kawiński and Antoni Banaś},
  journal={Acta biochimica Polonica},
  volume={60 2},
Wax synthases are membrane-associated enzymes catalysing the esterification reaction between fatty acyl-CoA and a long chain fatty alcohol. In living organisms, wax esters function as storage materials or provide protection against harmful environmental influences. In industry, they are used as ingredients for the production of lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Currently the biological sources of wax esters are limited to jojoba oil. In order to establish a large-scale production of… CONTINUE READING
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