Engineering plants with increased levels of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid

@article{Niggeweg2004EngineeringPW,
  title={Engineering plants with increased levels of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid},
  author={Ricarda Niggeweg and Anthony J. Michael and Cathie Martin},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={746-754}
}
The trend to view many foods not only as sustenance but also as medicine, so-called functional foods, is increasing. Phenolics are the most widespread dietary antioxidants, and among these, chlorogenic acid (CGA) accumulates to high levels in some crop plants. CGA acts as an antioxidant in plants and protects against degenerative, age-related diseases in animals when supplied in their diet. cDNA clones encoding the enzyme that synthesizes CGA, hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA quinate: hydroxycinnamoyl… Expand
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