Food safety: Structure and expression of the asparagine synthetase gene family of wheat

@inproceedings{Gao2016FoodSS,
  title={Food safety: Structure and expression of the asparagine synthetase gene family of wheat},
  author={Runhong Gao and Tanya Y. Curtis and Stephen J. Powers and Hongwei Xu and Jianhua Huang and Nigel G Halford},
  booktitle={Journal of cereal science},
  year={2016}
}
Asparagine is an important nitrogen storage and transport molecule, but its accumulation as a free amino acid in crops has implications for food safety because free asparagine is a precursor for acrylamide formation during cooking and processing. Asparagine synthesis occurs by the amidation of aspartate, catalysed by asparagine synthetase, and this study concerned the expression of asparagine synthetase (TaASN) genes in wheat. The expression of three genes, TaASN1-3, was studied in different… CONTINUE READING
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