Functional characterization of a Mg(2+)-dependent O-methyltransferase with coumarin as preferred substrate from the liverwort Plagiochasma appendiculatum.

@article{Xu2016FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional characterization of a Mg(2+)-dependent O-methyltransferase with coumarin as preferred substrate from the liverwort Plagiochasma appendiculatum.},
  author={Rui-Xue Xu and Shuai Gao and Yu Zhao and Hongxiang Lou and Ai-xia Cheng},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2016},
  volume={106},
  pages={269-77}
}
Coumarins (1,2-benzopyrones), which originate via the phenylpropanoid pathway, are found ubiquitously in plants and make an essential contribution to the health of the plant. Some natural coumarins have been used as human therapeutics. However, the details of their biosynthesis are still largely unknown. Scopoletin is derived from either esculetin or… CONTINUE READING