Identification, purification, and characterization of monoacylglycerol acyltransferase from developing peanut cotyledons.


Biosynthesis of diacylglycerols in plants occurs mainly through the acylation of lysophosphatidic acid in the microsomal membranes. Here we describe the first identification of diacylglycerol biosynthetic activity in the soluble fraction of developing oilseeds. This activity was NaF-insensitive and acyl-CoA-dependent. Diacylglycerol formation was catalyzed… (More)


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