Identification and characterization of glycosyltransferases involved in the biosynthesis of soyasaponin I in Glycine max.

@article{Shibuya2010IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of glycosyltransferases involved in the biosynthesis of soyasaponin I in Glycine max.},
  author={Masaaki Shibuya and Kazuya Nishimura and Nao Yasuyama and Yutaka Ebizuka},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={584 11},
  pages={
          2258-64
        }
}
Triterpene saponins are a diverse group of compounds with a structure consisting of a triterpene aglycone and sugars. Identification of the sugar-transferase involved in triterpene saponin biosynthesis is difficult due to the structural complexity of triterpene saponin. Two glycosyltransferases from Glycine max, designated as GmSGT2 and GmSGT3, were identified and characterized. In vitro analysis revealed that GmSGT2 transfers a galactosyl group from UDP-galactose to soyasapogenol B… CONTINUE READING

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