Increase of the tocochromanol content in transgenic Brassica napus seeds by overexpression of key enzymes involved in prenylquinone biosynthesis

@article{Raclaru2006IncreaseOT,
  title={Increase of the tocochromanol content in transgenic Brassica napus seeds by overexpression of key enzymes involved in prenylquinone biosynthesis},
  author={Mirela Raclaru and Jens Gruber and Rajeev Kumar and Radin Sadre and Wilfried L{\"u}hs and M. Karim Zarhloul and Wolfgang Friedt and Margrit Frentzen and Dagmar Weier},
  journal={Molecular Breeding},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={93-107}
}
Lipid soluble tocochromanols, only synthesised in photosynthetic organisms, are industrially interesting compounds because of their antioxidative properties and their essential function in nutrition. In order to increase the tocochromanol content in the seed oil of transgenic plants, approaches were undertaken to engineer the flux of substrates and intermediates through the pathway. To this end, we overexpressed genes encoding hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenases, alone or in combination with… CONTINUE READING

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