Induction of steroidal hydroxylase activity by plant defence compounds in the filamentous fungus Cochliobolus lunatus

@article{Vitas1999InductionOS,
  title={Induction of steroidal hydroxylase activity by plant defence compounds in the filamentous fungus Cochliobolus lunatus},
  author={Vitas and Smith and Plavec and Kesselmeier and Pajic and Ferlan and Zigon and Paul Kelly and Komel},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={853-63}
}
We investigated the hypothesis that the endogenous role of the commercially important inducible steroid hydroxylase cytochrome P450s of fungi was in defense against plant toxophores/secondary metabolites. Two plant defense compounds, the aglycones tomatidine and solanidine, the steroidal glycoalkaloid alpha-tomatine and the triterpene saponin beta-escin… CONTINUE READING