Isolation and characterization of enzymes involved in lysine catabolism from sorghum seeds.

@article{Fornazier2005IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of enzymes involved in lysine catabolism from sorghum seeds.},
  author={Ricardo Francisco Fornazier and Salete Aparecida Gaziola and Cristiane Vieira Helm and Peter Lea and Ricardo Antunes Azevedo},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1791-8}
}
Lysine is an essential amino acid synthesized in plants via the aspartic acid pathway. The catabolism of lysine is performed by the action of two consecutive enzymes, lysine 2-oxoglutarate reductase (LOR, EC 1.5.1.8) and saccharopine dehydrogenase (SDH, EC 1.5.1.9). The final soluble lysine concentration in cereal seeds is controlled by both synthesis and catabolism rates. The production and characterization of high-lysine plants species depends on knowledge of the regulatory aspects of lysine… CONTINUE READING