Isoprenoid biosynthesis in dandelion latex is enhanced by the overexpression of three key enzymes involved in the mevalonate pathway

@inproceedings{Ptter2017IsoprenoidBI,
  title={Isoprenoid biosynthesis in dandelion latex is enhanced by the overexpression of three key enzymes involved in the mevalonate pathway},
  author={Katharina M P{\"u}tter and Nicole van Deenen and Kristina Unland and Dirk Pruefer and Christian Schulze Gronover},
  booktitle={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundLatex from the dandelion species Taraxacum brevicorniculatum contains many high-value isoprenoid end products, e.g. triterpenes and polyisoprenes such as natural rubber. The isopentenyl pyrophosphate units required as precursors for these isoprenoids are provided by the mevalonate (MVA) pathway. The key enzyme in this pathway is 3-hydroxy-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGR) and its activity has been thoroughly characterized in many plant species including dandelion. However, two… CONTINUE READING
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