Metabolism of l-arabinose in plants

  title={Metabolism of l-arabinose in plants},
  author={Toshihisa Kotake and Yukiko Yamanashi and Chiemi Imaizumi and Yoichi Tsumuraya},
  booktitle={Journal of Plant Research},
l-Arabinose (l-Ara) is a plant-specific sugar accounting for 5–10 % of cell wall saccharides in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and rice (Oryza sativa). l-Ara occurs in pectic arabinan, rhamnogalacturonan II, arabinoxylan, arabinogalactan-protein (AGP), and extensin in the cell walls, as well as in glycosylated signaling peptides like CLAVATA3 and small glycoconjugates such as quercetin 3-O-arabinoside. This review focuses on recent advances towards understanding the generation of l-Ara and… CONTINUE READING