Molecular Diversity of Tuliposide A-Converting Enzyme in the Tulip

  title={Molecular Diversity of Tuliposide A-Converting Enzyme in the Tulip},
  author={T. Nomura and Aya Tsuchigami and S. Ogita and Y. Kato},
  journal={Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry},
  pages={1042 - 1048}
  • T. Nomura, Aya Tsuchigami, +1 author Y. Kato
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
  • Tuliposide A-converting enzyme (TCEA) catalyzes the conversion of 6-tuliposide A to its lactonized aglycon, tulipalin A, in the tulip (Tulipa gesneriana). The TgTCEA gene, isolated previously from petals, was transcribed in all tulip tissues but not in the bulbs despite the presence of TCEA activity, which allowed prediction of the presence of a TgTCEA isozyme gene preferentially expressed in the bulbs. Here, the TgTCEA-b gene, the TgTCEA homolog, was identified in bulbs. TgTCEA-b polypeptides… CONTINUE READING
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