Primary or secondary? Versatile nitrilases in plant metabolism.

@article{Piotrowski2008PrimaryOS,
  title={Primary or secondary? Versatile nitrilases in plant metabolism.},
  author={Markus Piotrowski},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 15},
  pages={
          2655-67
        }
}
The potential of plant nitrilases to convert indole-3-acetonitrile into the plant growth hormone indole-3-acetic acid has earned them the interim title of "key enzyme in auxin biosynthesis". Although not widely recognized, this view has changed considerably in the last few years. Recent work on plant nitrilases has shown them to be involved in the process of cyanide detoxification, in the catabolism of cyanogenic glycosides and presumably in the catabolism of glucosinolates. All plants possess… CONTINUE READING
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