Restructuring of wall-bound xyloglucan by transglycosylation in living plant cells.

  title={Restructuring of wall-bound xyloglucan by transglycosylation in living plant cells.},
  author={J. E. Thompson and Stephen C. Fry},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  volume={26 1},
  • J. Thompson, S. Fry
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Biology
  • The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology
Xyloglucan endotransglycosylases (XETs) cleave and then re-join xyloglucan chains and may thus contribute to both wall-assembly and wall-loosening. The present experiments demonstrate the simultaneous occurrence in vivo of two types of interpolymeric transglycosylation: "integrational" (in which a newly secreted xyloglucan reacts with a previously wall-bound one) and "restructuring" (in which one previously wall-bound xyloglucan reacts with another). Xyloglucans synthesised by cultured rose… 

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