Role of UDP-Glucuronic Acid Decarboxylase in Xylan Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis.

@article{Kuang2016RoleOU,
  title={Role of UDP-Glucuronic Acid Decarboxylase in Xylan Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Beiqing Kuang and Xianhai Zhao and Chun Zhou and Wei Zeng and Junli Ren and Berit Ebert and Cherie T. Beahan and Xiaomei Deng and Qingyin Zeng and Gongke Zhou and Monika S Doblin and Joshua L. Heazlewood and Antony Bacic and Xiaoyang Chen and Ai-min Wu},
  journal={Molecular plant},
  year={2016},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={1119-1131}
}
UDP-xylose (UDP-Xyl) is the Xyl donor used in the synthesis of major plant cell-wall polysaccharides such as xylan (as a backbone-chain monosaccharide) and xyloglucan (as a branching monosaccharide). The biosynthesis of UDP-Xyl from UDP-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcA) is irreversibly catalyzed by UDP-glucuronic acid decarboxylase (UXS). Until now, little has been known about the physiological roles of UXS in plants. Here, we report that AtUXS1, AtUXS2, and AtUXS4 are located in the Golgi apparatus… CONTINUE READING