Specificity of starch synthase isoforms from potato.

  title={Specificity of starch synthase isoforms from potato.},
  author={Anne Edwards and Arijitt Borthakur and Stephen Bornemann and Julien Venail and Kay Denyer and Darren N Waite and D J Fulton and Ashley M. Smith and Cathie Martin},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  volume={266 3},
In higher plants several isoforms of starch synthase contribute to the extension of glucan chains in the synthesis of starch. Different isoforms are responsible for the synthesis of essentially linear amylose chains and branched, amylopectin chains. The activity of granule-bound starch synthase I from potato has been compared with that of starch synthase II from potato following expression of both isoforms in Escherichia coli. Significant differences in their activities are apparent which may… CONTINUE READING

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