Structure/function analysis of a type iii polyketide synthase in the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus reveals a biochemical pathway in phlorotannin monomer biosynthesis.

@article{MesletCladire2013StructurefunctionAO,
  title={Structure/function analysis of a type iii polyketide synthase in the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus reveals a biochemical pathway in phlorotannin monomer biosynthesis.},
  author={Laurence Meslet-Cladi{\'e}re and Ludovic Delage and C{\'e}dric J-J Leroux and Sophie Goulitquer and Catherine Leblanc and Emeline Creis and Erwan Ar Gall and Val{\'e}rie Stiger-Pouvreau and Mirjam Czjzek and Philippe Potin},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={3089-103}
}
Brown algal phlorotannins are structural analogs of condensed tannins in terrestrial plants and, like plant phenols, they have numerous biological functions. Despite their importance in brown algae, phlorotannin biosynthetic pathways have been poorly characterized at the molecular level. We found that a predicted type III polyketide synthase in the genome… CONTINUE READING