Transgenic analysis reveals LeACS-1 as a positive regulator of ethylene-induced shikonin biosynthesis in Lithospermum erythrorhizon hairy roots

@article{Fang2015TransgenicAR,
  title={Transgenic analysis reveals LeACS-1 as a positive regulator of ethylene-induced shikonin biosynthesis in Lithospermum erythrorhizon hairy roots},
  author={Rongjun Fang and Fengyao Wu and Ailan Zou and Yu Zhu and Hua Zhao and Hu Zhao and Yonghui Liao and Ren-Jie Tang and Tongyi Yang and Yanjun Pang and Xiaoming Wang and Rongwu Yang and Jin-Liang Qi and Guihua Lu and Yonghua Yang},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={90},
  pages={345-358}
}
The phytohormone ethylene (ET) is a crucial signaling molecule that induces the biosynthesis of shikonin and its derivatives in Lithospermum erythrorhizon shoot cultures. However, the molecular mechanism and the positive regulators involved in this physiological process are largely unknown. In this study, the function of LeACS-1, a key gene encoding the 1… CONTINUE READING