Type 1 diacylglycerol acyltransferases of Brassica napus preferentially incorporate oleic acid into triacylglycerol

@inproceedings{AznarMoreno2015Type1D,
  title={Type 1 diacylglycerol acyltransferases of Brassica napus preferentially incorporate oleic acid into triacylglycerol},
  author={Jose Antonio Aznar-Moreno and Peter Denolf and Katrien Van Audenhove and Stefanie De Bodt and Steven Engelen and Deirdre A. Fahy and James G. Wallis and John Browse},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2015}
}
DGAT1 enzymes (acyl-CoA:diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1, EC 2.3.1.20) catalyse the formation of triacylglycerols (TAGs), the most abundant lipids in vegetable oils. Thorough understanding of the enzymology of oil accumulation is critical to the goal of modifying oilseeds for improved vegetable oil production. Four isoforms of BnDGAT1, the final and rate-limiting step in triacylglycerol synthesis, were characterized from Brassica napus, one of the world's most important oilseed crops… CONTINUE READING