Biosynthetic pathway for the C45 polyprenol, solanesol, in tobacco

Ei'ichiro Fukusaki, Shinya Takeno, Takeshi Bamba, Hiroshi Okumoto, Hiroko Katto, Shin'ichiro Kajiyama, Akio Kobayashi

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Abstract

Feeding experiments were independently performed with [1- 13C]deoxy-D-xylulose triacetate and (RS)-[2-13C] mevalonolactone in the tobacco plant. The labeling pattern for solanesol was elucidated to reveal that the isoprene moiety of solanesol would be derived from deoxy-xylulose. The result strongly suggests that tobacco solanesol is biosynthesized via the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1988-1990
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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