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type Journal Article
authors Maeda H, Yoo H, Dudareva N.
title Prephenate aminotransferase directs plant phenylalanine biosynthesis via arogenate
journal Nat Chem Biol
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ui 21102469
year (2010)
volume 7
number 1
pages 19-21
abstract The aromatic amino acids L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine and their plant-derived natural products are essential in human and plant metabolism and physiology. Here we identified Petunia hybrida and Arabidopsis thaliana genes encoding prephenate aminotransferases (PPA-ATs), thus completing the identification of the genes involved in phenylalanine and tyrosine biosyntheses. Biochemical and genetic characterization of enzymes showed that PPA-AT directs carbon flux from prephenate toward arogenate, making the arogenate pathway predominant in plant phenylalanine biosynthesis.
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