Serine Acetyltransferase: A Bottleneck for Cysteine and Glutathione Synthesis

Hesse, Holger; Harms, Karsten; von Ballmoos, Peter; Brunold, Christian; Willmitzer, Lothar; Höfgen, Rainer (2000). Serine Acetyltransferase: A Bottleneck for Cysteine and Glutathione Synthesis. In: Brunold, Christian; Rennenberg, Heinz; de Kok, Luit J.; Stulen, Ineke; Davidian, Jean-Claude (eds.) Sulfur Nutrition and Sulfur Assimilation in Higher Plants (pp. 321-323). Bern: Haupt Verlag

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The cysE gene encoding serine acetyltransferase from Escherichia coli, has been introduced into the genome of potato plants to investigate the role of SAT activity in plastids towards cysteine synthesis. Transgenic lines with up to 20-fold higher SAT activity exhibited significantly higher levels of cysteine and glutathione. Expression of cysteine synthase isoforms was unchanged while a marginal effect on activity has been observed. Physiological relevance for cysteine formation is discussed.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Stress Physiology [discontinued]
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

von Ballmoos, Peter; Brunold, Christian and Brunold, Christian

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISBN:

3-258-06239-0

Publisher:

Haupt Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

18 Jul 2018 14:12

Last Modified:

21 Nov 2019 00:48

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.118199

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118199

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