Discovery, characterisation and applications of enzymes from the wood-forming tissues of poplar: Glycosyl transferases and xyloglucan endotransglycosylases

TT Teeri, H Brumer*

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Abstract

The Populus tremula x tremuloides Mich. expressed sequence tag (EST) database provides a rich and largely unexplored source of enzymes which can be developed into tools for wood fibre engineering, either by way of post-harvest processing or by transgenic technology. Enzyme discovery through functional genomics techniques, such as cDNA microarray analysis, is spotlighting particular carbohydrate-active enzymes which play a role in cell wall growth and development in wood-forming tissues. The cloning and heterologous expression of these enzymes is facilitating their study on a fundamental level, which lays the groundwork for advanced biotechnological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalBiocatalysis and Biotransformation
Volume21
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventCarbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Apr 20039 Apr 2003
Conference number: 5

Keywords

  • UDP sugar transferase
  • cellulose biocomposite
  • XET
  • carbohydrate-active enzymes
  • Populus tremula x tremuloides Mich
  • enzyme discovery
  • PLANT-CELL WALLS
  • OLIGOSACCHARIDES
  • TRANSGLYCOSYLATION
  • ISOENZYMES
  • CELLULOSE
  • EXISTENCE
  • COMPLEX

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