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Identification and characterization of PtDGAT2B, an acyltransferase of the DGAT2 acyl-Coenzyme A: Diacylglycerol acyltransferase family in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum.
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PMID:  23337871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Diacylglycerol acyltransferase (DGAT) plays a pivotal role in triacylglycerol (TAG) formation in some oleaginous organisms. We describe here the identification of a type 2 DGAT (PtDGAT2B) in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum that contains four putative type 2 acyl-CoA:DGATs, sharing little sequence similarity with each other. TAG synthesis and lipid body formation could be completely restored in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae TAG-deficient quadruple mutant by expressing PtDGAT2B. Up-regulation of PtDGAT2B precedes the accumulation of TAG. Functional analysis of enzyme activity in vivo demonstrated that expression of PtDGAT2B can increase the proportion of unsaturated C(16) and C(18) fatty acids in yeast TAG.
Yangmin Gong; Junping Zhang; Xiaojing Guo; Xia Wan; Zhuo Liang; Chuan Jiong Hu; Mulan Jiang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEBS letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  FEBS Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0155157     Medline TA:  FEBS Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, PR China.
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