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Isolation and functional characterization of polyunsaturated fatty acid elongase (AsELOVL5) gene from black seabream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii).
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PMID:  22198347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To identify the genes encoding fatty acid elongases for the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), we isolated a cDNA via degenerate PCR and RACE-PCR from Acanthopagrus schlegelii with a high similarity to the ELOVL5-like elongases of mammals and fishes. This gene is termed AsELOVL5 and encodes a 294 amino acid protein. When AsELOVL5 was expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, it conferred an ability to elongate γ-linolenic acid (18:3 n-6) to di-homo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3 n-6). In addition, the transformed cells converted arachidonic acid (20:4 n-6) and eicosapentaenpic acid (20:5 n-3) to docosatetraenoic acid (22:4 n-6) and docosapentaenoic acid (22:5 n-3), respectively. These results indicate that the AsELOVL5 gene encodes a long-chain fatty acid elongase capable of elongating C(18)Δ6/C(20)Δ5 but not C(22) PUFA substrates.
Sun Hee Kim; Jong Bum Kim; Yo Soon Jang; So Yun Kim; Kyung Hee Roh; Hyun Uk Kim; Kyeong-Ryeol Lee; Jong-Sug Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6776     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration, Seodun-Dong, Suwon, 441-707, Korea,
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