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Lipoxygenase-dependent degradation of storage lipids.
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PMID:  11378469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oilseed germination is characterized by the mobilization of storage lipids as a carbon source for the germinating seedling. In spite of the importance of lipid mobilization, its mechanism is only partially understood. Recent data suggest that a novel degradation mechanism is initiated by a 13-lipoxygenase during germination, using esterified fatty acids specifically as substrates. This 13-lipoxygenase reaction leads to a transient accumulation of ester lipid hydroperoxides in the storage lipids, and the corresponding oxygenated fatty acid moieties are preferentially removed by specific lipases. The free hydroperoxy fatty acids are subsequently reduced to their hydroxy derivatives, which might in turn undergo beta-oxidation.
I Feussner; H Kühn; C Wasternack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in plant science     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1360-1385     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Plant Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-29     Completed Date:  2001-07-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9890299     Medline TA:  Trends Plant Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, D-06466, Corrensstr. 3,., Gatersleben, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acetyl Coenzyme A / metabolism
Angiosperms / enzymology
Fatty Acids / metabolism
Germination / physiology
Lipid Metabolism*
Lipid Mobilization
Lipids / chemistry
Lipoxygenase / metabolism*
Organelles / metabolism
Seeds / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Lipids; 72-89-9/Acetyl Coenzyme A; EC

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