A look at diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) in algae

A look at diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) in algae Highlights ► We examine current knowledge about TAG biosynthesis in algae, focusing mainly on diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs). ► We identified in silico putative DGATs from several algal species where complete genome sequences are available. ► Putative algal DGATs were analysed and compared to characterised mammalian, higher plant and fungi DGATs based on their primary amino acid structure. ► Multiple DGAT2 genes were identified in nearly all algal species, but functional studies are needed to verify the enzyme they encode. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Biotechnology Elsevier

A look at diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) in algae

Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 162 (1) – Nov 30, 2012

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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0168-1656
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1873-4863
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10.1016/j.jbiotec.2012.05.009
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Abstract

Highlights ► We examine current knowledge about TAG biosynthesis in algae, focusing mainly on diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs). ► We identified in silico putative DGATs from several algal species where complete genome sequences are available. ► Putative algal DGATs were analysed and compared to characterised mammalian, higher plant and fungi DGATs based on their primary amino acid structure. ► Multiple DGAT2 genes were identified in nearly all algal species, but functional studies are needed to verify the enzyme they encode.

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Journal of BiotechnologyElsevier

Published: Nov 30, 2012

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