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MetaCyc Pathway: cinnamate esters biosynthesis
Inferred from experiment

Enzyme View:

Pathway diagram: cinnamate esters biosynthesis

This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.

Superclasses: BiosynthesisSecondary Metabolites BiosynthesisPhenylpropanoid Derivatives BiosynthesisCinnamates Biosynthesis

Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Fragaria x ananassa, Ipomoea batatas, Phaseolus vulgaris, Vanilla planifolia

Expected Taxonomic Range: Viridiplantae

Fragaria x ananassa fruits accumulate cinnamoyl glucose esters during fruit ripening. These esters may be the precursors of the extensive secondary metabolites that contribute to aroma and flavor of the fully ripe fruits. These glucosides either serves as storage compounds, activated intermediates or as bioactive defense compounds [Landmann07a]. In Vanilla planifolia cultures, the induction of UDP-glc;trans cinnamic acid glucosyl-transferase happens after 24 hours after being elicited with kinetin [Funk92a]. trans-cinnamoyl-β-D-glucoside is an intermediate in the chlorogenic acid biosynthesis of Ipomoea batatas [Shimizu84].

Created 09-Jul-2008 by Pujar A, Cornell University


Funk92a: Funk C, Brodelius PE (1992). "Phenylpropanoid Metabolism in Suspension Cultures of Vanilla planifolia Andr. : IV. Induction of Vanillic Acid Formation." Plant Physiol 99(1);256-262. PMID: 16668858

Landmann07a: Landmann C, Fink B, Schwab W (2007). "FaGT2: a multifunctional enzyme from strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) fruits involved in the metabolism of natural and xenobiotic compounds." Planta 226(2);417-28. PMID: 17323078

Shimizu84: Shimizu T, Kojima M (1984). "Partial purification and characterization of UDPG:t-cinnamate glucosyltransferase in the root of sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas Lam." J Biochem 95(1);205-12. PMID: 6231280

Other References Related to Enzymes, Genes, Subpathways, and Substrates of this Pathway

Edwards90: Edwards, E. Anne, Rawsthorne, Stephen, Mullineaux, Philip M. "Subcellular distribution of multiple forms of glutathione reductase in leaves of pea." Planta, 1990, 180:278-284.

FraissinetTache98: Fraissinet-Tachet L, Baltz R, Chong J, Kauffmann S, Fritig B, Saindrenan P (1998). "Two tobacco genes induced by infection, elicitor and salicylic acid encode glucosyltransferases acting on phenylpropanoids and benzoic acid derivatives, including salicylic acid." FEBS Lett 437(3);319-23. PMID: 9824316

Jackson01: Jackson RG, Lim EK, Li Y, Kowalczyk M, Sandberg G, Hoggett J, Ashford DA, Bowles DJ (2001). "Identification and biochemical characterization of an Arabidopsis indole-3-acetic acid glucosyltransferase." J Biol Chem 276(6);4350-6. PMID: 11042207

Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

Lazarowski03: Lazarowski ER, Shea DA, Boucher RC, Harden TK (2003). "Release of cellular UDP-glucose as a potential extracellular signaling molecule." Mol Pharmacol 63(5);1190-7. PMID: 12695547

Lunkenbein06: Lunkenbein S, Bellido M, Aharoni A, Salentijn EM, Kaldenhoff R, Coiner HA, Munoz-Blanco J, Schwab W (2006). "Cinnamate metabolism in ripening fruit. Characterization of a UDP-glucose:cinnamate glucosyltransferase from strawberry." Plant Physiol 140(3);1047-58. PMID: 16443693

Xu02: Xu ZJ, Nakajima M, Suzuki Y, Yamaguchi I (2002). "Cloning and characterization of the abscisic acid-specific glucosyltransferase gene from adzuki bean seedlings." Plant Physiol 129(3);1285-95. PMID: 12114582

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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