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|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Fatty Acids and Lipids Biosynthesis|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Carthamus tinctorius
Expected Taxonomic Range: Spermatophyta
Triacyglycerols (TAG) from vegetable oils are a major source of essential fatty acids in human diet, namely polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) linoleate (18:2) and linolenate (18:3). In oilseeds, TAG is synthesized via the Kennedy pathway, where the precursor diacylglycerol (DAG) is de novo synthesized from glycerol-3-phosphate. In addition to the Kennedy pathway, there are several other paths supplying DAG for TAG biosynthesis during seed development in plants [Bates09]. They involve a reverse activity of CDP-choline:1,2-diacylglycerol cholinephosphotransferas, and/or a novel enzyme phosphatidylcholine:diacylglycerol cholinephosphotransferase. Since further desaturation of 18:1 to form 18:2 and 18:3 occurs mainly in phosphatidylcholine (PC), these alternative paths can provide PC-derived DAG species which are enriched in PUFA for TAG synthesis. Further more, an acyl editing (acyl exchange) mechanism also exists that can further enrich PUFA in oilseed TAG [Bates09].
Acyl exchange between acyl-CoA and PC has been detected in a number of plant species including microsomal preparations of developing safflower cotyledons [Stymne84] and developing soybean embryos [Bates09]. Further experiments are required to reveal whether a reverse activity of acyl-CoA:lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase (LPCAT, 22.214.171.124) or a phospholipase A (126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52), or both are involved in acyl-CoA and lysophosphatidylcholine generation [Bates09]. In either case, PC-derived acyl-CoAs, which are rich in PUFA, can feed into the Kennedy pathway for TAG synthesis. Lysophosphatidylcholines can be converted back to PC to replenish the PC pool by the forward reaction of 184.108.40.206. In addition, in the forward reaction de novo synthesized acyl-CoAs can be incorporated into PC.
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Dennis91: Dennis MW, Kolattukudy PE (1991). "Alkane biosynthesis by decarbonylation of aldehyde catalyzed by a microsomal preparation from Botryococcus braunii." Arch Biochem Biophys 287(2);268-75. PMID: 1898004
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Malhotra99: Malhotra KT, Malhotra K, Lubin BH, Kuypers FA (1999). "Identification and molecular characterization of acyl-CoA synthetase in human erythrocytes and erythroid precursors." Biochem J 344 Pt 1;135-43. PMID: 10548543
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Schnurr02: Schnurr JA, Shockey JM, de Boer GJ, Browse JA (2002). "Fatty acid export from the chloroplast. Molecular characterization of a major plastidial acyl-coenzyme A synthetase from Arabidopsis." Plant Physiol 129(4);1700-9. PMID: 12177483
Shockey02: Shockey JM, Fulda MS, Browse JA (2002). "Arabidopsis contains nine long-chain acyl-coenzyme a synthetase genes that participate in fatty acid and glycerolipid metabolism." Plant Physiol 129(4);1710-22. PMID: 12177484
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