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Record number 399928
Title A chicory cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase CYP71AV8 for the oxidation of (+)-valencene
Author(s) Cankar, K.; Houwelingen, A.M.M.L. van; Bosch, H.J.; Sonke, Th.; Bouwmeester, H.J.; Beekwilder, M.J.
Source FEBS Letters 585 (2011)1. - ISSN 0014-5793 - p. 178 - 182.
Department(s) Laboratory of Plant Physiology
PRI BIOS Applied Metabolic Systems
PRI Bioscience
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) functional-characterization - yeast expression - nootkatone - valencene - biosynthesis - sesquiterpenes - artemisinin - synthase - cloning
Abstract Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.), which is known to have a variety of terpene-hydroxylating activities, was screened for a P450 mono-oxygenase to convert (+)-valencene to (+)-nootkatone. A novel P450 cDNA was identified in a chicory root EST library. Co-expression of the enzyme with a valencene synthase in yeast, led to formation of trans-nootkatol, cis-nootkatol and (+)-nootkatone. The novel enzyme was also found to catalyse a three step conversion of germacrene A to germacra-1(10),4,11(13)-trien-12-oic acid, indicating its involvement in chicory sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis. Likewise, amorpha-4,11-diene was converted to artemisinic acid. Surprisingly, the chicory P450 has a different regio-specificity on (+)-valencene compared to germacrene A and amorpha-4,11-diene
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