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Expression of Bacterial Chorismate Pyruvate-Lyase in Tobacco: Evidence for the Presence of Chorismate in the Plant Cytosol

Susanne Sommer and Lutz Heide

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 39, issue 11, pages 1240-1244
Published in print November 1998 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online November 1998 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.pcp.a029326
Expression of Bacterial Chorismate Pyruvate-Lyase in Tobacco: Evidence for the Presence of Chorismate in the Plant Cytosol

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The bacterial gene ubiC encodes chorismate pyruvatelyase, an enzyme which converts chorismate to 4-hydroxy-benzoate and which is not normally present in plants. The UbiC protein was expressed in tobacco, with targeting of the gene product either to the plastids or to the cytosol. In both cases, chorismate pyruvate-lyase activity and a resulting formation of 4-hydroxybenzoate was detected. This suggests that chorismate, a metabolite of the shikimate pathway, is present not only in the plastids but also in the cytosol of plant cells.

Keywords: Chorismate; 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid; Nicotiana tabacum; ubiC.

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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