A 2ND L-TYPE ISOZYME OF POTATO GLUCAN PHOSPHORYLASE - CLONING, ANTISENSE INHIBITION AND EXPRESSION ANALYSIS

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Sonnewald U
Zeitschrift: Plant Molecular Biology
Verlag: SPRINGER
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 1995
Band: 27
Heftnummer: 3
Seitenbereich: 567-576
ISSN: 0167-4412


Abstract


Northern analysis revealed that both forms are differentially expressed. The steady-state mRNA levels of the tuber L-type isozyme accumulates strongly in potato tubers and only weakly in leaf tissues, whereas the mRNA of the leaf L-type isozyme accumulates in both tissues to the same extent. Constitutive expression of an antisense RNA specific for the leaf L-type gene resulted in a strong reduction of starch phosphorylase L-type activity in leaf tissue, but had only sparse effects in potato tuber tissues. Determination of the leaf starch content revealed that antisense repression of the starch phosphorylase activity has no significant influence on starch accumulation in leaves of transgenic potato plants. This result indicated that different L-type genes are responsible for the starch phosphorylase activity in different tissues, but the function of the different enzymes remains unclear.



FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Sonnewald, Uwe Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Biochemie

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