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Softening-up mannan-rich cell walls
Año:2012
Áreas de investigación
  • Biología molecular
Datos
Descripción
The softening and degradation of the cell wall (CW), often mannan enriched, is involved in several processes during development of higher plants, such as meristematic growth, fruit ripening, programmed cell death, and endosperm rupture upon germination. Mannans are also the predominant hemicellulosic CW polymers in many genera of green algae. The endosperm CWs of dry seeds often contain mannan polymers, sometimes in the form of galactomannans (Gal-mannans). The endo-beta-mannanases (MANs) that catalyse the random hydrolysis of the beta-linkage in the mannan backbone are one of the main hydrolytic enzymes involved in the loosening and remodelling of CWs. In germinating seeds, the softening of the endosperm seed CWs facilitates the emergence of the elongating radicle. Hydrolysis and mobilization of endosperm Gal-mannans by MANs also provides a source of nutrients for early seedling growth, since Gal-mannan, besides its structural role, serves as a storage polysaccharide. Therefore, the role of mannans and of their hydrolytic enzymes is decisive in the life cycle of seeds. This review updates and discusses the significance of mannans and MANs in seeds and explores the increasing biotechnological potential of MAN enzymes.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Journal of Experimental Botany
ISSN
0022-0957
Factor de impacto JCR
5,364
Información de impacto
Volumen
63
DOI
10.1093/jxb/ers096
Número de revista
11
Desde la página
3975
Hasta la página
3988
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Participantes
  • Autor: Maria del Carmen Rodriguez-Gacio (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
  • Autor: Raquel Iglesias Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Carbonero Zalduegui (UPM)
  • Autor: Angel J. Matilla (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Biotecnología y Genómica de Semillas
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Biotecnología
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