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Trends Plant Sci. 2003 Dec;8(12):565-8.

Unraveling the functions of glycosyltransferase family 47 in plants.

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Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA.

Abstract

The function of glycosyltransferases (GTs) from family GT47 was first identified in animal exostosins as beta-glucuronyltransferase involved in the synthesis of heparan sulfate. Two recent papers report the functions of two plant members in this family as a pectin beta-glucuronyltransferase and a xyloglucan beta-galactosyltransferase. These findings greatly extend our understanding of the biological functions of family GT47 and also represent an important leap toward the molecular dissection of cell wall biosynthesis.

PMID:
14659703
DOI:
10.1016/j.tplants.2003.10.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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