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Mol Cells. 2012 Dec;34(6):501-7. doi: 10.1007/s10059-012-0151-x. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Sugar-hormone cross-talk in anthocyanin biosynthesis.

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Department of Biological Sciences, College of Biological Science and Technology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, Korea.


Anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids, are recognized for their diverse functions in plant development and beneficial effects on human health. Many of the genes encoding anthocyanin biosynthesis enzymes and the transcription factors that activate or repress them have been identified. Regulatory proteins that control anthocyanin biosynthesis by regulating the expression of different structural genes at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels are differentially modulated by environmental and biological factors such as light, temperature, sugar and hormones. This minireview summarizes the recent findings contributing to our understanding of the role of sugars and hormones in the modulation of the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway with emphasis on the coordinated regulation of the critical transcriptional R2R3-MYB/bHLH/WD40 (MBW) complex in Arabidopsis.

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