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The localization of H6H next to the xylem is strategically important, since scopolamine is transported in the xylem. TR I, however, is localized in the endodermis and nearby cortical cells, but not in the pericycle of H. niger (Nakajima and Hashimoto, 1999). Tropane alkaloids strongly affect the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor as antagonists and are therefore powerful neurotoxins; they apparently serve as defence compounds against herbivores. g. thrushes) exist that can inactivate atropine by expressing an esterase; for c02 BLBK250-Wink March 4, 2010 14:39 Char Count= Biosynthesis of Alkaloids and Betalains 33 them atropine is less toxic.
Stramonium root cultures with phytohormones causes dispersion of the cultures, degradative metabolism of tropine and hyoscyamine and a loss of PMT activity. PMT is completely absent in dispersed cultures. Differentiated roots, alkaloid production and PMT activity are fully restored following the removal of phytohormones. Now that a clone for PMT is available, it will be interesting to examine this phenomenon at the molecular level. Robins and Walton (1993) and Hibi and co-workers (1994) have clearly demonstrated that pmt expression in N.
As a result of this single insertion, the plants acquired the ability to biotransform hyoscyamine into scopolamine, showing unequivocally that a single gene product was responsible both for the hydroxylation and epoxidation steps. , 1994). 8 kb length 5 -flanking region of the gene from H. niger. Expression in E. coli, in which plant genes were overexpressed, allowed for biotransformation and biosynthesis of alkaloids when feeding appropriate precursors of the tropane alkaloids. Reaction products were accumulated in the medium, suggesting free permeability of the bacterial cell membrane to the products (Hashimoto and Yamada, 1994, 2003).
Annual Plant Reviews, Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Volume 40, 2) (2nd Edition) by Michael Wink