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Research Project: Development of Enhanced Bio-Based Products from Low Value Agricultural Co-Products and Wastes

Location: Functional Foods Research

Title: Phenolic sucrose esters: evolution, regulation, biosynthesis, and biological functions

item DENG, RENYU - Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences
item LI, WEI - Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences
item Berhow, Mark
item JANDER, GEORG - Boyce Thompson Institute
item ZHOU, SHAOQUN - Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences

Submitted to: Plant Molecular Biology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/16/2021
Publication Date: 3/30/2021
Citation: Deng, R., Li, W., Berhow, M.A., Jander, G., Zhou, S., Li, W. 2021. Phenolic sucrose esters: evolution, regulation, biosynthesis, and biological functions. Plant Molecular Biology.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Phenolic sucrose esters (PSEs) are a diverse group of specialized metabolites that are present in several angiosperm lineages. Phylogenetic reconstruction and structural variation suggest that these metabolites may have evolved independently in monocots and dicots. Constitutive variation in PSE abundance across plant organs and developmental stages is correlated with transcriptional regulation of the upstream phenylpropanoid pathway, whereas pathogen induction is regulated by stress-related phytohormones such as ethylene. Shared structural features of PSEs indicate that their biosynthesis may involve one or more hydroxycinnamoyl transferases and BAHD acetyltransferases, which could be identified by correlative analyses of multi-omics datasets. Elucidation of the core biosynthetic pathway of PSEs will be essential for more detailed studies of the biological function of these compounds and their potential medicinal and agricultural applications.