Planta

, Volume 226, Issue 6, pp 1343–1352

Regulation of plant glucosinolate metabolism

Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00425-007-0627-7

Cite this article as:
Yan, X. & Chen, S. Planta (2007) 226: 1343. doi:10.1007/s00425-007-0627-7

Abstract

Glucosinolates and their degradation products are known to play important roles in plant interaction with herbivores and micro-organisms. In addition, they are important for human life. For example, some degradation products are flavor compounds and some exhibit anticarcinogenic properties. Recent years have seen great progress made in the understanding of glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. The core glucosinolate biosynthetic pathway has been revealed using biochemical and reverse genetics approaches. Future research needs to focus on questions related to regulation and control of glucosinolate metabolism. Here we review current status of studies on the regulation of glucosinolate metabolism at different levels, and highlight future research towards elucidating the signaling and metabolic network that control glucosinolate metabolism.

Keywords

Glucosinolate Myrosinase Regulation Signaling Metabolism Network 

Abbreviations

CYP

Cytochrome P450

MAM

Methylthioalkylmalate synthase

QTL

Quantitative trait locus

JA

Jasmonic acid

SA

Salicylic acid

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life SciencesNortheast Forestry UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.Department of Botany, Genetics InstituteUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.College of Life SciencesHeilongjiang UniversityHarbinChina

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