Lipid Precursors in Plant Cells: The Problem of Acetyl CoA Generation for Plastid Fatty Acid Synthesis
In terms of compartmentation the generation of acetyl CoA and isopentenyl pyrophosphate which are the precursors of the lipophilic domains of lipid molecules in plants is not finally understood. For this reason this topic is debated rather controversially in the literature (for review see ref. 1). The problem of generation and compartmentation of isopentenyl pyrophosphate will be dealt with in a separate contribution (H. Kleinig, this vol.). The point in question here is the intraplastid acetyl CoA formation for fatty acid synthesis.
KeywordsFatty Acid Synthesis Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Acetate Anion Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate Mustard Seedling
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