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Comparative biochemical characterization of nitrile-forming proteins from plants and insects that alter myrosinase-catalysed hydrolysis of glucosinolates

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Burow,  M.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;
IMPRS on Ecological Interactions, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Markert,  J.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Gershenzon,  J.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Wittstock,  U.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Burow, M., Markert, J., Gershenzon, J., & Wittstock, U. (2006). Comparative biochemical characterization of nitrile-forming proteins from plants and insects that alter myrosinase-catalysed hydrolysis of glucosinolates. The FEBS Journal, 273(11), 2432-2446. doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2006.05252.x.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A4E8-C
Abstract
The defensive function of the glucosinotate-myrosinase system in plants of the order Capparales results from the formation of isothiocyanates when glucosinolates are hydrolysed by myrosinases upon tissue damage. In some glucosinolate-containing plant sp