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DPE1  -  4-alpha-glucanotransferase DPE1

Arabidopsis thaliana

Synonyms: MXK3.9, MXK3_9, disproportionating enzyme
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High impact information on DPE1

  • To investigate its fate in the cytosol, we characterised plants with mutations in a gene encoding a putative glucanotransferase (disproportionating enzyme; DPE2), a protein similar to the maltase Q (MalQ) gene product involved in maltose metabolism in bacteria [1].
  • Using a reverse genetics approach we have isolated a mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana in which the gene encoding this enzyme (DPE1) is disrupted by a T-DNA insertion [2].

Anatomical context of DPE1


  1. A cytosolic glucosyltransferase is required for conversion of starch to sucrose in Arabidopsis leaves at night. Chia, T., Thorneycroft, D., Chapple, A., Messerli, G., Chen, J., Zeeman, S.C., Smith, S.M., Smith, A.M. Plant J. (2004) [Pubmed]
  2. A critical role for disproportionating enzyme in starch breakdown is revealed by a knock-out mutation in Arabidopsis. Critchley, J.H., Zeeman, S.C., Takaha, T., Smith, A.M., Smith, S.M. Plant J. (2001) [Pubmed]
  3. The role of amylomaltase in maltose metabolism in the cytosol of photosynthetic cells. Lu, Y., Sharkey, T.D. Planta (2004) [Pubmed]
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