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Lipid biosynthesis in developing perilla seeds.

In developing seeds of Perilla frutescens var. crispa, the triacylglycerol fraction was found to accumulate between 15 and 19 days after flowering. Of this, 65% of the total fatty acids was alpha-linolenic acid in the mature seeds, with the latter being esterified in comparable amounts at all positions (sn-1, 2 and 3) of the glycerol residue. It was also demonstrated that, 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase, which catalyzes esterification at the sn-2 position of the glycerol backbone, showed low activities for alpha-linolenoyl-CoA as substrate. These findings suggest that the diacylglycerol precursor for triacylglycerol synthesis is not directly derived from phosphatidic acid through the glycerol phosphate pathway.[1]


  1. Lipid biosynthesis in developing perilla seeds. Ichihara, K., Suda, Y. Phytochemistry (2003) [Pubmed]
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