Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

BMC Plant Biology

Volume

17

First Page

71

DOI

10.1186/s12870-017-1022-6

Abstract

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are synthesized by plants, fungi, bacteria, and archaea with plants being the major source of these amino acids in animal diets. Acetolactate synthase (ALS) is the first enzyme in the BCAA synthesis pathway. Although the functional contribution of ALS to BCAA biosynthesis has been extensively characterized, a comprehensive understanding of the regulation of this pathway at the molecular level is still lacking.

Comments

Financial support from the NSERC Canada (RGPIN No. 171305-7 to WLC) and a QEII – GSST (to MHD) is gratefully acknowledged.

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