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Phenylcoumaran Benzylic Ether Reductase Prevents Accumulation of Compounds Formed under Oxidative Conditions in Poplar Xylem
- Niculaes, Claudiu, Morreel, Kris, Kim, Hoon, Lu, Fachuang, McKee, Lauren S., Ivens, Bart, Haustraete, Jurgen, Vanholme, Bartel, Rycke, Riet De, Hertzberg, Magnus, Fromm, Jorg, Bulone, Vincent, Polle, Andrea, Ralph, John, Boerjan, Wout
- The plant cell 2014 v.26 no.9 pp. 3775-3791
- proteins, wood, xylem
- This work reveals the biological function of phenylcoumaran benzylic ether reductase, one of the most abundant proteins in poplar wood. Its role is to reduce monolignol coupling products and to prevent accumulation of compounds formed under oxidative conditions.