Research progress on unusual acetyl triacylglycerol

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Wang, Lian; Zhou, Xue-Rong; Wan, Xia


2017-12-29


Journal Article


Oil Crop Science


2


4


211-216


Acetyl triacylglycerol (acetyl-TAG) contains acetyl at sn-3 position, while normal long chain acyl groups are esterified at both sn-1 and sn-2 positions. Such lipid is optically active asymmetric TAG with low viscosity, improved cold temperature property and low calorific content compared to regular TAGs. Although acetyl-TAG is rare in nature, it gains more and more attentions due to its potential applications. Metabolic engineering of plant or microorganism for production of acetyl-TAG is currently attractive. Here we summarize the researches on acetyl-TAG, with emphasis on gene discovery, protein analysis and its potential applications.


OCRI CAAS


Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified


EP18496


Journal article - Refereed


English


Wang, Lian; Zhou, Xue-Rong; Wan, Xia. Research progress on unusual acetyl triacylglycerol. Oil Crop Science. 2017; 2(4):211-216.



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