标题：Cloning and functional characterization of a 4-coumarate CoA ligase from liverwort Plagiochasma appendiculatum
作者：Gao, Shuai; Yu, Hai-Na; Xu, Rui-Xue; Cheng, Ai-Xia; Lou, Hong-Xiang
作者机构：[Gao, Shuai; Yu, Hai-Na; Xu, Rui-Xue; Cheng, Ai-Xia; Lou, Hong-Xiang] Shandong Univ, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Key Lab Chem Biol Nat Prod, Minist Educ, Jina 更多
通讯作者地址：[Cheng, AX]Shandong Univ, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Key Lab Chem Biol Nat Prod, Minist Educ, Jinan 250012, Peoples R China.
关键词：Liverwort; Plagiochasma appendiculatum; Marchantiales; Aytoniaceae;; 4-Coumarate: coenzyme A ligase; Phenylpropanoids; Flavonoids;; Bis-bibenzyls
摘要：Plant phenylpropanoids represent a large group of secondary metabolites which have played an important role in terrestrial plant life, beginning with the evolution of land plants from primitive green algae. 4-Coumarate: coenzyme A ligase (4CL) is a provider of activated thioester substrates within the phenylpropanoid synthesis pathway. Although 4CLs have been extensively characterized in angiosperm, gymnosperm and moss species, little is known of their functions in liverworts. Here, a 4CL homolog (designated as Pa4CL1) was isolated from the liverwort species Plagiochasma appendiculatum. The full-length cDNA sequence of Pa4CL1 contains 1644 bp and is predicted to encode a protein with 547 amino acids. The gene products were 40-50% identical with 4CL sequences reported in public databases. The recombinant protein was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli and exhibited a high level of 4CL activity, catalyzing formation of hydroxycinnamate-CoA thioesters by a two-step reaction mechanism from corresponding hydroxycinnamic acids. Kinetic analysis indicated that the most favorable substrate for Pa4CL1 is p-coumaric acid. The transcription of Pa4CL1 was induced when P. appendiculaturn thallus was treated with either salicylic acid or methyl jasmonate. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.