Special Issue "Plant Isoprenoids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Isoprenoids called also terpenoids, are constituents of all living cells, but they are especially abundant in plant tissues. They constitute the most structurally (>50,000 compounds) and functionally diverse class of plant natural products, including both essential primary metabolites and a broad range of secondary metabolites - also termed ‘specialized’ to underline their vital functions in plant cells, e.g. as stress-responsive compounds, attractants, repellents, modulators of allelopathic interactions, etc. The profile of plant isoprenoids (the ‘terpenome’) is species- but also cell-type specific. Moreover, some isoprenoids are produced constitutively while the synthesis of others is induced in response to environmental cues. To maintain the required cellular balance of particular isoprenoids a precise and strictly regulated metabolic network exists. Last but not least, numerous applications of plant isoprenoids, e.g. as pharmaceuticals, fragrances, flavours, colorants, and dietary supplements, make them the most commercially exploited group of plant-derived natural products; to satisfy the demands of the market, efficient platforms producing isoprenoids are continuously being developed. Such efforts are preceded by the identification of the biosynthetic routes and regulatory mechanisms responsible for the biosynthesis of the compound(s) of interest. This Special Issue aims to present the latest achievements in the field of studies on metabolic routes and elucidations of function of plant isoprenoids.
Prof. Ewa Swiezewska
Assoc. Prof. Liliana Surmacz
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- Isoprenoid primary and specialized metabolites of plants
- Mevalonic acid (MVA) and methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) routes – isoprenoid producing pathways
- Biosynthesis, metabolism and metabolomics of plant isoprenoids
- Functions of plant isoprenoids
- Isoprenoid-generating platforms