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Special Issue "Plant Isoprenoids"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Ewa Swiezewska

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 02-106, Poland
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Interests: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Liliana Surmacz

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 02-106, Poland
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Interests: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Medicine; Immunology and Microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • 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

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