Date of this Version
THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY VOL. 288, NO. 52, pp. 36902–36914, December 27, 2013
Background: Acyl-CoA:lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase (LPCAT) enzymes have central roles in acyl editing of phosphatidylcholine.
Results: Plant LPCATs were expressed in yeast and biochemically characterized.
Conclusion: LPCATs can edit acyl composition of phosphatidylcholine through their combined forward and reverse reactions.
Significance: Plant LPCATs play a role in editing both sn-positions of PC and remove ricinoleic acid with high selectivity from this lipid.