isoprenoid


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isoprenoid

 [i″so-pre´noid]
any compound biosynthesized from or containing isoprene units, including terpenes, carotenoids, fat-soluble vitamins, ubiquinone, rubber, and some steroids.

isoprenoid

/iso·pre·noid/ (i″so-pre´noid) any compound biosynthesized from or containing isoprene units, including terpenes, carotenoids, fat-soluble vitamins, ubiquinone, rubber, and some steroids.
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Deinococcus bacteria are naturally equipped with capabilities that make them conducive to such development: natural expression of carotenoids (key subfamily of the isoprenoid pathway), assimilation of various carbon sources, and adaptation to high-flow metabolic engineering
Experimental evidence shows that isoprenoid emission depends upon many factors that are likely to be affected by global change (Penuelas and Staudt, 2010; Li and Sharkey, 2013; Grote et al.
1985) firstly found that the specific inhibition of MVA-derived isoprenoid biosynthesis with mevinolin in radish might attributed to activity reduction of HMGS and HMGR.
We suggest that HMGCR inhibition would be one of the multiple effects that isoprenoid compounds seem to be exerting on the MP, though that possibility had not yet been specifically elucidated previously.
Ubiquinone, also known as CoQ, is an isoprenoid component and lipid-soluble molecule which plays various roles in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
Biosynthesis of isoprenoids (carotenoids, sterols, prenyl side-chains of chlorophylls and plastoquinone) via a novel pyruvate/glyceraldehydes 3-phosphate non-mevalonate pathway in the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus.
In malaria, the investigational drug, fosmidomycin, blocks isoprenoid synthesis, killing the parasite, but, over time the drug often becomes less effective.
In their own laboratory, DEINOVE's researchers have managed to produce significant concentrations of three molecules of industrial interest from the isoprenoid pathway.
DEINOVE has signed a License Option Agreement with Genoplante Valor via INRA Transfert, a research enhancement subsidiary of the French National Institute in Agronomic Research that will cover the improvement of isoprenoid biosynthetic pathways.
Studies in plants have emphasized the importance of compartmentalization in the control of terpene biosynthesis [160], challenging the traditional view of isoprenoid metabolism occurring in a homogeneous environment with intermediates mixing freely and accessible to successive or competing enzymes.
Process Based Inventory of Isoprenoid Emissions from European Forests: Model Comparisons, Current Knowledge and Uncertainties.