Isolation and in silico characterization of cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) gene controlling the early stage of phenylpropanoid biosynthetic pathway in Kelampayan (Neolamarckia cadamba, Rubiaceae) developing xylem tissues

Tchin, Boon Ling and Ho Wei, Seng and Pang, Shek-Ling (2018) Isolation and in silico characterization of cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) gene controlling the early stage of phenylpropanoid biosynthetic pathway in Kelampayan (Neolamarckia cadamba, Rubiaceae) developing xylem tissues. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 6 (2). pp. 278-286. ISSN 2307-8553

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Abstract

Cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) is one of the enzymes involved at the starting point of the phenylpropanoid and lignin biosynthesis pathway. It involves in the hydroxylation of cinnamate to 4-coumarate. In this paper, we isolated and in silico characterized the complete sequence of cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) gene from Neolamarckia cadamba in Malaysia. The C4H singletons obtained from the NcdbEST were used to predict the hypothetical full-length of NcC4H through the contig mapping approach. RT-PCR was used to amplify the full-length C4H cDNA clone and subsequently the PCR amplicons were sequenced and analysed. The NcC4H cDNA was 1,651 bp long with a 505 amino acid sequence, a 18 bp 5’-UTR and a 115 bp 3’-UTR. The predicted NcC4H protein contains P450-featured motifs. These include the heme-binding domain, a threonine-containing binding pocket motif and the proline-rich region. Peptide sequence comparison and phylogenetic analyses revealed that NcC4H was clustered with class I C4H instead of class II C4H, which is preferentially involved in phenylpropanoid and lignin biosynthesis pathway. This full-length NcC4H cDNA can be used for developing genetic marker to identify economic trait loci (ETL) for wood quality traits via genomics-assisted selection (GAS) or candidate gene mapping approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neolamarckia cadamba, RT-PCR, Lignin biosynthesis, Cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H), Expressed sequence tags (ESTs), Genomics-assisted selection, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 02:39
Last Modified: 29 May 2021 13:50
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25834

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