The substrate specificity of the yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) pleiotropic drug resistance (PDR)-type ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters is extended to plant secondary metabolites of the tropane alkaloid family. Functional analysis of yeast PDR5 genes in transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv Bright-Yellow 2 [BY-2]) cell lines suggest that PDR genes can be used to stimulate the secretion of secondary metabolites in plant cell suspension cultures.
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- secondary metabolites
- plant cells
- gene expression
- ABC transporters