A polymer of caffeyl alcohol in plant seeds

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Chen, Fang; Tobimatsu, Yuki; Havkin-Frenkel, Daphna; Dixon, Richard A.; Ralph, John;
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3277123, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1120992109
  • Subject: Biological Sciences
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | complex mixtures | fungi | macromolecular substances | technology, industry, and agriculture

Lignins are complex phenylpropanoid polymers mostly associated with plant secondary cell walls. Lignins arise primarily via oxidative polymerization of the three monolignols, p-coumaryl, coniferyl, and sinapyl alcohols. Of the two hydroxycinnamyl alcohols that represent... View more
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