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A method and system are provided for the production of triterpene including methylated triterpenes. The method and system include isolated nucleic acid sequences encoding triterpene methyltransferases such as triterpene methyltransferases 1, 2, 3. Advantageously, the method and system includes transgenic plant cells via an expression vector for triterpene methyltransferase and optionally various triterpene synthase and prenyltransferase all with tags directing these enzymes to the chloroplast of the transgenic plant cells for using the chloroplast methyl erythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway in the triterpene biogenesis.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Chappell, Joe; Niehaus, Thomas D.; Okada, Shigeru; Devarenne, Timothy P.; and Watt, David, "Method and System for Producing Triterpenes" (2016). Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Patents. 161.