Entries by Yingqi Cai

Lipid Synthesis and Beyond: SAD Fatty Acid Desaturases Contribute to Seed Development

Fatty acid (FA) desaturases have long been recognized as key enzymes in synthesizing lipids containing unsaturated FAs, which constitute the majority of seed oil. As a major class of FA desaturases, stearoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturases (SADs) catalyze the first desaturation step, producing the monounsaturated FA oleic acid, which can be further desaturated to polyunsaturated FA. […]