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γ-Aminobutyric Acid Metabolism in Plant under Environment Stressses
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  • Volume 57, Issue 2,  2012, pp.144-150
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Crop Science
  • DOI : 10.7740/kjcs.2012.57.2.144
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γ-Aminobutyric Acid Metabolism in Plant under Environment Stressses
Ham, Tae-Ho; Chu, Sang-Ho; Han, Sang-Jun; Ryu, Su-Noh;
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-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid that is widely distributed in plant and animal kingdom. GABA is found in tissues of the central nervous system (CNS) in animals. GABA functions as a the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS by acting through the GABA receptors. Clinical studies have revealed the relationship between an increased intake of GABA or analogues with several health benefits, including lowering of blood pressure in mildly hypertensive animals and humans. Furthermore, GABA would also has an inhibitory effect on cancer cell proliferation, stimulates cancer cell apoptosis and plays a role in alcohol-associated diseases and schizophrenia. In plants, interest in the GABA emerged mainly from experimental observations that GABA is largely and rapidly produced in large amounts in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. In this study, we speculated the properties and metabolism of GABA in plant and functions in relation to the responses to environmental stresses.
GABA;GABA accumulation;GABA metabolism;
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