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Folate biofortification in food plants

Samir Bekaert, Serguei Storojenko UGent, Payam Mehrshah, Malcolm J Bennett, Willy Lambert UGent, Jesse F, III Gregory, Karel Schubert, Jeroen Hugenholtz, Dominique Van Der Straeten UGent and Andrew D Hanson (2008) TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 13(1). p.28-35
abstract
Folate deficiency is a global health problem affecting many people in the developing and developed world. Current interventions (industrial food fortification and supplementation by folic acid pills) are effective if they can be used but might not be possible in less developed countries. Recent advances demonstrate that folate biofortification of food crops is now a feasible complementary strategy to fight folate deficiency worldwide. The genes and enzymes of folate synthesis are sufficiently understood to enable metabolic engineering of the pathway, and results from pilot engineering studies in plants (and bacteria) are encouraging. Here, we review the current status of investigations in the field of folate enhancement on the eve of a new era in food fortification.
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ONE-CARBON METABOLISM, NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS, GAMMA-GLUTAMYL HYDROLASES, FOLIC-ACID INTAKE, UNITED-STATES, MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION, PLASMA HOMOCYSTEINE, LACTOCOCCUS-LACTIS, GOLDEN RICE, FORTIFICATION
journal title
TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE
Trends Plant Sci.
volume
13
issue
1
pages
28 - 35
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000253002800006
JCR category
PLANT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
9.21 (2008)
JCR rank
8/155 (2008)
JCR quartile
1 (2008)
ISSN
1360-1385
DOI
10.1016/j.tplants.2007.11.001
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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428235
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-428235
date created
2008-08-05 11:41:00
date last changed
2011-05-10 10:08:18
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  abstract     = {Folate deficiency is a global health problem affecting many people in the developing and developed world. Current interventions (industrial food fortification and supplementation by folic acid pills) are effective if they can be used but might not be possible in less developed countries. Recent advances demonstrate that folate biofortification of food crops is now a feasible complementary strategy to fight folate deficiency worldwide. The genes and enzymes of folate synthesis are sufficiently understood to enable metabolic engineering of the pathway, and results from pilot engineering studies in plants (and bacteria) are encouraging. Here, we review the current status of investigations in the field of folate enhancement on the eve of a new era in food fortification.},
  author       = {Bekaert, Samir and Storojenko, Serguei and Mehrshah, Payam and Bennett, Malcolm J and Lambert, Willy and Gregory, Jesse F, III and Schubert, Karel and Hugenholtz, Jeroen and Van Der Straeten, Dominique and Hanson, Andrew D},
  issn         = {1360-1385},
  journal      = {TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE},
  keyword      = {ONE-CARBON METABOLISM,NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS,GAMMA-GLUTAMYL HYDROLASES,FOLIC-ACID INTAKE,UNITED-STATES,MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION,PLASMA HOMOCYSTEINE,LACTOCOCCUS-LACTIS,GOLDEN RICE,FORTIFICATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {28--35},
  title        = {Folate biofortification in food plants},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2007.11.001},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Bekaert, Samir, Serguei Storojenko, Payam Mehrshah, Malcolm J Bennett, Willy Lambert, Jesse F Gregory III, Karel Schubert, Jeroen Hugenholtz, Dominique Van Der Straeten, and Andrew D Hanson. 2008. “Folate Biofortification in Food Plants.” Trends in Plant Science 13 (1): 28–35.
APA
Bekaert, Samir, Storojenko, S., Mehrshah, P., Bennett, M. J., Lambert, W., Gregory, J. F., III, Schubert, K., et al. (2008). Folate biofortification in food plants. TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 13(1), 28–35.
Vancouver
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Bekaert S, Storojenko S, Mehrshah P, Bennett MJ, Lambert W, Gregory JF III, et al. Folate biofortification in food plants. TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2008;13(1):28–35.
MLA
Bekaert, Samir, Serguei Storojenko, Payam Mehrshah, et al. “Folate Biofortification in Food Plants.” TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE 13.1 (2008): 28–35. Print.