Transformation of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with avenin-like b gene improves flour mixing properties.

TitleTransformation of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with avenin-like b gene improves flour mixing properties.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMa F, Li M, Yu L, Li Y, Liu Y, Li T, Liu W, Wang H, Zheng Q, Li K, Chang J, Yang G, Wang Y, He G
JournalMolecular breeding : new strategies in plant improvement
Volume32
Pagination853-865
Date Published2013
Abstract

Avenin-like b proteins may contribute to the viscoelastic properties of wheat dough via inter-chain disulphide bonds, due to their rich cysteine residues. In order to clarify the effect of the avenin-like b proteins on the functional properties of wheat flour, the functional and biochemical properties of wheat flour were analyzed in three transgenic wheat lines overexpressing the avenin-like b gene using the sodium dodecyl sulfate sedimentation (SDSS) test, Mixograph and size exclusion-high performance liquid chromatography (SE-HPLC) analysis. The results of the SDSS test and Mixograph analysis demonstrated that the overexpression of avenin-like b proteins in transgenic lines led to significantly increased SDSS volume and improved flour mixing properties. The results of SE-HPLC analysis of the gluten proteins in wheat flour demonstrated that the improvement in transgenic line flour properties was associated with the increased proportion of large polymeric proteins due to the incorporation of overexpressed avenin-like b proteins into the glutenin polymers. These results could help to understand the influence and mechanism of avenin-like b proteins on the functional properties of wheat flour.

DOI10.1155/2013/587418
Alternate JournalMol. Breed.