Affiliation: RWTH Aachen
Hellenbrand J, Biester E, Gruber J, Hamberg M, Frentzen M. Fatty acyl-CoA reductases of birds. BMC Biochem. 2011;12:64 pubmed publisher
..Alcohol-forming fatty acyl-CoA reductases (FAR) catalyze the reduction of activated acyl groups to fatty alcohols that can be esterified with acyl-CoA thioesters forming wax esters...
Biester E, Hellenbrand J, Gruber J, Hamberg M, Frentzen M. Identification of avian wax synthases. BMC Biochem. 2012;13:4 pubmed publisher
..We provide direct evidence that avian preen glands possess both monofunctional and bifunctional WS proteins which have different expression patterns and WS activities with different substrate specificities...