Tita Ritsema

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Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

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    Ritsema T, Verhaar A, Vijin I, Smeekens S. Fructosyltransferase mutants specify a function for the beta-fructosidase motif of the sucrose-binding box in specifying the fructan type synthesized. Plant Mol Biol. 2004;54:853-63 pubmed
    ..This is in agreement with the observed activities of the chimerical proteins and indicates that the beta -fructosidase motif of the sucrose-binding box is specifying the fructan type synthesized. ..
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    Ritsema T, Verhaar A, Vijn I, Smeekens S. Using natural variation to investigate the function of individual amino acids in the sucrose-binding box of fructan:fructan 6G-fructosyltransferase (6G-FFT) in product formation. Plant Mol Biol. 2005;58:597-607 pubmed
    ..This resulted in the preferential production of inulin-type fructans. Combining mutations showed that amino acid 84 determines product specificity of 6G-FFT irrespective of the amino acid at position 87. ..

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  1. request reprint
    Ritsema T, Verhaar A, Vijin I, Smeekens S. Fructosyltransferase mutants specify a function for the beta-fructosidase motif of the sucrose-binding box in specifying the fructan type synthesized. Plant Mol Biol. 2004;54:853-63 pubmed
    ..This is in agreement with the observed activities of the chimerical proteins and indicates that the beta -fructosidase motif of the sucrose-binding box is specifying the fructan type synthesized. ..
  2. request reprint
    Ritsema T, Verhaar A, Vijn I, Smeekens S. Using natural variation to investigate the function of individual amino acids in the sucrose-binding box of fructan:fructan 6G-fructosyltransferase (6G-FFT) in product formation. Plant Mol Biol. 2005;58:597-607 pubmed
    ..This resulted in the preferential production of inulin-type fructans. Combining mutations showed that amino acid 84 determines product specificity of 6G-FFT irrespective of the amino acid at position 87. ..