Phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and its regulation

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Jun;1(3):251-7. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80113-1.


In the past year progress has been made in the manipulation of phenylpropanoid metabolism but several studies highlight gaps in our understanding of the biochemistry of these pathways. New components involved in transcriptional regulation of phenylpropanoid genes have been identified, including transcription factors and novel proteins that function upstream of DNA-binding proteins.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Genes, Plant
  • Phenylpropionates / metabolism*
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism


  • Phenylpropionates
  • Transcription Factors