Investigation of plant cell culture as experimental model applied to the study of coumarin and chlorogenic acid biosynthesis pathway in Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata

LETÍCIA ARANHA NETTO, MARCOS JOSE SALVADOR, NATHALIA L. ANDREAZZA, Alexandra C. H. F. Sawaya
2016 XXIV Congresso de Iniciação Científica da Unicamp   unpublished
Mikania glomerata and Mikania laevigata (guaco) are used as treatment for respiratory system diseases. Both are indistinctively used, however studies have shown differences between their chemical profiles. Therefore, there is a need to investigate the biosynthetic pathway of these metabolites in both species as way to guarantee the quality of these products. Plant cell culture can be an useful tool for studying changes in secondary metabolism as it provides a completely controlled environment
more » ... olled environment and also allows manipulation of biosynthetic pathways for a more efficient production of metabolites. This study showed that plant cell cultures are viable experimental models and can be used to the study of biosynthetic pathways of coumarin and chlorogenic acid in both species.
doi:10.19146/pibic-2016-52136 fatcat:3gfhpllrafecvpmqzxbnnpkneu