Patent Number: 7,732,155

Title: Methods for identifying lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferases

Abstract: Nucleic acid molecules identified in encode lyso-phosphatidylcholine (LPC) acyltransferases. Over-expression of the LPC acyltransferases in a cell may lead to enhanced production of PUFA, or other unusual fatty acids, and/or to increased oil content in the cell.

Inventors: Zou; Jitao (Saskatoon, CA), Chen; Qilin (Saskatoon, CA), Zheng; Zhifu (Zionsville, IN), Xu; Jingyu (Saskatoon, CA)

Assignee: National Research Council of Canada

International Classification: C12Q 1/00 (20060101); C12N 9/00 (20060101); G01N 33/573 (20060101); C12N 9/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-08 0:00:00