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Plant Cell Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 10–13 | Cite as

Enzymic synthesis of γ-coniceine in Conium maculatum chloroplasts and mitochondria

  • M. F. Roberts
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Abstract

Further studies of the transaminase responsible for the first committed step in alkaloid formation in Conium maculatum have shown the L-alanine: 5-ketooctanal transaminase to occur in both the mitochondria and chloroplast. Experiments suggest that these enzymes are the isoenzymes Transaminase A and B respectively previously isolated by the author. It is suggested that the chloroplast enzyme is normally responsible for alkaloid production.

Keywords

Alkaloid Enzymic Synthesis Alkaloid Production Commit Step Chloroplast Enzyme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Roberts
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacognosy, The School of PharmacyLondon UniversityLondonUK

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