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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 32–35 | Cite as

Biosynthesis of brevicolline

  • I. Kompiš
  • E. Grossmann
  • I. V. Terent'eva
  • G. V. Lazur'evskii
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Conclusions

1. When DL-[2−14C] tryptophan, sodium [2−14C] pyrotartrate, sodium [14/C]-formate, and universally labeled L-[14C] glutamic acid were introduced through the root system intoCarex brevicollis DC, active brevicolline was obtained.

2. Tryptophan and sodium pyrotartrate are precursors of the β-carboline moiety of the brevicolline molecule, and sodium formate is a precursor of the N-methyl grouping.

3. The introduction of universally labeled L-glutamic acid does not lead to an unambiguous indication of the role of this precursor in the biosynthesis of brevicolline.

Keywords

Sodium Acetate Harmane Caustic Soda Sodium Formate Ammonium Carbonate 

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© Consultants Bureau 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kompiš
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Grossmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. V. Terent'eva
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. V. Lazur'evskii
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry, Slovak ASCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Institute of Chemistry, AS MoldavSSRUSSR

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