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Synthesis of L-[3-2H,18O]glycerol and its incorporation into the 4-methyl-5-hydroxyethyl thiazole moiety of thiamine byEscherichia coli

  • R. H. White


L-[3-2H,18O]glycerol was prepared and fed toEscherichia coli in order to determine the origin of the oxygen atom in the biosynthesized thiazole moiety of thiamine. Measurement by GC-MS of the isotope incorporation into the thiazole from this substrate confirmed that the 2 hydrogens and the oxygen on the C-3 carbon of glycerol are incorporated directly into the thiazole.


Oxygen Hydrogen Glycerol Oxygen Atom Thiamine 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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