Benzoxazolinone Detoxification and Degradation – A Molecule ́s Journey

  • Schulz M
  • Sicker D
  • Baluska F
  • et al.
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Benzoxazinoids are important secondary products of maize, several other Poaceae and a few dicotyledonous species belonging to the Acanthaceae, Lamiaceae, Scrophulariaceae and Ranuculaceae. The synthesis which was investigated in maize by the group of Gierl and Frey starts with the conversion of indole-3-glycerol phosphate to indole. The following steps involve four cytochrome P450 dependent monooxygenases (BX2-BX5) that convert indole to benzoxazinone by incorporation of oxygen. Glucosylation at the 2-position of DIBOA results …




Schulz, M., Sicker, D., Baluska, F., Sablofski, T., W., H., & Martin, F. (2012). Benzoxazolinone Detoxification and Degradation – A Molecule ́s Journey. In Herbicides - Properties, Synthesis and Control of Weeds. InTech.

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