Biosynthesis of the dimethylallyl moiety of glabrol in Glycyrrhiza glabra hairy root cultures via a non-mevalonate pathway

  • Asada Y
  • Li W
  • Yoshikawa T
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Abstract

Incorporation of [1-13C]glucose indicates that the biosynthesis of the hemiterpene moiety of glabrol, the main prenylated flavanone in the hairy root cultures of Glycyrrhiza glabra, proceeds via a glyceraldehyde/pyruvate non-mevalonate pathway. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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  • Biosynthesis
  • Glabrol
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Hairy roots
  • Leguminosae
  • Non-mevalonate pathway
  • Prenyl flavonoids

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Authors

  • Yoshihisa Asada

  • Wei Li

  • Takafumi Yoshikawa

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