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Record number 319088
Title Hydrioxylation of sesquiterpenes by enzymes from chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) roots
Author(s) Kraker, J.W. de; Schurink, M.; Franssen, M.C.R.; König, W.A.; Groot, Æ. de; Bouwmeester, H.J.
Source Tetrahedron 59 (2003)3. - ISSN 0040-4020 - p. 409 - 418.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4020(02)01479-5
Department(s) Laboratory for Organic Chemistry
PRI Bioscience
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) biosynthesis - step
Abstract A microsomal enzyme preparation of chicory roots catalyses the hydroxylation of various sesquiterpene olefins in the presence of NADPH. Most of these hydroxylations take place at an isopropenyl or isopropylidene group. The number of products obtained from any of the substrates is confined to one or, in a few cases, two sesquiterpene alcohols. In addition, the conversion of ( )-valencene into nootkatone through -nootkatol was observed. The involvement of ( )-germacrene A hydroxylase (a cytochrome P450 enzyme) and other enzymes of sesquiterpene lactone biosynthesis in these reactions is discussed
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