Biosynthesis of Vitamin B6 in Yeast. Incorporation Pattern of Trioses
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The biosynthetic origin of the C(3) unit, C-6,5,5', of pyridoxamine was investigated in two yeasts, Candida utilis ATCC 9256 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 7752. The incorporation patterns within pyridoxamine bishydrochloride derived from variously multiply (13)C- and (2)H-labeled samples of glycerol and glyceraldehyde, established by NMR spectroscopy, indicate that the three-carbon unit C-6,5,5' of pyridoxamine is derived intact from a triose.
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