BIOSYNTHESIS OF MIMOSINE: INCORPORATION OF ASPARTIC ACID INTO THE PYRIDONE NUCLEUS Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Radioactive mimosine was isolated from plants of Mimosa pudica L., to which 14C-labelled aspartic acid had been administered. It was shown by partial degradation that C-3 of aspartic acid is specifically incorporated into the pyridone nucleus of mimosine.

publication date

  • December 1, 1964