Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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Organic Chemistry Notes
Biosynthetic Pathway for the C45 Polyprenol, Solanesol, in Tobacco
Ei’ichiro FUKUSAKIShinya TAKENOTakeshi BAMBAHiroshi OKUMOTOHiroko KATTOShin’ichiro KAJIYAMAAkio KOBAYASHI
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2004 Volume 68 Issue 9 Pages 1988-1990

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Feeding experiments were independently performed with [1-13C]deoxy-D-xylulose triacetate and (RS)-[2-13C]mevalonolactone in the tobacco plant. The labeling pattern for solanesol was elucidated to reveal that the isoprene moiety of solanesol would be derived from deoxy-xylulose. The result strongly suggests that tobacco solanesol is biosynthesized via the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway.

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