The biosynthesis, metabolism and translocation of β-amyrin in Sorghum bicolor

Rick C. Heupel, W. David Nes

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Abstract

The biosynthesis of [14C] β-amyrin and three other labelled 3β-hydroxypentacyclic triterpenes from [2-14C] acetate in leaves of Sorghum bicolor was demonstrated. Evidence for the metabolism of [14C] β-amyrin to the corresponding C-3 ketone (β-amyrone) and for the transport of [14C] β-amyrin in leaves was also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2905-2909
Number of pages5
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 1985

Keywords

  • Sorghum bicolor, Graminae
  • polycyclic isopentenoids
  • sorghumol
  • sterols.
  • α-amyrin
  • β-amyrone
  • δ-amyrin

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