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Biosynthesis of cyclopentenyl fatty acids. (2-Cyclopentenyl)carboxylic acid (aleprolic acid) as a special primer for fatty acid biosynthesis in Flacourtiaceae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  990306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The biosynthesis of cyclopentenyl fatty acids from (2-cyclopentenyl)carboxylic acid (aleprolic acid) via chain-lengthening by C2-units was tested in seeds and leaves of Caloncoba echinata and Hydnocarpus anthelminthica of Flacourtiaceae and in various prepatations of higher plants other than Fla courtiaceae. Only tissues of Flacourtiaceae, where cyclopentenyl fatty acids are found naturally, were able to accept aleprolic acid as a starter molecule for the synthesis of cyclic fatty acids. Labelling patterns of straight chain and cyclic fatty acids, synthesized after incubation of Flacourtiaceae seeds with [1-(14)C[-acetate, indicated de novo synthesis of C16 fatty acids in either case, followed by elongation to higher homologs.
U Cramer; F Spener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochimica et biophysica acta     Volume:  450     ISSN:  0006-3002     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochim. Biophys. Acta     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-29     Completed Date:  1977-01-29     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217513     Medline TA:  Biochim Biophys Acta     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acetates / metabolism
Carboxylic Acids / metabolism
Cyclopentanes / biosynthesis*
Fatty Acids / biosynthesis*
Seeds / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acetates; 0/Carboxylic Acids; 0/Cyclopentanes; 0/Fatty Acids

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