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Mevalonate Decarboxylation in Lemon Grass Leaves

Lalitha, R and George, Rajan and Ramasarma, T (1985) Mevalonate Decarboxylation in Lemon Grass Leaves. In: Phytochemistry, 24 (11). pp. 2569-2571.

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The activity of mevalonate-5-pyrophosphate (MVAPP) decarboxylase was assayed in the extracts of green leaves of lemon grass. The enzyme was found to be exclusively cytosolic, had a pH optimum of 6.0 and had a specific requirement for ATP; $Mg^{2+}$ was required and $Mn^{2+}$ could replace it partially. The phenolic compounds, p-coumaric acid, protocatechuic acid, ferulic acid and phloroglucinol carboxylic acid inhibited the activity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Phytochemistry
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Keywords: Cymbopogon citratus;Graminae;lemon grass;isoprenoid biosynthesis;mevalonate-5-pyrophosphate decarboxylase.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13698

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