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Homoagmatine from Lathyrus sativus seedlings

Ramakrishna, Seethala and Adiga, Radhakantha P (1973) Homoagmatine from Lathyrus sativus seedlings. In: Phytochemistry, 12 (11). pp. 2691-2695.

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A new guanidino amine has been isolated from Lathyrus sativus seedlings and chararterized as homoagmatine on the basis of various physico-chemical criteria including IR spectrum and comparison with that chemically synthesized. Homoagmatine is accumulated in the embryos axis while its precursor, homoarginine, is lost from the cotyledons. However, there was a progressive increase in homoarginine content of the embryo axis during development. Since the amine content of the whole seedlings corresponded to nearly 20–25 % of net decrease in homoarginine levels, it is concluded that the catabolism of homoarginine through homoagmatine represents a major pathway of metabolism of the arnino acid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Phytochemistry
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 09:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 09:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23063

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