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Cyanogenic glucosides: the biosynthetic pathway and the enzyme system involved

Cyanogenic glucosides: the biosynthetic pathway and the enzyme system involved

Ciba Foundation Symposium 140: 49-66

In vitro studies with a microsomal system obtained from etiolated sorghum seedlings indicated a biosynthetic pathway for cyanogenic glucosides involving amino acids. N-hydroxyamino acids, aldoximes, nitriles and cyanohydrins. NADPH was an essential cofactor. Simultaneous measurements of tyrosine metabolism and oxygen consumption showed that 3 molecules of oxygen are consumed for each molecule of p-hydroxymandelonitrile produced.

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