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The conversion of 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid to cinnabarinic acid by the nuclear fraction of rat liver

Subba Rao, PV and Jegannathan, NS and Vaidyanathan, CS (1964) The conversion of 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid to cinnabarinic acid by the nuclear fraction of rat liver. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 16 (2). pp. 145-149.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0006-291X(64)90352-3

Abstract

Although several authors have implicated 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-OHA) as an intermediate in tryptophaniacin pathway in animals (Kaplan, 1961), alternative pathways of metabolism of this compound have not been fully explored. Madhusudanan Nair obtained an enzyme from spinach leaves which could convert 3-OHA to cinnabarinic acid (private communication). Viollier and Süllmann (1950) reported the conversion of 3-OHA to an unidentified red compound by rat liver homogenates. The present investigation describes the identification of this product as cinnabarinic acid (2-amino-3-H-isophenoxazine-3-one-1,9-dicarboxylic acid). Cinnabarinic acid is known to occur in nature along with cinnabarin is olated from the fungus Polystictus sanguineus (Gripenberg et al., 1957; Gripenberg, 1958).

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 11:04
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28010

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