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Enzymatic conversion of anthranilic acid to catechol by chloroplast from the leaves of Tecoma stans

Nair, Madhusudanan P and Vaidyanathan, CS (1964) Enzymatic conversion of anthranilic acid to catechol by chloroplast from the leaves of Tecoma stans. In: Phytochemistry, 3 (2). pp. 235-240.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(00)88044-9

Abstract

An enzyme system which converts anthranilic acid to catechol was detected in the leaves of Tecoma stans, and its properties studied. The system is present exclusively in the chloroplast fraction of the leaves. The optimum pH of the reaction is 5·2 and maximum activity was obtained with citrate-phosphate buffer. There was good stoichiometry between the amounts of anthranilic acid disappeared and the amounts of catechol and ammonia formed. The enzyme system showed an absolute requirement for oxygen and evidence was obtained for the probable participation of NADPH and FAD in the hydroxylation step. The optimum concentration of anthranilic acid was 10−4 M; at higher concentrations the reaction was inhibited to a considerable extent. Cyanide, pyrophosphate, and EDTA also caused inhibition indicating a requirement for metal ions.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 07:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28086

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