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Biosynthesis of lobeline


The biosynthesis of lobeline in intact Lobelia inflata plants was studied. The piperidine nucleus is derived from lysine by way of a symmetrical intermediate. Both C6–C2 units are derived from phenylalanine. Acetate is shown not to be involved in the biosynthesis.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/J39700002470
J. Chem. Soc. C, 1970, 2470-2472

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    Biosynthesis of lobeline

    M. F. Keogh and D. G. O'Donovan, J. Chem. Soc. C, 1970, 2470
    DOI: 10.1039/J39700002470

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