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Occurrence of Gamma-Guanidinobutyric Acid


IN the course of studies on soluble nitrogenous extractives from various sources using paper chromatography, γ-guanidinobutyric acid was found to be rather widely distributed in Nature. Using paper chromatography, we have identified this guanidine compound in some insects, in various edible fruits and in the tissues and body fluids of higher mammals, and we have isolated it from cattle brains.

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IRREVERRE, F., EVANS, R., HAYDEN, A. et al. Occurrence of Gamma-Guanidinobutyric Acid. Nature 180, 704–705 (1957).

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