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Adenine Glucose Compound from Cotton

Naturevolume 193pages685686 (1962) | Download Citation



TYPICALLY, the acid hydrolysis of an adenine nucleotide yields adenine, ribose, and phosphorus. Recently, a nucleotide-type compound that hydrolyses to adenine, glucose, and phosphorus has been found in cotton plants. Unlike the nucleotide sugar complexes reported by Ginsburg1, Heath2, and Smith et al.3, where the carbohydrate is attached to a purine or pyrimidine nucleotide, the compound isolated from cotton leaves has glucose as the only sugar present.

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    Ginsburg, V., J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 80, 4426 (1958).

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    Heath, E. C., Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 39, 377 (1960).

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    Smith, E. E. B., Galloway, B., and Mills, G. T., Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 33, 276 (1959).

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    Park, J. T., and Johnson, M. J., J. Biol. Chem., 181, 149 (1949).

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  1. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc., Yonkers, New York

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