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Dehydroxylation of Caffeic Acid by a Bacterium isolated from Rat Faeces

Nature volume 212, pages 303304 (15 October 1966) | Download Citation

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THE removal of phenolic hydroxyl groups in rats and rabbits was first reported in 1957 by Booth et al.1. More recently, Booth and Williams2 showed that dehydroxylation of caffeic acid to m-hydroxy-phenyl-propionic and m-coumaric acids was also carried out by rat and rabbit caecal contents and sheep rumen liquor. In accord with their results, Booth and Williams suggested that intestinal micro-organisms could be responsible for the dehydroxylation reactions.

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  1. Institute “Jaime Ferrán” de Microbiología, Madrid, Spain.

    • G. PEREZ-SILVA
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    •  & J. PEREZ-SILVA

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