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The alkaloids have been of serious value to mankind for hundreds of years, lengthy earlier than they have been well-known . as a chemical classification. The impression they've got had on literature is hinted at via a number of the quotations i've got used as bankruptcy headings. Their effect on folklore and on drugs has been even better. The clinical research of alkaloids will be acknowledged to have began with the isolation of morphine by means of Sertiirner in 1804. because that point they've got remained of serious curiosity to chemists, and now in any month there look dozens of courses facing the isolation of latest alkaloids or the selection of the constructions of formerly recognized ones. the world of alkaloid biochemistry, compared, has acquired little recognition and this day is way much less constructed. there's a certain quantity of non-public arbitrariness in defining "bio­ chemistry", as there's in defining "alkaloid", and this arbitrariness is without doubt compounded by means of the mix. however, it sort of feels to me that during any attention of the biochemistry of a gaggle of compounds 3 elements are continuously priceless of attention-pathways of biosynthesis, functionality or task, and pathways of decay. For the alkaloids, remedy of those 3 elements is inevitably lopsided. a lot has been discovered approximately routes of biosynthesis, yet details at the different features is especially scanty. it'd be attainable to go into into a few hypothesis in regards to the biosynthesis of all of the greater than 4,000 recognized alkaloids.

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15, pp. : ]. Pharm. Sci. : J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. : Z. Pflanzenphysiol. C: Z. Pflanzenphysiol. : Plant Physiol. : Biochem. Z. : Justus Liebigs Ann. Chem. : Q. Rev. : Tetrahedron Lett. : Phytochemistry 12, 2877-2882 (1973) 34 Simple Amino Acid Derivatives and Protoalkaloids 119. : Agric. BioI. Chem. (Japan) 42, 623-627 (1978) 120. : Helv. Chim. Acta. , in the indole alkaloids). Methylated derivatives of proline or hydroxyproline could be called alkaloids but are placed here, with protoalkaloids in Chap.

Although gramine is not present in ungerminated barley seeds, it appears (along with 3-aminomethylindole and 3-methylaminomethylindole) within 4 days after planting and then persists for at least 50 days [69,107]. During this time, although the total content remains relatively constant, both synthesis and degradation are occurring [32]. Tracer experiments have shown that degradation of gramine by barley plants apparently leads to an indole derivative that can be reconverted to tryptophan [21,22].

BioI. Chem. : Doklady Akad. : Plant Physiol. : Tetrahedron Lett. ]. : Plant Cell Physiol. F. Manske etal. ). New York: Academic Press, 1975, Vol. 15, pp. : ]. Pharm. Sci. : J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. : Z. Pflanzenphysiol. C: Z. Pflanzenphysiol. : Plant Physiol. : Biochem. Z. : Justus Liebigs Ann. Chem. : Q. Rev. : Tetrahedron Lett. : Phytochemistry 12, 2877-2882 (1973) 34 Simple Amino Acid Derivatives and Protoalkaloids 119. : Agric. BioI. Chem. (Japan) 42, 623-627 (1978) 120. : Helv. Chim. Acta. , in the indole alkaloids).

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