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In vivo incorporation of14C-phenylalanine into ascidian tunichrome

He, X., Kustin, K., Parry, David L., Robinson, W. E., Ruberto, G. and Nakanishi, K. (1992). In vivo incorporation of14C-phenylalanine into ascidian tunichrome. Experientia,48(4):367-371.

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Title In vivo incorporation of14C-phenylalanine into ascidian tunichrome
Author He, X.
Kustin, K.
Parry, David L.
Robinson, W. E.
Ruberto, G.
Nakanishi, K.
Journal Name Experientia
Publication Date 1992
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0014-4754   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0026612993
Start Page 367
End Page 371
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Switzerland
Publisher Springer Basel AG
Field of Research 0601 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Abstract Ascidia ceratodes exposed to14C-phenylalanine in the surrounding seawater incorporates the radiolabel into newly biosynthesized tunichrome molecules. Radioactivity can be detected in tunichrome extracted from circulating blood cells within one day following initial exposure to the radiolabel; weak activity (≤4 μCi/mol tunichrome=22 nmol phenylalanine/mol tunichrome) is detected in 1 to 10 days; significantly higher amounts of radiolabel (57 μCi/mol tunichrome=318 nmol phenylalanine/mol tunichrome) appear 20 days after seawater exposure. Therefore, phenylalanine can function as a precursor in the biosynthesis of tunichrome.
Keywords Ascidian
Blood pigments
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