Biotransformation of prenyl alcohols by cultured cells of Cucurbita maxima

Masahiko Nagaki, Hiroto Imaruoka, Jun Kawakami, Kouichi Saga, Haruo Kitahara, Hiroshi Sagami, Ryo Oba, Norimasa Ohya, Tanetoshi Koyama

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Prenylalcohols such as geranylgeraniol, farnesol, and geraniol were converted to prenylcarboxylic acids such as geranylgeranoic acid, farnesoic acid, and geranoic acid, respectively, by cultured cells of pumpkin, Cucurbita maxia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Biotransformation
  • Cucurbita maxima
  • Farnesol
  • Geranylgeraniol
  • Geranylgeranoic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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