Formation of farnesal and 3-hydroxy-2,3-dihydrofarnesal from farnesol by protoplasts of Botryococcus braunii

Hitoshi Inoue, Tatsumi Korenaga, Hiroshi Sagami, Tanetoshi Koyama, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Kyozo Ogura

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Abstract

Farnesal and 3-hydroxy-2,3-dihydrofarnesal (3-hydroxy-3,7,11-trimcthyl-6,10-dodecadiene-1-al) were formed from farnesol when the alcohol was incubated with the protoplast of Botryococcus braunii B race strain. This fact suggests the existence of farnesal hydratase in the alga. Feeding experiments showed that both farnesal and 3-hydroxy-2, 3-dihydrofarnesal were efficiently incorporated into botryococcenes, triterpenoid hydrocarbons of the alga.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1405
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Volume196
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Nov 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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