Farnesol was incorporated into squalene as well as botryococcenes when the alcohol was fed to the culture of Botryococcus braunii B race strain. In in vitro experiments with a 10,000 × g supernatant of cell homogenate, squalene was synthesized from farnesyl diphosphate in the presence of NADPH or NADH, but botryococcenes were not synthesized under the same conditions. A 100,000 × g pelet fraction was able to phosphorylate farnesol to give its mono- and diphosphate esters in a CTP dependent manner.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Apr 30|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology