The enzymatic transformation of leaf-movement factor in Lespedeza cuneata G. Don controlled by a biological clock

Minoru Ueda, Takashi Ohnuki, Shosuke Yamamura

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Abstract

We have shown that enzymatic transformation of potassium lespedezate (leaf-opening substance) to potassium 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate in a nyctinastic plant, Lespedeza cuneata G. Don, controls the leaf-movement of the plant. By this transformation in the evening, the balance of concentration between leaf-opening substance and leaf-closing substance is inversed through a day. A biological clock should control the leaf-movement by activation or expression of the enzyme concerned in this step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-180
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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