The resolution of diterpene cyclase activities from Ricinus communis

C.M. Spickett, K. Ponnamperuma, C. Abell

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Abstract

Kaurene synthase B activity and related diterpene cyclase activities from Ricinus communis were purified 600-fold. The enzymes catalysing the synthesis of beyerene, sandaracopimaradiene, trachylobane and kaurene from copalyl pyrophosphate have been resolved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-973
Number of pages2
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994

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Keywords

  • Ricinus communis
  • Euphorbiaceae
  • castor bean
  • separation
  • diterpene synthases
  • kaurene
  • beyerene
  • trachylobane
  • sandaracopimaradiene

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