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Non-enzymic beta-decarboxylation of aspartic acid.Study of the mechanism of nonenzymic beta-decarboxylation of aspartic acid in the presence of metal ions and pyridoxal. The results suggest that aspartic acid is first converted to oxalacetic acid by transamination with pyridoxal which in turn is converted to pyridoxamine. This is followed by decarboxylation of oxalacetic acid to form pyruvic acid which transaminates with pyridoxamine to form alanine. The possible significance of these results to prebiotic molecular evolution is briefly discussed.
Document ID
19730031230
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Doctor, V. M. (Prairie View A & M College Prairie View, Tex., United States)
Oro, J. (Houston, University Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Molecular Evolution
Volume: 1
Issue: 4, 19
Subject Category
CHEMISTRY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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