Growth-related dimerization of vindoline and catharanthine in Catharanthus roseus and effect of wounding on the process

Toivo Naaranlahti, Seppo Auriola, Seppo Lapinjoki (Corresponding Author)

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The previously known decrease of vindoline and catharanthine amounts in Catharanthus roseus leaves, when proceeding down a shoot, was found to be accompanied by a corresponding opposite increase in a dimer content. Behaviour of the dimer during extraction and HPLC procedures, and its molecular mass corresponded to its identification as 3′,4′-anhydrovinblastine. When the effects of two types of wounding stresses on the dimerization process were evaluated, the vindoline content appeared to be transiently increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1453
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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