Enzymological evidence for cannabichromenic acid biosynthesis

S. Morimoto, K. Komatsu, F. Taura, Y. Shoyama

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An enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cannabichromenic acid was identified in young leaves of Cannabis sativa. The enzyme, named cannabichromenic acid synthase, catalyzed the oxidocyclization of cannabigerolic acid to cannabichromenic acid. The biosynthetic mechanism for the formation of cannabichromenic acid was similar to those of Δ1- tetrahydrocar nabinolic acid and cannabidiolic acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-867
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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