Christina J. Morris

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A previously reported accumulation of proline in wilted turnip leaves has been observed in 6 additional species representing 5 different families. The results of experiments on the conditions affecting the behavior of proline in wilted leaves were interpreted to mean that the supply and metabolism of available carbohydrate was essential for proline(More)
The metabolism of 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]-pyridine (PhIP), a heterocyclic amine carcinogen detected in cooked meats, was investigated in mice. In 3-methylcholanthrene-induced mice administered 0.1, 1.0 and 10 mg/kg [14C]PhIP (i.p.), urinary and fecal excretion over 24 h accounted for 16% and 42-56% of the dose respectively. Urinary excretion(More)
Radioactive glutamic acid and N-acetylglutamic acid have been incubated with normal and wilted leaf discs and radioactivity recovered in uncombined proline. The discs which had been placed under moisture stress incorporated considerably more label in uncombined proline than did normal discs.In extracts of swiss chard leaves, both (14)C-N-acetylglutamic acid(More)
Excised leaves were incubated at various water contents to determine the effect of water status on amino acid composition. Considerable proteolysis took place during incubation with a resultant increase in each amino acid in the non-protein fraction. However, serine, proline, gamma-aminobutyric acid and methyleysteine sulfoxide were the only amino acids in(More)