Mark Sternberg

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Microsomal preparations from flax seedlings have recently been shown to convert L-valine to acetone cyanohydrin, the precursor of the cyanogenic glucoside linamarin [A. J. Cutler and E. E. Conn (1981) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 212, 468-474]. Further details of this four-step biosynthetic sequence and also details of the analogous reactions in lotaustralin(More)
Commercial nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have become one of the most frequently used tests for detecting Chalmydia trachomatis. However, published studies have raised important concerns regarding the NAAT evaluation process in general and their reproducibility and clinical specificity in particular. This is because for many infectious diseases(More)
The in vitro biosynthesis of the cyanogenic glucoside taxiphyllin has recently been demonstrated in Triglochin maritima (Hösel, W., and Nahrstedt, A. (1980) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 203, 753-757). We have now studied in more detail the multistep conversion of tyrosine into p-hydroxymandelonitrile, the immediate precursor of taxiphyllin, catalyzed by(More)