Torsten Noll

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Metabolic diversity is being studied intensively by evolutionary biologists, but so far there has been no comparison of biosynthetic pathways leading to a particular secondary metabolite in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. We have detected the bioactive anthraquinone chrysophanol, which serves as a chemical defense in diverse eukaryotic organisms, in a(More)
UV resonance Raman microspectroscopy was applied for a localization of the antiplasmodial naphthylisoquinoline alkaloid dioncophylline A in very low concentrations in different parts of the samples (e.g., in the roots) of the tropical liana Triphyophyllum peltatum. The application of resonance Raman microspectroscopy was characterized by a very high(More)
The biosynthesis of knipholone, as an axially chiral phenylanthraquinone, in higher plants was examined by feeding experiments with [13C2]-labeled precursors. [13C2]-Acetate and advanced synthetic intermediates were fed to sterile cultures of Kniphofia pumila (Asphodelaceae), with subsequent NMR analysis on the isolated natural product involving 2D(More)
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