(−)-Menthol biosynthesis and molecular genetics

@article{Croteau2005MentholBA,
  title={(−)-Menthol biosynthesis and molecular genetics},
  author={R. Croteau and E. M. Davis and K. Ringer and M. Wildung},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2005},
  volume={92},
  pages={562-577}
}
  • R. Croteau, E. M. Davis, +1 author M. Wildung
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Abstract(−)-Menthol is the most familiar of the monoterpenes as both a pure natural product and as the principal and characteristic constituent of the essential oil of peppermint (Mentha x piperita. [...] Key Result The biosynthesis of (−)-menthol from primary metabolism requires eight enzymatic steps, and involves the formation and subsequent cyclization of the universal monoterpene precursor geranyl diphosphate to the parent olefin (−)-(4S)-limonene as the first committed reaction of the sequence.Expand Abstract

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