3,4-dihydroxyproline: a new amino acid in diatom cell walls.

@article{Nakajima196934dihydroxyprolineAN,
  title={3,4-dihydroxyproline: a new amino acid in diatom cell walls.},
  author={Terumi Nakajima and Benjamin E. Volcani},
  journal={Science},
  year={1969},
  volume={164 3886},
  pages={1400-1}
}
An analog of proline, 2, 3-cis-3, 4-trans-3, 4-dihydroxy-L-proline, was found in the cell walls of the eight species of diatoms studied and was isolated from the proteinaceous material of the wall of Navicula pelliculosa. The properties of this substance are described; its structure was confirmed by nuclear magnetic resonance spectros-copy. 

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