Asparagine synthesis in pea leaves, and the occurrence of an asparagine synthetase inhibitor.

@article{Joy1983AsparagineSI,
  title={Asparagine synthesis in pea leaves, and the occurrence of an asparagine synthetase inhibitor.},
  author={Kenneth W. Joy and Robert J. Ireland and Peter Lea},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={165-8}
}
Asparagine is present in the mature leaves of young pea (Pisum sativum cv Little Marvel) seedlings, and is synthesized in detached shoots. This accumulation and synthesis is greatly enhanced by darkening. In detached control shoots, [(14)C]aspartate was metabolized predominantly to organic acids and, as other workers have shown, there was little labeling of asparagine (after 5 hours, 3.1% of metabolized label). Addition of the aminotransferase inhibitor aminooxyacetate decreased the flow of… CONTINUE READING