Beta-hydroxy-alpha-ketobutyric acid in Drosophila melanogaster, with reference to biosynthesis of drosopterins.

@article{Masada1980BetahydroxyalphaketobutyricAI,
  title={Beta-hydroxy-alpha-ketobutyric acid in Drosophila melanogaster, with reference to biosynthesis of drosopterins.},
  author={Masahiro Masada and M. Akino},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1980},
  volume={630 1},
  pages={92-102}
}
A substance designated as compound D, which reacts spontaneously with 7,8-dihydropterin to give drosopterins, is found in Drosophila melanogaster. The compound was partially purified from the extract of flies by column chromatography and identified as beta-hydroxy-alpha-ketobutyric acid by analysis of its 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazone, mass spectrometry and… CONTINUE READING