Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. elevated tolerance to D2O: its use for the production of highly deuterated metabolites

  title={Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. elevated tolerance to D2O: its use for the production of highly deuterated metabolites},
  author={Fredd Vergara and Misao Itouga and Roberto Gamboa Becerra and Masami Yokota Hirai and Jos{\'e} Juan Ordaz-Ort{\'i}z and Robert Winkler},
AbstractMain conclusionThe method introduced here to growF. hygrometrica in high concentrations of D2O is an excellent alternative to produce highly deuterated metabolites with broad applications in metabolic studies. Our mass spectrometry experiments strongly indicate the successful incorporation of deuterium into organic compounds. Deuterated metabolites are useful tracers for metabolic studies, yet their wide utilization in research is limited by the multi-step total synthesis required to… 
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