Identification of an Important Odorant Precursor in Durian: First Evidence of Ethionine in Plants.

  title={Identification of an Important Odorant Precursor in Durian: First Evidence of Ethionine in Plants.},
  author={Nadine Sarah Fischer and Martin Steinhaus},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
Based on the following data from literature, we hypothesized the presence of ethionine in durian pulp: 1) the major odorants in terms of quantity as well as odor potency in durian pulp are ethanethiol and its derivatives, 2) genome analysis of durian assigned methionine γ-lyase (MGL), the enzyme that converts methionine to methanethiol, a key role for durian odor formation, 3) MGL accepts not only methionine but also ethionine as substrate. A targeted search by LC-MS/MS allowed us to confirm… 
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