Synthesis of 4-hydroxysphinganine and characterization of sphinganine hydroxylase activity in corn.

Sphinganine and 4-hydroxysphinganine (phytosphingosine) are the predominant free long-chain bases in lipid extracts of plant tissues. While the synthesis of sphinganine in plants has been investigated, the metabolic origin of 4-hydroxysphinganine is not known. Three different approaches utilizing fumonisin B(1), an inhibitor of sphinganine acylation, alone… CONTINUE READING