The Bakerian Lecture, 1984 Biosynthesis of the pigments of life

@article{Battersby1985TheBL,
  title={The Bakerian Lecture, 1984 Biosynthesis of the pigments of life},
  author={A. Battersby},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  year={1985},
  volume={225},
  pages={1 - 26}
}
  • A. Battersby
  • Published 1985
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
  • Many vitally important functions in living systems are carried out by metal ions held as complexes within organic ligands, the organic part of the molecule being a tetrapyrrolic macrocycle. Chlorophyll, haemoglobin, the cytochromes and vitamin B12 all fall into this family of ‘pigments of life’, a list that emphasizes their central importance in living systems. Research on the biosynthesis of these pigments has involved the synergistic combination of synthesis, structure determination, carbon… CONTINUE READING
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