Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 3&4,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Biotransformation of 2-(4-methoxybenzyl) cyclopentanone by Solanum aviculare and Rheum palmatum plant cells 


Petr Soudek 1, Zdeněk Wimmer 2, Tomáš Vaněk 1*

Recieved Date: 2014-06-08, Accepted Date: 2014-09-26


The ability of plant cells cultivated in vitro synthesized and biotransformed substances of natural and synthetic origin are known for a long time. The biotransformation of 2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-1-cycloalkanone skeleton was studied. Its knowledge is important for two reasons, partly for ease of enzymatic synthesis juvenogens and to better understand the mechanism of action of the dicyclic juvenoids. Results obtained show that cultured rhubarb (Rheum palmatum L.) and kangaroo apple (Solanum aviculare Forst.) plant cells were able to efficiently convert 2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-1-cyclo-pentanones to its glucosides via corresponding alcohols.


Solanum aviculare, Rheum palmatum, plant cell culture, 2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-cyclopentanone, 2-(4-methoxybenzyl)cyclopentanol, glucoside, enantiomeric purity

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 213-216

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