Carnitine biosynthesis: The formation of glycine from carbons 1 and 2 of 6-N-trimethyl-L-lysine

J. Bradley Hochalter, L. M. Henderson

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Abstract

The excreted hippuric acid from rats administered 6-N-trimethyl-L-[1-14C]-lysine together with a dose of sodium benzoate was isolated and analyzed for radioactivity. From 21 to 30% of the isotope from metabolized substrate was incorporated into hippuric acid showing that there is a rather direct conversion of carbons 1 and 2 of 6-N-trimethyl-L-lysine to glycine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 1976

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