Accession Number:

AD0601729

Title:

THE BIOSYNTHESIS OF RUBBER.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER ZELLCHEMIE MUNICH (WEST GERMANY)

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Report Date:

1963-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Isopentenyl pyrophosphate is incorporated into rubber by latex from Hevea brasiliensis in the presence of Mg ions. By removal of the isopentenylpyrophosphate isomerase from latex it was shown, that dimethylallyl pyrophosphate is necessary as a primer for the rubber biosynthesis. Hence, the formation of the rubber molecule is a de novo synthesis. The polymerase is Mg dependent and is inhibited by SHpoisons, as could be shown with latex freed from isopentenylpyrophosphate isomerase. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE