Secondary Products Synthesized from L-Histidine

  • Martin Luckner


L-Histidine, imidazolyl L-alanine, is one of the rare natural substances with an imidazole ring. In the secondary products derived from L-histidine the imidazole ring may be substituted and the alanyl side chain may be modified. In some compounds an additional heterocyclic ring is present, involving the C-atoms and the amino group of the side chain.


Urocanic Acid Imidazole Glycerol Phosphate COOH COOH COOH COOH Imidazoleacetic Acid Histidinol Phosphate Aminotransferase 
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References for Further Reading

  1. Fodor, G. B.: Alkaloids derived from histidine and other precursors. In: Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology, New Series, Vol. 8, Secondary Plant Products (E. A. Bell, B. V. Charlwood, eds.), pp. 160–166. Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York 1980Google Scholar
  2. Luckner, M.: Alkaloids formed from histidine. In: Biochemistry of Alkaloids (K. Mothes, H. R. Schütte, M. Luckner, eds.), Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1985Google Scholar
  3. Miflin, B. J.: Histidine biosynthesis. In: The Biochemistry of Plants, Vol. 5, Amino Acids and Derivatives (B. J. Miflin, ed.), pp. 533–539. Academic Press, New York 1980Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Luckner
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  1. 1.Sektion PharmazieMartin-Luther-UniversitätHalle-WittenbergDeutschland

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