Using highly purified ornithine decarboxylase isolated from androgen-treated mice, [1R-2H]putrescine was generated by the decarboxylation of l-ornithine in D2O, and [1S-2H]putrescine was generated from [2-2H]ornithine by carrying out the decarboxylation in H2O. Chirality of the putrescines was then determined from the 200-MHz 1H NMR spectra of their bis-camphanamides in the presence of Eu(fod)3. These results demonstrated that decarboxylation had taken place with retention of configuration.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry