Biosynthesis of Morphinans : Enzymological and Molecular-Biological Aspects

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A. Balazova and M. Psenak

Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic


Morphinans form a subgroup of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids. The carbon skeleton of these alkaloids is derived from two molecules of tyrosine. From a single tyrosine dopamine is formed by sequential action of tyrosine-dopa-decarboxylase and


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