Occurrence of Macrozamin in the seeds of Encephalatos Hildebrandtii

Citation:
Dossaji SF, Herbin GA. "Occurrence of Macrozamin in the seeds of Encephalatos Hildebrandtii." Federation Proceedings. 1972;31(5):1470-1472.

Abstract:

A water-soluble hepatotoxin has been isolated
f r om the seeds of Encephalartos hildebrandtii (Zamiaceae)
and identified as macrozamin, methylazoxymethanol-;8-
primeveroside (CH3N=NCH20CiiHi909). a-Amino-)3-methyli
O
aminopropionic acid ( C H j — N H — C H 2 —CHCNHO—COOH),
reported to be present i n the seeds of Cycas circinalis (Gycadaceae),
was not detected i n either the seeds of Encephalartos hildebrandtii or
the leaves of Cycoj thuarsii.

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