Determination of Acetyl-CoA and Malonyl-CoA in Germinating Rice Seeds Using the LC-MS/MS Technique
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A highly sensitive and selective analytical method was developed to determine levels of acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA in plant tissues. The analytical method includes a convenient extraction method for plant samples and a new LC-MS/MS technique utilizing an ion pair reagent. These acyl-CoAs, present in germinating rice seeds, were then determined by the method developed. It was found that the concentrations of both acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA increased with time during the germination of rice seeds and also increased at the elevated cultivation temperatures among tested. These results reflect the development of enzymes that produce these acyl-CoAs in germinating rice seeds.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(11), 2676-2681, 2006-11-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry