Biosynthesis of octane-1,3-diol in apple fruit

Till Beuerle, Wilfried Schwab

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The biosynthesis of octane-1,3-diol and 3-hydroxy-octyl-β-D- glucopyranoside was investigated by administering [1-14C]hexanoic acid, [1- 14C]octanoic acid and [U-14C]linoleic acid into intact ripe apple fruits cv. Peau de Chien. After a storage period of 2 months at 4, the metabolites were isolated by solid phase extraction and analysed by HPLC and TLC. The fatty acids were converted to octane-1,3-diol with incorporation rates of 3.9, 3.4 and 16.2% and to 3-hydroxy-octyl-β-D-glucopyranoside with transformation rates of 0.9, 0.4 and 3.0% for hexanoic, octanoic and linoleic acid, respectively. No other major metabolites were detected. Enzymatic hydrolysis of the solid residues released additional amounts of [14C] octane-1,3-diol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1155
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • 3-Hydroxy-octyl- β-D-glucopyranoside
  • Apple fruit
  • Biosynthesis
  • Hexanoic acid
  • Linoleic acid
  • Malus sylvestris
  • Octane-1,3-diol
  • Octanoic acid
  • Rosaceae


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