Biosynthesis of oleanolic acid glycosides in calendula officinalis inflorescences

Paweł Ciborowski, Bogusław Wiłkomirski, Wojciech Zdrojewski, Zofia Kasprzyk

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In Calendula officinalis inflorescences administrated [3-3H]oleanolic acid derivatives, i.e. the 3-O-monoglucoside and 3-O-monoglucuronide were assembled and their metabolism and transport from involucre to flowers was demonstrated. Besides the effective glycosylation to derivatives of its own series, each of the administrated precursors undergoes hydrolysis to give free oleanolic acid and then glycosylation to yield derivatives of the other series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Calendula officinalis
  • Compositae
  • labelling dynamics.
  • oleanolic acid glycosides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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