Identification of N-(beta-D-Glucopyranosyl)Nicotinic Acid as a Major Metabolite from Niacin in Cultured Tobacco Cells

Hiroshi Nishitani, Yoshihiro Yamada, Nobuko Ohshima, Katsuzumi Okumura, Hiroshi Taguchi

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A major metabolite of niacin in an extract from cultured tobacco cells when cultured with niacin at 1 mM was analyzed by various spectroscopic and chromatographic methods, and the structure was assigned as N-(beta-D-glucopyranosyl)nicotinic acid. It may be a detoxified form of excess niacin in cultured tobacco cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1336-1338
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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