CORESTA Congress, Paris, 2006, IG 02
Functional characterization of the nicotine N-demethylase gene of tobacco
North Carolina State University, Dept. of Crop Science, Raleigh, NC, USA; University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sci., Lexington, KY, USA; Philip Morris USA, Richmond, VA, USA
In tobacco, nicotine is metabolized to nornicotine via the activity of the nicotine N -demethylase enzyme. During the curing and processing of the leaf, nornicotine serves are the direct precursor in the synthesis of N -nitrosonornicotine (NNN), a...