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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 16, No. 7, 1981, pp.1169-1171
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1981-07-1169
Alkaloid Production in Catharanthus roseus Cell Cultures. IX. Biotransformation Studies with 3’,4’-Dehydrovinblastine

James P. Kutney,* Barbara Aweryn, Lewis S. L. Choi, Pawel Kolodziejczyk, W. G. W. Kurz, K. B. Chatson, and F. Constabel

*Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1, Canada


The biotransformation of 3’,4’-dehydrovinblastine by suspension cultures of the “916” cell line from Catharanthus roseus is reported. It is shown that leurosine, catharine and several other bisindole alkaloids are the products formed.