Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela J.

Abstract

To lower in planta toxicity many secondary products in plants are conjugated to sugars. Sugar-cleaving enzymes were used to investigate the possibility of artemisinin's conjugation to a sugar molecule. Only -glucosidase appeared to alter the in vivo levels of artemisinin. This suggests that the terpenoid may be conjugated to glucose.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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