Ethylene Formation in Rat Liver Microsomes

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Science  08 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3719, pp. 213-214
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3719.213


Reduced triphosphopyridine nucleotide and pyrophosphate-dependent peroxidation of lipids in rat liver microsomes were coupled to the generation of ethylene in the presence of cuprous ions. This system suggests a model for the biogenesis of ethylene in cells.