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Carotamine, a Unique Aromatic Amide from Daucus Carota L. Var Biossieri (Apiaceae)

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Author(s): Omayma A. Eldahshan | Nahla A. Ayoub | Abd-El Naser B. Singab | Mohamed M. El-Azizi

Journal: Molecules
ISSN 1420-3049

Volume: 7;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 501;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Daucus carota L. var boissieri (Apiaceae) | aromatic peptide | 4-(p-amino benzoylamino)-2-aminobenzoic acid | aminoacids | 2 | 4-diaminobenzoic acid

ABSTRACT
The unique aromatic peptide 4-(p-aminobenzoylamino)-2-aminobenzoic acid, carotamine, together with 2,4-diaminobenzoic acid, isolated for the first time from a plant source, were identified from the aqueous alcoholic extract of the aerial parts of Daucus carota L. var. boissieri (Apiaceae). The structures were determined through conventional methods of analysis and confirmed by LC-ESI/MS and NMR spectral analysis.