Metabolism of limonene-1,2-epoxide in the rat

J. W. Regan, M. M. Morris, B. Nao, L. F. Bjeldanes

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1. The metabolism of limonene-1,2-epoxide was studied following intraperitoneal injection in rats and in rat liver homogenates. 2. Limonene-1,2-glycol was the only neutral metabolite detected. Major limonene metabolites, mentha-2,8-dien-1-α and -ol and mentha-1,8-dien-6-α and -ol were not observed. 3. Limonene-1,2-epoxide is not a major intermediate in limonene metabolism in the rat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)859-861
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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