Biosynthetic Pathways of Phytocannabinoids

3D rendering of the THC molecule.

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Homework: Shown to the right is a 3-dimensional rendition of a THC molecule.

To create one, follow the plant’s process, and induce production of (THCAS) in the laboratory via reverse transcription.

First, see (1) “geranylpyrophosphate” + (2) “olivetolic acid” in the process [I] “geranylpyrophosphate:olivetolate geranyltransferase” (GOT) yields (3) CBG(V).

Next, by process [II] “CBC(V) synthase”, [III] “THC(V) synthase” or [IV] “CBD(V) synthase” yields (4) “CBC(V)”, or (5) “THC(V)” or (6) “CBD(V)” where R1 (= –C3H7) and R2 (= -C5H11) indicate the propyl and pentyl forms of the different metabolites.

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Robert Hempaz, PhD. Trichometry™

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