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Bacteriochlorophyll c formation via the C5 pathway of 5-aminolevulinic acid synthesis in Chloroflexus aurantiacus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2015889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Biosynthesis of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in Chloroflexus aurantiacus, a thermophilic bacterium forming bacteriochlorophyll c, is shown to proceed via the C5 pathway by demonstrating (1) the specific labeling of its chlorin ring with [1 - 13C]glutamate and (2) the enzyme activity to produce ALA from glutamate in a cell-free extract. From the phylogenetic distribution it is suggested that ALA synthetase distributed in some aerobic eubacteria could be monophyletic in origin.
T Oh-hama; P J Santander; N J Stolowich; A I Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEBS letters     Volume:  281     ISSN:  0014-5793     ISO Abbreviation:  FEBS Lett.     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-21     Completed Date:  1991-05-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0155157     Medline TA:  FEBS Lett     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843-3225.
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MeSH Terms
Aminolevulinic Acid / metabolism*
Bacteria / metabolism*
Bacterial Proteins / metabolism*
Bacteriochlorophylls / chemistry,  isolation & purification,  metabolism*
Glutamates / metabolism
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / methods
Molecular Structure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/Bacteriochlorophylls; 0/Glutamates; 106-60-5/Aminolevulinic Acid; 53986-51-9/bacteriochlorophyll c; 81689-98-7/bacteriopheophorbide c methyl ester

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