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Control of delta-aminolaevulate synthetase activity in Rhodopseudomonas spheroides.


ABSTRACT: 1. delta-Aminolaevulate synthetase from Rhodopseudomonas spheroides grown semi-anaerobically undergoes a spontaneous activation during the first hour after the disruption of cells when homogenates are stored at 4 degrees . 2. After cultures of R. spheroides growing semi-anaerobically are oxygenated no activation of delta-aminolaevulate synthetase occurs in cell extracts. Cessation of activation in extracts is almost complete 10min. after oxygenation of cells has begun. 3. A heat-stable fraction of low molecular weight from semi-anaerobic cells reactivates delta-aminolaevulate synthetase in extracts of oxygenated cells and appears to contain a compound responsible for the spontaneous activation. 4. A heat-stable fraction of low molecular weight from oxygenated cells inhibits the spontaneous activation in extracts of semi-anaerobic cells. 5. The effect of oxygen on the rate of bacteriochlorophyll synthesis in R. spheroides may be mediated through alterations in the concentrations of a low-molecular-weight activator and inhibitor of delta-aminolaevulate synthetase.

SUBMITTER: Marriott J 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC1187556 | BioStudies | 1969-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.1042/bj1110385

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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Control of delta-aminolaevulate synthetase activity in Rhodopseudomonas spheroides.

Marriott J J   Neuberger A A   Tait G H GH  

The Biochemical journal 19690201 4


1. delta-Aminolaevulate synthetase from Rhodopseudomonas spheroides grown semi-anaerobically undergoes a spontaneous activation during the first hour after the disruption of cells when homogenates are stored at 4 degrees . 2. After cultures of R. spheroides growing semi-anaerobically are oxygenated no activation of delta-aminolaevulate synthetase occurs in cell extracts. Cessation of activation in extracts is almost complete 10min. after oxygenation of cells has begun. 3. A heat-stable fraction  ...[more]

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