Ramos F and Wiame JM (1982) Occurrence of a catabolic L-serine (L-threonine) deaminase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eur J Biochem 123(3):571-6
Abstract: Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants lacking the anabolic L-threonine deaminase, the ilv1- mutants, have been found to exhibit a normal ability to grow, without auxotrophy towards isoleucine, on L-threonine of L-serine as only nitrogen nutrient. Starting from a strain carrying a ilv1- mutation, a new mutation affecting the ability to utilize L-threonine as nitrogen source was selected. This mutation, which also impairs the ability to utilize L-serine, has been denominated cha-, for 'catabolism of hydroxyamino acids' and was found to result in the lack of a catabolic L-serine (L-threonine) deaminase. This enzyme which, unlike the anabolic threonine deaminase, is more active towards serine than towards threonine, differs from the latter enzyme by a number of biochemical and regulatory properties. Whereas the anabolic enzyme is an allosteric enzyme sensitive to feedback inhibition by isoleucine, the catabolic enzyme exhibits Michaelian kinetics: no control of its activity has been detected. Its synthesis is induced by L-serine and L-threonine. These two enzymes, which thus can be easily differentiated by means of their regulations, displaya limited ability to compensate for one another's absence and appear to play clearly distinct roles under normal physiological conditions.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 7042346|
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