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1. Oxalacetase from Asperigillus niger was found to be an inducible enzyme, the induction being dependent not only on neutralisation of the acidic growth medium but also on the presence of carbonate. An explanation is proposed. 2. Three methods were established for the quantitative determination of oxalacetase activity. These are based on the determination(More)
A new enzyme, acetate:SH-[acyl-carrier-protein] enzyme ligase (AMP), has been purified about 30-fold from cell-free extracts of Klebsiella aerogenes. The enzyme, in the presence of acetate and ATP, catalyzes the acetylation of enzymically inactive des-acetyl citrate lyase to enzymically active citrate lyase (EC 4.1.3.6). Acetate and ATP could be replaced by(More)
Sulfoxides and sulfones were prepared by specific oxidation of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA-analogue CoA-thioether derivatives and their kinetic properties were determined with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase. The oxidized CoA-thioether derivatives with a hydroxyl group at C3 were powerful competitive inhibitors, their Ki values being much(More)
1. Substrate analogue CoA derivatives were applied as inhibitors of citrate synthase. Substitution of the acyl-CoA oxygen next to sulfur by hydrogen was without marked influence on the affinity. 2. Carboxymethyl-CoA, a structural analogue of enolic acetyl-CoA, was characterized as a transition state analogue by an affinity 100-fold higher than that of(More)
1. A specimen of stereospecifically 2-tritiated 3-hydroxybutyric acid was prepared by hydroboration of ethyl crotonate. It was assumed that the hydroboration reaction took a syn course and hence that (2R,3S) plus (2S,3R)-3-hydroxy[2 minus 3H1]butyric acid was formed after oxidation and hydrolysis. 2. 3RS-3-Hydroxy[2 minus 3H2]butyric acid, symmetrically(More)