John W. Porter

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The fatty acid synthetase of pigeon liver catalyzes the conversion of acetyland malonyl-coenzyme A to long chain saturated fatty acids in the presence of reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate. The major product of the reaction is palmitic acid, but small amounts of other long chain fatty acids are also formed. The over-all reaction for the(More)
[14C]Mevalonate or (14C)isopentenyl pyrophosphate was found to be converted to transphytoene, trans-phytofluene, lycopene, and beta-carotene by a cell-free 270 000 X g supernatant fraction prepared from Halobacterium cutirubrum cells that were broken by manual grinding with glass beads. Incubations were done under N2 in the dark at 37 degrees C in 4 M NaCl(More)