A novel coenzyme from bacterial primary alcohol dehydrogenases

  title={A novel coenzyme from bacterial primary alcohol dehydrogenases},
  author={S. A. Salisbury and H. Forrest and W. Cruse and O. Kennard},
  • S. A. Salisbury, H. Forrest, +1 author O. Kennard
  • Published 1979
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • METHYLOTROPHIC bacteria are able to use methane derivatives as their sole source of carbon and metabolic energy and so can sustain growth on methane, methanol and other organic compounds which lack carbon–carbon bonds1. They are not autotrophic and, being unable to use carbon dioxide, rely ultimately on their ability to oxidise these substances. Although the primary alcohol dehydrogenases from a variety of methanol-grown bacteria have been purified and compared, and despite the increasing… CONTINUE READING