A pathway for the interconversion of hexose and pentose in the parasitic amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.

@article{Susskind1982APF,
  title={A pathway for the interconversion of hexose and pentose in the parasitic amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.},
  author={B M Susskind and Larry Warren and Richard Reeves},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={204 1},
  pages={191-6}
}
Isotope studies indicate that hexose-to-pentose interconversion by axenic Entamoeba histolytica conserves the C-1 and C-6 hexose carbon atoms. Transketolase was readily identified in amoebal extracts, and transaldolase could not be demonstrated. However, sedoheptulose 7-phosphate is a substrate for the PPi-dependent amoebal phosphofructokinase, and sedoheptulose 1,7-bisphosphate is cleaved by amoebal aldolase to dihydroxyacetone phosphate and erythrose phosphate. Since these three enzymes… CONTINUE READING

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