Acyl-CoA transferase activities in homogenates of Fasciola hepatica adults.

Abstract

Succinyl-CoA is an intermediate in the formation of the fermentation product, propionate, by Fasciola hepatica adults. Acyl-CoA transferase activities are present in crude homogenates of Fasciola, which could account for the synthesis of succinyl-CoA from succinate by the transfer of CoA from either propionyl-CoA or acetyl-CoA. No transferase activity was apparent from 2-methylbutyryl-CoA or 2-methylvaleryl-CoA as was previously reported for the nematode, Ascaris suum. Heat denaturation experiments indicate that all of the Fasciola transferase activities may result from a single protein.

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@article{Saz1996AcylCoATA, title={Acyl-CoA transferase activities in homogenates of Fasciola hepatica adults.}, author={Howard J. Saz and Becky Debruyn and Z S de Mata}, journal={The Journal of parasitology}, year={1996}, volume={82 5}, pages={694-6} }