Anaerobic metabolism of l-phenylalanine via benzoyl-CoA in the denitrifying bacterium Thauera aromatica

@article{Schneider1997AnaerobicMO,
  title={Anaerobic metabolism of l-phenylalanine via benzoyl-CoA in the denitrifying bacterium Thauera aromatica},
  author={Sabine Schneider and Maged E Mohamed and Georg Fuchs},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={168},
  pages={310-320}
}
The anaerobic metabolism of phenylalanine was studied in the denitrifying bacterium Thauera aromatica, a member of the β-subclass of the Proteobacteria. Phenylalanine was completely oxidized and served as the sole source of cell carbon. Evidence is presented that degradation proceeds via benzoyl-CoA as the central aromatic intermediate; the aromatic ring-reducing enzyme benzoyl-CoA reductase was present in cells grown on phenylalanine. Intermediates in phenylalanine oxidation to benzoyl-CoA… CONTINUE READING