Archaeal type III RuBisCOs function in a pathway for AMP metabolism.

@article{Sato2007ArchaealTI,
  title={Archaeal type III RuBisCOs function in a pathway for AMP metabolism.},
  author={Takaaki Sato and Haruyuki Atomi and T. Imanaka},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={315 5814},
  pages={1003-6}
}
The type III ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase (RuBisCO) present in the archaeon Thermococcus kodakaraensis was found to participate in adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP) metabolism, a role that is distinct from that of classical RuBisCOs of the Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle. Genes annotated as thymidine phosphorylase (deoA) and eucaryal translation initiation factor 2B (e2b2) were found to encode AMP phosphorylase and ribose-1,5-bisphosphate isomerase, respectively. These enzymes… CONTINUE READING
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