Biochemical, molecular, and genetic analyses of the acetone carboxylases from Xanthobacter autotrophicus strain Py2 and Rhodobacter capsulatus strain B10.

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Acetone carboxylase is the key enzyme of bacterial acetone metabolism, catalyzing the condensation of acetone and CO(2) to form acetoacetate. In this study, the acetone carboxylase of the purple nonsulfur photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus was purified to homogeneity and compared to that of Xanthobacter autotrophicus strain Py2, the only other… (More)

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