Cloning, sequencing, and expression of Rhodococcus L-phenylalanine dehydrogenase. Sequence comparisons to amino-acid dehydrogenases.


L-Phenylalanine dehydrogenase catalyzes the NAD(+)-dependent, reversible, oxidative deamination of L-phenylalanine to form ammonia, phenyl pyruvate, and NADH. The enzyme has been purified to homogeneity from Rhodococcus sp. M4, and a partial amino acid sequence was obtained. A cosmid library of Rhodococcus sp. M4 genomic DNA was prepared and used to isolate… (More)


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