De novo purine synthesis in vegetative cells and myxospores of Myxococcus xanthus.

@article{Westby1974DeNP,
  title={De novo purine synthesis in vegetative cells and myxospores of Myxococcus xanthus.},
  author={Carl A. Westby and Wan Ching Tsai},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1974},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={1099-107}
}
This study was designed to determine whether vegetative cells and myxospores of Myxococcus xanthus were capable of classical de novo purine biosynthesis. To answer this question, vegetative and myxospore extracts of M. xanthus FBa were tested for their ability to synthesize the second de novo intermediate, 5'-phosphoribosylglycinamide, from beginning precursors either by way of phosphoribosyl-pyrophosphate amido transferase (EC 2.4.2.14) or ribose-5-phosphate amino transferase. Both the amido… CONTINUE READING