Different mechanisms of energy coupling for transport of various amino acids in cells of Mycobacterium phlei.

@article{Prasad1976DifferentMO,
  title={Different mechanisms of energy coupling for transport of various amino acids in cells of Mycobacterium phlei.},
  author={Rajendra Prasad and Vijay K. Kalra and A. F. Brodie},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1976},
  volume={251 8},
  pages={2493-8}
}
Whole cells of Mycobacterium phlei were shown to actively accumulate proline, leucine, lysine, tryptophan, histidine, glutamine, and glutamic acid to different steady state levels. The transport of proline, in contrast to that of other amino acids, was found to be insensitive to various respiratory inhibitors, e.g. cyanide, arsenate, azide, and sulfhydryl reagents. However, oxygen was an obligatory requirement for the uptake of proline, as well as for the other amino acids. The results indicate… CONTINUE READING