Erythritol catabolism by Brucella abortus.

  title={Erythritol catabolism by Brucella abortus.},
  author={Jay F Sperry and Donald C. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={121 2},
Cell extracts of Brucella abortus (British 19) catabolized erythritol through a series of phosphorylated intermediates to dihydroxyacetonephosphate and CO-2. Cell extracts required adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), Mg2+, inorganic orthophosphate, and reduced glutathione for activity. The first reaction in the pathway was the phosphorylation of mesoerythritol with an ATP-dependent kinase which formed d-erythritol 1-phosphate (d-erythro-tetritol 1-phosphate… CONTINUE READING


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