Fatty acid synthetase as a thermoreceptor in Candida utilis.

  title={Fatty acid synthetase as a thermoreceptor in Candida utilis.},
  author={Yuji Ito and Yoshio Oh-hashi and Harumi Okuyama},
  journal={Journal of biochemistry},
  volume={99 6},
A partially purified fatty acid synthetase from Candida utilis synthesized fatty acids with varying chain lengths that depended on the assay temperature; the stearate/palmitate ratio decreased with decreasing temperature. This temperature-dependency was also observed in vivo for the newly synthesized fatty acids in cells incubated at various temperatures, although to a lesser extent than that observed in vitro. The difference in the temperature-dependencies observed in vivo and in vitro… CONTINUE READING