Galactosamine inhibition of protein synthesis in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.


Galactosamine does not support growth of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. Despite this, galactosamine was more effective than utilizable carbohydrates such as glucose in preventing synthesis of the inducible enzymes alpha-glucosidase and chondroitin lyase. Galactosamine also stopped overall protein synthesis. By contrast glucose and other utilizable… (More)