Glucose metabolism in Chlamydia trachomatis: the 'energy parasite' hypothesis revisited.

@article{IliffeLee1999GlucoseMI,
  title={Glucose metabolism in Chlamydia trachomatis: the 'energy parasite' hypothesis revisited.},
  author={Emma R Iliffe-Lee and Grant McClarty},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={177-87}
}
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular eubacteria that is dependent on a eukaryotic host cell for a variety of metabolites. For years, it has been speculated that chlamydiae are energy parasites, totally dependent on their host cell for ATP and other high-energy intermediates. To determine whether C. trachomatis contains functional enzymes that produce energy or reducing power, four enzymes involved in glycolysis or the pentose phosphate pathway, specifically pyruvate kinase… CONTINUE READING