Identification and characterization of cytosolic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in Euglena gracilis.

@article{Ogawa2015IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of cytosolic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in Euglena gracilis.},
  author={Takahisa Ogawa and Ayako Kimura and Harumi Sakuyama and Masahiro Tamoi and Takahiro Ishikawa and Shigeru Shigeoka},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={79 12},
  pages={1957-64}
}
Euglena gracilis has the ability to accumulate a storage polysaccharide, a β-1,3-glucan known as paramylon, under aerobic conditions. Under anaerobic conditions, E. gracilis cells degrade paramylon and synthesize wax esters. Cytosolic fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (FBPase) appears to be a key enzyme in gluconeogenesis and position branch point of carbon partitioning between paramylon and wax ester biosynthesis. We herein identified and characterized cytosolic FBPase from E. gracilis. The Km and… CONTINUE READING