Induction of alkaline phosphatase in Escherichia coli: effect of procaine hydrochloride.

Abstract

The effect of procaine hydrochloride, an anesthetic known to alter membrane structure, on the induced formation of alkaline phosphatase, a periplasmic enzyme, in Escherichia coli was investigated. Procaine hydrochloride specifically arrested the appearance of active alkaline phosphatase while permitting the induction of another enzyme, beta-galactosidase… (More)

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