Initial step in catabolism of glucose by the meningopneumonitis agent.

  • J Vender, J W Moulder
  • Published 1967 in Journal of bacteriology

Abstract

The relative rates of catabolism of glucose and glucose-6-phosphate by intact-cell suspensions of the meningopneumonitis agent, a member of the psittacosis group (Chlamydia), and the properties of the hexokinase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase of these suspensions were investigated. It is proposed that the hexokinase is a host enzyme bound to the surface of the meningopneumonitis cell and that glucose-6-phosphate is the first substrate in the conversion of hexose to pentose to be attacked by enzymes synthesized by the meningopneumonitis agent.

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@article{Vender1967InitialSI, title={Initial step in catabolism of glucose by the meningopneumonitis agent.}, author={J Vender and J W Moulder}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1967}, volume={94 4}, pages={867-9} }