Metabolism of L-Phenylalanine and L-Tyrosine by the Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus

@article{Sez1999MetabolismOL,
  title={Metabolism of L-Phenylalanine and L-Tyrosine by the Phototrophic Bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus},
  author={L. Paloma S{\'a}ez and F Echeverr{\'i}a Castillo and Francisco Javier Caballero},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={38},
  pages={51-56}
}
The phototrophic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus utilizes the aromatic amino acids L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine as nitrogen source. L-Phenylalanine is hydroxylated to L-tyrosine, which is further converted into p-hydroxyphenyl pyruvate (pHPP) by a transamination reaction. The bacterium is unable to grow at the expense of these amino acids as the sole… CONTINUE READING