Metabolism of resorcinylic compounds by bacteria. Purification and properties of acetylpyruvate hydrolase from Pseudomonas putida 01.

Acetylpyruvate hydrolase, the terminal inducible enzyme of the pathway of orcinol catabolism in Pseudomonas putida, catalyzes the quantitative conversion of acetylpyruvate into acetate and pyruvate. The enzyme has been purified approximately 40-fold from extracts of Ps. putida grown on orcinol. Disc gel electrophoresis of the preparations show one major and… CONTINUE READING