Oxaluric acid: a non-metabolizable inducer of the allantoin degradative enzymes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae degrades allantoin in five steps to ammonia, CO(2), and glyoxylate. Previously we demonstrated that allophanic acid, the last intermediate of the pathway, was required for induction of all five degradative enzymes. The data presented here indicate that oxaluric acid, an allophanate analogue, is capable of serving as a non… CONTINUE READING