Pentose metabolism by cell-free extracts of oospora lactis.

  title={Pentose metabolism by cell-free extracts of oospora lactis.},
  author={Vittorio Moret and Simonetta Sperti},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  • V. Moret, S. Sperti
  • Published 1 July 1962
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
Abstract The initial stop of d -xylose metabolism by cell-free extracts of Oospora lactis (Geotrichum candidum L.) involves the reduction of xylose to xylitol by TPNH, followed by the DPN-linked oxidation of xylitol to xylulose. Xylulose is phosphorylated by added ATP, thus entering the respiratory pentose phosphate cycle. Also, d -ribose is reduced by the cell-free extracts in the presence of TPNH. The enzymically formed product, d -ribitol, has been isolated and identified. Little, if any… Expand
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