Presence of F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in Mycobacterium and Nocardia species, but absence from Streptomyces and Corynebacterium species and methanogenic Archaea.

@article{Purwantini1997PresenceOF,
  title={Presence of F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in Mycobacterium and Nocardia species, but absence from Streptomyces and Corynebacterium species and methanogenic Archaea.},
  author={E Purwantini and Thomas Gillis and Lacy Daniels},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1997},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={129-34}
}
A range of organisms known to contain F420 or to be relatives of mycobacteria were examined for F420-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (FGD) and NADP-dependent glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (NADP-G6PD) activities. All free-growing Mycobacterium species examined (including a virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain) had FGD activities of 0.014-0.418 mumol min-1 mg protein-1, and NADP-G6PD activities of 0.013-0.636 mumol min-1 mg-1. Armadillo-grown Mycobacterium leprae had FGD… CONTINUE READING