Proteomic investigation of amino acid catabolism in the indigenous gut anaerobe Fusobacterium varium.

@article{Potrykus2008ProteomicIO,
  title={Proteomic investigation of amino acid catabolism in the indigenous gut anaerobe Fusobacterium varium.},
  author={Joanna Potrykus and Robert L White and Stephen L. Bearne},
  journal={Proteomics},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 13},
  pages={2691-703}
}
The butyrate-producing anaerobe Fusobacterium varium is an integral constituent of human gut microflora. Unlike many gut microorganisms, F. varium is capable of fermenting both amino acids and glucose. Although F. varium has been implicated in beneficial as well as pathological bacterium-host interactions, its genome has not been sequenced. To obtain a better understanding of the metabolic processes associated with amino acid fermentation by F. varium, we used a gel-based proteomic approach to… CONTINUE READING