STUDIES IN VALINE BIOSYNTHESIS : II . ENZYMATIC DEHYDRATION OF a . , /-DIHYDROXYISOVAIERIC ACID BY PLANT EXTRACTS " '

@inproceedings{WIXOMSTUDIESIV,
  title={STUDIES IN VALINE BIOSYNTHESIS : II . ENZYMATIC DEHYDRATION OF a . , /-DIHYDROXYISOVAIERIC ACID BY PLANT EXTRACTS " '},
  author={ROBERT L. WIXOM and R J Hudson and DEPARTM}
}
The dehydration of a, /8-dihydroxyisovaleric acid to a-ketoisovaleric acid is an intermediate step in the biosynthesis of the amino acid, valine. The dehydrase that catalyzes this conversion was first observed in the mold, Neurospora crassa and in a bacterium, Escherichia coli (12). More detailed studies on the dehydrase of baker's yeast, Saccharomyces… CONTINUE READING