Selenocysteine-Containing Proteins in Anaerobic Benzoate Metabolism of Desulfococcus multivorans

@article{Peters2004SelenocysteineContainingPI,
  title={Selenocysteine-Containing Proteins in Anaerobic Benzoate Metabolism of Desulfococcus multivorans},
  author={Franziska S. Peters and Michael Rother and Matthias Boll},
  journal={Journal of Bacteriology},
  year={2004},
  volume={186},
  pages={2156 - 2163}
}
ABSTRACT The sulfate-reducing bacterium Desulfococcus multivorans uses various aromatic compounds as sources of cell carbon and energy. In this work, we studied the initial steps in the aromatic metabolism of this strictly anaerobic model organism. An ATP-dependent benzoate coenzyme A (CoA) ligase (AMP plus PPi forming) composed of a single 59-kDa subunit was purified from extracts of cells grown on benzoate. Specific activity was highest with benzoate and some benzoate derivatives, whereas… 
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