Some properties, including the substrate in vivo, of the delta 9-desaturase in Micrococcus cryophilus.

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The delta 9-desaturase of the psychrophilic bacterium Micrococcus cryophilus is shown to be a membrane-bound enzyme that is probably linked to a cyanide- (and azide-) sensitive respiratory chain with oxygen as the final acceptor. It has a pH optimum of 8.7 and contains an essential thiol group, but has no special ion requirements. The desaturase activity of… (More)

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@article{Foot1983SomePI, title={Some properties, including the substrate in vivo, of the delta 9-desaturase in Micrococcus cryophilus.}, author={Martin Foot and R. Jeffcoat and Nicholas J. Russell}, journal={The Biochemical journal}, year={1983}, volume={209 2}, pages={345-53} }