The Second Type of Bacterial Thiaminase*1


The second thiamine-decomposing bacterium, discovered by Kimura et al. (1, 2) was named by the Vitamin B Research Committee Bacillus aneurino lyticus Kimura et Aoyama (BKA) (3). By studying the properties of the enzyme produced by this bacillus, it was found that the action mechanism of the enzyme is completely different from that of Bacillus… (More)