The enzymic degradation of alkyl-substituted gentisates, maleates and malates.

@article{Hopper1971TheED,
  title={The enzymic degradation of alkyl-substituted gentisates, maleates and malates.},
  author={David J. Hopper and Peter J. Chapman and Stanley Dagley},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1971},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={29-40}
}
1. Cell-free extracts, prepared from a non-fluorescent Pseudomonas grown on m-cresol, oxidized gentisate and certain alkyl-substituted gentisates with the consumption of 1 mol of oxygen and the formation of 1 mol of pyruvate from 1 mol of substrate. 2. In addition to pyruvate, malate was formed from gentisate; citramalate was formed from 3-methylgentisate and 4-methylgentisate; 2,3-dimethylmalate was formed from 3,4-dimethylgentisate. 3. One enantiomer, d-(-)-citramalate, was formed enzymically… CONTINUE READING