The function of teichoic acids in cation control in bacterial membranes.

@article{Hughes1973TheFO,
  title={The function of teichoic acids in cation control in bacterial membranes.},
  author={Amelia Hughes and Ian C. Hancock and James Baddiley},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1973},
  volume={132 1},
  pages={
          83-93
        }
}
1. The effects of teichoic acids on the Mg(2+)-requirement of some membrane-bound enzymes in cell preparations from Bacillus licheniformis A.T.C.C. 9945 were examined. 2. The biosynthesis of the wall polymers poly(glycerol phosphate glucose) and poly(glycerol phosphate) by membrane-bound enzymes is strongly dependent on Mg(2+), showing maximum activity at 10-15mm-Mg(2+). 3. When the membrane is in close contact with the cell wall and membrane teichoic acid, the enzyme systems are insensitive to… CONTINUE READING

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