Threonine catabolism in Trypanosoma brucei.


L-Threonine is catabolized by Trypanosoma brucei to give equimolar quantities of glycine and acetate. The pathway, which involves the two enzymes L-threonine dehydrogenase (EC and aminoacetone synthase (acetyl-CoA:glycine C-acetyltransferase, EC and subsequent hydrolysis of the acetyl-CoA, is most active in cultured trypanosomes but is also present in bloodstream forms. L-Threonine dehydrogenase from both culture and bloodstream forms of trypanosomes has an apparent molecular weight of between 28 000 and 38 000, and is sensitive to a wide range of sulphydryl reagents.

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@article{Linstead1977ThreonineCI, title={Threonine catabolism in Trypanosoma brucei.}, author={David J. Linstead and Roger A. Klein and George A. M. Cross}, journal={Journal of general microbiology}, year={1977}, volume={101 2}, pages={243-51} }