Utilization of D-amino acids by Fusobacterium nucleatum and Fusobacterium varium.

@article{Ramezani1999UtilizationOD,
  title={Utilization of D-amino acids by Fusobacterium nucleatum and Fusobacterium varium.},
  author={M Ramezani and Scott E Macintosh and Robert L White},
  journal={Amino acids},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={185-93}
}
The utilization of D- and L-amino acids with acidic, basic or polar side chains was demonstrated by HPLC. Two species of the anaerobe Fusobacterium utilized D-lysine and the L isomers of glutamate, glutamine, histidine, lysine and serine. Only F. varium used L-arginine, D-glutamate and D-serine as substrates, whereas F. nucleatum specifically utilized D-histidine and D-glutamine. D-Glutamate accumulated in F. nucleatum cultures supplemented with D-glutamine, and ornithine was detected when… CONTINUE READING
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