publication . Article . 1996

energy production and peptidase activity in eikenella corrodens

  • Published: 01 Jun 1996 Journal: FEMS Microbiology Letters, volume 139, pages 209-213 (issn: 0378-1097, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Eikenella corrodens 33EK(L), a clinical isolate, was assayed for its ability to utilise amino acids as substrates in the reduction of nitrate to nitrite. The metabolism of proline, glutamate, serine and glutamine was found to result in relatively high rates of nitrate reduction. The ability of cells to metabolise these amino acids from a variety of small peptides was also determined. E. corrodens was found to possess a relatively specific proline aminopeptidase as well as a putative carboxypeptidase activity for glutamate. Energy production in this organism appears to be via oxidative deamination of these key amino acids linked to a respiratory chain, with nitra...
free text keywords: Aminopeptidase, Amino acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Carboxypeptidase activity, Proline, Metabolism, Eikenella corrodens, biology.organism_classification, biology, Biochemistry, Proline aminopeptidase, Oxidative deamination, Microbiology
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