PMID: 4204435Feb 1, 1974

L-amino acid dehydrogenases in Bacillus subtilis spores

Journal of Bacteriology
Y NittaY Hachisuka


The presence of two kinds of l-amino acid dehydrogenase in resting spores of Bacillus subtilis was indicated. One of them was l-alanine dehydrogenase, which used only l-alanine as a substrate, and the other was nonspecific dehydrogenase, which used l-valine, l-isoleucine, l-leucine, and l-alanine (slightly) as substrates. Several properties of these dehydrogenases were compared.


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