PMID: 163903Feb 1, 1975

Presence of nonoxidative enzymes of the pentose phosphate shunt in Tetrahymena

The Journal of protozoology
M Eldan, J J BLUM

Abstract

Tetrahymena pyriformis, strain HSM, do not have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase or 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, but contain transaldolase, transketolase, ribose 5-phosphate isomerase, ribulose-5-phosphate 3-epimerase, and ribokinase. The nonoxidative enzymes of the pentose phosphate shunt function in metabolism as indicated by the incorporation of label from [1-14C]ribose into CO2 and glycogen and by the increase in total glycogen content of cultures supplemented with ribose.

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Jan 15, 1972·Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B, Comparative Biochemistry·K A Conklin, S C Chou
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Citations

Aug 12, 2009·BMC Evolutionary Biology·Shinichiro MaruyamaHisayoshi Nozaki
Apr 9, 2005·Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology·Yassir M Al-Mulla HummadiRafid A Najim
Feb 1, 1976·The Journal of protozoology·T LiangJ J BLUM

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