• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of jbacterPermissionsJournals.ASM.orgJournalJB ArticleJournal InfoAuthorsReviewers
J Bacteriol. Oct 1981; 148(1): 368–370.
PMCID: PMC216202

Pathway for D-galactonate catabolism in nonpathogenic mycobacteria.


D-Galactonate is catabolized in saprophytic mycobacteria to give pyruvate and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate by a pathway that involves the sequential reactions of galactonate dehydratase, 2-keto-3-deoxy-galactonate kinase, and 6-phospho-2-keto-3-deoxy-galactonate aldolase.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (424K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • CLELAND WW, KENNEDY EP. The enzymatic synthesis of psychosine. J Biol Chem. 1960 Jan;235:45–51. [PubMed]
  • Deacon J, Cooper RA. D-Galactonate utilisation by enteric bacteria. The catabolic pathway in Escherichia coli. FEBS Lett. 1977 May 15;77(2):201–205. [PubMed]
  • DE LEY J, DOUDOROFF M. The metabolism of D-galactose in Pseudomonas saccharophila. J Biol Chem. 1957 Aug;227(2):745–757. [PubMed]
  • Kersters K, De Ley J. D-gluconate dehydratase from Alcaligenes. Methods Enzymol. 1975;42:301–304. [PubMed]
  • LANNING MC, COHEN SS. The detection and estimation of 2-ketohexonic acids. J Biol Chem. 1951 Mar;189(1):109–114. [PubMed]
  • LOWRY OH, ROSEBROUGH NJ, FARR AL, RANDALL RJ. Protein measurement with the Folin phenol reagent. J Biol Chem. 1951 Nov;193(1):265–275. [PubMed]
  • MACGEE J, DOUDOROFF M. A new phosphorylated intermediate in glucose oxidation. J Biol Chem. 1954 Oct;210(2):617–626. [PubMed]
  • Szumilo T, Szymona M. Study on a D-xylose mutant of Mycobacterium sp. 279. Acta Microbiol Pol A. 1971;4(1):113–123. [PubMed]
  • WEISSBACH A, HURWITZ J. The formation of 2-keto-3-deoxyheptonic acid in extracts of Escherichia coli B. I. Identification. J Biol Chem. 1959 Apr;234(4):705–709. [PubMed]

Articles from Journal of Bacteriology are provided here courtesy of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)


Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...


Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...