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J Bacteriol. Jul 1980; 143(1): 120–127.
PMCID: PMC294193

Biosynthesis of bacterial glycogen: purification and properties of Salmonella typhimurium LT-2 adenosine diphosphate glucose pyrophosphorylase.

Abstract

The adenosine diphosphate glucose pyrophosphorylase from a Salmonella typhimurium LT-2 mutant, JP102, derepressed in the glycogen biosynthetic enzymes was purified to homogeneity. The enzyme was found to be identical with the parent wild-type enzyme with respect to regulatory properties, immunological reactivity, and kinetic constants for the allosteric effectors and for the substrate, adenosine triphosphate. The JP102 enzyme was composed of four identical subunits, each with a molecular weight of about 48,000. This was supported by the findings that (i) gel electrophoresis under denaturing conditions showed only one component; (ii) digestion with carboxypeptidase B released stoichiometric amounts of arginine, and (iii) amino-terminal sequencing showed a single sequence for the first 27 residues. The properties of the purified S. typhimurium enzyme were compared with the properties of the previously purified Escherichia coli B enzyme.

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