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J Bacteriol. 1971 May;106(2):487-92.

Regulation of sugar transport in Neurospora crassa.


Sugar uptake systems in Neurospora crassa are catabolically repressed by glucose. Synthesis of a low K(m) glucose uptake system (system II) in Neurospora is derepressed during starvation for an externally supplied source of carbon and energy. Fasting also results in the derepression of uptake systems for fructose, galactose, and lactose. In contrast to the repression observed when cells were grown on glucose, sucrose, or fructose, system II was not repressed by growth on tryptone and casein hydrolysate. System II was inactivated in the presence of 0.1 m glucose and glucose plus cycloheximide but not by cycloheximide alone. Inactivation followed first-order kinetics with a half-time of 40 min. The addition of glycerol to the uptake medium had no significant effect on the kinetics of 3-0-methyl glucose uptake, suggesting that the system was not feedback inhibitable by catabolites of glycerol metabolism.

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