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Arch Microbiol. 1978 Jan 23;116(1):85-90.

Metabolic regulation in Pseudomonas oxalaticus OX1. Enzyme and coenzyme concentration changes during substrate transition experiments.


Metabolic control associated with diauxic growth of Pseudomonas oxalaticus in batch cultures on mixtures of formate and oxalate was investigated by measuring intracellular enzyme and coenzyme concentrations and QO2 values during transition experiments from oxalate to formate and vice versa. In transition from oxalate to formate oxalyl-CoA reductase concentration declined after the exhaustion of oxalate and ribulose-1,5-diphosphate carboxylase and 14CO2 fixation appeared upon addition of formate. In the reciprocal transition, ribulose-1,5-diphosphate carboxylase and 14CO2 fixation rate declined sharply after formate exhaustion, and oxalyl-CoA reductase appeared only after addition of oxalate. The intracellular NAD and NADP concentrations measured in the same experiments are reported. At substrate exhaustion the proportion of NAD in the reduced form fell from 15-20% to 2%. On addition of formate to an oxalate-starved culture there was an immediate increase in the proportion of NADH to 50%; such an increase was not observed in the reverse experiment.

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