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J Bacteriol. 1980 Jun;142(3):763-7.

Fructose transport in Neurospora crassa.


A specific fructose uptake system (Km = 0.4 mM) appeared in Neurospora crassa when glucose-grown mycelia were starved. Fructose uptake had kinetics different from those of intramycelial fructose phosphorylation, and uptake appeared to be carrier mediated. The only sugar which competitively inhibited fructose uptake was L-sorbose (Ki = 9 mM). Glucose, 2-deoxyglucose, mannose, and 3-O-methyl glucose were noncompetitive inhibitors of fructose uptake. Incubation of glucose-grown mycelia with glucose, 2-deoxyglucose, or mannose prevented derepression of the fructose transport system, whereas incubation with 3-O-methyl glucose caused the appearance of five times as much fructose uptake activity as did starvation conditions.

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