CDP-diacylglycerol synthase activity in Clostridium perfringens

G. M. Carman, R. L. Zaniewski, J. J. Cousminer

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Abstract

CTP:phosphatidate cytidylyltransferase (CDP-diacylglycerol synthase; EC 2.7.7.41) was identified in the cell envelope fraction of the gram-positive anaerobe C. perfringens. The association of this enzyme with the cell envelope fraction of cell extracts was demonstrated by glycerol density gradient centrifugation and by activity sedimenting with the 100,000 x g pellet. The enzyme exhibited a broad pH optimum between pH 6.5 and pH 7.5. Enzyme activity was dependent on magnesium (5 mM) or manganese (1mM) ions. Activity was also dependent on the addition of the nonionic detergent Triton X-100 (5 mM). The apparent K(m) values for CTP and phosphatidic acid were 0.18 mM and 0.22 mM, respectively. Thioreactive agents inhibited activity, indicating that a sulfhydryl group is essential for activity. Maximal enzyme activity was observed at 50°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume43
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Diacylglycerol Cholinephosphotransferase
Clostridium perfringens
diacylglycerols
phosphatidate cytidylyltransferase
enzyme activity
enzyme
Cytidine Triphosphate
Enzymes
detergent
manganese
magnesium
sulfhydryl groups
anaerobes
cells
enzymes
detergents
Phosphatidic Acids
Density Gradient Centrifugation
pellets
ion

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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Carman, G. M. ; Zaniewski, R. L. ; Cousminer, J. J. / CDP-diacylglycerol synthase activity in Clostridium perfringens. In: Applied and environmental microbiology. 1982 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 81-85.
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In: Applied and environmental microbiology, Vol. 43, No. 1, 01.01.1982, p. 81-85.

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