Title

Regulation of Pyrimidine Biosynthesis in Pseudomona cepacia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1990

Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract

Pyrimidine biosynthesis was investigated in Pseudomonas cepacia ATCC 17759. The presence of the de novo pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway enzyme activities was confirmed in this strain. Following transposon mutagenesis of the wild-type cells, a mutant strain deficient for orotidine 5′-monophosphate decarboxylase activity (pyrF) was isolated. Uracil, cytosine or uridine supported the growth of this mutant. Uracil addition to minimal medium cultures of the wild-type strain diminished the levels of the de novo pyrimidine biosynthetic enzyme activities, while pyrimidine limitation of the mutant cells increased those de novo enzyme activities measured. It was concluded that regulation of pyrimidine biosynthesis at the lelel of enzyme synthesis in P. cepacia was present. Aspartate transcarbamoylase activity was found to be regulated in the wild-type cells. Its activity was shown to be controlled in vitro by inorganic pyrophosphate, adenosine 5′-triphosphate and uridine 5′-phosphate.

Publication Title

Archives of Microbiology

Volume

154

Issue

4

First Page

407

Last Page

409

Find in your library

Share

 
COinS