Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C

A Journal of Biosciences

Editor-in-Chief: Seibel, Jürgen

Editorial Board: Aigner , Achim / Boland, Wilhelm / Bornscheuer, Uwe / Hoffmann, Klaus


IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.882
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.912

CiteScore 2017: 0.92

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.288
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.448

Online
ISSN
1865-7125
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 32, Issue 5-6

Issues

The Biosynthesis of Phenylacetic Acids in the Blue-Green Alga Anacystis nidulans: Evidence for the Involvement of a Thylakoid-Bound ʟ-Amino Acid Oxidase

W. Löffelhardt
  • Institut für Allgemeine Biochemie der Universität Wien and Ludwig Boltzmann-Forschungsstelle für Biochemie
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-1977-5-606

Abstract

Phenylacetic acid and p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid are formed upon incubation of photosynthetic membranes from the prokaryotic alga Anacystis nidulans with ʟ-phenylalanine and ʟ-tyrosine, respectively. The corresponding phenylpyruvic acids act as intermediates as shown by trapping them as the stable oximino acids. The first step in this reaction sequence appears to be catalyzed by a thylakoid-bound ʟ-amino acid oxidase. Already existing evidence concerning phenylacetic acid formation at thylakoid membranes of higher plants via an ʟ-amino acid oxidase and the results obtained with A. nidulans give another example of aromatic amino acids between chloroplasts and blue-green algae.

Keywords: Membrane-Bound Enzymes; Anacystis nidulans; Thylakoids; Phenylacetic Acids; ʟ-Amino Acid Oxidase

About the article

Received: 1977-02-14

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1977-06-01


Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, Volume 32, Issue 5-6, Pages 345–350, ISSN (Online) 1865-7125, ISSN (Print) 0939-5075, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-1977-5-606.

Export Citation

© 1946 – 2014: Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in