The possibility of involvement of "cyclase" enzyme of the calditol carbocycle with broad substrate specificity in Sulfolobus acidcaldarius, a typical thermophilic archaea

Noriaki Yamauchi, Norisuke Kamada, Hideyoshi Ueoka

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Abstract

The cyclopentane ring of calditol, a characteristic lipid molecule of Sulfolobus, a major thermophilic Archaea, was biosynthesized from glucose directly, and galactose was converted to calditol with a similar extent to glucose. This finding indicates the possibility of the "cyclase" enzyme of the calditol carbocycle and the involvement of catalytic oxidoreduction at the C-4 of glucose with broad specificity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1230-1231
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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