Adenosine 5' monophosphate is dephosphorylated before its uptake by cells of E. coli. This is demonstrated by using a radioactive double labeled culture, and with a 5' nucleotidase deficient mutant strain. The adenosine formed is further phosphorylated to adenine as a prerequisite for its uptake and incorporation. The cellular localization of the enzymes involved in the catabolism of adenosine 5' monophosphate is discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|State||Published - 1975|