Uptake of adenosine 5' monophosphate by Escherichia coli

E. Yagil, I. R. Beacham

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975


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