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Microbial metabolism of phenolic amines: degradation of dl-synephrine by an unidentified arthrobacter

Devi, NA and Kutty, RK and Vasantharajan, VN and Rao, PV Subba (1975) Microbial metabolism of phenolic amines: degradation of dl-synephrine by an unidentified arthrobacter. In: Journal of Bacteriology, 122 (3). pp. 866-873.

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Abstract

Microorganisms capable of degrading dl-synephrine were isolated from soil of Citrus gardens by enrichment culture, with dl-synephrine as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen. An organism which appears to be an arthrobacter, but which cannot be identified with any of the presently recognized species was predominant in these isolates. It was found to metabolize synephrine by a pathway involving p-hydroxyphenylacetaldehyde, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid as intermediates. Some of the enzymes of this pathway were demonstrated in cell-free extracts. An aromatic oxygenase, which could also be readily obtained in a cell-free system, was found to degrade 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid by meta cleavage.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society for Microbiology.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: K.S. Satyashree
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 06:41
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24095

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