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Transaminases in Shigellæ


NUMEROUS investigations have been made of the transaminase system in bacteria, and these have been reviewed by Meister1. The only reference to the transaminase activity in Shigellæ appears to be the one mentioned by Lichstein and Cohen2 on a strain of Shigella dysenteriae (Shiga).

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  1. 1

    Meister, A., “Adv. in Enzymol.”, 16, 185 (1955).

  2. 2

    Lichstein, H. C., and Cohen, P. P., J. Biol. Chem., 157, 85 (1945).

  3. 3

    Mackie, T. J., and McCartney, J. E., “Handbook of Practical Bacteriology”, 8th ed. (E. and S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburgh, 1950).

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    Ombreit, W. W., Burris, E. H., and Stauffer, J. H., “Manometric Techniques and Tissue Metabolism” (Burgess Publishing Co., Minneapolis 1951).

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    Gunsalus, I. C., and Stamer, J. R., “Methods of Enzymology”, Vol. 2. ed. S. P. Colowick and N. O. Kaplan (Academic Press Inc., New York, 1955).

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    Rudman, D., and Meister, A., J. Biol. Chem, 200, 591 (1953).

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