Biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll-c via the glutamate C-5 pathway in Chloroflexus aurantiacus
Administration of L-[1-13C]glutamic acid to growing cultures of Chloroflexus aurantiacus (J-10-fl) causes enrichment of the corresponding carbons in the macrocycle of the resulting bacteriochlorophyll-c pigment, indicating that δ-aminolevulinic acid in this gliding filamentous bacterium is biosynthesized by way of the C-5 pathway; studies using carbon-13 enriched glycine and methionine are also compatible with this conclusion.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Swanson, K., & Smith, K. (1990). Biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll-c via the glutamate C-5 pathway in Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (23), 1696-1697. https://doi.org/10.1039/C39900001696