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Abstract

SUMMARY

Aminoacetone was formed from D- or L-1-aminopropan-2-ol, or both, by a variety of micro-organisms. An oxidoreductase capable of oxidizing D-1-aminopropan-2-ol to aminoacetone was purified 38-fold from It was inactive with L-1-aminopropan-2-ol, L-threonine and DL-glycerol-1-phosphate. It was highly active with a variety of diols and hydroxyketones and not narrowly specific as reported by other workers (Decker & Swain, 1968). The effect of growth conditions on activity suggested involvement in mono- or di-hydroxyacetone metabolism. Although D-1-aminopropan-2-ol oxidation was demonstrated in crude extracts of a number of other bacteria, a relationship between L-threonine and D-1-aminopropan-2-ol dehydrogenases and vitamin B biosynthesis does not appear likely.

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1970-09-01
2019-10-22
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