Detection of a novel carbon-phosphorus bond cleavage activity in cell-free extracts of an environmental Pseudomonas fluorescens isolate

G. McMullan*, J. P. Quinn

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Abstract

Cell-free extracts of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain 23F catalyzed the hydrolysis of phosphonoacetate to acetate and inorganic phosphate; the products were detected in almost equimolar quantities. The stable in vitro activity responsible was distinct from phosphonoacetaldehyde hydrolase and appears to represent a novel mode of carbon-phosphorus bond cleavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1022-1027
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume184
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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