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Degradation of Thymidine by Lactobacillus acidophilus

By R. V. Sawula, S. Zamenhof and P. J. Zamenhof


Whole cells of Lactobacillus acidophilus are capable of degrading thymidine to thymine, suggesting the presence of thymidine phosphorylase (or thymidine hydrolase). This activity was also demonstrated in cell-free extracts

Topics: Physiology and Metabolism
Year: 1974
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