Occurrence of cold-labile NAD-specific glutamate dehydrogenase in Bacillus species

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A nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-specific glutamate dehydrogenase (NAD-GluDH; EC 1.4.1.3) inactivated by incubation at low temperatures was detected in several species of the genus Bacillus, including strains of B. cereus, B. laterosporus, B. lentus, B. panthotenicus, B. pasteurii, B. sphaericus, B. stearothermophilus, B. subtilis and B. thuringiensis. Incubation of cell-free extracts of these strains at 0°C resulted in an 80-100% inactivation of NAD-GluDH activity within 120 min. The addition of 20% glucerol protected the enzyme from this inactivation in the cold. Strains of B. fastidiosus, B. licheniformis, B. macerans, B. megaterium and B. pumilus were found to lack NAD-GluDH activity. © 1992.

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Jahns, T. (1992). Occurrence of cold-labile NAD-specific glutamate dehydrogenase in Bacillus species. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 96(2–3), 187–192. https://doi.org/10.1016/0378-1097(92)90401-9

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