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AIDS-associated mycoplasmas possess phospholipases C in the membrane.

Authors
  • Shibata, K
  • Sasaki, T
  • Watanabe, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection and immunity
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1995
Volume
63
Issue
10
Pages
4174–4177
Identifiers
PMID: 7558337
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Phosphatidylinositol- and phosphatidylcholine-hydrolyzing activities existed in the cell lysates of AIDS-associated Mycoplasma species, including Mycoplasma fermentans IID 812, M. fermentans incognitus, and M. penetrans GTU-54-6A1. These activities were found to be attributable to phospholipases C, because the water-soluble product from phosphatidylcholine digested by the cell lysate of M. fermentans IID 812 was phosphorylcholine. M. fermentans IID 812 was examined for localization of these enzymes, and it was found that they were associated with the membrane.

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