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Enzymes of β-Oxidation in Different Types of Algal Microbodies

Authors
  • Helmut Stabenau
  • U. Winkler
  • W. Säftel
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1984
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Biology
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Abstract

The algae Mougeotia and Eremosphaera were used for isolation of microbodies with the characteristics of leaf peroxisomes and unspecialized peroxisomes, respectively. In both types of organelles, the following enzymes of the β-oxidation pathway were determined: acyl-CoA oxido-reductase, enoyl-CoA hydratase, and 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase. There are indications that the peroxisomal oxidoreductase of both algae is a H2O2-forming oxidase rather than a dehydrogenase.

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