Regulation of Glycollate Metabolism in Mitochondria Isolated from Euglena gracilis Klebs Strain Z Pringsheim

  • Michael J. Merrett


In higher plants the enzymes of the glycollate pathway, with the exception of the glycine to serine conversion, are located in the peroxisome whereas in Euglena two key enzymes of glycollate metabolism, glycollate dehydrogenase and glutamate-glyoxylate aminotransferase are present in both peroxisome type particles and mitochondria (1, 2). Glycollate oxidation in isolated mitochondria is linked to phosphorylation the P:O ratio being consistent with glycollate electrons entering the respiratory chain at the flavoprotein level (2).


Euglena Gracilis Mitochondrion Isolate Glyoxylate Aminotransferase Hydroxypyruvate Reductase Glycollate Oxidation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Merrett
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  1. 1.Plant and Microbial Metabolism Research Group, School of Biological SciencesUniversity CollegeSwanseaUK

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