D-aspartate in bacteria

Marc DIEU madi at biocell.fundp.ac.be
Thu Mar 16 07:49:20 EST 1995

Can someone tell me if D-aminoacid like D-Asp is known to be produced
by bacteria from Bacilli species ? (Our experiments suggest that it is
probably the case). What is the interest for these bacteria to
synthesize such D-Asp residue ? Is this residue subsequently
incorporated in some peptide-like compound ?

Dominique DELFORGE,
Laboratory of Cellular Biochemistry,
FacultŽs Universitaires ND de la Paix,
61, rue de Bruxelles,
B-5000 Namur (Belgium).
Fax: ++/32/81/72.41.35.
Email: dodel at biocell.fundp.ac.be.

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