Salmonella typhimurium mutants lacking NAD pyrophosphatase

U. E. Park, J. R. Roth, B. M. Olivera

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NAD can serve as both a purine and a pyridine source for Salmonella typhimurium. Exogenous NAD is rapidly broken down into nicotinamide mononucleotide and AMP by an NAD pyrophosphatase, the first step in the pathway for the assimilation of exogenous NAD. We isolated and characterized mutants of S. typhimurium lacking NAD pyrophosphatase activity; such mutants were identified by their failure to use exogenous NAD as a purine source. These mutants carry mutations that map at a new locus, designated pnuE, between 86 and 87 min on the Salmonella chromosome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3725-3730
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology


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