Urea-hydrolysis-dependent citrulline synthesis by Ureaplasma urealyticum

David George Emslie Smith, William C. Russell, David Thirkell

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Some of the ammonia produced by hydrolysis of urea by Ureaplasma urealyticum is channelled into an anabolic pathway with resultant 'de novo' synthesis of citrulline. The organism appears to possess ornithine carbamoyltransferase and carbamoyl phosphate synthetase or some modified form of these enzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1992


  • Ammonia
  • Carbamoyl-Phosphate Synthase (Ammonia)
  • Citrulline
  • Hydrolysis
  • Ornithine Carbamoyltransferase
  • Urea
  • Ureaplasma


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