Methanol formation in vivo from methylated chemotaxis proteins in Escherichia coli.

M. L. Toews, J. Adler

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Chemotactically wild type Escherichia coli were incubated with L-[methyl-3H]methionine to label the methyl groups of their methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins. Cells were then treated to specifically demethylate these proteins. We have identified the end product of this demethylation as [3H]methanol in the cell-free medium from treated cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1761-1764
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 25 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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