BH4 and NOS are Involved in LightControlled Development of Sporangiophores in the Fungus Phycomyces Blakesleeanus

  • J. Maier
  • R. Hecker
  • P. Rockel
  • J. Wildt
  • H. Ninnemann


Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is synthesized in the zygomycete Phycomyces blakesleeanus up to concentrations of 2 nmol g1 mycelium by the activities of GTP cyclohydrolase I, 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin synthase and sepiapterin reductase (1). Phycomyces lacks BH4 dependent monooxy genases.


Neurospora Crassa Euglena Gracilis Physarum Polycephalum Fungal Tissue Sepiapterin Reductase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Maier
    • 1
  • R. Hecker
    • 4
  • P. Rockel
    • 2
  • J. Wildt
    • 3
  • H. Ninnemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PflanzenbiochemieEberhard Karls Universität TübingenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Biologie des StoffaustauschsForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHGermany
  3. 3.Institut für die Chemie der belasteten AtmosphäreForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHGermany
  4. 4.Institute of BiochemistryUniversity of KölnGermany

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