Mutant Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts were selected that are resistant to the proline analog L-azetidine-2-carboxylic acid. Resistance in the two mutant cell lines is associated with two distinct alterations in pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase, the enzyme that catalyzes the proline biosynthetic step leading from glutamic acid to pyrroline-5-carboxylate. In one mutant cell line, pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase specific activity is increased 30-fold over the level in control cells. In the other mutant line, pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase activity is not increased, but the enzyme has become insensitive to inhibition by ornithine and proline.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 15 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology