Trehalose Regulation of Glucose-6-Phosphate Hydrolysis in Blowfly Extracts

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Science  05 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3810, pp. 110-111
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3810.110


The presence of trehalose enhances the rate of glucose-6-phosphate hydrolysis in extracts of fat body and other tissues of adult Phormia regina Meigen. The activation appears to be specific, and increasing the concentration of trehalose changes both Vmax and Km for glucose-6-phosphate. There is, however, no easily recognizable phosphotransferase in the extract.