Localization of two L-glutamate dehydrogenases in the coral Acropora latistella

Arch Biochem Biophys. 1987 Apr;254(1):368-71. doi: 10.1016/0003-9861(87)90112-3.


The coral Acropora latistella has been shown to contain two distinct L-glutamate dehydrogenases. An NADPH-specific GDH, closely resembling the enzyme from other coelenterates, is located in the cytosol; a distinct NADH-specific GDH is localized within the mitochondria. This is in contrast to earlier reports, where the NADPH-specific enzyme was thought to be the only GDH present and was assumed to be mitochondrial. Preliminary kinetic and stability data are presented for the two GDHs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cnidaria / enzymology*
  • Cytosol / enzymology
  • Glutamate Dehydrogenase / metabolism*
  • Kinetics
  • Mitochondria / enzymology
  • NAD
  • NADP


  • NAD
  • NADP
  • Glutamate Dehydrogenase