acetyl phosphate


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acetyl phosphate

[ə′sed·əl ′fäs‚fāt]
(biochemistry)
C2H5O5P The anhydride of acetic and phosphoric acids occurring in the metabolism of pyruvic acid by some bacteria; phosphate is used by some microorganisms, in place of adenosine triphosphate, for the phosphorylation of hexose sugars.
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An alternative regulatory mechanism via acetyl phosphate regulatory pathways is proposed, since it has been shown to regulate the expression of outer membrane proteins (OmpF and OmpC).
Manning is now planning preliminary tests of methyl acetyl phosphate in sickle cell patients.
Increased level of acetyl phosphate affected the expression of numerous genes that are involved in the biofilm formation (Wolfe et al 2003).