The role of quinate and shikimate in the metabolism of lactobacilli

  • G. C. Whiting
  • R. A. Coggins

Published 1971

The metabolism of (−)-quinate and shikimate by one heterofermentative strain,Łactobacillus pastorianus, and by one homofermentative strain,Lactobacillus plantarum, has been studied using growing and washed cells. Both organisms reduced quinate and shikimate under anaerobic conditions in the presence of suitable hydrogen donors including fructose, glucose andd(−) andl(+)-lactates. The end-product ofL.pastorianus metabolism was dihydroshikimate butL.plantarum carried the reduction a stage further tocis-3,4-dihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylate and formed, simultaneously, catechol. The enzymes involved in these reductions are induced; their importance in the metabolism of lactobacilli is discussed.

ChooseLife Notes : This very old research shows the utter importance of the Shikimate pathway, in Bacterial mutation into crucial life supporting matter.

Recent studies have shown that Omega3 + Lactobacillas plantarum, together down regulate H.pylori 96%

This is a profound reason, in the authors opinion, to avoid Glyphosate (which acts by damaging the Shikimate pathway in environmental bacteria, wonder what eating crops with Glyphosate residue on/in May do to the hosts Bacterial fauna?)

Avoid, avoid, avoid.