Absence of α-Glycerophosphate Dehydrogenase in Axenically Grown Entamoeba histolytica

Richard E. ReevesDepartment of Biochemistry, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1901 Perdido Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

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Patricia Lobelle-RichDepartment of Biochemistry, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1901 Perdido Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

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We conclude that there is no evidence for the presence of α-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase among the cytoplasmic enzymes of Entamoeba histolytica, and that a contrary finding was probably caused by the action of a different amebal enzyme on unrecognized contamination in the lithium salt of the substrate used in that investigation.

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