Imidazole acetic acid as a substitute for cAMP. Academic Article uri icon


  • The ability of imidazole acetic acid (IA) to substitute for cAMP was demonstrated by use of a series of strains carrying a lesion in the cya structural gene. The substitution of IA for cAMP was specific for the L-arabinose operon in that this compound was ineffective in substituting for cAMP in the lactose or maltose catabolic systems. The cAMP receptor protein (CRP) and the araC gene product were necessary for the IA mediated induction of the L-arabinose system. 1979.

published proceedings

  • Biochem Biophys Res Commun

author list (cited authors)

  • Kline, E. L., Bankaitis, V., Brown, C. S., & Montefiori, D.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Kline, EL||Bankaitis, V||Brown, CS||Montefiori, D

publication date

  • January 1979