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Studies on Transaminase and Decarboxylase catalysed by Extracts of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

Bheemeswar, B (1955) Studies on Transaminase and Decarboxylase catalysed by Extracts of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. In: Nature, 176 (4481). pp. 555-556.

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Abstract

IN the course of work on the transamination reactions between aspartate and alpha-ketoglutarate mediated by extracts of the gland and intestines of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L., an entirely new ninhydrin-positive spot with an $R_F$ value different from either the glutamate produced or added aspartate was observed when the reaction mixture was resolved on Whatman No. 1 filter paper employing butanol/formic acid/water (10 : 2 : 5) as the solvent. It was suggested that this additional spot represents a peptide produced by enzymic transpeptidation; but further work on transpeptidation with glycyl peptides and glutathione as the substrates did not confirm this view. A more detailed examination has therefore been made of the circumstances giving rise to this additional spot.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Nature Publishing Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008 09:16
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16321

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