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Identification of amino acid residues essential for enzyme activity of sheep liver 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase

Varalakshmi, K and Savithri, HS and Rao, NA (1986) Identification of amino acid residues essential for enzyme activity of sheep liver 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. In: Biochemical Journal, 236 (1). 295 -298.

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Abstract

Sheep liver 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase was subjected to specific chemical modification with phenylglyoxal, diethyl pyrocarbonate and N-bromosuccinimide. The second-order rate constants for inactivation were calculated to be 54 M-1 X min-1, 103 M-1 X min-1 and 154 M-1 X min-1 respectively. This inactivation could be prevented by incubation with substrates or products, suggesting that the residues modified, namely arginine, histidine and tryptophan, are essential for enzyme activity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Portland Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 11:16
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/21902

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