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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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|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||12 Aug 2009 11:16|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:39|
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