Brenda C Held

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
The antigenic and physical properties of several representative invertebrate phosphagen kinases have been examined in order to further characterize the relationship between taxonomic assignment, quaternary protein structure and evolution of this class of enzymes. Antibodies against dimeric arginine kinase from the sea cucumber cross-reacted with dimeric(More)
Arginine kinase from sea urchin eggs and sea cucumber muscle are dimeric enzymes, unlike the more widely distributed monomeric enzyme found in other invertebrates. Both purified enzymes exhibited features characteristic of the monomeric arginine kinases including pH optima, formation of a catalytic dead-end complex (enzyme-MgADP-arginine) and stabilization(More)
  • 1