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Treatment of ornithine carbamoyltransferase from dolphin Stenella with pyridoxal phosphate, followed by reduction with NaBH4 resulted in complete loss of enzyme activity. The phosphate alone or the substrate analogue 2-aminovaleric acid moderately decreased the extent of inactivation, while carbamoyl phosphate plus 2-aminovaleric acid provided complete(More)
Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase from Photobacterium leiognathi has been cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The circular dichroism spectrum in the UV region of the recombinant protein indicates an higher content of random coil structure with respect to the eukaryotic enzymes. Investigation of the active site by optical, CD, and EPR spectroscopy indicates a(More)
Ornithine carbamoyltransferase (carbamoylphosphate: L-ornithine carbamoyltransferase, EC 2.1.3.3) has been partially purified from C.limonum leaves. The data indicate the presence of only the anabolic enzyme. The activity is strongly influenced by pH, ionic strength and ornithine concentration. Optimal activity for the enzyme dissolved in the tri-buffer:(More)