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Evolution of the arginine kinase gene family.
Arginine kinase (AK), catalyzing the reversible transfer of phosphate from MgATP to arginine yielding phosphoarginine and MgADP, is widely distributed throughout the invertebrates and is also presentExpand
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Phosphagen kinase of the giant tubeworm Riftia pachyptila. Cloning and expression of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial isoforms of taurocyamine kinase.
The giant tubeworm Riftia pachyptila lives at deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the East Pacific Rise and the Galapagos Rift. The large size and high growth rate of R. pachyptila is supported by anExpand
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Origin and properties of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial isoforms of taurocyamine kinase
Taurocyamine kinase (TK) is a member of the highly conserved family of phosphagen kinases that includes creatine kinase (CK) and arginine kinase. TK is found only in certain marine annelids. In thisExpand
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Complete mitochondrial genomes of two Japanese precious corals, Paracorallium japonicum and Corallium konojoi (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Coralliidae): notable differences in gene arrangement.
Precious coral are taxonomically a group of corals that belong to the family Coralliidae within the order Alcyonacea, subclass Octocorallia, and class Anthozoa, whose skeletal axes are used forExpand
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Evolution and Divergence of the Genes for Cytoplasmic, Mitochondrial, and Flagellar Creatine Kinases
Creatine kinase (CK) plays a central role in energy homeostasis in cells that display high and variable rates of energy turnover. A number of CK genes exist, each being targeted to particularExpand
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Kinetic properties and structural characteristics of an unusual two‐domain arginine kinase of the clam Corbicula japonica
Arginine kinase (AK) from the clam Corbicula japonica is a unique enzyme in that it has an unusual two‐domain structure with molecular mass of 80 kDa. It lacks two functionally important amino acidExpand
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Hypotaurocyamine kinase evolved from a gene for arginine kinase
Hypotaurocyamine kinase (HTK) is a member of the highly conserved family of phosphagen kinases that includes creatine kinase (CK) and arginine kinase (AK). HTK is found only in sipunculid worms, andExpand
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Toxocara canis: molecular cloning, characterization, expression and comparison of the kinetics of cDNA-derived arginine kinase.
Arginine kinase (AK) is a member of a highly conserved family of phosphagen kinases. We determined the cDNA sequence of Toxocara canis AK, cloned it in pMAL plasmid and expressed it in EscherichiaExpand
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Evolution of the Cytoplasmic and Mitochondrial Phosphagen Kinases Unique to Annelid Groups
Creatine kinase (CK) is a member of a group of phosphoryl transfer enzymes called phosphagen kinases that play a key role in cellular energy transactions in animals. Three CK isoform gene familiesExpand
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Evolution of the diverse array of phosphagen systems present in annelids.
Annelids as a group express a variety of phosphagen kinases including creatine kinase (CK), glyocyamine kinase (GK), lombricine kinase (LK), taurocyamine kinase (TK) and a unique arginine kinase (AK)Expand
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