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8-Amino-7-oxononanoate synthase (or 8-amino-7-ketopelargonate synthase; EC 184.108.40.206; AONS) catalyses the decarboxylative condensation of l-alanine and pimeloyl-CoA in the first committed step of biotin biosynthesis. We have cloned, over-expressed and purified AONS from Escherichia coli and determined the crystal structures of the apo and PLP-bound forms of… (More)
In order to estimate the effect of simultaneous α EEG stimulating and electromyogram (EMG) decreasing biofeedback training on the α activity and cognitive functions, fluency, accuracy, and flexibility during cognitive tasks, as well as α-activity characteristics before, during, and after ten training sessions of voluntarily increasing α power in an… (More)
8-Amino-7-oxononanoate synthase (also known as 7-keto-8-aminopelargonate synthase, EC 220.127.116.11) is a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent enzyme which catalyzes the decarboxylative condensation of L-alanine with pimeloyl-CoA in a stereospecific manner to form 8(S)-amino-7-oxononanoate. This is the first committed step in biotin biosynthesis. The mechanism of… (More)
Directed evolution has been employed to generate new enzymes for the deracemisation of chiral amines.
Dual-specificity tyrosine phosphorylation-regulated kinase 1A (DYRK1A) is a protein kinase associated with neuronal development and brain physiology. The DYRK kinases are very unusual with respect to the sequence of the catalytic loop, in which the otherwise highly conserved arginine of the HRD motif is replaced by a cysteine. This replacement, along with… (More)