A selective inactivation of dimethylallyl-transfering activity of prenyltransferase.

@article{Ogura1969ASI,
  title={A selective inactivation of dimethylallyl-transfering activity of prenyltransferase.},
  author={Kyozo Ogura and Takako Koyama and Shuichi Seto},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1969},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          875-9
        }
}
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Crystallization and partial characterization of prenyltransferase from avian liver.
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