Catalytic activity of a ζ-class zinc and cadmium containing carbonic anhydrase. Compared work mechanisms.

  title={Catalytic activity of a ζ-class zinc and cadmium containing carbonic anhydrase. Compared work mechanisms.},
  author={Orazio Amata and T. Marino and N. Russo and M. Toscano},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  volume={13 8},
  • Orazio Amata, T. Marino, +1 author M. Toscano
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP
  • The carbonic anhydrase is the enzyme that catalyzes the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide and represents one of the most ancient proteins to which a plethora of works was devoted. The three main classes rely on zinc ion for activity. Most recently a new class of CA was discovered in marine diatoms to use naturally a cadmium ion as catalytic metal. In the present investigation we focused our attention on a carbonic anhydrase cambialistic enzyme (CDCA1) belonging to this new class. The study… CONTINUE READING
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