Covalent fixation of NAD+ to dehydrogenases and properties of the modified enzymes.

Starting from 6-chloropurine riboside and NAD+, different reactive analogues of NAD+ have been obtained by introducing diazoniumaryl or aromatic imidoester groups via flexible spacers into the nonfunctional adenine moiety of the coenzyme. The analogues react with different amino-acid residues of dehydrogenases and form stable amidine or azobridges… CONTINUE READING