Evolutionary conservation of biotinidase: implications for the enzyme's structure and subcellular localization.

Biotinidases from various species ranging from fungi and insects to human have specific amino acids, and regions that are evolutionarily conserved. These specific amino acids and regions are further supported by their homology to a variety of amidases and nitrilases and by the location of missense mutations that cause biotinidase deficiency in humans. Glu… CONTINUE READING