Molecular divergence of lysozymes and alpha-lactalbumin.

  title={Molecular divergence of lysozymes and alpha-lactalbumin.},
  author={Pradman K. Qasba and Senthil R Kumar},
  journal={Critical reviews in biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={32 4},
The vast number of proteins that sustain the currently living organisms have been generated from a relatively small number of ancestral genes that has involved a variety of processes. Lysozyme is an ancient protein whose origin goes back an estimated 400 to 600 million years. This protein was originally a bacteriolytic defensive agent and has been adapted to serve a digestive function on at least two occasions, separated by nearly 40 million years. The origins of the related goose type and T4… CONTINUE READING
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