Photoinactivation of aspartate aminotransferase.


The cofactor pyridoxal 5’-phosphate bound through an aldimine linkage to lysine residues of the enzyme aspartate amiuotransferase is very stable to irradiation with light of 420 nm. The catalytic function of the enzyme exposed to light absorbed by the cofactor remains unaffected, indicating that pyridoxal 5’-phosphate is not an efficient active site… (More)


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