Study of the Structure Function Relationship in Maize NADP—Malic Enzyme

@inproceedings{Detarsio2008StudyOT,
  title={Study of the Structure Function Relationship in Maize NADP—Malic Enzyme},
  author={Enrique Detarsio and Clarisa E. Alvarez and Mariana Saigo and Mar{\'i}a F Drincovich and Carlos Santiago Andreo},
  year={2008}
}
NADP-malic enzyme catalyses the reversible oxidative decarboxylation of l-malate to yield carbon dioxide and pyruvate with the concomitant reduction of NADP. Maize presents at least three isoforms of this enzyme, and the “photosynthetic isoform” is responsible for providing CO2 to the Calvin Cycle for carbon fixation. In this work, different aspects of the enzyme were studied by recombinant protein engineering. The site directed mutagenesis of the residues A392 and K435/6 indicated that these… CONTINUE READING

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