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Glutamine synthetase in animals

Postby miikaelf » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:33 pm

Hi everybody

I've been looking for a while now, and haven't come across this anywhere. Is glutamine synthetase (enzyme synthesizing glutamine from glutamate and ammonia) present in heterotrophs, e.g animals? This is quite a big deal, because it is the primary pahtway of ammonia assimilation in plants.

Thank you in advance, and if you have any good sources then please cite them.
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Postby wbla3335 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Yes. Check out GenBank http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore. Enter "glutamine synthetase" (with the quotation marks) and any animal whose genome has been sequenced, e.g. "Homo sapiens", "Caenorhabditis elegans".
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