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(Science: biochemistry) inorganic complement of an enzyme reaction, usually a metal ions.

See: coenzyme.

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cAMP 2nd Messenger Pathway and Experiments

... so obviously it was not. Probably the activity remained even after the mutation C. not mutated? Other homologues? D. ATP is substrate, Mg2+ is cofactor, GTP triggers the G-proteins E. Other homologues are present?

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by JackBean
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cAMP 2nd Messenger Pathway and Experiments
Replies: 2
Views: 2248

Re: Gluconeogenesis

... do is oxidize the hydroxyl group at the C2 carbon. On the other hand, Alanine needs to be deaminated via Alanine transminase, that uses PLP as a cofactor to transfer the amino group to a-ketoglutarate. Alanine then needs to be hydrolyzed and oxidized to yield Pyruvate. It's probably simpler and ...

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by bytesyzechic
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Gluconeogenesis
Replies: 8
Views: 7100

Mastermix in PCR

I agree with what JackBean said, however it does not answer your question. MgCl2 is a required cofactor for the Taq Polymerase to work. The activity of the Taq polymerase is sensitive to the concentration of MgCl2. The higher the concentration of the MgCl2, the more active ...

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by daddyjames
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Mastermix in PCR
Replies: 4
Views: 3479

Beet Root Pigment

... stress in adipose tissue. Cant find as much literature on it as i expected http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimethylglycine TMG is an important cofactor in methylation, a process that occurs in every cell of mammals to synthesize and donate methyl groups (CH3) for other processes in the body. ...

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by jinx25
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beet Root Pigment
Replies: 7
Views: 3799

Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... the afflicted person also smokes. So, how does smoking cause cancer? Gene expression could be influenced by many things other than proteins called cofactors. Perhaps tobacco contains a chemical that acts as a cofactor for cancerous genes. Therefore, we conclude that smoking causes cancer. The question ...

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by DougB
Thu May 03, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 28991
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