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Cofactors

Cofactor

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

See: coenzyme.


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Why do cells age?

...And I didn't say that "essential vitamins/cofactors" don't exist or don't play a role in the body, which is what you're implying that I said. As I'm sure you know, orthomolecular medicine involves the consumption of those compounds to ...

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by AstraSequi
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why do cells age?
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Why do cells age?

... You mean the neodarwinian religion that pervades EVERY area of science? You might want to learn some basic biology before citing essential cofactors (vitamins/minerals) as 'pseudoscience'.

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by jinx25
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:49 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why do cells age?
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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
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Reduction of NAD+

... the difference between substrate and cofactor. The NAD+/NADH is cofactor. The dehydrogenases take hydrogens from substrates and put them to the cofactors, which can be subsequently reoxidized either with the same enzyme (typically flavin coenzymes) or in other enzyme (typically nicotinamide ...

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by JackBean
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:32 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Reduction of NAD+
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What is the purpose of buffer in a PCR

every enzyme requires some conditions in means of pH, ionic strength, present cofactors etc. That you get by adding the buffer to the reaction mixture. In some cases, the enzyme may even shift pH in non-buffered solution and thus it would stop working, but adding ...

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by JackBean
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:02 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What is the purpose of buffer in a PCR
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