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Substrate specificity

substrate specificity

A characteristic feature of enzyme activity in relation to the kind of substrate on which the enzyme or catalytic molecule reacts.

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Restriction enzyme-enzyme specificity

... restriction enzyme and I know that restriction enzyme recognize its substrate by recognizing distortion of the recognition site. And then the ... the subsequent binding of the magnesium ion account for the catalytic specificity of more than 1,000,000-fold that is observed for EcoRV endonuclease. ...

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by SoyeongPark
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Restriction enzyme-enzyme specificity
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Views: 1694


... here you can see, that there are several kinds of them differing in substrate specificity. Alpha breaks the chain in middle releasing oligosaccharides (having several Glc ...

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes
Replies: 16
Views: 21244

Re: Gene cloning

... help with. how you would go about changing the catalytic activity or substrate specificity of an enzyme whose gene you have isolated. Why would you want to do this?

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by camzie
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene cloning
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Enzymes Question

... of function, then I have 2 examples for you: Solvent can inlfuence the substrate specificity of some enzymes (Restriction enzymes sometimes show star activity when used with ...

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by Duke
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes Question
Replies: 8
Views: 6922

protein specificity

... sure I have the best answer or not. In my mind the two can be related. Specificity would be a discriminatory function--an enzyme can discriminate between two stereoisomers of a substrate and so is specific, preferring to use one isomer over the other. Affinity ...

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by blcr11
Thu May 17, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: protein specificity
Replies: 1
Views: 5000
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