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Articles on Enzymology, which deals with the chemical nature and biological activity of enzymes

Enzymology Articles

A papain-like enzyme at work: Native and acyl–enzyme intermediate structures in phytochelatin synthesis
Phytochelatins (PCs) are known to be the main heavy-metal-detoxifying peptides in the plant kingdom

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.77, 7 pages

Disrupting the enzyme complex regulating O-GlcNAcylation blocks signaling and development
Although the knowledge that nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins are modified with N-acetylglucosamine has existed for decades, little has been shown as to its function until recently.

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00, 8 pages

Catalyst mystery unlocked
New model brings USC chemists closer to 'holy grail' of catalyst design

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.67

Unlocking the function of enzymes
Fitting a key into a lock may seem like a simple task, but researchers at Texas A&M University are using a method that involves testing thousands of keys to unlock the functions of enzymes

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.80

Enzyme discovery sheds light on vitamin D
Surprising findings by Queen's researchers have shed new light on how the "sunshine vitamin" D - increasingly used to treat and prevent cancer and other diseases - is broken down by our bodies.

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.60

Discovery of new protein could provide new understanding of male fertility
Scientists have discovered a new enzyme involved in the degradation of proteins inside cells, a process that helps eliminate or recycle proteins that are no longer needed.

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00

Gene-regulating enzyme is also a target for anti-depressive drugs
Anti-cancer possibilities seen for certain monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.50

The secret behind silkworm's hardy stomachs
Silkworms contain a special digestive enzyme that is not affected by mulberry's toxic chemicals.

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Enzyme promotes fat formation
The enzyme TPPII may contribute to obesity by stimulating the formation of fat cells

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.22

Chemical accuracy in QM/MM calculations on enzyme-catalysed reactions
Combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) modelling has the potential to answer fundamental questions about enzyme mechanisms and catalysis.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.00, 5 pages

Thiamine diphosphate adenylyl transferase from E. coli: functional characterization of the enzyme synthesizing adenosine thiamine triphosphate
This is the first demonstration of an enzyme activity transferring a nucleotidyl group on thiamine diphosphate to produce AThTP.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00, 10 pages

Pick your COX partners
COX enzymes work together in ways that suggest new biological roles, drug targets

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.33

Scientists Discover First Bacterial Enzyme That Activates Blood-Clotting -- Links Gum Health And Heart Disease In Humans
Scientists at the University of Georgia have discovered that an enzyme in a common bacterium is capable of activating blood-clotting in the human body.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.50

Max-Planck Researchers Unravel The Structure Of The Methane Forming Enzyme
Max-Planck researchers unravel the structure of the methane forming enzyme

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Increased Amount Of Enzyme In Brain May Be Marker Of Alzheimer's Disease
An enzyme present in extremely low quantities in normal brains has been found to be greatly increased in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00

Obscure Enzyme May Play Major Role In Heart Disease
A little-known enzyme may play a significant role in preventing heart attack.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Naturally Produced Enzyme May Be Useful In Inflammatory Arthritis
Researchers have discovered a potential method to help treat inflammatory forms of arthritis by using an enzyme naturally produced by the human body.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.00

Constructing "Designer" Plant Enzymes
Their results represent a step toward the production of novel plant fatty acids by genetic manipulations.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Enzymology of Methylation of Tea Catechins and Inhibition of Catechol-O-methyltransferase by ()-Epigallocatechin Gallate
In this study, we characterized the enzymology of cytosolic catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)-catalyzed methylation of EGCG and EGC in humans, mice, and rats.

Date: 18 May 2007, Rating: 4.67, 8 pages

Automated Definition of the Enzymology of Drug Oxidation by the Major Human Drug Metabolizing Cytochrome P450s
A fully automated assay to determine the enzymology of drug oxidation by the major human hepatic cytochrome P450s

Date: 18 May 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages