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BMC Biochemistry

Protein and enzyme biochemistry

Section edited by Joel Weiner

Protein and enzyme biochemistry: This section incorporates all aspects of protein and enzyme biochemistry including but not limited to: protein chemistry and proteomics, protein folding and enzyme activity. Applications of these areas, such as in bionanotechnology and biosensors are also welcome.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite of the presence of sulfhydryl oxidases (SOXs) in the secretomes of industrially relevant organisms and their many potential applications, only few of these enzymes have been biochemically characterized...

    Authors: Outi Nivala, Greta Faccio, Mikko Arvas, Perttu Permi, Johanna Buchert, Kristiina Kruus and Maija-Liisa Mattinen

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:15

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    Luciferases, enzymes that catalyze bioluminescent reactions in different organisms, have been extensively used for bioanalytical purposes. The most well studied bioluminescent system is that of firefly and oth...

    Authors: Arina Marina Perez, Bruno Aquino, Vadim Viviani and Jörg Kobarg

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:12

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    Mice were bitten by five-pace vipers (Deinagkistrodon acutus), and then envenomed. It was well-known that the snake venom mainly disturbed the blood homeostasis of the envenomed victims. Ocassionally, we found th...

    Authors: Bin Zhou, Gang Liu, Qiyi He, Bo Li and Xiaodong Yu

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:11

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The marine invertebrate starfish was found to contain a novel α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, α-GalNAcase II, which catalyzes removal of terminal α-N-acetylgalactosamine (α-GalNAc), in addition to a typical α-N-a...

    Authors: Md. Harun-Or Rashid, Golam Sadik, AHM Khurshid Alam and Toshihisa Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:9

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    The carbapenem subclass of β-lactams is among the most potent antibiotics available today. Emerging evidence shows that, unlike other subclasses of β-lactams, carbapenems bind to and inhibit non-classical tran...

    Authors: Mario A. Bianchet, Ying H. Pan, Leighanne A. Brammer Basta, Harry Saavedra, Evan P. Lloyd, Pankaj Kumar, Rohini Mattoo, Craig A. Townsend and Gyanu Lamichhane

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:8

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    Eukaryotic tRNA splicing is an essential process in the transformation of a primary tRNA transcript into a mature functional tRNA molecule. 5′-phosphate ligation involves two steps: a healing reaction catalyze...

    Authors: Gopinath Muruganandam, Arne Raasakka, Matti Myllykoski, Inari Kursula and Petri Kursula

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:7

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The smoothelin-like 1 protein (SMTNL1) can associate with tropomyosin (Tpm) and calmodulin (CaM), two proteins essential to the smooth muscle contractile process. SMTNL1 is phosphorylated at Ser301 by protein ...

    Authors: Annegret Ulke-Lemée, David Hao Sun, Hiroaki Ishida, Hans J. Vogel and Justin A. MacDonald

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:5

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    β-Glucosidase is claimed as a key enzyme in cellulose hydrolysis. The cellulosic fibers are usually entrapped with hemicelluloses containing xylose. So there is ongoing interest in searching for glucose- and x...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Rui Li, Jing Wang, Xiaohan Zhang, Rong Jia, Yi Gao and Hui Peng

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:4

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Histatins are histidine rich polypeptides produced in the parotid and submandibular gland and secreted into the saliva. Histatin-3 and −5 are the most important polycationic histatins. They possess antimicrobi...

    Authors: Edna Blotnick, Asaf Sol, Gilad Bachrach and Andras Muhlrad

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2017 18:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There are 11 variants of linker histone H1 in mammalian cells. Beyond their shared abilities to stabilize and condense chromatin, the H1 variants have been found to have non-redundant functions, the mechanisms...

    Authors: Pei Zhang, Owen E. Branson, Michael A. Freitas and Mark R. Parthun

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:18

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    Beta-galactosidase (EC 3.2.1.23), a commercially important enzyme, catalyses the hydrolysis of β-1,3- and β-1,4-galactosyl bonds of polymer or oligosaccharidesas well as transglycosylation of β-galactopyranosi...

    Authors: Thao Thi Nguyen, Hanh Van Vu, Nhung Thi Hong Nguyen, Tuyen Thi Do and Thanh Sy Le Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:15

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    Intermolecular autophosphorylation at Tyr416 is a conserved mechanism of activation among the members of the Src family of nonreceptor tyrosine kinases. Like several other tyrosine kinases, Src can catalyze th...

    Authors: M. Zulema Cabail, Emily I. Chen, Antonius Koller and W. Todd Miller

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:13

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Nucleoside triphosphate (NTP) hydrolysis is a key reaction in biology. It involves breaking two very stable bonds (one P–O bond and one O–H bond of water), in either a concurrent or a sequential way. Here, we ...

    Authors: Farooq Ahmad Kiani and Stefan Fischer

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:12

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    Protein kinase C δ (PKCδ) is known to be an important regulator of apoptosis, having mainly pro- but also anti-apoptotic effects depending on context. In a previous study, we found that PKCδ interacts with the...

    Authors: Christian Holmgren, Louise Cornmark, Gry Kalstad Lønne, Katarzyna Chmielarska Masoumi and Christer Larsson

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:11

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    Human phospholipid scramblase 1 (hPLSCR1) was initially identified as a Ca2+ dependent phospholipid translocator involved in disrupting membrane asymmetry. Recent reports revealed that hPLSCR1 acts as a multifunc...

    Authors: Ulaganathan Sivagnanam, Shweta Narayana Murthy and Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:10

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    Thauera linaloolentis 47Lol uses the tertiary monoterpene alcohol (R,S)-linalool as sole carbon and energy source under denitrifying conditions. The conversion of linalool to geraniol ...

    Authors: Robert Marmulla, Barbara Šafarić, Stephanie Markert, Thomas Schweder and Jens Harder

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:6

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  17. Content type: Research article

    1,2-Dichlorobenzene (1,2-DCB) is a benzene-derived molecule with two Cl atoms that is commonly utilized in the synthesis of pesticides. 1,2-DCB can be absorbed by living creatures and its effects on naturally-...

    Authors: Javier Vargas-Medrano, Jorge A. Sierra-Fonseca and Luis F. Plenge-Tellechea

    Citation: BMC Biochemistry 2016 17:5

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