The Na-K ATPase [Enzyme Commission 188.8.131.52] was the topic of earlier blog post. Here I present the H(+)-Transporting ATP Synthase, Enzyme Commission 184.108.40.206. As shown in the diagram above, it is part of “respiratory chain” and “oxidative phosphorylation”. In the Roche Biochemical webpage it is located at “P” (shown in the diagram above) , and … Continue reading H(+)-Transporting ATP Synthase, Enzyme Commission 220.127.116.11
Johann L. W. Thudichum, in contrast to “The Spirit of Cookery” here writes on “The Chemical Constitution of the Brain”. Thudichum as biochemist founded “brain chemistry” studies. “The Spirit of Cookery: A Popular Treatise on the History, Science, Practice, and Ethical and Medical Import of Culinary Art” is a fine book by Johann L. W. … Continue reading Johann L. W. Thudichum, "The Chemical Constitution of the Brain", 1884.
Otto Warburg in this Nobel Prize lecture presents in 1931 the foundation of cellular respiration. This is the classic research discovery of the role molecular oxygen in cells. Continue reading Otto Warburg, “The Oxygen-Transferring Ferment of Respiration”, Nobel Prize Lecture, 1931.
Archibald Edward Garrod, “Inborn Errors of Metabolism”, 1908 was a nonfiction science book. Among the many “inborn errors of metabolism” described by Archibald Edward Garrod was “Sickle Cell Anemia”. However, today we would not classify “Sickle Cell Anemia” as aa “inborn error of metabolism”. That having been said, I will … Continue reading Archibald Edward Garrod, “Inborn Errors of Metabolism”, 1908.
Class Reaction catalyzed Typical reaction Enzyme example(s) with trivial name EC 1Oxidoreductases To catalyze oxidation/reduction reactions; transfer of H and O atoms or electrons from one substance to another AH + B → A + BH (reduced)A + O → AO (oxidized) Dehydrogenase, oxidase EC 2Transferases Transfer of a functional group from one substance to another. The group may be methyl-,acyl-, … Continue reading Enzyme Periodicity