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tribolium castaneum

Kinetic properties of alternatively spliced isoforms of laccase-2 from Tribolium castaneum and Anopheles gambiae

January 26, 2012 - 15:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Maureen J. Gorman, Lucinda I. Sullivan, Thi D.T. Nguyen, Huaien Dai, Yasuyuki Arakane, Neal T. Dittmer, Lateef U. Syed, Jun Li, Duy H. Hua, Michael R. Kanost
Reference: 
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 42, Issue 3, March 2012, Pages 193-202

MalariaWorldThese results support the hypothesis that dopamine, NADA and NBAD are endogenous substrates for both isoforms of laccase-2. Catalytic efficiencies associated with dopa oxidation were low, ranging from 8 to 30 min−1 mM−1; in comparison, insect tyrosinase oxidized dopa with a catalytic efficiency of 201 min−1 mM−1.

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