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Some years in the past certainly one of my scholars and that i pronounced that the acetate kinase response is mediated by way of a phosphorylated type of the enzyme [R. S. Anthony and L. B. Spector, lBe 245, 6739 (1970)]. The reversible response among ATP and acetate to provide acetyl phosphate and ADP had hitherto been inspiration to continue by means of direct move of a phosphoryl crew from A TP to acetate in a single-displacement response. yet now it turned transparent that acetate kinase used to be one in all that vast variety of enzymes whose mech­ anism is that of the double displacement. For a few cause, i started to ask yourself in regards to the probability that each one enzymes, like acetate kinase, are double­ displacement enzymes, and do their paintings by way of covalent catalysis. For something, i couldn't give some thought to a unmarried example of an enzyme for which unmarried­ displacement catalysis have been proved, and inquiries in this element between a professional neighbors elicited a similar unfavourable reaction. furthermore, it used to be lengthy recognized that the 2 other forms of chemical catalysis~homo­ geneous and heterogeneous~occur in the course of the middleman formation of a covalent bond among catalyst and reactant. i started to believe convinced that chemical catalysis via enzymes needs to take place an analogous way.

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J. Bright, JBC 248,4400-4416 (1973). (2) P. Hemmerich, G. Nagelschneider, and C. Veeger, FEBS lett. 8, 69-83 (1970); P. Hemmerich, Chimia 26, 149-150 (1972). (3) C. T. Walsh, A. Schonbrunn, and R. H. Abeles, JBC 246,6855-6866 (1971). (4) D. J. T. Porter, J. G. Voet, and H. J. Bright, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 49, 257-263 (1972). (5) C. T. Walsh, E. Krodel, V. Massey, and R. H. Abeles, JBC 248, 1946-1955 (1973). ,IUllon \ 1 ):JC Apoenzyme + ........ H + 5 H3 HO J Fig. 1. Mechanism of oxidation of nitroethane anion by D-amino-acid oxidase and inhibition of the enzyme by cyanide ion (1).

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Whether enzymic redox reactions be intramolecular (sugar isomerases) or intermolecular (flavoenzymes), the transfer of "hydride ion" seems always to demand a separation of the migrating proton from its electrons. On grounds of chemical analogy, the same principle ought to govern the action of NAD enzymes. 1] of eukaryotic cytosols, which catalyzes the disproportionation of two superoxide radical anions into a molecule each of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide (49). O2 - + O 2 - + 2 H+ -----t O 2 + H 2 0 2 Each subunit of the enzyme contains one copper and one zinc ion, but only the copper participates in the chemistry of the reaction, oscillating between (46) I.

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