Sunday, May 15, 2011

Proteins you shouldn't miss: bifunctional enzyme

How many proteins contain two different enzymes, one of which makes a compound, and the other which breaks it down? (This may very well be the protein that inspired Stephen Wright's question of what would happen if you let a humidifier and dehumidifier duke it out in the same room.) How many proteins contain one form that is activated by one signal in muscle and inactivated by the same signal in liver?

To learn more, check out Alex Cortez's page on the bifunctional enzyme.

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