amidases in eukaryotes

J.R. Pelmont jp10 at calvanet.calvacom.fr
Sun Sep 29 06:29:02 EST 1996


 
> > can anybody give me a hint about the function of amidases in eukaryotes?
> 
> Nothing real certain but one in particular, lipoamidase, cleaves lipoic
> acid from alpha-keto dehydrogenases.  Probably involved with lipoic acid
> turnover and some recent findings that lipoic acid may serve some
> function as an anti-oxidant.

Have you thought about the so-called glutaminase and asparaginase ? They
hydrolyse glutamine and asparagine to glutamate and aspartate,
respectively. But I have no data at hand right now. 



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