Dr E. Buxbaum
EB15 at le.ac.uk
Wed Sep 3 04:09:42 EST 1997
rdisilvexx at smtp.service.ohio-state.edu (Robert DiSilvestro) wrote:
>I am reviewing a paper where the term "isozymes" is being used in a way I
>do not typically use it. I'm not sure if my limited use is correct. I tend
>to use the term for enzymes with similar catalytic activity, but fairly subtle
>structural differences. Would one apply the term to 3 enzymes which
>have totally different structures, but the same catalytic action?
I would tend to use it for enzymes of the same function which occur in
the same organism, but possibly in different organs and/or different
Limiting the use to "subtle structural differences" would require
definition of "subtle". Any such definition would be arbitrary.
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