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February 27, 2012 / May K.

The Enzyme Adenylate Kinase

Protein Data Bank ID: 1AEK
Protein Name: Adenylate Kinase
Organism: Escherichia coli
Title of Drawing: “Caesar”

This drawing is rather faraway from the original protein backbone (which you see on the left) but to me, it resembled Caesar. So here we go:

Adenylate kinase is an enzyme which catalyzes the transfer of phosphate groups between adenine nucleotides (molecules which are also part of our DNA). One of the molecules resulting from this reaction (ATP) is subsequently hydrolyzed and leads to release of energy which can be used, for example, to drive our muscles.



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  1. Neural Outlet.. / Feb 27 2012 9:08 am

    Thankyou facial recognition!

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