Hashim, O.H.; Adnan, N.A. (1994) Coenzyme, cofactor and prosthetic group : ambiguous biochemical jargon. Biochemical Education, 22 (2). pp. 93-94. ISSN 1879-1468
For enzymes which require non-protein components to be functionally active, it is generally accepted that the term holoenzyme refers to the complete catalytic entity which consists of a protein part known as the apoenzyme and a non-protein constituent. The terms used for the functionally required non-protein constituents however, are ambiguous and differ from one commonly used biochemistry textbook to another. In certain textbooks, any associative non-protein factor required for the enzymatic function is termed coenzyme. The coenzyme may eitherbe a prosthetic group — the tightly bound coenzyme, or a cofactor — the loosely bound small organic or inorganic molecule.
|Item Type: ||Article|
- Hashim, O.H.(Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
- Adnan, N.A.
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Biochemical Education|
|Additional Information: ||Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Molecular Medicine|
|Subjects: ||R Medicine|
|Divisions: ||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User: ||Ms Haslinda Lahuddin|
|Date Deposited: ||11 Jul 2012 09:48|
|Last Modified: ||11 Jul 2012 09:49|
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