Smallest known enzyme
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|Value||10 kDa Range: ~100aa kDa|
|Reference||Tiessen A, Pérez-Rodríguez P, Delaye-Arredondo LJ. Mathematical modeling and comparison of protein size distribution in different plant, animal, fungal and microbial species reveals a negative correlation between protein size and protein number, thus providing insight into the evolution of proteomes. BMC Res Notes. 2012 Feb 1 5: 85. p.16 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID22296664|
|Comments||The smallest known enzymes are about 10 kDa (~100 aa) in size with some extreme cases like an enzyme of 62 aa that forms a stable homopentamer (5 × 62 aa = 310 aa) [ref 43 PMID: 1339435].|
|Entered by||Uri M|