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    A common structural motif in thiamin pyrophosphate-binding enzymes

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    AbstractThe amino acid sequences of a wide range of enzymes that utilize thiamin pyrophosphate (TPP) as cofactor have been compared. A common sequence motif approximately 30 residues in length was detected, beginning with the highly conserved sequence -GDG- and concluding with the highly conserved sequence -NN-. Secondary structure predictions suggest that the motif may adopt a βαβ fold. The same motif was recognised in the primary structure of a protein deduced from the DNA sequence of a hitherto unassigned open reading frame of Rhodobacter capsulata. This putative protein exhibits additional homology with some but not all of the TPP-binding enzymes

    The fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolases: same reaction, different enzymes

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