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D 2 O solvent isotope effects suggest uniform energy barriers in ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase catalysis

Tcherkez, Guillaume; Bathellier, Camille; Stuart-Williams, Hilary; Whitney, Spencer; Gout , Elizabeth; Bligny, Richard; Badger, Murray; Farquhar, Graham


D-Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) is the most abundant enzyme on Earth and is responsible for the fixation of atmospheric CO2 into biomass. The reaction consists of incorporation of CO 2 and solvent H2O into d-ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP) to yield 3-phospho-d-glycerate. The reaction involves several proton-dependent events: abstraction and protonation during enolization of RuBP and hydrolysis and reprotonation of the six-carbon reaction intermediate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Biochemistry
DOI: 10.1021/bi300933u


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