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Pyruvate formate lyase is structurally homologous to type I ribonucleotide reductase

Lappaenen, Veli-Matti; Merckel, Michael; Ollis, David; Wong, Kenny; Kozarich, John; Goldman, Adrian


Background: Pyruvate formate lyase (PFL) catalyses a key step in Escherichia coli anaerobic glycolysis by converting pyruvate and CoA to formate and acetylCoA. The PFL mechanism involves an unusual radical cleavage of pyruvate, involving an essential Cα

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Structure
DOI: 10.1016/S0969-2126(99)80098-7


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