Identification of microbial dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase enzymes

Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Molecular Microbiology, 1999, 33 (6), pp. 1278 - 1279
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Arginine metabolism is an important source of energy and nitrogen in matly microbes. In this report, we present the sequence and activity of a novel microbial enzyme located in certain arginine-handling operons. The enzyme is homologous ·to mammalian dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolases (DDAH) and metabolizes asymmetric methylarginines to citrulline.
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