My Favorite Protein: Pyruvate Kinase
This image is of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein, Pyruvate Kinase, Complexed With Pg, Mn2+ And K+.  Pyruvate Kinase is an important protein in the cellular respiration pathway.  It is functions in the tenth and final step to produce two molecules of Adenosine TriPhosphate (ATP) by transferring phosphate groups from PEP to Adenosine DiPhosphate (ADP).

The presence of this protein in essentially every organism makes it an important protein to be sequenced.  Click below to view the sequences of Pyruvate Kinase in each of the five following organisms.

Genome Organism
Homo sapiens
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Mus musculus
Drosophila melanogaster 
Rattus norvegicus

If you are looking to sequence the DNA of a molecule on your own CLICK HERE to access the GENBANK page.
Click here to see MacDNAanalysis.


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