Flavoproteins
Flavoproteins are yellow proteins that serve as enzymes critical to the ability of cells in the body to respire, to breath. (The "flavo-" is borrowed from the Latin "flavus", yellow). Flavoproteins are, in other words, respiratory enzymes. As enzymes they catalyze (speed) what are technically termed oxidation-reduction reactions. The first yellow enzyme was discovered by the German biochemist Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883-1970), a pioneer in research on the respiration of cells, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1931 "for his discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme."

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  • flavoproteins — flavoproteins. См. флавопротеиды. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • flavoproteins — Enzymes or proteins that have a flavin nucleotide as a coenzyme or prosthetic group. Oxidoreductases or electron carriers in the terminal portion of the electron transport chain …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Flavoprotein — Flavoproteins are proteins that contain a nucleic acid derivative of riboflavin: the flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) or flavin mononucleotide (FMN). Flavoproteins are involved in a wide array of biological processes, including, but by no means… …   Wikipedia

  • флавопротеиды — flavoproteins флавопротеиды. Ферменты, коферментом которых являются флавинадениндинуклеотид либо флавинмононуклеотид. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Riboflavin — Riboflavin …   Wikipedia

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  • Flavin — For the town in France, see Flavin, Aveyron .Flavin (from Latin flavus , yellow ) is the common name for a group of organic compounds based on pteridine, formed by the tricyclic heteronuclear organic ring isoalloxazine. The biochemical source is… …   Wikipedia

  • metabolism — /meuh tab euh liz euhm/, n. 1. Biol., Physiol. the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Cf. anabolism, catabolism …   Universalium

  • flavoprotein — A compound protein possessing a flavin as prosthetic group. Cf.:flavoenzyme. * * * fla·vo·pro·tein .flāv ō prō .tēn, .flav , prōt ē ən n a dehydrogenase that contains a flavin and often a metal and plays a major role in biological oxidations * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Warburg , Otto Heinrich — (1883–1970) German physiologist Warburg, who was born at Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, was the son of Emil Warburg, a distinguished professor of physics at Berlin. Otto was educated at the University of Berlin, where he obtained his PhD in… …   Scientists

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