Accession Number : ADA279015
Title : Electrical Microengineering of Redox Enzymes
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Heller, Adam
Report Date : 31 Mar 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 183
Abstract : Enzymes made of electrically insulating proteins were made electron conducting through incorporation of electron relaying redox centers. The redox centers were covalently bound to amino acids of proteins, particularly to lysine amines, 1,2 or to peripheral oligosaccharides of glycoproteins, of enzymes. When peripherally bound, the redox functions were attached to the end of flexible spacer chains, that were long enough to allow deep penetration of the redox functions into the protein shell.
Descriptors : *ENZYMES , *OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS , POLYMERS , PROTEINS , REPORTS , CHAINS , WORKSHOPS , AMINO ACIDS
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE