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Comp Biochem Physiol B 1978 Jan 01;602:143-8. doi: 10.1016/0305-0491(78)90119-0.
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Comparative levels of muscle glycolytic enzymes in mammals, fish, echinoderm and molluscs.

Avelar PM , Giacometti D , Bacila M .

1. Levels of glycolytic enzymes were determined in terms of units of enzyme/mg protein in rat striated muscle, carp lateral muscle, holothuria longitudinal muscle of the body wall, and a snail foot muscle. 2. An attempt has been made to correlate levels of glycolytic enzymes as a parameter to establish a "biochemical distance" at molecular level and correlate this with the phylogenetic position in animals sufficiently separated in the animal tree of evolution. 3. The possibility of a peculiar kinetic behaviour of the glycolytic pathway in each muscle tissue studied, has been analyzed as the profiles of the ratios of pairs of enzymes bearing a substrate-product dependence. 4. A possible "futile synthesis" of some glycolytic enzymes, such as FDP-aldolase in the case of fish muscle, is proposed.

PubMed ID: 318326
Article link: Comp Biochem Physiol B

Genes referenced: snai2