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Title: Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase as a moonlighting protein in bacteria
Author: Giménez Claudio, Rosa
Aguilera Gil, Maria Laura
Ferreira, Elaine
Aguilar Piera, Juan
Baldomà Llavinés, Laura
Badía Palacín, Josefa
Keywords: Oxidoreductases
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Research Signpost
Abstract: Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is considered a housekeeping protein that is present in virtually all organisms, where it performs metabolic functions essential for survival. GAPDH plays an essential role in the process of energy production, and is also involved in numerous biological processes. GAPDH belongs to a subset of proteins called moonlighting proteins, in which different functions are associated with a single polypeptide chain. The multifunctionality of GAPDH has been described in pathogenic and probiotic microorganisms, in mammals and in plants. In this review, we summarize the moonlighting role of GAPDH in bacteria.
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It is part of: Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences IV, 2014, Research Signpost : Editors: Diego Muñoz Torrero, Manuel Vázquez-Carrera & Joan Estelrich i Latràs. ISBN: 978-81-308-0554-2. Chapter 11, p. 165-180.
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