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Early evolution of the biotin-dependent carboxylase family

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, August 2011
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Title
Early evolution of the biotin-dependent carboxylase family
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-11-232
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Jonathan Lombard, David Moreira

Abstract

Biotin-dependent carboxylases are a diverse family of carboxylating enzymes widespread in the three domains of life, and thus thought to be very ancient. This family includes enzymes that carboxylate acetyl-CoA, propionyl-CoA, methylcrotonyl-CoA, geranyl-CoA, acyl-CoA, pyruvate and urea. They share a common catalytic mechanism involving a biotin carboxylase domain, which fixes a CO₂ molecule on a biotin carboxyl carrier peptide, and a carboxyl transferase domain, which transfers the CO₂ moiety to the specific substrate of each enzyme. Despite this overall similarity, biotin-dependent carboxylases from the three domains of life carrying their reaction on different substrates adopt very diverse protein domain arrangements. This has made difficult the resolution of their evolutionary history up to now.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 2 3%
Czechia 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 21%
Student > Master 9 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 5%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 29%
Chemistry 2 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 12 16%

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