Enzymes in Acid-Base Reactions

  • Ei-Ichiro Ochiai
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 7)


The term “acid-base reaction” is taken here in the broadest sense; that is, it includes any reaction involving a heterolytic cleavage and/or formation of covalent bonds, without an apparent transfer of an odd number of electrons. This definition covers most of the enzymatic reactions other than oxidation-reduction reactions. Enzymes included in this category are the majority of transferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases, and ligases (synthetases).


Divalent Cation Pyruvate Carboxylase Coordination Structure Tetrahedral Structure Active Site Structure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ei-Ichiro Ochiai
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  1. 1.Juniata CollegeHuntingdonUSA

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