Chapter 5. The Chemical Action of Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase


Magdalena Koman, David Aebisher and Dorota Bartusik-Aebisher
Medical College of The University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland

Part of the book: The Biochemical Guide to Enzymes


Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase is a protein classified as oxidoreductase, previously known only for its participation in the glycolysis process (it converts G3P into 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate). At the end of the 20th century, however, it was discovered that it is a multifunctional enzyme that is also responsible for iron transport, regulation of gene expression, cytoskeleton formation, protein phosphorylation, cell apoptosis and RNA stabilization.

Keywords: glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate, multifunctional enzyme, biochemistry


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