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Spectral and Photochemical Assessments of Interactions of the Flavin Ring System with Amino Acid Residues

  • Donald B. McCormick
Conference paper
Part of the The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry book series (JSQC, volume 10)

Abstract

The light-reactivity of flavins has been of interest since the recognition that the vitamin B2 activity extracted from natural materials was attributable to yellow, fluorescent compounds, which were subsequently found to function as oxidation-reduction coenzymes bound to appropriate proteins (1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald B. McCormick
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  1. 1.Section of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Division of Nutritional SciencesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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