Prostaglandin H synthase

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The prostaglandin H synthase structure reveals that the enzyme has a fold similar to those of other heme peroxidases, but differing in that a second active site has evolved within this fold which catalyzes the cyclooxygenase reaction. The protein has also acquired two additional domains: a membrane-binding motif that lacks transmembrane segments, mediating attachment to the membrane via helices that lie parallel to the membrane, and an epidermal growth factor-like module found just before the membrane-binding motif. The epidermal growth factor-like module is located in the dimer interface. © 1994.

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Garavito, R. M., Picot, D., & Loll, P. J. (1994). Prostaglandin H synthase. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 4(4), 529–535. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-440X(94)90215-1

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