Electrostatic effect on catalytic rate enhancement in serine proteinases

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The hypothesis that an electrostatic effect of the buried aspartate side chain may contribute considerably to the extreme catalytic power of serine proteinases is presented. This statement is based on an analysis of environmental effects, due to amino acid residues in the vicinity of the Ser‐221…His‐64 couple and to hydration in subtilisin BPN'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-582
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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