Xanthine Dehydrogenase in Drosophila: Detection of Isozymes

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Science  11 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3589, pp. 226-227
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3589.226


Two or possibly three isozymes of the enzyme, xanthine dehydrogenase, have been detected in wildtype Drosophila melanogaster. by starchgel electrophoresis. Two genes, rosy and maroon-like, may control these isozymes by producing two different polypeptides that assemble in groups of three or four.