D-Lactate Specific Pyridine Nucleotide Lactate Dehydrogenase in Animals

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Science  08 Nov 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3854, pp. 685-686
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3854.685


A survey of representative invertebrates has revealed the presence of pyridine nucleotide-linked D-lactate dehydrogenase in a number of groups. All species studied contained either DD-or LL-lactate dehydrogenase, but no species contained both enzymes. The D-lactate dehydrogenase from Limulus polyphemus has been purified and has a molecular weight of 65,000.

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