maturase

maturase

[′mach·ə‚rās]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any enzyme encoded by self-splicing introns that catalyzes excision of the intron from its own primary transcript.
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Results: Proteins of plant origin in Ankaferd[R] were NADP-dependent-malic enzyme, ribulose bisphosphate-carboxylase-large chain, maturase K, ATP synthase subunit-beta, ATP synthase subunit-alpha, chalcone-flavanone isomerase-1, chalcone-flavanone isomerase-2, and actin-depolymerizing factor.
Based on the results of our study, essential erythroid proteins (ankyrin recurrent and FYVE bundle containing protein 1, spectrin alpha, actin-depolymerization factor, actin-depolymerizing factor, LIM bundle and actin binding subunit 1 isoform a, LIM bundle and actin binding subunit 1 isoform b, NADP-dependent malic enzyme, NADH dehydrogenase (ubiquinone) 1 alpha subcomplex, mitochondrial NADP (+) dependent malic enzyme 3, ribulose bisphosphate-carboxylase large chain, maturase K) and the required ATP bioenergy (ATP synthase, ATP synthase beta subunit, ATP synthase alpha subunit, ATP-binding protein C12, TP synthase H+ transporter protein, ADF, and alpha-1,2-glycosyltransferase ALG10-A) are included in the protein library of Ankaferd.
17) Furthermore, group II introns are mobile genetic elements that can transpose from one location within a genome to another and require an intron-encoded reverse transcriptase/ maturase protein for transposition and proper splicing.
20) Mutational inactivation of the intron-encoded maturase would have further slowed the process of splicing, but not stopped it completely, since the maturase can act in trans, but does so less efficiently.
Plasmodium falciparum subtilisin-like protease 2, a merozoite candidate for the merozoite surface protein 1-42 maturase.
Mutational analysis suggests that TgSUB2 is a rhoptry protein maturase.