aspartokinase


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aspartokinase

[ə‚spärd·ō′kī‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of aspartic acid with adenosinetriphosphate to give aspartyl phosphate.
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Improvement in the Production of L-Lysine by Over-expression of Aspartokinase (ASK) in C.
This indicates that in the parent strain the aspartokinase was not completely insensitive to concerted feed back inhibition by L-lysine and L-threonine.
When feedback-insensitive aspartokinase and dihydrodipicolinic acid synthase, enzymes in the synthetic pathway of lysine, are expressed in soybean, a five-fold increase in the amino acid has been observed (Falco et al.