Isozymes are different forms of enzymes that catalyze biochemical reactions with the same substrates. They play a critical role in various metabolic pathways and allow for the efficient utilization of energy by an organism. Due to their ability to vary in size and structure, isozymes are very useful in the study of biological systems. For example, they can be used to compare gene expression levels in different tissues and organisms, to detect genetic mutations, to distinguish between closely related species, and to characterize metabolic pathways. Furthermore, they are essential for the development of certain pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.