Talk:List of enzymes

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Merger possible?[edit]

Is there a meaningful way to merge List of enzymes with the contents of the List of EC numbers? For example, List of EC numbers (EC 1) already contains a comprehensive list of all the enzymes in that category along with their EC numbers and links. It seems like the information between these pages is being duplicated. --Scienthomas 16:10, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Links to BRENDA[edit]

Perhaps it would be a good idea not only to provide links to "expasy" but also to the BRENDA-Database. BRENDA contains manually curated information to all known enzymes. The link would be in the form:
Unfortunately, I can´t introduce the links myself.
Best regards,
—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:21, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

denote Catabolic/Anabolic[edit]

It would be very useful/helpful if the energy flow was included in the article. Of course a lot of enzymes can be used for either catabolic or anabolic processes; certain acetyltransferases comes to mind. Normally acetyl metabolism (lipid metabolism) is one which gives energy, as does phosphorylation, which is involved in the krebs cycle and bone homeostasis that I know of. Epinerases, racemases, helicase and other enzymes are mainly anabolic. I'm not the expert on enzymes so I'd have to read a lot more to accurately represent and cite the information, as I'm pretty sure there are exceptions. The removal of a certain molecular groups depending on what that group was bound to can either produce energy or require energy.

Anabolic and Catabolic can be taken to mean "producing or requiring energy" or "destructive and constructive metabolism". At this, one can imagine energy being either consumed or released when a substance is broken down or assembled, so it would be necessary not only denote the energy equilibrium, number of products versus reactants, flow of the reaction, but also if the enzyme is breaking down, modifying, or adding to an existing molecular structure.

Many enzymes are easy to call catabolc, such as any oxidase. The others aren't always explicitly clear.RotogenRay (talk) 17:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge with List of EC numbers[edit]

An EC number is a set of four values (A.B.C.D). The List of EC numbers article is only the A.B (article sections A with link to the article for the enzyme-type, bullet list of their B), not the full numbers. The List of enzymes article is A.B.C.D (article sections A with subsections B; bullet list of C and sublist D, all with links to every article-category, enzyme-type article, and article for specific enzymes). So the "List of EC numbers" is incomplete by its stated scope and underlinked for the content it does contain. DMacks (talk) 01:24, 31 March 2016 (UTC)