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October 13, 1956

Enzymes: Units of Biological Structure and Function

JAMA. 1956;162(7):693. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970240075030

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This symposium consists of 27 papers, each of which is by an outstanding authority, and the discussions that followed the presentation of the papers. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss the progress made in past studies and to point out the areas of promise for future studies in establishing the relationship of enzymes to the more complex aspects of cell physiology. The volume includes articles on the mechanisms of enzyme formation, the mechanisms regulating metabolic activity, and the transduction between the energy of enzyme reactions and other forms of energy. Part 1, dealing with the origin of enzymes, includes articles on enzyme-forming systems and the role or relationship of enzymes in induction mechanisms, cellular differentiation, and nucleic acid formation. Part 2, dealing with the status of the gene-enzyme relationship, contains articles on genetic structure and function in viruses and bacteria and on the role and interaction of genes

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