Structure of pyruvate kinase and similarities with other enzymes: possible implications for protein taxonomy and evolution.
Levine M., Muirhead H., Stammers DK., Stuart DI.
The structure determination of pyruvate kinase shows that each subunit of the tetrameric molecule consists of three domains. The largest of these domains has a remarkable similarity to the structure of triosephosphate isomerase. Another domain shows similarities to many other nucleotide binding proteins. We discuss these similarities and their implications for current arguments on protein taxonomy and evolution.