pyrocatechol

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py·ro·cat·e·chol

(pī'rō-kat'ĕ-kol),
A constituent of the catecholamines, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and dopa; used externally as an antiseptic.
Synonym(s): catechol (1) , pyrocatechin
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coli BL21 harboring c23oB61 gene (this work) pUC19 c23oB61 [Amp.sup.r], pUC19 derivative, c23oB61 encoding mutant form of catechol 2,3- dioxygenase (C103R, K289Stop) [22] pET-22(b) [Amp.sup.r]; Novagen pc23oB61 [Amp.sup.r], pET-22(b) derivative, c23oB61 encoding mutant form of catechol 2,3-dioxygenase (C103R, K289Stop) (this work) TABLE 2: Specific and relative activity of wild-type (wt) and mutant C23O dioxygenases using different catechols as the substrate.
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