4-Thioflavins as active site probes of flavoproteins : general properties


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MASSEY, Vincent, Al CLAIBORNE, Monika BIEMANN, Sandro GHISLA, 1984. 4-Thioflavins as active site probes of flavoproteins : general properties. In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 259(15), pp. 9667-9678

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