Anssi Malinen

Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku

Discovery and Characterization of Na+-Transporting Pyrophosphatases


Professor Masayoshi Maeshima, Ph.D., Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan

Professor Mark S. Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Åbo Akademi University


Professor Aurelio Serrano, Ph.D., Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis, University of Sevilla, Spain


Professor Reijo Lahti, Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku


  1. Malinen AM, Belogurov GA, Salminen M, Baykov AA. & Lahti R. (2004) Elucidating the role of conserved glutamates in H+-pyrophosphatase of Rhodospirillum rubrum. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 26811-26816.
  2. Belogurov G, Malinen A, Turkina MV, Jalonen U, Rytkönen K, Baykov AA. & Lahti R. (2005) Membrane-bound pyrophosphatase of Thermotoga maritima requires sodium for activity. Biochemistry. 44:2088-2096.
  3. Malinen AM, Belogurov GA, Baykov AA & Lahti R. (2007) Na+-pyrophosphatase: A novel primary sodium pump. Biochemistry 46:8872-8878.
  4. Malinen AM, Baykov AA & Lahti R. (2008) Mutual effects of cationic ligands and substrate on activity of the Na+-transporting pyrophosphatase of Methanosarcina mazei. Biochemistry 47:13447-54.