Bespoke Enzymes Push The Envelope

Designed metalloenzymes made by modifying a native protein scaffold have shown unusually high levels of efficiency and longevity and have revealed new details about the way oxidases, the natural enzymes they mimic, may work. The study is an important step in efforts to design customized enzymes for a variety of potential biological and alternative-energy applications.

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A protein ribbon structure, consisting mostly of coils.

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