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Scientists reveal distinct substrate-binding mode in o-succinylbenzoyl-CoA synthetase

o-Succinylbenzoyl-CoA (OSB-CoA) synthetase (MenE) is an essential enzyme in bacterial vitamin K biosynthesis and an important target in the development of new antibiotics. It is a member of ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets

Michigan State University's Robert Last studies tomatoes. Specifically, he researches their hair, or trichomes.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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An algal photoenzyme that uses blue light to convert fatty acids to hydrocarbons

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has discovered an algal photoenzyme that uses blue light to convert fatty acids to hydrocarbons. In their paper ...

Fri 1 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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Magic mushroom chemical may be a hallucinogenic insect repellent

These fungi influence our brains by producing a compound called psilocybin, but the origin of this chemical may have little to do with discovering fundamental truth

Wed 23 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics

Microorganisms, among them fungi, are a natural and rich source of antibiotic compounds. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna succeeded ...

Fri 15 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube

(Phys.org)—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on ...

Wed 30 Jan 13 from Phys.org

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TB drug discovery paves way to pharmaceutical superhighway

New screening method using ‘allosteric compounds’ could dramatically increase efficiency of drug discovery.

Mon 7 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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New artificial enzyme safer for nature

Perilous and polluting industrial processes can be made safer with enzymes. But only a short range of enzymes have been available for the chemical industry.

Thu 22 Oct 09 from Phys.org

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New research sheds light on how aged wine gets its aroma

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma.

Mon 29 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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New process improves catalytic rate of enzymes by 3,000 percent

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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