Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube

Artificial Enzymes From Evolution This visual explainer should clarify the process. University of Minnesota / Peggy Rinard Researchers at the University of Minnesota have just created an artificial enzyme in a test tube by following the rules of natural selection. This artificial enzyme likely resembles what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life began evolving. Enzymes created in laboratories typically follow principles of rational enzyme design, in which researchers develop a preconceived idea of what an enzyme should be, model it on a computer, and then influence its development to produce the molecule that they want. By contrast, this new enzyme, developed by Burckhard Seelig's lab at UM's College of Biological Sciences, was developed in the same way enzymes evolve in nature. A large quantity of candidate proteins were placed together in culture and screened with every successive generation for their ability to perform a desired function (in this case, joining two pieces of RNA together).

Controlled Evolution In A Test Tube Produces Artificial Enzymes

Artificial Enzymes From Evolution This visual explainer should clarify the process. University of Minnesota / Peggy Rinard Researchers at the University of Minnesota have just created an artificial ...

Thu 31 Jan 13 from Popular Science

First Artificial Enzyme Created by Evolution in a Test Tube

There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the Univ.Read more about First Artificial Enzyme Created by Evolution in a Test TubeComments

Thu 31 Jan 13 from Laboratory Equipment

Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

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 ...

Thu 31 Jan 13 from Labspaces.net

U. of Minn. researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

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 earth began ...

Wed 30 Jan 13 from e! Science News

U. of Minn. researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube, Wed 30 Jan 13 from Eurekalert

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