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Researchers discover unique property of critical methane-producing enzyme

September 20, 2017

An unexpected discovery has given scientists a greater understanding of an important methane-producing enzyme.

A team of IGB researchers published a paper in eLife that outlined their findings on an enzyme called methyl-coenzyme M reductase, or MCR.

Their findings overturn what was previously believed to be true in the field: that a set of unique modifications present in MCR were essential to how the enzyme functions.


September 20, 2017


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Enzyme Function Initiative Publishes Seminal Paper in PNAS

May 14, 2013

The Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI), one of the largest collaborative projects hosted at the IGB, has published a seminal paper in PNAS entitled "Prediction of function for the polyprenyl transferase subgroup in the isoprenoid synthase superfamily."


May 14, 2013


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