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Biosynthetic pathway in bacteria a recipe for drug discovery and production

July 18, 2019

Microbes are master chefs of the biomolecular world; collectively, they harbor the ability to produce a vast array of unknown substances, some of which may have therapeutic or other useful properties. In searching for useful products, a team of chemists at Illinois have discovered a whole new class of microbial recipes.


July 18, 2019


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It Takes A(n Academic) Village to Determine Enzyme's Function

September 24, 2013

It Takes A(n Academic) Village to Determine Enzyme's Function

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of the protein-coding genes thus far discovered. Now a multidisciplinary effort involving 15 scientists from three institutions has begun chipping away at this mystery – in a big way. Their work to identify the function of one bacterial protein and the biochemical pathway in which it operates will also help identify the functions of hundreds of other proteins.


September 24, 2013


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