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Biological chemistry

Enzymes line up for assembly

Many enzymes have a series of catalytic sites, lined up like beads on a string. A previously unknown link in one of these molecular assembly lines involves an unexpected approach to a common biochemical reaction.

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Figure 1: Assembly-line logic in biosynthetic enzymes.


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Llewellyn, N., Spencer, J. Enzymes line up for assembly. Nature 448, 755–756 (2007).

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