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Biochemistry

Flexible peptide assembly

A jack of all trades is a master of none, as the saying goes. But a protein has been discovered that shuns specialism, and that multitasks to give flexibility to its biosynthetic repertoire.

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Figure 1: Antibiotic assembly.

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van Hest, J. Flexible peptide assembly. Nature 456, 186–187 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/456186a

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