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Structural biology

Tiny enzyme uses context to succeed

How the enzyme diacylglycerol kinase can form membrane anchors and an active site from so few amino-acid residues has long been a mystery. Crystal structures reveal that it gets by with a little help from its friends. See Letter p.521

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Figure 1: A view of diacylglycerol kinase (DgkA).


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Zheng, J., Jia, Z. Tiny enzyme uses context to succeed. Nature 497, 445–446 (2013).

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