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Biochemistry

Rear view of an enzyme

The enzyme Ubc9 mediates attachment of the small modifier protein SUMO to target proteins. It emerges that for optimal functioning — and for proper meiotic cell division — Ubc9 itself must be modified by SUMO.

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Figure 1: Forging a link in the SUMO chain.

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Dasso, M. Rear view of an enzyme. Nature 497, 576–577 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12249

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