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GLYCOSYLTRANSFERASES

Divining sugar substrates

Scientists have combined functional and computational analysis to predict the substrate specificity of a family of glycosyltransferases from Arabidopsis thaliana, creating a tool that enables researchers to classify the donor and acceptor specificity of glycosyltransferase enzymes.

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Fig. 1: Combined functional and computational analysis to predict glycosyltransferase specificity in one tool based on an exemplarily structure.

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Schmid, J. Divining sugar substrates. Nat Chem Biol 14, 1071–1072 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-018-0165-6

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