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Creating small peptide chain may revolutionize study of enzymes

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Creating small peptide chain may revolutionize study of enzymes

Post  bejoy on Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:59 am



Chemists at Syracuse University have, for the first time, created enzyme-like activity using peptides that are only seven amino acids long. Their breakthrough, which is the subject of a recent article in Nature Chemistry magazine, may revolutionize the study of modern-day enzymes, whose chains of amino acids usually number in the hundreds, and of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, which are usually characterized by small clumps of misshapen proteins called amyloids.

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