News tagged with reactivity

Metal model mimics metalloenzymes

(Phys.org) —Metal ions play critical roles throughout biochemistry, often facilitating the cleavage of the bond between the two atoms in an oxygen molecule in metalloenzymes. They are the key to oxidizing organic molecules ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Materials Science
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A designer enzyme for alternative energy

(Phys.org) —Imagine pulling energy out of thin air. Yi Lu and his colleagues are on that path, in a quest to find alternatives to fossil fuels. The team has designed an enzyme that can harvest the energy of atmospheric ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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DNA damage: The dark side of respiration

(Phys.org) —Adventitious changes in cellular DNA can endanger the whole organism, as they may lead to life-threatening illnesses like cancer. Researchers at LMU now report how byproducts of respiration cause mispairing ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Biochemistry
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