Enhancing catalytic promiscuity for biocatalysis

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Abstract

Catalytic promiscuity - the ability of a single active site to catalyse more than one chemical transformation - has a natural role in evolution and occasionally in biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. Catalytic promiscuity is more widespread than often recognized. Recent success in adding and enhancing such catalytic activities by protein engineering suggests new potential applications in enzyme-catalyzed organic synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in chemical biology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

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