Skip to content. Skip to navigation
Sections
Personal tools
You are here: Home Submit News Protein coat prepares catalyst for cascades
Navigation
Log in


Forgot your password?
New user?
Site Search
 
Search only the current folder (and sub-folders)
 
Document Actions

Protein coat prepares catalyst for cascades

by Laura Howes, RSC last modified 11-26-12 07:41 AM Copyright 2012, RSC
Protein coat prepares catalyst for cascades

A streptavidin coat protects the metal catalyst and enzyme from each other, so both can function in tandem © NPG

By protecting a transition metal catalyst with a protein coat, scientists have managed to couple up biocatalysts and chemical catalysts to perform a cascade reaction.

When students and post-docs moved from Nick Turner’s lab at the University of Manchester, UK, to Tom Ward’s at the University of Basel, Switzerland, it prompted an intriguing collaboration between a group with experience with naturally occurring enzymes and Ward’s group, which creates artificial metalloenzymes by combining transition metal catalysts with proteins. The result was a way of combining traditional enzyme biocatalysts  with chemical catalysts to perform reaction cascades. More...

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/11/protein-coat-catalyst-cascades

Sponsors
Web Search
 

Powered by Plone CMS, the Open Source Content Management System

This site conforms to the following standards: