In living cells, enzymes drive biochemical metabolic processes. It is this very ability which allows them to be used as catalysts in biotechnology, for example to create chemical products such as pharmaceutics. Researchers at Münster University (Germany) identified an enzyme that, when illuminated with blue light, initiates a reaction that was previously unknown in enzymatics. The study was published in ‘Nature Communications’.
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