Scientists Crack Mystery of Protein’s Dual Function

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have solved a 10-year-old mystery of how a single protein from an ancient family of enzymes can have two completely distinct roles in the body. In addition to providing guidance for understanding other molecules in the family, the research supplies a theoretical underpinning for the protein’s possible use for combating diseases including cancer and macular degeneration.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091213164713.htm

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