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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on General Chemical Research have been published. According to news reporting out of Yokohama, Japan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The design of artificial metalloenzymes has become an important topic in biological chemistry and inorganic chemistry due to the potential applications of artificial metalloenzymes in nanoscience and biotechnology. One of the general methods used to produce artificially metalloenzymes involves the encapsulation of non-natural metal cofactors within protein scaffolds."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, "This method has been used in the construction of small artificial metalloproteins with high activity and selectivity. However, the important roles of protein assemblies have not yet been systematically investigated in this field, even though natural enzymatic systems employ protein assemblies as molecular scaffolds for elaborate enzymatic reactions. In recent years, the above-mentioned general strategy has been applied to functionalize protein assemblies such as protein cages and protein crystals. These assembled structures form confined interior environments, which can be used to accommodate metal complex catalysts and to prepare metal nanoparticles. The development of artificial metalloenzymes with hierarchically-assembled proteins would enable us to provide powerful tools for industrial and biological applications."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In this Focus Review, we discuss the most significant recent research in this field as well as future directions."
For more information on this research see: Artificial metalloenzymes constructed from hierarchically-assembled proteins. Chemistry, an Asian Journal, 2013;8(8):1646-60 (see also General Chemical Research).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Ueno, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Insitute of Technology, Nagatsuda 4259-B55, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8501, Japan. Additional authors for this research include H. Tabe and Y. Tanaka.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Yokohama, Peptides, Proteins, Chemistry, Amino Acids, General Chemical Research.
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