A previously unknown bacterial enzyme makes new type of biodegradable polymer

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12.04.2022

Image: ; Adapted from ACS Central Science 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c01570

A bacterial enzyme (crystal structure shown here) makes a new type of biodegradable polymer, acholetin, which might someday find use in drug delivery, tissue engineering or other applications.

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