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Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
University of California - San Diego

Promiscuous Enzymes

Caption: Enzymes are often thought to be specific, catalyzing only one reaction in a cell (left). However, some more promiscuous enzymes have many functions and catalyze many reactions in a cell. This study shows that promiscuous enzymes play a larger part in cell growth than previously thought.

Credit: Courtesy of Systems Biology Research Group, UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering

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