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Contact: Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Like a Key in the Lock Cepafungin I Fits into a Pocket of the Proteasome

Caption: Molecules which lock the vitally important activity of the proteasome are promising candidates for new anti-cancer medicines. Cepafungin I, a poison produced by the bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens, turned out to outperform even glidobactin A, the strongest proteasome blocker so far.

Credit: Chair for Biochemistry, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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