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Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Arizona State University

Enzyme Nanotweezers

Caption: The left panel shows tweezers in the open position, with the enzyme (green) on the upper arm and the co-factor (gold) on the lower arm. Supplying a complementary fuel strand causes the tweezers to close, producing the reaction of the enzyme-cofactor pair. (Right panel) while a set strand restores the tweezers to their open position.

Credit: The Biodesign Institute/Nature Communications

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