Protected Octaketide (image) Technical University of Munich (TUM) Share Print E-Mail Caption A complex of three proteins protects the highly reactive hexaketide when it is extended to the octaketide. In cooperation with other proteins, important natural substances are produced from the resulting octaketide. Credit Maximilian Schmalhofer and Prof. Dr. Michael Groll / TUM Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.