Happy New Year

December 27, 2016

What a great way to start 2017. Back to back papers with our collaborators at C3, Janet Newman and Tom Peat, in Acta Cryrstallographica Section F. One paper describes the structure of a putrescine aminotransferase and the other describes the structure of an acyl CoA forming malonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase


Both enzymes are from Pseudomonas sp. strain AAC, a bacterial strain that is able to use the nylon 12 intermediate 12 amino dodecanoic acid as a sole nitrogen source.  The putrescine aminotransferase was pretty enough to be used as the cover. 

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