Jul 11, 2020

Researchers solve a 50-year-old enzyme mystery

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Advanced herbicides and treatments for infection may result from the unraveling of a 50-year-old mystery by University of Queensland researchers.

The research team, led by UQ’s Professor Luke Guddat, revealed the complete three-dimensional structure of an , providing the first step in the biosynthesis of three —leucine, valine and isoleucine.

“This is a major scientific advance, which has been pursued globally by chemists for half a century,” Professor Guddat said.

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