Mar 28, 2021

Hidden Structure Found in Essential Metabolic Machinery – “I Didn’t Think It Was Real”

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Discovery “requires us to rethink everything we thought we knew about peroxisomes.”

In his first year of graduate school, Rice University biochemist Zachary Wright discovered something hidden inside a common piece of cellular machinery that’s essential for all higher order life from yeast to humans.

What Wright saw in 2015 — subcompartments inside organelles called peroxisomes — is described in a study published today in Nature Communications.

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