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Aug 28, 2022

Structure of the plastic-degrading Ideonella sakaiensis MHETase bound to a substrate

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Basically this special bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis could solve the plastic crisis in the oceans by eating the plastic.


Plastic polymer PET degrading enzymes are of great interest for achieving sustainable plastics recycling. Here, the authors present the crystal structures of the plastic degrading bacterial enzymes PETase, MHETase in its apo-form and MHETase bound to a non-hydrolyzable substrate analog.

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