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3-D 'map' of enzyme completed by MU scientists could lead to more effective drugs
Date:5/13/2014

the protein and created a 3-D "map" of the PutA enzyme.

"This entire project would not be possible without our access to the MBC beamline," Tanner said. "The X-ray device we have on campus has only a fraction of the power of the beamline, and we would not be able to complete this complex mapping project without such a high-powered X-ray device."

Tanner says the next step in his research is to explore the functions of each individual structure of the PutA enzyme to better understand how the enzyme works. The Department of Biochemistry is in the MU College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the MU School of Medicine. Tanner is also a professor in the Department of Chemistry in the MU College of Arts and Science.


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Contact: Nathan Hurst
hurstn@missouri.edu
573-882-6217
University of Missouri-Columbia
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